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  • It's Good To Be The Guru! - Steffan Antonas
    really nothing else like this one the internet today the guys building these games are definitely charting new territory and creating new ways to create meaningful and enjoyable experiences from the every day stuff we do with the web Here s a screenshot of my profile you can see lists of books music and movies I like restaurants I recommend and who my friends are You can also see how active I am in the game I ve unlocked a ton of achievement stickers and I m the resident expert guru of 95 things I like It s Good To Be The Guru One aspect of the game that s a lot more fun than I expected is fighting for the title of Guru Jason Gaylor and I battled it out the other day for the Guru of Fire topic I couldn t stop laughing The second I stole the title from him he d steal it back we went back and forth commenting on each other s posts for a whole day Ok I admit that s really geeky and lame but the experience made me see how fun and compelling the guru concept is Think about it as of this writing there are tens of thousands of people already using the service and Glue displays the Guru s avatar whenever anyone on the service visits any given object topic on any site If you really care about a topic book movie restaurant being recognized as the resident expert can help you get found and recognized by people who also care about the topic and help you connect with them I can see reviewers authors researchers and restaurant owners getting a lot of real world value out of this While being a mayor of a place in Foursquare or being the Guru of something on Glue is a very new concept it s definitely an important element of these new social games that have a lot of potential to impact how we experience the web as well as our offline worlds in the future Remember we re already seeing restaurants and stores offer mayors on Foursquare freebies and discounts This is just the beginning Expect to see a lot more innovation around this concept in the coming years That s it from me for now if you re on Glue or Foursquare come find me and friend me up See you around the web Game on Published October 26 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Social Media Tags AdaptiveBlue Glue Social Media Social Web Comments 7 Comments Post navigation Previous Post How To Create A WordPress Theme From Scratch Complete Video Series Next Post Trends That Are Influencing The Future Of Work 7 Comments vadadean October 26 2009 at 7 42 pm It s encouraging to see GetGlue and Foursquare use game mechanics to reward behavior beneficial to members of communities It s much more effective than punishing members of communities whose behavior is out of bounds e g suing

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/its-good-to-be-the-guru (2016-05-02)
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  • Hacking Facebook: How To Update Your Facebook Status With Twitter And Still Keep Your Tweets Protected - Steffan Antonas
    using Twitter while still shielding your Tweets from random unwanted Twittering eyes Enjoy Published January 7 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Social Media Tags Facebook Hacks Twitter Comments 11 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in the comment box Finally If you liked this article please consider sharing it on del icio us StumbleUpon or Digg I d appreciate it Post navigation Previous Post Pick The Right Person for the Job AND The Group Next Post Hiring For Your Startup Set Clear Expectations from the Get Go 11 Comments BeeEss February 23 2009 at 1 12 pm This works like a charm Thanks for the suggestion Steffan February 23 2009 at 2 18 pm PepperWhiteR56 May 14 2009 at 6 33 pm Does this work with the Selective Twitter app too where you have to end tweets with fb for them to become your facebook status steffanantonas May 14 2009 at 6 41 pm Good question Pepper I don t know the answer to that Try it out you have nothing to lose Samiam June 21 2009 at 7 31 am Perfect I found it stupid that I have to make my Twitter account open to the public just to share the updates with my Facebook friends This solves my problem Steffan June 21 2009 at 3 23 pm Glad this helped Samiam

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/hacking-facebook-how-to-update-your-facebook-status-with-twitter-and-still-keep-your-tweets-protected (2016-05-02)
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  • Everything's Good, Nobody's Happy - Steffan Antonas
    navigation Previous Post Branding Adbusting and Culture Jamming Next Post Are We Innovating Or Are We Doing Exactly The Opposite 6 Comments GlobalPatriot August 10 2009 at 8 21 am It is amazing how technology has advanced in the past few decades I still remember rotary phones how ancient is that Once they get the internet issues worked out on planes we ll be connected 7 24 Steffan Antonas August

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/louis-ck-conan-obrien-everythings-good-nobodys-happy (2016-05-02)
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  • Etiquette Archives - Steffan Antonas
    how you participate engage others and embrace the customs of the virtual gift economy this is as true for individuals as it is for big brands who have a web presence The concepts of FREE as a business model and sustainable gift culture generally makes sense to people in the context of products services brands and community building but the understanding sometimes breaks down when it s mentioned in the

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/etiquette (2016-05-02)
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  • iTunes Archives - Steffan Antonas
    iTunes Twitter Is Apple s Support Forum The iPhone 3 0 upgrade software was just released and within minutes iPhone and iTunes popup on the trending topics list as the iPhone community rushes to their computers to upgrade their phones Between the time I ran the search and took this screenshot there were over 1000 new twitter posts mentioning iTunes literally in the space of a minute Hundreds of people

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/itunes (2016-05-02)
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  • Twitter. Cyberculture Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Facebook s newsfeed dominated by short status updates has been central to the sites success He asks In essence Facebook users didn t think they wanted constant up to the minute updates on what other people are doing Yet when they experienced this sort of omnipresent knowledge they found it intriguing and addictive Why Clive cleverly pokes fun at the Facebook status culture with the line I m so totally

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/twitter-cyberculture (2016-05-02)
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  • How To Archives - Steffan Antonas
    to Google s home page and do a quick search on the product or service with vs attached Before you click search Google returns a list of the most searched on terms that include the the name of the product or service vs In under a second you get a quick list of comparisons that others have made It s not a perfect solution but you can often get a pretty good sense of what consumer shoppers doing their homework are comparing that product or service to It s a great way to use Google s meta data to stumble on worthy competitors that you ve never heard of that might be worth consideration or even to find out who consumers think are YOUR biggest competitors Like I said it s not a perfect solution but it s fast and serendipitous The fact that the lists that Google is generating on the fly are based on search volume is great because it acts like a crowd sourced vetting process and it works often enough that it s a useful place to begin your research Here are a couple of examples If you were considering LuLu com to self publish a book this might help Did you know about CafePress or Blurb Or that Amazon has self publishing services If you re buying A Canon 7D DSLR hint big purchase here s a good approximation of most of the worthy competitors in the DLSR market that others are considering As with any Google search the more specific you are the better and the less generic the name of the product or service the better Published June 9 2010 Author Steffan Antonas Category Tutorials How To Use Google Trends Like A Pro tweetmeme Google Trends is one of my favorite tools to

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/tag/how-to (2016-05-02)
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  • Gmail’s New “Custom Time” Feature Opens The Floodgates to Time Stamp Manipulation - Steffan Antonas
    the more terrifying The only saving grace really is that Gmail says it ll limit users to just 10 pre dated emails per year siting that Google researchers have concluded that allowing each person more than ten pre dated emails per year would cause people to lose faith in the accuracy of time Maybe it s just me but it would only take ONE pre dated email showing up in my inbox to render me faithless If you haven t seen the testimonials on the Custom Time Beta description page I wholeheartedly encourage you to take a quick gander over there I ve captured my favorites in a screenshot Dude I thought Google s motto was Don t Be Evil What do you think Please comment freely Published April 1 2008 Author Steffan Antonas Category Technology Tags Ethics Technology Comments 8 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in the comment box Finally If you liked this article please consider sharing it on del icio us StumbleUpon or Digg I d appreciate it Post navigation Previous Post Praying for A Premium News Jackpot Next Post Analysing The Results Of The Gmail Custom Time April Fools Post 8 Comments Fraser April 1 2008 at 1 27 pm Steffan I think you should look at the calendar again Fraser Way to comment 5 minutes after I

    Original URL path: http://blog.steffanantonas.com/gmails-new-custom-time-feature-opens-the-floodgates-to-time-stamp-manipulation (2016-05-02)
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