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The follow ways are how to balance your marketing efforts and make both offline and online contribute to your business growth
Traveling with children instantly adds adventure to any trip and the getting-there part is supposed to be half the fun. Supposed to be!
Offline navigation plus moving, thousand-ton targets isn't my idea of a good time. But there must be geniuses at Google, because I can vouch that I'm still alive and made it all to my destinations without incident.
As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.
I find that I'm much more relaxed, more in the moment (rather than being distracted by my phone), more creative with ideas, and get clarity on various things that have been buzzing around my head previously.
What if we were to pick one day a year -- a day we all agree on -- and declare it our day? A day of Universal Connectivity and Creativity. A day when social media online goes dark because social offline goes live.
The honest truth is that much like many -- for me -- "Thank you" has become a standard mumble -- much like "Have a good day" or any of the other sign-off phrases people add to their automatic signature in digital media.
Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology
Here's what I discovered when I cut out Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Foursquare for a month: For the month of August
I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything... no Digibabble... OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status.
Though our interactions on social media platforms are frequent, and while it's common to ask our networks for advice on both personal and professional matters, it's still a complete taboo -- in case you didn't know -- to talk about money online.
In the ever-expanding and fast-paced new media world, issues appear to be more about context and less about content. The posts often appear short sighted, and lack substance but they reach a wide audience nevertheless.
There will always be a new technological temptation, but true living will always be unplugged. Teach your kids that today and they will someday thank you for that... perhaps even in person!
Often times I am asked: "What is your favorite social network?" My answer is: "A table and a couple of chairs!" My answer astonishes people and catches them off guard. After all, I am supposed to be a social media advocate and an innovator in this space..
We're all addicted to tech. After long work days with eyes glued to glowing computer screens, dazed workers across the country
What would it be like to go a day without the Internet? Would we wither under the force of our own tech-induced ADD?
National Wildlife Federation leaders say this is a great way to have fun with kids outdoors, get some exercise and work on
I often see this debate in the new media space: Print is dead. Online is king. Traditional in-person meetings are out. Online communities are the future. Well, guess what? You need both.