Category: Web Resource

Social Media Presentation Resources & Links

Below are a list of resources and links to web sites from the presentation.

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Build a Community
NING for all Communities
CrowdVine for Conferences

Join a Community  and follow me at and link with me at Nick Floro

Project Discussion Chat with Logging
37 Signals CampFire

Twitter Tools
Application for Mac and PC to write, review and monitor tweets
iphone or Touch for tracking basics stats on Twitter or Google Analytics
Monitoring or Reviewing Hashtags from an event or discussion
Create a URL and monitor how many clicks based on a tweet you create
Review your twitter grade
Mac Application for Tweeting – 
iphone or Touch app for Twitter

Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success by Dan Schawbel

Designing for the Social Web (Voices That Matter) by Joshua Porter

Upcoming Conference on eLearning DevCon 2009 in Salt Lake City June 17-19

Community for the Conference

Allows you to add a mini controller for easy links to your page contents by visitors.

Customize portal for your content and communities under one roof.

Social Media Demystified for eLearning DevCon 2009 – June 17-19. Presentation Download.

Attached you can download a copy of the Social Media Demystified for E-Learning presentation that was presented this afternoon. There are several great links in the presentation and I would love to learn more about how you might use the new tools and technologies. Please share your thoughts and experiences so we can all learn and grow from the community. If you were part of the webinar today, thanks for joining us.
As I mentioned in the webinar, the conference, is one of my favorites. The attendees and presenters to a great job of sharing and discussing the latest tools and technology and I always come back ready to build the next generation of tools. Hope to see you there and please introduce yourself if we don’t tweet before. I’ll be presenting 3 sessions at the conference: Design 09 with Web 2.0, Introduction to Games & Simulations and Quick Prototyping Techniques.
Don’t forget to join the online community to start discussing sessions you are interested, questions you might have, or ideas that might inspire us!

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Great Book: Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter

If you are looking to expand your knowledge on Social Media, check out this great book Designing for the Social Web. It discusses how social media has evolved over the past several years, what works and what doesn’t and how to best integrate into your web site whether for sales, marketing or training. It also discusses the evolution of Social Media with Amazon, MySpace and how the web has evolved. Also looks at the psychology of users and how they think during the business process. On Amazon at:


Great Web App to check if your sites are up?

If you are looking for a tool that can help you track your web sites and alert you if your site is having a problem then you need to check out The site offers several options, including a free service. Based on your needs they offer an iPhone app for monitoring as well as e-mail, Twitter and SMS support for getting an alert if your site goes down. You also get a follow-up alert once the site is back-up and running to confirm the service has returned. I had been running an older Mac based service which no longer is support and we had tested several web based solutions over the last several months and I loved the options, pricing and solution here. Monitoring can be setup to test a particular url or for a word on a particular page. You can also get warning if the site times out or does not respond.

A look at services:


If you need a quick site checker, try the Instant Site Checker at:

Have you seen the great content on TED?

I was first introduced to the TED talks, about 2.5 years ago, when Al Gore created his documentary An Inconvenient Truth.TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds.  The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). One of the greatest assets for web users is they have moved more and more of their content to the web for everyone to see. There’s a lot to learn, some fun, some serious and inspiring content. If you are not familiar with the content, I would recommend checking out a clip at least once a week.

Great Business Podcasts from has been offering podcasts for helping you improve your business and leader skills since June 2005. They have over 200 casts available via itunes or via their website and I would highly recommend checking them out and subscribing to their feed. Some of my favorites:

Web Site Link:

Web Resource: is a website launch by Guy Kawasaki, its described as an online magazine rack for the internet of popular topics. The design is clean and easy to use and allows for easy viewing of your favorite subjects from design, technology, medicine, gadgets to specific products with hundreds of listings. Content is updated hourly.

 The interface starts with a menu where you can select a hot topic, look under a list A-Z or use the search topics field. I would suggest checking it out for an alternate way to view a specific topic and a breadth of content from one central location without having to google or search each day.


I selected Tech as the categories and you can see a list of topics.


Once you find a topic of interest you can bookmark that url such as and you can visit the updated content daily. Moving the mouse over a headline displays the opening of the web site.


I would recommend checking out these (to get started)