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Why Some People Don't Understand Social Networking

By: Lori Gama Monday March 30, 2009 0 comments

Twitter has 11 million registered users and attracted 7 million unique visitors in February, which represents a stunning 1,382 percent growth since last year. Market research company Nielsen Online says Twitter grew by 1,689% from February 2008 to February 2009. That means there are now more than 1.78 million people signed on. This time last year the social networking site only had 100,000 members. The same figures, however, show Facebook is still far and away the leading social networking site, with 17.8 million users and steady,... Read More


The New Renaissance is here and it's called Web 2.0

By: Lori Gama Wednesday March 4, 2009 4 comments

The New Renaissance is here and it's called Web 2.0

  The new Renaissance is upon us--only this time around, it's called "Web 2.0" or "Social Networking." Just like the 14th-17th century Renaissance, in which that era's artists, scientists, writers, thinkers and inventors exploded with revolutionary art, science, words, thought, and inventions, so it is today, in the 21st century, that the Web is exploding with the spirit of communication, creation and collaboration. Wikipedia describes the Renaissance as "... a cultural movement, it encompassed a revival of learning based on ... Read More


Twitter, Lisa Simpson and the Petri Dish Population

By: Lori Gama Saturday January 17, 2009 2 comments Tags: Lisa Simpson, Simpsons, Social Networking, Twitter

Twitter, Lisa Simpson and the Petri Dish Population

Twitter is reminding me of The Simpsons episode in which Lisa creates, cultivates, and becomes a goddess to a population of tiny people. (Bear with me, here, it does get better). You have to know a bit about Twitter to appreciate this comparison. For those of you who need a crash course, go read this. Plot: Lisa grows a population of tiny people in a petri dish in her bedroom. At first the tiny people are a bit rudimentary and don't know much. Lisa goes to bed and the next morning, the tiny people have evolved from neanderthals to... Read More


Twitter is the best thing to happen to the Internet...since the Internet

By: Lori Gama Monday January 12, 2009 2 comments Tags: Social media, Social Networking, Tweetdeck, Tweetstats, Twitter, TwitterGrader, Web 2.0

Note: This blog post is  for people brand new to Twitter.com. If you've landed in TwitterLand, got scared and freaked out and don't know what to do about it, read this first. All you experienced tweeple, feel free to post helpful comments to newbie Tweeps. Twitter really is the best thing to happen to the Internet since, well, the Internet.  I haven't been this excited about something on the Web since Google came along---and I've been around the Internet,  developing Web sites that get found,   since 1997.  Twitter grew by... Read More


The Detailed Process of Web Design Explained in Simple Terms

By: Lori Gama Wednesday November 30, -0001 0 comments

The Detailed Process of Web Design Explained in Simple Terms

The process of designing and developing an effective website is more detailed than most people realize. Did you know that there is psychology, marketing, science and math involved in Web Design and Development? A comparable project would be the construction of a commercial building- except that your "building" (your website) has to be accessible in four different Internet browsers and on a variety of different devices (smartphone/iPhone/Droid; iPad; tablet; laptop; desktop computer). There are... Read More