Social media

Don’t Underestimate The Value Of Listening

Ross | March 30th, 2009

It never ceases to surprise me when people  think that listening to users is bad business. Michael Arrington recently questioned Facebook’s decision to revert back to some “old features” based on input from Facebook users. In his article titled “No! Never Surrender To Your Users, Facebook”, Arrington argues that you should never listen to your […]

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Friday Fun Facts – What’s on at SXSW?

Mike | March 13th, 2009

Well, for the past 6 Fridays I have written about the data we collect at crowdSPRING and how we put it to use. Today, in honor of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, I wanted to share a bit about some of the goings on down in Austin. I am sitting on a plane as […]

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Friday Fun Facts – The “Springy” Awards

Mike | March 6th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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We’re in freaking Forbes

Pete | February 5th, 2009

Look mom – we’re in Forbes! What? No – we didn’t do anything illegal! Umm, no, we didn’t meet Barack either. We just – oh, forget it. It’s not a big deal.  Say hi to dad…

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Teaming 4 Technology

Ross | January 16th, 2009

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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Beware The Underdog

Ross | January 12th, 2009

Many people believe that “non-professionals” – students and stay-at-home moms, freelancers and fed-up corporate refugees – are nothing more than a novelty and are not capable of competing with the “professionals” when creating logo design, web design, music composition, or other creative arts. The Internet has helped to level the playing field and the tide […]

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I Was Paid To Say That But I Would Have Said It Anyway

Ross | December 16th, 2008

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) This isn’t another post about Chris Brogan’s Dadomatic blog. That subject has been capably covered by others, including Scott Henderson, Jeremiah Owyang, Ben Kunz, and Chris Brogan. What this post is about: Robert Scoble asserted yesterday that it’s […]

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Most In Social Media Act Like Two Year Olds

Ross | December 15th, 2008

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.” (Walt Streightif) Most people involved in social media are like two year old kids. Two year old kids enjoy playing alongside other kids, but keep to themselves. After they  turn three, kids begin to have real friendships […]

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Think They’ll Give Me A Pulitzer Prize For Journalism?

Ross | December 11th, 2008

Why not? Two-thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with traditional journalism. Nearly half rely on the Internet as their primary source for news. Still, most people are not prepared to throw away traditional journalism.  The vast majority – 87% of people – think that professional journalism will continue to play an important role. Some traditional journalism […]

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