Author Archives: Daniel

How Can I Use Instagram on the PC?

If you’re like me, you spend your day in front of a PC. You’re faster at typing on a full keyboard than a phone, and apps that insist on creating a mobile-only experience can be frustrating. Yesterday, my friend Luke sent me a direct message on Instagram with a response...

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How to Solve the Biggest Problems With hashtags

Hashtags are typically described as discovery tools. “The best discovery method”, you might hear. “The best way to be found,” someone might say.  But ask yourself – when was the last time you personally clicked on a hashtag? If you’re like me, you don’t click on hashtags very often. You...

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The Instagram 101

I remember hearing about Instagram in 2012, signing up, and being confused at the concept. “Why do we need Instagram if Facebook already exists? Who wants to see pictures of other people’s food?” And this was before the selfie craze was born. Here’s the way to think about it, using...

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What Are Your Defense Mechanisms?

I was standing on the train platform, waiting for the subway uptown. I’d been waiting for a few minutes, but no sign on the train. They made an announcement over the loudspeaker and the woman next to me angrily removed her earbuds in impatience. “What did they say?” I could...

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How To Hack An Email Account

A few years ago, my wife Lauren, along with some friends of hers, planned a surprise baby shower for her best friend. My wife sent out an email to her pregnant friend with their “pretend” plans to get lunch and BCC’d (blind carbon copied) the other friends she was planning the...

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How to Use Snapchat

How to Use Snapchat. 1. Download the app. Go to the Google Play Store or iTunes Store, search for “Snapchat”. Install. (Note: there’s no “computer” version – this is phone/tablet only.) 2. Open up the app. It looks like this: 3. Once you’ve installed the app, open it up, and...

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Why Snapchat Matters in 2016

In 2010, I went on a job interview with a tech company that made mobile apps. Toward the end of the interview, the interviewer told me one of their clients was a major bank who wanted a Facebook app for their customers to use for transactions.  At that time, Facebook...

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Podcast #8 – Brian Honigman – Content Marketer

Today I interview Content Marketer and Social Media Consultant Brian Honigman, who’s creating some truly amazing content. When I saw the Slideshare presentation on Facebook that Brian made, I knew I had to interview him! Subscribe using iTunes!   Show Information: Brian Honigman Facebook Slideshare: Web : Brianhonigman.com...

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Podcast #6 – Alexis Guerreros – Comedian

Today I interview comedian Alexis Guerreros, who I’ve known for years. He quit his job to focus on his comedy, which is why I had to talk to him. We discuss interviewing your heroes, setting yourself up to pursue your passion, and the feeling you get when you know you’re...

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How Do You Feel About Getting Older?

How do you feel about getting older? Personally, I’m not a fan. Not at all. I can accept it, but I don’t have to like it. I have a good amount of gray hair, which I’m not thrilled with. It’s been a thing people commented on for years. It started...

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Podcast #5 – Stephen Thomson – Physiotypes

Today I interview Stephen Thomson, who has created a new way to analyze personality types. We discuss why knowing personality types are important, how to keep improving yourself no matter what personality type you are. and how to keep social media in its place. Subscribe using iTunes!   Show Information: Stephen...

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Ideas Are the New Currency

On Thursday night, I went to a “Choose Yourself” meetup, which was titled as an “Idea Mixer”. The point is to come up with ideas – ideas are the new currency – and take one idea and combine it with another idea, until you have a completely new idea baby....

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