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National Pancake Day: 10 great pancakes

Today is National Pancake Day, and this is the 10th year IHOP is offering free pancakes and donating proceeds to charity. For more on that, click here. But reading about pancakes always makes me think about my favorite pancakes. And thinking about my favorite pancakes always makes me hungry. So rather than suffer alone, I […]

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Now that's a tree worthy of 1981.
Now that's a tree worthy of 1981.
Quiz Wiz: The computer answer game. This thing used to keep me busy for hours and hours and hours.
Quiz Wiz: The computer answer game. This thing used to keep me busy for hours and hours and hours.
I remember light blue toilet paper in our blue bathroom in the house I grew up in. Wow!
I remember light blue toilet paper in our blue bathroom in the house I grew up in. Wow!
Baby Pac-Man. Who remembers?
Baby Pac-Man. Who remembers?
80s,1980s,e.t,e.t. the extra-terrestrial
Framed by winter.
Framed by winter.
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Starbucks Tiramisu Latte review

As a dessert, it’s hard not to like tiramisu. It’s ladyfingers dipped in coffee with mascarpone cheese and cocoa. But Starbucks thinks you should be able to drink it. Behold! The new Starbucks tiramisu latte. As someone who has tried every new Starbucks drink and someone who really loves a good tiramisu, this one had […]

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Mmmm. Banana waffles and warm maple syrup.
Mmmm. Banana waffles and warm maple syrup.
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Why the Facebook Year in Review app sucks

Based on my newsfeed, I would think the worst thing Facebook has ever done was to release this “Year in Review” app. Not the worst thing, but it is pretty shitty. Let me get one thing out of the way first, because it’s important: You do not have to post your year in review. Let […]

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Bitter winter night along the Chicago River.
Bitter winter night along the Chicago River.
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Rooms: Talk about social media in #SoSocial

Let’s try something new and hopefully fun. I started #SoSocial in the new Facebook Rooms app. And I’m inviting you. Here’s how it works: 1. Download the Rooms app (currently iOS only). It’s not connected to Facebook at all. You don’t even have to share your real name, although you are certainly welcome to do so. […]

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Chicago from the Wabash Street Bridge. #trib2015 #instagram312 #chicago
Chicago from the Wabash Street Bridge. #trib2015 #instagram312 #chicago
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The Google Plus Social Media Community is closed

It was a tough decision, but the Social Media Community on Google Plus, one that I founded when Communities were in their infancy on that platform, has been closed. It was a heart-wrenching decision that I did not come to lightly. With the help and support of moderators Christian Bell-Young and Jeremy Brown, we worked […]

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Snowy bean. #trib2015 #instagram312
Snowy bean. #trib2015 #instagram312
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Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for following me on Twitter

I love being a social media professional, and today made me love my job even more. For as long as I can remember, I have been trying to get Jimmy Fallon to follow me on Twitter. I have been tweeted by the @FallonTonight account, which is awesome, but until today I couldn’t get Jimmy’s attention. […]

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown waffles. Not pictured: Baileys salted caramel sauce and coffee butter.
Snoopy and Charlie Brown waffles. Not pictured: Baileys salted caramel sauce and coffee butter.
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World Cup champs: Social media on KGO

Tuesday. That’s the day we talk social media on KGO’s After the Bell with Jason Middleton and Kim Foster. Today, we talked about Facebook and Twitter’s performance during the World Cup, as well as LeBron James’ performance during the World Cup and Spotify’s wedding data gathering. Here’s the short version: Twitter and Facebook reported records […]

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Chicago skyline in the morning
Chicago skyline in the morning
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Advanced social media: Proceed with caution

Nacho ordinary Doritos post, that’s for sure.

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Christmas on the Chicago River
Christmas on the Chicago River
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That time William Shatner called me a nobody

A somebody called me a nobody, and it was awesome. Really. It all started over the weekend when William Shatner got into a conversation with folks on Twitter about who deserves to be verified on Twitter. He questioned whether or not a social media manager deserved the badge, and suggested it should be limited to […]

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Christmas on Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Christmas on Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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Slingshot: Facebook’s Pong? Social media on KGO

Tuesday. My favorite day. Well, I do like Friday a lot. And Saturday. But anyhow, Tuesday is when I get social with Jason Middleton and Kim Foster on KGO’s After The Bell. Today, we talked about Facebook’s new Snapchat competitor Slingshot and World Cup fever on Twitter and Facebook. Facebook called it an accident when […]

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Snow Puggle! #instagram312 #winter #chicago #snow
Snow Puggle! #instagram312 #winter #chicago #snow