Date Archives 2014

@Yelp Doesn’t Like My Profile Pic. Won’t Let Me Respond to Customers Until It’s Changed

Yelp is at it again. They clearly don’t like bloggers, especially ones who refuse to participate in their Yelp programs, scamming small business’s out of thousands of dollars every year. A recent email from Yelp, which I found in the trash, states I will have to change my profile pic before I can talk to customers. Apparently they require a “REAL” photo of me. Really Yelp?

Facebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

Most people I talked to about the new Messenger app were outraged that Facebook has access to everything on their phones so everyone is now a privacy expert and going around encouraging each other to delete the Facebook Messenger app.

“Privacy Experts” agree that the app has access to your camera, photo’s, your location data, everything you post to Facebook, all your contacts info and all your personal info which users themselves freely give up. How did this happen!?!?!?

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@Yelp Won’t Stop Their Desperate Sales Calls!

I have been doing Social Media consulting with small business’s on Long Island for about 3 years now. There are many, many, many options for Digital Marketing and Yelp is just one of those options. The only problem with Yelp is that I have always been able to prove I cannot get a return on investment (ROI)

Grand Central’s Apple Store – The Biggest in North America?

Really impressed with the pics I got from a recent walk thru of the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal this week. The Grand Central Apple store opened back in 2011. I have been here before but never realized how LARGE it is! I’ve read it’s the third biggest Apple Store. Apple employees state it’s the biggest in North America. At around 23,000 feet it’s pretty impressive!

Summer is Half Over. Not Good!

I used to post every Sunday morning but lately I just seem to get up and go to wherever my calendar tells me to go. Have not posted much at all lately. This morning I’m free! And realized I had recently found time to post 2 new video’s to YouTube,

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StartMail: A Secure Alternative to Gmail

This may be the first of many blog postings regarding moving from a Google product. Although I have always been a fan of Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra, especially since I am not a fan of Facebook, the recent news that Google has updated its terms of service to officially state they scan and keep everything will make me move on from any free Google services. Google’s latest official response regarding their products: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized… Read More

Long Island Freedom Car?

It’s a rare Weekend posting in my little “Long Island” category of the blog. Just a little something I snapped from the phone that I wanted to share…

The Mexican Winter Olympic Team is Back!

The Winter Olympics are back and this year it’s in beautiful, Sunny and warm Sochi Russia but the real story is always about the MEXICAN WINTER OLYMPIC TEAM!  4 years ago I did an in depth review of the Mexican Winter Olympic team. It’s 1 guy, Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe and I wrote about him here. He won nothing and I believe he came in 2nd to last at the one event he was in. But now he’s BACK! And at 55 years old he’s still as flamboyant as ever. This isn’t… Read More

When Your Favorite Blogs Disappear, it Feels Like Losing a Friend

If you’re a longtime internet user like myself you may have come across this feeling. In the early days of blogging many of us old school bloggers would start up our own personal blogs, setup an RSS feed that readers, mostly other bloggers, could subscribe to and whenever something new was posted we would read each others posts and comment in each others comment sections.