Archive for September 2009

Social Media: Business Versus Personal Use

September 3rd, 2009 — 2:14pm

Just stumbled across the following video report on social media in the workplace, via Nathan Moore over at Anthology Creative, a local Web Dev firm here in Nashville. I wrote on this before here, and I couldn’t agree more with Nathan’s assessment.

Whatever you do in your free time is a reflection on you, right? You are you. Your actions on the weekend reflect on your 9-to-5 life and vis versa.

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I’ll reiterate what I said earlier. Two things must happen (and, indeed, are happening).

1) Employees will be more mindful of their personal behavior and how it reflects on them professionally (or at least they will when they know there’s a digital camera in the room).

2) Employers will become a little laxer when reviewing social networking profiles of employees and potential hires.

Your take? Agree? Disagree?

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October’s Digital Nashville Column

September 2nd, 2009 — 9:18am

So I met yesterday with Elin Mulron and Clay Willingham, both members of the leadership team over at Digital Nashville, to discuss story ideas for an upcoming feature/column I am writing for Digital Nashville’s e-newsletter. I wanted to make the ideas public in case you fellow Nashville digital folks have ideas, contacts, etc.

Coworking in Nashville


For the uninitiated, Coworking involves freelance, start up and entrepreneurial-minded folks who rent office space on the cheap from a partnering organization. Where Coworking differs from, say, just simply renting office space from any old random company, however, is that coworkers value collaboration and the benefits of sharing space with like-minded individuals.

So what do you think? Interesting? Uninteresting? What questions come to mind?

Social Media Marketing


Marketing via social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) gets a lot of press these days, so I’m looking for innovative examples from the area that are helping company’s bottom line. (Think “boring” companies doing interesting things or small companies doing big things.)

Got any examples? Send them my way.

Entrepreneurship/StartUps/Product Launches in Nashville


I’ll be following area blogs (both niche and company) for news, but if you have any tips, send them along.

Web Development


This is for all you Web Dev shops out there. Up to anything interesting? Pitch me.



Nashville isn’t viewed by many as a gaming town, but more and more developers are getting into it based on the existence of great distributive platforms (think gpsAssassins for the iPhone, or Klouds on

Any other Nashville examples?

And for the rest of you Digital Nashville folks – anything else you’d like to see covered? Trending topics? Interesting stories?

Send them my way…

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