Saturday, August 27, 2011
Interactive Map of Hurricane Irene Path and other resources
This is a Google.org project and brings in resources from weather, relief agencies, power companies to give you a good view. I chose a random address in Gaithersburg
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This September, Glendale Arizona is the venue for the New media Optimization Summit where attendees will gain critical, new Internet marketing and communication skills through comprehensive workshops covering all aspects of online marketing, public relations, and internal and external corporate communications
Title: Listen To Your Customers (If You Want Them to Listen to You!)
Renaissance Glendale Resort & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, Arizona 85305
Monday, September 12, 2011 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:00 PM
Social media optimization, is a process or methodology for bringing forth publicity via social media, web sites, and online communities. New Media Optimization Summits event is all about how to put the social media to work in a business, it's a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience, you won't just listen, you will see, here and do.
Special offer: $50 discount off the regular $425/per person price use special discount code is: ShashiB and register athttp://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=927501
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
More details http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/
Advice from Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Marcia McNutt in the Washington Post :
“When something like this happen, everyone has to remember, more than half of the states in the U.S. are considered earthquake country. When something like this happens, remember what to do in the case of a seismic event. Duck, get under something sturdy like a desk or a doorway, get away from falling glass. Make sure that you are not in the way of falling objects like pictures, bookshelves, books, anything that’s not firmly connected the wall.”
Read the whole article in the Washington Post
Advice from FEMA: What to Do After an Earthquake http://t.co/Lb8nVXE #earthquake
If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak:
Leave the area immediately and go to a location where you no longer smell gas, and report the leak by calling 911 (If Fire Rescue is not already on the scene).
In any event: Do Not:
Light matches or smoke. Avoid use of all open flames.
Try to locate the source of the gas leak.
Use any electrical device, including cellular phone, I-pods etc.
Turn light switches On and Off. Re-enter the building or return to the area until it has been declared safe to do so by Fire Rescue Personnel
1) Yelled EARTHQUAKE loudly to all my neighbors in the office
2) Luckily the tremors subsided so did not run out
3) Tweeted "EARTHQUAKE" https://twitter.com/#!/shashib/status/106061208968380416
4) Checked the USGS website http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/ It was not reported yet as it was too early and so I reported it on their page http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/
5) Checked Google and found the image above 5 minutes after the quake.
As per the organizers the criteria for judging included the following:
"... a person, company or other organization that has made a meaningful and lasting impact on the North American small business market. Impact may mean (i) providing products widely used by significant numbers of small businesses, or (ii) influencing significant numbers of small businesses by being a thought leader, or (iii) providing information or services of note to significant numbers of small businesses."
GOOD NEWS : I am very honored to be in the list of THE 100 SMALL BUSINESS INFLUENCER 2011 CHAMPIONS and want to thank the community , Small Business Trends , Smallbiztechnology.com , all the judges and Network Solutions for the support.
For the complete list go to the announcement page at SmallBiztrends.com and the list of Honorable Mentions
The tweetchat will focus on mobile social in the real estate industry featuring the guest speaker Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product and Marketing for The Corcoran Group. He is the man responsible for the the interactive output and advertising for The Corcoran Group, Manhattan's largest real estate brokerage. Check out the Tech Savvy Agent article including an in-depth video interview with Matthew about The Corcoran Group's Brand, Mobile and Social strategy.
You can follow the conversation by searching the hashtag #mocial in Twitter’s search box and you can join the discussion by making any tweet that includes the term #mocial.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|From Wayback Machine|
Friday, August 19, 2011
Today about 1800 motorcycles passed by the road I usually take to get back home. I heard about the 9/11 Tribute Motorcycle Ride first when all the local radio and newspapers were warning folks of the traffic delays. The organization behind the rally is at www.americas911ride.org/ and is doing a tremendous job paying tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives on 9/11. I was happy to ride alongside them for a short while and watch the numerous folks who lined roads and bridge son the road to cheer them.
The route was brilliantly organized and I wish these heroes good luck as they continue their journey from the DC Area to New York. Some of the pictures from the parade route I was part of :
Social matchbox startup launch 2011, a grand event held by Washington area Startup Founders, Investors, and Community Leaders that provides a launch platform for new web and software product companies to gain exposure to early adopters, major media, bloggers, investors, and to compete for a chance to win the Community Choice and Founders’ Choice Awards from their peers.
The event will include ten startups launching new web and software products on the East Coast. To reserve your seat visit the Social Matchbox registration page
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington ,DC 20004
September 15th from 6-10pm
Thursday, August 18, 2011
So you want a mobile app? There's a class for thatWhen: Fri, Aug 26th, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn the basics of mobile application development strategy, cost, and how an app can help your business
113 S. Columbus St., Suite 100
Register at Skillshare.com (community marketplace for offline classes.)
Thanks for the tip Kristian Bouw
Shashi is planning on attending and other thought leaders like Anita Campbell and Jim Kukral. Lot of great speakers like David Meerman Scott, Kevin Smith and Sally Hogshead are leading the conference. Detailed info available at Content Marketing.
Content plays a key role in all of your web marketing, that is how u communicate online. At content marketing world you will learn how to transform your marketing department into a storytelling factory, engaging your prospects and customers in all the right channels with the right messages– including social, mobile, email, online and even print and in-person strategies.
Renaissance Cleveland Downtown,
24 Public Square,
Cleveland, OH 44113.
Monday, August 15, 2011
While we were planning on having a trip to Philly tomorrow from NYC, the plans have changed and instead we are doing an evening event in NYC where our guests will see "the lights of New York City while enjoying #140ConfTails." :)
If you are available to join tomorrow evening, the costs is $0 (free) but you need to RSVP as soon as you can over at: http://140DrinksOnaBus.
eventbrite.comJoining us will be our friends from #TechDrinkUp.
Tickets available for the first 60 people who sign up NOW
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Nice to see that Windows is having a roadshow for students at Tysons Corner and a 10% discount ( Not sure if that's good) but a place to check out the new stuff that Microsoft has.
August 12th to 16th
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
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