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Closing Time. New Orleans 2009

And this is just in 2009!

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2009 releases

Best Ecommerce Solution Finalist

Volusion is nominated as a 2009 CODiE award finalist for Best Ecommerce Solution.

Volusion is featured in Austin.com’s article Another great startup with an Austin presence, which highlights Volusion’s start, product and service offering, and the one-one-one program in which Volusion gives back to the community.

Biggest Online Sales Day Near

Volusion’s CEO and founder, Kevin Sproles, is chosen as a finalist in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s
40 Under 40 Leadership Award.

Volusion is featured in San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s, Evolution + Fusion.

Volusion is featured in Practical eCommerce, Quick Query: Volusion CEO on Factors that Create Ecommerce Success.

Volusion’s Sales Department is chosen as a 2009 finalist for The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service as Sales Department of the Year – Computer Software.

Volusion’s SEO specialist offers advice in the article Techniques That Stand the Test of Time published in the January 2009 edition of Online Strategies.

You need to register your brand and marks within the social media world. If you don’t grab your brand name on the various social media services out there, someone else will, and effectively Hijack your efforts. And the people who register your brand may say things that could damage your organization. Take some time to register your brands and trademarks on the various services. If you dont have the time, I can do it for you.

Don’t wait or you may find that someone else has already taken them.

Top Tier – Set up profiles, actively monitor for relevant content, drive traffic from your blog, etc.
Del.icio.us
Facebook
Flickr
FriendFeed
LinkedIn
SlideShare
StumbleUpon
Twitter
Technorati (“claim” your blog at minimum)
YouTube (along with other video distribution platforms: Vimeo, Viddler, Revver, Yahoo video, etc.)
DocStoc
Scribd

Second Tier – Set up branded profiles and use as warranted:
Digg
Windows Live spaces
Yahoo Groups
Google Groups

Third Tier — Claim your name and monitor:
Bebo
Brightkite (individual focus)
Friendster (international focus, Asia)
Gather
Identi.ca (alternative to Twitter)
Imeem
Ma.gnolia
Meetup
Multiply
MySpace (more for usage policy than an active corporate presence)
New York Times (TimesPeople)
Ning
Orkut (international focus, Brazil)
Picasa (alternative to Flickr, smaller community)
Plurk (alternative to Twitter, younger demographic)
Spoke
Tribe.net

There are literally hundreds of services that should be used for marketing purposes / branding, depending on the service or products you offer. I provide consulting and implementation in this area, contact me. Use my contact form or call 877-904-1419.

all-luck-charms_obama

“This is actually my favorite,” is what Barack Obama said while revealing a handful of his current lucky charms to reporters. “It is like a little piece of luck.”

My friend Kaycee designed it and you can buy it (you wont believe how inexpensive it is!) at
Metal Morphosis
and btw, Kaycee told me “we did the Braille because we want people to feel the words, not just see them. Basically, talk the talk and walk the walk…”

obama-luck-charm-braille

Way to go, great work!

I just find this fascinating. It is a video composed of still shots (shot with a camera not a video cam), of long exposure shots. So each shot may be say 10 secs long, yet its captured into a single shot, that could then last forever or a split second. And combined in a carefully arranged sequence to create a story.


All of Our Empty Jars from watergun on Vimeo.

I guess what i like is the distortion of time.


APOD: 2004 September 26 – Looking Back on an Eclipsed Earth
Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse – others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir space station, which was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001.

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I enjoyed working at different locations, so might as well do the same in Austin. Fair Bean has a great i connection, and great food…

Fair Beans is cool beans.

Yesterday, police in St. Paul arrested several journalists, including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer as they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention.

Amy Goodman and others were released last night, but the story is not over.

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Live flight status on Delta. But if you can avoid flying through S.Africa, do it. They fumigate the planes while you are in them. They walk up AND down the isle with 2 insecticide bombs. Freaking amazing.  Off course they do this before take off, and it is a 17 hr flight, so we can soak it in real nice. S.Africa does this – so its only flights INTO S.Africa. The irony.