SuperNodes Wine And Networking

SuperNodes is bringing in Cinco De Mayo a few days early on Monday May 2.

Join the crew at Las Chicas Locas from 6-9pm.

No cover!

Two for one drink specials – Margaritas, Sangria and Corona!

Las Chicas Locas
160 West 25th Street
Between 6th & 7th Avenues

The clip at the top is Latin Sundays @ Las Chicas Locas

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Need More People To Engage With On Twitter? Try SocialOomph

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All of you busy networkers who think they don’t have time to tweet, please listen up.  Twitter can be noisy, but if you tailor it to your needs, it can be one of the most useful tools you will ever employ.

Even the most dedicated tweeter cannot watch their Twitterstream 24 hours/7 days a week.  They use monitoring tools.  And many of the good ones are free and simple to set up.  The one that I have recently been playing with is SocialOomph (formerly known as TweetLater).  In the free service, you can schedule tweets from multiple accounts, make extended Twitter profiles, and save drafts of tweets.  In the paid version, you can schedule Facebook status/wall updates and multiple blog posts. I’m not going to list all the  features, you can go to their site to see the full list.   I use SocialOomph to track several keywords and my mentions/retweets in a digest email that is sent twice a day.

This a great way to find people who are tweeting about your topics.  Publicists are always looking for free ways to build up media contacts/tastemakers list.  At the end of the day (or week), I check my SocialOomph digests and find new Twitterers to follow and new people who may be interested in my clients and/or projects.

Try it and comment on which features appeal to you.

No More Battery Pulls

I love my Blackberry, but the one thing that pales in comparison to the others is the hard drive space.   And if you network like me, your contact list is sizable and important.  Try operating your Blackberry with an address book of 4000 contacts.  Multiple battery pulls per day, right?  And yes, I have discussed it before.  It is a pet peeve of mine.

I have also discussed Dub aka DubMeNow.com.  I have a love/hate relationship with them since the summer of 2009.  Dub is a mobile app that sends your digital business card to anyone’s email address.  An extremely useful service if you run out of traditional biz cards or you want people to have access to information that is not on your biz card (or you just wanna go green).  At some point in 2010, whenever I would send my Dub card, it would not get received, it would just disappear into the ether. Customer support tried to help, but on their end everything looked normal.  So I stopped using it.

In mid-January, I received an email about new features and updates.  So I checked it out.  Big improvement.  Like Gist, Dub can take all of your email and social media contacts and spit it out as one comprehensive address book.  At the site, you can print it out as a spreadsheet.  On Blackberry, the app lets you access all of your contacts with extreme quickness.  I have almost 7K contacts on Dub, and searching through the list takes little time.  Another plus: I went to the website to see if a Dub card I sent a few days ago reached its intended audience.  It hadn’t, but it saved the email address.  When this was happening to me before,  the email address would not save.  This is a big change. And now Dub also offers the opportunity to resend the card.

Bottomline, if you want to have your entire contact list on your Blackberry, without crashing your phone, load the free app called Dub. Think about that.  No more waiting to get back to your office to find a number or email address.  Or no more printing out a contact list to stuff in your pocket or briefcase. Or no more battery pulling because searching for a phone number froze your Curve (especially when you’re on deadline to reach that particular person).

Serious networkers and folks with large contact lists need to load Dub.

It’s also available on iPhone/iPod (for those that like to play with toys).

Keep networking.