2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Debut

The news all over the internet was that the 2013 Ford Fusion and the different models.  While I think it’s important to me that plug-in hybrids exist, they aren’t going to do much until the United States decides to take them seriously and build an infrastructure behind plugs.  We need plugs on major interstates, at our jobs, and at places where we shop. Most disappointingly, I was left … [Read more...]

Marketing in 2012 using Blogs

With a week down in 2012, I decided it was time to talk about the future of what we are going to see in regards to products and social media.  Many people are turning to personal blogs to share their opinions on politics, products, brands, and more.  This shift is going to drive a shift away from a materials driven economy to one that values longevity. Think about it: more people have … [Read more...]

Logging Life on Android

It is interesting to me how much feedback that you can get from your smartphone. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I like to keep track of many aspects of my life.  Specifically, I track my calorie intake as well as my sleep schedule.  I am going to review the apps that I use to keep track of this information. One of the apps that I use to track my calorie intake is Noom Weight Loss … [Read more...]

Deciding on Car to Purchase in 2012

As you may have read in my previous posts on the Ford Fusion Hybrid quest, I’m in the market for a new car.  However, it is super difficult being a new graduate living on a teacher’s salary while paying other obligations.  As a science teacher, I believe it imperative that we get the most out of our cars that we can, and hybrid technology will definitely be a requirement in my future … [Read more...]

NDAA signed into law, which scares me completely.

The National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on December 31st, 2011, and takes away rights of American citizens suspected of being terrorists.  Which rights am I talking about?  The first is the 6th amendment, which as a refresher is that you are entitled counsel.  The other right dates back before the Magna Carta and was taken when writing the Suspension Clause in … [Read more...]

Reddit Users to use Go Daddy Success and target Congress

Reddit did a great job on mobilizing the fight to boycott Go Daddy.  In fact, I was so inspired by many of the redditors contributions that I made a post talking about which companies I will be boycotting because of their SOPA support.  I just can’t stand and let the Stop Online Piracy Act get passed into law so America doesn’t lose its first amendment rights. Reddit users have come up … [Read more...]

The missteps of a Social Media Marketing Company

I was poking around the internet today, doing my weekly roundup of video game news that I might have missed.  What I was greeted with was one of the most shocking stories in social media customer engagement that I have ever read.  And that story starts between a customer and Paul Christoforo.  The first misstep here is the fact that Ocean Marketing did not listen to the customers … [Read more...]

Boycott Companies Supporting SOPA

SOPA is terrible for the American public, and will risk America censoring the government similar to the way that Chinese citizens are filtered from the internet.  It’s a bummer that this bill would even be proposed, but unfortunately there are so many lobbying causes looking out only for the record and movie companies.  SOPA would be the final nail in making America non-competitive in … [Read more...]

The importance of Social Media for local businesses

Mashable posted a story in which Samantha Murphy detailed the results of a recent study which discussed where individuals get their information about local businesses from.  According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, more than half of adults who look for information about local businesses do so online.  However, 38% of that group of adults reported using search engine … [Read more...]

Day 9- Comparing Cars

Today I started looking into specifics on the features that I am looking for.  I decided to price out the 3  cars I was looking at.  If you aren’t familiar with what I was looking at and are too lazy to read back some posts, the cars I am looking at are the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius. I priced out all three cars with the features that I find most … [Read more...]