The Random on Social Media, Music, Sports, Books and Movies

Sometimes I just don’t have the oomph to put a complete holistic 400-600 word thought/tome together, so  instead these are things on my mind from last week.

I keep repeating the following quote and can’t help but think this is incredibly accurate. “We don’t have a shortage of data we have a shortage of insight”,  from Monika Wilczak

I’m bummed about R.E.M breaking up, but to be honest, I can’t remember the last time I got excited about a new release from them.

Is there a second act to social media? If so what does it consist of? Less desktop and more mobile if you really want to know.

Rather then waste a complete Sunday watching football, it’s more fun to come home at the end of the day and watch the highlites. Though repeatedly checking my mobile device for fantasy football updates throughout the day doesn’t hurt either, right?. Who would have thunk it? The Bills and the Lions?

I’m excited to have Lauren Vargas hosting this week’s 129th edition of our weekly #socialmedia tweetchat. Mark it down, every Tuesday at 12 noon est. 1 hour.

Kat French, who has one of the coolest names, is helping us put our 120 plus socialmedia tweetchats into a book-I know… Not another social media book. Can you feel it? I know I can.

A woman told me I looked like Brad Pitt over the weekend-she was very old. I do want to see Moneyball though.

I just watched an analysis about the HP CEO ouster and read that they have had 7 CEO’s since 1999… That’s 7 in 12 years.

Best shoes for running? Asics hands down. and in a pinch, I love Power Bar Energy Gels for the boost before and during a workout, or even during work!

While traveling/flying, I’ve been reading 2 books simultaneously one is called Bounce by Matthew Syed which talks about how prodigies are not born, they are made, from hard work. The other is about ESPN-Those Guys Have All the Fun, a good read but loooong.

I was in DC this past week, I went to Matchbox for lunch and ate some sliders and oh by the way they were awesome, and then I drove around the corner on 7th and stopped at Red Velvet Cupcakery and picked up a dozen cupcakes and flew home. Only 3 tipped over. You can’t go wrong with their signature red velvet cupcake.

How come companies are undeterred by the fact that the average CTR (clickthrough ratio) for web based banner ads is nowadays around 0.2% and yet continue to pump millions into it? I think we all need to look closer at Mobile instead.

I was at Whole Foods over the weekend and decided to ask the wine dude, if he could suggest a wine under 20 bucks that was smooth and tasty. Ironically,  he says try the Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet… It was good,(see no headache) and it cost 11 bucks.

Last 2 thoughts. 1) As social media has evolved over the last 5 years, do you think it has been set up in a way that it uses others so as to enable others or ourselves for that matter or… Has it been created to help others? Who’s benefiting more? The have’s or the have not’s? 2) Should Google or it’s competitors pay us to use their search engines? i.e Loyalty rewards?

Have a great week everyone.