In the 2004 election, marriage equality advocates were on their heels after losing at the ballot box in eleven states. At the time, only Massachusetts recognized same sex marriage and many saw these defeats as a repudiation of my state’s insistence to recognize the rights of gays and lesbians.
Fast forward less than a decade and the tide of public opinion has shifted in favor of legalizing same sex marriages. Proof of that was the four wins in the November 2012 elections regarding same sex marriage. Hoping to capitalize on the change of heart, the campaign arm of the House Democrats launched what has turned out to be their most successful online campaign ever.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reports that it has seen more than 10 million views on its Facebook page and nearly half a million Facebook likes. If you’d like to show your support on Facebook like this page.
This blog is my guilty pleasure and I want to say a quick thank you to everyone who takes time to browse through my posts. You can also check me out on Facebook here, www.facebook.com/BosGuyblog.
Recently I’ve also started using Google+ so reach out and add me to your circles.
It’s time for a bit of shameless pandering. Think of this as my demented version of PBS donor drive, but in stead of asking you for donations (well those are welcome but not necessary), I’m seeking your approval.
Like my blog’s Facebook page >> facebook.com/BosGuyblog
American Express seems to love social media and that makes me love my American Express card even more. A couple of years ago Amex created Small Business Saturday as a response of sorts to Black Friday.
They must have liked what happened because since that time they more than any other credit card has embraced social media with innovative and interesting campaigns that have encouraged me to sync my card with their social media sites / accounts.
I think what American Express has done is genius, and I’d love to see other companies take a page out of Amex marketing handbook. Do you have a Facebook, Twitter and or Four Square account and an American Express card? Definitely take advantage of these programs.
Amex Facebook campaign: Link, Like, Love
Amex Twitter campaign: Sync, Explore, Save
Amex Four Square
About a year ago someone told me about Klout, which claims to measure your influence and compare it with others you may interact with on sites like facebook and twitter.
I don’t really take Klout that seriously but I do find it interesting. According to Klout my areas of “influence” include the following topics: Boston, LGBT, Gay/Lesbian/BiSexual, Restaurants and Politics.
If you find this sort of thing interesting you can check out Klout online at Klout.com. If you are on Klout you can find me at, http://klout.com/#/BosGuy
Are we friends on facebook? If you prefer to read my blog posts from your facebook page, you can follow me by liking my blog page.
Let’s be virtual BFFs. Send me a Friend request.
Is this a pathetic attempt to seek approval? Possibly, but I’ve been getting a fair number of “likes” on facebook so thought I’d say thank you. If you have an account on facebook, you can like me and follow me by linking here.
I joined FB earlier this year, because I want my blog posts to be visible there, although it results in so little traffic as compared to Twitter I have to wonder if I’ve set it up all wrong. There are so many things about FB that leave me scratching my head wondering “huh?”
My question of the week regarding FB is regarding the game requests I’ve noticed but ignored in my left margin. I now have 10 game requests. Do you use the games feature? Is it like playing online scrabble or something? Just so you know, I prefer my games to involve drinks do they have such games on FB?
Does your YOUTUBE DIGG GOOGLE+
Has your FACEBOOK LINKEDIN with TWITTER?
MYSPACE is no longer DELICIO.US and as a result is no more.
Obviously I’m being a bit facetious, but today I was looking at web icons for social media and tagging and it dawned on me how ridiculous we’ve become embracing nearly anything labelled “social”. I should say up front that I’m a huge fan of social media and leveraging technology but I have to wonder where is the tipping point? I wonder which of these sites will still be around and relevant in a decade and which will follow in the footsteps of MySpace.
What social media tools / sites do you regularly use? What social media tools totally flummox you?
Although I acknowledge I’m hardly a facebook power user, I have figured out how to have all my blog posts publish there. If you would prefer to read my blog on facebook, you can search for my blog by typing “BosGuy blog” and select “Like”.
To paraphrase a line delivered by Sally Field at the Oscars, “Do you like me? Do you really, really like me?”
I’ve posted this picture before but since I’ve recently joined facebook the image has a whole new meaning for me (and maybe you). I have to admit this image appears dated with the MySpace reference (no disrespect intended to MySpace users).
If I were to create this today, I’d replace the reference to MySpace with foursquare and flip the location so Tweetalk straddled narcissism and ADHD and foursquare overlapped ADHD and stalking. It seems very appropriate to have facebook firmly in the narcissism circle.
Pardon the weak attempt to mock / paraphrase Sally Field’s famous line from her acceptance speech at the Oscars, but I couldn’t resist. In an attempt to further my assimilation to facebook (because that is sort of how it feels), I’m embracing the application to the best of my ability and have placed this icon under each of my posts.
In theory, readers who click on this “like” icon will help me further tie my blog to facebook, but I remain somewhat suspect and unsure how. However, I have complete faith in Thom who helped me place the icon on my blog and want to thank him for his help and patience yesterday with all my facebook questions. Alas even this Mac / techie guru was not able to achieve what I was hoping (and assumed would be so easy to do). Who knew I maintained such high expectations? For the record that was a rhetorical question… I can only imagine the witty responses of friends and family to such an open ended question.
Anyway, have a wonderful Sunday.
Okay… So I’ve called in the FB-calvary and I think I may have finally set up my blog page on facebook correctly. If you follow or read my blog, would you please check out and see if you can find “BosGuy Blog” on facebook and if so follow / friend me or whatever the f*ck facebook people do.
Due to tomorrow being the Day of Silence I may be slow to respond, but leave a comment here if you can find and tag me on facebook. If you’re having issues let me know too.
Thank you blog-people.