The end of a good thing: Charter halts their social media support presence…

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For a while now, we have had a war over what is better… DSL or Cable internet.  And along with that, who is the better service provider, AT&T or Charter. But regarding support of those services, Charter has had an edge by offering a social media component to their technical support. A Charter user could post to Twitter that something …

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Dine out for No Kid Hungry this week, and participate in the TwEAT OUT! #NoKidHungry

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Bet you haven’t made plans for lunch or dinner this week. So, here’s your opportunity to get some good grub and help out a good cause at the same time. The Dine Out For No Kid Hungry program is kicking off their week-long event that starts on September 16th and wraps up on September 22 Tomorrow, Monday September 17th from …

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I don’t wanna work… I’m gonna go to TEDxGreenville all day! #TEDxGreenville #XperienceGVL

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Let me start off by apologizing to all of our wonderful clients… I am sorry, from the bottom of my heart that I will not be reachable today via phone. I am one of the most reachable people on the planet normally, just about 24 hours a day, but… Today is TEDxGreenville and I just can’t miss it again. (Click …

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Social Story Conference was a blast here in #Greenville today! #socialstory

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If you have been paying attention, you know about the Social Story Conference put on by Trey Pennington here in Greenville today at the Warehouse Theatre (@WarehouseGVL). Pamela and I played hooky from work and attended it, feeling a bit naughty, like a kid skipping school! The speakers were Tim TV, Sean Buvala, Amber Osborne (@MissDestructo), Rick Murray, Olivier Blanchard …

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Social Story Conference in Greenville Sept. 24th w/Trey Pennington & Others #Greenville #SocialStory

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Here’s what I am looking forward to this month in Greenville: Trey Pennington (@TreyPennington) has created the “Social Story Conference” which is going to be in Greenville, SC on September 24th. Trey, along with some other awesome people will be speaking on the subject of social media and social stories.  In short, how businesses can, and do, connect with people …

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Wi-Fi connected scale from Withings can rat off your weight to Twitter to encourage you to drop a pound or two

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Tanya Thompson / @thompsontanya commented about a device on Twitter this morning that caught my eye… It is the Withings / @Withings Wi-Fi connected scale, which uses network connectivity to log and track your weight loss (or gain) among other things. You can view your trends with a web interface, and access the data with your iPhone. I believe something like …

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What does FourSquare offer a computer service business?

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If you are reading this blog post, you probably know that I am pretty involved in Social Media. Some may say I am addicted to it! I am active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Plaxo, and still have a MySpace account, though I don’t really use it that much. I haved tried out Google Buzz, FriendFeed, and several business only …

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Another Giveaway! Step 1: Join our Mailing Lists. Step 2: Profit #greenville

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Homeland Secure IT has more fun giveaways coming!  We are going to be giving some silly stuff and some spiffy stuff away to those who are on our mailing lists… You have to play the game to win… To play, you need only sign up for our mailing lists and/or subscribe to this blog. While everyone in the USA is …

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Help Homeland Secure IT & maybe get something for yourself in the process! #greenville

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The Best of the Upstate voting is going on, where you pick your favorite places in the Upstate, and those who are most popular win fame and fortune!  Okay, maybe not fame or fortune, but the winners do get a little publicity and recognition… If you would like to participate go to: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AM8P6RVZN You can win a $500 dollar Visa …

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And the winner of the Cisco Flip MinoHD camera giveaway at Homeland Secure IT is…

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Now for the moment you have been waiting for…   Drum roll please….. Well first I will explain what we were doing for those who don’t have a clue. A few months ago, Homeland Secure IT entered a contest on Brickfish.com that was put on by Cisco…  It was called “Heros of the Human Network”, which had businesses and organizations …

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