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Fear and Loathing on Facebook

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What happens when The Online Guys get together to discuss privacy on Facebook?   A lot of colorful talk and opinions galore.  This week Rob, Sam, Tony & Justin open the conversation with Sam’s report that Facebook is scheduled to be hacked in the near future by the terrorist organization ‘Anonymous’.  Then Rob gets Tony to expound on his theory that SkyNet may exist in these current times.  This is where the conversation gets great.  Each of us give our theories on the social media behemoths we know as Facebook and Google.  Some conspiracies flew and some signs of reason.  You will really enjoy our entertaining and very informative rants.  Go ahead.  Press play.  I know you want to.

…and don’t forget The Online Guys Tweetup on this Monday Aug 15th at 6pm at Cactus Club Cafe, 588 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC.  CLICK HERE for more details.  Be there!

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Everybody Online Is Naked

Today, we tackled some of the most controversial issues in online privacy and security in a humorous, timely and deeply philosophical conversation.  I was going to entitle the episode  ‘Transparency: Take it or Leave It’ but opted for this one instead. This episode started out with Rob telling Tony about how the Texas heat melted his Toyota Prius.  After that Tony gives us the skinny on the latest version of WordPress. Then Sam, Tony & Rob segue into a debate on social media transparency.  We cover all the hot situtations and how transparency is affecting them.  From the American justice system and the Casey Anthony trial to reality television and cyber-bullying. What would life be like if the whole world was transparent? Go ahead.  Press play.  I know you want to.

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All Googled Out

Do you think Google is going to take over the world? Are you ready to sign your life over to Android?  Are you convinced Facebook is on a downward spiral Google Logothanks to Google Plus?  Rob, Justin and Sam tackle these questions in Episode #34  as well as other interesting topics including:

  • Justin’s stalker on the Internet
  • Rob’s road rage videos (yes they are real!)
  • Setting Sam up with a famous tech nerdy guy via Youtube
Go ahead and press play. We know you want too!
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Riots and Conspiracy Theories

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Rob, Tony and Sam are on today initially discussing online streaming video then, somehow, we segued into the Vancouver riots of earlier this month.  This discussion brought on lots of talk including some of Rob’s crazy theories.  Sam tells us about her favorite TV show and how it relates to the Internet.  Tony gives us tips on using WordPress.  Overall, it was a fun time and we really let loose and give you guys a glimpse into our minds and even a few secrets of the universe.

Go ahead.  Press play.  I know you want to.

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The Online Guys + Justin Brackett = One Crazy Show!

This week we have the privilege of having one of North Carolina’s “Twitter Elite”  Justin Brackett co-host The Online Guys podcast with Rob and Samantha.  Justin takes names when it comes to emerging media.   On the show we discuss Rob’s counterfeit raids in Michigan, Justin’s countless projects and Samantha’s serial killer ways.   Yes, really.

And a big thank you to everyone that showed up to the Online Guys Tweetup in San Francisco.  We had a blast and hope you did too!

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Authors and Social Media

The Blood That BondsChristopher Buecheler is the author of the recent book release ‘The Blood That Bonds‘ which already has 100,000 downloads on the Kindle.  Christopher used Social Media to familiarize potential fans with his content before its release and even involved them in his editing process.  Come see how his experience could affect you and how you approach your work.  Come on.  Press play.  I know you want to.

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Public Relations & Twitter

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Victoria Harres

Twitter is one of the most popular communication tools in the world yet so many aspects of it, including how to apply it to business, still remain somewhat of a mystery.  This week’s guest, Victoria Harres, will shed some light on this for us.  Vicky is the voice and team leader behind @PRNewswire. She also manages other Twitter properties and strategies for the company. Vicky is fascinated by and regularly speaks and writes about how professionals adapt to and leverage the digital social layer that is quickly blanketing human existence. She also leads PR Newswire’s Audience Development team, which focuses on increasing the visibility of PR Newswire customer content. The team also is responsible for growing the use of PR Newswire’s free tools for journalists and bloggers such as PR Newswire for Journalists and ProfNet.  Go ahead.  Press play.  We know you want to.

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Online Monitoring

We are the Online Guys and we love talking about online products.  This week our guest is Robin Carr of New Momentum to discuss online monitoring.  Using her twenty years experience in the software industry, Robin puts into plain English many benefits, challenges and pitfalls when organizing and analyzing industry data online.  If you have any interest in protecting your company’s assets, this show is a must-hear.  Go ahead.  Press play.  We know you want to.

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Academy Awards Wrap-Up

Our favorite film critic, Devin Pike, will be here to discuss the Oscars… who won, who should have won, and what’s still on the horizon. Everyone knows that when you get these Guys gabbing about movies, it’s gonna be good!

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The WordPress Episode

Blogging is becoming one of the most popular tools on the Internet for communication, web design and even mainstream media and government.  WordPress is the most popular blogging tool.  This week we brought back our friend Tony Cecala PhD who is the leader of one of the largest blogging communities in the world, the DFW WordPress Meetup.  In this episode we cover blogging, media and everything else under the sun.  Sam covers Google Goggles in Sam’s Social Media Corner.  She introduces us to a tool that is so hightech, I can’t believe it’s free… or legal.

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