Ramble On Ron

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Why I Am Cutting Out My Time On Facebook

As any reader of this blog will know, I’ve always been a big proponent of Facebook. Hell, I’m even the unofficial inventor of the word “unfriend”. I’ve spoken at various jewelry trade shows about social media and Facebook, and even national shows like Etail2009 about my Facebook Fan Page, which is now at 1.5 million [...]

If You’re Gonna RIP Someone, Make Sure They’re Dead!

Are you Facebook friends with one of those people who has to be the FIRST to “RIP” someone as soon as they die? It’s like a contest to report the news first. It’s a pet peeve of mine. It’s so annoying that people feel the urge to report the news first on Facebook or Twitter [...]

What I Learned From One Million Facebook Fans

A facebook page we started in March 2008, DiamondFans, has grown to over a million fans or “likes”. I’ve been talking about DiamondFans for a while and it’s been an wild ride up to this point. I’d say it’s become a great asset for my business and personal brand. If you’re looking for ways to [...]

Groupon From a Merchant’s Point of View

I made a vow that after my daily deals were over, I would write a blog post about my experience as a merchant (and a jeweler) on the deals that we ran at Samuelson’s Diamonds. You read a lot about customers taking advantage of good deals, but not enough about about merchants and whether they [...]

When a Facebook Pic Goes Viral – The Power of Sharing

A little while ago, I wrote a post titled, “Stop Sharing!”. My friend who works at ShareThis was mad about that one, but I was talking about business practices, but not fun stuff like pics, videos and blog posts. Well today a pic went around of a clever Halloween costume. A guy in dressed as [...]

Stop Sharing!

Facebook, Twitter, blogs, real conversations (did we forget about them?) – it seems like it’s all about sharing information these days in the new business world. I have shared a lot of information in a lot of places. I share on Facebook and Twitter – articles, thoughts, pictures, and more. On this blog, I write [...]

A Milestone: 500,000 Facebook Diamond Fans!

We reached a big milestone a week ago. Over a half a million fans on our facebook “Diamonds” page! (I know they’re “likes” but I still call them fans). In fact, this week we’ve gained about 30,000 new fans, so the page is cruising. It’s been a great ride for the past 2 1/2 years and [...]

What’s Up With Facebook Places?

Facebook just got into the game of geo-targeting as expected with their new feature, Facebook Places. So basically, you can now check into different restaurants, stores, or pretty much any establishment and tag and share with your friends where you are. There are several sites devoted to this, most notably Foursquare, who is in partnership [...]

Do You Mix Messages On Social Networks?

I got a message on LinkedIn from a friend/relative that he thought my LinkedIn posts were having a negative impact on my business, as LinkedIn is a different platform than Facebook. Well, for a while I’ve had my twitter feed go to LinkedIn. Never turned it off, and don’t really check LinkedIn much, so have [...]

Mark Zuckerberg Interview With Diane Sawyer

Here’s an except from Diane Sawyer’s interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg. It’s fascinating to me to follow this guy who has this site that is bigger than life, now with 500 million users. Keep it going Mark, we love it!

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