Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

JCK Las Vegas

I am on the plane reflecting on my JCK Las Vegas jewelry show experience this year. I’ve been attending this show for at least ten years. My first trip out to Vegas was as a pawnbroker, delving into the new and even elitist world of fine jewelry. No one was very interested in talking to [...]

The Grateful Dead Created Social Networking

Way before the internet, facebook, twitter, blogs, and the idea of “sharing content” across your network , The Grateful Dead were sharing their music with fans across the world through tapes, not computers. They were one of the first bands to allow and actually encourage taping of their live shows. How often did you go [...]

Foursquare or Stalkersquare?

Being in the social space is often pretty weird. The king of social networks, Facebook, has made it easy to check out everyone’s family pics, personal interests and hobbies, and everything else that you want to know (or not know) about someone. Often these people aren’t really “friends” but acquaintances at best. After all, do [...]

Here’s What Social Networking Is All About

I never claim to be a Social Media “Evangelist” (whatever that means) like all the whako’s on twitter, but my brother-in-law, David, (who happens to be the CFO down here at Samuelson’s) got a Facebook response that really sums it up.   He posted a link to our Samuelson’s Diamonds Fan Page on his profile and [...]