Local Ads But I’m Not Local

I used to live in Calgary, AB. That’s about 600 miles from where I live now. I still listen a Calgary radio station on a daily basis and of course I listen to it over the net. I like the music and it’s kinda nice to hear Calgary news and stay sorta pluggin to the hometown vibe.

The station streams through a nice little pop up player and when you first launch it you have to sit through an ad before the the actual stream starts. It’s an ad for local Calgary business. It’ s been the same business for as long as I can remember. Something they’ve started doing lately is every 90 min or so they pop up a message that says “Click here to keep listening”. If you click it the stream continues uninterrupted.  If you don’t click it in time it changes to “Click here to resume listening”. At that point you are subjected to the ad again before the stream comes back. I’m really fine with all that and it makes some sense to me to get some more ad play but there’s a bigger question…

If I was in Calgary would I be streaming the station? No. So why put local ads in it? So close to being on target but yet so far.

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-29

  • @vanessafox – no chocolate for u. see? trouble. reap the whirlwind. #

On the Do Follow Bandwagon

Installed the plugin and activated it. easy peasy.

Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Economies of Scale

I’m always a bit curious about what kind of jobs in Pensacola FL some of you have. I log into facebooke every other day or so and I see many of you have been very very busy. I also follow some of you on Twitter and you’re very active there as well. When do you actually work? and can I have your job? I joined Twitter just a bit ago to see what all the fuss was about. I find it totally retarded yet oddly addictive. The simple fact that people follow me on Twitter I find to be very amusing. I hope I haven’t disappointed you nice folks. What’s more fun is choosing who to follow. On a masochistic whim I decided to follow Jason Calacanis – cuz, ya know, he’s so terribly interesting with his odd views of SEO and search in general. What I have learned so far about Jason?

  • he went to UCLA to play some baseball the other day
  • he had dinner at Mastros Steak House
  • he made up a new word for when Maholo-ers karaoke: Maholoke (gheeeey!)
  • he’s a big Guitar Hero fan

So does that make my life better? I have to assume so otherwise what’s the point of all this? I think there has to be some great way to link it all together to save me time and effort. For example: when I blog here it automatically gets Twittered. (oh btw I turned off the daily digest crap for Twitter. It was bothering Dax.). If I Twitter I can have that automatically injected into my facebook account or my blog for that matter. Now I’ve also added Jott to the mix so I can just call in and talk for up to 30 second and say I want my brilliance transcribed to any number of sources. So here’s my plan… Jott –> Blog –> Twitter –> Facebook. That will work only for thought snippets. If I want to actually say anything of substance or include links and formatting (like this post) the process (that’s pronounced with a long o btw) up a bit… Blog –> Twitter –> Facebook. I could also have Facebook set up to import my blog as well then I could totally avoid Twitter but I think I’d rather have both and not care about those people that are on my blog, Twitter and Facebook. Clearly they can stand reading me three time right? I think it all starts on the personal blog. With all the plugins and junk out there I’m fairly confident I could cobble together enough pieces that a simple post here would reach out to all the social networks I’m part of. Anybody doing something similar? Read more at http://thehappypooch.com/grooming-care/.

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-28

  • 2 hr drive, 1.5 hr wait, 1.5 hr ferry ride, 30 min customs line, 45 min drive home. I’m so sick of doing this trip. #
  • @graywolf yah dude. All my txts etc r 2 hrs off cuz my phone number is cst but I live pst. Totally lame. Still issues to work out on ti … #
  • @graywolf that puts mobile facebook on my good list ;) #

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-26

  • Golfing has been replaced with drinking. I love this company. #

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-25

  • another full day of meetings done. Gin and tonic on the patio. life is good. #
  • wow – the rockies are taking a shit kickin tonight #
  • 2.5 days of meetings rewarded with a round of golf. Sweet. #
  • 1.6% of Facebook for $240 million? #
  • brain so fried from week of meetings. just had another meeting and sounded like a total retard. anybody see my brain? I can’t find it. #
  • @vanessafox – good point – might have something to do with the gin #
  • Texting and tripped down more stairs. Damnit. #
  • What kind of lame ass golf course doesn’t have left handed rental clubs? #
  • Wow. Golfing wrong handed with ladies clubs and just crushed out a 250 yard drive. booyah #
  • Crushed another. Maybe i’ve been golfing wrong my whole life. #
  • Where’s the quench wench? The beer bitch? #
  • Now in bar. Made up score for the back nine. We rocked 6 under par. #

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-24

  • New blog entry: I’m A Twit http://www.oilman.ca?p=238 #
  • Long day of strategy meetings. The forthcoming drinking is well deserved. #
  • @jasoncalacanis effin good for u ;) #
  • mmmmmm beeeeeeer #
  • New blog entry: I’m A Twit http://www.oilman.ca?p=238 #
  • mmm – chicken fried steak for lunch – making me sleepy during meetings. #
  • hahaha – #1 on Yahoo for eastbound and down – good stuff #
  • @graywolf – twitter about my G ranking showed up blank on sms – so weird #

Twitter Tools Test

Finally found an updated version of Twitter Tools. It was well hidden.

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-23

  • Family Guy and ppt. I sure live it up on the road. #
  • Sin City is a weird freakin movie. Hard to SEO ppts while watching. #
  • take that ppt you bitch. done and done. smoke break and then bed. #
  • IMing on my cell, telling someone how cool it is and falling down some stairs in the process. classy. my ankle hurts. #
  • @graywolf – why r your tweets blank? #