Doctors Attempt to Fight Social Media

The other day I found an unbelievable article about how some doctors are making their patients sign waivers prior to treating them.  While that’s nothing new for most professions- many require some sort of waiver releasing liability- this was something different. The waivers/agreements said the patient was not to write an online review that put…

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Building My Twitter Following: Trends Observed

I’m up to a little under 900 followers as of today. Still working on building the ranks, every day. It’s an ongoing task but it’s fascinating to watch how it does accelerate. A lot of entrepreneurs and business owners have told me about this acceleration phenomenon: they’d set out to Tweet regularly and watch people…

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How Twitter Helps an Architect Market his Business

Interviewer’s Note: As I’ve been searching for unique businesses to feature on the Pluggio Blog, I met Greg Shue, who runs a South Carolina architecture firm specializing in traditional designs. We spoke via email about his work and how he uses social media in his business. Welcome to the Pluggio Small Business Blog, Greg! Please…

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How Can Your Profile on Twitter Reach The Right People?

Every day I look at potential new people to follow on Twitter,  scanning every suggestion Pluggio sends me, based on the search results of keywords like “smallbusiness” and “entrepreneur.”  Then I make a snap decision to discard or follow that person.  If they are relevant to small business somehow, I’ll follow them.  If they’re not,…

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Twitter Use: Hashtags, SEO, and Search Words

OK- let’s talk about hashtags. I’ve barely been using Twitter for a month, and at first, I was mystified at the point of hashtags. When Justin hired me on, I was similarly in the dark about SEO, until Justin sent me some links to explain it. In several of the interviews I’ve done with various…

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