So I just got back with my 3 sons from a family reunion trip down in Orange County, CA. I had an amazing time. My sons were angels the whole time and we had a blast. It was really touching to see them meet some of their cousins and other family members for the first time. I wish they could hang out with them more often. My oldest was pretty bummed we were leaving and it made me all emotional since that’s where my roots are. Anyway…I’ll now get out of the waaaambulance. Below are some of the more artsy photos of the set I shot at our reunion and just generally on the trip. I hope you dig ‘em as much as I do….I love candid, that’s how I roll.
I found out this morning that my iPhone app has hit #1 in top paid sports apps. I feel like finally some rewards may come from my hard work and the amazing work of my team. Yay! I had to show off the screen shot below.
My 6 year old and I have a nightly routine before bed of making a couple ridiculous videos. This is the 80,000th one we’ve made this month. This routine goes on for about 30mins every night. Liam is currently the head of the household. I just live here and pay the bills. He’s a goofball.
So I’ve been using TinyURL quite a bit and I’ve seen all the other shortURL services out there. There may have already been articles written on this concept but I realized that these services aren’t just offering something extremely useful, they’re using their service (or should be!) to monitor what domains are being embedded the most, posted by the masses of us out here socializing all over the web. If these types of companies/services are smart, their focus is more importantly monitoring net user behavior when it comes to embedding/sharing links/content. They could easily sell this data to companies for various purposes. I’d be really interested to see some stats as far as top 10 embedded domains (and their respective URL’s). You could really pull some useful data/reporting out of there to make some decisions about how you run certain types of social marketing campaigns and initiatives, see what types are currently most viral, etc.
I guess my point is how for the longest time we’ve all thought McDonald’s was in the business of fast food but what most don’t know is that they’re more in the business of real estate (thousands of McD’s all over the world making them money on lot equity, etc.). I think this is referenced in the “Fast Food Nation” book.