Jaheed - Citizen Socialist

By Passion: I'm Helping People Build, One Pixel at a Time.

By Profession: Internet Strategist, creative visionary, video blogger who loves to connect and motivate people.

Want a little Humor with the “New iPad3”?

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Apple, but not as big as many of my tech friends… So, when I ran across this piece featured on Hulu.com… I knew I had to share this with you guys. Enjoy!

Peace,

-Jaheed.  

Dark Girsl the Film Showing In Atlanta

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As many of you may recall I wrote a post called “The Dark Girls Preview by Bradinn French”.  Well the film will be showing tonight (November 16, 2011) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia

Like I shared in my previous post… I have scene first hand what the negative stereotypes of ones skin color has done to; a race, a gender, and a family. Help put a stop to this form a negative self imagery and hatred.  Help teach someone to love themselves so they can learn to love others.

Support the movement.

-Jaheed.

 

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patch leaks."

Reblogged from angelabenton

Warren Buffett (via angelabenton)

Chocolate Chat Atlanta - Connect and Network:

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As the summer begins to wind down and my kids return to school.  I’m starting to feel like an empty nester as my “Daddy Day Care Days” have dwindled down.  My little ones have sat in on more meetings, pitches, and seminars than the average person.  I truly can’t think of anywhere better for them to be. 

Although, as the stifling hot days wrap, I’m thinking about my other babies… The entrepreneurs that submerge themselves in their passion daily in search of attaining freedom from the daily grind. 

Some think being an entrepreneur is about being lax. Some burn the candle at both ends in hope infect the world with their contribution to society.  All of this comes from an inner yearning to venture off and blaze new trails. 

As I reflect on my adventures as a serial entrepreneur and the amazing people I have met over the years„„ I can’t help but think about the wonderful adventures that lay ahead. 

I’ve been a part several groundswells spearheaded by lynchpins in the past and must say I’m very appreciative to have met so many thought leaders from varying professions.  I see the passion that drives them to kick off second occupations and the sacrifices they make.  I have scene the investment of time and money for the pursuit of happiness. 

I too walk firmly on my belief that my entrepreneurial spirit will be well fed.  Each day is steeped heavily on faith.   By this walk, I know that faith and singular focus will bring forth great fruits.  I have also grown wise enough to know the importance of collaboration, networking, and employing those who excel in their areas of expertise.  

But, this post is not about me.  It is truly about the importance of connecting with others. The power of networking is an age old tradition, which has evolved at the speed of the digital age we live in.  The ones who have perfected the “Art of Selling”, has reaped many rewards. So, I invite you to join my entrepreneur friends at the next Chocolate Chat session which is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, 2011.  Click here “https://bitly.com/Chocolate-Chat-Atlanta” to purchase your ticket now while they last.

Peace.

Adobe Edge Preview for creating efficient animated content for HTML/HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS:

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For all of my close followers, you guys know I love a great beta test and even more so… apps that make my life as a developer a bit easier.  So, anything Adobe® peaks my interest given I have been using the software since version 1.0 - I just dated myself.

 

For years I have steered many companies from going with an all out Flash site because of the lack of search engine optimization.  Now we are on the cusp of being able to develop HTML5 infused sites with Adobe® Edge without having to know JavaScript or PHP.  This is a great introduction for designers who choose to focus on their creative flair and keep the advanced coding to the coders.

 

Given the is a live Beta, be certain to: (1) download the updates because Adobe® will keep pushing out updates, (2) visit the user community to find out some clever things others are doing, and (3) share your feedback.  There are huge benefits in sharing in the development phase. You always get the euphoria of being a part of something big once the product finally goes live.

 

Due to all of my challenges with Mac OS X Lion, I have not downloaded Adobe® Edge as of yet.  Hopefully, there will be a new fix for Lion sooner than later - sigh.

 

Please be sure to share your thoughts about Adobe® Edge.

 

Peace.

Important Click-to-call enhancement to Google AdWords text ads

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Hey you guys, if you manage or have PPC campaigns running with Google Adwords, I just received this email from the Google Adwords Team just incase you didn’t see (or get it).

Peace!

Source: Google Adwords Team

If you currently have a phone number in your ad text or have plans to start adding your phone number in an ad, this is an important notice that in the coming weeks, we will be launching a new enhancement to AdWords ads that will impact charges on clicks to these numbers.


To help our mobile users connect more easily with advertisers, all non-clickable phone numbers displayed in AdWords ad text will be automatically converted into a Click-to-call number.  Currently when advertisers enter a phone number directly into their ad text instead of using Call Extensions, the phone number is not clickable and will not generate a call. This can be a frustrating experience for mobile users who attempt to initiate a call to this phone number.The new Click-to-call enhancement ensures that all phone numbers shown in AdWords ads are clickable and allows users to easily place calls from their mobile device. If your ad text includes a phone number, you will begin to receive clicks and calls on this number once the enhancement is enabled in your account. As with phone calls placed via a Call Extension, you will be charged for clicks on your phone number that result in a call.

Please note that AdWords policy does not allow for phone numbers to be inserted into ad headlines. As with all Click-to-call ads, advertisers will be charged when a user either clicks on the headline or the phone number listed in the ad. Please see below for additional information regarding this change.Which phone number shows?

If you are currently using both Call Extensions and a phone number in your ad creative, only the newly clickable phone number in your ad creative will show. This is designed to help reduce user confusion from seeing two potentially different numbers.  If you would like your Call Extension number to display, simply delete all phone numbers from your existing ad text by following these steps. You’ll also receive an additional line of ad text displaying your phone number if the Call Extension is used.Measuring results

You’ll be able to review how many calls you receive on the clickable phone number listed in your ad text for each campaign, ad group, keyword and ad on the ‘Campaigns’ tab in your AdWords account. Just select the ‘Click-type’ option under the ‘Segment’ drop down and view your report.  Please note that since these are not calls generated from a Call Extension, they will not be reported in the Extensions tab reports.Recommendations for featuring a phone number

You can simply leave your phone number in your ad text and benefit from this change which will automatically make your phone numbers clickable and enable users to call you. However, to get the most value from click-to-call, we recommend that you remove your phone number from your ad creative and create a Call Extension with your phone number directly.  This has several benefits. With a manually created Call Extension your number will appear as an additional line of ad text which frees up space in your ad creative for other promotion. In addition, when you create a Call Extension, your phone number appears on a separate line in the ad, and you’re able to take advantage of other powerful enhancements such as Vanity Numbers, Call-only and Call Metrics reporting.We are committed to providing our users with the best mobile web experience and encourage you to learn more about Call Extensions by visiting our Help Center.

Sincerely,
The Google AdWords Team

Social Media’s Impact on the Sales Funnel

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Here’s an interesting info graphic I found about “The Effects of Social Media and the Sales Funnel”.  As I speak with #clients about the importance of having an “effective” social media strategy, info graphics (like the one shared from Get Satisfaction) really helps illustrate this point.

Enjoy!


Source: Get Satisfaction

Download Mac OS X Lion Now!

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You guys know I’m excited about pretty much anything “Apple”. So, I’m excited to see the new Mac OS X Lion ready for download from the Mac Store.  Although downloading the upgrade from the web takes the nostalgia out of going to the Apple Store, it’s a reflection of the “Gotta Have It Now” space we live in now.  So, as I reminisce over the all glass entrance with the almost endless display of everything ubber cool from Apple. I’ll be sitting in one of my favorite local free Wifi spots watching ( and hoping) I get a super fast connection. Check for me on FourSquare.

Check back for some comments and videos some of the 250 new features being offered up by “LION”.

Peace.

Photo Credit: I snagged the image from apple.com

Download Mac OS X Lion Now!

Mac-os-x-lion-download-now
You guys know I’m excited about pretty much anything “Apple”. So, I’m excited to see the new Mac OS X Lion ready for download from the Mac Store.  Although downloading the upgrade from the web takes the nostalgia out of going to the Apple Store, it’s a reflection of the “Gotta Have It Now” space we live in now.  So, as I reminisce over the all glass entrance with the almost endless display of everything ubber cool from Apple. I’ll be sitting in one of my favorite local free Wifi spots watching ( and hoping) I get a super fast connection. Check for me on FourSquare.

Check back for some comments and videos some of the 250 new features being offered up by “LION”.

Peace.

Hey you guys, here's the link for Google+ for iPhone. Enjoy: