Gene Alvarez

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Archives for May, 2009


When is $10 worth it? Moreover, how a representative can save the day.

by Gene Alvarez  |  May 29, 2009  |  Comments Off

Ok, I have been swamped with client inquiries, research and the upcoming Internet Retailer Conference (Come to my session if you are there it will be quite interesting. http://www.internetretailer.com/IRCE2009/session_detail.asp?sess_id=76 ). Anyway, I was up late last night planning my much-needed vacation and being a web person I used an online booking service that I have […]

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What is Amazon?

by Gene Alvarez  |  May 12, 2009  |  Comments Off

In a discussion on social software and online selling, Amazon is one of the most often used examples. However, in the examples used in these discussions Amazon’s perceived image is different to each person. So as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Amazon’s business model is in the eyes of the user. For […]

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Results from my little Twitter vs. Blog experiment.

by Gene Alvarez  |  May 8, 2009  |  Comments Off

The other day in my blog, I asked my followers to vote. The vote was for me to tweet or blog. Additionally, I posted a link that asked my Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Plaxo friends to “Please read my blog”. What I found out from this little experiment was interesting. Putting aside people saying I […]

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To Tweet or To Blog? That is the Question.

by Gene Alvarez  |  May 5, 2009  |  3 Comments

OK, I admit it. I prefer to Tweet. There it is out. I have said it. I know I have not been the best and most diligent blogger and for my readers/followers I must apologize. I find Tweeting from my mobile device a much easy way to let my followers know what I am up […]

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