• Social Media Day Orange County

    [View the story “Happy Social Media Day!” on Storify] Happy Social Media Day! Technology and social networking site Mashable launched the Social Media Day event in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening around us. On this day, independent meetups are organized around the world to learn and chat about social media. Storified by Marcie Taylor · Sat, Jun 30 2012 13:18:17 For the third year in a row, The Orange County Register hosted a Social Media Day event on June 29th, Friday at the Register’s headquarters in Santa Ana. Kevin Sablan (@ksablan) of the Register put out the call on Meetup and Facebook, Twitter and everywhere…

  • Connect, Teach and Share at OC Social Media Summit Today

    The 1st Orange County Social Media Summit is taking place today, Friday, May 18th, 2012 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. Nearly 600 people are expected to attend the day-long event focused on Social Media. Topics covered feature everything from blogging, to making videos to posting tweets and Facebook updates. I caught up with one of the organizers of the event, Rochelle Veturis Coles @rochelleveturis and asked her a few questions: MT: What made you decide to organize the Social Media Summit? RVC: “We wanted to give some of our wonderful social media friends the opportunity to share their skills and talents with the community – because they do it…

  • Music Monday: Tapioca and The Flea

    New music excites me. New music performed live excites me even more. Unfortunately, my forays into live concert venues are few and far between so that I have to content myself to the usual online sources – blip.fm, myspace, bandcamp, soundcloud, npr music, kcrw, college radio, sirius xmu. Last month though I was lucky enough to catch an indie experimental pop-rock group called “Tapioca and the Flea”  at the Yelp All Hopped Up event at The Observatory in Santa Ana. According to what I’ve read, Tapioca and the Flea is really the stage name of recording artist Samuel Jacob from Los Angeles, who performs with his friends Ronnie Knott, (guitarist) and Frank…

  • 5 Things I Learned from Chef Zov Karamardian

    Over the last two years, I was a social media consultant to award-winning restaurateur  and chef Zov Karamardian and her group of restaurants. Zov’s is a veritable Orange County institution with locations in Tustin, Irvine, Newport Coast and most recently, John Wayne Airport.  Almost bi-weekly, I visited with Zov and we chatted about what was going on in the restaurants, general news and most importantly, we tackled whatever questions she had about social media. Chef Zov is quite plugged in to the social media and tech scene. Her questions ranged from “How do you post a tweet?” to “ What kind of content do our followers most like to receive?”…