How to Cope with the Insanely Saturated Social Landscape when Trying to Build a Business

If you are active on the social web, surely, you get this question a few times a week, at the very least. “How do you find the time to be everywhere? I mean there are so many platforms out there and you seem to be active on all of them. How do you balance it all?”

 

Meerkat, the Israeli Live Streaming App that’s Shaking up the Social Web Explained in 12 Tweets

If you have not heard of Meerkat, I have one question for you. How are we even friends? I kid, I kid (partially). But seriously, I have not seen this much buzz about an app since the last Israeli internet sensation, Yo.

 

The Apple Watch, the Insanely Thin New Macbook, the Fanboys, and the Haters

Approximately 417 people have asked me since yesterday’s Apple event what my take it. Obviously my response was “See my Twitter feed. I was live tweeting the event as it happened. https://twitter.com/hilzfuld”

 

It’s 2015 and People Still Think This is the Best Way to Leverage the Social Web? Really?!

It has been a while since I went on one of my rants here. I mean, I do it on Twitter quite often, but a full-fledged rant blog post? Haven’t written one since I listed my annoyances with the way people behave on the web back in June, 2014.

 

An Interview with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew and Previous Consumer Product Management Lead at YouTube

I gotta be honest with you. I follow way too many people on Twitter. 8,754, to be precise. It may be worth writing a post about the different reasons I follow different people. Some I follow out of curiosity, some out of courtesy, and others, I have absolutely no idea how, when, or why I started following.

 

An Interview with Saul Singer, Co-Author of the Book ‘Startup Nation’ and One of Israel’s Greatest Thinkers

Over the years, I have done quite a few killer interviews and I am very proud of the long list. Having said that, the opportunity to have interviewed Saul Singer is definitely at the top of my list. If you are not familiar (how are you not familiar?), Saul wrote the book “Startup Nation” along with his brother in law, Dan Senor.

 

An Interview with Tomer Sharon, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google about UX, Mobile, and Life at Google

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to visit an old friend at Google, NY. Now why is that interesting? Because I call Tomer “An old friend” despite the fact that I had never met him. “Wow, you have a strange definition of friend” is probably what you’re thinking. Could very well be, but if you think about the nature of friendship, you will quickly realize that a friend is someone you learn from, someone you share experiences with, and someone you respect and, well, like. Such is Tomer.

 

An Interview with Martin Bryant, Editor in Chief of The Next Web about Journalism, Print, and Wearables

There are many tech blogs out there. Way too many. For us tech addicts, that means too much daily reading. But then there are the ones that stand out. The tech blogs that consistently put out top-notch work and do it without the need for stupid blogger politics, or an ego the size of south america. Of course that last part, the lack an ego that makes it difficult to work with them, really limits the bunch to a very few selected blogs. The Next Web is at the top of that list.

 

How it Happened and What it Was Like to Spend Two Hours with Steve Wozniak, Founder of Apple

Many years ago (ok, not that many but 5 years in virtual land is a lot!), I decided I was going to interview people who inspire me. Since then, I have been doing so as often as I can. Here are all my superstar interviews. When I first decided to try and reach these people, I set my goals quite high and even made myself laugh at the thought of ever accomplishing the goal of meeting and/or interviewing the Woz.

 

How and Why to Interview Superstars with Twitter and Google+

By: Hillel Fuld

As you might have noticed, I have been posting interviews with some of the shakers of the Web and tech industries. This is something I started doing a while back.

While these interviews have been a great experience for me to learn from some of the biggest names out there, the main advantage has been the relationships I have created. I love the fact that I can DM Alyssa Milano or joke around with Robert Scoble. I have spoken to Mike McCue on the phone (he is just as nice as online), and I am always learning from Chris Pirillo. Why am I telling you this? Because, as awesome as it might sound to be able to communicate with these rock stars, I take no credit for myself, and I will explain why.

When trying to land every single one of the interviews below, I did not hire a PR agency or draft a professional email. I opened up Twitter, wrote to the person asking for an interview, and the rest is history. If you are not on Twitter yet, you are missing out on great potential, no matter what you do in life. Building relationships and creating a network is something everyone can benefit from and what better place to do it than Twitter?

In addition to the credit to Twitter as a platform, the people I have interviewed also deserve a shoutout. After all, they are all pretty important people with insanely busy schedules, and for every person mentioned below, there is one person who I tried to interview (Ahem, Zuckerberg), and am still awaiting a response from. The people below could have just as easily ignored my request, but they responded and responded positively. Trust me, none of these superstars needed the extra exposure or recognition that Technmarketing gave them. They did it because a person asked them for a favor, so for that, I thank them.

Here’s the list of interviews. Bookmark it, because I’ll be updating it as I add more.

 

An Interview with the Legendary Damian Burns, Google’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships

As you might have noticed, I like to interview people. Really important people. I literally made myself a list of individuals that I would one day, somehow, hope to have the privilege to interview. Some of them were a little out there. You know, people like the actress Alyssa Milano (remember Who’s the Boss? Good times.), Om Malik, the father of tech journalism, and even Steve Wozniak who founded this small company called Apple with his buddy Steve Jobs in their garage. I set myself some pretty high goals and so far, so good.