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by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + And Guy Who Questions The Answers For all our talk of freedom, we Americans LOVE rules… Our favorite sport, football, has the most rules of any sport on the planet. America poker players make up new rules with every hand (“threes and hearts are wild except for the Queen, which you can pass to the right if someone sneezes during play”). Our institutionalized belief systems — whether Rastafarianism, environmentalism, or even Libertarianism — bristle with rules of what can and can’tRead More
MySpace
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Longtime MySpace User… MySpace is losing it. And I’m not talking about its members defecting to Facebook. Last year, the once mighty, world dominating social network that had crushed its predecessor Friendster suddenly found itself splattered on Facebook’s windshield. At first, MySpace responded by copying Facebook features, but copying a competitor is not a long-term success strategy. In fact, it just gives the competition credibility. So MySpace gave up the fight and is fully rebooting by going after a niche market…Read More
Velvet Rope
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Social Media Analyst; photo by Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY, via Wikimedia Commons… L.A. contains miles of velvet ropes that pack more protective power than the Great Wall of China. They’re fronted by large scowling men armed with high-caliber clipboards. And they’re assaulted nightly by swarms of wannabes, who are repelled by blatant acts of discrimination based strictly on looks. Whenever I spot one of these social maladies in effect, my nerd self-preservation instinct kicks in, and I automatically steer clear. I’dRead More
Kogi Food Truck tacos
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Taco Junkie… I just waited an hour-and-a-half in line for a taco. Make that 97 minutes for four tacos and two burritos, to be exact. I had started out wanting only a bite from the legendary Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck, but by the time I made it to the front of the line, I hungered for more and had to justify my adventure. There’s great marketing at work for ya…Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC A long time ago, in an Internets far far away, the people were promised a galaxy free of corporate-empire dominance, where the little guy would have a fair and equal shot at being heard, where small businesses could claim riches once envisioned only by multinationals, and where unsung individuals would finally be sung. The playing fields would all be level, and there would be many goals to shoot at…Read More
dotcom lemonade
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Survivor of Multiple Dotcoms; Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash… So I’m walking through my neighborhood counting the foreclosure signs when I develop this mighty thirst. Fortunately, I find a lemonade stand run by an enterprising six-year-old named Zucky. Just as I’m about to pay $4 for a cup (obviously, Zucky graduated from the Starbucks Preschool of Management), I see another lemonade stand across the street run by another enterprising six-year-old. This one, however, has a sign saying “Free Lemonade.”Read More
Monica Rockle
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Forensics Expert… The epic saga continues… I’ve received a few messages and comments from upset college women about my Monica Rockle article. They think that I’m harassing one of their own. Please let me assure you that, as a professor, I would never ever pick on a legitimate student doing a legitimate project. In this case, I didn’t believe the premise or the project from the beginning, and subsequent research supports my skepticism. My wife and female friends would alsoRead More
sportsBLOX
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango, Sportswriter + Steelers Bar Aficionado… So I’m hanging out at this bar, but no one is around — no bartender, no waitress, no other patrons, no one. Everything behind me looks fuzzy, but I have the power to change the way I look at the touch of a button… A bizarre burrito-induced dream? No, that’s the scenario at SportsBLOX, a new virtual world run by one of my former MBA classmates.Read More