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My name is Matt Hames, and I’m a Digital Strategist.

I talk to people about how to use web 2.0 tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other community sites. I teach brands how marketing fits into digital marketing.

I started in social media because there was a demand for content, and I was a copywriter.

So I like to write short sentences. And I like creating content. If web 2.0 is about anything, it’s about creating content. But it’s not about creating content for the sake of it. Not everyone can create content, and not all things should be started. without a detailed content plan (a content calendar), the the social media revolution is frustrating. According to B2B Magazine, the biggest hurdle for people in social media is resources. Who will add content?

Start with a content plan. What are you going to say? Who are you going to say it to? Have a plan. Execute. Then measure.

I’ve created social media campaigns (and content plans) for clients in both B2B and B2C using some of these tools:

  • Blogger
  • WordPress
  • TypePad
  • Six Apart
  • Live Writer
  • FeedBlitz
  • Looxii
  • Google Analytics
  • LinkedIn
  • Picasa
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Ning
  • Google Earth
  • HTML / HTML editors
  • YouTube
  • Digg
  • delicious
  • StumbleUpon
  • Fark
  • Technorati
  • reddit
  • Google tools
  • Facebook insights

My feeling is that brands that can help people share will be the brands that succeed. That’s why this blog is called People Like To Share. Agree? Disagree? Contact. Or get me at Twitter.

Enough about me. What about you?

View Matt Hames's profile on LinkedIn (Let’s connect on LinkedIn. Just click friend and use mattrhames at yahoo dot com)

Photo credit to my lovely wife, Rhona.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2008 12:13 pm

    I demand a way to subscribe! I must have the sharing shared with me!

  2. Jerry Anderson permalink
    May 3, 2009 9:34 am


    If you want to add Facebook or email sharing buttons to your blog posts, there’s a plugin that does it for you:

    Hope you find it helpful!


  3. May 11, 2009 10:51 pm

    Hi, Matt I’m starting with my seach engine marketing campaign using social media, and I think its one of the best way to get one way traffic coming to my site.

  4. October 23, 2009 10:48 am

    Who was the contact lady in Albany that was putting on the twitter conference breakfast next friday?

  5. October 23, 2009 10:49 am

    email me your response at

  6. Mark Steinback permalink
    April 30, 2010 6:05 pm


    I’m in Doug Bean’s Marketing class at UB, and heard you discuss Web 2.0 today. Your presentation was the most fascinating discussion we’ve had all year (don’t tell Doug yet, I haven’t got my grade, ha!). I’m a neophyte most of these new venues, but this Brave New World is quite compelling.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit with us and pulling the curtain aside a bit.

    • May 2, 2010 8:09 pm

      No problem Mark, it was a pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to add to this part of the site.

  7. November 7, 2010 8:24 pm

    The future expansion of EMA:

  8. March 9, 2013 12:10 pm

    Hey There. I discovered your weblog using msn. That is a really well written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your helpful info. Thank you for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  9. March 17, 2013 3:09 am

    Wow, fantastic weblog format! How long have you been
    running a blog for? you make running a blog glance easy. The
    whole glance of your web site is excellent, let alone the content material!

  10. April 9, 2013 11:48 pm

    Brilliantly done Jess! I seriously enjoyed seeing you’re employed and also the video ended so well. Fantastic way to “show & tell”. Adore it!


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