I put in our office location – 1578 Sherman Avenue – and we have a walk score of 100/100!
Guess they don’t take winter into account. Check yours here:
Hat Tip to Andy Sernovitz
“An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube”
Title not withstanding this latest gem from Prof. Mike Wesch is not only is this a great presentation (mixed ppt and video) but a must watch for anyone who needs or wants to understand YouTube in particular and Web 2.0 overall.
The reasons, motivations and payoffs for why people connect online are all in here – and it is very people-centric. All marketers will do themselves a favor to sit down and watch this video.
Hat Tip to Laurel Papworth
Heading to Peets for my morning coffee on my arduous 4 block commute this morning I have to say I was pretty surprised to see such a long line outside the at&t store on Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
The insider hype is at a much lower volume that it was last year at initial launch – but this line is longer than it was last year. Interesting.
Well call me impressed! My Tivo Series 3 HD Box that I purchased at Best Buy in Skokie last fall broke down. After a quick visit to the Tivo Community Forum (not owned by Tivo – stats: Threads: 117,677, Posts: 3,006,609, Members: 187,578, Active Members: 8,346) I knew that the hard drive needed to be replaced. Now I’m not good at keeping track of receipts, warranties and such so I had no paperwork. I just pulled out the Tivo box and drove to the store with it under my arm.
Coming in the door someone put a pink tag on it and sent me over to the service desk. One of the cool “Geek Squad” guys helped me out right away. My first issue – that I had no paperwork turned out not to be an issue at all – he quickly found the transaction from 9 or 10 months ago, and he determined that I did buy the extended warranty.
I gave him my diagnosis (from 5 minutes of net sleuthing) and he agreed. He first said we would have to send it out to be repaired, but then after looking it up, he told me BBY would just replace the unit. I walked over to Home Theater, picked up a brand new Tivo Series 3 HD and after 3 minutes scanning in the new serial number and getting a new warranty/service printout I headed home with a new box.
Elapsed time in the store was a total of about 10 to 15 minutes. Best Buy has just converted me into an evangelist and potentially a customer for life. Good work!