GoGo Entertainment app review – GoGo quickly away from it

Many airlines are turning their in-flight entertainment over to GoGo Entertainment (who also controls GoGo Internet in the flights). The use and flow of this application as an entertainment server is horrid. Here is my story.

On a recent American Airlines flight (formerly US Air leg from St Louis to Charlotte) I noticed all the in seat music was disabled. The magazine and agents directed me to the GoGo Internet to then hook into the GoGo Entertainment to get the music, movies and TV shows. I presumed some would be free and some would be pay. I presumed I could use any newer device for sure. I successfully connected to the GoGo Internet and the link given to get the entertainment was invalid. Here is the link they give in the magazine

American Way Magazine entertainment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now attempting to go tho that page while in fight or even here at the computer shows that it is invalid; the page could not be displayed. The real link is http://content.gogoair.com/american-we/ or http://videoonaa.com to get to the right page.

Podcasting and Videocasting with WordPress at Wordcamp 2016 in St Louis

odcasting with Wordpress

This is Podcasting and Videocasting using WordPress from WordCamp 2016 in St Louis

Psst … How’d you like to be a famous podcaster? Even better, a famous videocaster?

Well, before you can produce, you’re gonna need to procure.

But what, exactly? What tools? Services? Hardware? Of course, you’ll be using WordPress.

But that’s just the beginning. Let’s cover the basics of:

  • Hosting media files.
  • WordPress plugins.
  • Bandwidth considerations.

And the specific tools you’ll need to look and sound your very best.

The slides for this sessions are also available below

Opt Out from Behavioral Online Advertising with tools

Interest and online behavior advertising inundates us daily when websites use your browsing history to predict what ads you should see. Luckily, there are some free tools with participating advertisers that allow you to opt out. The advertisers in question dig into your life, peeking into your browser cookies so they can tell where you recently visited and what may entice you into clicking more ads.

The Digital Alliance Advertising Consumer Choice page allows you to view over 125 participating advertising companies and have a simple tool to help you opt out. I personally have visited this page more than once because this tool needs to be used on every computer you use to browse the Internet.  I also make sure to visit the Your Online Choices page that offers similar services but different companies appear. Depending on your browsing habits you may need to visit both.

Digital Alliance Advertising Consumer Choice - You can view the entire list of participating companies, see what companies have current ads customized based on your behavior and see what you have opted out from already. Use the Select All checkbox to make it even quicker to opt out.

Digital Alliance Advertising Consumer Choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Online Choices - this service is a bit harder to scroll through the long list, with no select all. It does offer you the ability to quickly toggle on/off each advertiser, including those that are not reporting correctly.  It was interesting to see the variance of companies found on each page.

Your Online Choices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I suggest you bookmark this page as I update tools or bookmark those sites themselves.  I was shocked the first time I visited to see the number of companies in the alliance that are not affiliated but share data access in the cookies for advertising.  Some would say you could also exclusively use Private Browsing services that every major browser now offers. However, it is not the default action of Internet browsers and you must actively switch to private tabs and sessions.

Leave other tools and sites in the comments below.  I am guessing many will say to turn off all cookies or use add on tools, but those can block cookies you use for other preferences or slow your browser down.  Either way you need to take prevention steps.

You Are the Key: Unlocking the Door Through Social Selling book review

You Are the Key: Unlocking Door Through Social SellingI read You Are the Key: Unlocking the Door Through Social Selling cover to cover as someone that is very familiar with the content and their goals. If I stepped back and looked at it from a new comer to the ideas of using social networks as a social selling tool, they cover the basics very thoroughly and then get a bit lighter in the actual selling.

The book only has one flaw that got in my way an that was the breaking up of the networks across the chapters causing them to repeat themselves. I think they could have covered all of the initial aspects in You Are the Key: Unlocking the Door Through Social Selling, then set up each network thoroughly, then closed up with social selling as a whole. Jumping back and forth of a topic and then into each network made you have to go back and forth between them to validate what they referred to (or set it up if new).

The book does include many screenshots of steps making that helpful to follow along. I only found a few things that had already changed since they wrote this. But, that is the nature of social networks in how fast they change the UI and possibly where you click menus.

There are eight chapters in all with some resources at the end. I personally go against (and present in depth on it) some of what they instructed you to do in chapter 3 on setting up your social personas. I feel they have you giving too much information in some of the examples.

Overall, readers of You Are the Key: Unlocking the Door Through Social Selling can walk any C-level person through creating social network accounts and using each as a tool to reach more prospects. I would try to look for each social network in each chapter and go through the book that way. Finish a network setup and understand how to use it before going on the next one.

Thanks to them for sending this over free for review. I had a great grasp of the total concept which made it a bit easier for me to dissect it.