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How Twitter can help your small business or community organization

Question: I own a small business and hear that social networking can help increase sales. Specifically, I hear about Twitter all the time. Can you advise me?

Answer: Twitter among other social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ can certainly help your business.…


Added by Bill Grady on March 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MyFortDodge.com iPhone, iPod, iPad App plus 499,999 others = Wow! That's a lot of Apps!

How about that sports fans...a half million apps on iTunes.

See chart below for all the details. We appreciate everyone's support of both our video podcast AND our App for iPhone, iPod and iPad.

And by-the-way, MyFortDodge.com is a registered developer for Apple, Inc.

More cool Internet projects to…


Added by Bill Grady on May 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Duffy: 4/27/2011 EyePhone

By Brian Duffy at Duffyink.com. Copyright © Brian Duffy. All rights reserved.

To purchase Brian's featured cartoons, go to Duffyink.com…


Added by Bill Grady on April 27, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

iPhone vs. Android for business: And the winner is?

BlackBerry has owned the enterprise smartphone market for years but is quickly losing ground to iPhone and Android. Most companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to confirm whether these new platforms are feasible for business. BlackBerry Enterprise Server is something they know and trust.



Added by Bill Grady on March 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Three online articles your local newspaper is hoping you don't read today

Sometimes bad news comes in three's.  Here are three online articles your local newspaper is hoping you don't read today:

1) How the newspaper business shrank 92% in a decade

One of the…


Added by Bill Grady on March 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Buying the first iPad 2 - Did they hit him up for an "extended service plan" too?

Now that's what I call customer service!

Did they hit him up for an extended service plan?

You bet they…


Added by Bill Grady on March 12, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

iPad 2: Coming to an office near you, and it may be yours

It's been a busy few weeks here at MyFortDodge.  A new design, the roll out of our new app for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, and now the hoopla of the iPad 2 announcement.

As a registered developer for Apple, Inc., it's been…


Added by Bill Grady on March 5, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Turning your iPod Touch into an iPhone, well almost

The latest iPhone and iPod touch are nearly identical devices, ignoring the pesky reality that the latter isn't a phone. We can fix that. Here's how to turn your iPod touch into a viable (and cheaper) iPhone alternative out of the box.

Back in the day,…


Added by Bill Grady on February 18, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

iPad 2 production begins - Is the new version in your future?

According to the recent reports Apple has started the production of the iPad 2 and the new version of the successful tablet computer is due for release later this year, most likely in either March or April according to the Internet buzz. 

Apple’s new iPad will be lighter and thinner…


Added by Bill Grady on February 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

App for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for MyFortDodge.com is now available on iTunes

I'm happy to announce that our new MyFortDodge.com App for the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad is available on iTunes. It will be FREE for a limited time. With this App, you can view Fort Dodge's Calendar of Events, read blogs from…


Added by Bill Grady on February 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sgt Peppers moment: The Mayor, the DC Trip, and subscribing to the videos on iTunes

New ideas, new ways to communicate. During one of my recent conversations with Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich we talked about "raising the bar", and today I believe we have a couple of great examples of doing just that.

First of all, below you'll find a video one-on-one conversation with Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich about his recent trip to Washington D.C., and he talks… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on March 21, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Scooped! Part Two....Mystery solved, but the times they are a-changin'

If you've ever wondered how the local paper continues to be scooped on the big stories, especially on the weekend, here's an insight to why that seems to be happening.

First of all some background. Like most web sites that want to promote themselves, we use Facebook on a regular basis to communicate with readers, friends of the website, etc.

On Sunday, I posted the following "status update" (if you're familiar with Facebook… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on March 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Frontier Communications to lay off workers

Note: Here's a story I see in other newspapers around the country when it happens in their community, yet our local paper continues to miss out on, or ignore this one.

From what I know, 4 more long-time, hard working people from the Fort Dodge office are having their jobs eliminated at the end of February 2010.

At one time, this office employed over 150 people in Fort Dodge; the large building was full of good paying jobs as the… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on February 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Who Is The Mayor of Fort Dodge, Iowa?

According to ChaCha.com, it's Donovan Adson. I must have missed the special election.

Just in case you're wondering how this happens, sometimes the "web" picks up items from nearby towns and relates it to Fort Dodge, Iowa. In this case it's Vincent, Iowa where Donovan Adson is an auctioneer. The photo above is Donovan with his wife Lyn.…


Added by Bill Grady on January 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lawmakers aim to stop Frontier Communications acquisition

Verizon Communication's proposed sell-off of 4.8 million rural phone lines in 14 states to Frontier Communications will saddle the smaller telecom firm with a huge amount of debt and should be rejected by the government, two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday.

The $8.6 billion deal, announced last May, would leave Frontier with $3.3 billion in debt while allowing Verizon to avoid paying about $600 million in taxes, U.S. Representative Paul Hodes,… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on January 22, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Leadership Fort Dodge - Part 2, Not Another Twitter Conference

First of all, I'd like to thank the Leadership Fort Dodge group for inviting me to speak to them this afternoon.

We made it through the blown fuses and all the technical things that Murphy's Law had waiting for us. I know about Murphy, he's visited me before.

As promised, here is Part 2 from my presentation this afternoon, "Not Another Twitter Conference".

I learned many things… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 12, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Social Networking, Blogging is the "New Dial Tone"

I've been asked by the Leadership Fort Dodge group to make a presentation this Thursday (November 12th) about MyFortDodge.com's role as a media in our community.

In preparation for my presentation, I thought I would share a preview of what I'll be showing the Leadership Fort Dodge group. Part of my presentation will show the impact that blogging, Internet video, and what I call the "2 way conversation medium" has had on our community so… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 6, 2009 at 8:33am — No Comments

Hey, Congress, 'Read the bill!'

With American protesters shouting, "Read the bill!" at their U.S. representatives during the summer's town hall meetings, a growing tide of lawmakers are working to force Congress to slow down the legislative process enough to do exactly that.

A pair of resolutions are pending before the U.S. House of Representatives that would require Congress to delay both debate and voting on legislation until bills are made public online for a set… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on October 6, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

Frontier Communications to pay up to $50K in refunds, credits

Rochester-based Frontier Communications, Inc. has reached an agreement with the Attorney Generals office over its failure to properly notify consumers about substantial early termination fees for its services.

In January, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Office began investigating Frontier Communications after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers who were unexpectedly charged early termination fees.

The AG’s Office said… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on October 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Discover Fort Dodge - Finding Your Next Career Online

Discover Fort Dodge is a new website focused on bringing both the job seeker and employer together while serving as a resource for people and their families before, during, and after their relocation to Fort Dodge.

I was first asked to participate in the design of this website in October of 2007 through an invitation from the Webster County Development Corporation. The committee included a wealth of committed people who have given much of… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on June 16, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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