“USA Create” Joins “NYC Create” to “Take a Closer Look at Social Media”

When We Signed Up for Social Media and Other Accounts Some of Us Truly Thought We thought We Were Rebels Getting over on “The Man” By Writing a Made Up Name and Putting in Our Wrong Age and So On”

The tech geniuses who came up with this fresh kind of data collecting knew that some of us would give bogus info when signing up, which was taken into account as a part their master. They already had their bases covered. And of course there were millions and millions of people to whom it never crossed their minds that maybe it was not such a great idea to give their private information. They would just give out their real demographic details. Their legal name was out there on social media so they could show, and even spruce up their lifestyle, for the camera. They would document anything that that they thought was status building. Kind of like the concept of “Keeping up with the Jones’.”

You and I Know Who Has the Last Laugh Daily

Those of us who tried to to buck the system with not entirely true info so we would not be victims, were not even close to fooling the data collectors. We were just a part of their data building process and they had lots of other ways to get all the data they needed about us. We were way out of our league, and were pawns just like everybody else in this twisted American Dream gone wrong. The data collectors, which was really what big search and social companies are, were not even slightly worried about how some consumers would try to buck the system. Those harvesting our info, quietly kept moving forward, effortlessly with getting more and more effective of tapping into our wants, needs and desires so they could in turn bring in billions and billions of dollars from advertisers and other means. When you really think about it, it is quite bold getting us to pay for things like phones and electronic equipment that was really a part of their being able to spy on us. Pretty impressive on the part of big corps getting us to pay them for equipment so they could listen in on us and track how we did things, to get better and better at their job of understanding what makes us tick. And payday resulted in higher and higher numbers.

Data, Data and More Data

When you use your phones your conversations became more data for them. When you use their email capabilities, your personal correspondences become more data for them. How about those free graphics tools letting you create things and interact with others. Yes, still more data for them. Or that thing have in your home that obeys your commands for turning the lights on and off. When you command it to do something, guess what, it is recording your voice for still more data. But it does not end there, they use that device to record everything you say in your home. Your private conversations become even more data for them. And on and on and on.

And the Really Sad Part is We Know We are Giving Up on Any Privacy when We Click “Yes” for Terms of Service, But We Do it Anyway

All we know is that if we refuse to click “Yes” do so we won’t get that “free” (?!) email address. Plus we tell each other it is okay. Lots of people click “yes.” But when you agree with terms of service and any other agreements, you are giving them the right to spy on you, learn everything that makes you who you are, both public and “private.” Because the more they know about you, the better precision focused they can be when selling ads. And those who pay for those ads want accuracy in terms of they desire to reach.

We are Bought and Sold Daily, 24/7, Even in Our Sleep

You are a commodity that is bought and paid for without you knowing it. For what? Being able to show vacation pictures to your friends? To be cooler than your neighbor because your lifestyle is better than theirs (at least digitally)? And even knowing all that, we click “yes” because we are in denial. We do it for a variety of different reasons, but it is all the same result in the end. We sell our valuable identity and personal information, in exchange for what? And yet even knowing this is happening, we do it anyway. Again and Again. “How bad can it really be” we think to our selves? Everybody’s doing it. Right? There are worse things in life…?

This is a two part post, and if you are interested in reading the portion of this article that comes prior to the section you just looked at, feel free to go to “NYC Create to see it.

Yianni Stamas on the Topic of How You, a Startup Introvert, Can Now Have Access to Introvert Business Strategies Created Just for You

Less Pain and More Gain for Startup Introverts in Business!

Less pain and more gain are certainly good goals for you, the Startup Introvert. The process of creating digital products and then promoting and selling them just gets easier and easier. This is done by studying release materials created by a mystery person named “Startup Introvert,” who is not only the first to use the moniker “Startup Introvert,” but has also paved the way so that in a business world of aggressive extraverts, introverts can succeed. They are able to do so using introvert strategies, each with its own purpose and outcome.

Branding Secrets with Options Specially Developed for Startup Introverts ONLY!

It is quite amazing how quickly Startup Introvert was able to pull together the first short strategy that contained some branding “secrets” for those who are frequently quiet. Right off the top, Startup Introvert prepared a 15-step program for the milder and soft-spoken group in the business world. I have heard, the plan is to make the current strategy available to Startup Introverts. This done so they can become even more successful.

This One Simple Thing Makes a Major Difference in Your Success as a Startup Introvert!

We have been told that the 15-step strategy will soon be available to Startup Introverts who qualify to receive it. As we understand it, if you are a business owner, or individual wishing to start a business, plus have experienced “today’s challenges,” then you might be the first inline to become a “Beta Tester.” In other words, if you faced walls with your company including Covid, inflation, supply chain issues and other problems, you might qualify as a Startup Introvert to get help to compete in a country of extraverts!

How Three Blogs with USA in their Names are Coming Together to Help Stop Division in America

USA Create says that it is time to Unite America with Communication Tools

USA Create is taking seriously the bringing together of the USA by inviting other USA blogs into the cause. In this instance the cause is unification and not being so divided into “us and them.” A good way to start to do this, if you have not already, is to watch the two competing channels with each “side” complaining about the other. Literally. Chanel One says yada yada yada of what it wrong with Channel Two. And the content of programing for Channel Two is, you guessed it: yada yada yada of what is wrong with Channel One.

Consumed by Fascination

First off, the bad news is that both Channels are in the business of spreading negativity. But the worst thing of all is that it is working for them?! Yes. It is the old car crash analogy where you become consumed by a fascination about what is a bad thing, likely something that is hitting family and friends hard.

A Healthier Outlook

So, what is the solution? The solution is that each and all of us look outward and inward, seeking out a way that we can make a difference in a positive way. The goal would be to create your own personal and unique solution to the problem of the separation of a nation. It does not have to be a big thing. It can be a very little thing. But taking even teensy tiny steps, collectively can make massive change to a healthier outlook on things. Or even just thinking about the problem can lead to taking action every once in a while. Helping another person can help you. It’s all good.

Which of 3?

Earlier mentioned was that that other USA blogs are joining the revolution. These include USA Go Digital and USA Online Business. When we all jump in, we can become the three musketeers or the three stooges or both! Both of course because we want to help getting communication going better.

The 3 USAs

So USA Create, USA Go Digital and USA Online Business have united to get better communication tools for each “side” to talk to each other or at least communicate via tools like online marketing.

Less Cost if it Was Possible Could Add More Time to Do Good Deeds?

Online Marketing and Digital Marketing (the parent of the two) are being mobilized by “The Three USAs. The three sites are focus on solving one problem at a time, or possibly a single problem all of the time. These blogs reveal in posts the idea that it is possible to do Digital Marketing without the big price tag and instead at low or no cost.

Problem to Solution

If someone was going to write an eBook about the topic it might look something like this “How to Use Digital Marketing Alternatives Resulting for Low or No Cost in the USA!” So clearly, the key to unlock this door it to do digital marketing alternatives that are priced as inexpensive or even free. How is this PROBLEM turned into a SOLUTION?

My Early 1990’s “Pioneering” Public Access “Reality” Show and What Happened with MTV, True Story!

MTV Pre “The Real World

MTV had not yet started its series “The Real World.” And initially when I began my vlog in 1990 I had in the back of my mind that it would be great to get MTV involved. In a certain sense, although very indirectly, MTV did start a series that did involve an access of my program. More on that to come.

Dub is a Flub

SaaS (Software as a Service) has been around for a while and the possibilities are endless. I have been thinking about the ’90’s this morning because I started watching a limited series last night on a popular streaming video platform. It is about the true and original innovators of a particular concept that involved being able to, in a manner of speaking, travel around the world from your computer. I only just started viewing, but I must like it, because its format is one I do not enjoy viewing. I but you know I am interested because I generally do not watch anything that is dubbed.

The Same Five

I avoid things with voices that are changed from one language to another. This is primarily because it seems like the same five voice actors do all the movies. and series. And for me there is nothing worse when it comes to viewing, than gazing at a screen that features characters whose voices are are the exact same ones that I heard while an entirely different motion picture. Thankfully the series I just started watching seems to have a much better match, with voices that appear to match the person speaking onscreen.

Memories of a Different Time and Space

In the bit of the show that I have seen, reminds me of the hope I had in the 1990s for an era in which art meets computers. Starting in 1990 and running through until 1995, I did an experimental public access show in which I documented my search for the computer/art connection.

Have Camera, Will Babble

I was obsessed and had a system that I used to film/edit/broadcast a new episode weekly. This was before reality television and I looked upon it as being a kind of diary. And what started out as a focus on uncovering how to use computers in a creative way, evolved into my leading of a life in which I taped everything that happened to me.

On and Off Living

It was my real life, or at least as real as is possible when you are taping yourself (this was way before selfies) and the people you are interacting with know you are recording them also. life. At that point in time I did not censor myself much, thereby documenting as much as possible every aspect of my NYC life in my Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. It was as if when the camera was off, my life was on hold. Turn it back on and reality has returned.

Mom and Dad Were Both on my Program but Really Were Not

I have to admit, for the first five of the ten years I would have a cable show, I began to take artistic license. For example, I wanted to do an episode with my parents to show the unstable nature of my childhood. But not only would my parents not have done my show, they lived three thousand miles away in California, one in the mountains and another near SF. So what did I do? I cast the father of a friend (who was a therapist) and an actress I knew. Both “mom” and “dad” looked to be around 60s that at the time worked.

A Sign that MTV is Not Far Away

This was before social media so I would have viewers leave voicemail messages, some of which I would select to be on a next episode. Reponses to the “parents” show went through the roof. Everyone thought that the performers were my actual Madre and Padre. And there was a lot of unstable parenting revealed which viewers seemed to like a lot. In fact, a television production company contacted me to come to their office around the street from where I lived in Manhattan. But when I sat down with them and told them that I did not share any genes with my TV parents, they were very disappointed. Regardless, I took it as a sign that MTV was not far away.

The Public Access Show Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

The parents episode did so well I decided to play around with having a son, one that I did not know I had fathered as a result of a prior relationship of mine. The actress I cast as my ex girlfriend I didn’t know about from a past relationship. The actress playing my ex girlfriend was someone I had worked with when directing a play I wrote that was done in a popular 99 seat theater downtown. Finding someone to play my son was not as easy. But I then decided to cast a kid I knew who had his own public access show too, and had confessed to me that he watched my program and used certain ideas he had gotten from it. I grew to like that concept because it meant dad has a public access TV show and son has one too. The “dad finds out he had a son” episode was a hit as well. And again viewers thought it was real and that the young public access TV host was really my offspring.

MTV? Yes. MTV as I Expected? No.

Before I tell you what happened, I want to first set the stage using a quote from a friend of mine who has been on several reality shows years. He said something along the lines of “The only reality of reality shows is that they are not reality.” Okay, so, keeping in mind the thing my friend said, imagine if you will what happened a few short months after finding out I was I was the father of a “son.” His show, which he admitted borrowing from mine, was, get this PICKED UP BY MTV! I kid (pun intended) you not. True story! It only ran for a season though. And years later I saw the young actor who was now probably in his 30s and was prematurely balding. He was an interview show and was ranting that he had gotten the big opportunity of being an a national channel but had not been able to parlay it into anything. The apple does not fall…

You Have Permission

Innovation

People ask us “What does “USA Create” mean?” I guess it is kind of like a mantra to America in which we affirm that everyone in the country can create whatever they want to create. Feeling that you can create can be a strong motivator to draw upon and potentially leads to innovation in the marketplace.

First Steps

It is sometimes not easy to take those first few steps. There are ways that our minds can occasionally get in the way of our moving toward doing something that can be for the good of all. There is a manner of thinking negative thoughts that can contribute to minimizing our abilities.

Getting Over

How to Get Over the Walls “Walls” is a metaphor that has been used again and again. Its utilization can be tiresome. But thinking of walls as something to be broken can still be useful. For example, you could think in terms of walls as an analogy for suppression of you achieving what you know you can achieve but are not doing so for some reason. Once you consciously utterly understand what this wall consists of, you can then actually find it and knock it down. But do not forget that you can still be afraid in your heart while simultaneously getting rid of what keeps you from doing what you want to do such as pursuing an entrepreneurial project.

Customer Retention and Software Solutions

Retain Your Customers

One of the most important questions to ask is what strategy will you use to get in front of your future customer and make what you are presenting to them impossible to resist? But before you go offering your web wares, ask yourself how you will maintain a high amount of perceived value for your products and services so that once they sign up for your monthly or even annual business, you will be able to retain them What does your product and service do for them? Why do they need what you are selling on an ongoing basis? What is your value-based structure?

Maintain Perceived Value

One possibility is to have various levels that you offer, each one increasing in terms of perceived value, with a higher price tag as well. And make certain to find an online system of how delivery will be made each month and how you will bill them for it. Ideally you want this to be a totally digitally based process and one that is automated. As your customer is enjoying that month’s focus you will then be putting together next one. You need to constantly make them aware of what great things you are doing for them with each new offering.

Keep Your Customers

You want your customer experience to be as seamless as possible making them aware of the ever-increasing benefits to help with keeping them using your digital products or services. Being able to retain those who purchase from you while simultaneously continually bringing in new ones is the lifeblood of what you do. You do not want them to go in and out, you want them to come in and stay.

Software Solutions

The competition, in terms of subscription-based businesses, is harsh. Therefore, you must be clear on what you offer and why it is ideal for your clients. And although there are a lot of moving parts, you want it to be as easy as possible for users to use your system while you promote your differentiation in the marketplace. Thankfully, there are a lot of online solutions to help you to find customers, then bring them onboard followed by billing them and keeping them from leaving. These solutions include search engine advertising purchases and billing systems.

Yianni Stamas Takes a Look at International Mountain Day

A Global Day

The reason that we are celebrating International Mountain Day here at USA Create is because we wish to do our part in building awareness and knowledge around the role of mountains in many of our lives without us even knowing it. It is important to realize that December 11’s International Mountain Day is global and not just a public holiday.

Symbolic Visuals

There is symbolism when it comes to this special day with symbols being designated to International Mountain Day which consists of triangles that represent mountains. And even the United Nations is involved with the process. This is because sadly mountains are at risk due to the global climate continuing to warm and adversely affecting the mountain lives of both animals and people.

Will You Join Us?

Mountains are a large source of our water supply. We need to protect these towering entities. Will you join the millions of people who wish to get the message out about the role mountains play in our lives?

Magicians and Other Entertainers Rule the Remote Explosion

Hope and Gigs

The photo above is place there to represent your glimmer of hope and thoughts regarding getting gigs. It is symbolic of that.

Follow the Client’s Needs

Magicians and Entertainers reading this probably already know, and maybe even have, a remote show. A remote show is when the performer reaches her or his audience with Zoom or other video chat formats. Zoom is definitely one of the best ones, but it is important to be both comfortable with what you offer while simultaneously being ready with what the client wants.

Your Reputation

Of course we recommend the name of this website and blog: USA create. Yes USA, the time is now to create. In this instance we are encouraging entertainers to create. Yes magicians and other entertainers it is critical for your success that you have an outstanding product which is your act. This keeps your reputation solid.

How to Get Press Coverage

Magicians, if you have access to blog publicity such as the network known as the Blog Coalition, you should definitely do it. It’s not necessarily for the traffic, but more for the prestige of having some “press” coverage.

Trust

The idea is to do your research when looking at possible venues. Often it is difficult to create a relationship with the individual who books the talent. But if you have a smoking trailer ready, you can send it to the booker, if you can get her or his email. Be sure to offer both the link and the exact address of your page so they can either click the link or copy and paste the address into their browser. People are hesitant to click on links unless it is from someone they trust.

Next Steps

See Things Differently

Creating new ways of looking at the USA and marketing in America is a part of the mission of USACreate and they have been doing a fine job of it, redefining how we look at promotion.

Next Steps for USA Create

We will be focusing on helping experts and those facilitating experts, to connect with the needs created by the Pandemic.

Should USA CREATE?

Made in America

The rally cry “USA Create,” is still a part of my outlook that the United States would do well to to focus on being innovative. All this with the stamp of “Made in America.”

Belief

Also, in our wonderful country, there are literally thousands, if not millions, of very creative people out there whose creativity goes untapped. To me this is very sad because I believe that the USA should create.

Not Rising to Potential

Do you use your creativity to the upmost? Is your imagination, in all of its various forms, something you get paid to do? For some of us this is the case. But sadly, less than 2 percent of “creative people” make their living being creative. How can this be changed?

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