Happy 7th Anniversary to Shareology! July 25, 2016

I started the blog Shareology on July 26, 2009.  After the five-year anniversary, I quietly put the blog into a two-year recess.  So it’s July 26 yet again and time to say a few words in commemoration.

The topic? Networking Nirvana!

Minneapolis-St. Paul is a leading hub of technical companies and workers.  It also has an active social media community.  I’ve received two certifications in social media since Shareology began; however, my best learning has come from attending networking events here in the Twin Cities.

Here’s my salute to the organizations I currently find most educational:

  1. Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-St. Paul is closing in on its 93rd meeting in September. That means 2017 will see the 100th meeting of the nation’s largest Social Media Breakfast group!  @SMBMSP


  1. There is also the October 15 Minnesota Blogger Conference to look forward to! @MNBlogCon


  1. Minnesota Analytics has a myriad of yearly events scheduled. I’m looking forward to the August 24 FARCON with an emphasis on Financials and Retail at the Carlson school.  @MinneAnalytics


  1. MinneStar offers MinneDemo several times a year, with my favorite MinneBar in spring. I’ve presented three times at Minnebar and love roaming the halls of Best Buy’s first floor, looking for new knowledge with geeks and nerds of every stripe.  @MinneStar


  1. One of the best monthly breakfast is Business Leaders Breakfast Forum. I have heard Paul Douglas, Sam Richter, Andrew Eklund and Anne Pryor at Lurie, LLP. Pam Borton is next up August 12. @LurieLLP


  1. My latest favorite is StartUp Grind held at Coco and featuring leaders of the entrepreneurial community in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  @StartupGrindMN


Well, that’s my latest list of favorite events in the Cities.  Here’s to Networking Nirvana!

Kay Roseland



I’m 5! July 26, 2014

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You will notice I’m no longer writing multiple posts in a week at Shareology, since I’m publishing three times a week at Infor From the Source.

However, since the life span of a blog is approximately that of a fruit fly, let’s take a moment to look at highlights of Shareology.

The Target branding article still holds up.  Try an article or two on Ida Marie.

I broke the news that Louis Vuitton was opening in Galleria and Microsoft in Mall of American.  Use the search box to the right.

Thank you for your past and future readership.  Five is Fun!

Kay Roseland









WordCamp MN 2014!!! April 28, 2014

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Shareology  could use a nap and a good drying out.  In the meantime, some of my favorite images from WordCamp MN 2014:











A good time was had by all, and a boat-load of learning and rain were involved.

Kay Roseland @KayLoire


Google and CoCo and Geek Girls, oh my! March 21, 2014

If you’ve ever checked the lines for the bathrooms at minnebar, you know that men far outnumber women in the tech world.  @CoCoMSP (Coworking and Collaborative spaces in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Uptown) has decided to do something about that in conjunction with their partner Google. Last night was the kickoff event Unlea(she)d featuring Nancy Lyons @Nylons and Meghan Wilker @IrishGirl.

Geek Girls talked about their journey in life and business, which has culminated in the success of Clockwork Active Media Systems – one of the fastest growing and most respected interactive marketing agencies in the region.

Some scenes from the evening:





Don Ball of CoCo does the intros:






And a great time was had by all!

More information available at:

Kay Roseland @KayLoire


Plan your New Year! January 21, 2014

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Check out your Twin Cities Communication Events Site!

PR! Marketing! Social Media! and More!


2013 in review December 31, 2013

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Shareology checks in at Verizon’s first Destination Store! November 20, 2013

Shareology got a sneak peek at the new Verizon Destination Store at the Mall of America, near the old Bloomies on 2nd floor South. Check out the great store front! 9,715 square feet makes it 7 times as big as the previous Verizon MOA store! This new Destination Store format is the very first; next one opens in Chicago in 2014.

Marni Walden, EVP and COO of Verizon Wireless welcomed us to the store, the first ever of this new format. Check out the shoes Dorothy would have worn if she worked for Verizon!

One of the things I had complained about in the old store format was that there was nowhere to sit down; that problem has been beautifully solved!

I made a point to thank Sarah Christy, Solution Manager, for the great new seating and well-designed store. Sarah was there when I bought my Droid Razr Maxx, when I strongly noted that there was no seating in the previous store. I’m guessing the average purchase takes 30 minutes while they set up your phone; nice to now have a place to sit for a bit.

Sarah Christy and Cody Roos of Verison:

Overall, I’d say this new store fits in between Apple and Microsoft; I think you’ll find a much broader selection at Verizon, though. The store has a grand opening celebration this evening, November 20, 7 – 9:30 pm, with the first full day November 21! Check it out at Mall of America, S280!


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