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The knee jerk reaction: To recline your airline seat or not. Warning: Fighting may ensue. - Washington Business Journal

It was either a knee jerk reaction or a claim on personal space, but whatever your stance, the Sunday night story of United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark to Denver - with an unscheduled stop in Chicago - has travelers talking.

Why a D.C. man tweeted a selfie while plane made an emergency landing - Washington Business Journal

I don't know about you, but if I was seated on a plane that suddenly had a cabin filling with smoke, tweeting a selfie would be far down on my airborne to-do list. Not Shashi Bellamkonda. Regular readers of the Washington Business Journal know Bellamkonda as the vice president of digital marketing at Greenbelt-based The Bozzuto Group and occasional WBJ columnist.

Shashi Bellamkonda takes new job with Bozzuto - Washington Business Journal

Staff Washington Business Journal Shashi Bellamkonda, known to just about everyone in Washington as the Go-To Guy for all things social media, has announced that he is leaving Network Solutions (now part of Web.com) to take a new job with the Bozzuto Group. He'll be vice president of digital marketing for the Greenbelt-based real estate firm.

5 reasons local restaurant owners need to pay more attention to Google - Washington Business Journal

Shashi Bellamkonda, Vice president of digital marketing, The Bozzuto Group The past few weeks have seen a stream of social news from Google. News of the departure of the head of Google+, Vic Gundotra, raised a lot of doubts about the future of that fledgling social network.

Protecting your online reputation - Triad Business Journal

In today's reality, customer feedback is immediate. Twitter updates detail every minute of the day. Food reviews pop up online while a diner is sitting at the restaurant. Product critiques come out within minutes of its launch.

2012 Minority Business Leader Awards: Shashi Bellamkonda, Senior director of social media, Network Solutions LLC - Wa...

A former chef in his native India, Shashi Bellamkonda is one of the D.C. business community's most tireless social media practitioners. He's fluent in five languages and has a basic command of two more. He has tweeted more than 70,000 times.

Protecting your online reputation - Washington Business Journal

In today's reality, customer feedback is immediate. Twitter updates detail every minute of the day. Food reviews pop up online while a diner is sitting at the restaurant. Product critiques come out within minutes of its launch. "The Internet has a huge footprint, and customer behavior has changed to searching for information online," said Network Solutions Senior Director of Social Media Shashi Bellamkonda.

Can you live without email, or do you suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)? - Washington Business Journal

Shashi Bellamkonda, Vice president of digital marketing, The Bozzuto Group Google provides account activity stats to all those who have an account. Within my Gmail account I discovered that I had received 8,233 emails and sent 153 emails last month.

Shashi Bellamkonda: The Social Listener - Washington Business Journal

Jennifer Nycz-Conner Staff Reporter Social media swami. Yes, that's an actual job title, and it belongs to Shashi Bellamkonda of Network Solutions LLC. The company originally was a Web domain registrar but now wants to be the Web services provider of choice for small businesses.

5 Reasons Facebook Home is nothing to write home about (Guest Blog) - Washington Business Journal

Over the weekend I installed Facebook Home on my Samsung Galaxy S3 that runs on Android. Facebook had done some amazing pre-release PR for the Facebook Home launch. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to consider this launch important and pitched it to the media.

Car repair shops and a dented economy offer customer service lessons for all - Washington Business Journal

Of late, if you have been noticing, there seem to be an awful lot of cars on the roads with dents. I have read that, due to the recession, Americans are now holding on to their cars longer and paying off their loans.

Shashi @ SxSW: Pop-up store trend continues at SxSW - Washington Business Journal

The past few years has seen a trend of retailers setting up pop-up stores at South By Southwest to attract attention and buzz around their products at what is probably the largest conference of early adopters. This year D.C.'s Goodwill Industries International and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas are hosting their first pop-up retail shop POP!

Women business owners significantly more optimistic about 2013 - Washington Business Journal

A study released this week surveyed more than 500 members nationwide of the D.C.-based National Association of Women Business Owners in partnership with Web.com (parent company of Network Solutions LLC and the company I work for).

D.C.-area CEO blogs to follow - Washington Business Journal

Hearing the voice of the head of the company through a blog is very powerful. CEOs can show their influence, knowledge and leadership through expressing themsevlves in a less formal way. Here are some D.C.-area CEO blogs that are on my must-read list: Bill Marriott: Executive chairman and chairman of the board Marriott International Inc.

Google+ reaches out with Communities - Washington Business Journal

In typical blogger style Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of Google Inc., announced in a blog post last week that Google+ was the "fastest-growing network thingy." My top takeaways from his post: * More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google+ ("+1ing" apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search.), and 135 million are active in just the Google+ stream.

Google+ reaches out with Communities - Washington Business Journal

In typical blogger style Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of Google Inc., announced in a blog post last week that Google+ was the "fastest-growing network thingy." My top takeaways from his post: * More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google+ ("+1ing" apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search.), and 135 million are active in just the Google+ stream.

Q&A: Shashi Bellamkonda, incoming Bozzuto Group executive - Washington Business Journal

Staff Washington Business Journal Social media expert Shashi Bellamkonda is getting into the real estate business. Bellamkonda is slated to start March 18 as vice president of digital marketing at Greenbelt-based The Bozzuto Group. We chatted with him about real estate and social media. Why did you decide to go into real estate?

Business Advice: Relationships matter for startup success - Washington Business Journal

Scott Case, founding CTO of Priceline and now CEO of Startup America, and Rohit Bhargava, author of "Likeonomics," recently spoke at TechCocktail in D.C. on the topic of relationship building for startups. Startups may start in basements, dorm rooms or garages but successful entrepreneurs utilize the power of serendipitous networking to find talent and build a robust peer-to-peer mentoring network.

Study finds 84% of small business see business increase through mobile marketing - Washington Business Journal

A study of more than 500 small business owners by Web.com (Network Solutions' parent company) revealed a lot of enthusiasm and positive results from small business engaging in mobile marketing. More than 69 percent of small business owners surveyed believe that mobile marketing is key to their growth over the next five years.

D.C. tech community stays connected - Washington Business Journal

More than 200 technology entrepreneurs gathered at the offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in D.C. for the first event of the D.C. Tech meetup. The D.C. Tech meetup was organized by Frank Gruber, CEO and co-founder of Tech Cocktail; Michael Mayernick , co-founder of Spinnakr; Zvi Band, co-founder of ProudlyMadeinDC; Peter Corbett and and DJ Saul of iStrategylabs; Justin Thorp, director of customer happiness at Clearspring.

Get on the video bandwagon (Video) - Washington Business Journal

Online video is becoming an important tool for businesses to use to bolster their online marketing. EMarketer Inc., a firm providing research and trend analysis on digital marketing and media, estimates that in 2011, 68.2 percent of U.S. Internet users, or 158.1 million people, are watching video content online each month.

SEO, online marketing through eyes of an eye doctor - Washington Business Journal

A patient's chair at a doctor's office is the last place where you would start an online marketing conversation and that is exactly what happened to me a few year's ago and of course I was in the patient's chair.

How to stay focused and not go app crazy - Washington Business Journal

Findings from the Small Business Success Index conducted by Network Solutions LLC and the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have shown that a dramatic increase in the adoption of social media at the beginning of the year has tapered off and holds steady at 24 percent.

GrowSmartBiz to be streamed live by Yayastream - Washington Business Journal

The Washington Business Journal and YayaStream are collaborating to live stream the GrowSmartBiz Conference and Expo ( Register here.) on Friday so people who cannot make it to the conference can participate as well. "Videos tell stories. Online videos create access for all.

Dandelion Patch grows through innovation, social connections (Video) - Washington Business Journal

Heidi Kallett runs The Dandelion Patch , a retailer specializing in custom stationery and gifts and is a panelist on "Starting a Business 101" at the GrowSmartBiz Conference. If you have not registered already , register now.