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@kamichat I'd love to see the data on this since I've been wondering about it. I like Digital Echo; I've been calling it the social media echo chamber. Yours is shorter.
1 week, 2 days ago on Social Media Needs Traditional Media To Make Noise
Totally agree with your assessment. Social media meltdown needs another source of fuel to ignite it into fire storm (or a crisis.) And traditional media is that source to bring it mainstream.
Thank you so much for your kind words. This sort of situation should be planned for when running any sort of event and should include mechanics on how to manage refunds, etc. A dark site is ideal, but having a nimble organization able to update their website quickly is also a good start to communicating effectively.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Crisis is never far away — be ready to respond.
This is pretty common issue facing a lot of us active on social media. And I have to admit I've done it to at least one person. I try not to be knee-jerk about these things since it is so very serious.
So glad you are writing this column. It is so helpful.
2 months, 1 week ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Friends Flipping Out on You
Well see someone important was reading your blog! But seriously your previous post was brilliant and spot on.
3 months, 1 week ago on Digital Canada 150 – ahead to the past!
Solid advice. I think people are too quick to pass judgement on others without context.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Disagreeing with a Co-worker’s Non-Work Behavior
Hear, hear, hear! Raising a finger.. hum er glass...
7 months, 1 week ago on A Christmas Message for Social Media Speakers
I've got a question to pose: are organizations not culturally progressive as their customers? Perhaps organizations have not evolved while their customers have socially and culturally.
10 months ago on From Chick-fil-A to Barilla – Is Courting Controversy The Next Big Thing?
You guys made my day when I read this edition. Still smiling.
1 year, 1 month ago on Gin and Topics: The Baby and Pet Edition
@ginidietrich @dino_dogan Gini, we do live in a bubble. A bubble we share with some pretty cool people who have set expectations high. As it should be. I'd rather reach for the bar then bend over to pick it up. Our Moms are correct: It is a big deal we wrote books.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why Brogan’s Bigger Ear Marketing Is Wrong
So very true. All great points. I have to be a Debbie Downer, but I think the shine is wearing off already at least with the folks I'm connected to on Vine. I don't see the same levels of posting as a did when it first launched. Maybe it is just developing a patina and maturing from that bright new toy phase. I'm still having fun with it... by using the Vine videos I've taken for other platforms.
1 year, 4 months ago on Vine: Social Media’s Shiny New Toy
I'd be interested to know if they would be differences between men and women. I know when I exercise in the morning and grab an apple before workout then had breakfast, I did lose more.
1 year, 6 months ago on Newsflash! Lose the fat. Then break the fast!
@Pingdom Thanks! Cheers!
1 year, 10 months ago on Mobile share of web traffic in Asia has tripled since 2010
Where does the Middle East fit into these numbers?
I think companies are being led down side-streets by shiny new objects. Blinded by the newness and coolness of it all they are losing focus. For me, it all comes back to know your business and customers allowing for an express route instead of side-streets.
2 years, 3 months ago on New Research: Americans Hate Social Media Promotions
I like Jim's attitude towards social media. He is correct when he says, "Social media loves a “Try-er.” Yes, that's what makes social media so great in my mind.
2 years, 8 months ago on Forget Magic Beans – What You Really Need Are Balls and a Plan!
I agree with you that influence metrics are here to stay for better or worse. Betting the house on Klout isn't a smart yet for an individual or business. The metrics aren't stable and refined enough currently. It hasn't matured enough to really provide real honest value.
2 years, 9 months ago on Klout is Broken. Here’s Why.
@SusanOakes I appreciate your last paragraph... A LOT! Thank you for saying that. Too many people blindly follow the new shiny object.
3 years ago on Beware the Google+ Experts
@mdbarber Say it loud! Totally agree with you.
3 years, 1 month ago on PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?
Erica - thanks for your post. I'm finding that there is a disconnect as to how businesses interact with female entrepreneurs who just happen to be moms.
PS - we should connect I'm at the other end of the state... Eastern NC...
3 years, 2 months ago on Seven Reasons Moms Rock as Entrepreneurs
@ginidietrich Virtual hugging in process!
3 years, 2 months ago on The Launch of Spin Sucks Pro
@ginidietrich Nothing is ever perfect and it shouldn't be. Perfection means no room for change or grow for me. Beta is always best.
Delaying to get it right is always the right choice. So no worries!