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I haven't been this glad about a show ending since "Yes, Dear" finally was pulled from the CBS lineup. Worst sitcom ever.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.ora.tv/dailyrehash/article/two-and-a-half-men-is-finally-ending-let-us-all-rejoice
So sad that larger dogs are so negatively impacted by their size. My brother has Golden Retrievers and they seem to only live to 12 years or so.
1 year, 4 months ago on Big Dogs vs Small Dogs, Life Span Science
This would be so useful. I wonder if they have this in New Jersey.
1 year, 4 months ago on Canine Heart Health, There’s An App for That!
It's like someone drank too much and threw up a rainbow on some shoes.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nike LeBron 9 “What The LeBron” – Detailed Images
1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Zoom KD IV “What The KD”
I noticed the same guy was mayor of every business in the small group of stores I visited. He worked at Blockbuster (yep, we still had one) and all of the other stores would show up as ones he could check into which he would do every few hours. A little frustrating but nothing illegal about it. It's a game, after all.
2 years ago on Why am I not the mayor
I don't like these "Top Women" articles. But, to tell you the truth, if these women weren't mentioned in these types of articles, it's very likely that most people would never hear about them. When reporters go looking for a source to ask for an opinion about developments in their industry, it's more often than not a man. So, it gives some visibility to a very few number of accomplished women. I just hope that most people know that these lists could probably be twice, three times or ten times as long as they are.
2 years, 1 month ago on Thoughts About Women To Watch
I was in the Beta group and asked to go back to the original style so I haven't seen this new version. Given your screenshot, I'm not looking forward to the change. : /
2 years, 4 months ago on Empire Avenue Relaunches as a Social Media Dashboard Screen Shot 2012-03-10 at 8.44.43 AM – T3KD
Was it all that you imagined it to be? ; )
2 years, 4 months ago on Apple Announces iPad 3 Event: March 7th at 10AM PT
I'm very happy with my Windows Phone!
2 years, 4 months ago on Don't count Windows Phone out just yet!
This will be very useful in case I ever choose to buy an iPhone in the future. ; )
2 years, 4 months ago on Comprehensive guide to the iPhone
Thanks for the assessment. I put off buying an iPad2 last fall because I heard a new model was coming out in January. This is a bit of a delay but it sounds like it was worth the wait. ; )
2 years, 4 months ago on Pros and Cons of the New iPad
A good assessment. I am not completely won over by Google+ despite the fact that I have several friends who are devoted to it.
2 years, 4 months ago on Why Google+ is a minus
It's the "inspirational" quotes that drive me insane. I don't mind a quote once in a while that is illuminating or challenging. But some people, who must not have anything to say themselves, post a hundred quotes a day, most of them banal, positive, feel good psychology. To me, it's like an unrelenting stream of smiley faces, it becomes unbearable.
2 years, 4 months ago on Why I just unfollowed you
It will be interesting to see what's unveiled.
2 years, 4 months ago on What to Expect From the iPad 3
Useful information! Thanks. ; )
2 years, 5 months ago on Secrets of Being a Valuable Employee
You'll find lots of points of view on the best way to use Twitter. After being on the network for four years, I think I've heard them all!
2 years, 5 months ago on Top 5 Twitter tricks to help you get more out of tweeting
You'll find lots of points of view on the best way to use Twitter. After being on the network, I think I've heard them all!
Interesting if you have an iPhone!
2 years, 5 months ago on iPhone 4S Jailbreak – Cool Apps, Themes & My Spin
What a nightmare! I can't believe that the police arrested YOU instead of the restaurant owner. Unbelievable.
2 years, 6 months ago on Greene King Hungry Horse serves up shocking customer service and lots more besides... #greeneking
I'm still learning how to add buttons to my blog. #TrueStory
2 years, 6 months ago on This is arguably More Important than Content…
I'm glad to see this being discussed. The more conversation about this the better!
2 years, 6 months ago on Should US Government Be Allowed to Control Us?
This is exciting! Although I had heard rumors in the fall that something would be announced in January. So, I guess this is all of the news we can expect.
2 years, 6 months ago on iPad 3 Rumors Heating up!
What impact do you think this will have? Can RIM turn things around?
2 years, 6 months ago on RIM Co-CEOs Step Down
@MackCollier @jasonyormark Well, then the question should be can you still get value from a site without REALLY winning.
I mean, you don't expect to have the most followers on Twitter or the most read blog, why expect to be at the very top of the Leaderboard on EA? That is not a realistic goal for 99.999% of the players. So, the game itself is enjoyable, the people you discover and connect with. There are tons of little rewards ("achievements") that are given to you along the way that act as little gold stars to encourage you. Your share price starts to dip, you tell your friends, "I need help!" and they come by to purchase shares and give you the boost to put you back into the positive area. And along the way, you celebrate the milestones you and other people achieve. And I'd call that winning.
3 years ago on Where Empire Avenue Succeeds (and Fails) As a Community Site
How many people did you invest in Mack? Because if you don't reciprocate and buy shares from those people who invested in you, there is no reason for them to hold on to your shares when you price starts to fall (and everyone's price falls, even the most successful players). EA is about fostering relationships as you invest in each other. If someone doesn't share their wealth and invest back in the community, you will see their stock price plummet.
There are hundreds of Empire Avenue communities on the website, on Facebook or on fan websites that could have given you some basic advice on different ways you might play the game (and different people have different goals & philosophies on how to do it). But it sounds like you didn't want to put much time into it. That's okay, we all are limited in the amount of time we can devote to social media.
I think the mistake was that your share price initially rose so fast, it didn't grow organically, slowly over time. Your stock was inflated in value and so a dip was inevitable. Success in other forms of social media like blogs or Twitter doesn't necessarily mean your EA stock will be valued on Empire Avenue. Like anything else, you have to put work into it and I guess you either didn't have the desire or the knowledge of how to try to win back the confidence of your shareholders. You might be correct that the EA FAQs need to be expanded beyond what exists right now.
All I know is that, for me, Empire Avenue right now is like Twitter in 2008. It's not something new & shiny (it's been around more than a year), people are meeting, connecting & helping each other both on and off the website. I'm sorry you had such a poor experience.
Very helpful column but it needs a Part II on how to respond to each of these root causes. Maybe that is elsewhere on this blog.
3 years ago on 16 causes of conflict in an online community
I just signed up last week and so far, it's just play since it isn't real money. But I can't figure out exactly what the purpose is (to increase share price? to increase wealth? to make new connections? to join & be active in communities?) and it seems like the most active players are gaming the system ("Buy 200 shares of me and I'll buy 200 shares of you"). It doesn't help that there aren't clear answers in the FAQs.
It would be nice if it meant something more but right now, it's just a game. It's kind of amusing to see who's on it but I can't say I spend more than 10 minutes on it a day.
3 years, 1 month ago on Empire Avenue Strikes Out
3 years, 2 months ago on i feel like i am branding my little girl...