Digital dude, dad to 3 outstanding boys, Big Thinker, Gooner, Old School Skater, Linchpin, calls it like I see it and I make a mean bowl of chili.
Welcome to the dark side, Jeff. I'm glad that you stepped up and stated this. I'm like Geoff, voted for Bush in 2000, lost me when the wars started and it's been downhill since. Your list of why, just barely skims the surface.
1 month ago on Goodbye Republican Party, It’s YOU Not Me
Fox was showing timely reports when everything first happened yesterday, but it didn't hardly any time before their "experts" were saying this looked like an Al-Qaeda attack, Muslims, etc. I personally don't care about posting about Boston, but whenever a, what basically equates to hate speech, is started, then yeah, there's a problem. Which, correct me if I'm wrong Sam, I think pissed you off. I have no respect for anyone tied to Fox News at all. The only thing that they do is spit out false facts, lie, twist the truth and share vitriol towards anyone who doesn't agree with them. I hate that the ugly side of humanity always comes out during times like this instead of reacting as everyone did at the marathon and help out.
1 month ago on Journalist Sinks to New Low; Newsjacks #BostonMarathon
Thanks for the shout out, RAT! You're the best!
1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Dedication Edition
I love OXO products and evidently they have some very patient, yet savvy people. It's unfortunate that it escalated to the point it did and it really seems as if it's sour grapes. I like the insert on the page where the letter resides about offering trademark primer for inventors. Great stuff, Ginster
3 months, 1 week ago on The OXO/Quirky Debate: What OXO Did Really Well
Alan! Alan! Al! Wait..that's not Alan. That's Steve. Steve! Steve! Great picks this week, Gini
4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Ad Libbing for NFL Players and Animals
Great post, Kary! Having worked in radio, I can relate to this very well. It all rings true, especially the script part. I worked with the PD and had an overnight shift...got in trouble for varying from the playlist one night. Imagine that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Programmed Content Kills Community
Great post, Sam. Love the analogy....and yes, I'll have that beer.
7 months, 1 week ago on Adopting a New Perspective on Success
@samfiorella @Sean McGinnis Thanks M for including me on this great list of smarties & thanks Sam & Sean, check is in the mail!
9 months ago on 100 People Who Don't Get Enough Credit Online
@C_Pappas Look on Ebay or Amazon for the keyboard covers, you can get them for just about any laptop nowadays.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros
I usually get @ginidietrich to carry my stuff, but in return I have to carry her hair accessories and a box of Sharpies. Seriously, I try to carry light as i can, there were several witnesses to me hand-writing(yes I did) notes at Social Slam. I have a few other gadgets I carry as well; extended battery case for my phone, an external USB charger that takes regular batteries, depending on how long I'll be, I may just bring my iPad or longer than 2 days, I bring my ultrabook and iPad. Excedrin & sinus congestion pills are a must for me.
@HowieSPM Yes there is Howie! I bought an ultrabook instead of a Macbook Air and it works just fine and is lighter than an iPad.
@adamtoporek @blogworld Cheers, Adam. It's a work in progress for sure. Would love to make new connections also. Feel free to contact me on twitter and we can go from there!
10 months, 4 weeks ago on What It’s Like To Own Guitar.Com
@John_Trader1 Thanks John. It's something I believe in. When we bought the site, the statement we kept going back to was to make sure we live and believe in what we're doing. We're surrounding ourselves with people who believe in it as well...that helps a lot!
Thanks for doing this, Jayme!! I appreciate it greatly! Now go work on your forehand.
11 months ago on What It’s Like To Own Guitar.Com
@samfiorella I think that fact that Dave has, what three times?, the followers and engagement than the station says a lot. Ignorance of something isn't always bliss.
11 months, 1 week ago on When Personal and Corporate Brands Collide
While I am somewhat speechless at the stupidity of the station, I am really not surprised. Loads of companies can't see the forest for the trees. This was a great opportunity to become a leader in the community and instead now a villain. This would be an interesting case study for those new to the social media world. Great job, Sam. Thanks for sharing.
@jasonkonopinski @StaceyHoodI Thanks Jason! It helps to have people like @KaryD guest on there.
11 months, 1 week ago on Change The Way You See Fear
Great post, JK. I did the same thing with my blog and while I'm fortunate to not have to use it as a marketing tool to get business, I do like to share thoughts that are provoking to my peers...even if it's just a devil's advocate-sort of thing so that it makes people think. Fear of the unknown is a powerful thing. It can either stop you dead in your tracks or give you the strength to carry on. It looks like you've done the latter. Good for you. I always say Everything is an opportunity...it's up to you to do something with it.
I can't say that I haven't done my fair share of quarrels online and have within the past few years stopped doing it, but occasionally my Irish gets the best of me and I have to say something. I tend to just sit there and complain privately to someone or to myself. As I tend to live in the moment nowadays, I don't see any reason to get my own feathers ruffled as my mum says. I'd rather use that energy towards other things where it's more constructive.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Silence
As with some of the others, I've also lost friends to suicide, it was due to severe depression. One of them was very active on social media and had a lot to live for, but his depression overruled all of that. He a successful actor and had a great business going after he gave up acting. It impacted me because I saw it in his tweets, his FB posts, etc. that something just wasn't right. Unfortunately, with him living in LA, it was tough for me to do anything except try to talk to him over the phone(which he never answered if ever) or email. His sister tried to find him after he disappeared. If a friend or an acquaintance is doing something that seems out of the norm for them, reach out to them. Sometimes just having someone to rant to can make all the difference in the world for them.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Social Media and Its Effect On Suicide