@sarahlacy @CLUTCH ClutchMag is the bomb. My partner and I launched a niche publication in February (http://www.karlawithakay.com) and we use Clutch as one of our models. I'm so sorry to hear that you still struggle, and that as a niche demo site for Black women, you are having a tough time.Makes me wonder just how successful we will ever be with KWaK.
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@jureklepic @farahbelliard @AmyMccTobin Jeez, Jure. I had no idea they did that to you, and that is just a bad, if not worse. I don't agree that it should be an eye for an eye.
7 months, 1 week ago on Social Judge, Jury and Executioner: The Lynch Mob in Action
@hessiej @farahbelliard @AmyMccTobin Absolutely. This is a necessary dialogue, and I hope that the air is cleared all the way around. Not sure if everything can be cleared up out in the open, but at the very least if all parties involved can get their side out, speak their peace and then let it go, it won't have to turn into World War III.
For the record, I am not on ANYBODY'S side on this. When I read this article, I felt that @AmyMccTobin didn't get the full story based on what I observed so I wanted to weigh in, but it is obvious that this issue goes way deeper than a few FB posts. The deeper part, I cannot involve myself in because I wasn't there.
I'm just stating this publicly so that nobody gets the wrong idea. If they do, that's another story. I do my best to be fair and impartial all the way around because it makes no sense to take sides without having the whole story or being a witness to the whole thing. I can and will ONLY comment or respond to what I personally have knowledge of. Whether it be damning to Dabney, Jure, Elizabeth, Jason, or anybody else. Truth is truth.
@JasonPromotesU @farahbelliard I did for a bit, but I was swayed eventually, to unfollow you and block you, Jason. For the sake of complete disclosure. Now, I wasn't FORCED to do this, I made the choice to do it on my own. I don't blame Dabney or anyone else for the choices I made. I was scared, and I didn't want to fall victim to any crap.
@jureklepic @farahbelliard I can vouch for the fact that the two posts were not related. When I saw the comment, I was the one who told Jure that while he has a right to express his disagreement with the hashtag use, a personal attack was just not a good look for him. He agree and apologized. As far as I'm concerned, it was dealt with.
There were many people commenting on the thread, however, who made disparaging remarks, and I just don't think that it's appropriate to do that. I believe that if you have a legitimate beef, you deal with that, but personal attacks are just not okay, coming from anyone.I also think that the Miss Piggy post was distasteful and poking fun, and I said something about that, too. Both posts have been removed, as far as I know.
And, just to make it clear, Dabney's name was not used in any of Jure's posts, but some of the words used made it clear to followers of all involved who he was referring to.
@JasonPromotesU Hey, Jason! I remember this...
@Frank_Strong I agree with you 100%. Being an onlooker, I don't have a personal stake with either party. I agree that people should be able to openly discuss their dissatisfaction with another professional who is in the public eye, as long as it is done with a willingness to have open dialogue, and it is done in a respectful manner.
Where I get concerned is when people catch wind of these types of situations and only get one side of the story. I would urge all readers, commentors, and the author to do some thorough fact checking.
@Danny Brown @DavidTraub @AmyMccTobin Well, Britt Michaelian is not getting bashed about her fake followers and her stats are worse... take a look. http://flic.kr/p/ef3hGC
Your memoirs are so poignant. It was extremely brave of you to share them, and just that your simple act has changed the lives of thousands. ♥
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I, too, am a bit obsessed with Klout. The only difference is that I don't mind that my Klout score goes down when I engage less because it mimics real life. When you have a lot going on and you are slammed with work, you engage less with your peers and colleagues and therefore can't contribute effectively to what's happening.
The great thing about Klout IS its fluidity. And, YES, the most important part of social media is how engaged you are with your audience, but even then, it really depends on what you CHOOSE to be to your followers. Obviously, a curator or a tastemaker differs in their engagement to someone like a socializer.
As far as automation is concerned, I strongly feel that if you put your name on your Twitter profile, it should be YOU engaging with your audience. There are tons of celebrities with hundreds of thousands of followers who still do their own tweeting. If they can do it, so can everyone else.
To quote Social Media expert Ted Rubin, it's all about RonR.... return on relationships.
2 years, 4 months ago on Is There An Upside To Automation?