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Re this line in #7:
"But [Ralph Gilles has] also gotten into spats with celebrities too, like when he lashed out against Donald Trump (a man you do not want to get into a fight with) for hating on Chrysler."
Why wouldn't you want to get into a fight with Donald Trump? It makes for great entertainment, and the Chump ALWAYS ends up looking like a clown.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/228629
I haven't seen anyone mention private lists. I use them heavily to follow competitors, listen to customer and partner targets before following them, keep track of who's followed our accounts, who we followed first, etc. When Twitter did away with pretty much all limits on lists it was a big deal for me.
4 months ago on How Do You Use Twitter Lists? Question of the Week
@Gary But then you can't safely share the lists in a HootSuite account, right? If you share your main account so that people in HootSuite can see your private lists, you're sharing your entire account with them. Perhaps not advisable.
4 months ago on How Your Business Can Use a “Listmaker” Account to Tap the Power of Twitter Lists
Has anyone stopped to wonder whether this whole mishegas is actually a slick reverse-double-gainer maneuver on BeachMint's part, engineered so that when the company DOES go under, they can blame PandoDaily? I'm not gonna venture whether that's the case, but stranger things have happened. This thought only occurred to me after learning that Lanny Davis is involved and reading the LA Times story.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How we’ve responded to BeachMint’s most recent demands
Well, this is just getting stranger and stranger. Re the comment about "a man named Lanny Davis," if that website link is accurate, then Beachmint has quite a connected heavyweight acting on its behalf. Lanny's kinda famous. Hyper-connected and no slouch by any means. I'd venture he knows exactly what he's doing.
P.P.S. Not sure what to make of "Nobody wants to sift through their inbox in search of an event invitation."
Messages in Gmail (and most other email platforms) are INSANELY more searchable and findable than they are in Twitter. I can find any ticketing information, whether for concert, conference, air travel, etc., etc., from any time in the last 10 years, in about 10 seconds.
5 months ago on Beyond the inbox: Event Farm is bringing online invitations to Twitter
Once again, the death of email is greatly exaggerated.
P.S. Direct messages on Twitter are fairly unreliable, and you can currently view only the most recent 100 DMs (sent and received). So if you get a lot of DMs your important ticketing information could well end up inaccessible.
From Twitter's Support pages:
If you are not seeing all of your direct messages:
Twitter shows only your 100 most recent messages (sent AND received).
Remember, your old DMs are not gone, they're just stored in our database. We're working to make more DMs available in the future.
I have no opinion on this other than to observe that when six independent sources relate the "exact same details," with no variation, it raises the concern that there's some orchestrated hidden agenda at work.
5 months ago on An update on our Beachmint story
@madmax101 Way to miss the point.
5 months, 1 week ago on Sean Parker is right
Fascinating story. But do we really think the Mr. Potato Head illustration was a good choice? Good grief.
8 months, 1 week ago on How to do a face transplant
Per @simonguerin's comment, it would seem that the Nielsen link in your published post originally pointed to a doc on your Google Drive. Can you confirm that this was the case and that you subsequently updated the link to point to the Nielsen PDF? Since the link was to a PDF, I can see how you might have inadvertently linked to the PDF on your Drive instead of the one on the Nielsen Korea site.
It'd be good to have an update on this...
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)
@RichardPosey 100% agree with separating domain name registration from hosting. I have helped more than a few people whose hosting companies were holding them hostage because they'd registered their domain name through the hosting company.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on When LinkedIn Becomes A Pay-To-Use Product
I don't think the kids "were lined up against a wall in Newton, [sic] Connecticut and shot." That's kind of a big divergence from the sequence of events as they have come to be known. (I also don't think it's splitting hairs to point this out.)
10 months, 3 weeks ago on One month after the Sandy Hook shooting and the tech community’s demand for change is only building
I'm not against pre-scheduling tweets, but if you're going to do it, you can't leave things completely on auto-pilot. If tweets are in the queue, t's critical that someone in the organization is monitoring the news and ready to pause the pre-scheduled tweets if necessary.
Re "don't hire knuckleheads": This is an excellent best practice. Sure, separate tools for personal and company accounts and other technology-oriented safeguards are worth adopting. But so many people making recommendations after these social faux-pas focused almost exclusively on the tech aspect while giving short shrift to the human element, which is far more important IMO.Unless your business is engaged in partisan politics, would you want someone who broadcast that tweet about Obama's grandmother working for you? That it was intended for the sender's personal account is almost beside the point.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Seven lessons from the worst social media fails of 2012
I don't understand this sentence:
"It bothers me that despite their growing popularity, some people don’t have faith in these crowdfunding sites."
Logic should tell you that as crowdfunding sites become more popular, more scammers will be attracted to them.
Rather than being overly concerned with a nice picture, I suggest being very clear in your ask, i.e, describe specifically what you're going to do with the funds that are raised. Describe your connection to the cause. But even if you cover those details well, there's still the matter of the trust factor. How do potential donors know that you're really who you say you are? That you're really going to forward the collected funds?
The best way to ameliorate any doubts that potential donors have is to have a pre-established identity, to be a known entity. This is why established entities tend to perform better in this space.I for one am skeptical of people who come out of nowhere raising funds for causes with which they have no clear connection.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on When crowdfunding doesn’t work
@pshapiro I know he often uses this tone. It's unappealing and it's definitely not doing him any favors.
None of which is to take away from your job in capturing the debate. On that I say, Well done!
1 year ago on Learn About Social Media ROI from an Epic Twitter Debate
I'm sorry to say it, but I'm disappointed in the rudeness and tone of superiority displayed by one party in this debate. Neither side is without blame, but one was just over the top. I understand and appreciate the passion this topic instils, but the high dudgeon and comments bordering on personal insult only serve to obfuscate the points being made.
@JenniferSiegler Many people, including me, are of the opinion that Romney would do NOTHING for small business. It's crystal clear where that man's interests lie, and it ain't with small business. Fortunately, it seems as if more ACTUAL small business owners support Obama than Romney. These people know BS when they see it. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/09/18/study-small-business-owners-favor-obama-despite-you-didnt-build-that-comments
1 year, 1 month ago on If you care about the tech industry, vote for Obama
@JenniferSiegler I read plenty, thank you. Have you ever heard of hyperbole?
1 year, 1 month ago on A final word on Uber and their ghastly attempt to spin their way to sainthood
That Michael Robertson tweet is the most batshit crazy idiotic thing I've read all year. By far.