I am the Wizard of Oz behind your social media presence.
Looking forward to reading this. It sounds like 6 degrees of awesome!
2 weeks ago on Your Network Is Your Net Worth
@PegFitzpatrick @jewelfry I agree. We can not blindly trust any of it. We may never know the real truth. Very interesting to watch it unfold and the way we receive news will forever be changed.
1 month ago on Glass houses in social media
Great points Beki. I agree with Jay. It would be better if the news channels just reported about something else until they get some facts. A combination of the mainstream and SM has been giving me the best information.
>>"I don’t need a thought leader to tell me what to do or how I should do things. Aren’t leaders supposed to lead by example and not pass their personal judgement? " Indeed!
I love this message. I have a very small circle of friends that I truly trust enough to call on for help and an even smaller one in the social sphere. I do believe it is very important to reach out and make those connections with people you trust and value in order to have a real and true relationship first. It is hard to do in social and just as in life sometimes you take the time and build relationships only to get burnt or used anyway. This post gives me hope and reminds me that there really are many relationships worth having.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tap into the power of people
I agree with you 100%. The other side of the coin is that there are still a few good chats with many talented individuals and every now and then a not so good one stands out. I have meet many people that I have built relationships with outside of the chat that I appreciate, and I've also used them to figure out who is full of it.
I also think that we'd all appreciate it a few would keep the drama and politics out of the chats.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Twitter Chats Are Full Of Fluff
Wow, Nick, I love this. The is the best thing I've read today. Thank you. Now I have to get back to work.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Do the Work. Social Media is Work.
Congratulations Tim! You are my new inspiration. According to your suggestions I'm a website away from landing my dream job as a community manager. Until then I will keep expanding and learning from the communities I manage and the clients I do have.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Post Leads to Community Manager Job
Now that Facebook has an IPO they want us to think of corporations as people, people that are our friends. I'm not comfortable with where this is going and I'm in marketing.
1 year, 2 months ago on 4 Quotes That Show Facebook’s New Touchy-Feely Intentions
@RedheadWriting @brandsteve @Smith_Tanya @ShawnAlain @MariSmith We are the product, mined and now sold.
1 year, 2 months ago on 14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business
@ScottHepburn @RedheadWriting @JayBaer Pinning updates and messages are welcome for small business but again that assumes people are stopping by the page and we all know the action is in the news feed where the big guys can now pay to actually be seen. It would be nice if they allowed pages to make interest list. I would love to put one together for local small business so that they could offer that to the customer as a service. We all know that we are the only ones that will bother with that. The average user turns tail and runs at the mere mention of doing that for themselves.
@AshleyChura @JayBaer My response was cheeky too. The news feed ranking system is more than an exception, it is a game changer. Thank you for making me feel even better about choosing to be a light for a certain demographic.
@AshleyChura @JayBaer I am a big believer in the fact that not every business belongs on every platform. If that is how your client feels then you should advise them to do something else that they are more comfortable with or at the very least delegate to an employee that they trust who is.
What about the person who 'get's' Faceebook, is a great candidate, has a loyal following but needs to spend more time away from the computer and would prefer spending extra money on paying employee's and keeping the doors open?
Google+ is a pretty great place if you want to remain 'exclusive' and concentrate on 'interest groups'. So is Linkedin and Quora.
@RedheadWriting @JayBaer Slap! Thank you!
@JayBaer @3HatsComm @AshleyChura @Kristi Hines @KenMueller @Katie T @jasonkeath There are many small business owners who fit into the category mentioned in the last paragraph because they are putting their time and energy into the business and being really great at it. It is not because they don't see the value of Facebook and are not worthy of it. It just means that there are only so many hours in a day and they choose to focus more time on their craft and are smart enough to know that Facebook shouldn't be such a pain in the butt!
@DustBunnyMafia @JayBaer That is a very sad attitude indeed.
@JayBaer BTW, I hope that CTO is working for a business that sells to other geeks. Otherwise he should find another job. :)
@JayBaer I really need to take a moment to tell you just how much I appreciate you putting this out there. There are a lot of small business owners who are feeling frustrated by this as well as social media managers like myself who understand their frustration. I've been anxiously awaiting Timelines for pages for sometime and I feel let down by the nod to big business and the snub to small.
I too get excited by changes and I see the potential but when I know that the little guy is now going to have to pay more and work harder just to get noticed in a system that is working against them, I'm pointing at the 16% scam especially, it makes me mad. You are one of the only ones willing to bite the hand that feeds you to speak up. There is nothing wrong with embracing what is great about something new and acknowledging what is not so great at the same time. You are now at the top of my list of credible bloggers along with Erika Napoletano. Thanks for having some balls and speaking up for the little guy instead of just considering your own bottom line. This business could use more of that. Kudos!!!!
@Kelly Westhoven Lieberman @RedheadWriting
@JayBaer @MariSmith @shelholtz Amen!!
@MariSmith @JayBaer @shelholtz There is no doubt that every time Zuck changes things up a bit it's good for all of the bloggers and social media people. Job security! Hopefully the economy will get better and more small business owners can afford your services.
@David Marciniak @brandsteve @JayBaer @BrianHamlett I agree. Most users not only don't know that they have to keep eating the cheese to see the page but they don't want to. Many people are more comfortable reading and checking out post but not 'liking' or 'commenting'.