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The fact is, online conversations are still a very, very small percent of our daily communication.

Sooooooo many people "forget" this. Or, should I say, "ignore" this.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Crisis Prevention Begins Offline, Not Online

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D'aww. Honestly, coming from you, this is a true honor. And also, what @ginidietrich said. :P

2 days, 19 hours ago on Why You Might Want to Unsubscribe From This Blog

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@Tinu  That's actually where it drives me the craziest - I don't have to see every response from everyone in the #FF thread. It just becomes so much noise.

And agree completely on being genuine - don't try to pretend you're not doing what you're totally obviously doing. Or something like that.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of #FollowFriday

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@bdorman264  I always say not everyone needs to be everywhere, and if what you're doing works for you, then it's right for you. I get tremendous value from my Twitter feed, though I am far more likely to see something if I'm tagged in it, because there are only so many hours in the day.

Whether Twitter itself lasts or if it'll be something else, I suppose is up for debate - but something's going to stick around, that's for sure. :)

2 days, 19 hours ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of #FollowFriday

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@ErinnF  That's really awesome, Erinn! This is truly excellent advice for both the announcer and her friends. And if anyone knows how to use humor to get through FB, it is you, m'dear.

1 week, 2 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Plastic Surgery

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Great stuff, @ClayMorgan - we had a similar Reader Advisory Board (but we didn't even given them the free monthly lunch!) and we had a couple people there who after their terms were up, would call in with tips and defend our honor to their neighbors. They got what we were doing and appreciated having the opportunity to see it firsthand. 

And that's the thing. If you treat people like adults, most of them will prove deserving of the honor.

1 week, 3 days ago on Building a Community of Champions

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I am constantly amazed with companies that do this and always respond in a similar fashion as you. Usually they're embarrassed, or you realize they're total n00bs and just  don't really know how to use Twitter. In this case? WTF.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why Your Brand Looks Foolish When You Don’t Walk the Talk

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The problem is, finding the right people takes time and effort. And these programs and platforms purport to do all this work without the time and effort. Which is attractive. And so it goes.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Stop Scoring Influence, Start Creating Influence Paths

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@wordwhacker  This was a true story from a friend of mine, and she's an adult and the grandmother is simply intolerant. Sigh.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Expressing Your Beliefs

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@Howie Goldfarb @Tinu  She's EVERYWHERE..........

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@Tinu  LOL. 

But yes, it's impossible to tell people how to properly use Twitter, because everyone has their own reasons and purposes in using it. I completely agree on the point about "experts" who mass unfollow. I think it's just disingenuous because so often it's people who claimed how it was important to follow back everyone, but did it until they got a lot of followers and then unfollowed everyone. I took MONTHS to cull down my following, specifically because I did it acording to specific parameters I set up and double-checked all the accounts I was going to unfollow to ensure I was making the right decision. Whether they were following me was not the criteria.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@j2bryson  LOL. I wouldn't really count automated signatures. :) (Though when I email my husband, I do usually delete it because I think it looks kinda goofy.)

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Having a Bad Memory (Plus, a Poll!)

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@j2bryson  True- and that's especially difficult on Facebook. There are people whose FB pages I haven't commented on in forever, because they stopped showing up in my feed. I don't realize I'm not seeing them until there's a reason to remember. I was talking about this with some friends last night, as a matter of fact. But I agree - if you are friends with/follow someone, don't mute them. If that's how you feel, unfollow.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@doctortrainwreck  Absolutely. People all have their own reasons for doing this and I've unfollowed people before, of course. In fact, I did once, over a six-month period, unfollow a LOT of people. I did it very methodically and I was completely prepared to be unfollowed in return. I was no longer getting anything out of my Twitter feed, because it was too bloated.

Thanks for reading and for the compliment!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@esills  That's an excellent point, as some people unfollow lots of people, but still "follow" them on lists because they find it an easier, more effective way to follow people. I'd have to do some more research to see what tools do what you're asking. There aren't a lot of tools that help with Twitter list management, particularly in this sense.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@wordwhacker  The poll was last week! And it's linked to in this post. :)

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of the Mass Unfollow

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@RevealNatHealth  Thank you so much for the kind words. My class was probably a little larger - but not a lot - than yours. I at least knew the names of all my classmates and knew a lot of the older and younger, too. It's really neat to be reconnected.

1 month ago on Why Facebook Doesn’t Suck: A Story of Loss

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@Tinu @Heather Coleman  :) I do that a lot, too, Tinu. I just cannot put the two together, but I find that if I just admit it, people are very understanding. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Having a Bad Memory (Plus, a Poll!)

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@Danny Brown  But would you use them to automate the message you would share, or simply to remember them? You could do the reminder with a calendar app, no?

As for me, I'm lucky I can remember the date we got married, so my husband has nothing to worry about from that.

1 month, 1 week ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Having a Bad Memory (Plus, a Poll!)

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@kamichat  Thank you, Kami! And you know, I always have two eyes in front, one to the rear. ;)

1 month, 1 week ago on Why I’ve Joined Glimpse Labs

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@mickeygomez  Thank you so much, Mickey - your words mean a *lot*

1 month, 1 week ago on Why I’ve Joined Glimpse Labs

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@esills Thank you! I just found this comment, stuck in my Livefyre filter, today. *shakes fist*

Totally agree - that's just getting a step too personal. I address the issue of Twitter conversations in another post, and while I believe people should jump into Twitter conversations, listening first is vital - to make sure you know what they're actually talking about, if for no other reason. :)

Thanks again!

1 month, 1 week ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Asking for Private Conversations

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@MZazeela  Thank you, Marc! I just discovered this comment today - it got caught in Livefyre's filter and never showed up.

Indeed, it is all relative. Some people just become too impressed with themselves, eh? Thanks for reading!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Dear Amy: LinkedIn Connection

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@susanborst  Thank you so much, Susan!  And yes, I bet your teens will love it! They can send me friend requests there if they want - amy is my username - but I don't know they'll want to be "friends" with mom's friend. ;)

And, lol. ;)

1 month, 1 week ago on Why I’ve Joined Glimpse Labs

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