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Good luck with upgrading your RFID... I'll be OK with smartphones, wearables and other hardware (outside of my body, thank you very much).

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233226

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@AteresaCleary The author is also a woman... 

1 year, 5 months ago on 5 Things You Should Never Share With Your Boss

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You may not be fully aware of what PR agencies and their digital arms actually do for large brands. While their marketing may not be what some people prefer, they are embedded at large organizations and provide them with scale. I was skeptical of PR companies running social and digital efforts a few years ago but nowadays that I've seen most of them at work, I realize the value they can uniquely provide to a large corporation. Just as ad agencies, production companies and consultancies aren't able to do everything (and most of their websites and marketing don't provide the full picture of what they do), PR / Corp Comm agencies all play a role within large brands.

Bloggers and independent short-term consultants (at their best) may inspire, enlighten, strategize and even more in some cases, but they are rarely *doers* when it comes to planning / executing / managing global digital efforts for a Fortune 100.  Large PR companies can get that done easily across markets, continents and languages.

Also, social media is no longer the fad that it once was. It's an integral part of every marketing budget and that will not change. There have always been "liars" surrounding social media but that is because they are trying to scrape off what they can from a very real pie and ecosystem, not because "People don’t like talking with the brands they love."  That is not only false, but also narrow as social media provides brands with much more than just a means to connect with their biggest fans.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Open Letter To My Marketing/Advertising/Media/PR Peers

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Biz Stone's videos are not the best way to judge the future of a product... Remember "twttr 101" and the mention of "actionable friends?"   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100354006455209&set=vb.75069883761&type=3&theater   

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Just add photos: Why Jelly could actually work

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Solid list. All good from 1 to 7. 

12 months ago on What You Should ACTUALLY Look for in a Cofounder

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Someone could make a similar argument about ads on PandoDaily.

The points made here are all well known by brands; nothing surprising and nothing new. However, this post has little to state the benefits brands get from being on Facebook (and the reasons they are spending so much money on the platform). Clearly the writer has no knowledge or experience of how global brands participate in social media behind the scenes.

Pages are NOT a "bust" for brands (definitely not for the brands that know what they are doing).  I'm sure this post got a lot of traffic though so good for you guys...

One thing is for sure: Overall sentiment for Facebook and the value it provides to brands and users is changing. Brands must make sure not to over-emphasize Facebook. They must also make sure not to make decisions based on mostly uninformed blog posts.

1 year ago on Why Facebook pages are a bust for brands

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@andycava My wife has her own credit cards. She enjoys window shopping (and online windows shopping) more than actual shopping though. Patience and wisdom are better in the long-term. 

1 year ago on Hello, ladies: Bonobos finally launches a women’s line

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Brilliant. 

1 year ago on I Can Has UberKITTENS

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Good stuff David. Personas are great to have a target of who you want to target (before and after a "brand" has been established), but there's nothing like real, living, breathing human beings to validate. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Want to Validate your Idea? Ditch the Persona and Start with One Real Person

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Looks just like http://dblc.am/ but with better marketing. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Frontback: The gift and curse of selfies

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Good stuff. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Writing 100 Posts in 100 Days

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Try using Path, Highlight or any of the 70 Galaxy Gear apps on your old-school watch. Oh wait, nobody uses watches anymore, and this article doesn't once mention the word "app."   

1 year, 2 months ago on Calling the Galaxy Gear a smartwatch is a disservice to the word “smart”

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Three years ago, this would've been laughable... Two years ago? Impossible.. A year ago? Debatable...  Today, is anyone surprised?

1 year, 2 months ago on Apple’s social sharing power is dropping

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I think Instagram is smart to try to block hashtag searches and content that is not appropriate for its brand and audience. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible for them to get everything right because hashtags are created on-demand. They will appear to be inconsistent but it's likely not out of will; if it were up to them, all hashtags with questionable contents would not appear on searches.

1 year, 3 months ago on The hashtag search function on Instagram is #incomprehensible

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also, many, including myself, have been able to create 10+ second Vines

1 year, 3 months ago on Where Vine Shines and Instagram Lacks

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one word: stop-motion 

1 year, 3 months ago on Where Vine Shines and Instagram Lacks

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@saraclay15 Many online services roll out access to users carefully; this is not new.   You request access and eventually you will get in (either through Medium itself or perhaps through an invite from a friend). It's a way of keeping the quality up on Medium, as opposed to letting everyone in.  This allows Medium to learn, test, and ensure the right users start the community.  That's very different than a "media aggregator." 

1 year, 3 months ago on Medium isn’t the message: Be careful how you read what’s published on platforms

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Medium is a publishing platform, and a fantastic one. 

This article makes it sound as if Medium is looking to become the next HuffingtonPost.

In terms of Medium commissioning some of the content, it would be good for you to find out what percentage.  Doesn't Facebook have Facebook pages of its own and live streaming owned content? Didn't Twitter work tirelessly to get celebrities on board? Doesn't Wordpress offer services to companies and popular blogs?  Don't most ad-based social networks provide incentives (such as better analytics, access to features and account teams) to paying customers? Does that mean everything under the sun is a media company? Nope.  

How Medium builds a solid user base of writers has little to do with commission work, and much more to do with the platform itself (which has brilliant features already) AND the people they grant access to (I myself recently gained access and it makes the experience a bit more special)... 

 Again, a percentage or idea of how many are normal users (ie. Michele Catalano) vs commissioned writers would've made this story (and Dan Gillmor's tweet) more substantial.    

If anything, perhaps Medium should clearly point out which users may be in one way or another affiliated with the company. But to call them a "media company" that needs to vet user posts and "take responsibility" is kind of absurd.  

Also, the title "Editor" is one that is starting to be used by brands / companies / agencies that have their own editorial content calendars and they sometimes do create content-driven "products" and "media"  -- does that make them media companies? Probably not, unless they are Red Bull.  

1 year, 3 months ago on Medium isn’t the message: Be careful how you read what’s published on platforms

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PandoDaily is the next TechCrunch of Cyberspace. 

1 year, 4 months ago on You Will Not Be The Next Silicon Valley, Please Stop Trying

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Agree --> "Millenials are reacting to the permanence of the social web."   

1 year, 5 months ago on Snapchat is the social media spring, clothing optional

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I bet many will look at this list and try to replicate it. You've successfully created a "how to be a hero" post ;)

1 year, 5 months ago on Deconstructing the entrepreneurial fantasy

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Google has always claimed that Google+ is a layer. Backbone/infrastructure, not community. Data, not engagement. Nothing new here.

1 year, 6 months ago on It’s Google’s world, and we’re just living in it

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@carljones Satire is good. Sometimes it's just misunderstood. Like Color. And Path. And Gowalla. And Twitpic. Does Twitpic still exist? Sigh...

1 year, 7 months ago on Manual Retweeting, misguided thumbkissing, and other social media sins

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You didn't really need to write the D-Bag section. The fanboy sentences might have been enough to get that point across ;)

1 year, 7 months ago on I speak fluent Nerd. I speak fluent Hipster. I speak fluent D-Bag.

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@nathanielmott Design is subjective. You're saying there are "better-designed devices" but that sounds like Apple-speak to me. Maybe plastic is better design. That's my point. Still trying to understand what yours is ;)

1 year, 8 months ago on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is a plasticky powerhouse

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Well, it's working so you may want to reconsider your view of "good design." 

1 year, 8 months ago on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is a plasticky powerhouse

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FYI: Launched a book titled SOCIAL STATE. http://www.socialstatebook.com

1 year, 10 months ago on The State of Social Media 2012 [DATA]

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I've been on both sides in different roles (ie. consulting, social media marketing, account management) and I think this article offers a lot of good advice. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Brands to startups: In case you want our money, here’s how to get it

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This article would've been great 2 years ago. Today, it's nothing new. Could not live without Spotify. And Pandora + Grooveshark before that. MOG is good too. iTunes is irrelevant today.

2 years, 2 months ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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You missed #17 Samsung --> @SamsungTweets 

2 years, 3 months ago on Twitter tools used by the world’s top brands

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The dream of a-la-carte streaming has been talked about for a long time... Some day... some day.

2 years, 5 months ago on HBO’s Future is in Standalone Streaming, It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet

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 @ScribeFan Good point. That "Oh Snap" is definitely not encouraging. However, if I remember correctly... Flipboard started charging. Today, Flipboard is free (at least on Android, where it matters to me).

2 years, 5 months ago on RebelMouse Is the Social Media Aggregator We’ve All Been Waiting For

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I like PandoDaily because of posts like this. I'm now on the waitlist. Hopefully I'll be able to check RebelMouse out soon.

2 years, 5 months ago on RebelMouse Is the Social Media Aggregator We’ve All Been Waiting For

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I would say the Interest Graph is already here. Also, a bit surprised Google+ did not get a mention when it's the best example of the interest graph in my opinion.

2 years, 9 months ago on The interest graph is coming. Eight ways to get ready.

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