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I guess we’ll see!

Yes Joe- I could see myself using the annotation feature for my own notes, as I use the notes in Kindle or iBooks, but I do not see it contributing to an overall conversation with people outside of my own head. I also cannot seem to tag people to alert them I've mentioned them?

6 days, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Either scroll back to the top and write a sidenote about your thoughts on blog comments remaining open or being closed or come back down here and write a love note to someone in the community.

Aww and back atcha! But see...I wouldn't have found this unless you told me it was there. (PS in Chi soon! I would love to see you!)

6 days, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Sidenotes works in the same way…except now those notes live on the blog post and other readers can see – and respond to – them.

Also, I've received no alerts all day, which does not encourage discussion. To me, it is encouraging people to comment before digesting the piece as a whole. And the icons distract me. Overall- not a fan.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Try it out by clicking the thought bubble you’ll see at the end of every paragraph.

Do they automatically appear with every hard return?

1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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They think readers are more comfortable responding to an individual sentence or paragraph than to an entire page.

Yeah- I hope that the sidenotes don't replace the end notes.

1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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@bobledrew @hessiejones Very eloquent, Bob.


I am also cursed with the ability to see intent- as you seem to, I usually detect the pain and sadness behind such dupes. I mean how sad and unconfident must you be to place such little value on the true you? 


Ultimately, I've learned to cut people out. As Bob says, I do not commit my energy or time to feeling angry towards them, just try to eliminate them from my mind. 


I really like what you've said here Bob- just because some people do fall short, I refuse to adopt the "guilty until proven innocent" mentality, even if it means I may get "burned" again. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?

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@bobledrew @RebeccaTodd  Please add your perspective, too! I see too much of this self-blaming. I don't think we should ever have to apologise for being optimistic.

1 week, 2 days ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?

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Thanks for sharing Hessie! I will only dispute the notion that in any way this is a "shame on you" situation- I do not believe you've shown any negative traits here. It is never a bad thing to believe that the world, and people, are inherently good. Sure sometimes people end up not being who we thought they were, but this is a "shame on them" situation. I get frustrated as well at the duality between the online world and the real, but then I meet people like you, and I realize that the online world is also full of kind hearted and exciting people. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?

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Lovely! Thank you so much for revealing more about the elusive Ell Bee. 

1 week, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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@mitchjoel @ginidietrich  Pants are for quitters. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel

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Thanks for this both of you! I actually first followed Mitch, then through him found my way to Gini and Spin Sucks. So thank you for that, Mitch! 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel

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Well done! Me being me, I have a certain...distaste for conventional reviews. Love how you made this about a real issue and managed to demonstrate the value of the book. Well done DB! And as an aside...anyone who tells me they have a book coming out, and tweets using "u" as a word...ugh. 

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

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Congrats Gini! 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!

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@crestodina @TaraGeissinger @RebeccaTodd  I get that totally! Somehow, it is harder to admit failure to those that love and support us the most, weirdly. If it's any help, my mum texted to ask if I had met "Gini's friend Andy with the red socks" because you seem very interesting. So at least 1 mum agrees- Andy is awesome! 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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Amazing! Andy, that story of failure was incredible. Thank you for sharing, and for drawing such perfect take-aways for us. How did I know nothing re your time in China? Next time I see you we must discuss that. And if you've not read China Cuckoo, I recommend it. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina

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@martinwaxman @JRHalloran  Hah I read further on in the comments and found this conversation...exactly! I am not sure it is totally age related, more about being open to newness and learning. 

4 weeks ago on Social Media, Boomers, and Rock and Roll

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Great post! Please allow me to geek it up a bit and suggest it is less about age and more about a fixed vs open mindset, perhaps. Certainly you are in the know digitally, and one of my E.F.F.'s (my new thing if I've met someone online and not in the real) Robby is almost 90, and blogs regularly. My mum loves her ipad, my dad feels technology peaked with David's Midnight Magic on the Commodore 64. And I know that my nieces and nephews already find some of my approaches ridiculously antiquated. And now I don't know my point...I guess that comes with age, too. I am going to try and make the Spin Sucks book launch in TO- hope to see you! 

4 weeks ago on Social Media, Boomers, and Rock and Roll

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Thank you for this! Perfect support to tomorrow's "what should we do with blog comments?" meeting. Which is seriously a thing. 

4 weeks ago on Are you now or have you ever been a commentist?!

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I keep this post saved in my bit.ly links, where I keep most of my favourite things form the interwebz. It's been a less than stellar week or so on many fronts. The fact that there is a small pond in my basement hasn't even really hit my radar, which shows just how wonderful it's been. So I go in to my bits, and I search for "failure", because that's how I am feeling. And what do I find? This loveliness. Much like when I first read and loved it, it is still a wonderful piece. Even if I still need Tom Cruise to use his witchcraft on me. Thank you. 

4 weeks ago on How to be a ridiculously awesome failure

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Thank you for this, James! I look forward to your future posts on this topic. You are really well positioned to think about many aspects of communication that some may miss. I especially liked your point about "vibes"- when in China for work recently, I conducted meetings (with my rep) in Mandarin, which I do not speak at all. Once I gave up on needing to know the meaning of the individual words and focused instead on watching the body language and perceiving the "feel" of the room, I was able to keep a pretty good sense of the conversation. 

1 month ago on The Deaf Club

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Hah the Google one was great. Funny how he never mentioned scanning children's emails in educational apps to created targeted ads...because you know, DO NO EVIL. 

1 month ago on Gin and Topics: The Lion King Doo Wop and Google as a Man

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Timely. Just yesterday (not like this is in any way unusual...) I was waxing philosophical about media outlets. The point of media is to separate you from your money. Period. I am really super curious about the new TED feature that has you give up all your personal information in return for "tracking your reach" or sommat. The purpose of TeeVee was never to create shows...it was always to SELL. Why would we assume that is different with digital media outlets? 

1 month ago on An Open Discussion On Social Media Monitoring and Ethical Data Mining

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Great way to launch the new feature. Pleasure to meet you, Eleanor !

1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce

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Great post! Thank you for linking to the test as well. And...perhaps this won't be a surprise, but...if you want to sell, learn to listen! I simply ask questions until my customers hand me the key to the sale. 

1 month ago on Listening in Life and in PR

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@jrhalloran I'm on the road so it's still "in draft" (the notes section of my ipad) but if you fancy reading rough copy I can share it in email.

1 month, 1 week ago on Vanity Metrics in PR May Be a Necessary Evil

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