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Vcool post, Gini — I like the engagement blend you're brewing. My question for Mitch is: What three * things, people, places, etc.* keeps you grounded on a day-to-day basis to keep chipping away at your goals and fight off scope creep?

1 year, 1 month ago on Join Mitch Joel for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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Hi Hannah! I'm pro paid internships. The talent and happiness are good arguments. There's a phrase I try to carry around with me everywhere that goes like this:


"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." - Simon Sinek, How great leaders inspire action

If you're interning for a company that won't give a few Shekels for your time and talent, it says a lot about the company and its values. The Millenials -- although I think this demographic is too broad -- want openness and fairness. The opportunity to learn first-hand from someone great doesn't have a price tag, but we all still need to eat and live on.

1 year, 2 months ago on Five Things You Can’t Expect from an Unpaid Intern

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This OXO letter is proof that your response can frame the initial message and context. Maybe this brings a new meaning to the expression <em>all PR is good PR</em>. Really interesting read, @ginidietrich . *hat tip* to all the hands that touched this piece.

1 year, 5 months ago on The OXO/Quirky Debate: What OXO Did Really Well

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This post is such a great concept. I'll be following your writing and work, to add to my reading diet. Thanks for the mention, Anne D.! Where else can I check out your digital-self--Twitter? Blog? About.me?

2 years ago on Interns’ Choice — Week of 7/2

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IG-infrastructure and connection:

 @MeilaniKieu Connecting with friends is a large initial draw for IG. I think there's something greater at work here, than the insta-connection. Seldom is the infrastructure of the product considered by the public, in the way we participate. @Lisa Gerber mentions the single-use and simplicity, and she's onto something. That, in part, directs our attention and how we give and receive. It's instantaneous.

 

Instagram Behavior:

Think of how and when you use Instagram. Uploads are in the moment. There are countless times I have taken photographs worthy of IG, tell myself I'll upload them later, and they never come to fruition.

 

Browsing habits are a different story. Usually I only browse the top of my thread after I upload a photo. Others are hooked on the insta-notifications.

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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RELATED--I want to stir the pot a bit, with some recent news. I received a LinkedIn story to my inbox yesterday on: Twitter and LinkedIn API / App Development. Here's a CBSnews article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57464956-501465/twitter-cuts-off-service-to-linkedin-api-changes-draw-ire/ It's interesting which news source you consult, a primary difference being: Twitter cuts LinkedIn or LinkedIn cuts Twitter.

 

Does this retract from the elegant organization of social networks, particularly LinkedIn and especially Twitter? A primary concern is managing brand identity, which is important. Did Twitter find a balance, here?

 

 @ginidietrich  Thoughts on this thread and conversation?

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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@TheJackB This improvement does not necessarily have to come from the inside. These IG niches are a great indicator to your community. Function, use, activity, etc. Collaboration is a good idea for Web incorporation for IG. Thoughts?

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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@TheJackB I think they have done a great job at this, with things like: statigr.am, webstagram, et. Al. Or did you mean web-incorporate in a different way?

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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@Lisa Gerber You are on point with the simplicity and single use; it's an ephemeral joy that keeps on giving, behind the community. For us (social media/marketing/PR) we try and measure that ephemeral existence to create strategy. I like when businesses grow and test new arenas, like Twitter with t.co links. I'm unsure if a single community could provide everything though--even Google. To end this: tests/betas are great, but only of they improve functionality. I'm unsure if this is the case w/ Facebook. I love the new Foursquare. Hub it up!

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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I'm happy to hear this, @barrettrossie! Droid here, but: what's your IG handle? I highly recommend @jeffjarvis WWGD and Public Parts if you're a fan of the communities bit.

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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 @jasonkonopinski That's eggcellent. I'll check out Billboard Mag on Instagram to see what they're all about. And I'm excited to hear from @miskatiemo. Content consumption is surely changing. How do you think this change is affecting culture/business? Can one aptly answer the familiar platitude: is it for better or for worse?

2 years ago on How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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 @KensViews Do you have any recommendations for PR resources to increase knowledge base, strategy and insight? Both you and @ginidietrich discuss silos. The "PR silo" isn't my bread and butter, so I am looking for a place to start. You know? (Besides your blog, of course!)

2 years, 1 month ago on Get Focused About What You Offer

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Apologies. (Didn't know html was not supported)

2 years, 1 month ago on Can Algorithms Replace Human Writers? (Part Two)

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 @ginidietrich The title was a turnoff (being a writer) and forced me to read (kudos, on the headline). And it's difficult to keep the cynic quiet here but Stuart Frankel airs some interesting points. The most important bit is: <b>We're not shorting humans.</b>

 

As it stands, I'm OK with computer generated content. This still involves "man" + machine ... <em>Manchine</em>. Technology has been a complimentary tool to the arts for centuries, why's everyone balking at this one?

 

If you dislike this advancement there are other opportunities. <b>Find your niche.</b> Don't beat the bush, beat around the bush. E.g. This tech might make your human-to-human content marketing strategy <em>that</em> much better, and more valuable.

2 years, 1 month ago on Can Algorithms Replace Human Writers? (Part Two)

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 @bhas @ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd Will computer generated content increase the total quantity coverage of Justin Bieber and Twilight or will c/g/c free up humans to cover more *um* innovative cultural subjects?

2 years, 1 month ago on Can Algorithms Replace Human Writers? (Part Two)

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 @mylefttom Eggcellent points. I like to think of the webinar as a "digital" equivalent to the media pass. Webinar hosts frequently offer deals or giveaways (pending participation) to promote quality and engagement. Yesterday I went to @radian6 's webinar: From Boring to Story - How to Make Your Content Rule with @MarketingProfs . It was great--right in my wheelhouse.

2 years, 1 month ago on Where is Everybody? Why Webinar Attendance Doesn’t Matter

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 @myleftone  Bravo! I wish to send you digital roses, but I'll a Twitter follow will have to do. As an aspiring talent interested in content life cycles, social media, and marketing and business I rarely pass-up a webinar hosted by an organization I'm loyal to (which you address, in closing through qualitative analysis). I believe I'm the exception, not the rule here.

 

One reason I tend to not show up for a webinar is if they have consistent difficulties with broadcasting their message. Sound checks, video streaming, etc.

 

I very much enjoyed your closing questions. They are very incisive. I am interested to hear, from you, the strategies behind the Qs to engage your ... Webinarians? I've received automated messages (repeatedly) that seek this information, but I'm not interested because I don't see effort or direction on their behalf.

 

@spinsucks , will you invite Mr. Bishop back for an encore?

2 years, 1 month ago on Where is Everybody? Why Webinar Attendance Doesn’t Matter

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 @jasonkonopinski I think what Ken is saying is: it's time to change the classification. You should check out Rick Falkvinge at Ted.com: http://www.ted.com/talks/rick_falkvinge_i_am_a_pirate.html I think this speech fits nicely into the conversation. He has some sage insight to offer on paradigm shifts in government and society with the Internet and technology.

2 years, 1 month ago on Government, the Dinosaur, and Finding the Fish

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