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@Todd Dunning Wow, is everything today a debate? I believe that voter suppression includes turning people away from the polls because of inconsistent policies, insufficient ballots, crazy long lines because of reduced early voting hours...you name it, and it's all been happening across the country today and in the last few weeks. I am neutral on voter ID law - but I know that it's a tactic that has impacted only the most disenfranchised people in the US - and not a "legal" issue until now.
I would really hope that everyone - Republican or Democrat would seek to get the highest voter turnout and most engaged electorate - regardless of what the projected outcome it.
2 years ago on We don’t need new voting machines. We need a new voting system.
"Voting" is a perfect place for a tightly controlled federal system to come into place. Clearly, over the last 3 elections it's clear that the states can't get it together - too much partisan crap and unbelievable levels of voter suppression.
@nathanielmott Yeah - I mean, my understanding as a total non-expert/armchair critic here is that in order to really guarantee uptime, you need a massive amount of redundancy, which generally means multiple datacenters in geographically independent areas. 1 week is not enough as we have all now learned. I assume this was a wake-up call for them.
2 years ago on As Manhattan went dark, Squarespace fought like hell to stay online
Two things - 1) I find it hard to believe that Squarespace can tout "stability"/uptime if they run everything out of one datacenter in NYC, right? Maybe that's not the whole story, but that seems risky... and 2) it's "affected", not "effected" by Hurricane Sandy. I donated, I hope you do too.
@melindabyerley Sounds fair - then I guess you don't need them! They (Facebook) probably feel the same way. But I might add - the number of times you've posted and responded here make me think that you do care about Facebook - or else why bother?
2 years ago on Enough with the entitled whining — Facebook isn’t running an advertising charity
@BlairAnderson @melindabyerley But...Facebook didn't know. And I don't agree that they should have somehow predicted the future and told people. Bottom line - Facebook has to make money. They're still figuring out the best way to do that without losing too many users and advertisers.
@melindabyerley @lisabari Fair enough, but how are you getting people to join your email list? If Facebook is part of that prospecting, then it counts towards your email list ROI and is part of the cost of customer acquisition. Regardless - if something isn't working for your business, you shouldn't do it. That doesn't mean it's not working for other businesses.
@melindabyerley Not every page owner paid to get a "like". And - with "traditional" advertising, that original ad would reach a customer once. With Facebook (and Twitter, quite frankly), you are paying to stay on their mind and in their activity feed every single day.
Totally, it's ridiculous. For awhile there, some page owners were posting stupid things like: "Facebook is going to charge me for this!!! Please select always show my page right now or you'll never see me again!!" My reaction was to immediately un-like their pages. How silly. Yes, you have to pay for advertising. If your organic content is amazing, you'll do well regardless. It's not rocket science.
Can you *really* say that the iPad makes people spend more? Or is it still possible that people who have iPads simply spend more because they are affluent?
2 years, 2 months ago on Mobile Revenues Surging for Companies Like One Kings Lane While Traditional Ecommerce Remains Clueless