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I'd start with having him read the blog post first. From that comment, I'd say anonymous missed the point
9 months ago on The Freedom of Silence
I must be lucky; I tend not to encounter this speech, but know it's all around. I would hate to see the lack of civil boundaries the keyboard afford is break down our "real world" behavior. But then adjoin, loving in here iI noticed my LiveFyre password is based on some really obscene, hostile language.
Isuppose it's a sense of humor the and ability to shut out the rest t gets me through
Ah, press releases, how can I miss them if they won't go away?
Excellent points above, which I generally sum up as "they serve well as a record of announcement" - for disclosure purposes, etc.
The New/Social Media Press/News Release helped a small number of people change their habits and produce more interesting documents, but I have not used nor recommended use of a press release in an actual pitch in at least 8 years. The exception was generally to use them as a backup source of facts and data for follow-up and to have on-hand, but in that purpose the "press release" is replaceable.
So they stay? Use them well, craft them to do what they need to do, not because someone told you you have to.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Are We Still Writing News Releases?
Early games over and I already beat the Internet. Take that, Internet!
11 months, 3 weeks ago on @DougH Picks NFL Games against social media
This depends on your goals, doesn't it? If you want greater exposure to the content, I would say continue to share and cannibalize. If having people go thru email is more important (perhaps you are funneling them into a sales/marketing lead tool or something)(, then I can understand it. It's just a matter of controlling the audience vs increasing raw numbers, which may or may not be a quality vs quantity argument (again, it depends).
God food for thought
1 year, 3 months ago on Stop Sharing Your Email Newsletter in Social Media
Except when they are
1 year, 4 months ago on Jeans Not Appropriate for Business Meetings
@ginidietrich @rachaelseda @Shonali One of my biggest frustrations as a cyclist is motorists who talk on the phone while driving ;P.
As for "owning the road," cyclists have a right to the travel line in the absence of a dedicated bike lane. just takes patience (and no horn tooting please) to wait for a cyclist to determine when it is safe to get over and let cars pass. That's how it is.
That said, there are a lot of jerks like Gini out there.
1 year, 5 months ago on Seven Tips for Sharing the Road with Cyclists
@ginidietrich @LauraScholz Had an interesting experience in Paris-- the bike tours through the city go right through the streets to the landmarks and monuments. We rode in the streets (no helmets- yeah, I know).
The best advice from one tour guide was using the "Palm of Power" - making sure the driver sees you as you are going through an intersection or (gulp) traffic circle.
I kept screwing up and calling it the "Palm of Death"
@ginidietrich @jennimacdonald Agreed- when I bought my first bike with clips, the shop owner let me ride it in the parking garage- where I fell over twice. I also fell a few times early on (no injuries). One comforting thought is most "new clip" falls occur while stopping, so you won't have any high-speed accidents.
My main thing, is ride with confidence. You belong on the road, and as long as you follow the rules- and in addition, make sure cars around you know what you are doing or about to do at all times- you will be fine.
As @jeffespo knows, I also live in MA. I got the same promotion, and it's not the first alcohol-related Klout perk directed at this denizen of the "No Fun State." It can't be that hard to target promotions by state or metro area, is it?
1 year, 6 months ago on Why targeting matters… a @Klout fail
Nice post. Oswald Bates could not have put it better.
1 year, 7 months ago on 12 Most Remarkable Words you Should Include in your Daily Vocabulary
@JanetAronica Thanks Janet- and saw that updated chart. Been hearing that Twitter's referral data can be unreliable, but taking it at face, this seems to be bad news for Twitter and G+ more than it is good news for Pinterest. All in how you look at it I guess.
That said, I have been hearing anecdotally that Pinterest is indeed very hot for referral traffic, which I'm guessing is truer for certain types of businesses and content than it is for others. Guess we'll see, but that' why we look- and look critically- at the numbers
1 year, 9 months ago on Shiny Object Syndrome Hurts Us All
@shelholtz (reverse the repins and likes in my statement about the celtics players).
@shelholtz I'm not advocating dismissing things-- it's our job to be curious and check all of these things out. But the rush to judgment, even a positive one, creates an unthinking mob mentality and gives credit where none is (yet) due. If something works, it works.
Yes, I saw the Celtics' Pinterest page, and like the use- I also note the 1,200 followers they have there- less than 10% of average attendance for any single game, and the player photo pins have about 11 likes each and fewer repins (which makes me wonder about some of the data being flung around like so much orangutan fesces).
(oops-- HT to Steve Garfield for the 1st link above)
For those wondering about the actual complete referral stats, these look interesting:
Facebook refers >7x over Pinterest. Twitter is a lot closer than I suspected.
For those wondering if I am picking on cat people:
@alizasherman Curse you!
@wabbitoid That's a good one- I wasn't even thinking of that particular example, but from the small business side, I have heard many examples of companies getting sucked in and losing a pile of dough - or even closing- with nothing to show for it in the way of lasting new customers. That's not necessarily always true, but a note of caution for yet another shiny
@Lewis LaLanne aka Nerd #2 This is probably the wrong place to admit that I drafted this post in less time than it should have taken, while I was supposed to be doing something else ;)