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Information has become a commodity of decreasing value and increasing disaffection for all the right and wrong reasons. Rampant, rabid and meaningless marketing and communication contributes to the devaluation and disaffection - especially in social media. Let's reflect, however, on disaffection.How are we supposed to feel deeply (happy or sad) about anything when our social stream can easily be characterized as a hyper-rapid cycling of mood?I do not believe the human brain was designed for such cycling of neurotransmitters at the current rate which social media and marketing wants to provoke in us. In fact, such cycling of mood at far less frequency is diagnosed as mental illness. To the point, hyper bi-polarity and dysympathy can be the consequence.What are [sic] I talking about?Looking at your recent Facebook timeline, in the same hour, there are several posts representing several different moods:1. A photo of Norman Reedus appealing, perhaps, to our sense of humor2. Your thoughts on a lack of general interest in Black History Month appealing to our sense of criticality3. Your tribute to Phyllis Wheatley appealing to our sense of admiration4. Link to this post appealing, perhaps, to our sense of righteous indignation, mistrust in humanity, etc.
Even if the above were posted hours or days apart, they would appear together and present a problematic canvass.My own timeline, of course, is a cause of concern to me.More interesting than this is how comments by the same person can reflect hyper cycling of mood. Myself, I have been surprised by how persons can agree and viciously oppose different opinions by the same author/commenter in the same hour.
1 month ago on Social Media: A Real Life Digital Town Without Pity
@margieclaymanIt's a strange feeling, indeed, when they don't seem to know better.
1 month, 1 week ago on Are You Being Nice or Manipulative?
Assuming that the intention of such exercises are not self-serving or more "business as usual", I believe there is no evil or insincerity in the exercise of patience, kindness, and hospitality as an act of will. In other words, a good exercise of virtue does not need to reflect or be inspired by a benevolent, emotional feeling.On the other hand, because social status-metrics-results have been predominantly driven by popularity contests of the kindergarden and high school kind, social brands (people and companies) have often pursued popularity, followers, comments, likes, etc. by a disciplined and aggressive pretense of friendship, affection, opinion alignment, encouragement, etc.
Most of these manipulative brand plays are obvious to anyone who has lived out love, friendship, and relationship with sincerity.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Are You Being Nice or Manipulative?
Keep your sights high on the greatest of treasures, Jayme. You have done amazing things here and elsewhere in the blogosphere, intertubes, and internets. And you will do more. It will be more amazing than you can imagine.Because love never fails.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on I Married My Blog
You carry the torch, Jayme! Hold it high. There is ever need for light and notice. And cheerful fits of good will!The near future remains to be written, collaboratively, regardless of the outpouring of enchantments wanting to pass for writing, relating and collaboration. But you can make your mark, Jayme. You can make the difference.And you are.And, yes, one day I will call you up out of the blue and read to you some Dr. Seuss. Maybe Horton Hears A Who.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Happy Friday Series: Seven Happy Peeps
On a lighter note, we'll have to wait an estimated 25 years for this great revolution. Five to seven years for business schools to get this new model into their curriculm and then 20 years for it to be integrated into business culture and practice.
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5 months ago on Are “Online Friendships” Real?
@margieclayman @Faryna Totally agree with you Margie!
5 months, 1 week ago on Companies are still asking the wrong questions about social media
This meditation is helpful, Margie.
Initially, the best social media efforts tend to be led by an energetic and enthusiastic social media strategist - an online taste-maker with advanced design, social, community and communication skills. As the social media effort matures, this rock star will lead, mentor, identify and tap others who can powerfully enrich the effort, impact and return on investment. All of which requires serious investment, precious resources, bold and prudent decision and mission-critical commitment. None of which is easy to muster in companies with deep dysfunctions, lack of ambition, or, worse, relatively shallow troughs.
7 months, 1 week ago on Death Doesn’t Steal Our Memories
I'm glad for you. That you're going to spend time with the family. Enjoy that my friend.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Homeward Bound- A Post You Just Won’t Read
Since this is also about social, online, etc., let's go through the usual questions that I go through with clients:
1. Does the customer urgently need it? Why? Can they get it elsewhere?
Are there bodies of water nearby?
2. Is it visible and/or audible? Is it's utility visible and obvious?
Does it sparkle? Does it bubble, froth and ring?
3. Is it user-friendly? Usable? Easy to use? Is there added value?
How deep is the water? How fresh? Is a feeder nearby?
4. Is it safe to use?
Are there dogs, cats or other predators that move within 100 yards of the birdbath?
5. What is the result you want and how much are you willing to invest in that objective?
Do you want to see birds? Do you just want birds to be happy? What about butterflies?
I'm getting wonderful, magical results from my new gardens. Birds, bees, butterflies, fireflies, lady bugs, bats, etc. But the fruit can only be good as the works.
Of course, I've spent about $4000 so far and I put in a minimum of two hours/day in the yard - 7 days/week for going on three months now. And there was a hundred hours of reading, talking to master gardeners, etc.
Ken, I wish you success in all your good endeavors
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Of Bird Baths and Social Media: It’s Not the Tools
@Nisha360 You are a constant inspiration for me, Nisha.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Potatoey Portraits of Social Media Goodness
@AlaskaChickBlog Big hug to you, Amber Lee!
@BelindaSummers Thanks for saying so, B. Anyone can bring something amazing to the table. It's what makes the internets and social.
@wonderoftech You rock the potato, Carolyn!
@RachelintheOC I see a potato portrait in your future, Rachel. [grin] Maybe with horns?
@PaulBiedermann One of the very best and awesome things about social is the opportunity to curate people - as opposed to content. And you, Paul, are a force of potatoey goodness, indeed.
@Mark_Harai Good to see you here, Mark. And if you still need help with the new website, let me know.