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With so many companies starting up every day -- you cite oneQube, TrendSpottr, and SqueezeCMM, for instance, none of which I've heard of (because I don't follow such stuff) -- does there come a point, Danny, when one more company is one too many? Is the goal to have companies/apps for everything or for existing companies to expand their offerings?
1 week, 6 days ago on Why Social Software Platforms Fail
@susansilverYou're on the money with #2. That's where a lot of brands fail. That comment could be made by a customer -- especially a future customer. No comment, or delayed comment, and that person is going elsewhere.
1 month, 1 week ago on Social Media Doesn’t Create a Crisis – Companies Do
It is a 2-minute commercial.
Viewed in a single setting, I like it. Viewed over and over, it's too long.
I'm reminded of last year's Chrysler ad featuring Eminem. It ran about the same amount of time. It never ran the same time again; the few times I saw it on TV stations it ran in half the time, if not even 30 seconds.
So... why spend all the money creating a 2-minute commercial despite promoting farmers and Ram trucks if 1) people don't change their minds and buy fruits from farmer markets and/or 2) don't buy the trucks?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Ram was the best Super Bowl commercial
With one of my accounts, I tweeted #thenextbigthing. So you can include me in that aggregated Sysomos tracking.
I'd love to see Sysomos run the same report on the same hashtags in 7 days. Or 30 days. Or both. If the hashtag has meaning, it will still be used for original tweets. If I could enter your brain, we're agreeing they won't be used.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Did hash tags really work for brands with Super Bowl commercials?
Motrin, Dominos, Planned Parenthood, the list of online crises goes on. Don't you think companies of a particular size embarking on social campaigns be familiar with the past so if something erupts they can follow precedent?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Six Tips for Managing an Out-of-Control Social Media Crisis
@cksyme Indeed. Every positive response doesn't need a response either. Sometimes a comment should be just that.
@KenMueller @ginidietrich Haha try walking outside without your smartphone. Just enjoy the outdoors. Then, try driving somewhere without it.
It wasn't long ago we lived without these "societal pleasures" or "givens" or dare I say "rights" -- the stuff we take for granted today.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Internet is Dead, or Something.
@ginidietrich By being true to the topic of Spin Sucks (and like @margieclayman I haven't read the other 90,000 comments), is the intent to have the book be a spinoff of the blog, or to expand upon past blog posts and community reactions?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Spin Sucks: The Book
@jennwhinnem Understood but I reacted to your comment about Mitch. If his blog is his lawn, he is compelled to blog to the same degree you're compelled to comment to Gini, no?
5 months, 1 week ago on Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
@Marcus_Sheridan As a business person, how do you react to other businesses with their own blogs who choose to not respond to comments on other blogs about them? For instance, if an external blog wrote about swimming pools and mentioned your business, why would you not respond?
@jennwhinnem Perhaps for the same reason you felt compelled to write a comment and not leave it in your head?
@djwaldow Yep, we know each other -- back from your Bronto days! Been a while. I don't think I "saw" you since @JasonFalls event in my neck of the woods a year or two ago. :)
P.S. @RossNovak and @beckymarique with livefyre people in the conversation (or any TW/FB user) can be tagged and notified they were mentioned. :)
7 months ago on Social Media Experiment: Finding a New Job
@Danny Brown I must've not experimented with that for I've no idea what you refer!
8 months ago on Blog Comments and Experimentation - Or Why @Livefyre Is Here to Stay
Confession: You are the inspiration for my changing things. You left Livefyre for Disqus, and so did I: but around the time you went back to LF, I went back to the vanilla WP commenting system. I, and other readers to be fair, grew tired of the additional hoops. And, not every reader of mine (who wants to comment, or who I want to comment) is on FB/TW and/or wants to sync the two.
The bigger drawback (for me) is the double actions. If I wanted to mark a LF comment as spam, I'd have to do it twice: once in the LF dashboard and once in the WP dashboard. Disqus, oddly, was good at both in a single keystroke albeit not all the time.
And, I wanted to also bring back CLP as @CorinneRodrigues and others mentioned.
According to the StatusPeople app, 0% of my followers are fake. But I have routinely deleted the eggheads and their ilk from following me.
8 months ago on Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?
Social Media Breakfast is such a model. Check out socialmediabreakfast.com. It was formed about five years ago by @bryanperson and there are 50+ chapters across the country. I recently started one in the ether between Boston and the New Hampshire border. Every month, a who's who list of regional practitioners and businessfolk gather over breakfast and talk the politics of the web.
8 months, 1 week ago on Social Media Isn't Rocket Science; It's Social
@ginidietrich Is ironic better than quaint? I guess. Sigh.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on How Successful People Spend the First Hour of their Day
@skullsflying It suckered you into commenting so the quaintness worked, I say.
I spend my first hour reading the news and trends. Not major newspapers but from blogs and tweets. I scan in the course of a few minutes what people are writing and feeling -- and that tells me precisely what any newspaper would tell me. If someone died overnight, people would be tweeting RIP emotions. If there was a hurricane and devastating loss, that hurricanic name would be pushed about. If someone somewhere said something prolific, people would be quoting that line.
Today, I come across your blog post in my feed reader's scan of reverse chronological pieces written by those bloggers who I enjoy reading. How quaint that I spent this morning's first hour reading a blog post by you on what you do in that hour.
Ronjon, by your own logic of limiting a LinkedIn experience section to relevant positions and not everything from the past, how come your own profile includes your time with the US Navy? I'm not knocking your military experience, but what relevance does it shed to "accomplishments and metrics that matter to LineShed?"
9 months ago on What Should a Small-Business Owner's LinkedIn Profile Look Like?