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@dbvickery You know it, mate. :)

14 hours, 55 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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Recognition by a true music afficinado is recognition indeed, mate. Cheers! :)

19 hours, 57 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@JacStar @Digital_DRK See what I mean? Thanks for confirming, J-hole! :)

22 hours, 15 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@bobWP It's OK to be scared, Bob - that's how we combat the night terrors... ;-)

22 hours, 16 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@Digital_DRK You know, my wife also calls me DB. Although I think she means something completely different than just shortening my name to the initials...

23 hours, 22 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@annelizhannan So many in-jokes, so little time. :)

Enjoy the Rovers, miss!

1 day ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@Karen_C_Wilson I always feel a powerful message is best served up when wearing pink furry slippers and a string vest. ;-)

Thanks, miss - it was a pleasure getting to know you in Ottawa, and since. Looking forward to getting back out your way soon. And this time with the wife and kids! :)

1 day, 1 hour ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@MattLaCasse I actually thought you were on about the #2 blade to trim your hair down to the aerodynamic version I have, to help with tunage. Though I use #1, just as an FYI, in case you needed to know. :) @ginidietrich

1 day, 1 hour ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@Karen_C_Wilson Oh, come on! Gini can speak for a whole week and not get worn out - just ask Kelly, when he wakes up! ;-) @Eleanor Pierce @ginidietrich

1 day, 1 hour ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@LauraPetrolino Have you had a sneak peak at my Christmas wardrobe??

1 day, 1 hour ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@MattLaCasse That's definitely a challenge. The biggest hurdle, though, is making sure the size of the pen/pencil is relative to the size of the mouth, and vice versa. Too cavernous a mouth will see major echo, while the wrong pen/pencil choice will result in chafing of the worst kind. Trust me, I know! @ginidietrich

1 day, 1 hour ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@Eleanor Pierce It was a great event. Although @ginidietrich scarpered before I took the stage. Pfft - some support...

1 day, 2 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@ginidietrich That's $47 Canadian, right?

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@LauraPetrolino You know, other teeth players charge for interviews... :)

1. I was sitting in a doctor's reception area bored out of my skull, and a song I liked came on the loudspeakers. I had a pen on me, and started abusing my mouth. The rest is not really history.

2. I believe I was late teens, early 20's. Though that decade was a haze, so it may have been the decade after.

3. See answer to question 1.

4. I'm hoping for a Christmas special, will be launching a Kick (Me in the Mouth) Starter campaign soon.

5. I'm going to playing all the best dives near you soon, even the ones I'm barred from going anywhere near 500 yards from. And if Kajagoogoo can be big in Japan, I don't see why I can't. :)

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@belllindsay @ginidietrich You do NOT want to see me naked. Just ask my wife.

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@ginidietrich Well, NOW I am!!! How much do I owe you?

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@bobledrew @jasonkonopinski When sheep farmers run out of ideas, there's only one place left to go...

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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So, seemingly this is what happens when you get featured on the Inquisition...

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@belllindsay I dunno, miss - you get to see naked old men walking down your street!

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@bdorman264 Why do you think I only blog about once a week now, mate? There was no following you! @ginidietrich

1 day, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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@BillSmith3 Wait - there's more than one Scottish Canadian in these parts?? :)

Yeah, I hear you, mate - if I was to buy just Scottish products, I dread to think of the crud I would have had to put up with over the years... @PeterJ42

1 day, 17 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@Mark Longbottom It's funny how quickly things change, huh? I remember not so long ago (at least in Canada and parts of N. America) the term "Crackberry" was synonymous with smartphone usage, that's how much of the market they owned. But if you become lazy and expectant of success, even the most hardcore of fans can't keep your business afloat when the competition offers so much more than you.

If you think about it, too, Apple and Google/Android make it almost a must to own their products, with the bigger integration across their other tools. That's something that BlackBerry missed, along with the ubiquity of apps. They can still survive, but it's not looking rosy for them.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@3HatsComm That's an interesting point about the airlines, Davina. @SamFiorella has written before about his experience (with Delta, I think) and their lack of understanding for loyalty customers. Then there's the recent story of the VIP traveler whose kids weren't on the same package, and he got kicked off the flight for complaining on Twitter that his kids couldn't go through the check-in line with him. Seems airlines can be the worst when it comes to adopting "the guidelines" for their most loyal customers, yet happy to bend over backwards to accommodate new ones.

Like you say, presumption is the enemy of loyalty but a pretty good friend to ignorance being "bliss".

1 day, 19 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@PeterJ42 It's ironic that Bezos' model now sees him under attack for trying to squeeze the life out of Amazon's partners. Perhaps a revisit to his mantra is needed... ;-)

The funny thing with BlackBerry is the then CEO saw the iPhone (the original) and dismissed it as a toy that nobody would want. Ah, the benefit of hindsight...

1 day, 20 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@PeterJ42 Oh grief... and I thought I upset the Canadians when I joked about BlackBerry...

1 day, 20 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@steve_dodd It always amazes me how the ratio of acquiring new customers heavily outnumbers the importance of retaining existing, mate. Yes, you need new blood to grow - but you also need old heads to maintain your core foundations. Why is that so hard to get?

1 day, 20 hours ago on Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned

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@PeterJ42 Agree, you can use this approach to encourage comments. For me, though, as good as it is, it still doesn't completely equate to more comments, or more interactions. You can lead a horse to water, after all, but it still may not drink it when it gets there.

Having said that, I'm loving the interaction that's happening here with you, @Mark Longbottom@IrisSignals, etc. For me, this interaction is exactly the point you're all making - strip away the "it's all about me" veneer, encourage others to interact, and leave alone to let the magic happen. Thank you for some great thoughts from everyone here.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@PeterJ42 @Mark Longbottom @IrisSignals Dilbert is awesome, as is Dr. Seuss - both offering something different, yet both attaining that, "Yes! I know exactly what he means!" by the audience.

For me, it's Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes. Much deeper than your average comic strip. :)

5 days, 1 hour ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@OpEdMarketing Exactly, mate. The video talking about the TMZ clip alludes to Michael Sam. So, yes, the NFL team owners clearly think the "sin" of homosexuality is far more outrageous than the physical violence and degradation of a woman. Like you say, cowards one and all.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@aweckerle Thanks for all you do, miss. This is but one post - you carry the good fight endlessly and for that you have my utmost respect. Here's to more like you.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@BillSmith3 Yep - culture has little respect for geographical boundaries, sadly. It's why we need to change the culture of the individuals who believe this still has a place in the 21st century, and truly make a stand against countries that perpetuate this behaviour.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@alonzopichardo So sorry to hear that, Alonzo - sending my wishes to you and your family on this day.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@Justin Germino Agreed, mate. There have been a couple of high-profile media cases here in Canada around this culture of honour killings. Honourable to who? The man "wronged" because the woman simply wanted the liberty of choice? Yeah, I'm sure that's much more important an honour than the rights and life of the woman...

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@Teri Mason I think that can be the saddest thing, Teri - the fact that so many people can help stop this kind of thing from happening (or at least make an effort to prevent it), yet stay silent because of peer pressure, or the belief that someone else will speak up so they don't need to. As we know, though, if we all have that mindset, no-one will ever speak. Then where does that leave us? 

Thanks for the heads-up on the book just bought it this evening based on your recommendation.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@steve_dodd That's a great point, mate - the very fact that there are two distinct approaches to avoid provocation, instead of simply accepting that respect is the best avoidance of "provocation" there is. It doesn't matter what side of the cultural divide we lie on - women are treated appallingly just as much in the West as they are in the Middle East and beyond. For all the advances we like to think we've made, we're still so very far from where we need to be.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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@CoreenT Hey there miss,

Yeah, the "acceptance" (or the want to accept) was pretty sickening. A mistake is usually something that happens by accident - knocking a woman out then physically dragging her like a piece of meat afterward is way out the ball park (no pun intended). @steve_dodd summed it up perfectly with his phrase "Abuse Excuse", because that's exactly what it is, and as long as that continues, we will make zero progress.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Bullshit Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop

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So wait - if I upload a photo of Kim Kardashian taking a photo of san Francisco, my Klout score goes up? :)

Solid post as usual, mate. The way numbers are rejigged makes me loathe this space, and the manipulators that twist things this way. I guess this is what happens when you have investors to please as opposed to users to satisfy.

1 week, 4 days ago on Why Spins Sucks For Social Media

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@ginidietrich @susancellura That's pretty dumb, though (not Chris's words, but the whole idea). A message system is created to share the things you don't want to discuss publicly - without that, there's absolutely zero value in the system.

1 week, 4 days ago on Facebook Manipulates Us and Handles the Communication Exactly Right

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@PeterJ42 Interesting thoughts as usual, Peter. The "writing for comments" part intrigues me. Isn't that the same as "writing for Google", or "writing for links"? I understand that certain CTAs may encourage interaction, but if we're writing for the sole reason of garnering comments, doesn't that take away the authenticity of the post and play to the lowest denominator (in this case, the "ease" of getting comments)?

1 week, 5 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@Marketing Bees Agreed. And it helps cultivate a relationship between blogger and reader/commenter that I don't think you can ever truly replicate on the networks.

Thanks for the kind comment, and great to have you here!

1 week, 6 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@markevans Hey there mate, that sounds like a pretty nifty idea - did you post about it at all, I'd love to have a look at that. If not, maybe we could meet up for a beer soon - I have an idea to bounce off you, and your thoughts fall right into that. :)

1 week, 6 days ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@aimeemdoyle Thanks, Aimee - glad the post resonated and, yes, there's never a final "I can't do this" if there's still "hope" you can do something. Here's to that.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Because You Matter

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@Howie Goldfarb I really dislike the mobile experience with Disqus - seems to forever be loading, and then trying to post a comment can be a major pain in the ass. But I guess all systems have their pros and cons, mate.

The distribution angle (especially the "distribution is king" argument) is an interesting one. I've just been talking with @Frank_Strong about this over on G+, in reference to another post he'd shared there. Essentially, my take is,

I have to admit, I'm tired of the silo approach. Content is "nothing" without distribution; distribution isn't needed without content. Content sucks with poor creators; creators suck with poor direction. If anything,relevanceis "king". But then you're back to the silos. It's dumb. 

This is why I'm a huge fan of what @LivefyreDesign is trying to do with the SocialSync feature. It'll be interesting to see how this can evolve into a cohesive solution.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@dan_shure Agreed. Same with Chris Brogan and Brian Gardner. Although, to be fair, Brian's reasons were for more personal use of the blog, and it has allowed him to open up and be truly transparent about what he's thinking about with no recourse, so to speak. For that, I can see the logic behind his decision. @MartinGBEdwards

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@EdenSpodek Thanks, miss. Though if you want to read a solid blog post that takes a good 10-15 minutes to read, and then Lord knows how much more to truly digest before a repeat read, you have to check out @dan_shure's post over on Moz. Truly epic, and very thought-provoking.

http://moz.com/blog/broken-art-of-blogging

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@davidjboozeronline Wait, you mean comments aren't purely for SEO names and links back to blogs...? ;-)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@OpEdMarketing Cheers, mate, and completely agree. Yes, there are various outposts online where you can comment - but for me, the shared knowledge of commenters on the original post, and the exchanges between them like the ones between @dan_shure and @MartinGBEdwards on this post, make all the difference. And everyone can enjoy them - which would not happen if Martin had commented on Facebook and Dan had commented on G+....

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations

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@danstelterSEO Cheers, Dan. And completely agree, mate - we could all get "the big numbers" if we settle for doing the easy stuff. But where does that really get us?

No, like you say, we make time for what really matters and concentrate on those that are part of that time.

Cheers, mate.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Because You Matter

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