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Can't comment on tweeting from the app (haven't done so yet, don't feel the need to) but I guess I'm glad others are: recommendations so far have been spot on for me and I'm really enjoying discovering new music through the app. But I do understand your point.. a sea of #nowplaying tweets is annoying and detracts from the Twitter experience.
4 weeks ago on Twitter #music: More noise, less signal
This is a really sound piece that hits home for me because I also curate my stream based on what I'm interested in. I'm going to seriously consider diversifying now instead of living in my "bubble."
2 months, 1 week ago on The problem with “the” Twittersphere is that it doesn’t really exist
@DreamWeaver1 A) Don't tell me to shut up. You decided to create a Livefyre account just to come troll the comments of this article - so for that, you shut up. B) I read the article. A bunch of words basically stating that BuzzFeed should own up to their mistakes because not doing so hurts hybrid media companies. And your point is?
Normally I don't respond to this type of crap, but I felt compelled to here. Feel free to reply, but I won't be saying anything more to you.
4 months, 1 week ago on BuzzFeed reeling from Oatmeal-induced nausea…just when it was getting serious
Well written article with a very well presented argument for why someone would use a service like Snapchat. But personally, I don't buy it. The reason there is so much action on this app is because that's the nature of this younger generation. I have a few cousins that range from ages 13-18 and during one hour of dinner, they could easily each send 100+ texts. So yeah, I could see them also sending 100+ pics a day to each other for whatever reason. They are obsessively communicating and most of it is trivial.
That's why, in my opinion, this isn't something that will transcend that generation and break into the mainstream. It's just not something that interests me (or others that I've spoken to) in the slightest.
5 months ago on Calling Snapchat “the sexting app” misses a huge shift in mobile, photos, and communication
@hamishmckenzie Oh it definitely is, but let's be honest - if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, etc. etc. Long story short, it's probably a duck. This is going to take a lot of work - we're talking an entire rebrand and site redesign because the name "BuzzFeed" is not a brand or website to be taken seriously.
And I hate to sound like I'm hating on the site, because I go there for a good laugh or to read something entertaining - it would just take A LOT to change my perception of it. So much so that maybe an entirely different site with a similar model (only applied to real journalism and hard-hitting stories) might be the way to go.
5 months, 1 week ago on BuzzFeed reeling from Oatmeal-induced nausea…just when it was getting serious
Awesome article. One area that particularly interests me is the below quote:
"It is, however, especially harmful for BuzzFeed, because the site is striving to distinguish itself as a serious publication while shedding its reputation as purveyor-in-chief of cat-related memes and share-bait 'stories'"
Seriously? This is quite the goal to strive for. Anyone who knows anything about BuzzFeed knows it's a site you waste time on, not one you seek out to be intellectually enlightened. The company needs to understand and accept what they are.
Piggy-backing off of @spezio below, I also have a question. How many *active* users does Voxer have. I know at least 40 friends that joined it (because I got the notification) in the past month and 0 use it. We just seem to get so caught up in total users when in active users are what matter, no?
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Source: Voxer Approaches 70M Users, Encouraged by Global Smartphone Adoption
@MatthewStigall Thanks Matt. You're assumption is probably correct, and obviously for good reason.
10 months, 1 week ago on Badgy Raises Angel Round from Mark Cuban for Social Marketing
Design is obviously not important to landing investment from Cuban.
I used Decide when buying a new TV. It was a great experience. I set an alert on a particular product and after a few weeks I got a notification from them stating that it was the best time to buy based on the data, and I did. Super cool.
11 months, 1 week ago on Decide.com Offers Refunds to Customers Burned by a Bad Recommendation
I've been a GrubHub and Seamless user for a while, but whenever I wanted to check the status of the order it was always an issue- either call the place or just wait. EAT24's live chat support may be a game-changer in the mobile-food-delivery space. Definitely giving it a try.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on New Eat24 iOS App Puts Online Food Ordering and Delivery In Your Pants
@Wibba Why does the Wibba homepage show images of a Ferrari, motorcycle, etc. when it's only a $39.99/month service? I'd rather see the types of products I'll be receiving.. Just my 2.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Luxury Commerce Site Svbscription Ups the Ante on the “Stuff in a Box” Trend
katyzack katyzack Thanks, Katy. I will definitely be at the next one, and all others after that :)
1 year, 10 months ago on #CMmeetup 7/19 – Community In Real Life w/ Meetup, Sonar, Digital Dumbo and NYC Instagram Community
DouglasCrets Rock on, Douglas. Remember to post a pic on GetSatisfactions' FB Page after you place it at your workstation!
The crux of this whole piece is right here:
If your job is primarily to talk to lots of people, you work in Social Media
If your job is primarily to get lots of people talking to each other, you work in Community Management.
Interesting thoughts, Justin. Enjoyed discussing this in real life with you. At first, I was defensive, but after thinking about it for a while, I am starting to see your point.
1 year, 10 months ago on You may not actually be a Community Manager – and that’s ok.
Congratulations, man. Rock it out.
1 year, 10 months ago on My Next Big Leap: I’m Joining Zaarly
7huck Thanks! I realize it's quite a lengthy post, but these #CMmeetups always have such insightful (and snackeable) tips that I feel the need to do them justice. And I'm always looking to make them better so any and all suggestions are appreciated!
1 year, 10 months ago on #CMmeetup 6/21 – Conversations with AOL & bit.ly
rosemaryoneill Haha. Nice. We have had very Seattle-like weather here lately but today it's sunny! Still muggy, though.
2 years ago on #CMmeetup 5/17 – Content & Community w/ Kickstarter & Skillshare
LvM Thanks for giving me the chance to help out!
rosemaryoneill So glad to hear you say that because that was kind of the reasoning behind it. Where are you located, Rosemary??