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2 weeks ago on Eastward Bound! Livefyre Opens First NYC Office
True, Boston Police made good use of Facebook, Twitter, etc., but while social media can be a great tool for emergency communication, it's also susceptible to error.
For example, last night was a big social media fail. Not due to the Boston police though... I was up quite late with lots of other people watching the drama unfold in Boston. When I went to bed suspect #2 was dead, suspect #1 at large, and the two names being shared with 100% police-scanner-confirmed certainty on reddit, Twitter, Facebook were completely different people. Suspect #1, White Hat, was at large and identified as a Brown student that has been missing since March 16th. You can imagine the kinds of messages that were being shared on social media and the hateful comments left on Facebook and the YouTube videos his family created as part of their search. His poor family. I was *very* surprised to wake up this morning to completely different news. An example of how social media got it wrong, and it got completely out of control. http://www.reddit.com/r/findbostonbombers/comments/1co6hk/breaking_news_bombing_suspect_is_not_sunil_its/
1 month ago on Five Links: Boston and Other Things
Happy Thanksgiving corny, mushy man! Big hugs to you, Annie and Sammy! Happy HAPPY Thanksgiving :D
6 months ago on Samuel Liberty: Thanksgiving Part 1
@Steve Birkett @solete The streets were clear, but not your typical Halloween. In Chelsea kids were carrying buckets of water instead of buckets of water! Sigh.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Bone-Chilling Songs to Haunt Your Halloween
Best. List. Ever. Thanks Steve! I live my life like no to-morrow....
Glad I caught this pivotal post. Excited to see what's next!
11 months, 1 week ago on Introducing Margie's Moments of Tiyoweh
Thanks Mila. Love the pics! I feel fortunate to have met some of those in attendance-- @Josepf @danperezfilms @9inchmarkeitng, but still haven't met you and so many other #UsGuys! Looking forward to the day!! Hugs!
1 year, 1 month ago on #UsGuysNYC April Meetup · Milaspage · Storify
The temptation to disagree with Gary is definitely there-- this time I think Gary's got it all wrong!
Success comes in many forms, and means different things to different people. How many times have we seen that position and money *do not* lead to happiness..? This is Gary's definition of success-- and I respect that --but it's not mine.
Gary's video may inspire some, but I much prefer the simple words of Dicky Fox... Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG-Wnd4Q41Q
1 year, 2 months ago on Winning is not a DNA thing
Your post got me thinking about how to best handle criticism. Came across this video of how author Brad Meltzer dealt his bad book reviews. Pretty funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svvoh66s2F0
1 year, 2 months ago on Five Inappropriate Ways to Respond to Criticism
Margie, I'm sorry you're going through this, but I totally respect your decision. I think we all know what you mean about the online world and the tangled web of social media. I've taken a step back at times, and I've seen many others do the same. You have to take care of yourself first!
1 year, 6 months ago on Social Media is Broken For Me For Now
Great post Dean! Happy to report I follow many of these rules already. I will admit that being in Madrid makes it a lot easier (metro is great). And, although it gets burning hot and freezing cold here, I thankfully i live in a really well insulated apt. In general heat and cold isn't a big issue!
One thing to add, cable set-top boxes and DVRs use more power than your fridge! Entertainment centers in general are BIG energy suckers, even when off!
Amazingly, according to a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report, set-top boxes "use 168 kilowatt-hours each every year - 27 billion killowatt-hours across the US as a total, at an annual cost of $3 billion."
And from NYTimes, "Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into televisions have become the single largest electricity drain in many American homes, with some typical home entertainment configurations eating more power than a new refrigerator and even some central air-conditioning systems." Full article here: http://nyti.ms/oQ5c27
Thanks again Dean! More "power" to ya! ;)
Anne a.k.a. @solete
1 year, 9 months ago on 12 Most Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Nice post Peggy! Thanks for starting the conversation. I would go so far as to say this is nothing new-- in fact it's the oldest game in town.
Games/rewards have always been present in our lives, and as long as we're social creatures that seek approval, it's not gonna change. Let's go all the way back to gold stars in school, or even grades for that matter! How about the prizes in cereal boxes?
You mention likes... Add to that everything that makes social media tick; RTs, followers, mentions, shares, +1s, votes, even this comment! They're all small little rewards or prizes, that apparently we humans need to exist!
The Internet and social media are just big fat enablers!
1 year, 10 months ago on 12 Most Sneaky Ways That Gamification is Playing You
deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis Danny Brown You're getting warm with Spotify. When Americans go abroad you know what happens. We could have a winner here.
1 year, 10 months ago on 12 Most Striking Similarities Between High School and Twitter
deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis Danny Brown Google+ doesn't work either. It's 75% men...unless we're talking about cruising it's not a good candidate for Make Out Lane. Keep searching! :-p
Danny Brown No way, Empire Avenue is too creepy to be a Make Out Lane! ;)
danielnewmanUV I think we can manage that! #thanks for such a fun post! :)
deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis That's not a nervous laugh, is it?
I think there are a lot more nerds on Twitter than there ever were in High School! ;)
And, you forgot one... Unwanted pregnancies. (Just kidding!)
Thanks for the post. I've know a lot of people on Triberr, but hadn't heard of the other two tools.
Commun.it sounds very interesting. Looking forward to your how-to videos. If possible I'd love to get an invite and see what it's all about! Thanks! Anne a.k.a. solete
1 year, 11 months ago on Using Twitter For Business? You MUST Have These Tools
Great post Michelle. I think we have all had these kinds of thoughts at one time or another. Glad you called it out and reminded me to pay attention to my behavior. I agree with those who shared this doesn't apply to just women, but men, teens, children... everyone.
This may surprise you, but I have actually had more positive experiences working with men than women (now don't jump on me!). That said, I will point out that I had a bad experience working with a majority female team at a female-owned advertising firm. Sadly they were competitive and took every opportunity to put each other down, including me. I know this is the exception to the rule, but it rubbed me the wrong way.
Regardless I your points are well taken and I think it's important to support each other whenever possible. Thanks for speaking out!
1 year, 11 months ago on 12 Most Common Mistakes of Women in Business