I am a copywriter and a content marketer working with B2B tech companies
@JuliaRosien Yup...if you can stand the smell you should be all right. It's certainly no devil's brew, especially if you make it out of oranges or ketchup as described in the link I posted below. Also, nice reading you @Erroin @Erika Napoletano
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 5 Social Media Lessons I Learned in Prison
That point about asinine and snarky comments that are shared like wildfire and perceived as more influential by Twitter than meatier content shared less is so true.
I think that one of the challenges influence ranking services will have to take into account is people who actually are influencers might not play by the arbitrary rules of that service. They may be busy doing good shit instead of wasting their time tweeting. Heck, they may be away from Twitter or Facebook for months, and may only use email or telephone to drive million or billion dollar decisions.
How do you identify these true players who fly under the radar?
On a completely different note, new threads on your site, mate
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Grading of the Social Web and Its Impact on Influence
@Erroin@JuliaRosien@Erika NapoletanoYou could use this link and make that brew http://www.howtodothings.com/food-drink/how-to-make-pruno-wine. Goes without saying, caveat emptor
Prison and community management...now that's a very interesting and intriguing link..
I think one of the most valuable habits a brand or a community manager should cultivate, especially in times of crisis when allegations are flying thick and fast and tempers are running sky high, is patience and an ability to evaluate the situation dispassionately. Since the Internet never forgets, and since words can have far reaching consequences it's always good to think once, twice and maybe thrice before wading into the melee.
That bread and ketchup thing is legit. It's called Pruno or prison wine, according to Wikipedia. The bread provides the yeast for fermenting the ketchup. Wiki says that depending on how long the fermentation is carried out, the end results can be resemble weak beer or strong wine. (2% to 14% alcohol content).
On a side note, I need to stop thinking about alcohol
@ginidietrich @kateupdates Never knew who Michael Buble was before this, and just like that 2 hours of my morning, gone. I blame you, Gini. His voice has a certain richness that reminds me of black and white, fedora hats and a pub in Casablanca
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Harlem Shake, Downton Arby’s, and U.S. Military
The first time I saw the Call me maybe video, it was a standalone US military one and I was this close to falling out of my chair. I might have possibly scared a bunch of sparrows and a whole nest of ants nearby. A little bit of Googling and when I saw the juxtaposed version i KNEW I had to show it to you
So what's your book about? If it involves vampires and teenage angst, though I'm probably going to pass. No hard feelings, m'kay? :P
As impressive your results have been what's striking is that you stuck to the basics and didn't do anything fancy. You gave people things to think about, carried out a constant conversation and nurtured your network, one person at a time. It's grunt work and unglamorous but that's what brings home the bacon (or cupcakes. Cupcakes are cool)
Here's to a successful 2013
5 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Get Big Things Done
@ginidietrich @Danny Brown From what I have read this crackdown is focused on consumer oriented apps, not enterprise. Danny, am I talking sense?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
@ginidietrich Found it. Actually, didn't get posted the first time, so I hit the post comment button multiple times and now there are 3 comments in place of one
I was reading this story today where FB execs were essentially bellyaching that they lost out massive amounts of dough by selling marketers from Thicktown, Thicktania user data-names, address and the inside scoop on whether someone prefers Bieber Fever over Black Plague.
Apparently Facebook Exchange and retargeted ads is where they are making a killing, and re-targeted ads don't involve user profile data, only for a teensy weensy cookie sitting in your computer that phones home.
@ginidietrich BTW I think one of my comments got eaten up for double posting. Please rescue it...I would hate for the moderately, middlingly witty comment to go waste. Breaks my bleeding 'eart
@jasonkonopinski @MSchechter @KenMueller @ginidietrich I was reading this story today where FB execs were essentially bellyaching that they lost out massive amounts of dough by selling marketers from Thicktown, Thicktania user data-names, address and the inside scoop on whether someone prefers Bieber Fever over Black Plague.
@jasonkonopinski @MSchechter @KenMueller @ginidietrich I was reading this story today where FB execs were essentially bellyaching that they lost out massive amounts of dough by selling marketers from Thicktown, Thicktania user data-names, address and the inside scoop on whether someone prefers Bieber Fever or Black Plague.
@ginidietrich Please tell me this is a follow up to that DM chat ;-).
You know what's worse? For a company that has one of the biggest characteristic of a startup (no settled business model) Twitter is behaving like one of the big boys like MS or Google.
They have snapped up products that worked well like Tweetdeck and made something that probably looks like an unpolished beta product. I loved the earlier yellow Tweetdeck - this new blue one makes me want to punch the screen, and I have to restart every time because the client refuses to auto reload the stream and.....I should stop being such a whiny bitch.
@belllindsay I read that as "gets too big for their bitches". *Leaves desk, thrusts head under the showerhead and turns the knob*
This is a good post. I got some good things out of it, especially the part about delegating work and getting an ensemble cast.
my experience, that's pretty hard to do that in the middle of an
engagement.with clients You gotta have to set these expectations up
front. during the initial stages when contracts are being drawn.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 Keys to Effective Social Media and Content Insourcing
I use @bufferapp a lot for scheduling tweeets and LinkedIn updates. Before @bufferapp I was either spamming my timeline at the rate of one tweet every minute, or had to spend way more time at different hours of the day to tweet out links.
Now, after reading something that I think is good I just schedule it in buffer, and in due course it gets tweeted or updated as a LinkedIn status (occasionally I will do Facebook, but I don't want to talk about business related stuff on Facebook.)
Now, if they could incorporate Google+, and Facebook pages into their browser extensions I would be one happy camper
8 months, 1 week ago on How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck
@Danny Brown @yvettepistorio @terence.stephens I have pissed away so many hours of my life on Wookiepedia that it's not even funny. I have read them all- seven different styles of lightsaber combat, calendars in the Star War universe, freaky beings from outer galaxies that hate machines, NASCAR like races on dirt planets...you have a question, Wookiepedia has the answer.
@AlinaKelly @ginidietrich I still think it's something someone floated for shits and giggles. I would want to see some reputed source talk about this. It so does not square with Samsung as a company that makes great personal tech products
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Samsung Threatens Bloggers and Provides a Valuable Lesson