Husband. Daddy. Professional Communicator. Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan. Never let your fear decide your fate.
@ginidietrich In all seriousness though, it's amazing our profession has even survived, much less thrived, given the level of idiocy displayed by (and I use this term extremely loosely) colleauges in the field.
3 days, 15 hours ago on The PR Industry Does Need Better PR
To be fair, if I showed a bra strap I'm pretty sure the conversation would either stop or become all about my manssire.
3 days, 16 hours ago on The PR Industry Does Need Better PR
Trolls are the worst. My preferred method of dealing with them is public shaming, but the advice @ginidietrich gives is far more practical. If much less fun. Best to have the mindset of, "Move along. Nothing to see here."
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Seven Tips for Dealing with Online Trolls
@partymomma From FB's TOS: "You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through yourprivacyandapplication settings."
Facebook reserves the right to use the content you've uploaded for sponsored stories/posts. It says nothing about downloading the photo and turning it into a meme. I wonder if you'd have the same reaction if a photo of your kids were distributed without your permission and without your knowledge?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing
@jenelleconner @Daniel J. Cohen Removing the Save As feature on Facebook, unless you're the owner of the photo, would probably prevent many of these situations from happening. I'm not a programmer, so I have no idea how difficult that would be to implement. Remove the path of least resistence, and a large part of the problem disappears, I think.
@Shonali What's truly stunning to me is the refusal of those sites to take down the photos at first. So many different layers to this story.
Totally agree, @John Barnett. Internet ettiqute has always been if someone asks you to take a photo down that you don't own, you take it down. At least that's the feeling I've always gotten. Just a totally bizzare situation.
@JoelDanielInwood That's a very interesting take, Joel. And not an innacurate one. In this situation, it's PR and legal advisor as well. Just a truly bizzare situation.
@KenMueller I think the model of a Google Reader is certainly dying. Feedly, Zite, and many other feeds are still very popular; but I just don't have the time to dedicate to something like that. Like you, I subscribe via email or make a daily stop at blogs I want to read. otherwise, I depend on my network to provide me great info.
1 month ago on On The Death Of Google Reader
@Shonali @howiegoldfarb @JasKeller1 I'm not completely sold on Triberr; in fact I probably won't join another tribe other than the ones I mentioned earlier.
My point in all of this is less that the idea of the RSS feed is dead and more that the traditional form of a RSS feed is dead. I totally trust myself to find and curate great content; it's why I follow the people I do. My network will always be able to cast a wider net than I will as a single person, so in addition to what I find, I use my network to aggregate as well.
You do have a good point in the "holding place" for all that content. I've never set time aside in the morning or evening to go through all of that. And by the time I quit checking Reader daily, it would take less than an hour to have more than 1K entries for me to read. It just got to be too much. That's probably more on me than anything, but for better or worse, my Twitter feed is basically my RSS feed now.
1 month, 1 week ago on On The Death Of Google Reader
@Erin F. I am. I think the only tribes I'm a part of are 's and maybe @shellykramer's. And I'll gladly join any group with the name mutineers in it. cc @Sean McGinnis
@JasKeller1 So much of what I see on twitter has links associated with it. Quick Googling says 25%-30% of tweets contain links. The death of the RSS feed doesn't shorten consumption, it simply expands that beyond you or me. Links lead to full articles, so I'm not sure I buy the argument of blogs being shortened to a "soundbite". There's the danger of people reading the tweet, and not the blog post of course...but is that any different from Reader or any other RSS collector that gives you a headline and a short description?
@Erin F. That's an interesting comparison. I think the danger with Triberr is more on the spam side of things than anything. I've heard it compared with scheduling posts to a certain extent (I'm not against either for the record). To me, RSS feeds have just become a bit outdated, no matter how cool they look (e.g. Flipboard, Feedly, etc.)
@Erin F. @Shonali @MattLaCasse @leaderswest Good people are never too young to count as family. Or too old for that matter. "Aunt Shonali" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Things I Learned From Erin Feldman
@Erin F. Without a doubt. We'll definitely figure something out!
It's great to see @Erin F. getting kudos like this. So often in our industry, it is the "big names" that get all the love. Erin so quickly earned my trust and respect I dubbed her "Aunt Erin" to my then-3 month old daughter. While I haven't had a pitch rejected by her, my guess is that's because I've yet to pitch her. So I'm sure my time for rejection is coming soon. Thanks for the great article @leaderswest.
As a Cubs fan, I find it difficult to disagree.
Seriously though, this clearly is the newest form of graffiti or calling in angry to a talk show. Hard to say it amounts to terrorism.
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Wiki-Terrorism a Social Media Crime?
That's an amazing story, @karelyneve! I think most people can see the perks in telecommuting pretty easily. I'm curious what you find the challenges to be? Do you find it difficult to communicate as quickly and clearly with @Shonali or whomever? I'm very much in favor of a virtual work model...my inner journalist is coming out (or natural curiosity. Whatever.)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How the Internet and Telecommuting Saved My Life
I actually stole this idea from you @ginidietrich about a year ago for one of my clients. We highlight a favorite brand or person each week. I've been doing themes with them (e.g. people who inspire their work, best taglines, best campaigns, etc.). It's worked out very well. People as who is going to be recommended on Friday quite often; and it's a really fun post to write.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Our #FollowFriday Recommendations Work
@Shonali @lisarobbinyoung I like that idea. As @cparente has said, I apparently have a very simplistic view of the situation. He has the experience in this area, so i'll defer to his thoughts. I fail to see how closing the gates to a wider audience ends up driving more revenue, or the potential for more revenue.
Paying for premium content is an idea I'm good with. In fact, I really like ESPN's model.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Paywalls Beginning To Lose Credibility