Did you get an invite to Google Wave? Share the love - I’d love to connect and try it out.
Quote from @scottmonty’s presentation on Ford social media strategy, which was the subject of my previous post. Liked this so much that I thought it worthy of a separate mention.
Full presentation here - http://www.slideshare.net/scottmonty/keynote-omma-global-2009?src=embed
90% + 50% = more than 100%.
- Me: Is your GF coming to the birthday dinner?
- Pan: Ha yeah she's coming. I think we might take one of those Rickshaw Bikes.
- Me: Hate those. Last – only – time I was on one the guy and I measured calves to calves. He didn’t have any either.
- Pan: You guys should have measured heads. I bet the guy didn't like how the walking candy apple he gave a ride to threw off the center of gravity on his vessel.
So I called this B back, and she basically put me through their questionaire. Evidently at this point I’m one of 100 people, and the next step is to submit a video telling them about yourself, at which point they eliminate it down to 50 and those 50 semi-finalists go out to LA for a casting call or what not before they cut it down to 25. Will I make a video-tape? Absolutely not.
This is me agreeing with the others that reblogged - THIS MUST CONTINUE! KMH, make sure to get a video when he least expects it. What’s better than a free trip to LA and conjuring up a few laughs along the way?
Or, just tell them you really want to be on the show to promote your acting (or rapping) career…that should end things pretty fast.
So as a joke my sisters sent me information in to the Bachelorette to have me on the show. So months pass, and today I got a call from LA about being on the show. I don’t even know if I’ll call this person back.
You are definitely obligated to call this person back. It’s like when somebody comes to your door with a product and there’s nothing good on TV (or the internet) and they want to give you a demonstration. The entertainment value is too high to ignore.
This is exactly why they created reblogging and retweeting and re-enter-site-spin-off-term. I have a complete inability to say humorous things, so I reblog you (theregoesfun) almost daily.
But really, I do appreciate your content - keep up the good work.
I think people should start sites where all they do is post what other funny people around them say…Cause, you know, they themselves lack the necessary funniness to be funny.
Just put the word “golf” in a tweet.
When we say be active in monitoring social networks, we do not mean that you should be automatically following everybody that mentions a VERY common term.
After posting a link to this article by @DavidSpinks, I immediately had five random golf-related accounts following me on Twitter. The problem? Any kind of logic or simple research would show them that it is actually a post about social media and that I am pushing because of the value to people in my industry…not golfers.
The pun-ability must be a natural Hale trait. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Glad you are no longer experiencing extreme road rage daily. G’day.
(read: a series of random thoughts on too much or too little sleep, and too much or not enough caffiene)
- I thought of a killer new name for this blog - which has changed content / tone / its ebb and flow a hundred times but has been called What the Hale?! on two different platforms since 2002, and I am very attached to and can not fathom changing - so I might have to find a new project and pitch it as such … man, it’s so good. Is there a profession that pays you to come up with kick ass puns all day? Cuz I was trained by the master and don’t think it’d be a prob any day of the week.
- I spoke to an RCN tech help man on the phone tonight that sounded JUST like one of the characters in those weird e-greeting cards that are the two little guys … and they are kinda annoying but also kinda funny … I think they mostly talk about workplace stuff. Crap I forget who they are and googling “weird e-greeting card dudes” isn’t getting me where I want to be … but I channeled (and pictured) one of them as he was walking me through ways to reboot my cable box, saving all 90 of my to-be-watched DVR series’.
- I hate Mad Men. There. I said it. I’ve been trying to fall in love, and it’s just not taking. I do not get it. I liked Jon Hamm SO much more in 30 Rock … or say, on the Emmys last night. He looks hotter when he’s not so serious. I am officially barring from my DVR que.
- Heading to Omaha this weekend for the last wedding in a series of 7 this summer (read: fall, since that begins tomorrow).
- I might become the fattest, poorest person on the planet soon but I want to do all the things that I plan each week, most (if not all) of which include consumption and dollar billz. Happily, Omaha often provides a brief economic stimulus since weddings are basically free once you get there and the bars closing at 2 make it impossible to spend that last five-OH on your tab.
- I am in love with Chicago public transport (except the El when it becomes Santa’s sleigh each year - THAT is my worst nightmare). No matter the smell, the crowd, the creative driving technique or the confusingly routed bus lines, it is LEAPS and BOUNDS better than sitting in my car for hours a day, angsting over traffic and dip shit drivers and the traffic pattern indicator on the iPhone. I’d rather take the bus that takes me a half hour vs. the preferred 15 minutes than ever commute to the ‘burbs again.
- The light in my living room - a row of track lighting - is so freaking bizarre. One went out a few months ago, so I changed the bulb. Since this occurrence, after somewhere between 2 - 4 hours of use, the entire track goes out (often causing me to flip out in extreme panic). It comes back on … but maybe this time it’s a hint.
When asked where you get certain design inspirations from, make sure to picks something more significant than the blue flip-top of an Ozarka water bottle. You’re bullshitting anyways so you may as well pick something like the sunrise, white sand beaches of Mexico or The Grand Tetons. You’re not impressing me by saying tops of water bottles.
It could be worse right? You could say your inspiration comes from “the voices” …
Here’s a tool I think you might be able to use.
Retaggr helps users aggregate their online presence in a nice and neat format so it is easy for others to find and connect with them. It works a little bit like an online business card…only with WAY more information and functionality.
One of the most useful things Retaggr offers is a simple way to insert your Retaggr connection widget as an email signature.
Forget using long text lists for your contact info - start inserting rich content composed of your online presence that is easy for others to navigate and start engaging.
- People not consumers - Mark Earls
- Social agenda not business agenda - Le’Nise Brothers
- Continuous conversation not campaigning - John V Willshire
- Long term impacts not quick fixes - Faris Yakob
- Marketing with people not to people - Katy Lindemann
- Being authentic not persuasive - Neil Perkin
- Perpetual beta - Jamie Coomber
- Technology changes, people don’t - Amelia Torode
- Change will never be this slow again - Graeme Wood
- Measurement - Asi Sharabi
I’d like to add another:
11. Be human
This is a good list. But I did notice that it’s lacking any mention of “relationships.” Is that assumed in the ‘being human’ mentions?
Bing Passes 10% Market Share, Nielsen SaysTop 10 Search Providers for August 2009, Ranked by Searches (U.S.)
| Provider | Searches | M-O-M % | Share of |
| | (000) | Growth | Searches |
| Total | 10,812,734 | 2.9% | 100.0% |
| Google Search | 6,986,580 | 2.6% | 64.6% |
| Yahoo! Search | 1,726,060 | -4.2% | 16.0% |
| MSN/Windows Live/Bing Search | 1,156,415 | 22.1% | 10.7% |
| AOL Search | 333,231 | 1.8% | 3.1% |
| Ask.com Search | 186,270 | 2.9% | 1.7% |
| My Web Search | 128,432 | 0.5% | 1.2% |
| Comcast Search | 50,328 | -21.6% | 0.5% |
| Yellow Pages Search | 37,923 | 2.7% | 0.4% |
| NexTag Search | 31,830 | 0.4% | 0.3% |
| Local.com Search | 16,314 | 2.9% | 0.2% |
Source: Nielsen MegaView Search
Great…now Bing will be the IE6 of search!!
By “being IE6”, do you mean it will be the default that nobody actually wants to use but a lot of people use it based on its default status and the fact that they are unaware of the other options? Do you also mean that Bing will fail to be compatible with nearly everything and make old people call younger people prior to their run for the early bird special so they can ask a question about why it is not working (not the early bird special, Bing)?
(because replying is not a Tumblr thing, comments are only handled by 3rd parties, and I cant justify reblogging the same thing for a 3rd time)
Do it. I will hold off the New Twitter TOS enforcers and Ashton’s PR people as long as possible because I like the idea.
As some of you know, my Tumblarity score has been 0 before. I worked it up to about 70 before realizing it is absolutely the most ridiculous ranking system every created in this or any other time period.
The worst part about Tumblarity is that it rewards passing on popular content rather than creating unique posts. You want a
good way to raise your Tumblarity? Go to the “Popular” tab and reblog all the things everybody has already seen - don’t bother creating new posts or developing unique content. Yes, getting reblogged helps, but why create anything new when you can simply pass on another’s content and leech off of their creativity and popularity.
Obviously I’m not an expert or even a high-ranking member of Tumblr, but should copying really be rewarded here or anywhere else? I’m a fan of the reblog, but why does it deserve any kind of recognition to slap a button when other people are finding, creating, posting, and writing engaging content?