Social Media

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Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans: A Profile in Social Media Suicide

For the last few years we’ve been beaten over the head with the idea that your company should be involved in social media. And to […]

Social Media 07.09.2010 Read more →
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Mahalo Allegedly Stealing From Writers

Mahalo, the incredibly successful spam factory, has apparently decided to rob their writers blind. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, Mahalo has a […]

Social Media 06.28.2010 Read more →
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Facebook Suggests You Like….

Now that Facebook has turned fans into “likers” (another in a string of idiotic decisions) they’ve opened up their notification emails to all sorts of […]

Social Media 05.23.2010 Read more →
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Hootsuite: Framing is Dead, Long Live Framing!

Opponents of framing (or framejacking as I prefer to call it) have had a good couple of weeks. First Digg announced that Kevin Rose was […]

Social Media 04.27.2010 Read more →
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Confessions of an Attention Whore

I am an attention whore. It’s true. I crave your attention. Why? Well sorry to burst your bubble but it’s not…

Social Media 03.22.2010 Read more →
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A Discussion On Blogging

This blog post is going to be a bit different from my normal posts. Mainly because I don’t really have a point. Instead I have […]

Social Media 02.09.2010 Read more →

Moz Decision Making Flowchart

SEOmoz caused a stir this week by publishing a “study” that allegedly showed NoFollow tags were still effective in sculpting the flow of PageRank. This […]

SEO 12.30.2009 Read more →

Poker for a Good Cause

I’m heading to Las Vegas this week for the internet marketing conference known as Pubcon. This will be my second year attending and I can’t […]

Skitzzo News 11.08.2009 Read more →

TechCrunch Caught Stealing Images Again

Update: It appears TechCrunch has pulled the offending image and replaced it with another one. They still don’t provide any attribution so I sure hope […]

Social Media 07.21.2009 Read more →

Twitter to #FixReplies Users: We Can’t But Please Be Quiet

Update 2: Twitter says they’ve learned a lot and responded with another blog post saying:

The problem with the setting was that it didn’t scale and even if we rebuilt it, the feature was blunt. It was confusing and caused a sense of inconsistency. We felt we could do much better.

I still don’t understand where they’re getting that the feature was confusing or caused a sense of inconsistency from. If you used it, you saw every tweet from the people you follow. That seems pretty simple to me.
Update: Due to the uproar over the “small settings update” Twitter has published a new blog post saying:

The engineering team reminded me that there were serious technical reasons why that setting had to go or be entirely rebuilt—it wouldn’t have lasted long even if we thought it was the best thing ever.

In other words, , “Remember how we told you we killed the option because it was undesirable and confusing”? Well really we had to kill it off because we don’t have enough resources to run our service.”

Bottom line: Twitter lied.

Google 05.13.2009 Read more →