April, 2013

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

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Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.

The "Celeb is Dead, Quote My Expert" Pitch: TWO THUMBS DOWN

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It''s obvious that when an institution of opinion the likes of Roger Ebert passes away.due to cancer no less.it sucks. When you find out the aforementioned movie critic passed away via email, it sucks even more. It sucks to find out someone died via email at all, right?

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On The Death Of Google Reader

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Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. Really, that’s what any good company does; cut the dead weight. Usually these announcements include a bit of “Awww, that’s too bad” and we move on with our day.

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How the Internet and Telecommuting Saved My Life

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The ability to interact online, as a tangible way of pursuing an education and a career, changed my life. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it is the honest truth. When I started my first job at 17, remote work was unheard of.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

5 Ways Social Media is Used to Mislead or Misinform

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I have a confession to make: I’m not 100% in love with social media. Don’t get me wrong, social media. The time we have spent together has been great. I love the way you are able to communicate so quickly, so fluidly, so… seamlessly.

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Things I Learned From Erin Feldman

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Regular readers of Waxing Unlyrical probably are familiar with Erin Feldman, the talented eclectic responsible for WUL’s Sarah and Sheldon illustrations. That’s how I was acquainted with her. Image: crimfants via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Person-to-Person Communication: The Human Side of Public Relations

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(Ed: Today’s Tax Day in the U.S. Are you all squared away?). I had an interesting (to me) exchange of thoughts with a reader of my own blog recently on the subject of person-to-person communication.

How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

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“Would you like to hang out with me this evening?” ” Indeed, all of you may have been asked this question by your friends and family. But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones.

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Breaking Out of The Box Only To Be Put in Another

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Do you ever feel that you’ve worked really hard to break out of one box, only to be put in another, in a way you didn’t anticipate?

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide

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I always wondered when it would happen and, last week, it finally did. I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. Leaving on a jet plane. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville.

Libya – The Long Road to Stability Continues

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Are things in Libya really getting better? That’s a question I’m sure most people here ask themselves constantly. The honest answer is that it’s very hard to be sure. There’s always plenty of evidence for the pessimists.

Talking #measurePR with Sandra Fathi

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A couple of weeks ago, I was getting ready to speak at the Ragan PR Measurement Summit here in DC (it was excellent, really, and I’m not just saying that because I was on the roster).

An xPotomac Flashback: Social Scoring

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About a month ago I told you of my xPotomac experience , and we had a pretty engaged conversation around civility in the digital age. I’m not here to rekindle that conversation, but I’m thrilled to tell you that all the speaker videos from xPotomac are now (drum roll, please) live!

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How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

Because We Need a Laugh

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… at least, I do. Via sudaxprabhu on Flickr, CC 2.0. Because We Need a Laugh is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Author information Shonali Burke President & Grand Poobah at Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

Rewired PR: Neuroplasticity and Public Relations

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Do you know what “neuroplasticity” is? It’s essentially the brain’s ability to “rewire” itself by forming new neural connections when it needs to.

#measurePR, Die Hard and Squirrels

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“You know you’ve been in a good Twitter chat when ‘Die Hard’ and squirrels are mentioned within seconds of each other.”

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The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

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It’s been just about two weeks since I returned from Social Slam. You’ve already heard about what a wonderful event it was, from so very many people. And I told you of how it was one of those OMG-it-finally-happened moments for me.

Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

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Friday, April 19, was an interesting day. I was out at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit (which was great), but it was also the day the week’s horrors in Boston came to a culmination … though none of us could have foreseen that. And so much else was happening everywhere.

On Age Discrimination: Is Age Just a Number?

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With age comes wisdom. It’s a phrase that most of us have heard a dozen times or more. But does each birthday automatically grace you with wisdom, or is it your life experience that creates it? Image: Free For Commercial Use via Flickr, CC 2.0. I grew up in a single parent household.