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BadassDigest: Film Crit Hulk Smash - ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK.

I picture Hulk sitting by the fireside, with half-glasses and a smoking jacket.

10/28/14 • 10:45 AM • EntertainmentGeneralHuman RightsInternetSocial Media • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Self-absorbed Instagrammer defaces National Parks.

This makes me livid. Most know I spent over half a year working in Big Bend National Park in between years of college. We spent a great deal of our time trying to preserve things for future generations. I cannot even begin to express how impenetrably self-absorbed this young lady is.

I say put her on the Park Service’s lowest payscale job. She works as long as it takes to pay for the remediation of the damage she caused, plus a generous fine. Lives in park housing, eats park meals.

Normally, I’d say she needs to visit a psychologist, but I find hard work often smooths out such narcissism. Working in a park, she’ll learn to appreciate it ... make her work with the public, she’ll learn how obtuse the average park visitor can be. She will experience her behavior as in a mirror, and have to deal with the repercussions. Every. Single. Day.

She must be an example, a deterrent. Otherwise more will follow. More will follow anyway, but a proper balanced punishment will go far to prevent this behavior from spreading.

10/24/14 • 10:20 AM • EnvironmentalLawNaturePersonalPsychologySocial Media • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photoshelter Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service.

Of note.  I may be tuning in to refresh my memory.

10/20/14 • 09:39 AM • InternetLawPhotographySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter.

Hmm. A government-funded initiative is going to ‘assist in the preservation of open debate’ by monitoring social media for ‘subversive propaganda’ and combating what it considers to be ‘the diffusion of false and misleading ideas’? The concept seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.

10/19/14 • 12:24 PM • Human RightsInternetPoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Copyblogger: Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page.

Facebook might not be the best place to invest brand time and energy.” In a world of increasing time pressures, one must rate social interaction by response, and reapportion efforts accordingly. Said it for ages.

10/17/14 • 10:02 AM • Social MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Burce Clay: How To Use Social Meta Tags to Optimize Social Sharing.

Of interest.

10/15/14 • 01:57 PM • GoogleInternetProgrammingSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: The Limits of Friendship.

With social media, we can easily keep up with the lives and interests of far more than a hundred and fifty people. But without investing the face-to-face time, we lack deeper connections to them, and the time we invest in superficial relationships comes at the expense of more profound ones.”  Hmmm. ‘Profound’? I’d say ‘expense of more psychologically beneficial ones’.

10/14/14 • 12:48 PM • InternetPsychologySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photoshelter Blog: How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter.

I try to be intelligent in the way I build my following by targeting the people that I follow who will then follow me back.” But that’s the whole secret. Look at his follower/following ratio. Almost 1:1. Choosing people who follow back is not difficult. I could hire a kid to sit and lure followers eight hours a day for a week, and have a huge following - completely unrelated to the quality of my social posts or photography. No doubt there is an advantage to big follower numbers, but at what cost?

10/14/14 • 12:44 PM • PhotographySocial Media • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Joseph ‘Santa Fe Pulse’ passes away.

Really, really nice guy. I met him while he was working part time at Sam’s Club - he sold me my first Android phone a few years ago. He had a huge Facebook following here in Santa Fe, a truly one-man Santa Fe promotional operation. I don’t think his selfless effort will ever be equalled. RIP, man.

10/08/14 • 02:26 PM • PersonalSanta Fe LocalSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PodioBlog: Stop giving me productivity tips.

For me productivity is all about getting started, and getting started is all about motivation. So I make sure that I actually want to do most of the things that I have to do, and they are relevant and interesting for me. I check regularly that I am happy with what I am doing (you don’t need any tools for that).

09/18/14 • 09:31 AM • GeneralPsychologySmall BusinessSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechHive: Twitter turns itself into a store with new buy button.

Impulse.

09/08/14 • 10:09 AM • ConsumptionSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Twitpic is shutting down.

“During the “published for opposition” phase of the trademark is when Twitter reached out to our counsel and implied we could be denied access to their API if we did not give up our mark. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic.”  Not nice.

09/04/14 • 01:58 PM • InternetMobileSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hey, is Facebook down?  I can’t get it to load.

Great! [ducking ...]

09/03/14 • 01:43 PM • InternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MIT Technology Review: Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects.

Eschew the tweet, prioritize the meet.  Interesting comment about moderation in the last paragraphs. Via Karl Martino on FB.

08/29/14 • 11:04 AM • InternetPsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service.

Hmmm. IFTTT has been rock-solid for me (every fifteen minutes, whatever is new on the blog gets sent to Twitter). This still may be worth a look, for scheduling abilities alone. If anyone decides to use it, a quick overview in the comments would be appreciated.

08/28/14 • 02:59 PM • InternetSocial MediaSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Salon: Why female writers get trolled the most.

“The study does note that men still receive the highest proportion of abusive tweets overall — but they’re also primarily the ones disseminating hatred.

08/28/14 • 10:34 AM • Human RightsInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flickr, again.

I’m on Comcast Blast! service. Very fast. But Flickr continues to get worse and worse. The interface doesn’t paint for whole decades of seconds. The share features work some days, not on others. I don’t know what they’re doing, but it totally sucks. Rather than move, I just wish they’d stop fiddling, make up their minds and stick to a design for a month or three. I need to find some email address so’s I can b-tch and moan.

For the umpteenth time, I’m tempted to blow everything away and find someplace else to park stuff.

08/27/14 • 05:52 PM • PhotographySocial MediaSoftware • (12) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: YouTube Now Lets You Import Your Google+ Videos.

Of course, with this, rumors will/have spread more that Google+ is dying and Google is going to kill it off. Vic Gundotra left and there have been signs of it dying since.

08/27/14 • 10:04 AM • Motion GraphicsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: 5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account.

Hmmm. I’ve just been using the plain Twitter app so far, though I use Tweetbot on the iMac. Perhaps I should ‘upgrade’ my iPhone to one o’ these.  Any prefs, peeps?

08/26/14 • 11:28 AM • Social MediaSoftware • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Techdirt: Thomson Reuters Thinks Not Responding To Their Email Means You’ve Freely Licensed All Your

So it’s just bizarre and surprising that media giant Thomson Reuters apparently believes that it can license whatever content it wants by merely sending an email and saying that a refusal to respond will be taken as consent that it can use your content.” !@&^#$$% Bloggers, beware. That puts a whole new exponential spin on ‘big grab’.

08/21/14 • 10:56 AM • InternetLawSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

euansemple.com: Social tools and the filter problem.

“We expect to meet different people in different physical contexts and manage our expectations of different conversations in this way. The problem at the moment is that in the competition between Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and the others for our time and attention, they are all beginning to look and feel the same!

Software should be able to solve the problem of high quality/high frequency social. The only obstacle to plucking consistently interesting bits from the firehose of social is the programs themselves. [Tags, FB. Like Tumblr. Yesterday, or sooner.]

08/19/14 • 10:43 AM • InternetProgrammingSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Thoughts on personal branding, Charo, and Q Scores.

Long story to set this up.

I ran across a version of Malagueña on Spotify, played by María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, a student of Segovia’s. Sounds impressive on its face, right?

Wait. You’ll recognize her more readily under her stage name, Charo. The Segovia link probably surprised you - it surprised me. As did her playing (on this version). And after perusing her Wikipedia entry (the 1970’s), I became acquainted with her Q Score

This, of course, brought Technorati, Klout, personal branding to mind.

The story for Charo is that because of ill-advised overexposure, her recognition factor is as high as Clint Eastwood’s, but her popularity factor is in the single digits.

Everyone knows you, not many care about what’s going on with you. No ability to generate any buzz, except through sensationalism ... which requires ever-greater levels of personal exposure, allying with strategic larger brands, or creation of false personas.

Personal branders, beware. This is a metric you may not be paying attention to. One can expose themselves quite thoroughly, score well on the social media measurement charts, link all the trending subjects, and have no popularity.  Oh, you can have ‘influence’ — you talk to a lot of people — but do you really have ‘likeability’? It’s that polarity thing I keep railing about. I’ve tested Klout over and over, and it has no method for judging a positive thread vs. a negative thread ... the same failing Technorati suffered from.  Numbers without context, that blow up into a fantasy.

So, to put it gently — counter to Klout or other measurement services — perhaps less recognition and greater likeability should be the general goal ... ?

My opinion. Take it or leave it. I’ll sign off on a totally ironic note ... sounds like folks should start blogs rather than social media empires.

Neil Young, Sugar Mountain.

08/08/14 • 04:38 PM • EntertainmentMusicPersonalSocial MediaWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AlJazeeraAmerica: Big Food uses mommy bloggers to shape public opinion.

Um ... isn’t it rather sexist to link BlogHer to ‘Mommy Blogs’ without offering any linkage of the two? BlogHer is certainly not just mothers who blog.  Or am I reading this wrong?

08/06/14 • 03:25 PM • ConsumptionFoodHuman RightsSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pacific Standard: Are You Really as Happy as You Say You Are?

They built what they call a hedonometer, which is a daily report of the geography and timing of happiness.” Flashback to Woody Allen’s “Orgasmatron” ...

07/30/14 • 09:54 AM • PsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pacific Standard: The Most Popular Ways to Share Personal News.

Despite all of the technology, face-to-face communication still came out on top as the most popular method of sharing.” Which emphasizes the fact that a social media persona is a fictional construct (not that all personas aren’t constructs; just more fictional than the historical mean).

07/29/14 • 11:40 AM • Home & LivingPsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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