3 Reasons #FollowFriday is Broken

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Social Media | 20 comments

I assume you are a Twitter user. I also assume you’ve been around the block a few times and know what #followfriday is. If by assuming, I’ve made an ass of you and me (with apologies to Oscar Wilde), please check out this post at Mashable that outlines how #followfriday began.

As you can tell from the title above, I believe that the #followfriday ritual can be improved. Here’s 3 reasons why I think #followfriday is broken.

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Knowing “Why” Makes You Better

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Business & Leadership | 2 comments

Several weeks ago, I saw an inspiring TED talk by Simon Simek on the power of why called “how great leaders inspire action.”  I’ve embedded the video at the bottom of the post in the event you care to watch it.  Before shutting down my browser, I navigated over to Amazon and ordered Sinek’s book “Start With Why.”

As I thought about the video and began reading the book, I started to think back on my career.  Reflecting on the various roles I’ve played in business, I realized that knowing why made me a better employee in each role.  Here’s two ways knowing  why can help you.

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Things That Make the Internet Cry: The Twitter Auto DM

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Social Media | 11 comments

I realize beginning a new blog with a snarky as hell post might be a recipe for disaster.  But you know what they say:  “blog about your passion.”  I certainly hope I won’t be writing only about these types of issues, but this is one that’s been tugging at my brain for many weeks…and I’ve got to start somewhere.

There are many ways to make the internet cry, and I hope to highlight all those ways over time.  The plan is to highlight the worst the internet has to offer, whether that be a specific site, app, practice, tendency or perhaps even a person.  I hope to update this series weekly, but we’ll see how it goes.

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