Tag Archives: Facebook

Why the New Facebook Matters for Marketers – and Why it Shouldn’t

(The following post originally appeared on the Velocidi.com blog.) Remember the days when Facebook would launch new features and then announce them? What a difference an impending IPO makes. Now Facebook not only tells us what’s going happen, it has … Continue reading

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Google+ and The Entropy of Social Media

First there was order, then chaos. The universe was born in near-perfect order: small, organized and perhaps even serene. Over time, the universe expanded and became messy, diverse and beyond comprehension. Chaos reigned. This effect is called entropy, the process … Continue reading

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Being Connected Isn’t the Same as Being Social

I’m connected to my extended family – cousins, an uncle and assorted other relatives beyond my immediate biological circle. I know some of them. Others I couldn’t pick out of a crowd. Nevertheless, we are connected. But we are not … Continue reading

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Brands Should Be Social, But That Doesn’t Make Them Your “Friends”

I have a friend who sells insurance. The problem is I never know when he is my friend or when he is an insurance salesman – he says he wants to be both, but I know deep down that what … Continue reading

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Social Media, Milkshakes, and Life After Death

Once in a while, less often now than before, someone asks about my dad, and I tell them I never knew my father. He died when when I very young, I say, and therefore I never knew him other than … Continue reading

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Blogging is Stupid, Twitter is Lame and Facebook is Dumb

My daughter doesn’t think I’m cool. She thinks I’m a geek — not in the good Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs way, but rather in the “who gives a crap whether Picard or Kirk was the better Star Trek captain … Continue reading

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Be a Social Media DJ

WITH MORE THAN 12 MILLION fans, it’s safe to say that Oreo must be doing something very right with its Facebook presence. Sure, it helps that your product is also a cultural icon and Shaq is one of your spokespeople, … Continue reading

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