Saturday, October 29, 2011

Social Media Comparison Charts

Not sure if these are useful or just a scam...  No time to figure it out now.  Be warned, the site seems a little hickey.  Something I plan on taking a closer look at later...
Social Media Comparison Charts:
That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive package of social media comparison charts to make it easy to provide the information your customers and clients are probably already looking for. 
We’ve done all the home work and the groundwork for you. In fact, we’ve broken things down into 15 categories and compared a variety of tools and sites amongst detailed criteria. From social networks and micro-blogging to photo and video sharing, we’ve got you covered. 
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My collections are being featured on!

Love new services... Signed up at seven this morning.  Two of my collections are already being featured.  Nice.  Now let's see if this service that no one has heard of yet has any legs.

The sad thing is that I really haven't added anything yet.  But  I will be, for awhile, at least until I decide whether or not there is value in adding this extra step to my intarweb wanderings.

Emails from them nice folks over there, God bless them:
Hi Aaron,

Congratulations! We loved your collection Democracy In Distress - Occupy Movement so much, we've decided to showcase it in the US Politics featured section on

What does this mean? Anytime you add a new snip to this collection, it will automatically be featured for the rest of the community to see. You’ll probably get some new subscribers too! 

Hi Aaron,

Congratulations! We loved your collection Rubble so much, we've decided to showcase it in the Art & Design featured section on

What does this mean? Anytime you add a new snip to this collection, it will automatically be featured for the rest of the community to see. You’ll probably get some new subscribers too! Lets You Collect and Share Web Content That Matters to You [INVITES]

This could be very cool. I was just saying that this was one of the reasons why I fired up my blogs... Will this service supplement them, or replace them?

Well, more links to add into my profile... Sidebar, sure.  This might even make the header.

Follow my snips here: Lets You Collect and Share Web Content That Matters to You [INVITES]:
If you want to collect and share web content, and express your opinion in a structured fashion, where would you turn?
Certainly not Facebook or Twitter, says Ramy Adeeb, founder of, a startup launching this week in private beta to help you collect web content you want to save with your voice.
Adeeb, formerly a principal at Khosla Ventures, founded as a place where people can create collections. They’re comprised of content and opinions — appropriately termed “snips” — and they can be saved privately, or shared with friends and strangers. users clip content as they browse the web, just as they would do using any other bookmarklet, add a little commentary of their own and then plop their digital discoveries into collections.
You can think of collections as elegantly styled, topic-themed buckets for storing the web content that relates to your interests. And you can use your collections for personal reference or as curation tools to publicly demonstrate your expertise and subject-matter knowledge.
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YouTube launches broad entertainment venture - Yahoo! News

YouTube launches broad entertainment venture - Yahoo! News:

Ultimately, YouTube is aiming to create a new digital video platform that will rival television programming.

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Indoor Rain - October 2008

The Little One's Birthday - October 2008

Friday, October 28, 2011

9 Ways Top Brands Use Social Media for Better Customer Service

9 Ways Top Brands Use Social Media for Better Customer Service:

Oct. 27 was the first day of the Social Media for Customer Care Summit in New York, a gathering of some of the largest brands in the world focused on how social service can be leveraged more effectively. Nearly every brand was struggling with the same three big questions, which became discussion topics and hashtags in their own right:

How can customer care better integrate with other functions across a company, like marketing? #integration

How can an organization take the efforts of one or two pioneering individuals and employ it brand-wide? #scaling

How can social media be used to mitigate negative posts or a brand crisis? #crisis

Throughout the day, there were many strong ideas and lessons offered on these topic. Here are just a few of the highlights.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to tell the difference between zombies and babies

An important guide, because mothers love you for hitting one with a chainsaw, not so much the other.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A slow road back to normal...

It appears that most goths find it better to fade out than to burn out

In my time, I've seen spectacular examples of both.  Too many funerals, but also many, many happy endings.

It has taken me a couple days to get around to this article...

Growing-up for goths | Education | The Guardian
Continuing with education and getting a decent job while staying involved isn't as hard for goths as it may be for those involved in other youth subcultures, some of which promote disengagement with school to the point that academic failure is all but inevitable.
"It's a relatively middle-class subculture, so despite … all the going out and being into the music, goths have always had a fairly positive view of people who are also achieving academically."
It means goths may have better career options than an outsider might expect. Succeeding in their chosen career had, Hodkinson observes, become increasingly important to those he interviewed as they moved into their late 20s and 30s, and he was surprised by how much participants in his study were willing to adapt their look to fit in at work. "I even gave people scenarios where they couldn't wear certain things. I expected them to say that they'd have to leave [their job], but they said they'd have to seriously consider it."
Most of his sample said they still were recognised as goths at work, but had toned down their look. "They retained a residual element of the appearance, but felt, for example, that colourful dyed hair wasn't going to work, and they'd stopped painting their nails black."
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As for me and my family?  Well, every once in awhile one of the boys will mention dying their hair, but I haven't got them pinned down yet.  And their mom still won't let me give them mohawks!  (Whine.)

I am not a listable goth. No. Am I? Of course I am not...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Really now... How many websites does one fellow need? (Rubblebase)

Originally posted on A. F. Litt:

Really now... How many websites does one fellow need? (Rubblebase):

So, there are two "new" Rubble Sites. Jeez, I mean, come on man? How many websites does one fellow need?

Well, it looks like about six. Let's break it down...

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Daddies versus Sperm Donors

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

What surprises me is that LinkedIn is used less than Facebook or Twitter, since it is the site designed to present one's professional profile...  Oh, very clever!

Let's face it.  There is very little on my LinkedIn site that you cannot get from my resume.  The other two sites, though?  That is a fair representation of who I am as a person.

And once again I am left asking the question...  What purpose does LinkedIn serve?

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates:
The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.
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Click on the story link above for best view...

Who really needs a phone that can talk to you if no one else will?

I do not have a smart phone.  Actually, after losing my phone about a week ago, I don't have a phone at all right now.  But next week I am looking at getting a new one and I might upgrade to a smart phone.  Not an Apple, but something a little more advanced than a phone that was just a phone.  Do they even make those any more?  My big concession the last time out was texting abilities...

The iPhone 4S?  Way more phone than an old Luddite like myself needs.
Siri, Seriously: 10 Ways We're Really Using Apple's Voice Assistant [POLL]: "But once the novelty has worn off, will you really use Siri in your everyday life — or will she fade into the background, an unwanted extra like Apple’s previous iPhone voice control feature? After using the 4S for more than a week, I think Siri will enter our lives in small but vital ways. Most of these are things you could do before, but that required too many cumbersome steps that Siri can easily overcome."

iPhone 4S: Siri Politely Answers 10 Absurd Questions [PICS]: "What happened when we put the iPhone 4S’s (somewhat) intelligent agent Siri on the spot, asking her absurd questions? You’d be surprised." 

STSS (Blog)  Shit That Siri Says (Facebook)


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