Sep 28, 2009

Tweeting--gone wild?!

According to Drew Sharp, twittering has gone to the "vile frontier." Profanities and insults have infiltrated the sports arena. Poisonous tweets are flying back and forth along with the perfunctory apologies. As Sharp states, it sets up a "contentious climate throughout sports." What do you think? Have any stories to share?

Why go there? Again, I say to you, watch what you write no matter the medium. It just comes back to bite you. Want to know more? We're doing a webinar on twitter next week. Come join the conversation!

Sep 16, 2009

Social Media a Fad? Think again...

Social media is here to stay and growing exponentially by the nanosecond. It's really a fundamental shift on how we do business. Check out this incredible and eye-opening video I just found by Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics. You can follow him on Twitter at @equalman and on his blog at http://socialnomics.net/.



Sep 13, 2009

Watch what you say—it can come back to bite you!

Another article appeared in The New York Times this morning detailing how someone’s blog rant landed him in legal hot water. You have to be so careful--your words live forever in cyberpace.

I'm watching with great interest as the legal ramifications of writing foul emails has ramped up as writers post intemperate blogs, ranting Tweets, and insulting comments on Facebook.

I see the devastation of reputations weekly when my client's don't remember their mother's old adage: Never write down anything you don't want ME to see!

There are lots of online courses and webinars out there that offer clear guidance so that you don't join the ranks of the sued, the penalized, or the unemployed. Check out our
webinars on these topics!

Sep 9, 2009

I'm slowly but surely working through this whole blogging thing. With thirty years in the business of words, you'd think this wouldn’t be such a reach. But alas, it has its challenges. It’s this whole transparency thing—letting people into your life—that I struggle with the most.

I’m reading Scott Rosenberg’s new book, Say Everything. He profiles how blogging really got started—crediting 9/11 as the first time people really turned to the Internet for real-time news/commentary. It's a fascinating thought. I'd recommend checking it out.

Sep 2, 2009

Kumbaya?

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in collaboration taking place. To get through these tough times, folks are gathering around the campfire and saying: “Let’s form a peer group and become each other’s advisors. Let’s collectively create a program/system/product and see what the market thinks.”

This is a different mentality than before. Are you seeing this too? Are you involved in a group, a collaborative effort? I’m curious to hear about your experiences.