tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:/posts Jeff Pester : @UniqueVisitor 2015-02-24T16:23:59Z @UniqueVisitor tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/814824 2015-02-24T16:23:58Z 2015-02-24T16:23:59Z Xylophones, Kids and Led Zeppelin? Jimmy Page Loves It! ]]> @UniqueVisitor tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/736587 2014-09-04T18:56:56Z 2014-09-04T18:56:57Z Jerry Seinfeld on Technology I love how the Postal Service has this financial, emotional meltdown every 3 - 5 years that their business model from 1630 isn't working any more. I can't understand how a 21st century information system based on licking, walking, and a random number of pennies is struggling to compete." :)

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/714771 2014-07-16T15:55:37Z 2014-07-16T15:58:02Z Walter White in Space

"After thousands of votes from Earth-folk like you, Walter White was nominated to be tvtag's first space ambassador. Over the course of his journey to space, Walt braved speeds of 95 mph, temperatures as low as -65F, and a maximum altitude of 85,000 feet. He soared to new heights, carrying along with him the hopes and dreams of TV watchers everywhere. Long live Heisenberg."
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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/708037 2014-06-26T21:13:21Z 2014-07-24T00:22:43Z The Difference Between A Facebook Life and A Real Life ... ]]> @UniqueVisitor tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/687404 2014-05-06T19:00:10Z 2014-05-06T19:18:03Z Look Up: A Poet’s Plea To Social Media Users


Look up from your phone, shut down that display.
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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/680485 2014-04-22T18:43:34Z 2014-04-22T18:43:35Z Pencil Pushers!

These pencils were withdrawn from US schools after a 10 year old pointed out a little problem… pic.twitter.com/ZaU1LqqT7j

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/675525 2014-04-10T02:38:17Z 2014-04-10T02:38:18Z The Golden Age of Bullshit: Never Confuse The Popularity of Social Media With Its Efficacy As A Marketing Platform

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/675390 2014-04-09T21:10:27Z 2014-04-10T02:41:24Z What Twitter Evidently Doesn't Yet Understand ....

"If Twitter just looked more like Facebook I would totally sign up and use it all the time." Said no one. Ever.

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/600551 2013-09-10T21:03:10Z 2013-10-08T17:29:45Z This Comedy Break Brought To You By Google Translation Today is the Mayoral primary in New York City, and the robo-callers are out in full force. Here's the Google Voice translation of a voice mail left for me this afternoon >>

"Greenwich Village in SoHo neighbors. Tonight we have to go for Jennifer, Raj Kumar for City Council before the cold clothes and Jennifer stood firmly against this monsters and why you expansion into our neighborhood, which with the Justice the 20 years of construction traffic and no one. However, Margaret Chan support it, this terrible planned enchanted through to save Greenwich Village. We have boat for Jennifer, Raj Kumar tonight before 9pm with polls closed. She is our top negotiator, I guess this horrible extension. Now, I had in the future. Thank you."

Thanks for the comedy break Mr. Google :)


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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/599954 2013-09-08T18:17:44Z 2013-10-08T17:29:34Z Louis CK: Truth Teller >> "Stupid Facebook Posts - Oh My God"

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38856 2013-01-29T00:27:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Web Identity - The Many Sides of You 4chan founder Christopher Poole (aka "moot"): “Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better, and I want to think about what the world would be if we did it right." #Bravo


HT Ben Parr / Mashable

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38865 2012-12-04T15:22:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Look at this Instagram :)

I highly recommend maximizing the screen (lower RH corner of video) for this one!

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38871 2012-08-30T15:20:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Having time to think is important .... If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

"I find for myself that my first thought is never my best thought. My first thought is always someone else’s; it’s always what I’ve already heard about the subject, always the conventional wisdom. It’s only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of my mind come into play, that I arrive at an original idea." 

From William Deresiewicz's Solitude and Leadership
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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38880 2012-07-26T01:27:55Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Is An "Agile" Ass-Kicking In Your Future?

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38886 2012-06-08T01:44:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Holy Birdman Batman! What happens if you turn Twitter’s newly redesigned bird on its side? Love Josh Helfferich's (@Josh Helfferich) work here!

 

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38891 2012-05-29T19:57:12Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z I'm just sayin ......

Facebook is about to IPO just as the social media "friends and family" mega-platform era is peaking. #CaveatEmptor

— Social Media Insider (@SocialMedia411) May 17, 2012

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38896 2012-05-05T18:03:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Success is doing what you love ... someecards.com - Success is doing what you love and making it a career but I don't know who will pay me to drink wine while looking at Pinterest.

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38903 2012-05-02T21:16:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z My standard reaction to 97% of all public comments posted on the Internet :)

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38911 2012-03-15T21:01:17Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z The "Real" Startup Curve

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38920 2012-03-10T20:02:57Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z Best music video I've ever seen ... ever. ]]> @UniqueVisitor tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38927 2012-01-26T19:17:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z Goodbye Bosco, I miss you so much ...

This past Monday night by dog Bosco, my best friend, died in his sleep. He was three months away from his 7th birthday and was healthy and happy. His vet suspects an electrical anomaly in this brain or heart caused a fatal heart attack. His death has completely devastated me.

Those of you who know me, and Bosco, know the important role he played in my life. He literally saved my life 4 years ago and was with me at least 23 1/2 out of every 24 hours. He loved to play frisbee and ride the escalators at Macy's in Palo Alto. People would always stop me just so they could admire him. He went virtually everywhere with me. He was amazing in so many ways and I needed him at least as much as he needed me.

It's been three days and I'm only now even able to write about his passing. I know the intense pain that I feel right now will subside with time, but the memories of our time together are strong and vivid and will live with me for the rest of my life.

Goodbye Bosco, I love you and I miss you so much.

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38936 2011-12-19T20:52:24Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z Why Do Facebook Users .....?

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38947 2011-12-15T16:01:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z How Social Media is Rewiring Our Brains - It's All About the Hormones

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38954 2011-12-12T01:59:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z "Three Social Thunderstorms" - AKA, Social Is Running Out of Time and People Very interesting talk delivered by George Colony from Forrester Research at Le Web. About 20 minutes, definitely worth your time.

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38959 2011-11-30T22:50:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z Klout's PR Wounds Are All Self-Inflicted: What They Should Do Right Now

As I've said previously, I understand and appreciate what Klout is trying to do. But assigning a single score to something as nuanced and contextual as "influence" is the 3rd rail of online identity. When you reduce a person to a number, and that number is wildly at odds with the collective community's assessment of that individual's true influence, there's going to be a vocal, public backlash. And almost beyond comprehension, Klout has been caught flat-footed and fumbled their response to each successive firestorm that has arisen.

With that in mind, I recently read what IMO was one of the most "interesting" pieces I've seen in support of Klout, but you decide for yourself >> "There Is No I In Klout". 

My comment to the author as it appears in their comment section:

Chris,

You say “Klout can be gamed you say? So can Facebook, Twitter, Google.” The problem with that argument is that none of those sites exist to promote a single metric scoring system, let alone one that purports to be the standard of measurement for something as nuanced as influence.

For god’s sake, when the Twitter account of a fictitious snake has a higher Klout score that 98% of the humans Klout is tracking (https://twitter.com/#!/bronxzooscobra), you can tell that something is seriously wrong.

Beyond that I can’t understand your contention that it’s good for individuals because its “priceless to marketers.” It should be the other way around, and I think that’s what Klout doesn’t yet understand: It should be good for marketers because it’s priceless to individuals.

In general, I believe attempting to measure "influence" per se is largely a fool's errand. What Klout should do is state clearly that what they're actually measuring is "a person's ability to attract attention and amplify message", because that's exactly what they're doing. It's not influence in any traditional sense of the word, and insisting that it is drives people crazy. Even worse for Klout, it gives people a reason to call the entire product/company in to question.

Klout, you can largely fix your PR problem with a single swing of the bat - just change your positioning statement to reflect what you're actually attempting to measure. People will better understand the product and will respect you for clarifying your objectives. It'll also show them you're truly commited to honestly addressing their concerns. But your current strategy of claiming transparency while providing nearly none only continues to undermine what otherwise is a laudable long-term goal: Helping organizations and individuals identify and engage high-target amplifiers.

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38962 2011-11-30T17:44:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z Can Social Media Help Find You A Job? Although these numbers seem a bit high, there's still no question that "the days of printing out a stack of resumes and handing them out at job fairs are definitely over". Your mileage may vary!

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38966 2011-11-24T19:02:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook ............................... The Social Network 2 In a world without Facebook .......

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38968 2011-11-24T17:41:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:05Z What's Old Is New: The country needs & demands bold, persistent experimentation The excerpt below from FDR from nearly 80 years ago is as relevant today as when he spoke the words in 1932. It also highlights the ineptitude of the majority of politicians occupying Congress today, a group whose primary objectives apparently are avoiding risk and blaming the opposite party for all that ails the country.

America need true leaders, leaders with the courage to explore new alternatives to both new and persistent problems. Unfortunately the U.S. Congress has been reduced to a collection of human geiger counters; short-term public opinion panderers determined not to make a mistake that might cost them the next election. We need better. We should demand better.

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"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.

We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer. We need the courage of the young.

Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you. May every one of us be granted the courage, the faith and the vision to give the best that is in us to that remaking!"

~ FDR / Oglethorpe University Commencement Address (in its entirety) / May 22, 1932

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38853 2011-11-22T20:34:29Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z He Said, She Said - How Do Men & Women Share Differently Online?

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tag:uniquevisitor.net,2013:Post/38854 2011-10-24T22:45:00Z 2013-10-08T15:30:04Z SNL Honors Steve Jobs, Skewers Netflix and Facebook "In a skit parodying the PBS roundtable show Charlie Rose, Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, Reed Hastings & Rupert Murdoch come together to discuss Jobs’s legacy."

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