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A look at the impact of social media and technology on journalism, pop culture, PR politics and entertainment
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Flu season turning out to be harsh one

Flu season turning out to be harsh one | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
The flu is racing across nearly 30 U.S. states and it's leaving a deadly trail
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brace yourself

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Piers Debates Man Who Tried To Deport Him

Piers Debates Man Who Tried To Deport Him | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Piers Morgan remained calm Monday night in the face of a verbal attack from Alex Jones, the co-creator of the official White House petition to deport the CNN host. 'The Republic will rise again when you attempt to take our guns!
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Absolute media spectacle. I am not sure this furthers the debate in any meaningful way.

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PR manager is the 5th-most-stressful job in America | Articles | Home

PR manager is the 5th-most-stressful job in America | Articles | Home | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Pour yourself a drink tonight—you deserve it. For the third straight year, a public relations job title has landed on CareerCast’s list of the 10 most stressful jobs.
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somehow "pr manager" ranks 5th most stressful job along with: firefighters, cops, taxi drivers AND enlisted military personnel....really?

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The Most Absurd, Totally Incorrect Tabloid Covers Of 2012

The Most Absurd, Totally Incorrect Tabloid Covers Of 2012 | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
The truth doesn't sell magazines.

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The Sex Invaders Are Coming

The Sex Invaders Are Coming | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Undoubtedly, some of the people who see the Sex Invaders photo exhibit at Hionas Gallery in New York this month, will be hard pressed to say which is a bigger turn-on: the bikini-clad models or the images of Storm Troopers and Donkey Kong.
Angela Nibbs's insight:

the more things change the more they stay the same:  " They say they did not fuse scantily clad women with video games, as an ironic jab at sexist male entertainment. It never occurred to them to use men in the photographs."

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Stop bashing the 'uncool' Avis-Zipcar deal - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Stop bashing the 'uncool' Avis-Zipcar deal - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Knee-jerk criticism of the Avis-Zipcar deal is misplaced.
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the other pov...interesting.

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Zipcar and the Death of Entrepreneurship

Zipcar and the Death of Entrepreneurship | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
"It's an awful idea. I don't think it'll work," says Greg Mound, vice president of Americar Auto Rental Inc., a Somerville, Mass., rental company with 100 cars. Mr. Mound doesn't think the
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Is this what we'll see in 2013?

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How Andreessen Horowitz Evaluates CEOs // ben's blog

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"The story is not the mission statement; the story does not have to be succinct. It is the story. Companies can take as long as they need to tell it, but they must tell it and it must be compelling. A company without a story is a usually a company without a strategy."

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Social Networking Popular Across Globe

Social Networking Popular Across Globe | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Survey Report Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic
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MySpace Co-Founder Offers Devastating Reply to Twitter Critic

MySpace Co-Founder Offers Devastating Reply to Twitter Critic | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
MySpace Co-Founder Tom Anderson offered a devastating reply to a critic on Twitter.
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Remind Me Not to Buy This Fork That Keeps You From Eating

Remind Me Not to Buy This Fork That Keeps You From Eating | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
This gizmo gets my prize for most horrifying/fascinating thing to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show.
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if you believe all press is good press then HapiFork is the clear winner of this year's CES. 

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Use Your “Nasty-tude” for Professional Growth

Use Your “Nasty-tude” for Professional Growth | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
When you write content related to your profession, then put it out on blogs like this one for the world to read and comment on, you get a lot of haters. Honestly, if you don’t have thick skin,
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"Nasty-tude" - the thick skin you need  when you put yourself out there.  I like that!

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Just... live

Just... live | Maven Pop | Scoop.it

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agiosthomas's comment, January 5, 2013 2:17 PM
It's like our Greek poet Kavafes said: The journey matters and not Ithaka.
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Preview: Design Thinking

Preview: Design Thinking | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
The term "design thinking" refers to incorporating human behavior into design. David Kelley and his Silicon Valley company IDEO have used this approach to create some of the world's most iconic products, including the computer mouse for Apple.
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PR Coup for IDEO on 60 Minutes last night.
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15 CMO’s say what’s on their mind for digital marketing in 2013

15 CMO’s say what’s on their mind for digital marketing in 2013 | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half," said John Wanamaker in 1902. How about 2013? (Hmm. Not one mention of customer relationship or storytelling or sustainability.

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Kfir Pravda's curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:22 PM

I love this kind of articles.

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Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership

Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteCheck out our earlier profile of SunRun co-CEO Lynn Jurich here.I know it may seem odd for a business executive, but I don’t even own a car.We’re living at a time when a major shift in attitudes is bringing on a new era--one in which...
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Miss Representation » Blog Archive » How the Media Represented Women in 2012 (VIDEOS)

Miss Representation » Blog Archive » How the Media Represented Women in 2012 (VIDEOS) | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
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Dr. Oz’s Miracle Diet Advice Is Malarkey

Dr. Oz’s Miracle Diet Advice Is Malarkey | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
As people were getting ready for the holiday season and its accompanying waist expansion late last year, Dr. Mehmet Oz let viewers of his TV show in on a timely little secret.
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. So glad someone is reporting on what a quack this guy is....
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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
"Never write more than two pages on any subject."

How is your new year's resolution to read more and write better holding up? After traci
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Journalists Struggle to Locate People Who Think the World Will End; Are Not Deterred from Writing “People Think World Will End” Pieces

Journalists Struggle to Locate People Who Think the World Will End; Are Not Deterred from Writing “People Think World Will End” Pieces | Maven Pop | Scoop.it
From world affairs to entertainment, business to fashion, crime to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst that drives the popular dialogue globally.
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