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Community Only Means Something If You Keep It Warm

Community Only Means Something If You Keep It Warm | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

When Switch came out, I promoted the heck out of it, because I loved it. I got a nice little note from Chip and Dan Heath calling me the “mini Oprah.” A year or so later, I finally get the chance to meet Dan Heath, and of course, he remembers me because of this experience, and he kinda knows my name from around. At this moment, if I reached out with a reasonable request to Dan, he would probably give it some consideration because we only saw each other a few weeks ago. In a few months, that relationship will be a bit colder, simply because time has passed and it’s easier to lose that warmth between each other.


By contrast, I haven’t talked much with Keith Ferrazzi or Tom Peters lately. It would be a bit more work for me to feel like I could ask them for any kind of help. I’ve done some teleseminar stuff with Keith before, and I’ve met Tom once and been one of his “cool friends” before, but I would feel like we hadn’t really connected lately enough to do something without my warming that relationship up.

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Why Blocking Social Media During Civil Unrest Is Never the Right Choice [OPINION]

Why Blocking Social Media During Civil Unrest Is Never the Right Choice [OPINION] | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Shutting down social media increases risk, while solving so few of the problems of civil unrest. It is the wrong choice during a time of crisis.

 

David Gorodyansky leads the execution of all business operations at AnchorFree, makers of HotSpot Shield, an application that secures a user’s connection on public networks and allows them to access any website from any location, and was featured as one of Inc’s 30 Under 30 in 2011.

 

When people come together and gather their collective minds, they can accomplish nearly anything. On the other hand, this capacity can apply to situations both great and terrible. For instance, the sheer power of numbers can be dedicated to raising awareness for a worthy cause, or it can be used to fight back against a repressive regime, only to devastate the streets in a violent riot.

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No, You Aren't Going to Quit Facebook

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Think the latest Facebook changes are going to lead to a massive user exodus? Don't worry, they'll be back.

 

With all of the new changes to Facebook, especially the new Facebook Timeline, some of you have indicated that you’ve had enough and are planning to quit the service and delete your accounts.

 

Sure, Facebook has faced user revolts in the past — practically every major overhaul to the platform has been met with user backlash — but this time apparently, it’s just too much.

 

Facebook’s most recent changes, the Timeline and the launch of the new Open Graph API, are the most radical yet. It’s not just about changing the way the News Feed works or the addition of the real-time Ticker. These updates are going to make the content that you share with others more accessible than ever before...

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