If the Internet really were a series of tubes, Yahoo would be the leaking sewage...– How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet No, come on, tell us what you really think. I do remember fondly the good old days when Yahoo was an efficient gateway to most of the web, when ‘content curation’ was thought to be a tool to manage our entire browsing experience from start...
Some social media analytics and KPIs we're missing
Ratio of friends in need who you’ve responded to with a private message of support rather than a public declaration of *hugs* Number of people you follow on Twitter who write random things that make you snort coffee out your nose %age of your Facebook friends who like those funny posts you spend at least 10 minutes crafting %age of your LinkedIn friends who make you look like...
I, like all of my friends here, have come to Australia, not because we have...– We came here to learn, but we live in fear
a sports writer relied on words that come from Old Norse (“scary”...– Word-by-Word Pictures of the History of English - Rebecca J. Rosen - Technology - The Atlantic
Sarah Maple: Benefit - who is your advert aimed... →
Using sex to sell to women - selling beauty products to women by telling them that they should want to be a sexual object. *sigh* I’m with you, @msmapes. It’s disappointing and tedious.
We're sorry you didn't find our photo of a naked,...
There are two parts to this. Part 1, my angry response: Sad to say that although Mad Mex did take down that photo - of a mostly naked, unconscious woman on an outdoor picnic table, surrounded by empty bottles of alcohol, almost certainly photographed without her consent - they then provided an apology. The classic Aussie footballer’s apology - “I’m sorry that people were...
What Mad Mex could have done differently
I work in the online/social media industry, and advise our clients on how to use this sort of technology well. So, what would I have advised Mad Mex to do? (Besides not post that in the first place?) Acknowledge when something goes wrong. It’s one thing to remove offensive content, it’s another to take responsibility for what went wrong. They should have posted a follow-up post on...
Planned Parenthood is on Tumblr!
plannedparenthood: Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring. We hope you like it! And we hope it helps.