Social Media Top 5: DisLike-sia and Other Facebook Stuff


Dislike-sia Is Facebook finally implementing the long-discussed Dislike Button? Of course not. It’s a silly idea that makes no sense, not to mention that Facebook has long said it wouldn’t do that. That did not prevent people from breathlessly reporting that Facebook was doing just that after some comments by founder Mark Zuckerberg last week. … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5 – Slacktivism is Awesome & So Might Be Facebook Mention


Avatars-For-a-Cause, Now with Extra Lazy Added In general, I am not a fan of monkeying with profile pics on social networks. Your avatar is the way people recognize you, especially as messages flash by in news streams or list columns. I try to change mine rarely, though have occasionally succumbed to temporary fits of slacktivism, adding … [Read more…]

Something Fishy About “Top Marketing Influencer” Lists


It seems to be “list season” in the marketing world, as bloggers and companies merrily link-bait their way through the usual suspects in the hopes of mentions, thank you’s and general reciprocal tongue baths of appreciation. Lists can be great, if they spotlight someone new that might interest you and give you some informative reading. … [Read more…]

Stop Using “Humblebrag”

Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk on Flickr (per CC license)

It has been a few years now, and people are still using the term “#humblebrag.” I have about had it. It’s not a word. The very use of this non-word shouts- no, SCREAMS – “I’m not really being humble and I want you all to bow down to how cool I am.” But you are … [Read more…]