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397 weeks ago @ Kyle Lacy, Social Medi... - Does Your Employee's P... · 0 replies · +1 points

Here's my take on it. Absolutely definitely you should be strategic and smart about what you post on social media sites.

However, the rest of the world needs to relax a little bit. We've gone from a world where scruples and rigid lines defined everything to a world where everything is all mixed up. I'm sorry but this means we're just going to have to be a little more forgiving of each other.

Absolutely policies are important. Absolutely foolish comments or posts can damage the public brand of an organization. At the same time, I think society as a whole is going to to have to be a lot more accepting of unorthodox behavior.

411 weeks ago @ Patric Welch - Welcome to pwelch.com! · 0 replies · +1 points

This site looks great Pat! I don't know if I'd say you were SO much cooler online... you're pretty cool either way.

412 weeks ago @ Kyle Lacy, Social Medi... - Authenticity, Transpar... · 1 reply · +2 points

It's definitely been a wild couple of days (probably more so for you than for me ;) It's pretty awesome that you guys put this thing together. I know you put a ton of work and thought into it, and it sucks that people are screwing with it.

It's pretty childish that people are take things so seriously sometimes so as to take all the fun out of it.

Keep it up! You guys are doing great.

413 weeks ago @ Brandswag - One Year In - What I\'... · 0 replies · +1 points

Congrats on making it to the 1 year mark. You do great work. Keep it up!

415 weeks ago @ Kevin Hood - Businesses Designing T... · 0 replies · +1 points

Wordpress is definitely not a no-brainer. There is a lot that can go wrong if you don't know what you're doing. I still screw things up all the time.

I think that, like many powerful tools, if it were that easy to use you'd lose some of the power and versatility.

417 weeks ago @ Brandswag - Will Twitter Last? · 0 replies · +1 points

I honestly am not 100% sure how I feel about the future of Twitter. In a lot of ways I know that there's a lot of potential, especially since the media has totally picked up on it.

On the other hand, I've heard from a lot of people that they still don't get it. A lot of people who come from Facebook feel that it's pretty similar to the news feed there.

Another aspect is that there is just a ton of spam on twitter, and it's very easy for spammers to get access to you especially as you gather more followers. You just don't see problems like that with facebook.

This openness is part of what makes me love twitter and really what differentiates it from Facebook and a lot of other social networks. It's a fine line. Only the future will tell.

417 weeks ago @ Tribe Swell - How big is your online... · 0 replies · +1 points

You should absolutely focus on being influential to the people who will ultimately buy your product or service. Sometimes that influence might come through an intermediary, like a referral source.

In the end there are so many different things we can influence to change what happens in our market. You can join a networking group or non-profit. You might meet some customers, or you might meet people who refer you business. Both are important.

At the end of the day, customers are the yard stick that you use to measure influence, but there can be many sources of customers. I prefer the sources that can refer me lots of customers. That's where I want influence.

417 weeks ago @ Tribe Swell - Finally - The new Trib... · 0 replies · +1 points

@Kevin - I'm not sure I'm ready to change the background color yet. I'll probably just keep this theme the way it is for 6 months or so and then redesign the whole site.

@Jon - I like the green too. Reminds me of $... and yes, intelligence and creativity must run in the family ;)

418 weeks ago @ Tribe Swell - The Importance of Look... · 0 replies · +1 points

That\'s a very cool comment folks. I will stay cool indeed.

418 weeks ago @ Tribe Swell - RSS Subscriptions are ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, ideally the majority of people would get their news from niche blogs in a reader. A log of people still get a lot of their news from MSN.com or some other site like that.

I think we're going to see an increase in the number of news sources consumed by the average consumer in the next 5 years.