Onions

Image by DBduo Photography When you peel an onion, you find a new shiny layer. Then if you gently peel this second onion layer, you find a third one. Each layer yields a new fresh layer, different from its predecessor. The onion represents life, particularly for those who continue to challenge themselves to grow. Difficult situations present opportunities to dig deeper, peel that onion, and perhaps change and evolve to better meet the times. Geoff Livingston on Google+

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Six for Six

Image by slgckgc Next Monday marks the six year anniversary of my first blog post. As I’m blogging less these days, I decided my final post of this year with six reflections based on my experiences over these years. Here are my observations about social media, blogging and marketing based on my journey: 1) The Idealism of Better Business Through Social When I began blogging, I believed in The Cluetrain Manifesto. Its raw message that businesses would be forced to act better thanks to social media spoke to me. Cluetrain inspired hope that conversations could change the very fiber of business in favor of people. I was full of passion for that change, and my first book Now Is Gone […]

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True Blue

True blue — loyalty in your views and causes — is an admirable quality. Blue means more culturally, too. It can mean feeling down. When I consider this blog over the past year and half — really since I began writing Welcome to the Fifth Estate — I have the latter kind of blues because I sacrificed the true blue of authenticity, and writing what I cared about. Yes, I was supporting a book. Yes, I do care about social media, but as time has come to pass, it’s clear not enough to write about it every post three, four even five times a week. During the Fifth Estate period this blog became well-ranked. It’s the fourth such blog I […]

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Will Media Make Our Children Think Differently?

Image by Toca Boca Semantic data, smaller screens, texting, social media, short videos, network update streams, augment reality, and more continue to evolve the way we receive information from both new and traditional email. As each new innovation arrives and evolves, people ask whether or not the new XXXX is harming our youth. Will they will be unable to think logically or effectively? Perhaps the right way to look at this is to ask whether they will think differently. Inevitably, the answer is yes. Their media information environment is dramatically different than the childhood we remember so fondly. Currently, there is much concern about literacy, and the state of language with texting and short form media. In actuality, what new […]

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Is Social Media Training Us to Help Others?

by David Murray Image: The Morning After SxSWi on 6th St Those who claim the social media bubble is about to burst may want to take closer look at the landscape. 2010 was supposed to be the year of social media adoption. The year companies and professionals from all industries celebrated the blind acceptance of tools as a substitute for effective marketing. But for those who still practice the ancient art of listening, understand that this didn’t happen. If we look at social media as a communication channel then companies and industry professionals need to re-learn what it means to communicate. Better yet, both parties would be well served to remember that this medium doesn’t suffer fools lightly. And who […]

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Can We Change the World?

Many times we wonder if we really can change things. Some wish to change all of society, while others want to resolve a specific problem, like education, homelessness, or environmental issues. Passion drives them, but many of us question whether our actions really matter. Simon Mainwaring’s current bestseller We First (See Beth Kanter’s book review) certainly challenges us to believe that change of all kinds can happen. Mainwaring advocates for a sea change in capitalist culture towards mandated ethical corporate social responsibility and cause marketing. He advocates for a We attitude instead of a Me attitude. His suggested primary catalyst for change is, you guessed it, social media. If They Can Do It… From Ignite Better Baltimore It’s easy to […]

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