What I don’t like about email newsletters

No-one responds.   And no, I don’t just mean to mine… I mean that if I receive one and I would like to comment about something or follow something up, it’s like a brick wall. Either I cant, or if I do it’s like Ive intruded into someone’s sleep time. Yes, I appreciate this is the ways of the push medium… but I’m a tad over it. When I send out emails these days (which isn’t often to be frank) I do prefer a response or the ability to ask questions. This would be due in part to my attitude and … Continue reading What I don’t like about email newsletters

Online Implications and Reputation Management

Online reputation management has been a major risk to all and discussed frequently for businesses – my own included. We’re all human – and not everyone likes us, that’s a fact. Of course if holding some form of public position (eg politics) this gets played out on a daily basis and almost becomes part of the job. However, for a regular girl with a regular business trying to make regular ends meet, the complications and implications increase. Word of mouth can be a vicious thing. But why is it different now? One negative word online, equals, enormous implications offline. Do we … Continue reading Online Implications and Reputation Management

enter the real world… the onliners world.

a roundabout response to todays Advertiser Article we have been self moderating each other online for years. its nothing new really. online communities have a way of shunning and rejecting people who step out of synch or line with best practice or “niceness”. spammers, cyber bullies and pushers with the attitude that “its all about me” are soon ignored and moved on from. its a “dont try this at home scenario”. you just dont do it. or you do it once and LEARN FAST. now, papers love to talk about this negativity. the cyber bullies. but in reality they (the … Continue reading enter the real world… the onliners world.

How important is your profile picture?

Across all social media platforms there is that little thumbnail profile picture that people use to identify you. I started out early on with a very basic avatar. This changed over time to be a standard face shot and then I moved into the “latest and greatest photo that I loved at that particular stage”. I’m probably still there in that stage. However, I may have changed my tune. In the debacle re-establishing myself on facebook (see post for explanation here), what I found is the people who have helped me in the social media space over the past few … Continue reading How important is your profile picture?

charlie talks about status updates

Charlie Helen Robinson shares what becky says “what matters is what “is”…” xc Harry Ballzak says “… and don’t take it for granted, that what you think “is” … is the same as what other people think “is” is.” charlie helen robinson says “good morning globe” xc lets keep it simple. status updates are surely a new way of communicating in their own right? we have laughed frequently about people using twitter to send out to the globe some of the most meaningless pieces of trivia ever written or known to mankind. And yet, whilst we have this capability, we … Continue reading charlie talks about status updates