Corruption On Social Web

  • The Internet we need to save

    … the days when I could write something on my own blog, publish on my own domain, without taking an equal time to promote it on numerous social networks; when nobody cared about likes and reshares, and best time to post. That’s the web I remember … That’s the web we have to save. How has the Internet changed in ways that help us or hurt us…

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  • Is Google really Sauron?

    … The big news this week is that Twitter retired the Tweet count button, and the blogosphere naturally exploded with outrage. Well, a little controversy gives us something to write about I suppose. I think the more important story here is how Silicon Valley companies continue to grow and thrive the more they become like Sauron, the evil power…

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  • Content under attack … and a solution

    … This has been a depressing week for me. It seems that everywhere I look, the most creative and generous people on the web are under attack as big companies gobble up their ideas and content. At the end of the post I would like to propose a solution — at least a partial one — to this problem. My sobering week started when I attended a talk…

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  • As digital ad options dry up, marketers turn desperate

    … on your website. But the essential point is, it should be your decision. Nobody should EVER be forced to display ads from strangers on their website without their knwledge, consent or compensation. Period. The post As digital ad options dry up, marketers turn desperate appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing Is it better to be honest or nice on the social web? …

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  • The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing

    …, Return On Influence Crowdly The book The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business Augustine Fou’s Slideshare channel on ad corruption New York Times article on why brands and influencers are getting picky Please support our extraordinary sponsors. Our content is free because…

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  • Why Americans are secretly furious with marketers

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  • Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty

    … Ello, the warm and fuzzy Facebook alternative network turned nasty this week when co-founder Paul Budnitz launched an attack on its rival and its real-name policy. It was a bold and provocative post that served as the launch pad for this week’s Marketing Companion radio show. Tom Webster and I discuss: Is Facebook hurting fringe groups…

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  • Facebook alternative network Ello turns nasty

    … Ello, the warm and fuzzy Facebook alternative network turned nasty this week when co-founder Paul Budnitz launched an attack on its rival and its real-name policy. It was a bold and provocative post that served as the launch pad for this week’s Marketing Companion radio show. Tom Webster and I discuss: Is Facebook hurting fringe groups…

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  • Lessons on responding to negative online comments

    … By Amber Osbourne, {grow} Contributing Columnist Recently, I saw the movie Chef. People had encouraged me to see it for months, because of its social media connection. I was surprised by the lessons on business and social media in its messaging. It’s a great story with a subplot of how social media can make or break you as a business owner…

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  • On the web, there are no neutral corners

    … Sometimes I feel disheartened by the back-stabbing, toxicity, and rumor-mongering I see among fellow bloggers. Of course this is not a “blogger problem.” It is a human problem. Anger, pettiness, jealousy … all this stuff has been there forever. It simply gets amplified by the web. When we engage with people on social media, every single…

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  • Had your content stolen? Get over it.

    … like to hear it. I’m not saying I have it completely figured out. Tell me what you think. Just be original about it! Alisa Meredith is Co-owner at Scalable Social Media, Consultant at OverGo Studio, and subject to the whims of her two poodle mixes as well as a new-found addiction to running. Lately, she’s surprised her introverted self…

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  • Are Apple and Google protecting us or the criminals?

    … Late last year, Tom Webster and I did a podcast with our six marketing predictions for 2014. Two trends I mentioned were 1) the “malignant complexity” of the web that would lead to an increase in security breaches and 2) the opportunities this would create to actually market data security as a product feature. In an online world under attack…

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  • The Facebook Other Folder and the Strangers Who Love Me There

    …. please if you can any financial helps ? am expecting your reply,, thank u So, a college “graduator” and fledgling social business owner sent 20 messages to strangers on Facebook (although he did not explain how these 20 were selected), and received 3 replies including mine. Funds raised: zero. But then, he hadn’t invested all that much. Dennis…

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  • Should you make the leap into sponsored content?

    … as desperation. And the “I never would” crowd have not had that particular issue. I have heard stories from PR people where some bloggers try to threaten their way to freebies and money with threats to destroy those who say no by writing against them on their blog or social network. This bad behavior is even more common than the sponsored post. Matt…

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