Fallacy

A fallacy is an argument that uses poor reasoning. An argument can be fallacious whether or not its conclusion is true. A fallacy can be either formal or informal. An error that stems from a poor logical form is sometimes called a formal fallacy or simply an invalid argument. An informal fallacy is an error in reasoning that does not originate in improper logical form. Arguments committing informal fallacies may be formally valid, but still fallacious.Fallacies of presumption fail to prove the conclusion by assuming the conclusion in the proof. Fallacies of weak inference fail to prove the conclusion due to insufficient evidence.
Posts about Fallacy
  • 10 Social Media Marketing Lies And Myths Debunked!

    …. The bigger the following, the more valuable it is Not always. If you follow this fallacy to the letter then you will end spending a fortune on those ridiculous Twitter posts that say something like: “Buy 10,000 followers for just $5!!” If you do this, then you may very well end up suddenly with a few thousand extra followers, but they will almost…

    Kerry Butters/ GetResponse Blogin Social EMail- 19 readers -
  • 2015: A make-or-break year for traditional publishers

    … don’t want to give up their entire margin. But they will probably have to dive in anyhow. And we’ve known for years that mobile phone penetration would grow and that advertising dollars would follow. What’s new and exciting is that screen sizes have gotten bigger, which opens up the door to cooler editorial and advertising products. That is pretty much the only thing we know now that we didn’t know four years ago. The post 2015: A make-or-break year for traditional publishers appeared first on Digiday. …

    Digidayin Social- 22 readers -
  • Why I Will Never Automate Social Media

    … traffic!” But there’s a fallacy. You’re playing the numbers game and not the human game. Numbers are the result of being human but not the original input or cause of those results. I’ve tried scheduling social media posts in the past. Sure, I gained some extra chances to get “impressions” but what I felt I lost in return was not worth the trade…

    Dan Shure/ evolving SEOin Social Twitter- 4 readers -
  • Want Real Social Media Business Results? Stop Being Impatient!

    … a Social Business Strategy & Plan (white paper) Brand Humanization in a Nutshell (episode 5) How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Related Stories Stop the Stupid Marketing: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail! 5 Reasons Business Marketers Fail Using Social Media Social Employee Brand Advocacy 101: #GetRealChat w/ @EveryoneSocial Oct 7th 9pm EST …

    Pam Marketing Nutin Social Content- 16 readers -
  • The Un-Checkbox Approach to Content Marketing

    … Blog is that our readers like actionable posts. I'm glad we know our audience that well. But we're also not going to sit back and decide that means a theoretical post won't do well because the numbers say actionable=popular. In fact, this post isn't especially actionable (unless that action is "go back and think about what you're doing…

    Moz Blogin Content- 15 readers -
  • Can Google Be Trusted? Guide to Protecting Your Online Privacy

    Since former NSA analyst Edward Snowden leaked evidence of the security agency’s covert surveillance of millions of Americans to journalist Glenn Greenwald last year, online privacy has become one of the tech sector’s most contentious issues. Few issues in tech are as polarizing as online privacy, but the topic goes far beyond opinions about the security of personal data or h ...

    Dan Shewan/ WordStream- 11 readers -
  • Stop Gambling With Customer Retention [Infographic]

    … fallacies—for example, that one or two poor experiences or episodes cause churn. "Churn more often results from a series of episodes over time," states Sparked. "Focus on the entire journey, the overall experience." Another fallacy is that satisfying customers is good enough. Satisfied customers, however, are not necessarily passionate or loyal…

    MarketingProfsin Twitter- 3 readers -
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