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.
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  • 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- 16 readers -
  • 2015: A make-or-break year for traditional publishers

    … this to the old “platform vs. publisher” fallacy — in Medium world, how the hell do we even distinguish between the two? Twitter needs to make advertising revenue at the end of the day. Facebook does it well. Pinterest is starting to do it well. And their respective 2014 valuations reflect the fact that they are much better at it than Twitter…

    Digidayin Social- 16 readers -
  • Why I Will Never Automate Social Media

    …, and time your posts just right. To resonate with the sentiments, feelings and discussion happening at that moment. You can get a sense for how many people are “online” and might be more likely to pay attention. I love how the late Steven Covey said you can be effective with people but not efficient. But that’s the mistake people make. Automation…

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

    … button, the magic pill or the magic carpet ride that will give them instant results. The worst part is that there are also many agencies and consultants who take advantage of these desperate, impatient people! They love their weaknesses and will sell them on the fallacy of instant results that are not feasible and take advantage of an unknowing…

    Pam Marketing Nutin Social Content- 9 readers -
  • The Un-Checkbox Approach to Content Marketing

    … to an eighth-grade reading level are all those simplified words just washing over your audience? There are a lot of rules for writing. They're all made to be broken. Bigger (content) is better Simon Penson already covered this fallacy quite well last week in his article about content flow. Just remember that if you're aiming for big bang followed…

    Moz Blogin Content- 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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