Monthly Archives: August 2011

What are all these mentions?

Every Monday, I answer a question regarding manners on social media. Just like real life, there are ways to be polite and ways to be impolite. If you don’t know what they are, you risk losing your following. DEAR JOHN: … Continue reading

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On the “Thx 4 the RT” Maneuver

DEAR JOHN: I’ve noticed that sometimes when I retweet somebody, they thank me for the retweet. Sometimes, they don’t. What’s the best practice here? — RETWEET THANKS? DEAR RETWEET THANKS?: Yep. A retweet isn’t a favor, so don’t thank them like … Continue reading

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Three Businesses, and Their Success on Twitter

Of the big three social networks (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), Twitter is the most free-form. There isn’t a right and a wrong way to do things, but there are a lot of different things you can do. Businesses are recognizing … Continue reading

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Commercial Throwback: Billy Dee Williams for Colt 45

This is a great ad, one that would certainly not be allowed to air today. Best line of the commercial: “I don’t claim you can have a better time with Colt 45 than without it, but why take chances?” Oh, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Giving Credit

Much like real life, there are polite and impolite ways to interact with people on social platforms. Every Monday, I’m going to answer a question along these lines. To ask a question, find me on Twitter. DEAR JOHN: Sometimes when I … Continue reading

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Beluga Timeout

It’s important to work hard, but it’s also important to know when to take a break. If you have two minutes, watch this.

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Will we buy media ever again?

As I was stumbling around the internet a few days ago, I came across a very interesting question: Do younger generations who have never paid for music have interest in owning digital content? Are we exiting the age of ownership? … Continue reading

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