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I’m a Social Media Community Manager!

No! Stop! I’m not looking for a higher CTR or increased engagement on your goddamn social networks! I’m not a cog in your sales machine! I’m a real person with real feelings, not a profile picture to analyze for your own amusement. My status updates say, “Check out our newest eBook!” but read between the lines; what I really mean is, “Check out me, please. I need validation!”

What’s happened to me?

McSweeney’s nails it again.

via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I’m a Social Media Community Manager!.


Ashton Kutcher to Take a Break from Twitter

The impetus for Kutcher’s sudden hiatus was an earlier tweet that defended Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who was fired Wednesday after being implicated in a scandal related to assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s alleged history of sexually molesting children. “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste,” the tweet said. Later on, Kutcher tweeted, “Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet!” and “Didn’t have full story. #admitwhenYoumakemistakes.”

So he made a mistake. He admitted it, apologized, and recanted. Shit happens.

One of the appeals of Twitter is that it gives the public a window into the mind of a celebrity. Sometimes that mind says stupid things, but at the end of the day everyone’s human. I don’t see why something like this should drive him away from the platform. Sure, it’s embarrassing, but quitting Twitter because of this seems a bit over-reactionary. Give the guy a break, it’s not like he followed it up with pics of Pedobear and exclamations of “SUCK IT, KIDS!”

via Mashable.


A Pictoral Overview Of New Twitter

new twitter

There it is, my friends, the new page. It’s quite a departure from the old page, wouldn’t you say?

old twitter

Alright, so “quite a departure” might be a slight exaggeration based on the photos, but rest assured, it certainly feels that way. It may not look like the difference between Myspace and Facebook, but there’s some fairly significant changes to the site. I’ve spent the last day or so playing with it and I’ve gotta say, it’s a lot more enjoyable for me to use.

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Pottycast #9 – Social Media Site Roundup

I am joined this week by social media guru, Paul Choi. We hash out what ThisMoment, raptr, and are all about and see if theyre worth using. We also talk about the movie with the most Stereogum Crowd buzz this summer, (500) Days of Summer.

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