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If We Called Ourselves Yellow : Code Switch : NPR
"Are you reclaiming the slur, or reclaiming our history?" Fang asks me. "The thing I'm concerned about is — is [yellow] a truly reflective way of talking about the East Asian American experience? Is yellow more nuancing? ... Or more flattening?"
asian  asianamerican  identity  names  power  census  history  usa  ethnicity  presence  reputation  psychology 
12 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The Gentlewoman – Sandra Oh
“It’s actually a gift that there is a timeline, that there is an actual physical timeline,” she says. “Because your body is going to change, you have to deal with reality. And to deal with the reality, you have to know what you want and who you are. We come to it faster, women. Society has taught us this is negative. But it’s like, that is such bullshit!” She laughs. “All I know, all I dream of, is that on the other side of menopause is… Frances McDormand.”
aging  acting  movies  film  television  asian  canada  reputation  presence  women 
16 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Chilly Gonzales breaks down the essence of music
I want my music to be recognised, to be well-known; I want people to have an emotional relationship with it; I want it to mean something to them. But I care less and less if they project onto the person who made it.
music  creativity  reputation  attention  pop  classical  privacy  identity  beauty 
17 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? - The New York Times
It was called “The Cosby Show,” but it was never really only his (there are lots of unpaid actors and crew members who can attest to that). Those 6,000 or so hours belong as much to the culture and country as they ever did to him. He canceled himself. He was never the show’s legacy. That was always going to be us.
television  reputation  comedy  fiction  acting  social  art  justice  culture  music 
18 days ago by allaboutgeorge
TCCC Unity: A New Coke Classic - Print Magazine
The most important thing today for a brand is not the content that it talks about, but how it talks about it. The typeface becomes a critical part of that voice and DNA, with consistency, authenticity and believability becoming paramount requirements.
marketing  beverages  language  business  story  storytelling  reputation  authority 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work — Tech News and Analysis
The shift from a generation that started out un-connected to one that is growing up connected will result in conflicts, disruption and eventually the redrawing of our societal expectations. The human race has experienced these shifts before — just not at the speed and scale of this shift.
data  culture  future  work  reputation  identity  power  politics 
march 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Copy-paste journalism wants to be free
With computer-generated journalism, the old quote “information wants to be free” is becoming a reality. And it is happening exactly the way Stewart Brand predicted: “the cost of getting it (information) out is getting lower and lower all the time.”
Luckily for journalists, the free part is only half of the quote. It actually begins with “information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.” As Brand points out, some of the things you read or see can literally change your life.
journalism  media  information  writing  identity  technology  style  reputation  online  blogging 
march 2013 by allaboutgeorge
New research details how journalists verify information | Poynter.
“[T]he aspiration to vet the news is an essential goal of most journalists, but … the processes for living up to that goal are not well-defined and not rigorous enough. And for journalism to survive, much more needs to be done to give the process of verification more throw weight.”
media  journalism  data  nonfiction  reputation  information  research 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Deconstructing: Chris Brown, Surfer Blood, And Villainizing Entertainers - Stereogum
We can play high and mighty when shit gets real, call for some kind of justice where the “bad” musicians don’t get to have successful careers anymore. But any lines we draw about whose music is tainted seem arbitrary to me, particularly in a culture that celebrates moral ambiguity. Where is the line between Chris Brown and, say, that angelic beacon of truth and wisdom Frank Ocean? If “Wiseman” is anything to go on, Ocean would probably argue there is no line. He’d be absolutely right.
music  identity  reputation  r&b  rock  indie  violence  relationships 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Dan Harmon and life after 'Community' - Grantland
The conversation we're not having is: "Hey, there's 250 million of us watching an average of six hours a day of a one-way transmission that only ever tells us that we are all animals and that we should buy Cottonell." That's the one conversation no one is having, not a single one of us. Well, I mean, there are a couple people having it; they're on street corners covered in tattoos with their dicks pierced, and they're holding signs saying, "Honk if you want to burn down the White House." Those people are not marketable; we put them in the same drawer as homeless people; they're weird characters, putting flyers on your windshield and walking around barefoot and freaking out about the fact that this Orwellian nightmare is happening, and we're all inside having these debates about whether or not liking 30 Rock makes us smart or stupid.
television  identity  marketing  advertising  business  narrative  reputation 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Snapchat and the Erasable Future of Social Media - Businessweek
“Unarchived communication is our most primal form of communication,” she says. “It’s natural for us to go back to it for things like communicating with our friends and family, and not having to think about the fact that the Internet is forever. Ephemeral data is the future.”
twitter  facebook  privacy  photography  mobile  memory  law  presence  reputation  attention 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The authenticity trap - Music News: Artists. Songs. Videos - Salon.com
Art, unfortunately, doesn’t always function that way -- there is no vacuum. Authenticity does matter to fans, even when they’re smart enough to know better, and especially when it’s difficult to pinpoint why. We want to see real blood in exchange for our devotion, every time. The human reaction to music can be so crippling -- who hasn’t accidentally started whimpering in a drugstore, huddled and vulnerable by the cough drops, when a sappy ballad seeps out of the overhead speakers? -- that we need to believe the artist in question, the instigator, felt that pain, too. It becomes a question of solidarity, and to crack that trust -- to fake it -- feels like a smirking betrayal. And we feel stupid for believing so deeply.
art  creativity  reputation  music  death 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Hipsters: A field guide : C.W. Nevius Blog
The good news is I was right. It was a bad idea to use the word.

The bad news is that I got a call from our editing desk saying that the Chronicle had an official policy not to use the term "twenty-something'' because it had become a cliche. The editor, who was sympathetic to my concerns, kicked some ideas around with me, but we couldn't really come up with a good alternative. (I know, "twenty-ish'' would have been fine, but somehow we missed that.)

So we went with hipster.

Some people didn't notice. But wow, those who did, really noticed.
hipsters  identity  sanfrancisco  media  copyediting  reputation 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Dan Savage on the Virtues of Infidelity - NYTimes.com
“One size never fits all, and it isn’t just dividing between men and women and gay and straight. Monoga­my is not natural, nonmonogamy is not natural. Variation is what’s natural.”
marriage  sex  polyamory  love  disclosure  family  relationships  reputation  men  women  gay 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Evan Williams | evhead: Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important
While a good .com name is still worth a lot, it's not as crucial to success on the internet as it used to be. And the forces that have made it less important will continue to make it less important over time (especially the mobile-related ones). I'd still opt (and pay up) for a nice, clean .com if I could get one, but I wouldn't consider it a must have.
names  technology  business  reputation  memory  search  web 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Why The New York Times replaced its Twitter ‘cyborg’ with people this week | Poynter.
“The metrics went up considerably and almost immediately after switching from automated to personal. We’ve seen the same effect with several other accounts.”

“What we’ve seen by measuring it closely,” he said, “is that human-powered feeds do much, much better than automated ones, by any relevant metric.”
twitter  social  technology  media  journalism  newspapers  attention  audience  communication  online  presence  reputation 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Real time, All the time: Why every news organisation has to be live « Emily Bell(wether)
Live is not ‘yet another thing’ for a working journalist to understand , it is the great journalistic challenge of our time. The skill involved in providing real time valuable information for audiences around stories as they happen is crucial to being a credible journalist and a resilient news organisation. For those who question whether this kind of journalism can be valuable or high quality, there are three examples I can immediately think of to show them which rebuts the idea (if anybody realy still holds it)  that working in real time degrades good journalism.
journalism  technology  attention  reputation  news  media  social 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Anatomy of a Fake Quotation - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
We become invested in these quotes because they say something important about us--and they let us feel that those emotions were shared by great figures in history.  We naturally search for reasons that they could have said it--that they could have felt like us--rather than looking for reasons to disbelieve. If we'd put the same moving words in Hitler's mouth, everyone would have been a lot more skeptical.  But while this might be a lesson about the need to be skeptical, I don't think there's anything stupid about wanting to be more like Dr. King.
quotes  speech  online  journalism  media  twitter  facebook  social  reputation 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Bank of Facebook: Currency, Identity, Reputation « emergent by design
Money is a tool we use for arms-length transactions, where there isn’t an assumption of any kind of relationship or trust between parties. But as data is being mapped at an accelerating rate – from self-quantifiation, to the contextual and relational data about our location and interactions, to our preferences and opinions, to our exchanges and transactions – we are being granted access to a much richer base of information in our decision-making toolkit.

What this means is that money isn’t the only kind of currency that can facilitate a transaction anymore. Trust networks are able to be tapped for recommendations and referrals, while predictive analysis algorhithms can suggest the kinds of people, products, services, or events that would resonate with our personalities or value set. A new set of filtering tools are emerging that are shaping where we direct our attention and resources, namely intentions and actions.
facebook  social  data  information  money  business  attention  reputation  behavior 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
A VC: Curation
If you are building a marketplace or a social platform, make sure to build curation into your model. It will make the service easier for everyone to navigate, particularly new users.
attention  technology  social  mobile  business  reputation  curation 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
TED 2011: Junk Food Algorithms and the World They Feed Us | Epicenter | Wired.com
“It’s your own personal, unique universe of information that you live in online,” Pariser said. “What’s in it depends on who you are and what you do. But the thing is, you don’t decide what gets in, and you don’t see what gets edited out.”
attention  politics  social  facebook  twitter  technology  reputation  aggregation  curation 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Case Against Drop-down Identities | Smarterware
Social software should let you explain. But as the drop-down option says, it's complicated.
identity  gender  power  social  software  technology  reputation 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
How journalists are using metrics to track the success of tweets | Poynter.
“The thing is, I am insistent that my tweets be very human-sounding and a genuine representation of myself, so it might sound counterintuitive to make decisions based on data,” Victor told me. “But I don’t think there’s a conflict there, and I don’t think it makes you a robot. Looking at the data is just listening to what your followers are silently telling you.”
data  information  journalism  media  blogging  twitter  news  attention  audience  curation  reputation  business  technology 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying - NYTimes.com
Using the maps, the researchers tracked the students most often accused of aggressive behavior. They found that increases in social status were associated with subsequent increases in aggression. But notably, aggressive behavior peaked at the 98th percentile of popularity and then dropped.

“At the very top you start to see a reversal — the kids in the top 2 percent are less likely to be aggressive,” Dr. Faris said. “The interpretation I favor is that they no longer need to be aggressive because they’re at the top, and further aggression could be counterproductive, signaling insecurity with their social position.

“It’s possible that they’re incredibly friendly and everybody loves them and they were never mean, but I’m not so convinced by that, because there are so many kids right behind them in the hierarchy who are highly aggressive.”
children  education  teenagers  status  attention  reputation  power  school  social  celebrity 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Joho the Blog » We are the medium
It is easy to slip back into the old paradigm in which there is a human sender, a message, a medium through which it travels, and a human recipient. It’s easy because that’s an accurate abstraction that is sometimes useful. It’s easy because the Internet is also used for traditional communication. But what is distinctive and revolutionary about the Internet is the failure of the old diagram to capture what so often is essential: We are not users of the medium, and we are not outside of the medium listening to its messages. Rather, we are the medium.
mcluhan  media  audience  theory  attention  reputation  internet  social  JournoCensus 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
“There’s a lot of pressure to play for the short term”: The Bay Citizen’s editor on its $15 million future » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
“The partnership, I think, has tended to push us in a little bit more traditional direction than we might have gone otherwise,” Weber told me. “There’s definitely an issue of orientation. If you’re thinking about something as a New York Times story, you think about it differently than if it’s just going to run on baycitizen.org. I think it’s made the coverage feel a little bit more traditional in its approach.” Were it not for the partnership, quite possibly, “we would be further along in developing the kind of voice and style of our own kind of journalism.”
entrepreneurs  journalism  media  bayarea  news  nytimes  reputation 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Kanye West - ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ - NYTimes.com
Welcome to 2011, a year that — once the last of the snow is scraped away — will bring new hope, the promise of renewal, a chance to wake up in a world in which Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is not the consensus pick for album of the year. [...]
attention  reputation  music  criticism  pop  hiphop  art  creativity  social  power 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Do: ‘Objectivity’ in the Age of the Internet | Epicenter | Wired.com
We can all live amazingly transparent lives now, but some of us have an obligation to actually be more transparent than others. The answer may just be to be yourself in every arena — use your real or the same name, and the same picture — and to participate on the issues of the day, and then aggregate your life feed and make it widely available.
journalism  internet  wired  bias  ethics  power  communication  online  media  identity  presence  reputation 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jonathan Stray » What’s the point of social news?
[...] For me, the core idea of social news-gathering is that the audience is, or could be, an extension of the news organization’s source network.

Hopefully, a newsroom knows about interesting developments before anyone else, and then verifies and publicizes them, but that’s getting near impossible when anyone can publish, and when virality can amplify primary sources without the involvement of a media organization. We don’t know yet very much about collective news-gathering, but there are promising directions. It seems like maybe there are two broad categories of breaking news: public events that anyone could have witnessed, and private events initially known only to privileged observers. [...]
news  twitter  facebook  social  media  newspapers  journalism  authority  reputation  communication  technology 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Sociology of the Hipster - Essay - NYTimes.com
The attempt to analyze the hipster provokes such universal anxiety because it calls everyone’s bluff. And hipsters aren’t the only ones unnerved. Many of us try to justify our privileges by pretending that our superb tastes and intellect prove we deserve them, reflecting our inner superiority. Those below us economically, the reasoning goes, don’t appreciate what we do; similarly, they couldn’t fill our jobs, handle our wealth or survive our difficulties. Of course this is a terrible lie. And Bourdieu devoted his life to exposing it. Those who read him in effect become responsible to him — forced to admit a failure to examine our own lives, down to the seeming trivialities of clothes and distinction that, as Bourdieu revealed, also structure our world.
status  presence  reputation  sociology  power  nytimes  fashion  aesthetics 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
‘Mad Men’ Is an Eerie Echo of Advertising Reality - NYTimes.com
“Despite all the changes in advertising, despite all the technological advances, some things never change. No matter how big you are, you’re still dependent on connections, office politics and the whims of the clients.”
marketing  television  1960s  amctv  reputation  attention  business 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Rapleaf’s Web: How You Are Profiled on the Web: Tech News «
To be clear, I don’t have old-fashioned notions about privacy on the Internet. I know the realities of today’s Internet life. In order to enjoy the convenience of using web-based services, one has to make some sacrifices, and living socially online will eventually lead to an erosion of privacy. However, what I find egregious is how the information is surreptitiously collected all over the web, then aggregated to be sold, without us having any control or ability to look into that data. Sure we can opt out, but only if we know that we’re being profiled. (Ironically, you have to register to opt-out.)
identity  internet  privacy  security  email  marketing  business  media  power  reputation 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Identity and The Independent Web - John Battelle's Searchblog
In other words, perhaps it's time for a Revealed Identity, as opposed to a Public or Dependent Identity. [...]

I think it's worth defining a portion of the web as a place where one can visit and be part of a conversation without the data created by that conversation being presumptively sucked into a sophisticated response platform - whether that platform is Google, Blue Kai, Doubleclick, Twitter, or any other scaled web service. Now, I'm all for engaging with that platform, to be sure, but I'm also interested in the parts of society where one can wander about free of identity presumption, a place where one can chose to engage knowing that you are in control of how your identity is presented, and when it is revealed.

One thing I’m certain of: Who I am according to Google, or Facebook, or any number of other scaled Dependent Web services, is not necessarily who I want to be as I wander this new digital world. I want more instrumentation, more nauance, and more rights.
identity  internet  privacy  reputation  marketing  business  power  social  relationships  technology  google  facebook  anonymity 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How black people use Twitter. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
"It's my impression that these hashtags start in dense communities—people who are highly connected to each other," Meeder says. "If you have 50 of these people talking about it, think about the number of outsiders who follow at least one of those 50—it's pretty high at that point. So you can actually get a pretty big network effect by having high density."
twitter  social  black  race  community  identity  socialnetworking  authority  reputation 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
On the Media: Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuits prompt fair use debate ...
"Fair use" on the Internet would seem to be a use that probes and ponders the original, possibly repackaging or rewriting it, without subsuming it. A fair use calls attention to an interesting story or news flash, perhaps elaborates on it or disputes it, but doesn't replace it.

Two Web journalists who Twittered me on Tuesday independently offered the same rule of thumb —- don't republish more than three paragraphs. Always name your source. Always link to the original.

Reporters and editors get understandably peeved when they see paragraph after paragraph of their work reprinted by competitors — regurgitation so extensive that there's no reason for the reader to seek out the original, even when a link is provided.
copyright  journalism  media  newspaper  blogging  community  reputation  lasvegas  nevada  law  fairuse 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Aggregators, curators, and indexers: There’s a difference, and it matters » Nieman Journalism Lab
For me, the lesson is simple. Anytime you hear someone talk about Google News, The Huffington Post, Gawker, blogging, aggregating, curation, and indexing as if they are the same phenomenon, ignore them. And if they attach that discussion to a set of policy recommendations, without acknowledging the full complexity of what it is people actually do when they aggregate, curate, and index information — well, then you should put your fingers in your ears and run in the other direction.
attention  reputation  technology  media  journalism  information  news  google  blogging 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
1000heads :: The Word of Mouth People :: Media140 Oxford: Brand anthropomorphism
It’s all very easy to throw around buzzwords such as human, transparent and authentic, but what on earth do they really mean for a brand? Using my deck below I talked through the three dilemmas of brand anthropomorphism - self-perception clashing with reality, selective sociability and the complexity of authenticity - and offered some ways to build relationships with consumers as a personal, but efficient and consistent, company.
1000heads: Brand anthropomorphism
View more presentations from 1000heads .

The key takeaway? Authenticity is a construct, as much for an individual as a business. That can be hard to square with our ideas about ’natural’ self, but actually once you realise the tactics needed to make people feel an authentic connection with you - starting with listening to them, and adapting yourself to their needs - it’s a very liberating and indeed ‘real’ thing.
reputation  marketing  business  uk 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why does Sade have such a poor reputation in the UK? | Music | guardian.co.uk
Nobody, with the possible exception of Spandau Ballet, reeks of 80s yuppie, conspicuous consumption and smooth operators doing deals over Asti Spumante like Sade. [...]

[...] Or maybe it's because the hardest thing to be in rock or pop, even soul, is soft. Sade's music is deceptively mellow, though – her best songs, such as the beat-less I Never Thought I'd See the Day, from 1988's Stronger Than Pride, are starkly beautiful, like an 80s apartment stripped of all but the most basic Habitat accoutrements.

But then, I always thought Sade was closer to trip-hop than torch muzak, an idea borne out by the title track of her new album, which approaches the metallic vigour of Tricky. It's just a shame the rest of Soldier of Love is so lacking in melodic lustre. Because it would have been fun, and not a little contentious, to proclaim her an idiosyncratic artist with a distinctive vision.
media  journalism  music  criticism  uk  usa  reviews  reputation  sade 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord - NYTimes.com
“ ‘I did it my way’ — it’s so arrogant,” Mr. Albarracin said. “The lyrics evoke feelings of pride and arrogance in the singer, as if you’re somebody when you’re really nobody. It covers up your failures. That’s why it leads to fights.”
music  karaoke  philippines  livemusic  art  crime  death  murder  aesthetics  songwriting  men  behavior  reputation 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Army Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn on how to fix intelligence in the Afghan war - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense
This is one of the most informative documents I've ever read on contemporary intelligence issues. I think you should stop reading this blog and read it now!

By the way, the report has the effect of an order from a two-star general -- I believe that's a first in think tank history. As I understand it, the paper was released through CNAS because Gen. Flynn wanted to reach beyond his own chain of command and his own community and talk to people such as commanders of deploying infantry units about what kind of intelligence they should be demanding.
war  afghanistan  attention  reputation  military  usa  terrorism 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Inquisitr: The hashtag jungle of real time search
Rather than having to deal with old news and the built up reaction to past events companies now have a chance to see these negative events, or even positive ones, as they are happening. By being able to deal with consumer reactions as they develop in real time companies are able in the short run to save money that they would have otherwise had to spend on things like lawyers, public relations, and crisis management.

In the long run it puts a human face to the companies who step in early due to their monitoring of social media and in turn presents the company to consumers as one who cares and is worth spending our money on.

This kind of use of real time search might only return savings or make millions for those involved which might not be as sexy as making billions but sometimes reputation is more important than short term dollars in the bank.
search  google  twitter  facebook  media  reputation  attention  information  data  business 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Potter: Daring hoax exposes limits of instant journalism - thestar.com
"This really brings home the reality that in the 24-hour news cycle you've got to be suspicious of just about everything until you confirm it," said media expert Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Centre for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

"It is almost to the point that if you don't recognize the figure on stage you must assume they are not legitimate. But what do you do, use your handheld technology to look online for a picture of the man? Maybe that is the next step in combating nefarious acts."
mobile  news  attention  reputation  editing  video  photography  journalism  media  television  public 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Song Decoders at Pandora - NYTimes.com
It’s the “social” theories of music-liking that get most of the attention these days: systems that connect you with friends with similar tastes, or that rely on “collaborative filtering” strategies that cross-match your music-consumption habits with those of like-minded strangers. These popular approaches marginalize traditional gatekeepers; instead of trusting the talent scout, the radio programmer or the music critic, you trust your friends (actual or virtual), or maybe just “the crowd.”
Pandora’s approach more or less ignores the crowd. It is indifferent to the possibility that any given piece of music in its system might become a hit. The idea is to figure out what you like, not what a market might like. More interesting, the idea is that the taste of your cool friends, your peers, the traditional music critics, big-label talent scouts and the latest influential music blog are all equally irrelevant. That’s all cultural information, not musical information.
media  music  internet  nytimes  pandora  attention  reputation  marketing  business  oakland  technology  listening  aesthetics 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A man of many words - The Globe and Mail
“The first thing you realize is that our way of thinking that we take for granted – how you look at the day-to-day stuff – is not the only way there is. … What you are losing by not knowing the earlier stuff is, if nothing else, a constant reminder that you may not be seeing the full picture.”
language  judaism  religion  canada  books  identity  reputation  english  ethics 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Imitation Promotes Social Bonding In Primates
"It has been argued that the link between behavior matching and increases in affiliation might have played an important role in human evolution by helping to maintain harmonious relationships between individuals," the study authors wrote. "We propose that the same principle also holds for other group-living primates."
friendship  relationships  science  research  fauna  attention  reputation  social 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Technology Review: Mining Social Networks for Clues
"Social media is like a cocktail party," he said. "In order to get something out of it, you have to give something up."
social  online  attention  identity  research  crime  media  presence  reputation 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A Day in the Life of a Twintern: Meet the recent college grad who tweets for Pizza Hut. | The Big Money
According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 64 percent of Gen Y regularly uses social networking sites, compared with 20 percent of baby boomers. The problem though, Dietrich says, is that "they've been using social media in a personal not a business application." Understanding what Facebook and Twitter are is different from understanding what they should be for your specific brand, she explains. "By letting an intern determine this, you're putting your brand and reputation in the hands of someone who has no experience."
reputation  business  social  twitter  facebook  work  jobs  youth  attention  media 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AdAge.com: Dedicated Social-Media Silos? That's the Last Thing We Need ...
Social media isn't a box to be ticked or a department to be manned or even a campaign to be launched. It's about thinking differently about marketing, customer service, the entire company. It's about realizing that consumers are running the biggest recommendation service in the world and that, as has been tiresomely often repeated, they define the brand (no, this is not new; yes, this is becoming more obvious and important by the day). All thinking about product, customers and communications, needs to take this into account -- it cannot sit in a silo.
media  marketing  social  socialnetworking  communication  business  public  attention  reputation 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Twitter Explosion | American Journalism Review
"When it comes to Twittering for the Post, our senior editors should know beforehand if a reporter plans to Twitter or otherwise live-blog something she is covering," he said. "Anything controversial should be checked with an editor before transmission. Tone is also important: we don't use new media to get into verbal fisticuffs with rivals or critics or to advance personal agendas." Outside of work, "We assume that our journalists won't embarrass the Post or impair their journalistic independence through anything they may publish on Twitter, Facebook, blogs or any other new media. We don't and can't practically monitor everything our reporters might do in their own time, so we rely primarily on their good judgment and common sense."
magazine  media  journalism  newspapers  writing  news  twitter  social  ethics  attention  presence  reputation 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
One Tweet Over the Line - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Tools like Friendfeed, the Facebook status updates, and Twitter offer never ending opportunities to update both your inner circle and the 2,000-odd friends who made the mistake of thinking you might be interesting every time you find an interesting link, go on a trip, or have a major life change. But most who sign on as followers aren’t looking for the blow by blow on your fight with your boyfriend, your constantly shifting relationship status (it’s complicated) or even the fact you think some other Web denizens are idiots.
twitter  social  media  identity  attention  reputation  public  ethics  behavior  online 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
As It Inflects, Twitter Must Add Value to New Users, Faster - John Battelle's Searchblog
There are already a lot of third party services that help users find folks worth following, but new users are never going to find them in their initial interaction with Twitter. incorporating this kind of a service into a newbie's initial experience - even if it's very, very simple - could pay huge benefits in turning around that 60% abandonment number, and soon.

In short, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and right now, Twitter's initial impression does not add enough value. But with a few tweaks, it most certainly could.
twitter  social  media  yasns  web  online  attention  reputation 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Chicago Journalism Town Hall » Blog Archive » Musings from an erstwhile Town Hall moderator
It’s been two weeks since the Town Hall as I write this. Lots of people have expressed lots of opinions about the future of journalism in Chicago. I thought I’d offer a few observations of my own, in the hope that it might help keep the discussion going. A word of warning, though. It’s almost as long as a Reader cover story circa 1981.

Here goes…
journalism  media  newspapers  chicago  news  reputation 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Rihanna beating photo: Can public handle ugly truth? - Los Angeles Times
Establishment media outlets had a much more negative, or at best ambivalent, reaction to the picture. Part of that stemmed from a legitimate concern about verifying the source of the photo and whether it accurately reflected the singer's injuries.
photography  news  newspapers  media  journalism  music  ethics  crime  celebrity  reputation  violence  public 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Information Wants To Be Stolen - Achenblog
Worrying about what Google's spiders perceive one to be is a sign of the psychic deterioration of the modern journalist.
data  information  journalism  media  identity  online  yasns  google  reputation 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
TED Interview: Tribes Author Says People, Not Ads, Build Social Networks | Epicenter from Wired.com
It's not for you to somehow beam your message to strangers and convert them, because you can't convert strangers anymore. Not one major new consumer brand built in the last five years was built on the back of advertising. Google and Facebook, etc. are built because one person brought another one by the hand, not because someone bought ads on the Super Bowl.
marketing  socialnetworking  technology  internet  social  ted  interviews  attention  reputation  google  facebok  friendship 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Model Minority "Thugs, Feminists and Boom Bap": Bart Police Kill an Unarmed Man, Oscar Grant, on New Years Day
[...] Let's be clear about how this is a teachable moment about who does and doesn't have power in our society.

When you live in a society where the people who taken an oath to serve and protect you, can conceivably smoke a person who looks like you in front several witnesses. You feel powerless.

Furthermore, it is reasonable for you to feel powerless and want smash the symbols of the power that you do not have.

Rage can only turn to violence when unchecked.

In many ways, rage is violence.

For many young folks, the idea is to carry a gat, because it is clear that no one will protect them. This means always staying
strapped. [...]
oakland  crime  BART  protest  activism  attention  reputation  cities  psychology  police  power 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com | Gideon Rachman’s Blog | Covered in internet slime
If the newspaper industry really goes down the pan, I now have a business plan. I will claim to be a former member of the Bilderberg/Illuminati/Council on Foreign Relations/UN/Zionist establishment and write a book revealing the inside story of a plot to form a world government. It will sell millions.
humor  politics  religion  uk  newspapers  media  journalism  government  books  internet  reputation 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Race in Digital Space (Revisited): An Interview with Sarah N. Gatson (Part One)
While one might assume that a fandom identity takes the ultimately salient position in a fandom space, what exactly might that fandom identity entail, and who is to say what is the "appropriate" salience a fan's other identities should take in that fan-expressive space? Not talking about race, gender, class, sexuality - or being pressured not to do so - in a fandom space ends up offering a "generic" or "normalized" fan. If that fan is generic, what has typically been the go-to generic fan identity? The fanboy, who also has a presumed race, class, and sexuality, right? We're being disingenuous if we pretend that this isn't so.
attention  identity  presence  reputation  games  race  gender  class  sex  creativity  online  sports 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling - washingtonpost.com
"It is not that women always act one way and men act another way; it tends to be moderated by situational factors. The point of this paper is: Yes, there is an economic rationale to negotiate, but you have to weigh that against social risks of negotiating. What we show is those risks are higher for women than for men."
men  women  work  jobs  money  social  psychology  economics  gender  power  identity  reputation  business  marketing 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com
When Bertoni runs his algorithms on regular hits like “Lethal Weapon” or “Miss Congeniality” and tries to predict how any given Netflix user will rate them, he’s usually within eight-tenths of a star. But with films like “Napoleon Dynamite,” he’s off by an average of 1.2 stars.
movies  cinema  film  technology  data  information  online  reputation 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jacob Morgan Marketing: How do You Repair a Negative Online Presence?
"Let’s say you’re using google alerts or serph and you find a blog post talking about how much your product sucks, what do you do? Here are a few steps that you can use to help fix your reputation."
reputation  online  blogging  google  marketing  identity  social  ethics  business 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - The Behavioral Revolution - NYTimes.com
Roughly speaking, there are four steps to every decision. First, you perceive a situation. Then you think of possible courses of action. Then you calculate which course is in your best interest. Then you take the action. [...]
nytimes  economics  psychology  social  thinking  behavior  attention  reputation 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Thomas Friedman - Why How Matters - NYTimes.com
ou do things matters more than ever, because so many more people can now see how you do things, be affected by how you do things and tell others how you do things on the Internet anytime, for no cost and without restraint.

“In a connected world, countries, governments and companies also have character, and their character — how they do what they do, how they keep promises, how they make decisions, how things really happen inside, how they connect and collaborate, how they engender trust, how they relate to their customers, to the environment and to the communities in which they operate — is now their fate.”
business  corporations  ethics  identity  reputation  social  government  economics  environment  community 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Brains on fire: Every company is a cause
No, it’s not your brand promise or your tagline. It’s not even your “vision statement.” Hopefully it’s written on the hearts and minds of your biggest fans. And if it’s not, then you’re got some work to do.
marketing  identity  business  relationships  reputation 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Mainstream News Outlets Start Linking to Other Sites - NYTimes.com
"It’s a change in mindset. We’re looking at the fragmented local market and saying, ‘We’re going to provide a destination where you can come and search across different segments.’ ”
newspapers  media  journalism  usa  blogging  web  online  news  attention  reputation  local  aesthetics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
'What's Wikipedia?': Bristol's Tricky Googles himself | Music | The Guardian
"The internet is like walking into a room in your house you never knew was there and, like, it's full of thousands of people who have been listening to everything you've been doing and saying the whole time! Scary."
internet  music  reputation  identity  uk  blogging  google 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
williamlobdell.com: Why the Internet isn’t friendly to newspapers
"[...] Both The Times and Register devote tremendous resources to provide readers with in-depth reporting from around the world. But do today’s readers care? I would argue that they would rather read commentary (the reason why the Huffington Post has been so successful) and celebrity and crime news. [...]"
newspapers  media  journalism  celebrity  crime  reading  reputation 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stephen Fry on the road - Telegraph
"There is one phrase I probably heard more than any other on my travels: 'Only in America!' If you were to hear a Briton say 'Tch! Only in Britain, eh?', it would probably refer to something that was either predictable, miserable, oppressive, dull, bureaucratic, queuey, damp, spoil-sporty or incompetent – or a mixture of all of those. 'Only in America!', on the other hand, always refers to something shocking, amazing, eccentric, wild, weird or unpredictable. Americans are constantly being surprised by their own country. Britons are constantly having their worst fears confirmed about theirs. This seems to be one of the major differences between us."
usa  uk  travel  identity  aesthetics  reputation  politics  culture  humor  books 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Martin Savidge to Leave NBC News for Public Television Show on World News - NYTimes.com
“Too often Americans are criticized for not taking an interest in foreign news, but too often people don’t make it meaningful enough to them.”
world  journalism  media  television  public  news  attention  reputation 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Overview: Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and Traditional Sources
"It finds four distinct segments in today's news audience: Integrators, who comprise 23% of the public; the less populous Net-Newsers (13%); Traditionalists - the oldest (median age: 52) and largest news segment (46% of the public); and the Disengaged (14%) who stand out for their low levels of interest in the news and news consumption."
m  media  journalism  online  internet  news  research  data  reference  demographics  tv  newspaper  attention  identity  reputation 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
PressThink: National Explainer: A Job for Journalists on the Demand Side of News
"This American Life's great mortgage crisis explainer, The Giant Pool of Money, suggests that 'information' and 'explanation' ought to be reversed in our order of thought."
media  journalism  story  news  radio  attention  reputation 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
You can’t eat Whuffie (but it’s getting harder to eat without it) | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon
"Pick events to work on where potential clients or employers can see the good work you are doing. Let your expertise shine through the content you are producing. People will notice and then you can cash in that Whuffie and pay the bills."
work  jobs  social  marketing  reputation  business  identity  community 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Age of the Silver Fox | Advocate.com
"While men used to cover their gray with Grecian Formula, now an increasing number of them are proudly accepting their changing hair color -- regardless of their age."
aging  men  sex  beauty  fashion  identity  gay  reputation 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Basics - When Comic Sans Isn’t Enough, Sites Help Create Custom Fonts - NYTimes.com
"[W]en he studied the relationship between his grades and the fonts he used for his college papers [...] Papers set in Georgia, a less common font with serifs, generally received A’s while those rendered in Times Roman averaged B’s."
design  education  aesthetics  creativity  behavior  writing  reputation 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Relationships and Online Social Networks: The Value of Sites Like Twitter and Plurk
"If these lifestreaming/microblogging sites help you to develop persistence in beneficial relationships, isn’t that a good enough reason to use them?"
blogging  friendship  internet  marketing  life  relationships  social  socialnetworking  statistics  technology  twitter  identity  reputation  attention  presence 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who Is a Public Intellectual? - Paper Cuts - Books - New York Times Blog
"At the most fundamental level, ideas for them were not building blocks to a career. Rather, careers were the material foundation that allowed them to define and express their ideas."
internet  philosophy  academia  identity  public  politics  career  attention  books  reputation  from:cecily 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Q&A with Clay Shirky, author of
"[W]hen the social density is high enough — which is to say, when everybody you know is online — suddenly the internet becomes a way of coordinating real life rather than replacing it."
social  socialnetworking  bloging  wikipedia  attention  reputation  presence  internet  nonfiction  research  yasns  flickr  email 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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