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A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me A Personal Review of Avatar December 22, 2009 by Taylor Marek I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. Avatar began. Spoiler Alert!!!** The Story The story of Avatar goes as follows. He was sent as part of a project, Avatar, to find out about the Na’vi by actually becoming one. Jake and the rest who are in their Avatars try to stop it, but are unsuccessful. We went for the IMAX 3-D version of it. My Story?

Why the Oilbird Avatar

Geoff Livingston

Last winter a movie called Avatar became the world’s top grossing film ever with a plot line that saw a big company waging a war and destroying a world so it could mine a precious resource. The connection cannot be underestimated, for like Avatar’s world, people and the oceans are interconnected. That is why I changed my avatar. It cannot be escaped.

What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?


Tweets are short at 140 characters, but a Twitter avatar must visually represent a user in just 2304 pixels. Choosing the right avatar can affect the way people see you online. Here are some of the most popular avatar types and what they say about the user: Standard head shot : Head and shoulders, framed squarely, professional in appearance, though perhaps a little formal. Political dissident : Generally based on the previous avatar types, but modified to show support for a person, political cause, etc. And go ahead and critique my avatar. (I can take it.).

A Personal Review of Avatar

Taylor Marek

I went with a group of friends to see Avatar last night. If anything, this was the one movie on my list that I had to see. I had seen the previews for it, and it sparked my interest immediately. We went for the IMAX 3-D version of it. There was a slight buzz of excitement, but that was about it. Not long after, we were ushered into the theater. Smack in the middle, 4/5ths of the way up.

The Other Side Of Privacy

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The truth is this: until we have full data portability and until our avatars are our own, legal, possession, we have to assume that nothing we do as our digital selves is private or that the data won't be used in some way. avatar. advertiser advertising avatar businessmodel consumerdata dataportability facebook facebookbeacon google marketer marketing mediacompany mediainitiative onlinedata onlineservice onlinesocialnetwork privacy private sonyYou can't throw a rock and not hit a concern about privacy and the use of our data online. Still, we keep botching it. don't.

How does Avatar apply to Social Media?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How does Avatar apply to Social Media? Avatar sure isn’t exhausted on my list, I’m still pulling out some social media goodies for you to enjoy! Here are a couple more… The first post I wrote on my review of Avatar has been getting some good views lately, when the idea struck me to expand upon it. Avatar has now grossed $1 Billion dollars , has been trending on twitter for the past four weeks , and is doing quite well.

Are Social Causes a One Click Pony?

Convince & Convert

In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about thousands of Facebook and Twitter users temporarily changing their avatars in support of marriage equality , currently being debated by the United States Supreme Court. And while changing your avatar is, in fact, “doing” something, it’s not doing very much. Social Media’s Weak Ties.

The Next Economy Company

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People in the future will look at their holodecks and wearable virtual reality contact lenses and downloadable avatars and AI interfaces and say, 'Oh, you didn't really have the internet'--or whatever they'll call it-- 'back then.' And avatar. There have been so many changes in business because of technology. We're just getting started. It is only becoming. And they'd be right. brand.

A More Elegant Question About Pricing

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Bitmoji allows you to create a simple cartoon version of yourself (an avatar), and then enables it as an alternative keyboard on your smartphone, so users can up their emoticon game in text messages and emails. avatar. What's this thing worth? Pricing has always been a fascinating area of interest. While many are quick to dismiss the merits of The Four Ps , and their current value in the marketing equation, I'm less quick to toss them aside. With that, pricing is now variable and quite elastic. Pricing is now much more dynamic than ever before. Twitch. Staggering? Bargain? brand.

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. It becomes even more difficult when each of those medium’s creative require different sizes, color, software, time, and expertise to produce.

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Which Covers: Purpose vs Values, Tribes & Customer Avatar (Targeted Comms),Spaces and Platforms, Roles and Personal Brand Gamification, Engagement Life Cycles & Call To Actions, Key Influencers, Voice & Etiquette, Campaign & Activities, Rituals & Conversation Diary. Who Are the Market Segment and Customer Avatars? It’s a tactic or tool. Who, what , why etc.

The Real World

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Is your online avatar simply that: a representation of who you would like to be instead of who you really are? avatar blog collaboration facebook inreallife irl onlinesocialnetwork popeye realworld relationship twitter virtualworldTags: avatar. If there's one acronym I hate, it's this one: IRL. IRL stands for: In Real Life. People talk a ton about what they're doing online versus what they're doing in the real world. People often talk about meeting-up in the real world once they've connected in places like Twitter or Facebook. When you're online, are you fake? facebook.

What Twitter’s New Layout Has to Do With Your Digital Elevator Pitch

Convince & Convert

And recently, as I was looking at a previously assembled collection of Fashion Brands , I discovered that the Twitter avatar for every single one of them had zero color. Now, honestly I can’t tell you why fashion brands that push new colors on us every season seem to all migrate to black and white for their social media avatars. Where did the color go in fashion? And what does it have to do with your Twitter profile? like comparing things. None, zilch, nada! It’s very. Read the whole entry. » social media strategy

Social Media Should Drop Dead

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This makes it increasingly as easy to grab a HD bluray version of Avatar as is it to grab a copy of Lady Gaga 's latest single. avatar. Tags: arambartholl avatar bing businesscolumn connectednetwork data deaddrop deadswap decentralizedorganization entertainment eyebeam filesharing google jamesbond ladygaga limewire messageboard montrealgazette musicindustry napster newspapercolumn onlinesocialnetwork peercommunication peertopeerfilesharing postmedia seanfanning sms socialmedia socialweb taylorswift technology thematrix usbmemorystick vancouversun wiki yahoo Plus ca change.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

See that little teeny arrow next to your avatar? You can grab the G+ Widget from the right side of the page when you create your page or create your own with your Gplus avatar and a link to your new page. Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Some say it’s only for geeks and others say it’s a waste of time. How could we resist? Not yet.

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Humanizing is more than social media tactics.


And it’s not wrong, exactly.  It’s just nowhere near enough.   “Humanizing” is MUCH more than having a real face instead of a logo as your avatar.   It’s more than being friendly in your tweets and sharing more of others’ content than your own. Like this post on Social Media Examiner, 5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media. Featured Humanize

The Week’s Biggest Social Media News

Spin Sucks

Moving Avatar. We all have the ability to make our avatars on Facebook move. Want your avatar to ski? By Gini Dietrich. I am on the road this week, speaking and speaking and speaking…and getting my full-time job done in between it all. Which means, I’m kind of out of ideas for a blog post today. looked at my list of ideas and checked them off, “Done it.

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?


Turn your avatar into a gallery – One thing that’s amazing about Google plus pages is that you can upload multiple photos for the main avatar. Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. What follows is my version of the original document we collaborated on. So you have a Google Plus Page… Now What?

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Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy


Simplify Your Profile Picture – The new profile picture (AKA avatar) is now 180 pixels square. You don’t need to include the name of your organization in your main avatar because the name of your Facebook page travels with your avatar everywhere on Facebook. 5. The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

Saying Goodbye to Digital Marketing: Meet the New Me

Ari Herzog

Working in a tethered relationship to computers, mobile devices, avatars, and links is no longer happy. Footsteps by schick. Pick a verb — tired, bored, jaded, burned out. spent four wonderful years self-employed as a digital marketing trainer, consultant, and community manager. spoke at colleges. networked. I met people on informational interviews. That job didn’t last long.

5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

want to know people, not just names and avatars. I absolutely love people data. In today’s day and age, knowing everything about your business–including the people interacting within and beyond it–is of critical importance to your success as a company. This is an area I am very passionate about. Or even sooner. Discoverly. You all have heard great things about Rapportive.

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LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

PWB Marketing Blog

Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. Posting a cartoon character, symbol, line art or other graphic as your avatar might seem too juvenile and should be avoided. One caveat - PWB actually has one of our very talented graphic designers create a “cartoonized” avatar for each employee. There sure is!

LinkedIn Photos Speak Volumes, What Are Your Employees Saying?

PWB Marketing Blog

Some photos are best left out social media profiles, and some photos should never be used as an avatar. Posting a cartoon character, symbol, line art or other graphic as your avatar might seem too juvenile and should be avoided. One caveat - PWB actually has one of our very talented graphic designers create a “cartoonized” avatar for each employee. There sure is!

The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

Spin Sucks

If Tolstoy was around to comment on blogs, he’d be constantly trying to emulate Howie Goldfarb ,  whose comments combine the art of longevity and ridiculousness to form, well, something… Heather Tweedy seems mild mannered…until she pulls out her amazing hair-changing, avatar shape-shifting powers mid-comment thread. Those are way too boring for our Crazies. Rob is the secret.

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Gin and Topics: Faceketball with King James

Spin Sucks

All you have to do is download the app ( iOS ,  Android ),  create your avatar , b rowse through the library of stickers, choose your favorite, and you’re done! By Gini Dietrich. Guess what?! It is  National Emoji Day! . That’s right! Now you, too, have an excuse to use emojis all day and all night long. mean, this is serious business. Today’s videos are courtesy of Mr. D.

Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

Janet Fouts

Tap your avatar on Periscope to change your profile photo. Tap your avatar to change that image. I did a search today on Google Trends comparing Periscope and Meerkat. For the moment at least, it looks like Periscope is getting more traction. What’s new. A lot has changed with Periscope since my last post on streaming video apps. Replies will include the person’s @handle.

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6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More

Buffer Social

Dan Zarrella’s research into followers—how factors like conversations, self-reference, and avatars affect follow count —touched on the topic of tone. Still, despite the vanity, there is value in follower count. think the best bit of advice on followers I’ve read is from our co-founder Leo : Quality is key. Quantity can’t be forgotten. Here are the Big 10: .

What Is A Schema?

Small Business Mavericks

The website uses this example: *h1*Avatar*/h1*. Avatar is a term that can be used in more than one context. To fix this, you could add a schema to your html code to tell the search engines what “Avatar&# means. If you are referring to the movie, then you’d enter code that looks like this: *div itemscope*. *h1*Avatar*/h1*. movies/avatar-theatrical-trailer.html&# *Trailer*/a*. */div*. It’s not often that all three major search engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo!) First, you might be wondering what is structured data?

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18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

Use a real photo of yourself for your avatar. (I know, sounds like a d’uh moment, but you’d be surprised). < tweet this > 2. Make sure your avatar is “SFW” (safe for work… and yes, you’d be surprised again). < tweet this > 3. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days?

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How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly


Pic Monkey is an amazing desktop app that lets you do everything from making photo and image collages to quickly designing Facebook cover photos, banners, featured posts, avatars and more. My favorite free (or cheap!) tools for non-designers. So, we’ve all been hearing it. It’s all over the Web: the future of social media is becoming more and more visual. So cool. hope you find these useful.

Seven Elements of a LinkedIn Audit to Improve Brand Consistency

Spin Sucks

Your LinkedIn profile photo acts as your avatar across the site, showing up in search results, your connections’ news feed, and any comments you make. By Erika Heald. Whenever I start a new job, one of the ways I get to know my fellow colleagues is to take a tour through their social media networks and complete a LinkedIn audit. LinkedIn Audit: Seven Profile Elements to Review. Activity.

Introducing Ello, the New Ad-Free Social Network

Bill Hartzer

Turn off all the notifications, as shown below: Make sure you fill out your complete profile, including adding a header image and an avatar. Just like on other social media sites, if you still use the default avatar then you just won’t get many followers and it won’t look like you’re serious about using that social network. — An avatar. Or just wait.

11 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Me to Unfollow You on Twitter

Almost Savvy

Yeah, I don’t really know what you’re wearing, or not, when you’re actually tweeting, but please put some clothes on that avatar. You have the default Twitter avatar or are using a photo of your dog. have found it to be a fabulous tool, through which I’ve come to know countless brilliant and fascinating people. To me, Twitter is about building relationships.

How to Use Analytics to Increase Instagram Engagement

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have a clear, fantastic avatar that you use on Instagram as well as Twitter, Google+, Facebook. Do you use analytics to increase Instagram engagement ? How How do you grow your Instagram account? I’m going to share some solid tips to increase Instagram engagement account using analytics. Nothing is super complicated, it just takes time and a little elbow grease. Have you? Likes.

Virtual Event Technologies Defined


3D Virtual Platforms serve as virtual worlds where users assume an avatar and explore the environment. Some 3D platforms are not user intuitive and have steep learning curves to understand how to manipulate avatars. This is the first in a new series of guest posts by famed blogger on social media and events, Jeff Hurt, of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Image by Splitbrain. Hybrid Event.

Two Twitter Accounts: Yea or Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

People engage with you more when you have your face as your avatar rather than an arbitrary picture or logo. 2. Gaining followers is much easier when you have your face as your avatar, and a descriptive Twitter bio. Guest post by Sanjiva Persad. My Twitter experience began over three years ago with an anonymous account. liked my anonymity, but I had to practise what I preached.

The Value of the TweetUp

Spin Sucks

You get to know people through their avatar. It’s a great way to kill many birds with one stone and put bodies with their avatars. It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Unfortunately, I have had zero time to scan the questions and record a video. You may be asking yourself why I have time to type a blog post and not record a video. Close friends even.