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Why Good Comments On Irrelevant Blogs Are Still Spam

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I recently deleted a comment that had it been submitted to the right blog would have been a great comment. Unfortunately, to me it was spam. So what made it a spam comment? Here, I’ll let you judge it for yourself: If you are looking for a way to change up your hairstyle very quickly and dramatically, you should consider African American hair extensions for an easy solution. You can choose to use single braids or clip on hairpieces to change the way that your hair looks Hair Extension Clips Hair extension clips. If you don’t see the problem, let me spell it out for you.

Traditional Media brainwashing Australians about Social Media

Laurel Papworth

NSW Police have been made aware of a Facebook page that has allegedly made disturbing death threats against baby-faced singer Jack Vidgen. Telephones don’t stalk children, Social Media doesn’t intimidate them either. People do. Investigate People. Don’t blame the online community tools. Thank the tools – they shine a spotlight on all that is horrid in our society. People do.

The Age of Authenticity Washing

Geoff Livingston

Two x Two Faces by J.D. Hancock. There have been a couple of recent posts acknowledging the decline of authenticity on the social web. In reality, authenticity as it was preached in the mid 2000s for all intents and purposes is a lost art. Today, we have formulaic gestures, and acts and boasts of authenticity instead of people being people. Authenticity washing is abound. Be you. Actions are not.

July 2011: Ottawa's Twitter top 20 | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Power, Influence And The Social Web

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Episode #264 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Mark W. Schaefer over at Grow Blog just published his first business book, The Tao of Twitter , so beyond a conversation about why the world needs another book about Twitter , we also spent a boatload of time discussing and dissecting power, influence and the Social Web. Enjoy the conversation. You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes ): Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast #264. awaken your superhero. itunes.

How to Silence Readers From Commenting on Your Blog


This guest post is by Ramcel Gatchalian of Meek Watcher. You wake up one day and check your mobile phone for any new email notifications. There are none. Surprised, you quickly turn your laptop on and glanced at your latest blog post comment status. You can’t believe it. No comments whatsoever. Zero as in zip, zilch, nil, nothing. At least somebody saw your recent post. Not a single one!

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Weekly Roundup: From eBay to Heresy

Waxing UnLyrical

Today is July 31. You know what that means, right? We are more than halfway through 2011. Where did it go? How much progress have you made towards your annual goals? Or are you already looking ahead? While you start thinking about that, here are some posts that made me think, laugh and happy. And they run the gamut from web changes to sound bite addiction to, yes, social media “heresy.&#. 1.

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What Do Fishing and Blogging Have in Common?


This guest post is by by Kevin Cullis of “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime; sell him fishing supplies and a fishing guide and you’ve got a business. Most of us start a blog with not much thought other than just to begin writing. But at some point you say: “I’m putting in all of this time into my blog, how do I make money from it?”. How will you get it done, what specific actions will get you the results you want? Question 1: Why? Question 2: How?

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