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The Uberinfluencer and Bottom-Up Networks

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Image Malcolm Gladwell by the Business Makers. “Influencer theory&# as it is discussed today on the social web is a pop myth. The various schools of thought lack the substantive analytical scientific study and proof to be considered legitimate or factual. Yet they are used by tens of thousands of marketers to strategically position themselves, their companies or clients online.

Mark Your Calendars – YAP at #ASAE11


Going to #ASAE11 in St Louis? Join the YAP NATION for a night that will surely live in infamy teh awsum – YAP presents: network-FEST. This guaranteed good time will kick off with cocktails and conversations followed by exciting and interactive entertainment from Jive and Wail’s infamous dueling pianos. WHEN: Monday, August 8, 2011 from 9 pm til late. Louis, MO 63103). Louis?

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Media Hacks Is Back With Episode #38

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Episode #262 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #38 of Media Hacks. And we're back! Chris Brogan , Hugh McGuire and I dig deep into Google + - the new online social network from Google that has over 10 million users in under two weeks and over one billion items shared. We look at what this new entry into Social Media means to Facebook , Twitter , business and beyond. Enjoy the conversation. awaken your superhero. bite size edits. blogging. blue sky factory. book oven. cast of dads. cc chapman. chris brogan.

6 Killer Writing Tips from a Great-Grandmother of a Copy Editor


This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Meet Ailsa Campbell. Ailsa is a great grandmother of an editor (pun intended): she’s been teaching English longer than many of us have been alive. Needless to say she knows a thing or two about writing well. Here are Ailsa’s top tips for becoming a better writer. Get your homophones right. “Homophone&# sounds like an alien word, but you use homophones every day, and often incorrectly. Homophones are words that sound the same ( homo —same, phone —speech sound) but have different meanings. compliment—to praise (e.g. Conclusion.

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Getting Your Enthusiasm Back

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Jon Bon Jovi was being interviewed about why he acts during his breaks from recording music.his answer was reinvigorate. It struck me that this is so important. No matter how much you love your job there will be times when you feel trapped or on the notorious hamster how can we get our enthusiasm bac? Of course, you can change jobs.but the same thing will happen again. When you start a new job the adrenaline flows because you are new to the instead of moving why not create that adrenaline rush in your existing life? Roles in which you are not

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Don’t Drive Your Blog Distracted


This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. I can tell you a thousand ideas I have on how to be creative and when/where to write, but I struggle to create a list of times when you shouldn’t write. Most authors advise that you create articles during the good times and the bad in order to do two things: Improve upon your writing skill and increase the diversity of your writing. A very bad thing.