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Entries from June 2009

Lunch with Sylvia Paull: When PR makes meaning

June 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

One of the email addresses that intrigued me the most a while ago was the one I received from Whoisylvia@aol.com. I immediately thought of Schubert’s song based on Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona (”Who is Silvia”) and this is the only reason why I opened the message. Good that my love for music saved me from [...]

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Twitter and social media against traditional media: May not be the right debate, after all…

June 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Coverage of the situation in Iran may be a significant turning point in the overall recognition of the importance of social media by a larger public. Over the last few months, social media has got a head start for promptness over media networks on several occasions. How many times have we heard that Twitter broadcasted [...]

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Social Media: What can we possibly share with our peers in Life Inc.?

June 15th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back starts with a telling anecdote: the author, Douglas Rushkoff got mugged on Christmas Eve in from of his Brooklyn apartment, and instead of getting sympathy, he was basically urged to shut up by local residents, afraid as they were that the incident [...]

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Social Media Marketing: Amita Paul, CEO of Objective Marketer

June 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Entrepreneurs

A 140 Sec Pitch: At TWTRCON, attendees were invited to vote for six of their favorite vendors. ObjectiveMarketer (http://objectivemarketer.com) was one of them. Amita Paul, the company’s founder, got the opportunity to pitch her product in front of the audience.  I am not sure she used up her 140 seconds, actually, but one thing was clear in [...]

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TWTRCON SF09: Twitter for business use

June 1st, 2009 · 15 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

While the media may have found Twitter, only 5% of Americans are currently using it, according to a research performed by Harris Interactive in April. This doesn’t mean that Twitter is a fad. The adoption of new behaviors is generally a much longer process than is usually anticipated by innovators and early adopters. The truth of [...]

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