Posts in the 'Wanderings' Category

 

Mar
15

Should Social Media Relationship Rules Be Different Than Real Life?

Excerpts from a Twitter timeline

My answer is no. But then, that’s just me. I truly believe you are free to answer differently, and even better, we can co-exist with our differences of opinion and practices. The world is full of people with distinctly differing opinions, belief systems, methodologies and more, and while this can sometimes cause tension, anger and even war, the human race is still here. I see that as proof that we don’t have to all believe and live our lives in exactly the same way in …

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Mar
7

True Art

yann1

Those works created from solitude & from pure & authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim & social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts, more precious than the productions of professionals. After a certain familiarity with these flourishings of an exalted feverishness, lived so fully & so intensely by their authors, we cannot avoid the feeling that in relation to these works, cultural art in its entirety appears to be the game of a futile society, a …

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Feb
24

Surprise!!! Social Media (and Life) Is NOT A Competition

competition

Spend a few minutes browsing through recent headlines about social media and you will most likely be left with the impression that all of the networks are in a fierce competition with each other. Facebook is the king, with more paticipants than any other. Twitter recently boasted that its users are posting an average of 50 million updates a day. Google Buzz burst onto the scene and the pundits immediately pitted it against the others in comparisons and contrasts. The list goes on and on, …

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Feb
17

Google Buzz (Kill) Has Driven Me To Social Media Self-Examination

Google Buzz

Is anyone else tired of hearing that Google Buzz is the “next big thing”? Did you open up your Gmail and give it a try, only to realize you’ve just given more of your time away to learn yet another social media tool simply because Mashable told us Buzz is a social media game changer? Have you begun to wonder how much Mashable is getting paid to support, promote and keep saying positive things about Buzz while so many other reputable sources are telling us …

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Feb
2

Where Has The Art Of Customer Service Gone?

Where Has The Art Of Customer Service Gone?

Call me old fashioned, but I have this crazy idea that businesses should provide at least a minimal amount of human element in the customer service they offer to their paying clientele.

In this age of automated everything, recent experiences have given birth to an increasing suspicion that the amount of quality human interaction between organizations and their customers has reached a dangerous low. I completely understand the need to keep costs down and how technology has given us the ability to make phone payments, …

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