“and, you know they won't hang around.... look at ChicFilA. that ceo came out and took back his stance, so you know that in the end his business is suffering long term. i will never again patronize chicfila, papajohn's, applebee's, now, whole foods as well”
“I don't get it: aren't MANY of his customers progressive? Obviously he has conservative customers, but one would think that at least half are not.”
hadafaone on Jan 19, 2013 at 18:02:54
“you must mean... regressive thinking customers.... No one wishing to extend freedom, believes in liberty and capitalism is progressive.... unless you define "progressives" and aggressively seeking to move the country into the dark ages of the 1200's.. This is where we are headed....”
“Ted and I have talked about this before - here's what I don't get: WHAT is the point of following so many people that you can rarely dialog? What do you 'get' out of Twitter then? I understand that you may put a lot in, but what is the point of not being able to keep up with the mentions?
And I'm focused on real people with those questions, not brands.”
hp blogger Ari Herzog on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:14:13
“Britt, Jessica, Aaron, and Ted are explicit in their email messages to me that they sometimes don't reply to everyone mentioning them in a tweet. I don't understand that either. Now, I understand if someone just tags you in a tweet as the author; but if someone sends you a message with an ask, why wouldn't you respond?”
“Wow Jure... what a powerful piece... and YES, I am frightened. Normally I ignore the outbursts about 'our youth:" Miley's nakedness etc. I usually think we've just become old, but THIS is frightening, and I am glad you focused on it.
At the end of the day I have to think that it becomes our SOCIETY'S problem - where have we failed that THIS is the culture of our youth?”
SNAP Card Economy on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:50:00
“Mileys kids will have to have public intercourse with strangers to grab headlines.”
“But it's not about changing an outfit -they changed her completely into a conformist with clown make up. My daughter, who loves playing sports AND dressing up, thinks she looks like a clown, and asked 'why does she look like that.'
And if Brenda spent years creating a vision she has every right to speak out loudly when that vision is being transformed into exactly the OPPOSITE.”
“I am so glad you wrote this post and that I read it today of all days. Today is my Adelaide's birthday, and Merida is the alternative Princess I was dying for. I've been writing about this story over on my company's blog, and I've had too many conversations along these lines "Raise your own kids, don't let Disney do it for you."
Well, I DO raise my kid, but I am tired of fighting the sexualized, find your Prince Charming stories that are far too abundant. Sure, I want her to have love and a partnership someday, but I don't want her searching for a man to make her life meaningful.
Thank you for speaking out because I know there is A LOT on the line for you.”
“Thanks for this post - it's all I've been able to think about over the past 48 hours: is there still room for civilized debate in Social Media? Can we dissent without descending into bullying and childlike arguments?
I realize: YES, there are many blogs where civil discourse still takes place.
However, I think we need a Best Practices Manifesto for Social Media - if it already exists, forgive me because I CAN'T FIND IT. I'm speaking with @HessieJones regarding that tomorrow - I'd love you to be part of the group that creates the document.”
builddream on Apr 30, 2013 at 16:12:05
“Social media is like a knife. We can use it either good or bad purpose. Those who use anything scam don't feel real happiness in their mind. Honesty is the only policy. If anybody want to utilize the benefit of social media should visit http://bit.ly/14PTi4F”
hp blogger Sam Fiorella on Apr 29, 2013 at 21:28:36
“The concept of a Best Practices Manifesto is interesting Amy. I'd take a different approach. A wiki, where people could contribute ideas (yes, even debate them) and, based on votes, etc., a living document is produced.”
elizonthego on Apr 29, 2013 at 17:38:34
“Amy, Many years ago, long before Social Media I worked in the juvenile industry of the factoring of products and good sold for retail. There was an organization set up, that implemented what the standard and code of ethics would be in factoring safe products for kids. Giving a name,clarity, and building that organization out those who were well esteemed in the industry. Were these "well esteemed" individuals leaders to the 95% of those buying and selling goods? Yes. There was always the 5% who would hackle and send out messages to disparage the good name of these leaders. Yet, these leaders helped rewrite how kids products would be serving with safety. This is no different. Providing and implementing. It has to start somewhere. Elizabeth Traub”
“Wow Sam - we are in sync on this. I am becoming incredibly cynical about social media specialists - there is so much fear mongering and just plain crap out there. These people who build themselves into a brand just to sell themselves and make money... with no intention whatsoever of helping a company build their brand. Too bad we can't have licensing.”
anitahovey on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:14:12
“I've been thinking for a long time that it would be great to have some kind of socia media "accreditation". There are some programs popping up, but how do you trust a program that's newer than you are?
Great article Sam. I knew it existed, but I didn't really think about the extent to which it exists. This is really quite disturbing. I just took on a new client that fell prey to the "buying likes & followers" and he was really embarrassed to admit to me that his last "expert" convinced him to do it. Hopefully all of the good experts out there can help expose this and turn things around. There...I just proved my optimism, too :)”
hp blogger Sam Fiorella on Mar 8, 2013 at 07:39:42
“We have (had) authentication of some sort, but now with low-cost labor doing the job of autobots, there's little way to prove it.”
“I'm with you Lisa, but I think the resistance to violence 'in the game ' is the same issue we face as a nation over gun violence; we have somehow developed the irrational idea that the price of freedom is random violence. It is NOT ok that there has been case after case of suicide or homicide based on damage caused by football. It is NOT ok that Americans kill each other with handguns to the tune of 11,000 deaths per year. I lived in the UK for years - I did NOT feel less free, but I sure as hell felt more safe.”
“I think you're right not track.... I had given up on G+ and ceased even visiting, but that has all changed. Facebooks sponsored stories, promoted posts, limitations on business page's ability to reach their own followers, and now Related Posts(!!!!!) have pushed me away from FB. I have been spending more time (and pushing my clients to do the same) on both G+ and Pinterest.
Lots of marketers still cling to the To Big To Fail concept for Facebook; I think they're dead wrong.”
hp blogger Sam Fiorella on Jan 30, 2013 at 05:49:04
“Someone (engaging on Google+) called Facebook his grandma's network. :) Facebook will not go away anytime soon but I do believe Google's is integrating their platform across digital experiences more seamlessly than Facebook, which bodes well for its future.”
“I love LinkedIn... except for Endorsements - a lame and cheap joke. They are like the steady, trusted uncle... only wish they'd have kept LI Questions.”
hp blogger Sam Fiorella on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:59:34
“I agree. LI Endorsements are a big fail on their part. However, I do believe they have an opportunity to capitalize on over-done and privacy-troubled networks that people will soon grow weary of. If they don't jump the shark that is.”
“I am so glad you wrote this because I am frustrated beyond belief with ALL of these platforms!!! I understand - it would make life so much simpler if there was a way to easily find out who the influencers are in certain markets. And I know, there are ways to 'hear' this stuff... but I still haven't found any of these ranking alogorithm sites to be reliable...and I was heartbroken when Endorsements came to Linked In. I really valued my Recommendations, but now my profile is littered with meaningless endorsements from people who are tryign to curry favor.”
samfiorella on Jan 3, 2013 at 08:36:36
“That is most people's reaction to LinkedIn's Endorsement feature. Most half-heartedly accept the +Ks because they know the platform is a joke but LinkedIn already had our respect. That being said, +Ls are being thrown around like snow at a snowball fight. So who knows. People like to complain about the game but continue to play it.”
“This post SO needed to be written. I want to PRINT it up and Snail Mail it to the 20 something Social Media punks who love to tell my clients that in 5 years there will 'only be Social Media.' I still watch, and LOVE TV. I still am an avid fan of certain magazines and papers. I'm a Social Media junkie, have a few blogs I read rabidly. If you want to really 'get me on board' or at least looking at your company, you'd better be in more than one of those outlets.”
“Thanks for reading.
You see, I dealt with this for so long many years ago and I let go. I have no angst over it, but I do not want to allow her into my life. I've worked to hard to create healthy, strong relationships.
Thanks for your kind words.”