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Friday news picks

January 20, 2012

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Possibly one of the most horrific stories I’ve heard about the actions of an Australian media outlet. Gay marriage is the topic of the day for USA election chatter. An eye-witness account of American romance tourists to the Ukraine. Liverpudlians demanded refunds after going to see a Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated movie that they […]

The wisest words I’ve ever heard or read about how to work with social media

January 19, 2012

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“I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.” Co-founder of Twitter and founder of Blogger Evan Williams‘ closing statement of his TED Talk in February 2009. I think I’ll paraphrase that for my motto as a social media consultant: “Follow the hunch. Never assume.” That should be the basis of all social media […]

Friday news picks

January 12, 2012

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China has come down hard on its non-government TV network with censorship. Lisa Dempster rode her bike amazing distances. A bomb went off in a market in Pakistan and killed about 35 people. Mashable put together a retrospective of the year that was through tweets. I can forgive the emotionally indulgent music because so many […]

Friday news picks

January 6, 2012

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The Iraqi Prime Minister encouraged people to be calm in the wake of the American army leaving. There are similarities between Bradley Manning‘s case and the guy who gave some Pentagon papers about the Vietnam War to the New York Times. Poppy growing is still a good business in Afghanistan. Behind the scenes of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New […]

Bible stories

January 4, 2012

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The Bible. It’s pretty gross. Like, seriously. Taking it from the top, Adam and Eve got tricked over some silly technicality and got thrown out of paradise. Then Adam blamed Eve for the whole thing leading men to blame women for everything men have done wrong ever since. So then Adam and Eve popped out […]