Archive for the 'Social Media' Category

Endless Loop

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013


I was happy to see that CNETnoted feedly in its list of six must-have Android apps, so I wanted to comment on the article.

To comment on the article, one needs to register. CNET conveniently offers an option to “quickly sign up” with Facebook, so I did. Or so I thought.

I sign in with Facebook, then I’m taken to a screen that asks me if I’m new to CNET. I am, so I tick the box that says I’ve read the terms of use and privacy policy (which, of course, I haven’t) and click the “New CNET Member” button … which takes me to a “Thanks for signing up” screen which, when I close it, takes me back to the “Join CNET” screen, which, if I close that window and try to comment on the story (since, after all, I’m now signed up), takes me to a screen that asks me if I’m new to CNET.

Rinse and repeat.

C’mon, CNET — you’re a techie site. You, of all sites, shouldn’t be delivering this sort of endless loop to users.

And the Winner Is …

Sunday, March 17th, 2013


Feedly, which allows you to import your Google Reader feeds in just a click. It looks pretty snappy, too, and there’s an Android version so you can get Feedly on your Smartphone.

Google Taketh Away, Google Giveth

Saturday, March 16th, 2013


Sucks that Google’s getting rid of Google Reader, but it’s new Think Insights, sort of Amex OPEN Forum on megasteroids, is getting some good buzz. Here’s one article from Social Media Today and here’s another from Search Engine Watch.


Monday, March 11th, 2013


Lots of interesting articles crossing my feed readers. Not much time to post. So here’s a five-pack of links to five-packs of tips:

5 Easy Tips for Improving Your Blog and Website Traffic

5 Insanely Simple Ways You Can Get Started in Mobile Marketing Today

5 Unexpected Keyword Research Sources

5 Ways Social Media Can Promote Your Offline Event

5 ways to NOT bore your audience


Another PR Nightmare for United

Sunday, March 10th, 2013


It seems that United wasn’t exactly satisfied with United Breaks Guitars being a textbook case of how not to deal with customers and how to make a testy situation as bad as possible. Now there’s this issue of having kicked a prominent travel blogger off a plane for taking the photo you see here that’s being spread all over the interwebs. The comments section of the travel blogger’s post is gold, Jerry, gold.