Your friend just sniffed you! Sniff back? (y/n)

Your friend just sniffed you! Sniff back? (y/n)

(one dog to another, while using a laptop) How the hell does Facebook know I'm a dog?

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Better living through clicking

Northern Voice: Alexandra Samuel on coping with social media

Setting aside my bias (like I could actually do that), I think Alex rocked this talk - and the audience did too. Check out the Twitter stream.

Here are my notes on how Alex uses social media to cope (as opposed to coping with the stress of social media!):

Notes from Alexandra Samuel's talk on coping with social media

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What keeps Chris up at night

Northern Voice: Chris Messina on the open web - and what threatens to close it up

Chris Messina, Google's new open web advocate, just wrapped Northern Voice's second keynote with a call for the defence of the open web from the gatekeeper mentality. (Which is why I just hit "publish" on my last blog post - it covers some of the same terrain, and I'd like to contribute to that conversation.)

I'm liking this no-PowerPoint thing a lot. Here are my notes from Chris's speech:

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We, the users (part 1)

With great market share comes great responsibility

Buy an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and you get to choose from thousands and thousands of "apps": software that ranges from full-blown business applications to games to novelty items. But before an app can make it to your iPhone, it has to make it onto the virtual shelves of the App Store... and that means convincing Apple that the app is worthy of inclusion.

This user has been suspended

This user has been suspended

(prisoner hanging in dungeon) Please - just tell me what part of the user agreement I broke, and I'll stop doing it!!

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Hooking up and Settling down

Finding and Keeping Love Online: A video Valentine

Social Signal's 2010 Valentine is a celebration of how the Internet can help you find love and keep it alive.

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If you're going to ask, why not listen?

Show your users you've heard their feedback

Facebook ad with x button highlighted

If you use Facebook, you've almost certainly noticed the ads on the right-hand side of most pages. And chances are you've also noticed the little "x" in the upper right-hand corner of each ad.

It's the "I don't like this" link (the opposite of that little thumbs-up icon under each ad), and I use it regularly. I let most Facebook ads slide, but some either offend me (usually with a gratuitously sexist photo, or a clearly misleading come-on) or are just so clearly not intended for me (thanks, but I'm not in the market for a condo) that I end up clicking - more to alert Facebook than for any other reason.

The bad news is, that's also the bonus package

The bad news is, that's also the bonus package

(prospective employer to recruit) The benefit package is, we don't block Facebook.

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Work Smarter with Evernote

Get more out of Evernote with Alexandra Samuel's great new ebook, the first in the Harvard Business Press Work Smarter with Social Media series!

Available on Amazon, iTunes and HBR.