Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Friday Fail: the worst ads of 2010

What better (or worse) way to end 2010 than with a Friday Fail featuring the year’s worst TV spots, as compiled by The Daily Beast? You might be surprised by some of their choices (including the GEICO “this little piggy” … Continue reading

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“Education” tools allow you to search Facebook wall posts

If you’re looking to put a glass against the Facebook wall and hear what others are saying about a brand, trend or person, try FacePinch, GabberFace or OpenBook. These tools, which claim to be designed to help “educate” Facebookers about … Continue reading

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Another phone productivity tool: Google Voice

Thanks to comments to my post about PhoneTag from Eric Hall and Kevin Mullett, I was reminded of another great tool that allows you to manage phone calls and voice mail: Google Voice. Google Voice is feature rich–and free, at … Continue reading

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Turn voice mail into emails with PhoneTag

In our email-driven environment, voice mail is pretty inefficient. Think about this for a second: voice mail involves all of these steps: Sender makes a call No one answers Sender leaves a voicemail Recipient is notified of new message Recipient … Continue reading

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Zales ad a diamond in the rough

Most jewelry commercials suck. One common thread is dialogue that no one would utter, anytime, anywhere (“He totally went to Jared,” guys in Kay Jewelers commercials calling a “Leo” diamond by name). Most others have hackneyed story lines that would … Continue reading

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The simplest, most important thing to remember about social media

If you’re great at what you do, social media will allow more people to learn how great you are, with an unprecedented scale and speed. If you’re NOT great at what you do, social media will allow people to learn … Continue reading

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The Friday Fail: Chipotle’s Cat-astrophe

Don over at A Desk is a Dangerous Place sent me a story from the So Good blog that’s a great cautionary tale about what can happen when your personal life and work life collide online: On Friday night, a … Continue reading

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