Category Archives: Uncommon Common Sense

Social Media Fame And Influence Revisited

I spoke about fame an influence in social media a couple of days ago in (Trust + Influence) Exceeds (Fame + Power) In Social Media. I was definitely agitated and disturbed when I wrote that post, by the Fast Company Influence Project. When I woke today morning, I had a couple of tweets waiting for…

(Trust + Influence) Exceeds (Fame + Power) In Social Media

(Fame + Power) does not equal (Trust + Influence) in social media. That’s one conviction I have been having for a long time now. You were right Darren – you did officially open a can of worms last night. Influence – it’s not just about the size of your network – it’s about your capacity…

5 Pragmatic Ways To Use Social Media In Anonymous Blogging

Just yesterday – Problogger, Darren Rowse had a very interesting guest post by Treacle (The Lingerie Addict), entitled Anonymous Blogging 101: a Quick and Dirty Primer. The original post is a highly recommended read – but it also got me thinking as to how anonymous blogging might impact social media (marketing, interactions and everything else)….

12 Principles To Shine Out In Social Media

How much is too much in social media? And how much is too little? At the end of the day, or night (whichever way you look at it), it is very easy to overdo in social media and still not derive any value out of it – both in terms of efforts, time and returns….

5 Simple Ways To Build Real Contacts With Social Media

Not a week goes by when the topic of adding contacts comes up as a water cooler conversation at work. And while opinions differ, my point of view is that we (as bloggers) need to keep an eye on build real connections, rather than just adding contacts through our social media interactions. I had a…

3 Simple Tips For Building Successful Connections On Social Media

I was going over a bunch of random profiles on LinkedIn – and quite a few of them had insane amount of connections. I can understand a few hundred connections. How about a few thousand? Have you come across these profiles – and what do you think about them? That’s also a trend I’m seeing…

How To Be A PIA With Social Media

@unmarketing: Got a pissy DM from someone because I didn’t tweet a post they mentioned me in. “This is how it works”. No, no it’s not about 4 hours ago via web (6/21/2010) PIA is “pain in the a@@, by the way”! So very true! How many times have you been irritated by people who…