The Magic Of Social Media and PR

As businesses experiment with social media, their first impulses are to get onto twitter and say. HELLO I AM HERE or worse yet @JessicaGottlieb COME SEE MY NEW WIDGET I HAVE A 15% DISCOUNT FOR YOU And yes, typically they do use all caps. I think they learned it from Oprah. The magic of social media has nothing to do with the tools, and everything to do with the message. Oprah’s message is, “I’m here and I’m much more important than you.” It’s like when I go to Paris and …

They Are Going To Throw Small Stones At Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani

This morning I read about Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani. The Iranian mother of two will be stoned to death any day now, because she is a convicted adulterer. Without delving into the collective cruelty of a country that would punish people for the “crime” of intimacy. I wont’ even talk about the fact that she has been in prison for five years. I do need you, my readers to stop what you are doing and carry a very important message to your communities. Please ask everyone know face to face and …

Breastfeeding In Public: Paul Frank and Twitter

According to ShePosts.com, someone from the hip and trendy Paul Frank Store right here in LA posted these words on twitter. Having your whole boob out and breastfeeding in our store #NOTOKAYATALL (since been deleted) Such is the danger of handing your brand over to a retail sales clerk. I’m a forty year old woman who breastfed for two years of my life, I’d also appreciate some of you putting your tits away. Yep, that’s right. I’m tired of seeing middle aged women who are angry lactivists resting their breast …

Dear Twitter, I Love You

My friend George says that blogging is just a gateway drug. If that’s the case, then Twitter is heroin. It’s entirely possible that you got an email from me last night that looked like this: I need your help on twitter. Can you ask everyone to put #RefreshGary in their stream once every two hours. Mark H is a real life friend who is literally changing the landscape. He videos the homeless (he was once homeless) and gives them real faces. Because of what he does a lot of otherwise …