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The problem with Apple Watch alerts

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There are many things Apple could improve on the Apple Watch, and alerts are high up on the list. But not all of this is Apple’s fault. It’s up to the content provider to know what kinds of alerts work on what device. It’s not good enough to repurpose content …

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Business mistakes: Start slow when you pitch

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Yesterday, I wrote a post over on LinkedIn Pulse about how not to pitch me with your products and wares, and it was a reaction to an interaction I had just a few minutes before where someone had no idea how to take no for an answer. When it comes …

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Stop sharing this Facebook scam!

Another day, another Facebook hoax that you’re helping to spread like wildfire because you don’t take a second to read it and realize how ridiculous it is. When a friend reminded me of this earlier today, one friend had shared it. Now, 2 hours later, we’re up to three. No …

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I love my Apple Watch, but …

Let me start by saying that I love my Apple Watch. I love glancing down and instantly seeing the temperature. I love reading and responding to text messages without having to remove my iPhone from my pocket, even if responding via Siri is far from perfect. I love knowing the …

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The trouble with Twitter Moments

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As someone who has been using Twitter since 2008, I was not particularly excited about its new product Moments. Advertised as a curated way to keep up with the best of Twitter organized by subject, my first thought was … why would I need that? I follow the accounts I …

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Why you should follow me on Snapchat

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You should follow me on Snapchat. I know what you’re thinking. You already follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and everywhere else, so why in the world do you need to follow me in another place. Fair question, and I totally get it. Before I got excited about …

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Social Mediaologist tip No. 1: Tweet shorter

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The less you can write, the better. Just make sure to always get your point across. The reason you don’t want to use all the characters is to always make sure you allow room for the person to retweet.

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Covering Harold Ramis: From the social media desk

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Harold Ramis is dead, and what a loss it is. He was one of the most influential comedic voices of my generation, and it’s so hard to imagine the world without such a talented guy. Think about it: Here’s a guy who wasn’t afraid of no ghosts. A guy who …

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The bitter truth about the polar vortex

Polar vortex. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. The last time the polar vortex “came down” and “invaded” the United States, “meteorologists” were amazed and couldn’t wait to share their “knowledge” with you. Why all the quotes, you ask? Because …

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Time travel: Searching social media for clues

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GREAT SCOTT! This week we’re talking about time travel, specifically people from the future hanging out on social media. And if you need more future fun, is Facebook reading our minds about posts we haven’t yet published? Maybe, maybe not. Oh, and in the U.K., women want their blokes to …

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