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Empire Avenue is yet another way of trying to measure just how influential someone is in the social media scene, but, as with all of its predecessors, it’s broken on launch. I won’t lie, the link above to the new social media game Empire Avenue will earn me some credits in the game.  Just because… read more

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I think some of my brain cells exploded yesterday. I think I have officially gone off the deep end when it comes to social media.  Working in the tech industry I am inundated with the stuff every single day, and the only way I can get through it without losing my sanity is by doing the Braindead… read more

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The popular micro blogging service Twitter turned 4-years-old today. A year ago today I documented the third birthday of Twitter by asking when it would finally start making money.  Now here we are a full year later on its fourth birthday … and it still isn’t clear how the company is going to make any… read more

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In this final installment of my impromptu series about using social media as a weapon, I have one simple question for the detractors: If we aren’t supposed to use it to express problems and concerns with companies, why do they have representatives that monitor the sites? Prompted by the recent Kevin Smith/Southwest Air dust up… read more

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When you can’t get a company to help you with a problem, why shouldn’t you use social media to goad them into finally doing something about your issue? As I discussed yesterday, movie director Kevin Smith is locked in an all out war with Southwest Airlines over his being thrown off one of its planes… read more

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In the age of social media, there have been many pundits that have said it shouldn’t be used as a “weapon”, but the question is: Why not? Companies are putting customer service reps on to sites such as Twitter with increasing regularity due to users turning to that site more and more as a place… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Scattercast is 69 … and I am wearing old glasses. – I lost a pair of glasses to the tiny terror tonight … – Modern Warfare 2 has its moments. – There is no such thing as a social media “expert” … get over it. Here’s a link to the MP3 for those who wish… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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