Archive | February, 2012
23 Feb

#Mittens meets @PInterest – and a great #CSR tale follows? #ReblogThursdays, dipping for seconds at Olivier’s table!

The BrandBuilder Blog

Yesterday, Michael Wagner pointed me to this piece from Cindy Au (@Shinee_au on the twitternets) on the Matter Anti-Matter blog. It focuses on an interesting little incident that happened between Pinterest, a user, and the Mitt Romney campaign. You should go read it in all its glory here. Below are several of the good parts. Here’s how Cindy sets up the initial problem:

Recently, Pinterest was asked by officials from Mitt Romney’s campaign to change the name on the account of a user who had created a satirical board poking fun at Romney’s, how shall we say, epicurean tastes. 

While it’s clear the Pinterest team appreciated the commentary and creativity that Eric’s board brought to their site, when it comes to setting a precedent for the rest of Pinterest’s community, things like fake accounts and impersonation swing both ways. It’s not long before you have more fake accounts…

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23 Feb

#ReblogThursdays, Shish Kabob sans @Klout Sauce, c’est Magnifique!

The BrandBuilder Blog

When my parents found out that I was writing a series of books that take place during the first world war (side project), my father started digging around through the family “vault.” The vault, real or figurative, contains oodles of documents, archives, family trees, heirlooms, photographs and other artifacts that touch on the family’s history over the last five centuries or so. Fascinating stuff. Mysterious stuff. At any rate, he went digging and found a canvas wallet filled with letters which he knew dated back from World War I, which his father (the first Olivier Blanchard) fought in. He believed that the letters had been written by grandpa Olivier during his campaign in the Orient as a cavalry officer, and hoped they would provide me with terrific every-day life material for the books. As you can well imagine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this stuff.

Earlier this…

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Waiting Room Productivity – not so, no #JobsMonday via @LinkedIN App

20 Feb

Hola. Happy Mardi Gras, hope y’all safely reveled this weekend; come Wednesday, though, a reminder about forty days of observation – and other things the Spring Equinox shall promptly bring us…

Anyway, I had hoped to share some of the usual #JobsMonday’s on #SocialMedia via @LinkedIN App; apparently one of their most useful feats, not yet available and relegated to “Desktop Dino” (whom actually happens to be a Laptop, perennially tethered as a broken screen’s RMA dampens it’s mobility!)…

… Which either makes the case for keeping some of them around, as how else do we have access to some features?

So anyway, let’s talk about the weather, shall we?

Yesterday’s utterances about Jeb made me wonder about the potential for a “Six Flags over Tampa” kind of Convention; and sorry to say, @MeetThePress’ RoundTable conveyed an uneasiness, that well, may make for great TV Ad Sales, a protracted nomination and yes, a happy #Incumbent; just picked up an old copy of @Newsweek, and well, history is already being made, in nearby #3rdMetro…


Yeah, there are so many kinds of “weather”, no?


Screenshots don’t look like anything but Late October, Early November at this time; tornadoes may make April a worrisome time, but at this point, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there, right?

Saludos! Castilian Digest, soon to follow, BFN/TTYL!





Traducción de: “A Month Away From Spring’s Equinox’s” (a/k/a: #3rdWinter/Day31) & #HelpRon #HelpsKlout?

19 Feb

“A Month Away From Spring’s Equinox’s” (a/k/a: #3rdWinter/Day31) & #HelpRon #HelpsKlout?

19 Feb

En Castellano, Traduciendo y Expandiendo:

Okidoki; no posts via @WordPressDotCom for a WHOLE week!… #WhatGives?


Been to The TimeLine lately? (as in the wee hours of THIS morning?)

It’s all there, so to better understand my mind’s perpetual #ScavengerHunt modality, skim here, scan pics here and there, AND then take a look at your OWN Klout Score!

Why? Appears to be a new Job Requirement, that’s why!

(En Castellano, les contare e interpretare pronto!)

Au Revoir!





#TimelineTuesdays: on Valentine’s Day, some romantic Decor, straight from the Heavens!

14 Feb

So it all began as an app, downloaded a while back, which along with @PInterest and @GooglePlus, a dreaded #Homework item, become hath….

… Add a dreadfully unseasonal season, a romantically laden day, and voila! Here’s me synapses attempting to learn a brand new nomenclature of “Toasters”, “Inkwells” and “1977”‘s – in lieu of 60+ steps to achieve same in my desktops prehistorical copy of PS 6.0!

One word?


Anyway, here is the Tweet, pls follow if u r already an @Instagram user; or check it out, if your phone so allows!


@FJPalacio: #3rdWinter/Day38 an Eighth Layer (Finally!) hath brought? Finalmente, algo de nieve, quizá San Valentin?

Original Message:

Sent from HootSuite for iPhone



And a Valencia layered on a Nashville? Cool! (and yeah, why the Xmas lights still run, too!)


Can’t stop!



10 things you still need to know about social media / social business.

9 Feb


Five languages? A Polyglot libro! #Kudos!

First stop today!

The BrandBuilder Blog

Since I am bouncing around Europe this week, (come say hi at #tsc12 if you can), now is a good time to republish this list from a few months ago. It is still as relevant today as it was then:

1. “Social” is something you are, not something you doIf your company culture doesn’t focus on building relationships with your customers, then chances are that you won’t use social media to do it either. The “media” doesn’t dictate how social a company is or isn’t. It simply enhances its ability to be a social business – if in fact it is – or illustrates the extent to which it isn’t.

2. You cannot effectively outsource customer relationships to an agency. Research and intelligence, sure: that can be outsourced. Creative? That too. Implementing technologies and helping you with strategy? You bet. Marketing, PR and advertising?…

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Another ‘Feature’ DayView? #WanderlustWednesdays (o “Cuando Las Quimeras Queman”)

8 Feb

Well, esta semana nos hemos dedicado a “organizar” el blog en función de “segments” los cuales potencialmente nos permitirán “enfocar” los diferentes aspectos que una bien llevada autobiografía nos pueden prestar, ambos como narrativa y como fundación a largo plazo… (and yeah, this time, we beg the main local audience, for the #Spanglish #AudioCaption to come out, as we have been busy with real life today, yet wanted the Segment’s DayView to proceed as ‘freshly’ as possible…)

Anyway, como dicen, para muestra? Un botón!


Y el botón anterior?

Es una pintura del sitio donde aterrice, allá en los sesenta, de un sitio otrora celestial, apodado como “Capital del Cielo”, Ciudad de “Eterna Primavera” y si, un sitio que a est distancia, anhoramos con pasión y nostalgia que solo puede nacer de una decisión tan costosa como un voluntario exilio.

Luego les contaremos mas; por ahora, repito, solo para dejar que el HashTag salga al torrente, y bueno, para no dejar de pasar un solo día sin bloggear!


Ah! Lest we forget, a Weather #Keyframe, courtesy of @WUnderground’s “WUnderous” iPhone app!


DayView: #TimeLineTuesdays – or The What For Of Hashtagging #3rdWinter/Day42

7 Feb

So yesterday we did post a few from @LinkedIN that were filed under #JobsMonday… And today? Well, after ‘FaceWallin’ (one more!) #SenseiSaturdays (‘Zuck’s’ #Spideys’ diligently clustering atop all them Daily Encouragements! Keyword? #Ikeda!)…

… And THAT, if anyone is reading, or like I say to myself, for them cyber archaeologists (or Dr. Harroways at the other end of the Chasm?) is what my proclivity towards hashtags is all about!

Ever heard about them “Trending Topics”? Millenials LOVE them! Hilariously fresh! (and if you watch @HLNTV, or the other #TW outlets, a MUST for modern media?)

Whoa! @Verizon & #RedBox?… thanks Jen!

anyway, as usual, full of tangentials, narrowcasting from an iPhone, here’s my current one, as viewed from a Safari! (Browser, that is!)

Cheers! (Castellano/Spanglish #AudioCaption, soon to follow!)