Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Worth Reading: Making Customers Attack

October 6, 2010

Mitch Joel just wrote an interesting blog post that I think is really worth reading: Making Customers Attack

I recently wrote a post called Twitter Brand Bounty Hunters about how people should respond to brand bullying and negative comments — if at all, with a Price Chopper communication fail as the example. Mitch Joel’s article is quite relevant to that and touches upon the new discussion we should be having: whether to respond to negative comments on social media channels at all. Read the rest of this entry »


#G20 – Dude, Where’s My City?

June 26, 2010

Stayed uptown despite thinking #G20 would result in nothing more than some lame Queen’s Park protests. Luckily I did, as these protests have been nuts. While news outlets have been trying to keep it up-to-date, even incorporating live bloggers, Twitter and crowdreel have been the source of the timely news.

Stores have been vandalized, buildings have been locked down, cops’ cars have been torched, TTC has shut down, tear gas has been deployed.

Quick lockdown roundup:
– Toronto Police HQ
– Sick Kids
– Toronto General
– Mt. Sinai
– Eaton Centre
– Delta Chelsea
– Sheraton
… and apparently my office building, which includes our web hosting in-house, 24/7 dedicated customer support reps.

Notable Tweets

pcrowe: If you are downtown you are not helping. Go home people. #G20

mynameisguygal: i’m actually rooting for the police for the first time in years

drewcashmore: I’m stuck in the core. Protests on one side and exploded car on the other. They won’t let me go home #G20

jeremywright: Watched a store owner chasing “protesters” away with a broom handle. Tears on his face. #g20 #proterrorists

ian_barnett: I’m completely dissapointed with all of this.

tweetittoronto: The security budget has been justified….sorry I ever doubted

craigfollett: Close-up shot of police car on fire on Bay Street #G20 #Toronto @crowdreel

Here are some Twitter pics from CrowdReel. Unfortunately was moving slow so the pics aren’t crediting the person who took it or the tweet that goes with it. Please check this link to find out more.

Let’s Get Naked

May 11, 2010

The spawn of Twating (Twitter+Dating) has now launched on Tumbler and requires your questions, love and support in order to survive.

Naked Dating

Ask Us Anything About Online Dating

Remember Dear X, those dating columns in newspapers? Weren’t they fun? For girls, probably all kinds of “learning”. For guys, probably all kinds of entertainment. Okay it was probably entertaining for girls too.

Well, dating has changed, and so too must those boring old question and answer style columns.

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sxsw wrap up

March 30, 2010

As you know, I was on this thing they call a “vacation” après my trip to Austin Texas. Without roaming on my phone or a computer on hand, it was the equivalent of a modern torture technique mixed with a social experiment, all in one.

Any-hooo, I know its a little late but here are my wrap ups. You can find my sxsw highlights and tech trends on the blog and my personal/professional sxsw wrap up on Techvibes.

Also, don’t forget to check out the interviews and vids on the YouTube Channel – Better Blogging with Jeremy Wright, Optimizing Site Design with Clement Yeung, Web Design Best Practices with Calvin Lee, and Online Marketing with Saul Colt.

As for my real personal thoughts? Well, those were saved for you, my pretties. Here’s a little segment I like to call #lessonslearnedsxsw

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March 3, 2010

I think it was Erin Bury who got an “amen sistah” from me when she said (paraphrasing) a community manager’s job isn’t 9-5, it doesn’t stop. And it’s true – after I leave the office at 6pm-ish, I’m still checking online conversations/mentions all night. Additionally, I attend a handful of prodev, socmed or community events each week. And let me tell you, too many can make a girl never want to attend another event again. #holdme

But when I found out iBizBooks was holding an intimate speaking engagement by one of my fave Tweeple, @UNmarketing, I HAD to be a part of it. So, they were kind enough to let me help out with the event so I could attend. #hugz

I was tweeting pretty hard during the event and after wards someone asked me “is he really That good?” #eyebrowraise. He is. So here are some of my highlights, tweets and rationale.

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PodCamp, #PCTO10: Hashtag Abuse, Twitter and Dating, Favoritism and Trolls

February 25, 2010
*Warning: Excessive Hashtag Abuse May Offend Some Readers. Please Excercise Caution and Read At Your Own Discretion*

Hashtag Love - Picture thanks to the amazingly talented Photojunkie, see more here.

Last week in Toronto was one of my fave Toronto events – PodCamp

PodCamp Toronto 2010 is a FREE “unconference” bringing together professionals and hobbyists from Toronto and the surrounding area to explore the cutting edge of new and social media. If you are an online content creator – hobbyist and professionals – who are building communities online in a variety of ways, then PodCamp Toronto 2010 is for you. Share ideas, discuss theories and learn lessons from an audience of experts. Network, network, network. All are welcome.

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Fun Internet Stats: State of The Internet Infographic

February 3, 2010

A few weeks ago, Creative Cloud came up with some fun stats as an infographic about Twitter: If You Printed Twitter It Would Cover 350 Million Sheets of Paper. Now Focus has released their own infograph demonstrating the state of the internet – and its pretty damn cool.

Le Retort: In Defense Of The iPad Post

January 29, 2010

Subtle Nuances was full of activity yesterday as the blog experienced its busiest day in its not-so-short history. I would like to thank all my tweeple for this, as the site’s stats cite Twitter as the driving force of said traffic.  But, ah, the paradox of increased readership… I received a pingback letting me know someone mentioned me in his/her blog and, low and behold, it was the first ever negative post written about the blog and one of its articles. #lesigh

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Smich Does SXSW 2010

January 27, 2010

Happy Humpday my pretties:

I’m excited to announce things are seriously starting to take off. First, I found out today that the subtlenuances blog has been accepted and is now listed on the Technorati Blog Directory.

Even bigger news?
Its Official – I will be offering the female perspective on the SXSW Interactive panel Twitter and Dating in 140 Characters or Less on Sunday March 14th at 5pm.

This session, organized by Jeremy Wright, will ask the hard question that plagues everyone’s minds: Can love blossom in 140 characters or less?

Jeremy describes the panel as one made up entirely of couples who have “met”, fallen in love and taken their relationship to the next level all via Twitter. Get tips, tricks, challenges and stories that go along with this new fad of “Twating” (twitter dating).

If you’ll be at SXSW this year, let me know and definitely stop by the session. If you won’t, hit me up with questions, comments and suggestions for the panel discussion via blog comment! I’d love to hear from you. Also, watch for live and daily event coverage on both this blog and the and blogs.

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@smichm) and lets connect on linkedin!

About SXSW Interactive
March 12 – 16 2010 in Austin Texas.

An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the SXSW Interactive Festival brings together the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators, content producers, programmers, widget inventors and new media entrepreneurs. Five days of captivating keynote presentations and provocative panel sessions provide hands-on training as well as big-picture analysis of the future of this industry. In addition to the bountiful business opportunities at the Trade Show & Exhibition and the hands-on gaming fun at the ScreenBurn Arcade, SXSW Interactive provides a full array of exciting evening events to entertain attendees.

SXSW Interactive features compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.