Monday, June 30, 2014

Facebook Personality Quiz and Narcissist Delusions

Facebook personality quizes are yet another proof that narcissism, voyeurism and exhibitionism are the main drivers of Facebook activity. "I jabber incessantly about me, I look at photos of you doing stupid things, I post photos of me."

Proverbs 18:2

"A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself." - KJV

Self-discovery, gazing adoringly into the mirror, then getting excited about finding out what sandwich you are. The depths of introspection are avoided by substituting a silly superficial non-answer to the question "Who am I?", the echoic chant. 

Full of zeal to promote this new prize, this luscious pearl of inward-looking, propped up by  a shallow make-shift pop psychology, the grandiose feelings converge and merge into conversation, incessant and ephemeral. On to the next stepping stone to recovery, I mean, self-discovery. On to another quiz and surprise results.

Alex Rodriguez, on a GooglePlus post by Robert Scoble describes Facebook:

"Facebook went from stale -- to a completely bottom feeding content company.

'What color is your Aura?'

'What city should you live in?'

'Check out this's going to absolutely change your life!!!'

I suddenly feel like I am stuck in a supermarket store line, forced to read the front page of Cosmopolitan Magazine. It's becoming unbearable."


But Alex!!!!!

How would you describe yourself in one word?

Which state should you be living in?

Who is your celebrity twin?

What video game do you belong in?

What Frozen character are you?

What US president are you?

Would you be a good dog?

How long would you last in a Zombie Apocalypse?

What automatic weapon are you?

What food are you?

Are you a good kisser?

What song matches your personality?


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Facebook Top Stories vs. Most Recent

I knew something was horribly wrong when I kept seeing the same old posts. 

Oh, now I see -- Facebook has once again forced me back into News Feed >Top Stories, which ruins your experience. I had to revert back to my preference of News Feed > Most Recent.

This reverting back to what I do NOT prefer, forcing me to see the same old posts over and over again (and making me think nobody's posting anything all day long) -- is Anti User. When a user configures a setting, it should stay that way, not keep reverting back to what you don't want.

How many Facebook users are not savvy enough to even know that the reason they keep seeing the same old posts is because they've been switched to Top Stories? Some people may think there's something wrong with Facebook, or nobody's posting anything -- and then conclude that Facebook is boring and it's time to move on to something more dynamic.

Now that Facebook is coercing users into what they hate (Top Stories), we shall see how this impacts ad revenues, user engagement, and popularity of platform.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Washington Redskins must become Champions of Diversity

Business Transformative Marketing can solve the Washington Redskins sports team image problem.

By letting the customers influence the company to its very core, BTM empowers the company and customer base to  become one living, moving, growing entity. Customer loyalty and satisfaction become a fortress from which to pound the competition.

How can Business Transformative Marketing help in the Redskins sports team situation?

The Washington Redskins sports team has to suddenly, and wholeheartedly, become something it's not. Reversed. Opposite. Totally different. The organization has to move powerfully and quickly into a zone that it was not prepared for, but necessity has forced upon them: Champions of Diversity.

READ MORE of my article at The Peorian.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Str8 Sounds shampoo clouds MP3

Str8 Sounds "Shampoo Clouds (Society is Dirty)" FREE mp3 download at SoundCloud. 

From "Rays from Future Days" CD June 2014.

shampoo clouds
a parade of miracles
you don't need?
society is dirty
synthesis engaged
society is dirty
kick drum activated
shampoo clouds
society is dirty
human history
coming to an end
now I want you to
repent, convert, transcend
shampoo clouds
society is dirty

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There's Nothing You Can Do

Kid in backseat: "What do you think?"
Alien disguised as human: "About what?"
Kid: "Should we run -- or stay and fight?"
Alien: "Neither."
Kid: "What should we do then?"
Alien: "There's nothing you can do."

-- The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).

Remember: it's not "our Earth." It belongs to all. And if we mistreat it, it will be taken away from us and given to someone else.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yo App so stupid it might succeed

Would you use an app that does nothing but send the message "Yo" to people who also have the app? Is this the most brain dead thing you could possibly imagine?



I did the same thing the app does, but without needing the app to do it.

People are finding great uses for Yo. Like sending the "Yo" message when the World Cup soccer contest is about to begin. Or using it like they used to use the Facebook "poke" tool. Didn't you love it when you got "poked"? Not I.

But this app may be so stupid and worthless, it could succeed. Sort of like Twitter.

Yo App has raised $1 million in investment funding, so in this crazy mixed up world, anything seems to be possible.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mayor Ardis Twittergate ACLU press conference

I have a full, in-depth response to the Mayor Ardis press conference, ACLU lawsuit, Twittergate, and online satire websites that I have submitted to The Peorian. Link to article will be posted here soon.

Every law firm and PR agency in Peoria should be reacting quickly and explaining things about the Mayor Ardis Twittergate situation. I bet few or none of them do it.

That's why you need me to guide your company in the realm of SEO and social media marketing.

Most online comedy "pseudo news" websites (The Onion, Daily Currant, Indecision, News Biscuit, etc.) are NOT labeled as such and appear to the gullible (like those disseminators of false information who never Google hoax messages) to be legitimate news reporting.

From Twitter Terms of Service:

QUOTE Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others. END QUOTE

All Ardis had to do was complain to Twitter about a violation of their Terms of Service. The fake Twitter account would have been DELETED. All this controversy could have been avoided. His identity was not "stolen." It was caricatured. He asks why the tweets never entered print or broadcast media. He doesn't seem to understand Twitter or public relations.

This is why a celebrity or public official gets a Verified Account on Twitter, so people will know which account is authentic. If a Twitter account is not marked Verified Account, you are skeptical about it. You know it could be an impersonation or parody/satire. There have been fake parody Twitter accounts for many celebrites, tech gurus, CEOs, etc.

Here is the most complete report I've seen on the whole mess:

#1 SEO tip = ride on the coat tails of stories that are already viral. Be the first, with the most, in response to suddenly trending news.

WARNING: Video below is NOT office save or suitable for family viewing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top 10 Annoying Behaviors on Facebook

Please avoid engaging in the following obnoxious actions on the Facebook.

(1) Game invites.

(2) Sharing hoax messages without Googling them for veracity.

(3) Posting an inflammatory (usually political) message, then throwing a hissy fit when someone posts a comment that disagrees or debunks it.

(4) Whining about how nobody reads your updates.

(5) Failed relationship dramas.

(6) Never expressing your own thoughts, but sharing image memes containing "inspirational" fluff or quotes allegedly from famous people.

(7) Relentless political posts -- which are only troll bait or preaching to the choir.

(8) Vaguebooking (posts that nobody can understand unless they know you intimately, or are watching the same TV show at that exact moment).

(9) Posting photos without any explanation of who, what, where, when.

(10) Relentless self-promotional posts.

PHOTO: Gargoyle at Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

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