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What I want in a blogging platform

02.20.2012

I’ve had a self-hosted WordPress blog at dbthomas.com for several years, because I wanted to have control over my content for the long haul, and because, frankly, I thought as someone working in social media, it imparts at least a little bit of geek cred. These days I find myself using Facebook more than anything, […]

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How to survive as a marketing or communications professional in 2012

12.26.2011

I’m a little frustrated right now. Over the last several years, quite a few people have asked me for advice about getting into social media. Some of them are good friends, and a lot of them are people with a professional communications or marketing background. My advice has been the same for the last several […]

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A day in the life, via Twitter

10.14.2011

Last week, Jamie Sandford began the day with what I’ll call a “metatweet.” I responded. It took off. Here’s how our conversation evolved throughout the course of the day: @jsandford: <something about coffee> @davidbthomas: <something about Mondays> @jsandford: <inspirational way-too-much vim and vigor tackling-the-week tweet> @davidbthomas: <excessive use of motivational hashtags> @jsandford: <ending of day […]

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Why Google+ will replace ice cream

07.12.2011

Disclosure: Post title is fatuous linkbait. I was on vacation last week when Google+ happened. I kept my email inbox in pretty good shape when I was away, but when I returned I felt like I was a week behind on creating circles and +1′ing and learning all the new stuff. Some folks dove in […]

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Promoting your local business through blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube

07.12.2010

In my last post I mentioned I had sent a friend a long email in answer to her questions about using social media to promote her orthodontia practice. I talked about the difference between spamming your friends and promoting your business. In the second part of the email, I gave her some specific tips for […]

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Your name should be your Twitter handle

06.17.2010

I have a friend and colleague who is debating whether or not to change her Twitter handle. Right now she’s @Postgrad. She likes the name. She’s gotten attached to it. She feels it says something about her. I think she should change it to her name, Meg Crawford, or some available variation. Why? Because that […]

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Little lies we tell our customers

06.11.2010

I’m flying home from Ragan Communications’ excellent Social Media Summit, held at Cisco’s HQ in San Jose. It was my first trip to Silicon Valley, and it was both impressive and a little disorienting to see all the well-known company names. Of course I knew that eBay must have a physical presence, but there’s still […]

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Give me a reason to give you my information

05.02.2010

There’s a Southern States store not too far from our house, a slightly anomalous reminder that Carrboro isn’t exclusively a haven of tattooed hipsters and Prius-driving professors. We go there to buy cat food and litter, and plants and planters in the Spring. I just got back and the woman parked next to me was […]

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Twitter exchange between @chrisbrogan and @jakrose that made me LOL IRL

04.27.2010
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