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The Power of Social Media

August 24, 2010

Have you ever wondered just how powerful social media is?  Well this current furore appears to have only just begun and it’s going to be very interesting to watch.

Here are some links so you get the full story but in short NBR and and a bubbles who will remain nameless (ok it’s Veuve Cliquot) have cocked up.  While they recognised the power of the good side of social media they COMPLETELY under estimated it’s power to destroy you.

Start here Roarprawn and here then watch what I predict is only the beginning of the fall-out here Whaleoil, Cactus Kate, Keepingstock and here (and you can follow more links from these pages.

Busted Blonde won outright, her social media campaign was impressive…and so will the consequences of the deception be. All those that supported her to win, are backing her to win again; and they are bringing their friends along for the ride.

Oh let the fun begin and NO i will not be drinking Veuve Cliquot again, not until they do a massive amount of really costly PR which will involve turning up to BustedBlondes charity fundraiser (whatever it’s going to be) with substantially more than just her weight in Veuve Cliquot and a sizeable donation to her chosen charity (oh and an apology)

P.S. I haven’t linked to specific posts as not only are the blogs way to good to just gloss over (but don’t get distracted from the cause) but there are many relevant posts within the blogs.

Enjoy

Support for Whaleoil

May 30, 2010

I may not blog very much anymore but I do read half a dozen of my favourites every  morning. Cactus  is one of them and Whaleoil is another and while I might not always agree, I do respect their points of view.

Cactus has posted comment on Whaleoil’s plight and this, along with comments from friends who do indeed know WO personally and of his illness, leads me to support Cactus’s post.

From what I understand WO made the wise and responsible decision to take out insurance to protect him and his family should something bad happen. Well something bad did happen and now the insurance company are making his and his families life hell.

For those few of you who stumble on this post, please support WO, I believe in his illness and in his inability to work.  I wish him well and hope he gets well someday soon.

For those of us who have lived with mental illness (either our own or of those who are close to us) we all know the road to recovery can be a long and stoney one.

Thinking of you Cameron and big hugs to Spanish Bride and your children.

Back on the blogging radar.

January 5, 2010

It’s a new year and there’s a new resolution…do more blogging.  This fits quite nicely with my standard New Years resolution of ‘Have More Fun”.

Here’s another example of ‘have more fun’

While I haven’t been blogging I’ve been keeping up with the blogosphere and enjoy reading and catching up on other peoples news and view.  Whale Oil is, of course, providing plenty of press at the moment and good luck to him.  I have to agree with his thoughts and motivations, pity more of us didn’t have the gumption to stand up for what we believe is right (me included).

A new favourite of mine is Roarprawn and here’s why.  Not only to I generally agree with their views they also love their family, get the greatest enjoyment out of the simple things (such a potatoes) and aren’t afraid to share this with people.  If more people lived like this the world would be a much happier place.

I was thrilled to see that Keeping Stock is back.  I have been keeping in touch via facebook but the powers that be have buggerised around with FB so much that I cannae be sure that I am getting the information i am after.

And there have been my usual favourites Kiwiblog, Cactus and, of course, Oswald who either makes me laugh or thump the table in righteous indignation.

So there’s my early morning reading list, they inspire, incite and and engender and I thank them.