Posts Tagged With: blogging

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January 6, 2012

Forget what they say, Bad PR exists.

We’ve all heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as bad PR.” And in some fields, it’s true. In the entertainment industry, a negative news story is less likely to have a long term effect on someone’s career. (Unless you’re Lindsay Lohan, but that seems to be more of an addiction problem than a PR issue) But for everyone else, it’s a lie. Bad PR exists. Not that long ago, Jenny Lawson (better known to you as The Bloggess) got an email pitching her pantyhose as a style fad (as seen on the Kardashians!) so she did as she always…

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Posted in writing
June 11, 2010

To Tweet or To Blog? That is The Question.

I admit, I’m not an expert on social media. I didn’t go to school to study it, but I have been on Twitter for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days*. I’ve followed people and companies alike, and have seen a lot of tactics that companies and individuals have employed in promoting themselves. These are my thoughts on tips for using Twitter more effectively for promoting yourself or an event. If you disagree or agree, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments- mostly because there are no rules for Twitter Etiquette right now. Everyone has a…

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Posted in personal
April 27, 2010

Is blogging journalism?

When Gizmodo posted their photos of the next iPhone prototype, it seemed to me that all the references to cloak and dagger deals to get their hands on a lost prototype was merely Gizmodo covering up a deal with Apple to leak it. Only, once Apple started sending out nasty notices about the missing device, it became clear that that wasn’t the case. I assumed that Gizmodo would be banned from the next few Apple press conferences, but never expected what happened next. Police showed up at Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house, and executed a warrant, seizing his computers and…

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Posted in personal
March 26, 2010

Sloppy Writing: E! Online.

I spend much of my day reading entertainment sites. When I’m not facebooking or procrastinating trying out a new recipe, I’m looking for the latest news (and sometimes gossip). Admittedly, I’ve become dissatisfied with the quality level. As is true across the board in journalism, most sites want to get stories up before someone else, so they don’t particularly take the time to edit them thoroughly. Typos are common, as are grammatical errors, and well as some factual errors. Today, I was browsing past E!Online. They have a number of bloggers who tend to make a number of errors with…