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Twitter and the Dunbar Number

Wednesday, March 25, 2021


I’ve never been in the camp of those who follow back every one who adds them on social networks. While the reason people reciprocate all follows-it does seem the polite thing to do-is understandable, I know I’ll never be able to have any kind of meaningful interaction with all of them (over 6,000 now on [...]

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Now Connecting the Dots for New Media Lab

Friday, March 13, 2021

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What happens when friendly competitors start talking? Sometimes it leads to huge, huge news. The communications consulting arm of Every Dot Connects has been acquired by Austin start-up New Media Lab. Please read the official news release for more details. In the year I’ve know Benn and Lani Rosales, I’ve come to respect their knowledge of social [...]

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Pledge to End Hunger

Friday, March 6, 2021

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Sign the pledge, then use the Share tool to tell at least 3 or 4 friends about the Pledge to End Hunger. When 1,000 people do this, Tyson Foods will send a truck loaded with 140,000 meals for hungry children. In Austin, we’re 3/4 of the way there … so please do it today. The Capital [...]

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Social Media Gives Patients a Voice in Health Care

Wednesday, March 4, 2021


Here’s the background, an AP story I read in the Chicago Tribune: “Doctor [sic] try legal restraints on patients to prevent online criticism.” (Hat tip, @ColonelTribune on Twitter) For a fee, a company called Medical Justice will provide doctors with a standardized waiver form. Patients who sign the form agree not to post any online comments [...]

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Austin’s Social Media Mavens

Monday, March 2, 2021


Sheila Scarborough and I are honored to be among the five Social Media Mavens profiled in the current issue of Austin Woman magazine, a free monthly publication distributed in over 800 locations across the greater Austin area. With SXSW in town this month, the magazine’s cover story is about Austin music legend Marcia Ball, with [...]

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