Update: I should add, while it won't appear on verified profiles, there are plenty of unverified accounts that will easily produce vitriolic reactions. This is going to be tough to pull off.
The profile thing? That's just risky. Everyone says "don't build on rented land" but the profile ceases to become a profile if they are taking it over. And for a company still trying to attract users, it's a really bad idea. I don't think even Facebook could pull this off.
For the intermediate, like me, I appreciate #10 the most -- social signals and separately my favorite line is "No. No they friggin' won't."
The originating site, and reporter however, is from the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1N0IRkS). Other than syndication, the two media companies are not related to my knowledge.
On the plus side, syndication earns a larger digital footprint. The DNS may have written a better headline driving organic clicks. Or maybe the story broke during a time when readers were more likely to be online (central vs. eastern) time.
There's a million factors and who knows? The fact remains when your blog post is syndicated by Social Media Today or Business 2 Community, this is the trade off. It may make sense for some and not for others. Google isn't going to punish good content -- it wants to index the best content and do it very quickly in order to return good search results.
Historians I've read since seem to think there's little evidence that Spartacus was a champion of freedom, though the guy capably raised an army to his cause, whatever that may have been. It's worth pointing out facts are weak on both sides of the debate.
After a period of hesitation, indecisiveness and ego, the 70,000 troops he raised was finally enough to the draw the Roman legions. It has amazing parallels to so many moments in history.
http://t.co/HadYck7rrG - I wish the FTC had taken stronger action here, given their findings, but Google's immense lobbying efforts probably helped soften the impact.
- Marymount UniversityMBA, 2005
- American UniversityMA, Communications, 2001
- Worcester State CollegeBA, Communications, 1998
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