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There are important architectural reasons behind the dubya dubya dubya prefix to domain names. Perhaps +Dan York could add his two cents in an upcoming FIR report.
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Bernie Goldbach

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Wondering if +Michael Netzley will cover the DDOS attacks emerging in his neck of the woods. 
Occupy Central, a grassroots movement that aims to bring universal suffrage to Hong Kong, has been subject to "one of the largest and most persistent DDoS attacks in the history ...
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Bernie Goldbach

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Because I can't see +Dan York's work on  Typepad's servers, I'd like to hear how he would construct Say Media's public commentary in the wake of their DDoS problem.
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Scott Monty

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Not sure if this has been posted yet, but here's an article from Digiday on our favorite topic - real-time marketing - during the Grammys on Sunday evening. There are some stinkers here, but the clear winner of the evening was Arby's, who demonstrated that humor and a light touch - particularly devoid of product promotion - won the night. #RTM  
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I'm dreading it.
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Mathew Lowry

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Worth considering for an item? This report focuses on the pros and cons for media companies of partnering with social media platforms like Facebook, which:

"can also be a Faustian bargain: Media companies gain a deeper knowledge of their audiences and a broader access to them but simultaneously sacrifice the control and centrality they enjoyed in the era of mass media."

But in an era where "all organisations are publishers", are the observations in this report limited to media companies? All companies, and indeed governments - need to consider the downside of relying on social platforms that:

"relegate [them] to being tangential players in the eyes of consumers, and subordinate in status compared to the social media giants."
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Krishna De

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I know +Shel Holtz and +Neville Hobson like to have the latest news for FIR - this may be a little edgy for you but check out this competition on Pinterest from US brand Schick Quattro for Women.

It is already alienating some of their Facebook fans.

It will be interesting to see how this develops in the next few days. They have invested significantly in the development of the website for the competition and the prizes are substantial.

https://plus.google.com/113288790980179920951/posts/MiDaW57bR9y
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I don't think I can agree with an assessment of "Too Edgy for Pinterest."

I don't think of Pinterest as a homogenous audience. Most of its users curate multiple pin boards, expressing radically different facets of their personalities and interests.

I'm glad the contest seems to be encouraging participants to run a board just for this. Other users who don't like the content will simply not subscribe to those boards, just like the millions of other boards they presently ignore.
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Bernie Goldbach

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Wondering if +Neville Hobson  has seen BBC research about the strength of the Twitter conversation channel. 
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Would be interested in seeing this data when it comes out as well! 
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Bernie Goldbach

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A long time ago, FIR taught me to cut losses when a message starts to spiral out of control.
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I think this is what's referred to as the luck of the Irish ;-)
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Isaac Pigott

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This is a fabulous read -- and would provide an excellent excuse for a CREWE update (if there's any time left over after the Twitter hacks "WE NEED TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION ALREADY" discussion)
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Bernie Goldbach

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Wondering if  +Dan York  might give his take on the proposed "accountable" protocol (httpa).
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I'll note, too, that they have a Github repo with the demo code and a link to a newer (2012) paper than the 2010 one you referenced.

 https://github.com/mit-dig/httpa
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Andy Summers

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Dr. Cugelman will  show you how to leverage persuasive psychology to design website that are more engaging, higher converting, and better able to retain users.

See you all in Toronto! If you have questions, send it to andy@alterspark.com.

Cheers!
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Would you be open for a guest podcast piece for an upcoming episode? I'd like to share my experiences in being a contestant in the Genghis Grilll Health Kwest, and what I learned about how to run a contest with a strong social media component. 
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Absolutely, Barbara!
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Angelo Fernando

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In keeping with your ongoing discussion on audio and the comeback of voice, Shel and Neville, what do you make of  this app designed to help folks find a match with just a voice clip? And what's with these services dropping a vowel?  I mean vowl : -)

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/03/04/revealr-iphone-dating-app-lets-record/
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I had heard about this. Nice change from the usual visual interface, I suppose!
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Mathew Lowry

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Data protection in Europe and America - the next Bruffle?

The latest kerfuffle from Brussels (which I am unilaterally adding to the dictionary as a Bruffle) looks likely to be the EU's new data protection law, which passed a key stage in the EU Parliament at rocket-busting speed, despite record numbers of amendments.

According to the WSJ, below, "At least one parliament insider in Strasbourg had to cancel his dinner..." the whole thing went so fast. Oh dear!

The reason's simple: PRISM.

However, the WSJ doesn't go into enough detail - as the FT's Brussels Blog (behind a paywall at http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2013/10/reding-declares-victory-prematurely-on-data-protection-overhaul/) points out, the agreement needs to be approved by national parliaments, and there are many who have serious concerns.

The bottom line, though. is that US and EU data protection law is going to diverge to some extent at least, and that this is going to be a Total Headache for any company which holds user data (as all marketers do) and works in both regions ... or which uses subcontractors who do.

Something for an FIR story at some point?
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Mathew Lowry

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A reshare, as this is a topic that could make for an interesting discussion, perhaps when a bit more info on how this will actually look surfaces, presumably in early November.
 
"Google is claiming the ability to use (in ads) your Page’s name, photo, and actions (such as +1s, reviews that you write, or comments that you post) next month, unless you choose to opt out."
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Mathew Lowry

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This is probably worth an item (unless you've done iBeacon already?).

Apart from the obvious applications in ecommerce & "augmented shopping" (is that a word?), iBeacon has huge potential for when you organise conferences, exhibitions, networking events, etc, particularly if combined with a state-of-the-art event website which allows visitors to program their personal event online beforehand.
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Shel and Neville, I'm not sure if you'll be talking about the Starbucks in Hong Kong using bathroom water and the ensuing PR flap, but I thought you might be interested in this.

In my usual snarky way, I linked the case with Jell-O's odd FML campaign as a joke and tagged Starbucks. The company reached out to me with its corporate answer, but did it in a way that sounded human. Kudos to their social media team. (I've attached screen shots of my original and Starbucks' reply for reference.)
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Kami Huyse

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Headed back from SxSW and doing an FIR marathon as I drive. I didn't see the pop up agency mentioned. The buzz had was Big Data, but I think what is more likely the next big thing is more about predictive analytics for social engagement, so I was interested to hear more about what Dell is doing in that regard. I love what Tellegence is doing, and several bigger monitoring services and online content manager systems told me they have bought and/or are adding some of these capabilities to their tools. 
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Krishna De

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+Shel Holtz and +Neville Hobson I am not sure if you are planning to cover the horse meat crisis in the next show as it continues to escalate in the UK this week?

If you are you might find this of assistance - I did a quick review on Google Trends today to compare search results and related seaches in the UK/Ireland/US for the search term horse meat.

It's a good reminder when you look at related searches that we need to be aware of how people search if you are managing an online reputation for a product or brand that is marketed internationally.

https://plus.google.com/100573946696414990110/posts/3BpGiDpzMjv

The screen shots are on my Flickr account if you want to refer them.
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Mother Jones has a story that should make burgeristas think. http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/meat-industry-still-gorging-antibiotics
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