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Scoble, Alex Scoble
Would you say that it's necessary to be on LinkedIn if you are looking for a job/opportunity?
I think it's a very valuable site to be on and think that you are missing out if you aren't on it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Agree. - Alex Scrivener
Depends on the field. - Rochelle
I have a friend who does a lot of hiring and they are big users of LinkedIn, so it wouldn't hurt. - Todd Hoff
For the type of work I am looking for, it's pretty useless. - Jonathan Hardesty
What professions/fields do you think it's not a good fit for? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Writing and film jobs. - Jonathan Hardesty
Alex, I'll tell you as a doula, pregnant moms are not going to be cruising LinkedIn to find a doula. - Rochelle
I don't think it can hurt. - James Ferguson
Right, Rochelle, it's not really for person to person type of marketing. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It would seem to me that fields that don't use recruiters are probably the fields where LinkedIn is rather useless. - Rochelle
That might be true, especially if you expand that out to companies and fields. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
With the same resume, I found a job with CareerBuilder before anyone would recommend me on LinkedIn. And it's tough to present any creative venture I work on through that site, which is mostly what I want to showcase. I like how it presents my technical and office work, but I don't really have enough of that for anyone to take notice. - Jonathan Hardesty
In IT, I think it's beneficial for you to be on LinkedIn - Shevonne
It also seems to really use it well you need to pay for it and not many people want to do that. To reach out to recruiters that aren't in your network, for instance, you need to pay so you can send them InMail. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What Alex and Alex said earlier. My field and various industries use it quite a bit ... at least recently. I've been contacted by recruiters via LinkedIn. - CarlC
A good Linkedin resume, preferably with a few recommendations looks good on anyone I think. - Meryn Stol
Yes. It helps. I look at LinkedIn first when I'm hiring. - AJ Batac
Does that mean that you won't ever use it, LogEx? Why not? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What about their MO don't you like? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm still not quite sure what you mean. What about the site enforces insincere networking or quid pro quo? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Insincere networking can happen anywhere - Shevonne
I'm still not sure what you mean, LogEx. That's certainly not how I use the site (which might explain why I only have 1 recommendation currently). - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yes. But not like entirely, just helpful. - sofarsoShawn
Yeah, but you don't really need to use most of that. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If you are looking for a job, you need to have all your bases covered. Linkedin is a huge resource. It can't hurt ... don't want to miss something. - Amani
Alex, what type of job are you looking for? - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
IT Security Analyst positions, Bryan. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Michael W. May
garlic cheesy alfredo and shells - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
garlic cheesy alfredo and shells
It sounds redunant; believe me, it is not. also with bay leaf, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper, red onion, and some red balsmic (did I mention cheese? about every sort of white available in a small town local grocery). bit too much green here, but I can't be bothered right now. - Michael W. May from Bookmarklet
Smoley hokes that looks good. - Yolanda
very.... super proud of myself for leaving the second helping for later rather than stuffing myself now :D - Michael W. May
Considering I can neither have cheese or pasta right now, all I want to do is jump through the screen and eat that ... but no, I will stick with my brown rice and vegies .... *cries* - Penny
*comf* :\ - Michael W. May
What?!?! You NEVER leave leftovers! Is it gone yet? ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
I almost never have leftovers that last an overnight. this was no exception (just finished it off) - Michael W. May
Uhmm...wow. That. Yep. That. - Damien Franco
Bulut Harbeli
Bulut Harbeli
AJ Batac
Science NOT science fiction. Justin Gallivan, Emory University, is today re-programming bacteria to seek & destroy pollution. #poptech
David Weekly
I feel the looming grasp of Steve Jobs's fingers coldly ensaring me. #iphone4
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Kenneth Verburg
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-13) - http://www.last.fm/user...
1. The Decemberists 2. Best Coast 3. Blondie 4. Metric 5. The Raveonettes - RAPatton from iPhone
Brian Auer
I thought it was funny regardless of whether it's real or fake. - Damien Franco
Anthony Citrano
BP says they'll now “redouble” efforts. I suppose it's too complicated for us layfolk to understand why, until now, they were giving it 50%.
Yeah it's just unbelievable. I mean, oil consumers (that means all of us) share in the blame, but most of it rests with these buffoons. - Anthony Citrano
technically redouble means that they already doubled their efforts once... and for all we know they still aren't giving 100% so maybe initially they gave 10%, doubled their efforts to 20% and now that they've redoubled they're now giving 40% -- and that's a stretch from what i've heard - Chris Heath
Ummmm, murderers? - Kenton
@Chris: I know it can mean both, but in common usage I generally take it to mean "to double" - or, if the speaker wants to avoid specifics, it at least means to seriously intensify. Either way, #fail. - Anthony Citrano
yeah, i know .... - Chris Heath
I agree with MVB, Deepwater is deeper and higher pressure than anything that had been drilled before. BP had no business there without better engineering up front. But think of the potential for profit! There's more oil in this deposit than anything else within reach. The motivation to take the risk was there. It would have been the regulators' job to be the caution, and that is where the biggest failure happened, in my opinion. - Jason Wehmhoener
so we're still haunted by the bush jr administration? aaaah! when will we be rid of them! - Chris Heath
I'm not holding my breath for BP to man up. I don't believe the capability for that is in their corporate DNA. Pollution is just the cost of doing business, and an external off the balance sheet cost at that. - Jason Wehmhoener
Problem with BP being in charge is if the solution exists and it would make that well unproductive it's off the table sadly the shareholders are thought of long before dophins and anyone on the shore in LA and that is why you need a Fed Gov willing to regulate you know real rules with teeth - WarLord
MVB, you're right, on the surface. It seems like if everyone took personal responsibility, then corporations wouldn't get away with this kind of thing. Except that it's easy for management to fire anyone that locates too many of their scruples. There were plenty of people on the rig raising flags before the disaster and they were ordered to continue against their better judgement. The... more... - Jason Wehmhoener
WarLord has a point. Fishgrease's latest post recommends turning this from a drilling operation into a production operation. If you read between the lines, you can see that he's insinuating that BP is still pursuing a course of action intended to maximize the production capability of the well, rather than cutting their losses, and changing course. http://www.dailykos.com/storyon... - Jason Wehmhoener
Thomas Hawk
Scoble, Alex Scoble
If you wanted to get people to hire you as a photographer, but didn't have any money to have someone build you a proper portfolio website, what would you use to show people your pics? Flickr.com? Any other ideas?
I would use Flickr with a free Wordpress front end or SmugMug (they have nice galleries there). - Johnny
Tumblr also has some nice templates - Johnny
Anything that helps get the pics online. Friendfeed works well too ;) - Mike Chelen
Find somebody that's trying to break into the Web design business, and see if they'll do the job for you for free publicity. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'd go with Smugmug as the backend and Wordpress or similar as a backend. Smugmug itself as a portfolio should suffice - Deepak Singh
Embedding Flickr Slideshows http://blog.flickr.net/2008... - Johnny
+lolCurtz - Melanie Reed
Most any CMS + Gallery, Flickr, DeviantArt, CarbonMade, MosaicGlobe, MySpace, Facebook, ProFolio, or any of these: http://lmgtfy.com/... - xero
How about something like SimpleView Gallery? http://www.chromasynthetic.com/scripts... or Plogger? http://www.plogger.org/ - April Russo (FForever!)
Alex, in order for me to answer this question I'd have to ask: Who is the audience? or What kind of photographer? - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
Sounds like she's mostly interested in nature photography. And her audience would be customers who would want to pay for her services. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Wordpress with the lightbox plugin http://www.huddletogether.com/project... - lris
I agree with the SmugMug suggestion. It's 1) Easy to manage by photographer herself. 2) Lot's of features for pro photographers (custom domain option (CNAME), dynamic watermarking, password-protected 'client' galleries, many built-in viewing/template options + customizable at HMTL and Javascript levels). I suggested using SmugMug as the gallery portion of a photographer's web site I designing and he has been very happy with the choice. That's only one example, but it's one I can vouch for. - Micah
lris, that plug-in just made me squeal with delight! Great find - Johnny
A lightbox-like image viewer worth checking out: YoxView http://friendfeed.com/jqueryf... (Wordpress plugin for YoxView: http://www.yellow-llama.com/yoxview... ) - Micah
Flickr has worked for me. I've had several people pay for my photos via it. - Kol Tregaskes
I think the best bet for reaching potential clients in an easy to use and good looking platform plus great value I'd recommend SmugMug + WordPress. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
Gotta love people who, upon learning about your considerable flaws, still tell you that you are beautiful. *sings, "tell me lies; tell me sweet little lies..."*
Who says that they are lies? :) - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I love my friends despite their flaws. Without them, they'd be less of who they are, and I wouldn't value their other qualities as much. Flaws make a person just as much as assets do. :] - Colette
More over, who said they are flaws? :) - Johnny
Colette, I might even go so far as to say that I love my friends because of their flaws =) Who wants perfect friends to whom one could never possibly compare or relate? - Brian Chang
+1 Brian - My friends and their flaws are what makes them great company. At least that's what I tell them! - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
That does make sense, Brian. :D - Colette
You guys remain great, and I think you know that! - MiniMage
Brian Sullivan
Is it acceptable for journalists to be friends with a CEO of a company they cover as a journalist?
I'd say not. - Spidra Webster
For me, yes - as long as that relationship is openly acknowledged, and their editor exercises discretion. Any time a journalist is close to their subject it can raise the subject of objectivity, and it is up to them and their readers to determine whether they hold true to their principles. - Jennifer Dittrich
Are bloggers journalists? - Brian Sullivan
No. - Akiva
Some, yes. - Jennifer Dittrich
This post triggered my question: http://scobleizer.com/2010... - Brian Sullivan
I'd say as long as the relationship is put forth up front, it's fine. Having a well connected network is very important when you are covering technology. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Not a problem as long as there is ALWAYS a disclaimer. The good ones typically know this. - Damien Franco
Alex why is technology any different than any other business reporting or even political reporting -- is it acceptable there (assuming you substitute candidate or representative for CEO in the political situation)? - Brian Sullivan
I thought Robert handled that fairly well, although I'm not sure that I agree with the privacy/not-privacy point he is making. If you are a CEO, and you e-mail a journalist or blogger without some previous understanding that your communications are to be private, you would normally assume that they're not. - Jennifer Dittrich
I agree with Alex's point, but would substitute "any topic" for "technology." - Jennifer Dittrich
I think it depends on what type of reporting you do...if you are doing reporting critical of businesses or political people, no, it's not OK to be friends with someone you are reporting on, because that's a conflict of interest. However, in my brother's case, he's reporting on what companies are doing and what's cool and having good relationships are key to being able to do the job. He's not Consumer Reports and doesn't pretend to be. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think it's fine for such a journalist to write an editorial on the company but I don't think it's good journalism to cover the company for reportage. You should avoid not only actual conflict-of-interest but the appeareance of conflict-of-interest. That said, I do not consider Robert Scoble to be a journalist. - Spidra Webster
But pretty much everything my brother does is through the editorial lens. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What would you consider Robert to be then? He gets paid to interview people from tech companies and to talk about what's going on in the tech space. If that's not journalism, then to me, nothing is. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think Robert is a journalist -- and generally a good one. - Brian Sullivan
...if they're professional journalists, and they have integrity, friendship shouldn't matter. CEO should recognize that their journalist friend(s) have a job to do, and should treat the on-the-record/off-the-record aspects of the relationship carefully - .LAG liked that
I think it is okay if the relationship is stated upfront.. then it's up to you to make up your mind as to how much you can trust the article. - Pavan
I don't think Robert prefaces every comment or every weblog post he makes about Facebook with "I am a friend or Mark Zuckerberg". When should he? Journalism now is more than "articles" in the traditional sense. - Brian Sullivan
I consider Robert to be kind of a cross between a tech gadget reviewer and an evangelist. He's a lot like Guy Kawasaki in that way. We probably just use the word "journalist" differently. I think of a journalist as someone who does hard reportage. Not everyone who works for a newspaper/magazine/blog is a journalist,, IMO. - Spidra Webster
"A journalist collects and disseminates information about current events, people, trends, and issues." is the definition on Wikipedia. From that definition Robert and tech gadget reviewers qualify in my mind. An evangelist is paid to shill a product or service and as such shouldn't qualify. - Brian Sullivan
I think it could be acceptable, but it needs to be disclosed, and another journalist should cover any aspect of the company that might be controversial. - John (bird whisperer)
I don't consider movie reviewers to be journalists, either, but they're published in newspapers and talk about current events, trends & issues in the film field. But the reviews are all about their opinion. Robert is paid by Rackspace, which is not a periodical and definitely has an interest in getting the word out about themselves. Robert tweets about their events, etc. And Rackspace... more... - Spidra Webster
According to that reasoning Andy Rooney is not a journalist and I couldn't disagree more. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Like I said, I think we're using "journalist" differently. I reserve that term for people who do hard news stories that attempt to appear neutral (nothing is neutral but old school journalists aspire to it) and work according to the methods & standards taught in the major journalism schools in the US. There are people who work for periodicals and media outlets that don't do that - they do reviews, opinion columns, etc. They have their own set of rules and ethics and those are slightly different. - Spidra Webster
Scoble isn't a journalist... he's a pundit --- BIG difference - Chris Heath
Sorry, I found this comment with a social game #ffbadge3, however interesting discussion. thanks! - Stefania Spada
We're gonna rock down to electric avenue
We are? - tehKenny
And then we'll take it higher. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's a good song. I was watching Pineapple Express last night for the 4th time and I heard that song come on. - Patrick from email
April Buchheit
Showing a friend around FriendFeed. :)
Quick hide the good stuff. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Hello, friend. - Stephen Mack
Hello April's Friend!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Trollish comment - Mr. Gunn
¡Hola! - Spidra Webster
Ignore the bunnehs. - Steven Perez
Nothing to see here. - Damien Franco
Welcome! In a nutshell: 50% of FriendFeed is informative; 50% is reformative; and the other 50% is over-the-top! :) - Micah
And 50% of FFers can't add! - Damien Franco
:) - Ashish
Damien, you are 150% correct. And speaking of over the top—lest we forget: http://www.imdb.com/title... - Micah
The fact that that movie only has 4.6/10 rating is a travesty. A TRAVESTY! [shakes fist at the heavens] - Akiva
I smell conspiracy. - Micah
I think you're right, Micah. Look at the rating on this: http://www.imdb.com/title... That cannot be right. It's an inhuman injustice. - Akiva
"Kenny Rogers is Brewster Baker" OM@!G SPOILERS!#!1! - Micah
hey friend - VALZONE#SCREWED
Hi April's friend! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Welcome, friend of April! - Ruchira S. Datta
What an awesome welcome, guys! I'll make sure to show it to my friend (her name is Meg). - April Buchheit from iPhone
Hi Meg! - Tudor Bosman
Hey there, Meg! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, Meg! - Anne Bouey
Meg v Meg v Meg. - Micah
Hi there! - Paulette
Hi! - LANjackal
Katy S
Agustine’s Beer & Tequila Carnitas | Eating Well - http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes...
Agustine’s Beer & Tequila Carnitas | Eating Well
"These pork carnitas have a little more flair and much less fat than the traditional deep-fried versions common to Mexican cuisine. Beer and dark tequila give them a very special flavor. Use leftover carnitas to make burritos, sandwiches or quesadillas." - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Yes, please. - Derrick from iPhone
Mmmn....carnitas. - Jenny
*bumping for tequila question* I'm pretty sure I need to make this. I don't drink tequila and don't know much about the different brands. Anyone have any suggestions for a good brand of tequila to use in this recipe? - Katy S
For a dark tequila you simply cannot do better than Chinaco Negro Extra Anejo Tequila. Be prepared for a little sticker shock though. I get mine for around $225 a bottle. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
Okay, that was snobby of me. I apologize. A great value brand is Sauza. Stay away from Cuervo! Worst tequilla with the best branding. Kinda like Smirnoff in the vodka world. I worked at really nice liquor and wine store in college. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
that sounds crazy good. imma get hubby to make this. he has been on a carnitas tour of every taqueria in town over the last 3 or 4 months. time for him to make his own. rick bayless also has a recipe that seems a little less fatty than a traditional recipe. - Laura Norvig
Damien - keep in mind that I'll be cooking with this. It shouldn't be bad, but it doesn't have to be top of the line, either. :) - Katy S
I always say never cook with something you wouldn't drink! This is true of wine as well as liquor and beer. - Damien Franco
True - that's why I said it shouldn't be bad. :) - Katy S
Patty Hankins
RT @mlanger: On Consumer Reports: "7 things to stop doing on Facebook" ( http://www.consumerreports.org/cro... )
Super Size Me: how the Last Supper became a banquet over 1,000 years - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Super Size Me: how the Last Supper became a banquet over 1,000 years
"It is the most famous meal in history and now scientists have found that the artistic renditions of the Last Supper over the past thousand years show that the size of the plates and the amount of food being eaten by Jesus Christ and his disciples have grown significantly over the centuries." - Micah from Bookmarklet
I agree with dendroica in this thread: http://friendfeed.com/eivindn... -- he summarizes the refutation of this study as: "To elaborate, it's complete nonsense to treat a handful of artworks in a bunch of different artistic styles (some of which emphasize realism and some of which don't) as if it were photographic documentation." - Stephen Mack
Not to mention the various translations and reformations of the Bible standing as authentic documentation. . . - George S.
If you ever lack inspiration to write, visit the DMV. You'll find a fantastic flock of freaks sure to get those creative juices flowing.
Özer (Wrzl) Dölekoğlu
Steven Perez
What's the last movie you walked out of? - Rant - io9 - http://io9.com/5542778...
What's the last movie you walked out of? - Rant - io9
"Not every film can be good; in fact, most aren't. But it takes a special kind of failure to make someone just kiss his or her $10 goodbye and get up and leave." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Escape from LA...but only because the power went out...oddly enough right at the scene where the bad guy terminates the power to all of the US. I don't walk out of movies. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't walk out of movies... the closest was Single White Female. I have trouble with violence against pets. - Jennifer Dittrich
For me: BATMAN AND ROBIN. I saw it on a bet. I lasted 53 minutes. - Steven Perez
I don't walk out. I'm compelled (it's a feature) to finish any movie I start. Even if it's horrible. To compensate I am particularly picky with the flicks I start. Less buyers remorse this way. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
Movies are so expensive I have trouble allowing myself to walk out. The closest I got was with Straight to Hell. In fact, almost everyone else in the theater walked out. - Spidra Webster
Louis Gray
Add Facebook Likes to FeedBurner and Google Reader - http://exde601e.blogspot.com/2010...
ula$ ツ
2. yi bilhassa laykladım.. - sin
:) - ula$ ツ
drew olanoff
Serious question: do you really trust @google and @facebook? Or do you just not care?
I don't trust a corporation to be about anything but money and I do care but it seems impossible to control the flow of information in web 2.0 - WarLord
Yes, for the majority, most of the data they have isn't relevant enough. No, but they don't have much on me anyways. I care quite a bit. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Google > Facebook. I'm not sure I really trust either one, but Google has done nothing but create awesome stuff for me to use and create more stuff with. Facebook is just a social networking site trying to leverage their dominance to earn ad revenue. - Rahsheen
I trust Google much more than facebook. Google at least "tries" to do no evil even if they have to redefine evil every once in a while. Facebook doesn't care about users. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
Lacing up my running shoes. It's been a while. Don't think. Just act.
DONE. - Micah from iPhone
22 minutes to lace shoes. That's my pace, too! - Josh Haley
Josh wins. - Akiva
*dances in the street shooting guns into the air* - Josh Haley
Damned waxed laces! - Micah from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
stupid horny jellyfish...
Portugese Manolove - Mo Kargas
nothing is ever boobs or ice cream. - holly #ravingfangirl
Isn't that contradictory, a jellyfish is always soft. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
all the good men are gay or have no face - holly #ravingfangirl
Just got what that was about. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Are apologies enough for serious privacy breaches? | ZDNet - http://www.zdnet.com/blog...
well they getting a lil worn out now being heard again and again, by whichever party it is now trying to screw you over. Nope. - sofarsoShawn
You know where your personal information data is safe? Doctors! They passed a federal law with draconian penalties for each breach. Yeah laws work. #oughtabealaw - WarLord
Warlord, I agree with that for doctors etc, but not sure that those kind of laws are applicable to something like Buzz. Also you can fine a doctor a hundred thousand dollars or so and it will have an impact. You'd have to fine Google something in the billions for the same impact. Maybe with a provider like Google the only way to effectively penalize them is to force them to stop offering their service for a period of time. - Kenton
LOL - Kenton
Apologies are good the first, maybe the second, time around. Redundancy renders apologies useless. - Damien Franco from BuddyFeed
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