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Steve Spalding
My problem with most corporate "storytelling" efforts is that they remove all the color and richness from it. The stories are all one-way.
do any corporate "storytelling" efforts that do ring true to you come to mind? if so, please share those examples. @spspalding - .LAG liked that
@LAG I need to look into that, I haven't seen any recently and I've been looking at *a lot* of stuff in the area in the past week. - Steve Spalding
I find articles like this a bit frustrating, it keeps the structure and misses the core value. http://www.gistics.com/Researc... - Steve Spalding
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It's an odd thought that these days -blogging- seems like too slow a medium to convey thoughts.
With all of the real time options for publishing, blogging seems like old print media. - Jeff P. Henderson
In a lot of ways, it does. - Steve Spalding
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A great writeup in Startup Nation of my company, http://www.startupnation.com/blogs...
Congrats! I <3 Startup Nation - Shevonne
that's awesome - Brian Hendrickson
Thanks so much, it came out really well. :) - Steve Spalding
Dan Rua
I've had better days...
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Oh geez.... Are you ok? - FFing Enigma
ouch - Betsy Dennis
But, but, you're a Gator fan! Good things are bound to come to you...eventually. - Jess
oh man... :( - AJ Batac
ouch - mjc
=( - Shevonne
Whoa... That looks like no fun at all. Sorry. - Absentee
Thx for all the good vibes. Actually it was a pretty great day in total. Just hope there are no hiccups getting this fixed. Insurance discussions can be more annoying than the crunch! - Dan Rua
Steve Spalding
Slowly getting used to the new avatar.
Thankie. :) - Steve Spalding
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Next time, on a very special episode of Blossom...
Six was Sexy. - Rahsheen
Anna++++++ - Rahsheen
I did love that show, even if I hated what she wore - MiniMage
I have never seen an episode of Blossom. - Rochelle
...and this is why I love FF, WHOA! - Steve Spalding
Blossom was on What Not to Wear last week. Blossom has babies, you are now old. - Steve C Team Marina
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@lealea I don't own the Ultra HD, but I own a Mino and it's absolutely fantastic. I use it at events, I hate lugging around hardware.
Steve, I'll swear by the Ultras (HD and not) until I'm blue. After filming a thousand hours of video on both the Mino and Ultra, the Ultra is hands down the superior model. Just a "For what it's worth" note. - B.J. Mendelson
I might look into that then, sounds great. - Steve Spalding
I have an Ultra HD and love it so far. - Aaron Hood
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The irony of being at #seaworld during a downpour is not lost on me. heh.
Not a good time to be a tourist in Orlando. It's been raining here for days! - Jen (SquirrelGirl)
Yup, it's been pretty ridiculous these last few days. I was hoping O-town would be better than Gainesville. No such luck. - Steve Spalding
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William Gibson reading Neuromancer. http://www.bearcave.com/bookrev...
I own this. No. Gibson can write, but he can't read aloud. "New levels of boredom for $500, Alex." - xero
I think I'd prefer Glenn Danzig reading Neuromancer over William Gibson. - Rob H.
Yea, Gibson is a little painful. - Steve Spalding
I've had lunch with Gibson a couple of times. It's always mind-expanding. He is the most intelligent person I have ever spoken with. And a very nice man. Is this name-dropping? - Gregg Scott
A bit. Ha. he's a fantastic writer he might do well with a reader for his books though. - Steve Spalding
Nice Gregg, and yeah, it is ;p I've loved every little interview and speech he's given, but listening to him read Neuromancer is just painful. I'll read anything he writes, so long as I'm not forced to listen to that audiobook again. It's my favorite book, but still... - xero
I think he could be very good with some direction and some production values. He'd probably be the first to concur with the gist of your assessment. - Gregg Scott
Steve Spalding
Electronic circuit diagram database - http://www.circuit-diagrams.com/
Electronic circuit diagram database
What, no "unfathomably complex redundant bomb detonation dead mans switch countdown timer" diagram? Fail. Pure fail. (this is awesome btw). - xero
It makes me exceedingly happy. - Steve Spalding
Amanda Mooney
Why do I find Happy News tiring to read? http://www.happynews.com/ Going back to RSS filled w/ less than shiny optimism:)
Because unadulterated happiness is as cloying as raw sugar. - Steve Spalding
Steve Spalding
In the Event That You Have Accidentally Swallowed the Higgs Boson by Michael Rottman - The Morning News - http://www.themorningnews.org/archive...
In the Event That You Have Accidentally Swallowed the Higgs Boson by Michael Rottman - The Morning News
This is a test...this is only a test... - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
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Worst Photoshop Mistakes and Disasters - Can you spot them all? - http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphic...
Worst Photoshop Mistakes and Disasters - Can you spot them all?
Worst Photoshop Mistakes and Disasters - Can you spot them all?
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Some are harder than they look. - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
Steve, very cool :)))))))) - Ronald
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The Battle For Steam Cell Research As Told Through Neil Gaiman's Soapbox - http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009...
If you've ever felt compelled to weigh in on issues surrounding stem cells, do so here: http://docs.google.com/Doc... - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
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Organizational storytelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Using storytelling to manage meaning - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
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i love talking to journalism/telecomm students. The web has given the a huge sense of optimism about the idea of striking out on their own.
shoot me an email at sbspalding@gmail.com - Steve Spalding
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Precision Control of Micro Machines - http://www.technologyreview.com/video...
"Researchers control microscopic magnets individually by manipulating magnetic and electric fields. The magnets could one day be used to assemble microscopic structures or deliver drugs to a cell. Video by Carnegie Mellon University, NanoRobotics Lab" - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
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How to turn your ideas into a startup company | Viralogy Blog - http://viralogy.com/blog...
This is one of the best interviews I've ever done. Jun is the man. - Steve Spalding from Bookmarklet
Mona Nomura
Exclusive: Inside Pixar - A Photo Tour [May 7th, 2009: Bump inspired by AJ's amazing find: http://friendfeed.com/ajkohn... ] - http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m...
Exclusive: Inside Pixar - A Photo Tour [May 7th, 2009: Bump inspired by AJ's amazing find: http://friendfeed.com/ajkohn/59c59e85/new-york-city-from-air ]
^that's a cube! SO much awesome - Mona Nomura from Bookmarklet
Look at all the cereals and peanut butter! =O http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images... - Mona Nomura
I wish i could work some place that fostered creativity... - iTad
i don't understand why more companies aren't creative in office space. google, pixar, etc. all the top companies know that old 50's cubes are out and new "open" "inviting" areas are in. - Chris Harris
But but but, that's what FF is for! ;) - Mona Nomura
.....why are there like 8 jars of peanut butter and like... ONE jar of jelly? BIZARRE - Mona Nomura
Chris: agreed. a happy workplace = happy employees = productivity - Mona Nomura
Happy workplace == home - iTad
Tad: but if home = FF?? ;) @clarke: and people wonder why companies such as these are so prosperous...... - Mona Nomura
Most companies are still stuck in the old industrial factory mentality when it comes to workers. Sadly, even most software companies. - iTad
Aren't a lot of companies are slowly catching on... I heard Facebook and Apple's cafeterias rivals Googles... - Mona Nomura
DSaad69: knol.. Google's wiki? - Mona Nomura
Knol (Google's wiki) See it here: http://knol.google.com/k# - Mona Nomura
Mona: Perhaps there are more varieties of Peanut Butter (Creamy, Chunky, Organic, etc), but everyone only likes Strawberry jelly. - Justin Korn
JK: but only one jar? I would fight people to get to it everyday... Dude, this is in Emeryville. We should SO go check it out - Mona Nomura
It wouldn't be that hard for Facebook. They're tiny compared to Google's massive campus. They don't even need a cafeteria. They could just hook up a deal with the restaurant that's next to them on the bottom floor or any of the other eateries around them. - Louie
Mona: I'd be totally down to go check it out! - Justin Korn
@Louis: but it's the THOUGHT that counts dude. @JK: I wonder if there're any FFers who work at Pixar... hmmmmmm - Mona Nomura
i've seen this. pretty cool stuff. it actually makes one want to work productively - Cee Bee
Mona: I bet there is, but if not, someone out there (Robert Scoble, Louis Gray, etc.) has got to know someone... - Justin Korn
great pics. But that facility looks much more blah than I imagined Pixar to be - Aspi from twhirl
@mona HOLY COW. Learn my name beezie!! - Louie
Got a buddy who works there and went on a tour... amazing place. They even have family oriented events in their quad area. Their movie theater gets special advance screenings of all the major blockbusters. Sadly, I'm still waiting for my invite... ;) - Jericho
I worked next to the Pixar compound for 3 years. They have a lunch room, yet they kicked out one lunch spot and are still trying to get Semifreddi's to move. I like the movies, but it would have been nice (given their lunch room and roving cake cart) that they'd preserve lunch spots for the rest of us. - AJ Kohn
I love that they have a CEREAL ROOM - Bartek Ciszkowski
By the cereal room?! Rick! =O @AJ: VERY important question. Is the food free?! - Mona Nomura
The cereal room is probably the most important thing in the world. - Steve Spalding
@Mona: I don't know for sure. Never did get inside. I'm pretty sure it was. I know the cake cart was free. - AJ Kohn
@Chris: Count me in. @AJ: free cakes = better than nothing @Steve: Agreed! - Mona Nomura
I work in one of Pixar's old building, before they moved to emeryville. - Alan Le
Oh wow, look what I found. Bump for the memories. - Mona Nomura
FFing Enigma
For those that said you might be interested in participating in the goodie swap I mentioned earlier, head on over to the FriendFeed swaps room I setup earlier today. There's a sign-up post for those that would like to be involved in the first swap! http://friendfeed.com/friendf...
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Got no shame, I'll give it a bump. - FFing Enigma
As you should Tina. :) - Steve Spalding
Alright, I've got 18 people on the list so far. Assuming everyone that responded is definitely going to do it, I have room for 2 more people. Click the link and sign up if you want to play! Anyone past 20 people will be used as a backup. - FFing Enigma
Steve Spalding
MarketingSherpa: New Chart: Majority of Marketers Believe No Experience is Needed to be a Social Media Expert - http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article...
MarketingSherpa: New Chart: Majority of Marketers Believe No Experience is Needed to be a Social Media Expert - http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article.php?ident=31174
And majority of non-marketers believe that no experience is needed to be a marketer? ;) - Jemm
Funny how that works out. heh. - Steve Spalding
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So I'm testing putting my Twitter feed back in my Friendfeed. Should be interesting.
Twitterfox forces a lot of content over to Twitter and I don't get the chance to push the relevant bits here. This will help. That and I miss you guys. :) - Steve Spalding
Violet Mae Lim
How do YOU pronounce "caramel": car-mel or care-a-mel?
Neither! Ca-ra-mel - Martin Bryant
I say: care-a-mel but everyone looks at me funny. I must be saying it wrong. - Violet Mae Lim
car-ah-mel and it drives me crazy because car-mel is a place near me...Mr. Carmel and they only use two syllables for the town. - Janet
Mine is closer to: care-uhml. Car-mel drives me nuts, too. - Ordinarybug Heather
Car-muhl. - Rochelle
Car-uh-mel - @CrystalinaB
Car-mel - Just Mrs. V
potato, pah-ta-toe! - Violet Mae Lim
I say care-a-mel also - Tamara
+Martin ... it's Ca-ra-mel for me too. - Dee @ Holycool.net
I say KAHR-muhl corn, and KAHR-muhl apple, but I'll say KAIR-uh-MEL when used alone. Of course, when referring to the town in CA, I'll say kahr-MEL :-) - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
care-a-mel - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
care-a-mel of course. - Steve Spalding
I say "That sweet brown shit" - Outsanity
Cara-mel - Mo Kargas
Car-muhl. - Zach Flauaus
Depends, am I eating it when I'm saying it? Because if I am, is "car mmmm mm mmmmm llll" - FFing Enigma
Wingdingler Spudsmuffin - iTad
"GAG". Okay serious, I say 'car-a-mel' - Anika
I pronounce it like..."i don't care" :) - imabonehead
What Martin said. - Steven Perez
Ca-ra-mel - BEX
Ca-ra-mel - Kol Tregaskes
I alternate and always wonder to myself, what's up with that.. I need to find some consistency.. I do the same thing with pecans and pajamas.. I just haven't settled - Bill Rawlinson
Both for some reason. - Benjamin Golub
Ca-ra-mel. - Michael Forian
care-a-mel - grant fox
car-mul - Dawn
Ka-ra-MELL, but that's in Norwegian :) - Eivind
care-a-mel! - imabonehead
In Madagascar we say "ka-ra-mél" (no 'c') - Thierry R. Andriamirado
I pronounce it "NOM!" :) - Wirehead
lol nom is right.. how about *SLURP* too? :) - Violet Mae Lim
Steve Spalding
All The Little Things - http://atltbook.com/
All the Little Things is a book to help people take control of their creativity and finally get their stuff built on the web. It's not a marketing book. It's not an "Internet" book. It probably won't change your life and it definitely won't help you Get Rich Quick. It's a simple, practical book with a simple premise -- you, your idea, some pain and the web. - Steve Spalding
Steve Spalding
All The Little Things - http://atltbook.com/
All the Little Things is a book to help people take control of their creativity and finally get their stuff built on the web. It's not a marketing book. It's not an "Internet" book. It probably won't change your life and it definitely won't help you Get Rich Quick. It's a simple, practical book with a simple premise -- you, your idea, some pain and the web. - Steve Spalding
Mona Nomura
Please give my girl Violet Mae a warm welcome! I met her on TWITTER. She's giving FriendFeed another try and is charming, witty, and just all around awesome. Beta link: http://beta.friendfeed.com/violetm... - http://friendfeed.com/violetm...
Please give my girl Violet Mae a warm welcome! I met her on TWITTER. She's giving FriendFeed another try and is charming, witty, and just all around awesome. Beta link: http://beta.friendfeed.com/violetmae
Well hello there. - iTad
She is charming, witty, FUNNY, and just all around awesome. - Mona Nomura
o hai there! - imabonehead
Welcome! - Jandy
*waits for her to show up LOL* - Mona Nomura
Greetings! - rönin
Welcome Violet - Vinko
Hello :) - Rodfather
I wonder if she fell asleep LOL - Mona Nomura
Welcome to FriendFeed, Violet! - Chris Charabaruk
Hi Violet Mae Lim, and welcome to FF! - Richard Walker
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Still learning and exploring Friendfeed but I'll get it soon enough. - Violet Mae Lim
Hey Violet, welcome :) - nouhad
Everyone is SUPER cool here, just jump into any of the threads! It's kinda intimidating at first, but the community is SUPER helpful :) - Mona Nomura from IM
Hi Violet. Ok, funny story (maybe it's just me). I used to drive by a place which had a sign that my brain always converted to "Violent Yoga". Of course it was Violet. And Yoga. - Micah
Hi Violet Mae :) Welcome! - Tamara
And she is smoking hawt!.....What? Nobody else had said it yet, I figured we should get it out of the way... - Rahsheen
Welcome Violet. Drop some knowledge on us. - Amani
ok, Violet Mae is hen piaoliang! - imabonehead
Hahhahahahha Rah!! - Mona Nomura
She is under Mona N. effect right now. 1 subscribers per minute :) - Alp
Alp - that's not the case. Just look at her stream, she shares cool stuff! - Mona Nomura
welcome aboard ;) - chaz2b
Okay, calm down, I've already subscribed :) - AlpB.
? I want her to experience why FriendFeed is so great - especially since it's her second try. We are calm, Ahmet. :) - Mona Nomura
Welcome to FF! - Christian (Simply X)
Welcome. I think you'll find FriendFeed a much more conducive environment to conversation than twitter :-) - Louis Simoneau
Welcome aboard :) - LANjackal
she looks like my cousin - chrisofspades
welcome! - Live4Emma (L4S)
Welcome Violet, great stuff already! *subscribed* :-) - Gaby K. Slezák
welcome violet - vitzbank (aka claudio)
omg we love miss mae out here!!!! stop stealing our friends GAWD - sean percival
SHUT UP. You know her? She totally RULES. - Mona Nomura from IM
of course! see a little violet towards the end of this video http://www.lalawag.com/la-gets... - sean percival
welcome Violet, enjoy your stay :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Welcome, Violet, hope you like FriendFeed? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Welcome on FF Violet :) - atanas
Well Hello Dare - Matthew
*waves*! - Janet
Welcome, Violet! you'll love FriendFeed! - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Aloha! - Arlan K.
Heya - Mo Kargas
Hiya. <3 your name. Hope you like it here as much as I do. - Yolanda
*waving* Bonjour Violet! - Tracy Benham
Hi Violet, glad to have you join us! - FFing Enigma
<leaning on door frame> Why...hello there... - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Greetings from Neptune. - Nir Ben Yona
Welcome Violet; careful now, this place is catchy. - Carlos Ayala
Hello, Violet. :) - Steven Perez
Top o' the morning to ya! Welcome! - David Cook from fftogo
Hai! - Valley
welcome to FF world, hope you have as much fun as I been having :-) - YoYo_P
Welcome to FriendFeed! - Tyson Key
Hiya Violet :) - Kim
Violet - Tell us so Mona secrets/gossip. - Amani
She's beautiful, that's for sure. - Meryn Stol
hellooo *waves* :) - Tatty Gibson
Thank you for all the kind compliments everyone. Oh and Sean, you ALREADY know you're one of my favorite friends :) - Violet Mae Lim
Welcome to the future LOL - orionstarr
Mona... it's stuff like this that makes you one of the coolest people on here. Thanks for being teh awesome. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Aw Jim, thanks. Violet shares some really cool stuff and not only is she sharp, she is super cool too!! :) - Mona Nomura from IM
Hi Violet! - .LAG liked that
Does this make Mona a pimp? - Steve C Team Marina
and she shoots to the top of FFHolic as one of the most VIP people of the day. Awesome community support. - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
We definitely showed her what the FF community is about, now it's up to her. ;) - Mona Nomura
Violet! You made me dust off my Friendfeed. Congrats ;) - Steve Spalding
Hi Violet, welcome to FriendFed : ) - Zulkarnain K.
I've invited you to http://friendfeed.com/friendf... Feel free to ask there. - Zulkarnain K.
Steve Spalding
Steve Spalding
All The Little Things - http://atltbook.com/
All the Little Things is a book to help people take control of their creativity and finally get their stuff built on the web. It's not a marketing book. It's not an "Internet" book. It probably won't change your life and it definitely won't help you Get Rich Quick. It's a simple, practical book with a simple premise -- you, your idea, some pain and the web. - Steve Spalding
FFing Enigma
In the last 12 hours Alex Scoble has participated in a meme, joined a slightly off-color room, and commented on a last.fm favorites post with the appropriate lyrics of a suggestive song. It's official: he's one of us. We salute you, Alex!
the last.fm usage on here is da bomb. I didn't expect that, but really like it. - anna sauce
And I've seen Tron! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
@Sean thnx for the tip! - anna sauce
Welcome to the fold good sir. :) - Steve Spalding
It doesn't always work reliable. And yes, Alex rocks... He's starting to be my fav scoble. - Alan Le
I agree - one of my favorite FriendFeeders. Alex - feel free to lose the (bro) parentheses! - you don't need 'em. :) - Steve Isaacs
Is it sad that I'm already only 2k likes away from having more likes on friendfeed than my brother? Got a ways to go to beat his comments number though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Was wondering when someone was gonna say this ... and look who did it :) - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, I'm observant like that =D - FFing Enigma
Good thing ... thought you were stalking him :) Added Alex to my favorites (despite the political stuff :) Still thinkin' about Robert .... - Charlie Anzman
Alex is one of my favorites on FF. I'm glad his assimilation is complete. :) BWAHAHAHAHAHA! - Lindsay
Cool, another part of "Scoble domination of FriendFeed" plan in place. :-) - Robert Scoble
Alex is a "Like slut." Heh. And I thought I was clicking Like on too many things. Alex, what you trying to do? Compete with Mona? - Robert Scoble
Actually,...nah Alex is alright - Josh Haley
I think Alex should have a nickname...like Scoblenator :P - imabonehead
Mark: I've tried to change my name, but FriendFeed gives me an error. Let me try again. - Robert Scoble
I just tried again and FF says that's not a valid name. I try spelling it a number of different ways and it doesn't let me change my name. Sigh. - Robert Scoble
Robert, make sure you type it where it says 'Name' and not where it says 'Nickname'. - CJ
Corie: I tried it there and vice versa. Doesn't matter. Doesn't let me change it. - Robert Scoble
Robert, you have been assimilated - Josh Haley
Hmm, maybe it's a character or word limit. - CJ
There is a 25 character limit, so Scobilizer(Alex'sBro) would work at 21. I've always had errors trying to change my name in regular FF but no issues in beta... - FFing Enigma
Scoblechaos! - Adam Helweh
Don't be surprised! Alex Scoble is the 12th most active user on FriendFeed and Robert Scoble is 74th ;) http://www.ffholic.com/UserInf... - FFholic.com
I, on the other hand, am not one of you. I am cyborg! :-) - Robert Scoble
Scoble is 74th because he's not neglecting his blog anymore ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Holy cow, R. Scoble resurrected a 6 month old thread?!? He might just be one of us too!! - FFing Enigma
It's called he has no life - orionstarr
Yay, Alex! :-D - Ordinarybug Heather
Let's open up the ol' FriendFeed time capsule.. let's see here.. we have a singing frog.. crazy naked european dude.. OMG SCOBLE. - Phil Glockner
Steve Spalding
If the social web has any strength at all, it's that it has allowed me to meet a constant stream of very, very clever people.
Both of you are fine examples. :) - Steve Spalding
Very true! - Hayk
How to Split an Atom is among the most clever blogs i've seen, it's fun to share stuff with a thought leader who follows you back. - Brian Hendrickson
Is there any chance we could retire the term 'thought leader' sometime soon. Just makes me a little queasy - especially today, when our 'thought leaders' appear to be devoting their energies to such burning issues as 'how big is your itunes library?'.. - Andy Connell
I thought 'thought leader' was a satirical term. - Andrew Roche
I like the term 'thought leader' and enjoy applying it to smart people like Steve. - Brian Hendrickson
I'm sure you do, Brian.. apply it to yourself a little as well, though, maybe.. - Andy Connell
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