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Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2016 | 8:58:27 AM
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@Broadway: For those who use social media professionally, I always advise them to get on a bunch of different platforms, but pick one or two to be really active on -- and leave the rest to simply have a profile, once in a blue moon engage, and use it to redirect from your profile there to your profiles on your more active social networking accounts.  It helps you be more ubiquitous while giving your SEO a major organic boost.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/28/2016 | 11:00:28 PM
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Here's the funny thing.  I remember a couple of years ago when it looked like my ink cartridge had run out of ink.  I went to the local office supply store to buy a new cartridge -- only to discover that it would be cheaper just to buy a whole new printer.

Nonplussed, I left without purchasing anything and I went to Kinko's (now FedEx Office) with my USB Flash drive.  When the guy told me how much it would cost to print my document, I realized that I could just rely on Kinko's/etc. for all of my printing needs for at least the next 10-20 years -- if not the rest of my life -- and it would still be cheaper than buying a new printer.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/27/2016 | 1:23:51 AM
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@Broadway: Funnily enough, I joined LinkedIn before Facebook.

In any case, would either exist with MySpace?  Or LiveJournal?  Or Usenet and dial-up BBS's???

Now I'm really dating myself, huh?
Joe Stanganelli
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4/26/2016 | 6:48:44 AM
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@TerryB:

> "not exactly sure how Facebook has helped anyone build a career, or ever will."

I think digital marketers everywhere might disagree.

For my own part, though, on the personal side, connecting and reconnecting with people through FB has helped me with career opportunities and new clients/business.  Of course, this is just plain old networking -- but networking that would have been onerous and impractical (and likely ineffective, to boot) to do years ago pre-Facebook.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/26/2016 | 6:46:10 AM
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@TerryB: To be fair about HP, tech issues have contributed to what's been going on there.  The company made serious stumbles by relying so heavily on their printer division for so long.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/23/2016 | 9:14:53 AM
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@TerryB: John Chambers might disagree.  bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2012/12/07/john-chambers-2-or-3-of-the-largest.html

Of course, his prediction that 2/3 of the largest companies would cease to exist in five years was made in 2017, and he's still beating that five-year drum.  At some point one has to raise the second eyebrow.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/21/2016 | 8:01:26 PM
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@jries: It seems to work in the startup world.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
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4/20/2016 | 7:49:06 AM
Publicly traded companies
This is the problem with being publicly traded.  You could do super well, and then when you do a little less well and make less than 5% less you get second-guessed and criticized.

4 years straight of declining revenues is a concern, sure, but I'd hope investors can see the forest for the trees.



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