Twitter Friends

Twitter Friends

I have 165 “follower requests” on Twitter, 17 “friend requests” on Facebook, and 72 “invitations to connect” on LinkedIn. And I don’t know what to do. These numbers no doubt are minuscule compared to those of the more prolific users of these prevalent social media platforms. I just wonder if I’m being disrespectful for not […]

CrunchBase, Vator.TV…

CrunchBase, Vator.TV…

Three digital trends coalesce to offer a new “placement” opportunity for PR pros. They are: digital video as a communications vehicle, engaging A-list bloggers, and the wisdom of the crowds. In an interview with Beet.TV’s Andy Plesser, TechCrunch‘s NY-based co-editor Erick Schonfeld revealed details about CrunchBase, a “free directory of technology companies, people, and investors […]

On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

I know. I know. I’m dating myself. But I remember Marketwatch’s Silicon Valley columnist Bambi Francisco when she was a talent booker in New York for Lou Dobbs‘ “CNN Moneyline.” Now she finds herself in a journalistic sticky wicket, exacerbated ironically by a piece in the flagship publication of her employer. The issue concerns Ms. […]