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Wikipedia In Your Pocket, $99

rinkjustice Audio Wikipedia (412 comments)

When is Wikipedia going to be released in audio format, in whole or in part? Might be a worthwhile project for someone.

more than 4 years ago
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Cats "Exploit" Humans By Purring

rinkjustice Cats. The Fulcrum of Terror (503 comments)

Yes, cats are manipulative. In fact, when cats purr, it means they are premeditating nefarious machinations with intent to destroy not only you, BUT ALL MANKIND!!1!

Get a grip people.

more than 5 years ago
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Ford Bets On Social Media For Fiesta

rinkjustice Scott Monty: The new face of Ford? (186 comments)

It would seem the credit crisis and subsequent economic downturn have stripped the last vestiges of hype and glitz from Ford's image. They're now engaging brand fans and prospective buyers in a very dressed-down, straight forward way (headed by the likable companyman Scott Monty). Social media is a perfect way to do it, and they've got the demeanor down-pat.

Will it result in more sales? Probably. The more consumer touchpoints you have, the more opportunities you'll have to listen to the customer and pitch to them.

more than 5 years ago
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Paid Shilling Comes to Twitter

rinkjustice Re:You said 'b' twice (134 comments)

I frickin' love the letter b. I tried to slip another one by you guys, get you thinking about b's all the time, but youse caught me.

more than 5 years ago
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Paid Shilling Comes to Twitter

rinkjustice The first rule of Magpie: Don't talk about Magpie! (134 comments)

Personally, I don't care if my followers pitch me now and then, but

a) mix it up. make the ratio one advert per 10 quality, humanistic, value-oriented tweets

b) be transparent. Some of those magpie ads in the article were a little misleading I thought.

b) be clever about it. I've never felt even remotely interested in any paid tweet because they're so crappy, or reduntant, or irrelevant.

I have personally used magpie for advertising, and with success. It's not as potent as pay-per-click (ala Adwords) because the intent to purchase typically isn't there. That's why marketing on Facebook is such a lame idea. Brands are only getting inbetween conversations with loved ones. Not cool.

Twitter has the advantage of having real-time search, so intent can be captured as it's happening.

You definitely can use contextual marketing on twitter and still look at yourself in the mirror each morning. You just gotta know how.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft and Yahoo Discussing Search Partnership

rinkjustice Re:I've seen the future of Search, and it's name i (115 comments)

Clever idea. But it's not Twitter.

While there are many mimickers on the scene (Plurk and Yapp come immediately to mind), Twitter seems to have reached critical mass - the Bandwagon effect so to speak. Everyone is on it, and if you're not, you're a crusty, cantankerous old person (no matter what age you really are). Big brands and small businesses are leveraging Twitter as a cost effective social media tool. News media like CNN are amassing huge followings. Pre-teens are on it. It has a more dynamic interface than instant messengers as well (heck, Facebook copied it).

And of course, the Twitter API is open source, so you're seeing funky new apps, hacks and features appear every day.

Google is king of search, but Twitter owns realtime search, and that's where the future is headed. It's what people want.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft and Yahoo Discussing Search Partnership

rinkjustice Re:To be fair, Yahoo's search engine is good. (115 comments)

Totally agree. Yahoo's front page has to go, and they need to bring their awesome properties like delicious, Yahoo pipes and flickr to the forefront. That's where the coolness is.

more than 5 years ago
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Meyers Briggs Personality Testing

rinkjustice Missing (473 comments)

Where's my Cowboy NULL option?

more than 6 years ago

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Take The Rejection Therapy Challenge

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rinkjustice writes "Rejection Therapy is the real life game with one jarring rule: be rejected by someone every single day. In this game, rejection is the desired end result. No other outcome matters. Either you’re rejected or you fail. Rejection equals success."
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The Real Life Game for Introverts

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rinkjustice writes "Rejection Therapy is a real life game with one rule: to be rejected by someone every single day, for 30 days consecutive. It's designed to help introverts and those with social anxiety disorders get out of their comfort zone more. There are even suggestion cards available for "rejection attempts" (although they are not essential to the game)."
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Why Removing Choice Is Critical To Learning

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rinkjustice writes "Discover why, in the context of learning and memorization, choice is actually 'bad' and the enemy of learning."
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The Internet Sucks. Stop Fooling Yourselves

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rinkjustice writes "After trying in vain to order a pizza online for someone in Provo Utah, then failing to find a live video feed of the Canada vs U.S. Olympic hockey final, I've come to the awful conclusion that the Internet is lame. What we assume is possible and accessible online — isn't."
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Get Noticed by Anyone using "Empty Channel"

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rinkjustice writes "The most highly coveted commodity isn't precious metals, money, information or content. The new currency is attention. Find out how you can get ANYONE'S attention using the "Empty Channel" method."
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Flawed Freemium Execution Haunts Revenues

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rinkjustice writes "As near perfect as NIN's Ghosts internet release was, there were two flaws that haunted Trent's otherwise brilliant execution (problems that plagued Radiohead's "In Rainbows" as well) and it throttled the release's revenue stream and earning potential."
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Make Less MORE Using "Intellectual Judo"

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rinkjustice writes "The lack of money, time, or resources aren't problems — they are a means to a creative solution. Having the ability to bust out new possibilities from what seems like a dead end in a dark alley is a kind of mental martial arts you can develop and thrive from. Here is three amazing examples."
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Why Gold Will Not Save You in Economic Crisis

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rinkjustice writes "With the real possibility of a US dollar crisis and the implosion of the banking industry and credit markets, is gold really the right investment for survival? And how would you use gold as a medium of exchange for goods and services in a broken economy?"
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Two truisms learned from others (more successful than I)

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 7 years ago

1) Don't answer the question they give you, answer the question you WISH they gave you.

2) Don't confuse comfort with happiness

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I need to get this off my chest

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Christmas has evolved into agrotesquely extravagant and ritualistic parody of the Savior's birth and life. It is in stark contrast to what Jesus Christ was all about, and what He taught and what He died for, and it must be in opposition to God's will.

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Darwin's Nightmare - Documentary

rinkjustice rinkjustice writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I feel like I've been asleep to the sufferings of my brothers and sisters in Tanzania. It depicts the horrible living conditions of hard working individuals, due to a number of circumstances beyond their control. The documentary is well done mind, but it's raw, methodical in it's examination of the facts and unflinching in it's stare. A must see.

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