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Followers or Friends?

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 4:47 PM

Last week, Tim Sanders explored how we’re using social media to create followers rather than friends. Specifically, he tells us that its alienating us from creating real, human networks. I’m not only a fan and follower of Tim, I count him as a friend. He mentored early on in my career, and he’s been someone […]

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Two Guys Talk about Bras

Written by: Bill Sherman on Sunday, 17 January 2010, 6:30 PM

On January 6, 2010, unusual status updates started appearing on Facebook. Many women began posting colors and patterns. The Facebook Bra Color meme, which promoted breast cancer awareness, became a one-week wonder across the Internet and in main-stream media. The meme was spread through an e-mail between women, letting the guys puzzle it out. One […]

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The 12th Night Toast for 2010

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 6 January 2010, 8:42 PM

For the past twelve years, I’ve made 12th Night the most important holiday on my personal calendar. It’s a night when I raise a glass in toast and remember all of the people who have, in one way or another, touched my life. I spent most of my childhood very sick, and I never thought that […]

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Gossip, Social Capital, and Schadenfreude

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 1 January 2010, 8:50 AM

A friend of mine, Tim Sanders, offers the following insight about gossip: Gossip, especially about personal tragedies, is a social form of pornography. It can only poison your psyche and drag down your spirit. What is “social pornography?” I’m not going to define pornography directly, because it’s a slippery slope. For example, Justice Potter Stewart‘s  maxim […]

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