Ben Arment Slinging Truth

I love Ben Arment. Read his post today titled “I Prefer Real Life
  • If you copy more than one person on e-mail – nobody responds. If you write separate e-mails to each person – you’ll get about half to respond.
  • If you’ve been ‘blind carbon copied’ it means you’re supposed to not make a peep. It’s a wink from the author.
  • If someone offers to help promote your thing on twitter, they’re pretty much saying, “I’m not actually helping you, but you owe me!” So you promote their thing on twitter in return. Nobody’s helped, nobody’s troubled.
  • If I’m following 1,000 people on twitter, I’m effectively following no one. Total crap shoot on who I read.
  • On twitter, the noisiest people win. Unfortunately.
  • There needs to be a guilt-free way to unfollow people. Feel like I’m burning a bridge each time I do it.
  • Have you seen how defensive people get when they’re unfollowed? It’s vicious, I tell you.
  • Guy Kawasaki said to fire the same tweet at different times throughout the day to reach different people.
  • There needs to be a like/dislike function on twitter to improve the quality of tweets.
  • Guy Kawasaki said to fire the same tweet at different times throughout the day to reach different people.
  • See how obnoxious that is?
  • Too many Seth Godin wannabes. If everybody’s blog takes on an authoritative tone, no one’s an authority.
  • Twitter is still disconnected from my work tools. Cut and paste across platforms couldn’t be more inconvenient.
  • How do you not get a response from a text message? That’s like tapping someone on the head.

If you really Prefer Real Life like Ben does, you should go to his event STORY in Chicago.  You will either be there or only be able to hear people talk to you about.

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