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Blogging Guidelines - Cut the Crap - Etc.

Friday afternoon ideas:

  1. Euan Semple, who has the most direct and no nonsense blog around, has a very simple protocol for blogging. . . "Don't write crap, don't link to crap and if you see someone else writing crap take them to task about it."
  2. I have been struggling (Don't get me wrong: It is well-written, just a little opaque in spots.) through Daniel Solove's The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet in an effort to get some perspective on how digital communications is creating individual, corporate and general social rupture. While my professional life is focused on assisting organizations in managing reputational mugging in one form or another, I am wondering if there is something to be learned from the way in which people are handling Internet assaults. Seems some are engaging individual reputation defence experts to protect against Internet "thugs". A hat tip to Jim Horton for the lead.
  3. I have picked up a copy of Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation by Leslie Gaines Ross. She has evidently cornered the market on mass market books about corporate and CEO reputation. I guess I'll have to find a new intellectual niche if I am ever going to have a higher profile :)
  4. Apropos of #4 and the niche strategy, you have to admire Jeremiah Owyang's sheer energy and commitment to making the argument for new web strategies. And he is surely the most prolific, direct and often insightful of social media pundits, even if a little too cute in his headlines . . . like this one "Getting your digital immigrant executives to understand the world of digital natives". But the fact is that if you want the argument for, go to him: Against, go to Strumpette.

Reputation and Crisis

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