Curated: How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

This excellent post by Jay Baer rings quite true.  I recently discussed this phenomenon with colleagues – no one is on Twitter except the brands. All the “social” has left Twitter and all that remains is the “media.” It makes me wonder what could turn the tide for Twitter?

Social Threads

One of the larger challenges with Twitter as a communication platform is that it’s difficult to have conversations with multiple people. If you try hard enough you can stitch together “who said what” but it’s tiresome and error prone.  The result is, it’s hard to have a conversation on Twitter when n > 2. Twitter could regain some stature, as related to Facebook, by creating semi-private message boards, I’m calling social threads, allowing participants to chat on any number of topics. I’m envisioning the threads being “semi-private” providing some reasonable moderation controls for rather obvious reasons.

Such an offering could attract established brands and Twitter fans alike.  And this is a feature that Facebook is unlikely to steal outright, an issue Jay calls out specifically.  Facebook users are less likely to enter debates because more personal details are exposed in Facebook profiles – Twitter is more anonymous allowing for more fervor and debate.

Read Jay’s post below…

Twitter is in rocky waters and Facebook is making it worse by copying new Twitter features and starving Twitter of oxygen. How will it end, asks Jay Baer

Source: How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Blue Hills – April 26, 2015

mountain bikingTurned out to be a surprisingly great ride considering I spent the day yesterday on an all day craft beer pub crawl to support Pan Mass Challenge riders.

Buckhill Downhill

PR’d this ride. That’s my riding buddy John C in front of me.



End of Ride Downhill

This was just about the end of our ride.




7 PRs – woot.

Strava results for April 26, 2015

Good day; Great results



My Gear: Pinterest




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Basic WordPress Security for Marketers with Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer of JBS Partners

Jim Spencer of JBS Partners

This is the last post in the series on WordPress security.  In previous posts I’ve covered how to diagnose an attack, how to clean up your WordPress site and how to keep your site secure. After my site was hacked I reached out to my network of techie friends to see if anyone had recommendations on Wordpress security.  Luckily Jim Spencer of JBS Partners answered my call. JBS Partners is a full service WordPress design and development company and Jim has helped numerous clients get their site back online after a security breach.  I’m very thankful to have Jim lending his expertise in this guest post.


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Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

Cyber Attack

This is the 4th post in a series about WordPress security. If you’re the type that likes to start at the beginning, you can pick up on the full series here. If you’re the sort that likes to jump in with both feet, keep reading about how to keep your WordPress site secure.
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Cleaning up WordPress after your site has been hacked

Cyber Attack

This is the third post in a series on WordPress security. The story starts when my site was hacked and continued as I diagnosed the hack. In this post I’ll get into how I identified and then cleaned up the malicious code on my site.  I’ve never done this before yet I found no good resources on this topic so hopefully this information is useful to those that need to clean up their WordPress site after a hack. Continue reading

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