The Death and Rebirth of Blog Comments

A couple of years ago I found myself in a back-and-forth through LinkedIn with Brian Clark, the impresario at Copyblogger and a guy I once referred to as the smartest guy in business. Brian and I were talking about his decision to turn off comments at Copyblogger, and...

Adjusted Rhetoric (Trump Drumpf Edition)

  Rhetoric is a powerful thing. Just ask Donald Trump Drumpf. Adjusted rhetoric is even more so. OK, so in the case of Mr Trump, adjusted rhetoric goes only so far. He’s terrifying, and the fact that after TrumpDrumpf won a bunch of primaries during...

Social Media Content Parameters

Take a look at the so-dull-it-probably-shouldn’t-even-be-an-image here. It shows the portion of my Twitter account illustrating the content parameters that Twitter will follow—more or less—in deciding what I see, what my followers see, and when and how. Ready...

Is There Any Liking Donald Trump?

Is liking Donald Trump possible?   Silly question, right? Whether you’re one of them or not, it seems that many, many people like Donald Trump; liking Donald Trump is totally possible. Or at least it’s possible to be moved by Donald Trump to the point that...