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The Quest for Visibility: Chasing the Trend on Social Media

The Quest for Visibility: Chasing the Trend on Social Media

SEARCHING FOR THE LINE BETWEEN OPPORTUNITY AND OPPORTUNISM...

 
Preface: This is the fourteenth installment of this series by Jim Murray and me. We’ve kept at it, because the response in terms of readership and engagement continues to be gratifying. In fact, we've expanded it's exposure and accumulating following, by now simultaneously publishing it on both beBee and LinkedIn. If you like what you read, let us know. And if you disagree with what one or both of us says, be sure to let us know. For intellectual engagement is what it's all about.  —  Phil Friedman

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About me, Phil Friedman:  With 30 some years background in the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. I am also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. In a previous life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.


The Quest for Visibility: Chasing the Trend on Social MediaThe (optional-to-read) pitch: As a professional writer, editor, university educator, and speaker, with more than 1,000 print and digital publications, I've recently launched an online program for enhancing your expository writing: learn2engage — With Confidence. My mission is to help writers and would-be writers improve the clarity of their thought, master the logic of discussion, and strengthen their ability to deal confidently with disagreement.

To schedule an appointment for a free 1/2-hour consult email: info@learn2engage.org
                

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The Quest for Visibility: Chasing the Trend on Social Media



Javier 🐝 CR Jun 10, 2016 · #3

great conversations , as always !

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Lisa Gallagher Jun 10, 2016 · #2

I think for many it's nostalgia. Maybe certain celebs deaths stir memories (even good ones) that have nothing to do with the Celeb but the time frame in which they were icons. I didn't write any articles because I won't pretend to be an expert on any celebrity. I'm not inferring that some who wrote aren't experts. As a matter of fact @Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI wrote a very brilliant article on Ali. It was well researched and he seemed to know quite a bit about Ali. I found it very informative- I learned things about Ali I never knew. What always makes me a bit frustrated is this- if they were that inspiring through out their lives, why do we only hear about them after they die? Prince was no hero to me. I found him very eccentric. I didn't care for his music either. No offense to those who did. People die everyday and the most they get is an obit in the paper. We are all important, all of our lives matter, we all have stories. Like @Jim Murray, if someone really inspired me as Steve Jobs inspired Jim- it might be note worthy. By no means am I upset at anyone that wrote, I have always had thoughts about the on-going news of celebs that die and yet there are many who made major marks on society that die and we will never hear about them because they weren't Celebs.

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Dean Owen Jun 10, 2016 · #1

Brilliant exchange. You both said what I'm sure many of us were thinking as we saw the "Why Prince was a brilliant marketer" or "Ali defined Personal Branding" type articles. I refrained from reading most of them since perhaps I too was skeptical of the authenticity of the intention. Had someone written about Ali a month ago, I would not doubt have dived right in. I am sure I missed out on some truly genuine and insightful articles, but as with everyone, our time is limited, so we have to make choices. I thrive on originality, and there is a ton of that on beBee.

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