|Eight Tips if You’re Going to Be a Social A**hole|
|Written by Ian Lurie|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 18:20|
You’ll be shocked to know I occasionally rub people the wrong way.
Sometimes, I get nicely-written “Gee, Ian, I’m not sure I agree” missives. Other times, I get lengthy rants, or a quick, passive-aggressive comment on Twitter.
It’s all good. I get it. You don’t agree with my feelings on duplicate content and RSS feeds. You respond. None of this will tilt the Earth off its axis.
But then there are the people who write stuff, apparently, just to see what’ll happen:
Okaaaayyy. Everyone has the right to be an a**hole. I exercise that right often and with enthusiasm. But if you’re going to do it, I have some tips:
…it makes you like a repeat customer at the Stupid Fountain.
My Real Point
We’ve come to value volume over content. In marketing these days, loud stupidity often crushes quiet intelligence.
You should take an opposing viewpoint. You must challenge my assumptions, or the assumptions of any other ‘experts’.
Just make sure your challenges add something to the discussion. You should always raise the level of discourse, not lower it.
And yeah, I have my moments, too:
|Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 13:14|
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