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- Quote: "The part that still confuses me, though, is why ANY serious media company would want their news to load in a ‘FB canvas app’ instead of their own website. It makes zero sense."
- Facebook knows when you've been good or bad so be good for goodness sakes.
Today, Trey Pennington, a popular blogger in the community of social media marketers committed suicide.
In response to this tragic event, Bridget Pilloud wrote her personal encounter with facing the choice of suicide — and how someone saved her life by saying:
“If you decide to kill yourself, understand that you are dooming your two-year-old to always wonder what was so wrong with him that you chose to kill yourself instead of being his mother.”
If anything positive can come of today’s tragic event, it will be in people like Bridget sharing their experience — and inspiring others to realize that suicide is not the answer.
I can’t do much, but I can at least point a link to what Bridget has to say and hope that it might help people find her post if they are facing such an abyss and are looking for inspiration — or just some hope:
“If you feel depressed, you are not doomed. You can stop feeling depressed. And not feeling depressed feels damn good.”
If you have a blog, you may also want to consider linking to her post: http://www.intuitivebridge.com/blog/2011/09/the-difference-between-me-and-trey-pennington/
- Doing some catch-up reading this weekend. Ran across this post from @Anil that, like much he writes, is a must-read. About many things, but central point: big companies can act like startups, if they choose to.
- Once in a while, I'll see a subject line like this and think, "I've always been curious about that same thing." I've assumed that "they're nuts" was the answer. Turns out, they aren't *all* nuts.
- Why I'm pointing to this: It's not a page-view churning slideshow, but a long column. Also, a column like this is always going to generate debate. Third reason: I witnessed one of these dominant performances live.
- You can read about it here: http://re-x.me/J1 The goal is to turn the table all blue — the color-code for Wikipedia "Featured Article" – http://re-x.me/FAwiki