What PR Pros should avoid

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Written on 9:53 AM by Gee

It is disheartening to see some PR persons use this type of spam emails and call it PR pitches. This is one big reason why PR profession is never taken seriously. One bad apple and it only needs one bad apple when it's on Tech Crunch web site. Bad day for PR profession.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/18/meet-lois-whitman-the-poster-child-for-everything-wrong-with-pr/

Most Will Access Internet Via Mobile By 2020

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Written on 6:10 PM by Gee

I am always a fan of mobile communication and access my email, facebook and Twitter via my iPhone a lot. I think it will be the next information "wave" but, according to this study, it sounds like it might take a while still, 12 years to be exact.  My prediction is it would not take that long. 


Read on ....

Anyone expecting 2009 to be the long-awaited "Year of Mobile" may have to wait a little longer. Wireless devices will be the primary means of connecting to the Internet for most people worldwide in 2020, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  More

Edmodo

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Written on 7:56 PM by Gee

Edmodo is Twitter for Education

PR Week Career Guide: Student Roundable

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Written on 9:51 PM by Gee

As we are starting the new school year, this article provides useful insights from students' perspective. I am especially glad to see they recognized the importance of web 2.0 and how it's changed PR practice.

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Written on 8:12 PM by Gee

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Chicago Tribune Gets Social media

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Written on 8:06 PM by Gee

This one should be read by journalism folks.
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=148745
Colonel Tribune has hundreds of Twitter followers.

MySpace Launches in South Korea

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Written on 12:41 AM by Gee

April 15, 2008
MySpace Launches in South Korea

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 1:00 p.m. ET

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- MySpace's chief executive said Tuesday the U.S. networking Web site is poised to thrive in the South Korean market because it pays more attention to local culture than its competitors.

Speaking after the launch of MySpace's Korean-language version in Seoul, Chris DeWolfe said he was confident about the site's prospects in a country that has proved difficult for foreign online services such as Google Inc.

He noted the Korean-language site included a new feature, ''Minilog,'' a way for Korean youths to jot down everyday thoughts and feelings in a few hundred characters.

Capitalizing on Asian affinity for fancy stationery, the feature has options to personalize stamps and backgrounds to resemble different types of notebook paper. READ MORE

On the Net:

http://kr.myspace.com

How Not to Apologize

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Written on 12:24 PM by Gee

Harvard Business Review : “Lessons from Andy Pettite in how not to apologize.”

http://tinyurl.com/392ctg

Teen and Tween Media Behavior Differs

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Written on 10:42 PM by Gee

The Nielsen Company announced some of the findings of an in-depth study, "Kids on the Go: Mobile Usage by U.S. Teens and Tweens," on the mobile media and cross media behavior of U.S. "tweens" (ages 8-12), finding that 5% of tweens access the Internet over their phone each month.

While 41% of tween mobile Internet users say they do so while commuting or traveling (to school, for example), mobile content such as the Internet is also a social medium for this audience. 26% of tween mobile Internet users say they access the web while at a friend's house and 17% say they do so at social events.

http://blogs.mediapost.com/research_brief/?p=1604