Ian Lurie Oct 12 2010
The best way to control a social media crisis is to own it. And really any pictures of me constitute a crisis, so I’m owning this one:
I hate – hate getting pictures taken. That’s why I use a little cartoon instead.
But I was starting to get some flack from certain people (you know who you are) about a hopelessly outdated photo. So I had Chris Bachmann – one of our developers and a super-talented photographer to boot – take a few shots.
I decided to just slap ‘em up here and save myself the humiliation later. I removed the ones where my gut’s hanging out, or I look like E.T., or something’ stuck to my face:
On the bright side, the photo I’ll likely use the most is on a green background, so I can put myself against all sorts of interesting situations:
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More