A Kerfuffle!!!!!

Ian Lurie

My post this week about social media appears to have, er, riled a few folk. Not my intent, but I figured I’d roll with it.
Here’s a list of the posts/comments about my post, as well as my panel discussion regarding social media at the NWEN:

Further bulletins as events warrant.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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  1. Lol, some people take things too seriously! I really read it as a tongue in cheek prodding, not some evil hearted bash at legitimate SM people..

  2. I wouldn’t say I was riled up, but it was a rare instance when I disagreed with you. I think in this case, I have to agree with the counterpoints made in the “Ian Lurie Says He Hates Social Media” article.

  3. @Harry Except he misread my article. I didn’t say I hate social media. I said I don’t like the way the phrase (not the concept) is thrown around…

  4. I wasn’t ruffled, just in heavy disagreement.
    Matt & Diane
    I’m okay with taking things more seriously on this issue: simply because as presenters and public figures within the world of SM, there are a lot of responsibilities to consider.
    Readers here are different in education level from those elsewhere. They have inherent viewpoints that keep them outside of the online echo-chamber and knowledge.
    Within our own chamber there are many conversations to consider. Within the chamber of the standard business person there is typically a lack of conversation about SM: there is only a voice.
    When Ian, myself, or anyone else stands in front of a crowd and presents an expert statement- we do so as singular entities that often have powerful impacts within the audience.
    +I usually leave errors on my site (yeah, scary)- you can check out my article “Robots vs Humans vs Grammarians = I>U Syndrome”

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