Positive Reinforcement

Make sure you offer people positive reinforcement and not only negative feedback.

So yesterday, on this Facebook group, this dude accused me of having a bunch of negative stuff to say.

Of course, my first reaction was “This dude is buggin’, and doesn’t know what the **** he’s talking about.”

The vast majority of my interaction with people is positive, being that I don’t get kicks out of being negative towards people. I really don’t care about them that much that I would get a thrill from dissing them. Continue reading “Positive Reinforcement”

CNN Presents “Black In America: Silicon Valley”

CNN aired “Black In America: Silicon Valley” last night. It was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. I would have done the show differently, but I’m me and CNN’s producers aren’t.

Disclosure: I’ll watch *ANYTHING* with Angela Benton in it! >:P~~~

CNN aired “Black In America: Silicon Valley” last night. It was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. I would have done the show differently, but I’m me and CNN’s producers aren’t.

Disclosure: I’ll watch *ANYTHING* with Angela Benton in it! >:P~~~

Yum, Yum, Yum, and a Liverwurst A La Mode!!! >:D

So I was gonna watch this show regardless of what happened in it.

I had no idea what the NewME Accelerator was before just now. Continue reading “CNN Presents “Black In America: Silicon Valley””

Email. Not Facebook. Not Twitter. Not Phone. Not IRL…

In this time of social media, we have a lot of ways to communicate with each other.

Each one can be considered a level, or a gate, with one requiring more of a person’s time, energy, and focus than another.

Admission to the higher levels of interaction requires that you first prove yourself on one or more of the lower levels.

In this time of social media, we have a lot of ways to communicate with each other.

Each one can be considered a level, or a gate, with one requiring more of a person’s time, energy, and focus than another.

Admission to the higher levels of interaction requires that you first prove yourself on one or more of the lower levels. Continue reading “Email. Not Facebook. Not Twitter. Not Phone. Not IRL…”

There’s No Social In Your Media

One of the lines in the Bush song, “Everything Zen” says there’s no sex in your violence.

I’ve been thinking that a lot while watching the content that people have been posting to Google+, except the version I’ve been thinking is that there’s no social in your media.

One of the opportunities we have online is to demonstrate how similar we are to each other. That’s a valid and worthwhile pursuit, but at the same time, you want to show how different you are as well. Continue reading “There’s No Social In Your Media”

Google Plus Circles – How To Use Them

Google Plus Circles are basically what I’ve been waiting for for quite a long time, now.

Here’s the video from Google that basically explains what they are:
 

Youtube Link => [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocPeAdpe_A8]
 
That’s all well & good, and it gives you a basic understanding of what you can do with circles, but if you’re “Internet Famous” or even just a power-user of social media sites, you’re going to need a better plan than “I CAN SHARE MY PARTY PHOTOS WITH MY COLLEGE FRIENDS!!! 😀 LULZ LOL FTW F2F IRL!!! :D”

You’re actually going to need to employ a 3-pronged attack if you’re going to build successful circles. Continue reading “Google Plus Circles – How To Use Them”

Speed, Primetime, & Downtime [Hunters, Part 15]

A reader recently left this comment on my blog:

I only had a problem with one thing you said:

“I’m not famous. I can pull chicks just by walking into a party. I can go +4 or +5 on Facebook (exchange contact information) in less than an hour.”

YEAH RIGHT Bill.

Bill CammackNow.. Obviously, this was written by someone that doesn’t actually know me. >:D

I don’t have 2,687 Facebook Friends because I meet people one at a time.

Also, I didn’t make that statement to say something about myself.

I don’t have to talk about myself. I already know what I can do and what I’ve already done.

I was making the point that it’s literally impossible that the guys on Jersey Shore are pulling FEWER chicks now than they pulled last year, when they were absolute nobodies.

MTV turned Jersey Shore into a chick-flick, so they’re hiding the action by editing out all the scenes where the guys get on.

Anyway.. The commenter brings up a valid point, so let me explain what I’m talking about… Continue reading “Speed, Primetime, & Downtime [Hunters, Part 15]”

Why “Jersey Shore” SUCKED This Season

I’ve been writing my critique/roundup/recap series about MTV’s television show “Jersey Shore” for quite some time now.

If you’ve been following along, you’re aware that I’ve been complaining (as has everyone else that I know that watches the show) about how it’s been getting worse and worse.

The storylines suck (yes, there are WRITERS on “reality” shows. They’re responsible for deciding which footage gets aired, creatively crafting a character, by, for instance, showing every instance they can that make him or her look like a stone-cold IDIOT and deleting all the evidence that this person is actually very smart, but just does stupid things once in a while). The content sucks. What they choose to focus on sucks. What they choose NOT to focus on sucks.

I’ve also been trying to figure out WHY Jersey Shore has been so worthless recently. Continue reading “Why “Jersey Shore” SUCKED This Season”

Facebook: Should You Add Someone You’re Dating?

Reader “Katie” asked me when I felt people who have just started dating should add each other on Facebook.

This is a very interesting question, and potentially complicated.

It depends both on how people utilize Facebook and how they date. Continue reading “Facebook: Should You Add Someone You’re Dating?”

Facebook “Upgrade” Sucks Again, As Usual

Facebook “upgraded” our personal profile pages last night.

If you’ve been on Facebook for more than a year, you know why the word upgrade is in quotes. The changes they make are consistent with a computer figuring out probabilities and not with a gregarious human being saying “Changing XYZ would be an UPGRADE to my facebook experience”.

That’s Not How I Speak

I graduated with my degree in Management Information Systems from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://alum.mit.edu/www/billcammack/). Peep the hardware:

Bill C. - Out To Lunch

Harry Potter Voldemort Cammack 2 Million Views

There are lots of people that don’t know this.

They don’t know because I don’t tell them. Continue reading “Facebook “Upgrade” Sucks Again, As Usual”