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Story of my life today! 
whatshouldwecallsocialmedia:

WHEN TWITTER IS DOWN.

Story of my life today!

whatshouldwecallsocialmedia:

WHEN TWITTER IS DOWN.

Great stats!

digital-diva:

Mobile strategy

  • 20% of brands don’t have a mobile site according to addictive founder Simon Andrews.
  • The three most valuable keywords in mobile search are mortgages, insurance and loans. Yet often people pay top dollar for these keywords in mobile search then link to a desktop site.

Data…

Interesting alternative perspective on the objectives of the Stop Kony campaign by Invisible Children…

visiblechildren:

For those asking what you can do to help, please link to visiblechildren.tumblr.com wherever you see KONY 2012 posts. And tweet a link to this page to famous people on Twitter who are talking about KONY 2012!

I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor…

If he can stop a Balrog… He certainly can stop the U.S. government!

If he can stop a Balrog… He certainly can stop the U.S. government!

When you come [to Penn State], the world is at your fingers. It’s like kindergarten all over again, you literally can become anything you want. We each come here and find our own niche, our own thing that makes us, in and out of the classroom. But like our football team, we don’t play for a name on the back of a jersey, ourselves, we play for the name on the front of the jersey, our university. We are a giant, diverse, talented, proud family called Penn State.
Meg O’Rourke (via jflopsu)

So proud! A Lancaster County boy is dating Lady Gaga! Represent Taylor!

danceswithgaga:


By CINDY STAUFFER
Staff Writer

Lady Gaga recently paid a visit to Lancaster County, eating and drinking at local restaurants, where other diners apparently did not recognize her.

The outrageous pop superstar came here because she’s dating a Lancaster Mennonite High School graduate who…

Nothing will stop this Nittany Lion: Penn State coach Joe Paterno hospitalized after hit.

Joe Paterno was in hospital undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into the 84-year-old Penn State head football coach during practice.
Paterno was admitted Sunday evening to Mount Nittany Medical Center after he walked away from the collision with a receiver, the school said Monday. Receiver Devon Smith was running a drill when he blindsided the Hall of Fame coach.
“I expect to be back at practice soon,” Paterno said in a statement. “I’m doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me.”
Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State director of athletic medicine, said it doesn’t appear surgery will be required. The school said Paterno could be released in the next 24 hours.
Paterno conducted Monday morning’s coaches meeting by phone from the hospital, according to Penn State. Assistant coaches will run practice while Paterno is gone and it was unclear how long that would be, athletic department spokesman Jeff Nelson said in an email.
Practice resumed Monday as scheduled, with the team in full pads for the first time this summer. Football media day, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed.
Paterno is entering his 46th season as Penn State’s head coach and is the winningest coach in the history of U.S. major college football with 401 victories.
Speculation about when and if he will retire is a constant around Happy Valley, though Paterno himself generally dismisses the topic. But when health issues come up, the chatter seems to intensify.
Paterno’s health has been a frequent issue in recent seasons.
In 2006, he broke his leg in a sideline collision during Penn State’s game against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. A hip injury forced him to spend much of the 2008 season coaching from a seat near the press box, where the offensive co-ordinator usually sets up. He had hip surgery after that season.
During the 2010 off-season, Paterno had to scale back his personal appearances because an intestinal issue and an adverse reaction to antibiotics prescribed for dental work. He also cut back on in-season obligations and taped segments instead of appearing live on a weekly radio show.
But as the 2010 season went on, Paterno’s health seemed to be improving. And at the recent Big Ten media days in Chicago, Paterno said he was feeling great and he looked and sounded better than he had at the same event a year earlier.
Paterno signed a three-year contract extension in late 2008 that runs out after this season, but Paterno’s status at Penn State hardly seems reliant on a contract these days. Penn State has no public plans in place to shift leadership of the program.
(via The Globe and Mail)

Nothing will stop this Nittany Lion: Penn State coach Joe Paterno hospitalized after hit.

Joe Paterno was in hospital undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into the 84-year-old Penn State head football coach during practice.

Paterno was admitted Sunday evening to Mount Nittany Medical Center after he walked away from the collision with a receiver, the school said Monday. Receiver Devon Smith was running a drill when he blindsided the Hall of Fame coach.

“I expect to be back at practice soon,” Paterno said in a statement. “I’m doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me.”

Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State director of athletic medicine, said it doesn’t appear surgery will be required. The school said Paterno could be released in the next 24 hours.

Paterno conducted Monday morning’s coaches meeting by phone from the hospital, according to Penn State. Assistant coaches will run practice while Paterno is gone and it was unclear how long that would be, athletic department spokesman Jeff Nelson said in an email.

Practice resumed Monday as scheduled, with the team in full pads for the first time this summer. Football media day, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed.

Paterno is entering his 46th season as Penn State’s head coach and is the winningest coach in the history of U.S. major college football with 401 victories.

Speculation about when and if he will retire is a constant around Happy Valley, though Paterno himself generally dismisses the topic. But when health issues come up, the chatter seems to intensify.

Paterno’s health has been a frequent issue in recent seasons.

In 2006, he broke his leg in a sideline collision during Penn State’s game against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. A hip injury forced him to spend much of the 2008 season coaching from a seat near the press box, where the offensive co-ordinator usually sets up. He had hip surgery after that season.

During the 2010 off-season, Paterno had to scale back his personal appearances because an intestinal issue and an adverse reaction to antibiotics prescribed for dental work. He also cut back on in-season obligations and taped segments instead of appearing live on a weekly radio show.

But as the 2010 season went on, Paterno’s health seemed to be improving. And at the recent Big Ten media days in Chicago, Paterno said he was feeling great and he looked and sounded better than he had at the same event a year earlier.

Paterno signed a three-year contract extension in late 2008 that runs out after this season, but Paterno’s status at Penn State hardly seems reliant on a contract these days. Penn State has no public plans in place to shift leadership of the program.

(via The Globe and Mail)

Compelling response…

jennifermacdonald:

I’m continuing on with my comment on Gini Dietrich’s post: Social Media Fatigue. Sorry Gini I’m not trying to steal your thunder but I want to continue on with my opposite point of view.

All we hear lately is how much time social media takes out of our day, and how much it hinders…

Who’s This Year’s Most Reputable Company in America? (STUDY)

Yesterday, Forbes and the Reputation Institute released their list of the most reputable companies in America and the results are interesting.

To determine the list, the Reputation Institute, a private consulting firm, conducted an online study of nearly 33,000 Americans, measuring their perception of the 150 largest companies in the United States that they were “somewhat” or “very” familiar with, according to Forbes. Each company earned a “RepTrak Pulse” score of 0 to 100, representing an average measure of people’s feelings—or reputation—for a company. The scores were statistically derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling.

So who won the title and bragging rights this year as the most reputable company in America?— Amazon.

The popular retail site’s pulse score totaled 82.70, which was 5.76 points higher than last year and 1.30 points higher than Kraft Foods, the second most reputable company. Amazon earned its No. 1 rank by providing value to users, staying ahead of the curve in technology and innovation and responding quickly and ethically to scandals.

“Amazon is the most reputable company in the U.S. in 2011 because consumers believe that it stands for more than what it sells,” Anthony Johndrow, managing partner at Reputation Institute, told Forbes.

Although a majority of the most reputable companies remained invariable, Amazon was a shocking newcomer to the top 10 rankings. Here are the rest of the top 10:

1. Amazon
2. Kraft Foods
3. Johnson & Johnson
4. 3M
5. Kellogg’s
6. UPS
7. FedEx
8. Sara Lee
9. Google
10. Walt Disney Co.

Last year’s winner, Johnson & Johnson (No. 3), has made the top 10 for the past six years. Food makers Kellogg’s (No. 5) and Sara Lee (No. 8) and tech giant Google (No. 9) all dropped two spots from 2010—but stayed near the top nonetheless.

Overall, consumer products, industrial products, food manufacturing, computer and general retail companies scored highest. At the other end of the spectrum, telecommunications, energy and diversified financial companies earned the weakest scores.

With the economic despair, it’s not surprising that the least reputable companies on the list were all financial-based (in descending order from No. 150): Freddie Mac, AIG, Fannie Mae and Goldman Sachs.

After an eventful year with the anticipation of the iPad and iPhone 4, I was also surprised not to see Apple make its way up into the top 10 (No. 46).

For further details about the study and to see the complete list, click here.

"There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity & accomplishment." - Norman Vincent Peale