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Can You Trust Online Reviews? Sometimes

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Over 100 million reviews have been posted on Yelp. Some of them, no doubt, are extremely accurate. Some are slightly biased. And some are downright fantasy. At least that’s what the New York Times says in an article. If that … Continue reading

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Are You Careful (Enough) In How You Phrase an Online Review?

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A writer friend of mine called me this morning before 9 a.m. I knew it was important, because when a writer picks up the phone that early in the morning, it usually involves blood or at least gore. Not this … Continue reading

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Pink Slime Makers Sue Diane Sawyer for $1.2 Billion

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Few of us will forget the images plastered on the nightly news last year of “lean finely textured beef” (better known as “pink slime” after the news report). But did you remember that it was veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer who broke the story? I … Continue reading

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Court Says Online Reviewer Can Have Her Say – For Now

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One of the first blog posts I wrote on this blog, on April 7, 2011, was titled Online Review Lawsuits: Sometimes the Truth Isn’t Enough. Written for anyone who has thought about writing a review of a business, the post … Continue reading

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New Version of Bill, Same Big Problems


Although a new version of the tough new anti-piracy bill just modified in Congress address some of what the bill’s sponsor calls “legitimate concerns” about the legislation, at its heart it’s still got the same big problems.   The bill is scheduled for … Continue reading

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8 Things I Wish Job Candidates Hadn’t Shared

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Blogger Jeff Bullas recently posted his list of 30 things you shouldn’t share on social media. Some of his suggestions were humorous, and some were serious. I’ve been going through the process of reviewing resumes and interviewing college students applying … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line Online: Personal vs. Professional Speech

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I’m thrilled to be working with three of the industry’s top experts on social and digital media as we put together the content for a great webinar on Thursday, July 14.  It’s free, and if you work in a regulated … Continue reading

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