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Facebook to blogs – How answering a question landed me on PR Squared

September 13, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Proof that anything you put online can be used in a variety of different ways.

I answered the following question on Todd Defren’s Facebook page. “Is the PR industry starting to make the same mistakes as it did during the Bubble Days?”

My answer: I wonder if PR folks are drinking the Kool-Aid too fast when taking on new startups and then blowing it when pitching the media–who for the most part I don’t think really cares about a new party planning site or way to stalk your neighbors.

Then Todd used the answers he got for a blog post on his widely read PR blog.

Since I answered the question late I was at the top. The amazing thing is that you can simply click on my name and instantly be brought to my Facebook account. Thank God I didn’t put anything too bad on there.

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  1. September 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question, Tim, and, thanks for the GOOD response.

    Let me know if you’d like to hook up with our SF team to drink some Kool Aid.

  2. October 19, 2007 at 8:36 am

    A man is trying a very unusual way to propose to his girlfriend. He wants people to forward an email to as many people as possible and he hopes that it will eventually get to his girlfriend. Details here: http://www.proposal-to-mary.com

    Here is what he wants people to send by email:

    ————- SNIP (email text end) —————

    For a long time I have tried to find a special way to propose marriage to my girlfriend Mary, whom I know for five years now. I wanted it very special, romantic and memorable, something our grandchildren would still remember.

    And here is my idea: I will send out the proposal to Mary to 50 complete strangers, people I don’t know – hoping, that they will forward my proposal to as many people as possible, which in turn forward it etc. And some day, I hope, it will reach Mary, after it has travelled a very long way. I know, it will take a long time and I am quite nervous…

    From the poem MY Mary will know immediately that the proposal is for her.

    I have created a homepage ( http://www.proposal-to-mary.com ) where you can find the current status of my quest. You can use the homepage to check if the proposal has already reached Mary (in that case it is not necessary anymore to forward the mail).

    Once the proposal has reached Mary, I will put a note on these pages. Also I will publish there how many people have read the proposal so that everybody can see how far it has spread and that it is getting closer to Mary.

    And of course you will find there what I am waiting for most: Mary’s answer! I can’t tell you, how nervous I am… Will she accept my proposal? Will she like the unusual way how she got it, through the hands of thousands of messengers all over the world?

    Please cross your fingers for me! And please – help me by sending the mail to as many people as possible, to help it spread, so that it eventually reaches Mary.

    And here is my proposal:

    Mary, please forgive me, as you know English is not my native language. And I am not a poet. But I mean it from my heart.

    My angel,

    Five years ago, I will always remember the day When fate made us meet, blissful Alaskan moments in May Earth spun around us and a journey began Love, warmth, happiness, enough the years to span.

    The longer it lasts the more grows our bond And with 80 still – of you I will be fond Whatever happens, I will stay at your side Through good and bad, together let us stride

    No second with you was ever wasted
    You are the sweetest I have ever tasted
    We have spent so many years – why not a life?
    Mary, will you marry me – and become my wife?

    Mary, if you have received that and have recognized me, then give me a sign so that I can continue with the romantic part of my proposal…

    ————- SNIP (email text end) —————

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