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10 New Year’s Resolutions from a Social Media Rockstar-Guru-Ninja

seamus condron

Seamus Condron is a former social media expert and current unemployed social media expert. He’s produced actual work at organizations such as Mediabistro, Hearst, and ReadWriteWeb. He has never worked at Cinnabon. You can visit him at http://seamus.is to learn more.

Phew! This year sure went by fast. I’ll be honest—the year did not start out too well. I unexpectedly lost my social media/cashier gig at Cinnabon when I was accused of too much tweeting and not enough sweeping. Fucking bureaucrats.

I decided then and there to listen to the voice inside me and finally become a social media expert. The mall’s loss is the internet’s gain.

I put the wizard pedal to the social metal in 2011, serving up kick-ass thoughts, ideas, and Instagrams of inanimate objects to my many clients (i.e. Twitter followers). Even though my year was full of earth-shattering pontificating and plagiarized SlideShare presentations, I know there is some marginal room for additional ROI. After all, where would us social media folk be without our humility?

In that spirit, I conjured up some practical New Year’s resolutions to get my 2012 started in fine guru fashion. And unlike 99 percent of my thoughts on social media, the following resolutions are completely original! Read More

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No More Drunk Tweeting! Techies Share Their New Years Resolutions

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Soon it will be January, and productive people everywhere will clench their fists and declare their intentions in the largely self-defeating and demoralizing tradition of the New Years’ Resolution. Many of these resolutions, we noticed, have to do with technology—as in Hollywood’s resolution, “Destroy the internet” and everyone we know’s resolution, “Spend less time on Facebook.”

Startup founders like to Get Shit Done, we thought, and they also like to overshare. Why not ask them what their technology-related goals are, and give them the benefit of public peer pressure to help them stick to their guns? Read More