Twitter Spam

I am still catching up on emails from last week. Due to this I am batching up related items to deal with, nuke or file. It struck me how much Twitter spam has increased lately.

My solution? Block and report every single one to @spam.

If anyone sends me a direct message about a quiz, their affiliate program, or to recruit me into their mob, they are getting blocked and spam reported.

I recommend you do the same. Twitter is too useful to allow this stuff to clutter your inbox with :)

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Neil Strauss

the ten most common myths about surviving terrorism, fires, earthquakes, um, shark attacks, and other emergencies both likely and unlikely.

Best-selling author Neil Strauss (of “The Game” fame) as a new book out about surviving emergencies, here he shares a free PDF report about the most common myths and the real way to survive emergencies.

You can find it here, no email required:

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Social Media and SEO: 5 Essential Steps to Success

Now more than ever, company marketers are charged with improving performance with fewer resources and shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like SEO and social media. There are significant benefits from combining search engine optimization and social media marketing tactics ranging from increased social network discovery via search to the ability to attract links for improved SEO.

Making the most out of combining SEO insights with social media marketing tactics can be accomplished with a roadmap that identifies the audience you’re after, the goals you’re trying to reach (and can measure) as well as a strategy that sets the stage for the tactics you’ll use to execute your game plan. Read on to get a better understanding of how SEO and social media complement each other and a step by step guide for creating a social media roadmap.

It is not enough to just play in social media, you need a plan and to work the plan.

Businesses need to decide their goals, work out the appropriate tactics, and measure results against their goals.

A roadmap such as this is a good start!

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How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle In One Night

Simply stop eating during the 12-16 hour period before you want to be awake. Once you start eating again, your internal clock will be reset as though it is the start of a new day.  Your body will consider the time you break your fast as your new “morning.

I need to try this, I have been wanting to wake earlier as part of my productivity kick, plus I have a lot of long haul flights coming up so might be a way to avoid some of the worst jet lag effects :)

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Wishing I Was Back in Paris

We are back in damp and dreary old England after having a great time in a far more sunny and relaxed Paris with Cindy and Mac.

I am hoping Macs rock climbing boot camp mitigated the worst fattening effects of the massive amounts of delicious calories I consumed during our trip, as you can see in the included photograph of my handsome supermodel stunt double.

Now it is time to get back to work and catch up on all the things I have been putting off for the last few days while my pictures upload to Flickr.

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