Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quick Bites – February 16

Using another’s photo without permission can get you sued. Business success may be tied to your socks. Why numbers of fans/followers is not as important as the quality of engagement.  

Photographer Sues Quincy Jones Claiming Picture Used Without Permission
By: Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter

The same fate could await businesses that use others' photos to promote themselves without permission.
“Quincy Jones is now being sued by a photographer who claims the legendary music producer is using without permission a photograph of Jones at work to advertise a signature line of headphones and in a book about the producer's approach to music.”

A Foot in the Door in Silicon Valley
By: Claire Cain Miller and Nick Bilton, The New York Times

A different take on how to get a leg up in the business world.
“For barristers in 18th-century London, it was shoulder-grazing wigs. For the Mad men of 1950s New York, it was briefcases and fedoras. For the glass-ceiling-shattering women of the 1980s, it was shoulder pads. And for today’s tech entrepreneurs in high-flying Silicon Valley [and lawyers in high altitude Denver], it is flamboyantly colored, audaciously patterned socks.”
And yes, these are my socks today.

By: Tom Foremski, ZD Net

This article points out that the real value in social media is in the actual conversations that occur, not simply the numbers of fans or followers.
“If large numbers of accounts are fake, and equally large numbers have no profile information, it means that there is a far less commercial value in social media networks than total numbers would suggest.”


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