Too many women? This is from match dot freaking COM. So bush league.
You did make a mistake Match. You hired someone who is a dipshit.
This is 1 step below a Viagra spam.
They should have been honest. It works, trust me.
What it should have said is…
"Look, we put a lot of cash into this ass site that should have been a part of Match.com. Instead, we broke it out into its own entity and tried to get greedy. We screwed the pooch, please save our jobs and pay us something and we’ll get you laid….promise.
The disclaimer says:
"*Disclaimer: We know you see a lot of disclaimers at the bottom filled with all kinds of legal mumbojumbo, however, we just want to use this space to reassure you, we really do have too many women and need your help."
Sorry, don’t buy it.
Moral of the story? Transparency and honesty DO scale. Maybe not as quickly as a cheap move like this, but in the longrun, you’ll be a company who is trusted, not laughed at.
So as you know, I love Philadelphia. All things Philadelphia. So when I heard that Indy Hall was having its one year anniversary, I knew I had to be there. I also knew that Strands had to support them in their co-working space efforts. Those guys and gals have busted their ass and continue to do so for their peers and for the city of Philadelphia.
But how could I make it even more fun? Hold a Strands event the day before. The first Strandup in Seattle was badass, and it was fun getting people to talk about things other than technology. I found it to be quite challenging myself.
Probably something I was stoked about even more was seeing Kris Krug again, the amazingly talented fashion photographer.
There have been a bunch of talks so far about search engines, engaging talks about business 2.0 with Sarah Lacy, but I think the coolest thing I’ve heard so far was something Kris said during his session.
While talking about photography, lighting, and some of the tricks of his trade…he said something along the lines of "When you take a picture of someone, turn the camera around to show it to them…you build that immediate trust if you captured a good shot".
I’m not a photographer, but I think that carries over to anything. If you write about someone and mention them, show it to them. Regardless of what some people think, some of us actually admire others work and aren’t jealous (or expect anything in return)…but excited to talk about people who know what they’re doing.
If you need fashion photography or just want to talk to someone really smart and passionate about what he does, hit up Kris.
So I’ve spent some time at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas the past few days. I haven’t been on the conference “circuit” for a while, and I hate that phrase…”circuit”. It denotes that I’m doing something because I have to. I don’t have to, I want to. I love people, and I love meeting new people and catching up with friends.
I’ve had people in my life tell me that this “Internet thing” is stupid, unstable, and a hobby. Go Duck yourself.
Enough. The internet is just a platform. A platform that allows talented people to bring their ideas, hopes, dreams, and passions to fruition. People who don’t understand it, or at least take a few minutes out of their busy lives to listen are close minded. Television, Radio, any major business…platforms. Platforms to let people and ideas shine. Get the Duck over it.
I met a gentleman this week who runs a site called RubberDuckLand.com. I’m going to write a bigger post about him later, but he pays bills selling Rubber Ducks.
That’s Duckin’ Awesome.
Still not so sure about this “internet thing”? Look at the people behind the business, not what we use to reach you.
Airport road there’s a bus turned over Many people died, I guess I should’ve been a soldier What the hell you know it’s not my fault We been stranded here and it’s too far to walk
It’s late afternoon approaching evening now And I’m just sitting in this airport bar wondering how How I got here and how to get home Has anyone around seen a payphone? I gotta get out of here
And I’m stranded, the west of my coast I just need to get home And I’ll be back here before you know So how about it Mr. Pilot, won’t you let my people go?
Hungry now get a bite to eat And the pilot sits down to rest his feet A fat man walks into the pizza shop Another little one walks out with nothing…
Pretty girl walks by and I say…”Oh My” She turns her back, guess I caught her eye The cripple rolls backwards in a wheelchair And the pretty girl stops to fix her hair And I gotta get out of here
'Cause I'm stranded, the west of my coast And I just need to get home And I’ll be back here before you know So how about it Mr. Pilot, won’t you let my people go?
Cop tackles me down, shouts, “Give me a hand” And his partner comes up and says, “You got the wrong man.” So the night grows on and I’m in the clear Call a friend at home, says “I wish you were here Oh how I wish you were here”
I talk to a stranger to pass the time, Says, “How are you, boy, ‘cause I’m doing fine.” Place grows cold so I put a sweater on I turn to reply but the stranger was gone The stranger was gone
And I’m stranded, at the west of my coast I just need to get home And I’ll be back here before you know So how about it Mr. Pilot, won’t you let my people go?
I take one more drink and I get up from my seat. And I try not to fall asleep The rich push their carts and they prepare to fly As a little boy stops and waves goodbye Stops to wave goodbye Oh and he waves goodbye
And I’m stranded, at the west of my coast And I just want to get home And I’ll be back here before you know So how about it Mr. Pilot, won’t you let my people go?
Anyhooters, I’ll be travelling a bit over the next few weeks and I want to catch up with YOU. Yes, YOU.
This week I’ll be in Corvallis, Oregon at Strands homebase…then I’ll be at New Media Expo in Las Begas, then I’ll be in Seattle from the 17th-24th (Gnomdex babay!…get the sushi ready Chris! Oh, and add me to the attendee list pwease!)
Reach out and touch me. But not in a bad dirty way…unless you really want to. And yes I mean you Chris Brogan (if you’ll be at any of the above).
“The New York Times reports that the third SpaceX launch has failed following the second-stage ignition of the Falcon 1 rocket. The SpaceX launch had three satellites on board, all of which were presumably destroyed in the incident. This marks the third failed launch for SpaceX — twice they failed to reach orbit, and once the Falcon 1 rocket was lost five minutes after launch. While the company vows to carry on, this certainly raises some questions about the likelihood of successful privatization of the Space industry.”—
Failure is normal, especially when it comes to rocket science. The Saturn V — built by NASA and designed by Warner von Braun — failed numerous times early in its life. In actual production use it had thirteen successful launches and zero failures, but that doesn’t take into account its “beta” stage. The instability and unreliability of the Saturn V and its predecessors led many to question whether we could meet JFK’s lunar landing deadline.
The private space industry will be fine. In fact it’ll thrive. Personally I’m looking forward to the first commercial suborbital flights (tickets already on sale!).