Did you see your CPAAAAAAY this week?! And @Thegooglefactz offers a way to de-stress by asking yourself one question. That and more in this week’s LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week.
The Pulitzers really aren't keeping up with journalism today, either. Where the Best Aggregation category? Best Listicle? Best Quiz? :)
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) April 14, 2014
If you’re not passionate about it, why are you doing it? #startup
— Christine Perkett (@missusP) April 15, 2014
A little ironic when a PR firm has a SEO agency comment spamming for them.
— Lee Odden (@leeodden) April 15, 2014
I love when I learn something new. I hate when it wastes a lot of my time learning it.
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) April 15, 2014
— Mashable (@mashable) April 15, 2014
Google Glass is on sale today. They're like regular glasses except you can see the internet and not all the people pointing and laughing
— Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) April 15, 2014
I am Pass-hung-over. No wonder Moses and company wandered the desert for 40 years. Absurd amounts of wine don’t make for a great GPS.
— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) April 15, 2014
AM radio host discussing Google Glass: “This is dangerous stuff, folks. What if you could detonate a bomb just by blinking?”
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) April 15, 2014
WTF?! I cant believe I woke up to Snow (again) !
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) April 16, 2014
...and in the future, "you'll be haunted by one... burning... question..." pic.twitter.com/cDXvZ4yzLW
— Seriouspony (@seriouspony) April 15, 2014
Twitter for Android tip: Want to follow someone u had no intention of following? Move finger 1/8 inch to the right while reading a tweet.
— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) April 16, 2014
There are so many independent cloud storage services today. Sure seems like massive consolidation is in the cards.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) April 17, 2014
Extra-long Easter season a boon to Cadbury: the North Pole of Easter: http://t.co/U3DfmDrZh9
— Upstart Business (@upstartbusiness) April 17, 2014
Earthquakes, blood moon, new "earth like" planet. Sorry folks but the end is nigh.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) April 17, 2014
Turns out when you engage with a brand, you’re actually getting married, and there’s no opportunity for a divorce. Also, they own you.
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) April 17, 2014
Just received 1st ever Klout perk I might use—advance screener of an upcoming Hulu show. Good strategy: more media as reward for media use!
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) April 17, 2014
Noticed a Family Dollar is being built down the street from my house. Not sure if that's good or bad for my neighborhood.
— Jarvis Holliday (@HollidayInk) December 19, 2013
You think winter has moved on. Then you wake up and discover his underwear hanging on the bannister and his dirty boots in the doorway.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) April 17, 2014
When you finish explaining something, avoid asking "does this make sense?" — instead reframe with positive tone.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) April 17, 2014
.@Yahoo You guys shoulda hired me as COO. I woulda failed for 1/4 of that price.
— MarketPlunger (@MarketPlunger) April 17, 2014
Can u change the 5 day turnaround to 1 day for me just this once said the account manager for the hundredth time this year so far!!!
— Happy Fairy (@HappyJoyfairy) April 15, 2014
Yay for colleagues who push you to be better at what you do. How rare. <3
— supertramp (@triccie) April 17, 2014
Just heard a great quote with regards learning ..."you are not born intelligent - you are born capable"
— Mark Owen (@markjowen) April 15, 2014
i just said killer feature to someone. I must be drunker than I thought I wasn't.
— Jimmy Jacobson (@jimmyjacobson) April 17, 2014
Positive labor & management relations don't just happen, they need effort behind them and regular attention. Doing that today.
— Capt. Russ Reinhart (@rrHBPD) April 16, 2014
"[G+] isn't ...a social media platform ... [it's] an identity platform ...connect[ing] our different devices & web services" - exactamundo
— David C. Minchala (@daveminchala) April 15, 2014
When stressed by a situation(s), take a moment to think whether you will even remember this event in 5 years.
— Google Tips (@Thegooglefactz) April 16, 2014
Let's calm down about sliced bread.
— Greg Dorris (@GregDorris) April 17, 2014
Contact targeted website owners directly to publish your content.
— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) April 17, 2014
Authentic leaders change the circumstances before the circumstances force them to change.
— Steve Keating CSE (@LeadToday) April 17, 2014
Chipotle says "harsh weather" did not affect Q1 sales. That's ok, it affected everyone else
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) April 17, 2014
Ain't nothin' wrong with going to Kinko's on a bad day and printing out 500 pictures of a baby turtle eating mashed potatoes.
— shelby fero (@shelbyfero) April 16, 2014
Reporting spam is the closest I will come to stoping a crime.
— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) April 17, 2014
My daughter just said she thought I was smart as a cheetah. R cheetah's smart? I should know that. O God, I'm not as smart as a cheetah
— The Sklar Brothers (@SklarBrothers) April 15, 2014
Passover traffic is the best. Only took 25 min to get to work.
— Emily Murray (@EmilyMurray) April 15, 2014
just misspelled "successful" which describes perfectly where i'm at
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) April 15, 2014
said it before & i'll say it again; i want nike to sponsor a zoo. i wanna see all the animals in dope kicks. call me a visionary or whatever
— natalie mooney (@nataliejmooney) April 15, 2014
They'll never tax thinking. It wouldn't raise enough money.
— Brett Arends (@BrettArends) April 14, 2014
Fonzie goes to a CPAYYYYY to get his taxes done.
— Brandon Gutermuth (@UNTRESOR) April 15, 2014
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