It was the $250-million shot heard ‘round the digital world. But will it be a revolution? That is the question. And what is your definition of a ‘fun’ job? Here are the latest LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
Guys, if you wanna come across as "successful" I'd suggest driving with your shirt on.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) August 8, 2013
Looking to monetize my Facebook swimsuit photos
— Chris Thayer (@ChrisThayerSays) August 8, 2013
Nothing makes me feel less like you really do wish me the best than signing your emails "Best,".
— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) August 8, 2013
Bored with sharks.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 8, 2013
The best thing about Amazon buying The Washington Post is free shipping for housewares and electronics if you read all the editorials.
— Merrill Markoe (@Merrillmarkoe) August 8, 2013
We say “pay compliment” because the person who receives them is enriched. You: go pay some people a compliment. Now!
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) August 8, 2013
The happiest people spend the least time alone. They also forgive others which is associated with happiness.
— World Facts (@Factsionary) August 8, 2013
Dadgets and Dadvertising are not words. I shouldn't need to say this.
— C.C. Chapman (@cc_chapman) August 8, 2013
My husband is gone on a trip for 8 days and now I have no idea how I'm loading the dishwasher wrong.
— Swishergirl (@Swishergirl24) August 4, 2013
If you Want everyone on Twitter to Know you are doing a Twitter Silence, Go on Twitter all the time and Tell Everyone. Silent Advice There.
— Jon Pigeon (@PigeonJon) August 4, 2013
This is an automated message. I typed it and my computer sent it to Twitter, then on to you instantly through a magic tube
— Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock) August 4, 2013
Amazing that today a 2-year-old start-up sells for $1 billion and a 135-year-old newspaper sells for $250 million.
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 5, 2013
Basically, if you buy a parrot, it will outlive you and you will have to BUY A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY for its care after you die. #tcas13
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) August 5, 2013
Twitter and Facebook are Great Satans in some ways, guardian angels in others. I can never get too mad at them.
— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) August 5, 2013
(I like when something I've written sparks discussion. But an author should speak inside the piece itself, not patch it up in comments.)
— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) August 6, 2013
Have I always been ten years older than Miley Cyrus?
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) August 6, 2013
I've seen a lot of 'can Jeff Bezos find a business model for newspapers? '. Ladies and gents, Jeff Bezos IS a business model for newspapers
— emily bell (@emilybell) August 6, 2013
Social requires writing skillset, as does email - but all three require a quick thinker AND a sense of humor! #custserv A2
— Marsha Collier (@MarshaCollier) August 7, 2013
It only took 7 years for 50% U.S. households to adopt smartphones but 11 years for the PC-based internet.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 6, 2013
The only way a news media can get worse than a corporate oligopoly is a privately owned oligarchy. Go, future, go!!!!!
— umair haque (@umairh) August 6, 2013
Fact: facts were invented by a group of Canadian intellectuals who were tired of lies.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 8, 2013
And on the third day, Satan created auto-play video ads on web pages.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) August 7, 2013
Think an auto DM is ever a good thing? Please think again. It is NOT a good first step to a relationship. With anyone. Ever.
— Shelly Kramer (@ShellyKramer) August 8, 2013
In my experience, "fun" jobs tend to require a lot of drudgery.
— Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) August 8, 2013
Treat each quality issue as a golden nugget, it represents an opportunity to improve. #quality
— Glenn Remoreras (@GlennRemoreras) August 8, 2013
I wish the new Gmail had a "Crappy Link & Guest Blogging Requests" tab
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) August 8, 2013
rollin down the street gettin linkedin endorsement notifications sippin on gin and juice laid back
— mark leidner (@markleidner) August 7, 2013
Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.
Gene Marks CPA is a small business expert and analyst and the author of five best selling books on business management including "The Manufacturer's Book of Lists," "In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash" and "Outfoxing The Small Business Owner."
Gene is President of The Marks Group PC, a ten person technology and management consulting firm that serves more than six hundred companies around the country. Gene was formerly a senior manager at the international accounting firm of KPMG. You can follow him on Twitter @genemarks.