There’s always something to howl about

New Media in Plain English: Who me?

We blog, we Twitter, we are on Facebook, we podcast, we digg, we stumbleupon… But can we laugh at ourselves?

If not, don’t go. And if you do go, don’t bring the kids.

It’s the New Media (Dirt)bags in Plain English.


2 Comments so far

  1. Russell Shaw October 31st, 2007 12:29 pm

    LOVE it!

  2. […] I know the name Mariana Wagner. I know she is a respected real estate blogger. I was curious to find out more about her through Twitter. Within a half hour of my last email to Greg and Cathy, Jay Thompson tweeted a link to his pick for video of the week, so I went over to take a peek. My guess is that Mariana is a nice person. All the comments on Jay’s post suggest she’s well liked and has a wonderful sense of humor. In all likihood she is a great real estate professional, but I don’t know her. When I saw her video, I was, well… I was offended. I felt it was condescending. That may or may not have been her intent, and it doesn’t matter; she doesn’t know me, so she didn’t create that video for me. And before you bitch about my delicate sensitivities, take note: I’m not easily insulted or offended, and you’d be missing the point anyway. The point is that much to my own surprise and horror, I instantly recognized what Greg was trying to tell me: Someone, anyone, one person whom I’ve never met, one person who is looking to me for sound professional advice and guidance, could be offended by what I had posted. Why would I do that? I work really hard to create my blog, why would I post something that could be misconstrued, even if I didn’t understand how that could happen? […]