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Double Indemnity or Jeopardy?

This entry is in response to a comment posted by Will O’Neill

 Your boob problem is interesting – I was set to roll back my opinion somewhat, but then I went looking for it myself and it seems like the video is vanished, and the context of it was almost certainly in more of a humourous tone than an erotic one? So you should be good.     

To discuss, though, I would say that pornography is maybe one of the last truly stigmatic things out there, actually. I think the world out there has a more liberated attitude about sexuality and the display of it, but only when it’s attributed to strangers – to people we’ve never and will never meet. By and large, I think people are *very* uncomfortable, or at least deeply affected in some way, by bearing witness to even the simple nudity of people who they have strictly professional relationships with, and if it were even more progressed than that…? Aiee.

I’m just saying – I think it will be a long, long, long time before the social contract evolves to that extent. Anyone who allows anyone to videorecord them in any kind of sexual context is in this day and age is, in my opinion, extremely unwise. 

Publicists especially.

Do you agree? Or am I already old?!

Because “You can’t kiss away a Murder!”<p>


I agree with you and think you raise several good points. 🙂

Let me clarify for the record, what happened, and know that this is EXACTLY what I am talking about. You google my name, and “pure boobies/Miranda McCurlie’s Boobs” comes up.  To the average person, a natural assumption is that, “Miranda McCurlie showed her boobs online.”


There was no “boob” show. That would imply that I revealed to the world, everything. Once again, this did NOT take place NOR would I ever do that. Pornography is pornography.


Here is a link to an audio mashup of the incident.  Needless to say, I have learned a lot regarding what is at stake and how to restructure your image. 


I think you are “old” if you believe that we can have a closer relationship to those in power YET not be able to, in a conversational manner, chat.  We are not robots, but real people.

I also believe that to be a successful publicist, you should have experience in what you do.  What gives you more experience than jeopardizing your OWN reputation and how you go about “fixing” it. 


March 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm 4 comments

To Bee or not to Bee;

To Bee or not to Bee; That is the question (Mark Harvey from High Road Communications initiated)

Pierre M. Omidyar, founder/chairman of eBay website said, “We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.” Omidyar must have foreseen the new technological invention, BeeTagging. What is a BeeTagg? Picture a stamp that looks like a network of honeycomb designs. To the naked eye this image, like any code, seems foreign—alien even. However by using a mobile device a brave new world is discovered.

BeeTagging or mobile tagging is based on tags/labels, similar to barcodes, which can be read by the built-in cameras found on most mobile phones.

Please take a second to answer these questions;

  • Do you own a cellphone?
  • Does it allow you access to the internet? (remembering that nothing in life is free)
  • Does it have a camera?

The concept of Mobile Tagging fulfills all these conditions perfectly: The mobile phone is in fact the universal client. There are even more mobile phones than personal computers or TV sets. In many countries the penetration of mobile phones is more than 100% and mobile phones allow the access to the world wide web almost everywhere, anytime. Using mobile tags embedded into objects in the real world, it is possible to build a reference between these objects and the situational context of the customer as well as to all information belonging to them and to any activities that are possible.

Imagine also that with the Environmental Sustainability Committee estimating that in 2008 over 222 million tons of waste will occur, it is clear to see how BeeTagging is the future.

Desire, decision, action and satisfaction are synchronized to a single positive process. The immediacy of this process gives a high emotional quality to the user:

  • the individual desires of the user are important
  • the user is receiving all the attention
  • the user is the preferred client
  • the user is an important person

“The user is given more control and therefore more self assurance. They are given the advantage of knowing they are getting special and individual information, allowing them to not miss an opportunity and is always “in” and up to date.”

The website says it all. As I have pointed out! BeeTagg gives a business the ability to create tunnel vision; a useful tool in the age where everyone is bombarded with a million different messages. However, the age old debate arises surrounding control. You would give the audience the choice to check out the tagg or to continue with business as usual.


February 7, 2008 at 3:24 am 4 comments

Is it only a matter of time before even my own grandmother can make a pitch to Tom Foremski?

After reading blog postings from Justin Creally of High Road Communications and Joel Postman of Socialized regarding Tom Foremski and only accepting PR pitches via FaceBook, I began to speculate a couple of reasons why this might be.

1. Foremski can see the merit of the individual contacting him:
He can look at your profile details, pictures, friends (or lack thereof) and then make his own judgements judgments on whether or not the person is of caliber.

2. Foremski can see if the person is up-to-date:
To prove this point, I use my dear Grandmother as an example. Meet Helen, a 75 year old grandmother living in Ancaster, Ontario. A retiree and avid gardener, EVEN SHE HAS EMAIL NOW! However, she does not have FaceBook. (yet…)

3. Foremski is addicted to FB and would like to mix business with pleasure;
“Crack” book, as I have come to know it, offers an individual to voyeuristically peek into lives of their friends. Maybe Foremski is in a poke war with someone and refuses to give up. He needs to go on regularly to ensure his victory, doesn’t he?

Ultimately, here is what I like about the FaceBook hype (and think we all need to embrace this a bit more) is that we allow for this. By nature, we thrive on interaction, and for a while there, many were saying that the internet is very impersonal and making us distant and alien to one another. Well, now I argue that the web is extremely personal and can open more doors then windows.

Once again, I ask; Is it only a matter of time before my grandmother is pitching to Tom Foremski?


Grandmother and her funky computers

February 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm 4 comments

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