Dave Fleet

Dave Fleet writes on the topics of social media, communications, public relations and marketing and anything that could correlate with any of the above at his personal website. He is good at communicating with his followers through creating open-ended topics and replying to comments on his posts. Fleet will either thank them for their suggestions or show interest in their viewpoint.

Fleet posts regularly and breaks up his posts with different forms of multimedia such as photos and videos. I did not find any errors in his blog and he not only put links in his blog but at the end of posts he would put links as suggestions for other articles to read if the reader found the topic particularly interesting.

The thing I liked most about this blog was the way he presented the information. Instead of compiling everything into paragraphs, he often uses bullet points or numbered lists to organize a post. Also, I find videos to be a very effective form of multimedia so it was nice to see that he included them in his blog.

The strongest parts of his blog are his use of multimedia, his analysis of information and how he presents it all to the consumer. I found the presentation of his posts to be very easy to scan. They had good readability and good depth.

There is not much I can say about this blog that is negative but if there is one thing I would do slightly different, it would be to create more in-depth responses to his reader’s comments. He would respond often but I noticed they were usually a thank you rather than a true response.

Overall, Fleet has created an extremely well-rounded site that I will make sure to visit again in the future for advice in the Public Relations or Social Media fields.

Brian Solis Blog

Public Relations professional Brian Solis writes his blog about how best to communicate with customers and presents new ideas to assists current and future employees of a PR firm.

Though Solis often receives many comments on his post, his responses lack depth and additional information. He usually responds with a thank you or praise for exceptional comments from his readers. I think if he put more time into involving his readers, he would get better feedback on his blog.

Solis uses some good practices within his blog such as his use of multimedia. He uses pictures for visuals that compliment the topic of each post and also writes on topics of interest with good content. He creates well-crafted headlines and often uses an informal tone that increased the readability of his blog.

I was most interested in the content of his articles because I hope to become a PR professional someday and I thought he was very informative and covered many topics that would be helpful to a PR firm. He also writes in a way that an unprofessional can understand so that he reaches more audiences.

His analysis of topics was helpful and he made sure to create depth within his story through content and links to additional information. Solis creates new posts often as well so his blog has good immediacy. Though these were all very positive points there is also need for improvement.

His lack of responses on comments from readers leaves the consumer hanging. I also didn’t think the blog had a good setup or was easy to scan. The paragraphs are too long and should be broken up by forms of multimedia.

My favorite post was “The 4 C’s of the Conversation Company: still a long road ahead for most companies”. This informed the reader of the top four ways to best communicate with a firm’s customers and had the best readability of all his recent posts because of the way he broke up his paragraphs.

Multimedia Sites

I find it hard to pick a particular story that is individually most worthy of being written about on this site. This is because the whole site is filled with different forms of multimedia and is overall an extremely interactive and well-developed site. Multimediashooter.com is a compilation of photos, videos, info graphics and text that keep the reader involved and interest in their site. Their pictures and videos include things like events and new technology. Multimedia shooter also uses charts to demonstrate different uses on the ipad and iphone. I personally found the black and white “Afterfall” videos to be the most intriguing form of multimedia on this site.

The site duckrabbit.com, produced by David White and Benjamin Chesterton is a multimedia journalistic blog site that focuses on photojournalism. Their blogs include updates on the site’s new available features through video, pictures and cartoons. They allow diversity in their site through open ended questions about photojournalism that inspires debates. I found their photos to be most inspirational, especially the “Take me on a journey through time and space” photo.

 

Illuminati and Free Masons

There is a big different in this conspiracy theory when compared to the others. This theory involves the rich, famous and those from high levels of society. Major secret societies started long ago. The Free Masons formed on May 1st, 1776 and are still in existence all over the world. The Illuminati was formed from the Free Masons when a select group of “enlightened ones” were chosen to be a part of it.

The Illuminati follow Illuminism which is the desire for a singular world-wide religion and government. If the Illuminati were to take over nations, they would force everyone into a new melting pot that worships satanic entities, microchips would be placed inside of every person and our every move would be documented.

Public figures such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, and Eminem are said to play parts in Illuminati conquests to send subliminal satanic messages to the world. Google “Illuminati Rihanna Umbrella” and see for yourself. Words such as Umbrella, Rain Man, use of “awesome” numbers and certain body contortions in their lyrics and videos are signs that they are Illuminati.

Six, 11 and their multiples, are the numbers that are most commonly used by the Illuminati. It is said that every 11 years the Illuminati conspires against us. What happened 11 years ago? Does the date 9/11/2001 ring a bell? The winter solstice this year will occur on Dec. 21 at 11:11. Also, if you add all the numbers of the date that is suppose to be the beginning of the apocalypse (1+2+2+1+2+0+1+2) it equals 11. That particular date in occult numerology is known as 11:11:11.

There is proof in all this if you look for it but it is also just another apocalypse conspiracy theory that cannot be proven 100% true. The theories I have written about all have flaws. Some suggest a great disaster that would end the world, others suggest the end to the world as we know it. I guess we will all find out for sure this year, too bad it could be the hard way.

The Web Bot

In the 90’s computer programers designed a program that would predict changes in the stock market. The “Time Monks” that created this program figured that if Web-Bot could predict the future of the stock market, then why couldn’t it predict the future of the world?? The methodology behind the Web Bot was that it was triggered by 300,000 or so keywords on forums, blogs, social networking sites and other internet sites. It would tally the types of chatter of the people posting online.
Web Bot is said to have predicted many disasters that have happened such as; the Columbia Space Shuttle, Northeast Blackout of 2003, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Hurrican Katrina, and the Dick Cheney Hunting incident.
The Web Bot has gotten most of its popularity from contributing to the 2012 apocalypse theories. It claims small nuclear wars will start in 2009 which would start a chain of events leading to major nuclear disasters in 2012 and possibly a switch in the magnetism of the poles. The Web Bot theory does not predict a complete end of the world, but possibly an end to how we know it.
This theory is even harder for me to believe than some others because the Web Bot is sort of a cheater. Since it gathers all its information from the internet, any internet site such as a weather channel site could predict a natural disaster first. The Web Bot would see this and then call for bad weather.

The Mayans

The Mayans are constantly quoted when referring the the end of the world. Their ancient civilization along with Nostradamus have predicted disasters all over the world. The Mayan apocalypse theory comes from a calender that they created. The Mayans created many calenders over time. Ones that predicted the location of the sun, others to help grow crops and about 13-17 others that predicted god knows what.

One of their calenders was called the “Long Count”. It started around 3114 B.C. and ended over 5,000 years later. When the Mayan’s calender was compared to the Gregorian calender the final day on both was December 21st, 2012. This is when everyone freaked out. Turns out that during that date, it is also the winter solstice. During the winter solstice, the sun and the Milky Way line up, and for some reason since this is all happening at the same time, it is predicted that the north and south pole will shift. If this happens, SUPPOSEDLY, it could cause many natural disasters on earth.  Underwater volcanoes could erupt causing floods that could flood the entire earth which would cause power and satellite failure, and all sorts of crap.

How come all of the sudden, just because the Mayans and Gregorians got too lazy to finish their calenders, now the world is going to end? The fact that their calenders ended on the same day is what I like to call a coincidence. I have no advice for this weeks apocalypse theory because I think its a load and if it wasn’t…eh, what can ya do?

 

Nostradamus Effect

Nostradamus is well known for his prophecies about the future of our world. He has predicted many devastating events well before they occurred. Nostradamus gained many followers after predicting the death of Princess Diana and the assassination of JFK, as well as 9/11, the Challenger disaster and the rise of antichrists such as Adolf Hitler. He said there would be three antichrist leaders to come to power total but the third is still unknown. As far as what Nostradamus predicts for 2012, his prophecies link to a possible flood, a comet that would crash into earth and a whole list of other natural disasters.

Now that NASA is no longer receiving funding, a comet would be a very hard disaster to avoid. Even though many see space exploration as a want and not a need for our country right now, to me it seems essential to have that option, especially in this kind of apocalyptic scenario. So the first step to avoiding a Nostradamus predicted apocalypse, would be to resume NASA funding.

The idea of a great flood seems so Noah’s Ark to me but after Hurricane Katrina and all the other natural disasters our world has been experiencing, it does not seem that unlikely anymore. If many of the volcanoes that reside under the oceans erupted in unison or even gradually, it would create such disturbance and turbulence in the oceans that giant waves would start coming towards shore, eventually flooding much of the world. As far as I know, there are few preventative measures for this kind of disaster, most of which require a lot of money, so I’m definitely screwed. If you happen to be rich, here are your tips for survival, cough*screw you*.

  1. Have a lot of money. Buy a really big and really nice boat that you could live in possibly for the rest of your life. Stockpile it will food, water and dry clothing.

 

  1. Have even more money. A private jet headed to a mountain far above sea level is your best bet at surviving a great flood. If you have enough money to set a plan like this in motion, then good for you.

 

  1. Location, Location, Location. This one is for the less financially fortunate but location, obviously, is quite important. Build yourself a mountainside safe house, preferably waterproof, and stockpile it with necessities.

 

Well I didn’t have very many but these are your tips for surviving the Nostradamus predicted flood. The key here is to have money and be a hoarder…two things that do not often go together, haven’t you seen Hoarders on TLC? Anyway, good luck with that 🙂