How you and I are going to change the world

June 27, 2012

A tutorial on how to give great comments

and feedback 

that send out big, world-changing waves

by Stan Faryna

New Featured Item: The Galactic Herald Iso-8 Jewel (Fan-made)

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Galactic Herald Iso-8 Jewel

How to save the world

This is a demonstration of how social media has changed how business is done.

It may also be a demonstration of how people can make change in the world through online community and action. The latter depends entirely on you and, yes, everyone else within the online reach and attention of these words. If you want to change the world for the better, you have to collaborate with others to make it happen.

You have to take personal responsibility and ownership of the desired change. You can’t just sit it out and hope for the best. And if you don’t have a pressing cause that you are personally motivated to see happen today, you can help someone else who has a cause that needs your support.

Michael Jackson, They Don’t Really Care About Us

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Once upon a time in social media (part two)

June 26, 2012

Once upon a time in social media part two

by Stan Faryna

If you haven’t read part one, please click: Once upon a time in social media.

“NO-NO-NO!” shouted the white rabbit at the boy and girl.

The boy and girl were naturally surprised. The white rabbit could actually talk. English!

“That’s not how Marco Pollo is played!” exclaimed the white rabbit as he sat up. He was a big fellow.

He lit a corn cob pipe and sucked on the crackling clove smoke. Then he looked at the girl, suspiciously.

“You wouldn’t happen to be an Alice, would you?” he asked the girl.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Don’t Come Around Here No More

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Once upon a time in social media. And other social Media DOHs!

June 25, 2012

Once upon a time in social media part one

by Stan Faryna

Once upon a time, a boy and girl went into an wardrobe and found themselves in a fairy tale. They emerged from a burrow of moss and jasmine and found themselves looking out upon a grassy overlook. Nearby, a black unicorn pranced to the delight of half-foot-tall, laughing faeries. The little people worked as they laughed; they wove a garland of fragrant, pink peonies for the unicorn’s reward.

A faun too frolicked in his labor. Oh how the faun leapt! As high as three meters at times. At times, he gathered red pomegranate fruits. On other leaps, bunches of juicy, green grapes – each grape as big as a plum. Of course, the gentle faun shared gladly and freely with anyone who desired the fruit of his labors.

A Blue-fronted Amazon parrot flew up from a pomegranate branch shaken by the faun and complained bitterly at the rude awakening. The faun had disturbed the parrot’s nap!

Without delay, the faun apologized profusely. Reluctantly, the green breasted parrot accepted his apology. And all was well in paradise.

Cold Play, Paradise

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Just another Marvel Avengers blog post for the next 100,000+ views

June 15, 2012

Just another blog post for that next 100,000+ views and link to the Marvel Avengers cheat-trick-hack that destroyed the game for everyone

You is here: A Marvel Avengers Guide for Levels 54-65
For Levels 41-53, getting that job done
For Levels 31-40, gird thee up thy loins
For Levels 11-30, smite thine enemies
For Levels 0-10, ride thunder express

by Stan Faryna

Get the Balance Right

Any Facebook game that is worth playing is more than mouse clicks. It has to be about solving problems. It has to be about doing good, helping others, and, of course, saving the world. Right?

The story line of the Marvel Avengers Alliance Facebook Game has all this good stuff.

A good game is also a game that gets the balance right. Just as a good player gets the balance right. Agent levels 54 to 65 is all about getting the balance right. It’s when you need to forget about the Marvel Avengers cheats, buying your way through the game with gold, or gaming the game platform with leethax. If you don’t put this behind you at this point, the game will be as empty as your heart and soul may be.

And that would be a pity.

Depeche Mode, Get the Balance Right

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100,000+ views of a blog post doesn’t rock me. And other social media DOHs!

June 14, 2012

Is there something wrong with social media or is it me? [gasp]

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

What’s wrong with me?

100,000+ views of a blog post doesn’t rock me. This concerns me. What’s wrong with social media? What’s wrong with me!?

So what if I can throw up blog posts that rock 100,000+ views without blinking...

Depeche Mode, Everything Counts

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Recap: @TedRubin @annegeddestweet and more on giving at @BruceSallan’s #dadchat

June 12, 2012

How do you nourish a spirit of giving in your kids?

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

– Emily Dickinson

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.

It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.

– Mother Teresa

How do we teach our kids to give?!

This was the big question on @BruceSallan’s DadChat with Ted Rubin (@TedRubin), Anne Geddes (@annegeddestweet) and all of the DadChat women, friends and fans.

This special DadChat was dedicated to helping raise funds for shot@life (@ShotAtLife), a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Over $1,400 was raised for Shot@Life in the online DadChat auctions and even more was made in direct donations – all in ONE HOUR!

Note: This #DadChat RECAP appeared last week on Bruce Sallan’s blog.

Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin is a daddy, social marketing strategist, and CMO that emphasizes ROR, Return on Relationship. Bruce says that he is the most followed CMO on Twitter! Ted’s website is here.

Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes is a world-class photographer known for her award-winning photographs of babies, flowers, and pregnant moms. Her photos are icons that celebrate birth, life, and joy.  Her website is here.


Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries. Give here.

The Auction

1. Hotel and airfare for two to Los Vegas

Donated by Holly Pavlika (@HollyPavlika)

Winning bid by @TedRubin.

2. 2GB iPod Shuffle #2

Winning bid by @LovelyLu

3. 2GB iPod Shuffle #1 and an autographed, limited-edition book by Anne Geddes

Winning bid by @JPLoveCotton

4. Autographed, limited edition book by Anne Geddes

Winning bid by @Bruce Sallan

The transcript for this #dadchat is here:

Join the fun! Log-in to #dadchat every Thursday night at 6pm PST:

Snips and Bites From the Dadchat

The tweets listed below only represent a fraction of the chat and participants. See the transcript for the complete record of this epic chat.

John Lennon, Imagine

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Coulson’s Folly: Marvel Avengers Alliance Levels 41-53. Silver and Gold Links.

June 5, 2012

Talk (all you want) after you got the job done.

You are here: Marvel Avengers Allaince Guide for Levels 41 to 53.
For Levels 54-65, can you rock & rolla?
For Levels 31-40, gird thee up thy loins
For Levels 11-30, smite thine enemies
For Levels 0-10, ride thunder express

by Stan Faryna

Just Fight

Agent Coulson’s folly was to to talk first. He should have shot Loki and then took the kiddos out for a beer. But then that wouldn’t have been much of movie (Marvel Avengers).
You’re not making a movie here, so get the job done. In other words, level up Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man to 11 by Agent Level 50. In addition, if you can get Spiderman and Hulk to Level 9 by 53, you rock. Everything else is a distraction. Forget the research until you hit Agent Level 65. Send out those Remote Ops. Make Silver. Make silver like there’s no tomorrow. You’ll need it to train your heroes up.
Just fight. PVP. PVE.
Iron Maiden, The Trooper
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