"I'm shocked, shocked to find that data collection has been going on here!"
Do you remember that classic scene in Casablanca when Captain Renault walks into Rick's café and exclaims "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" while a casino attendant hands him a wad of cash? That scene immediately came to mind when I read The Guardian this morning.
It's June and that means the Club eLuxe International Summit is finally here. This year's event will take place on Wednesday, June 12 and is entitled "The Web Economy: Understanding How Digital Media is Re-Writing the Rules of Luxury & Transforming Value Creation."
Dear Ms. Sandberg & Mr. Rooney:
I would like to address with you the April 19 blog post entitled "Facebook Understands Europe's Privacy Fears Says Sandberg" published on the WSJ's "Tech Europe" blog.
As regular readers of this blog know, the biannual Club eLuxe events held in Paris in January and June are a "must" on my calendar. I'm therefore pleased to announce that the upcoming full day seminar will take place at Paris' historic Hotel Le Meurice on June 12, 2013. The topic on the agenda this time around: "The Web Economy: Understanding How Digital Media is Re-writing the Rules of Luxury & Transforming Value Creation".
Not me but a reasonable facsimile of my reaction to Stefano Tonchi's comment.
The mudslinging between fashion bloggers and members of the fashion media that ensued after the publication of Suzy Menkes' piece The Circus of Fashion continued throughout Paris Fashion Week with a video published by Now Fashion late last week. At approximately 7:18 into it, W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi had this to say:
Anna Wintour is reportedly a stickler for punctuality. The infamously impatient editor-in-chief of American Vogue runs a tight ship and expects everyone around her to be on time (a character trait I admire and relate to by the way). She's even known for being routinely early to fashion shows and is frequently the first editor to arrive. I raise this only because it makes the perpetually slow upload of images from the New York shows to the Vogue site all the more perplexing.
I've been getting a steady stream of press releases about so-called "social media experts" lately, usually people I've never heard of but who I'm assured have "mastered the art" of "spreading the word" and "getting the message out" via social media platforms. Typically, these self-proclaimed experts have hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook which presumably they acquired thanks to their social media savvy.
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