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Old 12-13-2012, 04:45 PM   #43051
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I see nothing wrong with that, sounds like they are trying to convince shareholders that the acquisition was profitable as well as users that their experiences will improve.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #43052
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Re: SE FAQ, Liveblog and Holiday Discussion

And that they're integrating new social initiatives into the experience
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #43053
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I see nothing wrong with that, sounds like they are trying to convince shareholders that the acquisition was profitable as well as users that their experiences will improve.
I know what they are trying to say - it's how they're saying it that is irking me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #43054
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Could get a nice game of buzzword bingo going on this.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #43055
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We love Localmind's product - a platform that lets users crowdsource wisdom about what's happening on the local scene in real time.
That sentence makes me want to punch baby sloths.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #43056
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Would you rather it said "Localmind lets users talk about local events"?

^ Investor: "HOLY **** BUY SHARES OF THAT NOW THIS **** IS FRESH"
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #43057
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Would you rather it said "Localmind lets users talk about local events"?

^ Investor: "HOLY **** BUY SHARES OF THAT NOW THIS **** IS FRESH"
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #43058
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Would you rather it said "Localmind lets users talk about local events"?

^ Investor: "HOLY **** BUY SHARES OF THAT NOW THIS **** IS FRESH"

Yeah, because the other wording is so blatantly hipster.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #43059
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #43060
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I think you're misjudging the intended audience for that press release.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #43061
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That baby sloth gif is mesmerizing.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #43062
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I think you're misjudging the intended audience for that press release.
I know who it's aimed at and that is kinda why I find it so irritating. Just a bubble filled with people who don't see the ridiculousness of choosing to say:

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a platform that lets users crowdsource wisdom about what's happening on the local scene in real time
rather than:

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Localmind lets users talk about local events
i.e. the standard way of phrasing and explaining things is just unnecessarily twisted and warped.

The thing is, I wouldn't mind so much if you got the sense that the type of person who wrote that is in on the joke. But they wouldn't find it in anyway unusual to talk like that. Funny old world.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #43063
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Which direction is is from, though? Is that release in 'business-speak' because the writer talks that way or because the writer thinks he won't be listened to if he doesn't talk that way?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #43064
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Re: SE FAQ, Liveblog and Holiday Discussion

All corporatespeak is AIDS. That block of text was probably slightly worse than average. But yeah the use of "crowdsource" makes me want to punch the next person I see wearing black-rimmed glasses right in the face.

They almost forgot to mention "global community" but then they barely got it in there in the penultimate sentence.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #43065
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #43066
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lol nice undertitle
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #43067
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That baby sloth gif is mesmerizing.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #43068
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but then they barely got it in there in the penultimate sentence.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #43069
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I felt hipstery just using it there but whatever
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #43070
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The antepenultimate sentence was worse imo
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #43071
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Not sure if making joke I think you're making.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #43072
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Re: SE FAQ, Liveblog and Holiday Discussion

officially an alumnus! what the **** to do now? i'm becoming withered

Last edited by Eltbus; 12-13-2012 at 07:47 PM. Reason: i guess officially monday after holtz spits all over us
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #43073
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You're now an unemployed alcoholic, congrats!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #43074
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Ugh ugh ugh

I really hate marketing and company bull****, but San Francisco 'start up culture' company bull**** is definitely the worst. Am I the only one who finds some of these sentences nauseating?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #43075
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