Warriors’ Steph Curry has encouraging news about his ankle

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Stephen Curry did not need to even hear the question. Shortly after sitting down in the interview chair, Curry fielded an inquiry about his right ankle and how it feels. Curry offered two thumbs up.Yep, all signs point to Curry playing when the Warriors play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round NBA playoff series on Saturday at …last_img read more

Warriors will offer Klay Thompson max contract Sunday, report says

first_imgIn nothing of a surprise, the Warriors will present Klay Thompson a max contract offer of $190 million when NBA free agency begins on Sunday, ESPN reported Friday afternoon.Sources told Adrian Wojnarowski the Warriors are expected to quickly sign Thompson to a five-year deal right after 3 p.m. Sunday to finish the easy part of their two-part plan to retain their two All-Star free agents.Both Thompson and the Warriors have long talked about their desire to reach a deal and both sides will …last_img read more

Darwinism as a Post-Observation What-If Game

first_imgThe silly evolutionary spin put on observations of the natural world do not contribute to science; they cheapen it.Jellyfish Did Not Evolve SleepAll the secular news media entered dogmatic slumbers when Nature announced, “Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep.” The comment came from a paper in Current Biology, “The Jellyfish Cassiopea Exhibits a Sleep-like State.” Cozy in their beds, dreaming snugly of Darwin playing sandman to jellyfish, they used the observation that jellyfish take breaks to explain why people evolved sleep.Jellyfish and humans may seem wildly different, but both still need to sleep (Science Daily): “This finding that jellyfish sleep implies that sleep is an ancient behavior, largely untouched by millennia [sic; hundreds of millions of years] of evolution.”Even jellyfish get sluggish if they don’t have enough sleep (New Scientist): “The findings push the origins of slumber further back in our evolutionary past,” Sam Wong writes. He can’t bring himself to even consider a designed reason for animals to sleep.Despite the vast evolutionary distance between jellyfish and backboned vertebrates like ourselves, the team found evidence for common mechanisms. The hormone melatonin, which promotes sleep in humans and our relatives, also induces quiescence in Cassiopea. So does pyrilamine, an antihistamine drug that causes drowsiness. It is also unclear why sleep evolved. The problem is that sleep has so many benefits, it’s hard to pick out the crucial one.If evolution is so powerful to design a mechanism for sleep, why couldn’t it, in 500 million years, design a human being to get by without sleep? Wouldn’t that be a fitness advantage? Wouldn’t it provide us with even more time to pass on our genes?Tomatoes Are Not Crystal BallsMembers of the tomato family use acylsugars for defense. Phys.org admits that “These specialized metabolites have a wide variety of structures and are made by different enzymes working together to carry out a series of biochemical reactions.” Rather than explain how random mutations arrived at the recipes for complex enzymes, let alone getting them to work together in organic synthesis, the authors, Layne Cameron and Robert Last, chose witchcraft. “Tomatoes’ crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets,” they say, conjuring up images of the Bearded Buddha inside the skin of a tomato. “[S]tudying these specialized metabolites open an evolutionary window,” they believe. Last is least among philosophers of science. Look what he says:“We sought to understand how this novel pathway originated and diversified across 100 million years of plant evolution,” said Last, MSU Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Plant Biology and the study’s senior author. “This is our crystal ball, our view into evolution.”Evolution Did Not Make Sparrows an Ideal SizeWhy aren’t house sparrows as big as geese? It’s a weird question” that sent Norwegian evolutionists on a quest to venerate Darwin. “But the overall message is this: The researchers tested the theory of evolution, predicted the results and things went as expected,” an article on Phys.org boasts. “The sparrows tell us that the theory of evolution actually works outside the laboratory as well.” But here’s the catch: the sparrows in the experiment, forced to evolve larger and smaller sizes, reverted to their original sizes when returned to the wild! If anything, this empirical evidence refutes Darwin’s theory. The evolutionists missed the real story: intelligent design!But at the same time, it’s no benefit to be too big, either. Maybe you then become a more vulnerable catch for birds of prey? So far these are mostly speculations. We don’t actually know for sure.What we do know is that the bird populations changed very quickly. This can tell us something about how adaptable the sparrows are.Ageing Is Not a Quirk of EvolutionPeople grow old and die. So do roundworms. Why? Evolutionists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, put a Darwin spin on the question, according to Science Daily. In “Unveiling the mystery of why we age,” they decide it was just a “quirk of evolution” that happened way back when:As Charles Darwin explained, natural selection results in the fittest individuals for a given environment surviving to breed and pass on their genes to the next generation. The more fruitful a trait is at promoting reproductive success, the stronger the selection for that trait will be. In theory, this should give rise to individuals with traits which prevent ageing as their genes could be passed on nearly continuously. Thus, despite the obvious facts to the contrary, from the point of evolution ageing should never have happened. This evolutionary contradiction has been debated and theorised on since the 1800s. It was only in 1953 with his hypothesis of antagonistic pleiotropy (AP) that George C. Williams gave us a rational [sic] explanation for how ageing can arise in a population through evolution. Williams proposed that natural selection enriches genes promoting reproductive success but consequently ignores their negative effects on longevity. Importantly, this is only true when those negative effects occur after the onset of reproduction. Essentially, if a gene mutation results in more offspring but shortens life that’s fine.Thus, they have perpetuated the tautological formulation of natural selection by equating fitness with survival (6/19/14). The researchers are also apparently unaware that George Williams was a vehement critic of the reckless just-so storytelling by evolutionists (5/31/04). In a pretense of striving for empirical evidence, these scientists observe that autophagy (programmed cell death) slows down in older roundworms. But they did not show that such slowdown causes ageing in humans. Nor did they explain how autophagy (a complex, multi-step process that is tightly regulated; see “Dumpster Diving” at Evolution News) arose in the first place. In fact, they couldn’t even be sure that autophagy causes ageing in roundworms. But they invoked Darwin’s “Stuff Happens Law” as their all-purpose just-so story:This evidence has now arrived according to the co-lead author of the paper Jonathan Byrne, “The evolutionary theory of ageing just explains everything so nicely but it lacked real evidence that it was happening in nature. Evolution becomes blind to the effects of mutations that promote ageing as long as those effects only kick in after reproduction has started. Really, ageing is an evolutionary oversight.” Jonathan continues “These AP genes haven’t been found before because it’s incredibly difficult to work with already old animals, we were the first to figure out how to do this on a large scale.” He explains further “From a relatively small screen, we found a surprisingly large number of genes [30] that seem to operate in an antagonistic fashion.” Previous studies had found genes that encourage ageing while still being essential for development, but these 30 genes represent some of the first found promoting ageing specifically only in old worms. “Considering we tested only 0.05% of all the genes in a worm this suggests there could be many more of these genes out there to find,” says Jonathan.There’s no way to connect the observation to the result, in other words. But since it makes a nice story, they blessed the hearts of all seniors with the comforting words that ageing is just a quirk of evolution, an evolutionary oversight.When the Darwin Party can operate isolated in its own echo chamber, this is the kind of silliness you get. What the Darwin Party really needs is a strong opposition party. The opposition party needs to be strong, forthright, and invulnerable to bluffing and intimidation. It needs to have both powerful scientific evidence and grounding in philosophy of science. It needs to be good at laughing and shaming stupid ideas. Science suffers without it. If they really believed in survival of the fittest, wouldn’t this be seen as the best way forward? Instead, Big Science refuses to even consider publishing letters to the editor, let alone scientific papers, that don’t bow the knee to King Charlie.One evolutionist even agrees with this, surprisingly. Paul Braterman, writing for The Conversation, surprised colleagues by stating, “Listening to creationists can strengthen our understanding of evolution.” We don’t think so. In fact, CEH Editor challenged Braterman in his earlier mockery of creationism (“How to slam dunk creationists when it comes to the theory of evolution,” The Conversation, 9/14/17, a series of straw man arguments) to a written debate with Dr Walt Brown, who has had a standing invitation for decades now. Braterman refused, as has every other evolutionist. What are they afraid of? Here’s what: they are hooked on their just-so storytelling banquets with all those tantalizing speculations (6/25/14). How could they ever give those up?The stock answer by Darwinians why they cannot allow criticisms of evolution is that every opposing view is “religious” somehow. And yet here we see them practicing witchcraft, divination and magic, acting like shamans to pass on the origins myth of our culture, fighting vociferously anyone who challenges their authority.(Visited 576 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Satara’s warring royals come together in show of strength

first_imgWarring royals, Udayanraje Bhosale and his cousin Shivendrasinh Bhosale, who both left the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), staged a massive show of strength together and filed their respective nominations in Satara on Tuesday.Udayanaraje filed his nomination for the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll, while Shivendrasinh filed his for the Satara Assembly segment for elections to the State legislature. Both are descendants of Chhatrapati Shivaji.The Lok Sabha bypoll has been necessitated by Udayanraje, one of only four elected NCP MPs in the recently concluded general election, resigning and joining the BJP. Speaking after filing his nomination, he said, “I was in a terrible dilemma before taking the step to join the BJP… but now, those doubts have been resolved and I can think about addressing people’s issues with a free mind. I did not align myself with the BJP with any expectations of a position or office, and my objective is to complete works, especially water projects, which have been pending since 1996,” he said. The former MP said he has always practised “issue-based politics” and praised the State government for showing great political will in passing the Bill on the quota for the Maratha community.An erstwhile NCP bastion with four party MLAs, Satara has seen a rapid change in equations with the defections of the two royals to the BJP, especially that of Udayanaraje. In the past, the cousins have gone through several quarrels, with vital issues like civic infrastructure, education and medical services being sacrificed at the altar of the seemingly eternal family feud. NCP chief Sharad Pawar had tried to reconcile the conflict several times, but the truce patched up was usually a fragile one.When asked whether the cousins would campaign for each other, Shivendrasinh said there was no question of any rift between the two any more, as they both had a common objective of seeing the BJP victorious in Satara.Earlier, Udayanraje had said he still had great respect for Mr. Pawar and would not file his nomination form if the NCP fielded the patriarch against him.With senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan reluctant to contest the bypoll as the NCP-Congress candidate, the onus of taking on Udayanraje is likely to fall on senior NCP leader and former Sikkim governor Shriniwas Patil.Mr. Patil, a former IAS officer, had contested and won the Lok Sabha elections twice, in 1999 and 2004, from the Karad Lok Sabha constituency in Satara district, before its delimitation for the 2009 polls.last_img read more

Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Ginebra didn’t disappoint its legion of fans this time.With another record crowd trooping to the colossal Philippine Arena here, the Gin Kings completed their quest for back-to-back titles, routing Meralco, 101-96, in Game 7 to win the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Cignal – PBA Press Corps Finals MVP LA Tenorio unloaded 26 points and four assists, including the insurance freebie for Ginebra finally fend off Meralco late.Justin Brownlee also fired 23 markers, eight boards, and five dimes, while Scottie Thompson chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds, and two assists.Greg Slaughter won his first PBA title with 12 markers, five boards, two assists, and two blocks, Joe Devance had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Japeth Aguilar got 10 markers and the three crucial boards in the end game to seal the deal for the crowd favorites.Despite facing a big hole early, Meralco still showed some fight late, with Jared Dillinger anchoring the belated run as he cut the deficit to as low as four, 100-96, with a booming three from the right wing in the final 47.0 seconds.Tenorio split his freebies to extend the cushion to five, 101-96 in the last 22.6 ticks, before Garvo Lanete muffed his late trey.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lewis Hamilton’s F1 legacy still growing “Huge shots. Just huge shots all the way through, and then at the end, we start missing our free throws, we turn the ball over, and it looked like it wasn’t a comfortable win. But overall, the game was exciting,” said Cone.Allen Durham did all he could in the decider, unfurling 26 points, 24 rebounds, and nine rebounds, while Dillinger had his best showing in the series with 20 markers, five dimes, and three boards. Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Delighting the 54,068 in attendance, Ginebra finally showed the hunger it lacked two days prior, leading by as much as 20, 52-32, in the second half courtesy of a Justin Brownlee jumper before holding off the Bolts’ last ditch rally.It marked the Gin Kings’ first back-to-back titles in their 38-year history and their 10th championship overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe triumph further established coach Tim Cone’s lore, as the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor claimed his 20th title in 30 Finals appearances.“We held on to another Game 7. It’s amazing,” said the league’s winningest coach. “These Game 7s are the most amazing things to play. You never know what’s gonna happen, you’re never quite prepared for them, we tried to do our best, stay calm, stay focused but there’s just so many pressure.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

Speak Easy

first_imgHarsha BhogleHarsha Bhogle, 49. Voted as the favourite ESPN-Star Sports commentator in 2008, he is known for his straight and unbiased way with words. Likely to say “Sehwag’s scintillating strokeplay gives you an orgasm of happiness.”Ravi Shastri, 48. Great voice but often states the obvious. Good, especially if you switch on the TV in the middle of a match as you will hear him say, “End of the over, it’s 42 for one.” Likely to say “It’s six, six, six, and it’s balle, balle, balle in the crowd.” Loudly.Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar, 62. Never loses an opportunity to praise Sachin Tendulkar. Diplomacy is not his forte and his favourite dart board is Team Australia. No wonder, Ponting says he is no angel. Likely to say “If Tendulkar wins the World Cup for India, I will touch his feet.”Sanjay Manjrekar, 45. Dares to criticise the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Often at a loss for words, he ends up saying exactly the opposite of what he means. Likely to say “The next match is against Bangalore… ummm the next match will be played in Bangalore.”Navjot Singh Sidhu, 47. Famous for his one liners, also known as Sidhuisms, he makes English sound like a “funny” language. Was sacked by ESPN-Star Sports in 2003 for using the F-word on air. Likely to say “Piyush Chawla is as confused as a child is in a topless bar.”Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly, 38. He is the new dada on the block. His TV appearances as a quiz show host have been rather sedate contrary to his aggressive avatar as a captain. Likely to say “When I was captain of India…”advertisementlast_img read more

Knee arthroscopy

first_imgDefinitionKnee arthroscopy is surgery thatuses a tiny camera to look inside your knee. Small cuts are made toinsert the camera andsmall surgical tools into your knee for the procedure.Alternative NamesKnee scope – arthroscopic lateral retinacular release; Synovectomy – knee; Patellar (knee) debridement; Meniscus repair; Lateral release; Knee surgeryDescriptionThree different types of pain relief (anesthesia) may be used for knee arthroscopy surgery:Local anesthesia. Your knee may be numbed with pain medicine. You may also be given medicines that relax you. You will stay awake.Spinal anesthesia. This is also called regional anesthesia. The pain medicine is injected into a space in your spine. You will be awake but will not be able to feel anything below your waist.General anesthesia. You will be asleep and pain-free.Femoral nerve block. This is another type of regional anesthesia. The pain medicine is injected around the nerve in your groin. You will be asleep during the operation. This type of anesthesia will block out pain so that you need less general anesthesia.A cuff-like device may be putaround your thigh to help control bleeding during the procedure.The surgeon will make two or three small cuts around your knee. Salt water (saline) will be pumped into your knee to stretch the knee.A narrow tube with a tiny camera on the end will beinserted through one of the cuts. The camera is attached to a video monitor that lets the surgeon see inside the knee.The surgeon may put other small surgery tools inside your knee through the othercuts. The surgeon will then fix or remove the problem in your knee.advertisementAt the end of your surgery, the saline will be drained from your knee. The surgeon will close your cuts with sutures (stitches) and cover them with a dressing. Many surgeons take pictures of the procedure from the video monitor, You may be able to view these pictures after the operation so that you can seewhat was done.Why the Procedure Is PerformedArthroscopy may be recommended for these knee problems:Torn meniscus. Meniscus is cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in the knee. Surgery is done to repair or remove it.Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)Swollen (inflamed) or damaged lining of the joint. This lining is called the synovium.Kneecap (patella) that is out of position (misalignment).Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee jointRemoval of Bakers cyst. This isa swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid. Sometimes the problemoccurs when there is swelling and pain (inflammation) from other causes, like arthritis.Some fractures of the bones of the kneeRisksThe risks for any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsThe risks for any surgery are:BleedingInfectionAdditional risks for this surgery include:Bleeding into the knee jointDamage to the cartilage, meniscus, or ligaments in the kneeBlood clot in the legInjury to a blood vessel or nerveInfection in the knee jointKnee stiffnessBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse whatmedicines you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Your doctor may tell you to stop takingmedicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other blood thinners.Ask your doctor whichmedicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol (more than 1 or 2 drinks a day).If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you have before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicines your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will have an ace bandage on your knee over the dressing. Most people go home the same day they have surgery. Your doctor will give you exercises to do.Outlook (Prognosis)Full recovery after knee arthroscopy will depend on what type of problem was treated.Problems such as a torn meniscus, broken cartilage, Bakers cyst, and problems with the synovium are often easily fixed. Many people stay remain active after these surgeries.advertisementRecovery from simple procedures is usually fast. You may need to use crutches for a while after some types of surgery. Your doctor may also prescribe pain medicine.Recovery will take longer if you have had a more complex procedure.If parts of your knee have been repaired or rebuilt, is you may not be able to walk without crutches or a knee brace for several weeks. Full recovery may take several months to a year.If you also have arthritis in your knee, you will still have arthritis symptoms after surgery to repair other damage to your knee.ReferencesPhillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Miller MD, Hart J. Surgical principles. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 2.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

How to Set up a Facebook Custom iFrame Landing Page Application

first_img Originally published Feb 22, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 On the Applications Profile, Click on “Add to My Page” Set Up Your iFrame Page on Your Own Server Select Your App and Go to the Application Profile Page Head to http://facebook.com/developers Facebook Marketing Click on Set Up New App Name the App (This is Not What The Custom Tab Will be Named) 1. Grab a 16x 16 icon from iconfinder upload the icon and save your changes. For this to work you will need a webpage on your server that you will be iframing into your new custom tab. That means you must have the HTML living outside of Facebook on your own server. Try and make this content 540px wide. Anything wider will not show up well in your custom tab. In order for this to work you must update your Facebook Fan Page to the newest settings. 1. Your canvas URL will be the main domain your HTML content is living on. Make sure you include the trailing slash in your url. 2. Make sure that Canvas type is selected iFrame. Topics: Go into edit page > Manage Permissions to change this to the default landing page.That wasn’t so bad was it? Save the Changes and Click on Back to My Apps Editor’s Note: We wrote a more up-to-date article about creating custom Facebook tabs here.Facebook recently announced that they would be discontinuing their support of the Static FBML app in favor of iframes.From a marketing perceptive this is actually some great news as FBML was pretty restrictive on what was and wasn’t allowed within Facebook.I decided to investigate how much of pain is involved in setting up a custom tab on Facebook using an iframe. As it turns out, it’s actually not to difficult.Below is a video with setup instructions step-by-step and a screenshot guide if you don’t want to watch the video.The end result of this effort is this iframed application tab (for a contest that ends this Wednesday)! Add Description and Your Custom Icon Select the page you want to add the custom iframe tab to and you are done! 1. Name your Tab. Note: 16 character limit! 2. Specify the tab URL. In this case the piece of content I am iframing in is “http://inboundnow.tv/fbtest2.html” so I added in the “fbtest2.html” in the Tab URL. Allow the developer application if you have not already done so. Setting Tab URL (Still in Facebook Intregration Page) Set Up Your Canvas URL in the Facebook Integration Page Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Teaching Lawyers How to Tweet: Social Media Is Like Crossing the Street

first_img Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you run a bank, a boardroom, or a bordello. Take a moment to stop, look, and listen to your audience. That way, you won’t be left in the social media gutter with tire tracks on your BlackBerry and stains on your $700 suit. Jeff Cutler Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . But many of these firms are so paranoid and looking in one direction — following the cross-the-street analogy — that they get run down by the pedicab going in the opposite direction. They don’t see any other way of doing business or having conversations. . and how they can be used by anyone. I’m not advising (because I’m not qualified to dispense legal advice) that firms relinquish control. What I am saying — and what I told the dozens of attendees in our session — is that you can’t have an informed, intelligent discussion with your audience if you don’t listen to them first. understand the tools Essentially, social media is a communication form that puts control into the hands of everyone. And that’s not exactly the model through which many compliance-guided industries operate. For businesses like financial institutions, pharmaceutical firms, and law offices, keeping a tight leash on conversations is part of doing business. That’s why it’s so important for folks in these fields to The following is a guest post by social media My colleague, Sree Sreenivasan, gave a similar talk on May 10 in Boston, proving that it’s not just a fad. Knowing social media tools and how to use them is mainstream and in-demand. Originally published May 16, 2011 12:00:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 , and you can check out his other articles at It’s the first tenet of any conversation, whether it takes place over cocktails and stuffed mac & cheese or in the mahogany board room of some Fortune 100 company — or even over the tubes of the internet. Know your audience. Know how they communicate. Know how and where they get their information. And www.jeffcutler.com In mid-April, I found myself sitting on a panel presentation for the American Bar Association. The group was comprised of three lawyers and social media journalist Jeff Cutler — me. Our session, titled “Fad or Future: Social Media’s Place in Today’s Legal Profession,” was developed to give practicing lawyers a glimpse into how know what they’re already saying about your company and your industry By taking the time to research your audience — customers, clients, media — you’ll have a better handle on how to speak to them and with them when the opportunity arises. You won’t make the mistakes some consumer-facing companies make by giving too little credit to customers and too little attention to what those people say. [email protected] can be both a boon and a danger in their daily lives.  Topics: Social Media . Jeff can be reached via email atlast_img read more