Social Media- Paragons of Netiquette

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In the wolf hierarchy, there exists a ranking system. Dominance in a pack has more to do with confidence and strength of character than size or physical strength. Which means that contrary to popular belief, the Alpha dogs are not the snarling, ferocious ones, but the calm and wise ones. They know their place and don’t feel the need to prove anything to the pack. It’s the lower ranking members who are insecure and have something to prove to their peers. Spoiler alert: if you watch the wolf pack behavior videos, you will note that the ones with the most self-serving or bully behaviors don’t meet a good end. They usually get taken down by the rest of the pack to restore balance to the group. Natural selection.

This same mentality transfers to the social media world. Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior- the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well. [Read more…]

SXSW Coverage on Huff Post Tech

SXSW on HuffPost Tech

There’s more SXSW… today on HuffPostTech.  See what is brewing at the world’s biggest tech incubator- it is not as geeky as you might think. Come see the fun that we are having in Austin! [Read more…]

Join Me at Huff Post Home for Ambiente Show Recap: GIFTING Look Book

gifting trends at Huffington Post Home You have seen the Dining finds from the show…. if you missed it, here is the link.

Today I am over at Huffington Post Home sharing the GIFT finds. Come see the goods!

Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

Holly Hunt Showroom, Dallas

Holly Hunt Dallas Showroom Opening on www.CourtneyPrice.com

This week is Dallas Market week, so for those of you who can’t make it, I will take you on a virtual shopping spree at one of my favorite Dallas contemporary resources- The Holly Hunt Showroom. The photo above is from their opening last September, and what you see is the first impression you get when you enter this gorgeous space. The boldly patterned Christian Astuguevieille rug plays nicely with the fantastic Gems light fixtures by Kevin Riley, above, showing that Holly Hunt utilizes all design components as art forms.

Let’s take a virtual walk through the rest of the showroom, highlighting a few of my favorite pieces: [Read more…]

Me, Myselfie and I

Museum Selfie, selfie factoids and opinions on www.CourtneyPrice.com

The Selfie Revolution

 Did you know that the first photographic selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839? Did you know that 215,456,099 instagram photos bear the hashtag #selfie to date?  Most selfies taken in one hour- 657.  Most retweeted selfie: that of Ellen DeGeneres.  Highest price ever paid for a photograph – was for a selfie: $3.9 million at Christies for a Cindy Sherman print (well deserved, I might add- she is genius). Which city boasts most selfies taken: Makati City, Philippines — followed by NYC. Selfie became an official word in the Oxford and Merriam Webster Dictionaries last year.  You might have guessed that women take more selfies than men… until age 40- then it reverses.  Over the holidays, we decided to conduct a poll to get a cross-section of public viewpoint on selfies. While most reactions were generationally predictable, there were a few surprises. Needless to say, the question sparked great conversations, and there was no shortage of opinion. Here is a sampling:

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