The Vintage Advertisements That Look Shameful Now

What would be your reaction and feelings if you see such an advertisement now? It’s proven that a strong majority of the humans have technically condemned many thoughts, behaviors and practices that would look normal few decades or a century back.

The Vintage Advertisements That Look Shameful Now

The Vintage Advertisements That Look Shameful Now

How about the brands which published these kind of ads? It’s a norm that typical brands try to play based on the accepted social rules in their target market.

I’m not in a place to judge how or if these brands can be blamed ethically, yet as far as the science of marketing is concerned I can say these brands  have failed to predict the future and to distinguish themselves as the pioneer brands that might even play against the status quo. A brand is a media and shall act and be accountable like a media.

There are some insightful lessons for all of us in these twenty-three vintage ads that BoredPanda has published, and I believe at least some of them look very shameful today.

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Why The King or Lamb is an Authorship Course and not a Book?

Only a couple of weeks before launching the King or Lamb, I would like to share few reasons that why I created this course while a part of my target audience who are writers and authors are more likely to read books instead of discovering via an online course?

What is the King or Lamb course all about?

The course contains a collection of different knowledge, measures and practices to help content creators and authors protect their royalty, authorship, social reputation and copyright while they create a self-sustaining influence.

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The King or Lamb Copyright & Authorship Course includes:

  • Legal Information specific to the online content and new concepts of IP, it also teaches easy technical measures for making your content synchronized with the web and mobile and amplify your word through social media.
  • The course also helps the content creators to attach a set of valid digital mark ups and authorship tags to their content in order to prevent content theft and to minimize the risk of any copyright claims against them.
  • It is an online course including information related to copyright laws(General and DMCA) , web editorial, SEO, Social Media Applications, Microformats, Feed and content syndication, yet all the interested participants including writers, editors, journalists, bloggers and marketers can easily take this course without any technical or programming background.More details about this course.

Back to the Post Title:

The King or Lamb is important to me, because its my first course being launched as a part of “Social Privacy” project. Through this project in next few month I’m going to launch a set of unique and practical courses targeting topics such as Authorship, Social Influence, Web Applications and Tutorials etc.

Since I believe our generation is the first generation ever that faces the effects and impacts of Internet, the social web and a new way of communication. We need to use the same technology to learn and get adapted to all the frequent changes and to obtain all the necessary knowledge we need.

After over ten years experience of practicing business online, creating and establishing different online and printed media and over 40 websites, during the last two years I was somehow forced to do nothing else and dedicate all my time learning and trying every site, tool, apps and information I could find and track about social media, its applications and impacts.

I had few options in the ways that I could practice, share and utilize what I learned through out the years. First choice is to launch one or more projects to become a start-up, second option was to publish a book, the third option was to teach. Sharing as a hint; getting a job and employment has never been an option for me.

I did not write a book because a book in general is a media that’s been created back in the ancient history soon after the stone age, and it’s been the best way of sharing knowledge and thoughts throughout the history, let me remark it again “the History”, How about now?

 Books are still an applicable form of sharing knowledge in many fields, in my opinion writing a book about social media would only be an effort for documenting  what’s happened during the first decade of the social web.

Any book including some common eBook formats are soon getting out of date and less useful, and they only contain text and images, it’s not really a proper way to share knowledge and specially tutorials about the sites, systems, apps and every other thing which is constantly changes and evolves.

As an example that’s familiar for most of the internet users, look at all the changes happen in Facebook, There are about 300 bugs being tracked and resolved every week ¹, no season passes without a major change in Facebook’s layout, privacy policy, user interface, fan pages, API etc. For other sites, apps and tools the story is the same or they have even more changes, how I’m supposed to write and publish a book and my readers can rely on it practically?

I had deep research on different methods, platforms and formats for publishing or self-publishing books and eBooks, I’ve written few articles about “How To” & methods of publishing books I may even launch a course sharing my approach to creating and marketing eBooks and publications methods, but honestly I don’t see a way that a book can be used to teach many things related to social media and its applications.

Yet there are many people who are adopted to books more than recent information canvases, so writing and publishing a book about social web or apps may be commercially feasible but can’t be the best practice, technically.

I did not choose to launch a start-up mostly because where I’m located, start-up founders or angel investors, and the necessary legal framework don’t exists. Yet instead of launching a project with high development cost I decided to launch a start-up with few different cross-related products and services and a deep focus on education because I love it, and the rapid growth of internet users and their needs makes me feel it’s never too late to start.

Yet the courses that are being offered are designed in a way that regular updates are possible with less time and resource and despite many book formats, the courses contain both multi-media and interacting sections. The online courses can contain more information and learning tools in compare with books and the course itself is a socializing platform with all the benefits of social learning.

Well, based on all I shared above the King or Lamb is important to me, there are few more points about the King or Lamb and other plans that I’ll write in next posts.

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1. Source: Facebook’s weekly developers newsletters report change logs and resolved issues, and the number of bugs and resolved issues, is usually about 300 per week.

A Collection of Social Marketing Tools

In this slideshow there are a list of social media marketing tools at the enterprise level. Believe it or not most of the functionality of any of these tools can be implemented by creating free custom apps on a WordPress self hosted install. Indeed some of the listed sites on the slideshow are using WordPress. Using WordPress as an app engine is already a promising trend.

2013 Digital Influence Report- Infographic

Amazing research by By John Swartz at Technorati Media

full of infographic and mind blowing statistics;

Link to Release Note:

2013 Digital Influence Report.pdf - Free Download

2013 Digital Influence Report.pdf – Free Download

Free Download Full Report in PDF here:

#influence   #influencers   #blogging   #socialmedia  #socialmediamarketing

How IKEA using Vine for Advertising

An IKEA Store along Alexandra Road in Queensto...

An IKEA Store along Alexandra Road in Queenstown, Singapore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Video showing how IKEA  using Vine (six seconds video recording and publishing App) for marketing and advertising. So far a large number of big brands and Multi National Companies (MNC) have tried Vine campaigns, but I could not find reliable surveys to analyze the feedback yet.

100 Days #SocialMedia Q&A on Twitter

Starting from today September 18th 2013 , for the next 100 days until December 16th 2013, I am going to answer all the questions about social media and related issues on my Twitter.

I expect to answer up to 240 questions per day, I expect to send 12000 tweets during this period.

You can ask questions by either of these two methods:

1.By using any of the following HashTags: #SocialMedia #WordPress #Somia (somia can be used as an abbreviation for social media) and include no link in your tweet so I will find your question and 1st retweet and later reply it.

2. By mentioning my handle @pooriast; Although I’m trying my best not to miss any question via the HasTags, using the mention almost guarantee my response.


I decided to do this Q&A as a sign of friendship and yet it helps me to find out where I need to learn better and what are the most important and most common challenges for social media users.

I hopefully will be able to give answers regarding the following topics and issues:

Social Media as a general topic, Social Media applications in Marketing, Public Relations, Branding, Market and/or public opinion surveys and analysis, Facebook Open Graph, Facebook Apps and Integrations, Twitter Apps, Instagram endless possibilities in PR, Marketing and Content Creation, WordPress as a full scale web applications canvas, Web and Social Analytics, CRMs and other SAAS business applications, Webmaster Tools both Bing and Google, GeoLocation and Geo-Tagging, Data Structure, Micro Formats, Schema, Taxonomies, SiteMaps, Feeds and all the related HowTOs, tips, tricks, mash ups, interrelations, Authorship, Influence, Klout, Content protection, Online Copyrights, DMCA, plagiarism monitoring  etc.

Please feel free to join this Q&A, share you ideas and express your opinions, your participation at any kind is deeply appreciated.


– No Affiliation Guranteed; Through this Q & A, Neither of my suggestions and recommendations are meant to advertise or promote any particular beneficiary, Nor my links and referrals to different sites and apps are because of financial gain, I have a restrict policy against using any kind of affiliation links in this blog and my Tweets, My suggestions are only based on my best knowledge and experience.

– No Obligation, I accept no obligation about any possible lost or suffer that might appear to those who follow my advice.

– I might be wrong.

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