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There’s A Reason Why #Twitter’s #Market Fundamentals Are Poor. #investors #cybersecurity

When times get tough, some companies return to basic tried and true fundamentals.

Some companies try for moonshots, according to The Motley Fool.

However the Motley Fool also notes “uninspiring fundamentals” as key to Twitter’s continuing slide in the marketplace.

I don’t think this will have a major impact on Twitter stock; investors are more concerned with the company’s uninspiring fundamentals. But any change that might help to boost user confidence, not to mention the service’s reputation, is welcome.


Many users ARE investors or potential investors and are put off by the abuse that Twitter allows.

I agree with the Motley Fool that poor user growth and poor engagement is a concern for Twitter.

After all, engagement levels on Instagram are through the roof and continue to grow.

However there’s a fundamental reason for why there’s poor growth and poor engagement at Twitter.


Word has gotten around that Twitter allows cyberbullying and it’s easily conducted through automated means with tweets purchased off sites like addmefast.com.

Or, fake followers can be purchased off sites that amass them and follow people in a bizarre reputation attack.

Worse yet, Twitter moderation allows the abuse, while censoring the truth about these abusive brands.

Instead of a “moonshot” Twitter should return to good old Midwestern customer service values, moderate fairly and to ethical standards, and not protect abusive brands like #digitalkeith from the truth about their own abuse.

Far from feeling safe, Twitter feels like a safe haven for cyberbullies to many of their customers.

Until Twitter means what they say about fighting abuse, instead of fighting a PR war, consumers have no reason to trust Twitter.

And all the advertisers in the world can just try to sell to each other on Twitter, while people enjoy Instagram and the safe environment they provide.

Otherwise Twitter’s users will simply continue to be bullied right off of Twitter.


#SocialMedia Marketer Steven Krohn’s Ship Has Come In #cybersecurity

I had the good fortune to be contacted by the Facebook Social Network office and advised that I had won their lottery.

Being a kind and generous soul, and knowledgable about Mr. Krohn’s difficulty I attempted to transfer my winnings directly to Mr. Krohn.

Unfortunately I was judged unready for the winnings, and they have put Steves lotto winnings on hold.

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In other news, someone please tell Camden Martin that his facebook account seems to have been hacked.

Standard rules apply here.

If something seems to good to be true, like you win a Lotto you never entered, it’s not true.

Don’t hand out personal information to strange people on the internet.

Beta Testing @CrowdifyTech ~ Some Issues With Communication With the Development Team

Crowdify.Tech is a new intry into the social media “sharing” niche.

I have been advised by the entrepreneur developing the project that the status updates (on your profile) and “tasks” (equivent to requests for social shares) need to be “tech” related.

Whey I inquired how strict that rule was i was informed by the entrepreneur that they neither planned on providing customer service nor would be offering any explanations.



So it seems strictly tech related is the rule as a humorous blog about a mutual friend selling his business seems not to have been worth discussing.

To my thinking this defeats the purpose of beta testing, as exchange of information between testers and the site should be welcome, but I guess that’s their policy at present.

I was reporting that the “tasks” allow you to type more than 140 characters with no warning.  Once you hit update you are presented with a finished and oddly truncated, “task”.

As there is no beta testing forum, nor way to make these bugs and other issues known to the developers directly on the website I made what I was discovering known to the entrepreneur through Facebook chat, as he had indicated on this blog he welcomed such input.



It’s easily corrected, but a character limit warning when you are creating the task would be nice.

There are some issues with the programming associated with the Crowdify.Tech website itself at present.

Neither Facebook nor facebook pages can be hooked up at present.

The “Support” link does not work, nor are any of the other links live.



Crowdify will combine unique features into one package, a marketplace for tech, meeting place for in person meetings, and a free bitcoin wallet according to their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.




Why A Corporatocracy  Equals Fascism

Keith Gill, AKA #DigitalKeith, leader of social media company EmpireKred, thought that we both live in a corporatocracy in the United States and that a corporation could not violate a customers civil rights.

Do you want to be the customer of a corporation that believes they can do anything to you and cannot violate your civil rights by virtue of it’s being a corporation exercising it’s property rights?

Is DigitalKeith’s retweet an endorsement?  This quote is positively Orwellian.


I have no idea how a former USAF veteran could have been turned into such a fascist, but it seems clear he is one to me.

According to the Libary of Economics and Liberty,

As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer.


With the United States government engaging in partnerships with corporations to “invest at home” it’s clear there’s a major shift from a “free market” with limited intervention in the economy into one of corporate control where citizens are subject to the whims of corporations with little to no recourse.

Fortunately California is not a corporatocracy, and the CA DoJ and SF DA’s office acted to protect consumers from Keith Gill and the “goon squad” of Empire Avenue.

Do you believe that consumers, aka citizens are protected by the Constitution whether they are directly addressing their government, or simply by virtue of being a citizen of the United States exercising their rights wherever they are?

Are corporations “benevolent dictatorships”?

Keith Gill is on record on Paul Steinbrueck’s blog stating that,





I have no idea why Keith Gill doesn’t respect consumer advocacy, I just know that he doesn’t, and he’s not above trying to be intimidating to try to get his way.


Capitalism relies on informed consumers not abused by corporate leaders.

If there’s no meeting of minds, there’s not a valid contract, or possibility of informed consent to a sale.

There can’t be a meeting of minds when one side of the discussion, in this case Keith Gill of Avisolve, is willing to use cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation to try to stifle discussion of events that are well within one’s legal rights.

Keith Gill should be ashamed to describe himself as a little L libertarian.

I believe he’s a fascist, to the core.




How Can Employee Affect A Brand? Caveat Emptor; Of “Wolves” and “Sheep” In The Free Market

Do you divide the world into the simplistic notion of “wolves” and “sheep”?

Or do you realize that we are all individuals that make discrete decisions based upon our own needs, desires and resources?

That the decision to enter into a purchase reflects an informed choice made by an informed consumer?


In comedy, the advice is to “know your audience.”

A corollary in social media sales would be to, uhhh, “Know Your Audience.”

According to  Jill Schiefelbein. former Business Professor and @Entrepreneur contributor,



Obviously the inability to accept correct feedback, critique and crticism marks a social sales amateur and differentiates the true professionals with a message that helps others from a person intent on simply fulfilling his own needs, desires and goals, no matter the costs to others.

Even potential customers in the marketplace.

Caveat Emptor if considering doing business with Keith Gill, aka DigitalKeith, leader of EmpireKred and employee of Avisolve.

We know how DigitalKeith feels.



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How Can A Corporate #Marketing Mgr’s Reputation Affect The Brand?

Keith Gill, AKA Digitalkeith. leader of EmpireKred and Corporate Marketing Manager for @Avisolve seems to be a Brands worst case public relations disaster.

An individuals reputation can be thought of as their personal brand.

According to Find and Convert,

Personal branding is well recognized as the public earned reputation of an individual. The digital world, fueled by content marketing and social media, has propelled the concept of personal branding into the mainstream.

The corporate organization that embraces the benefits of employee personal branding with a plan, can reap significant benefits. Here’s a look at some of the key planning elements to harness the personal brand in the corporate workplace.


According to CyberAlert, 

Businesses wonder if they should encourage employees to mention their employers on their personal social media accounts or discourage or even forbid mentions of the company. Some companies hope to gain substantial PR and marketing benefits; others fear employee social media comments will reflect badly on the company or lead to a PR crisis. Employees may be equally unsure about if and how they can mention their employers online.


According to the Huffington Post,

No matter what your product or service, your employees are the most powerful representation of your brand.

We have all dealt with the customer service representative that either builds loyalty or breaks it based on our experience. And while new customers were once thought of as the lifeblood of successful companies, current customers and customer loyalty has become more valuable than ever in our age of social media.


Keith Gill, AKA DigitalKeith manages @Avisolve’s twitter account.



The following was submitted to Avisolve owner and Leadership for comment:

1.  Is your company position that you don’t recognize the validity of consumer advocacy, nor realize that corporations can treat people however they wish, as expressed by Keith Gill prior to his securing employment at your establishment?

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2.  Are you aware Mr. Gill was running demonstrably false advertising through Empire Avenue’s socialmedia promotions system, and continued after Klout (@kloutsupport) confirmed his advertising was incorrect?


2A:  Are you aware that a complaint with the FTC was filed (and accepted by the FTC) at the direction of Ethel Newlin of the San Francisco District Attorney’s office?

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3.  Is trolling with abusive comments on blogs and in tweets an appropriate response rather than accepting constructive (and correct) criticism and critique?

4.  Are you aware that Mr. Gill’s abuse (along with others) was so severe that the CA DoJ opened an inquiry into the matter? (xref 615640) and that the San Francisco DA’s office twice intervened?

This “intervention” was corraborated by Steven Krohn on 2/5/2015, 1 day after Twitter made a statement that they “sucked at dealing with abuse” (Dick Costolo CEO.)

The San Francisco DA’s office  (Ethel Newlin)credits blogging by this blogger with helping change Twitter’s abuse policy.  Keith Gill was a party in that abuse.

Conversation is archived on Facebook:





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5.  is it your company position that disseminating the obviously false information of a blogger (horrible invasion of privacy) who has been writing about Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred) is an appropriate response from a sales professional in your employ?

(Tweet containing private information on file, not published, Keith Gill has since deleted the tweet.)

6.  Is Mr. Gill participating in doxing potential customers and other people on your time on his twitter account or social media accounts?

Gareth Davies (@me_gareth) also a leader at EmpireKred, has been suspended for tweeting my private information. For Keith Gill to involve himself in such unprofessional conduct is shocking to me.

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7.  Is Keith Gill exeplary of how you conduct business online?



8.  Are you aware that Mr. Gill has been moderated by Instagram for cyberbullying and tries to bully people out of writing perfectly valid content.

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Mr. Gill seems to be against a gaming company building a solid community.  Is building a healthy community something Avisolve aspires to?

9.  Are you aware Keith Gill’s twitter account was locked in October 2015?  (Replaced indefinite suspension).

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10.  What is your corporate policy regarding employees use of their private accounts?

11.  What is your company position on such matters?



Additional Questions At This Time:

  1.  Are you aware that Keith Gill trolls Twitter customers who share the contents of this blog?

2.  Do you know what Keith Gill meant by,

“IF I wanted to “troll” you I would certainly be more creative.”

when speaking with celebrity Tait Fletcher on Twitter in July 2014?

Do you teach capitalization of “ASS” to engage in trolling?  Is that an effective sales technique?

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3.  Is lying ok?




Given that I am not anonymous, are your sales people ok to lie?



4.  Does Keith Gill promote any Avisolve marketing material or work product through EmpireKred social media promotion (sharing) “missions” system?

5.  Are your employees being mentioned in threatening tweets ok?



6.  Does your company recognize the viability of the sharing economy, and the place of bloggers and influencers in that ecosystem?

Or do you feel Keith Gill’s “corporatocracy” model is the way things run in California?  Where I, Twitter and the major social media companies that your business utilizes reside?

7.  Are twitter’s customers your potential customers or are they sheep to be bullied?



No response was received from Avisolve prior to the publication of this blog.

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#EmpireKred Leader and (Lack Of) Truth in #Advertising

Concerned about truth in advertising?

Keith Gill, AKA Digitalkeith is currently a corporate marketing manager at @avisolve.

Apparently Keith Gill, AKA DigitalKeith, leader of EmpireKred and “social sales rock star” was not.

Nor were the admins of Empire Avenue as they allowed Keith Gill to run his demonstrably false advertising through Empire Avenue social media promotions “missions” system.

When I was in email correspondence with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office Ethel Newlin of the San Francisco DA’s office told me to file a FTC complaint against Mr. Gill.

And I already had.



And the FTC took the complaint.  Into a huge database…  Where it will never be seen again most likely.  However enough complaints might merit some activity and Mr. Gill is now on the radar.

However Mr. Gill’s conduct was so egregious that the District Attorney’s office recommended the action.






Until #Twitter Eliminates Fake Accounts They Won’t Match #Instagram For Brand Engagement #marketing

Have a small advertising and staffing budget?

Want a tight community of loyal followers who love your content instead of a stream of fake accounts polluting the airwaves with bought tweets on Fiverr and spam?

According to Zachary Peterson of Social Bakers,

Instagram Blows Away Twitter on Brand Engagement By Almost 50x



Until Twitter does what Instagram did, and cleans out the fake accounts (used by some unscrupulous people to attack credibility of other accounts) Twitter will not be the trusted marketplace Instagram has become.

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Concerned About the Horrible State of Internet #Marketing?

Keith Gill, AKA Digitalkeith, leader of EmpireKred, and the notorious Fresno Troll (I thought it was Charles Johnson) is given to random and false accusations and assertions on Twitter.



Given that I am not anonymous and Keith Gill has been moderated by cyberbullying, I’m sure everyone can see the lack of truth here.

Since he loves to engage in smears and falsehoods, let’s ask Keith some questions.

  1. Does he consider his moderated cyberbullying to arise to the level of criminality?
  2. Why did he engage in false advertising?
  3. Why didn’t he simply correct his article instead of engaging in a vicious campaign of trolling and cyberbullying?  Why persist in false advertising after the truth was known?
  4. Is he on crack?
  5. Is he on meth?
  6. Is he on SNAP?
  7. Is he on SSDI?
  8. Is he on welfare?
  9. Is he beating his wife?
  10. Why does he not respect consumer advocacy blogging?



Exposure To Violence In Media. #socialmedia #marketing

Why do internet marketers such as Keith Gill, AKA DigitalKeith, leader of EmpireKred, perpetuate violence against children in their posts online?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,

Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents.

Research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, depression, nightmares, and sleep disturbances.


Perhaps this research explains Keith Gill’s own cyberbullying and abuse of women and children on Twitter?