Kardashian Kraze: Wedding Woes

If you haven’t heard of Kim Kardashian’s marriage to husband-of-72-days Kris Humphries by now, it’s no doubt that you’ve been living under a rock.

While it’s not “big news” anymore, there is still something about this story that simply has my PR-blood boiling, and yours should be as well.

But first, I must preface with the fact that I am a kloset member of the Kardashian Klan. AKA: I love the little money-making family business they have built for themselves.

Entrepenurial genius.

I digress…

So, like I said, we’ve all heard about the rumors swirling weeks after the wedding ended. We heard about the heart-breaking divorce after less than three months of marriage, we heard about Kim’s flight to Australia after the announcement to work, and then her flight to Minnesota to speak to Kris and his family. We also heard how Kris himself heard about the divorce via… the internet.  We heard Kim’s sob story of how it wasn’t working, she wasn’t happy, and she just had to end it.

But is this reality-star and business woman savvy enough to think of the PR repercussions she will be reaping from all of this, or is it true what they say — no publicity is bad publicity.

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Facebook vs Twitter

Today in my Social Media in Public Relations class, we got into this discussion based on social media relationships — specifically, Facebook vs Twitter.

One side was that Facebook is better for relationships.  Why? It’s not as public, you can control who sees the things you post, you can interact more, you can simply do more.

The other side, Twitter, was that it’s more about sharing thoughts, ideas & content and not making and maintaining relationships.

Valid arguments were made both ways, but it made me wonder, why can’t they both used to build and maintain relationships?

Just as we all have different relationships with different people, why wouldn’t we have different relationships on Twitter than we do on Facebook?  Twitter is a great way to get your information out there, to share content, to get the point across (you do only have 140 characters, after all).  It’s also a way, though, to connect.  Twitter is one of the only media that can allow you to easily search for people of common interests and follow them with an easy click.  Then, suddenly, you’re allowed into their world of tweets, thoughts and other various content they decide to share, which will (most likely) coincide with your interests (given that, after all, you decided to follow them.)

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