Author: JarodLatch

Instagram  is home to over 130 million app users. Those users post around 40 million photos a day. By getting your pictures into that mix, you greatly enhance your chances of being noticed by an enormous amount of people. You can search through millions of hashtags (#) in order to find consumers using and talking about your products or services. This allows you to directly communicate with them about any feedback they may have.

If you’re concerned that you don’t have a physical product to take photos of, don’t be. You can get creative with pictures or videos of employees in the office, events you’ve attended or the success of the work you’re currently involved with. Company culture is always important to post about as well. Allowing potential clientele a look into the office atmosphere can give them a more well-rounded sense of  what your brand is about.

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So what do you do once you’ve created your account? Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

Fill out your profile- Add all the information your clients need to know about you. Your location, hours, phone number, email, etc. Make sure to leave links to your other social media accounts. You want your prospects to have all the tools they need to further their interest in your products or services.

Think about your content- Make sure your posts have something going for them. They could be funny, informative, or interesting. Just make sure they aren’t bland. Instagram is a platform that allows you to turn your creativity up a notch so take advantage of it.

Utilize hashtags- As Jarod Latch, Co-Founder of Spiracle Media would say, “Join the conversation customers are already having about you.” These social conversations happen every day and can include vital feedback that can help improve your brand. Use hashtags such as #spiraclemedia or #spiraclemediacharlotte in order to locate other people’s posts about your products or services.

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Engage! Once you’ve found these users on Instagram, let them know! Join the social conversations by following them so you can see future posts from them. Feel free to comment on their thoughts about your company. Throw in a “Thanks!” if they’re praising what you have to offer. If they have a concern about your product or service make sure to address it. A thoughtful message like, “We’re so sorry to hear that, how can we improve?” can squash the issue the majority of the time.

Don’t over do it: Keep your posts regular but not overwhelming. As soon as you overwhelm a follower, they are much more inclined to unfollow.

Introduce everyone: Allow your followers to get to know your employees and yourself. This is the easiest way to humanize your brand. Show the quirky relatable sides of your employees. Not only does this make people more inclined to support your brand but it could also attract new talent if you show enough of your awesome office environment.

Take advantage of the social conversations that can provide you tips and advice on what your doing right or wrong. As long as you take into consideration some solid tips to point you in the right direction, you’ll find your groove in no time.  Everyone posts differently, which is what makes Instagram so interesting.  Once you gain some followers and some confidence in your posts you’ll be an Instagram master before you know it!

 

Let us know what you think in the comment section below

When it comes to life, work, sports and even our favorite leisurely activities — getting back to the fundamentals is essential. It’s the point in between over-thinking and not thinking at all. Fundamentals are easy to miss because of all the noise that surrounds us on a daily basis or the lack of focus that results from trying to do too many things at once. We have become great at overwhelming ourselves and our minds by expecting too much. We don’t give each task the attention it deserves because of our mindset of taking on multiple things that require equal attention at the same time.

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It’s time to get back to identifying and solidly engaging the fundamentals in a way that ensures consistent quality when it comes to the end product in video production. That brings me to a fundamental of shooting video that I think is overlooked too often by both rookie and veteran shooters. It’s the technique of sequential shooting and the thought process of wide, medium, tight.
Sequential shooting simply means a string of shots presented in succession that make logical sense. Think of a crowded room of people for example. A sequence could be presented as such:
1) Wide shot of the room
2) Medium shot of multiple people sitting together
3) Tight shot on an attentive face — focusing on the eyes

You can add an additional shot or two if it makes sense. A solid mix of wide, medium and tight shots can help promote more dynamic video that captures the emotion and reality of the setting. During video production, visually representing the event accurately should always be a top priority and a lot depends on how you organize your shots. How well do you think one or two shots ahead? Thinking with a purpose will help you become a better videographer and lend to a smoother editing process. It will also add to the fluidity of your visual presentation.
At the end of the day, it’s hard to go wrong with wide, medium, tight. It’s fundamental.
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When you’re searching for a new position and discover a potential employer, you’d definitely check out their Facebook page and Twitter profile. You’d probably also look them up on Google and LinkedIn for as much information as you can gather. Potential employees form an impression of your organization based on the information they mine from these different sources. Social media recruiting can maximize your interaction with potential job candidates by not only attracting them to your company, but also allowing you to reach out directly to top talent in your area.

Corporate culture is an important factor when deciding on a place of employment. You can showcase the company’s culture by publishing content that accurately reflects the company’s environment. Vine is a great way to share a brief look into the work atmosphere. Don’t hesitate to capture the fun that happens in your workplace or broadcast the perks and benefits your employees receive. If you offer free breakfast and lunch to your employees, have regular happy hours to blow off steam or reward individuals who work hard in unconventional ways, show it off! Not many organizations offer a lot of enticing perks, but the ones who do become known. These are all positive aspects potential employees will take into consideration. The goal is to give people an idea of how awesome it is to work for you. Once you’ve accomplished this, the top talent  in your area will be motivated to contact you directly.

The first step when trying to attract talent through social channels is to make your website as user-friendly as possible. Include as much information on company culture as possible. Maybe even throw in some ‘day in the life’ videos so people can visualize what you’re describing. Next, you need to work on your social media platforms in order to excel in social media recruiting.

Up to 60% of job seekers expect a company to interact with its followers and fans, whereas 20% of recruiters agree that it takes up less time and resources to hire via social media versus traditional means.

Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey released a report on the social job seeker that dissected the ways people looked for and found jobs through social channels in 2012. Excerpts:

  • 88% of all job seekers have at least one social networking profile;
  • 64% have two profiles and 44% have three
  • 75% of the American workforce is comprised of job seekersfacebook
  • 69% of employed Americans are actively seeking or open to a new jobScreen-Shot-2012-11-15-at-6.21.30-AM

First and foremost, you need to use the company Facebook page to interact with potential employees and regularly share company news. Make it easy for them to share job postings with friends and encourage existing employees to seek social media referrals from co-workers.

Your company should also have a strong presence on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network that makes it easy to search for specific skills, previous experience, view recommendations and approach candidates directly.

Twitter can also be a valuable recruitment tool that can be used for interacting with candidates and job seekers. Aside from posting vacancies, you can share your ‘day in the life of’ videos showcasing your office or featuring your team at work. You can even add a personal touch by reaching out to potential employees and wishing them luck on their upcoming interviews. Rather than tweeting from the brand account, have members of the organization tweet from personal accounts instead. When sharing a new vacancy, use hashtags in your tweets so jobseekers can find your postings easier, and don’t forget to include your city!

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The Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey also provides a comprehensive overview of the social media recruiting market. It states that:

  • Over 90% of employers will use social media recruiting in 2012
  • 2/3 of Companies now recruit via Facebook; over half use Twitter and almost all use LinkedIn
  • 43 % of respondents felt that the quality of applicants has improved thanks to social media
  • 20 % said it takes less time to hire when using social recruiting

These statistics are all vital information to consider when deciding how your company is going to approach social media recruiting. Whether you’re posting jobs on these platforms or just interested in attracting the best talent to work for you, use these tools to your advantage and make your company stand out!

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Google plus hasn’t quite caught on like many people expected when it launched in 2011, but the social media platform can be a vital asset to new and existing businesses. It contains features that some of the more well-established platforms don’t contain. Here are just a few ways how this social media site can help build your business’s brand and take it to the next level.

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Ability to build communities- Google+ allows you to essentially build your own communities by creating groups. You can fill these groups with people and other businesses that share the same core values as your brand. Participating in existing communities is also a great away to enhance brand awareness and get feedback from clients or customers.

“Three weeks ago, I wouldn’t have said Google Plus was an easy place to meet people,” says Linda Sherman, International Speaker and Marketing Professional, “but now it’s amazingly different. You can even join the community as a brand, which you cannot do on Facebook, and you can interact with your potential customers, influencers, and people of interest.”

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Events– While Google+ has the same approach as Facebook when it comes to creating event pages, Google+ has a leg up because its directly linked with Gmail and Google Calendar. People can easily add these events into their calendars and invite others to do the same. Events are always an important strategy to incorporate when trying to help build your business’s brand. It allows people to humanize a brand, meet the people behind it and enjoy some perks of attending a free get together.

 

 

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Analytical Insights- Recently the social media platform has incorporated insights that allow you to track your views, the number of times you’re viewed in local searches and how much engagement you’re receiving. These are all incredibly vital statistics that are the key to developing a social media marketing plan. Social media marketing firms, like Spiracle Media here in Charlotte, track these numbers while servicing clients in order to determine whether their strategies are working.

Google Places- This feature gives businesses the ability to provide information like hours, contacts, photos, reviews and pinpoint their exact location on Google Maps. Potential customers can get easy access to driving directions and even how to avoid traffic on the way.

Let us know your thoughts on Google+ and whether you will use it in the near future in the comments section below.

Today’s media continues to bombard its viewers and listeners with constant ads, promotions, and new information. Understanding that all this information tends to get a tad overwhelming, there has been a shift towards providing brief quality content.

Vine only allows its users six  seconds to provide something entertaining or tell a story. This may seem impossible but you’d be surprised what people can fit into this small window.

Another social media site, Instagram, followed quickly in their shoes by adding video option allowing you to be your own media outlet in 15 seconds or less. Companies have utilized this option in order to provide fresh information and keep viewers enticed for the full advertisement. “With Instagram video we’re going see a boom in short, artsy video clips,” said Jen Stocksmith, creative director for Tribal Worldwide. “Brands will use it to show a more human side and give fans a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action.”  A perfect example is Lululemon who’s already using the option to put out creative videos like this one in order to build brand awareness.

Facebook is also following the trend in a slightly different way. They will be providing 15 second ads in your newsfeed this coming fall. So why is 15 seconds or less so popular? According to this recent poll, 54% of Americans believe 15 seconds is the appropriate length for an ad. When the poll asked viewers what they though of 45 second ads, the acceptability dropped to 4%. Be your own media outlet in 15 seconds or less with Vine or Instagram When it comes to providing information to a large audience, more isn’t always better. This trend of short video production has really taken off providing advertisers a chance to get creative and attract new customers. “The short form is extremely valuable, because we want to consume quickly … Brand Vines are shared four times more than other online videos, and five Vines are shared every second on Twitter,” says Heather Taylor, a vice-president at Ogilvy. At the end of the day we’ve figured out that shorter doesn’t mean a lesser quality. Keep this in mind when you use these social media sites to be your own media outlet. As this trend continues to be adopted by these sites and integrated into new marketing strategies, we have to ask ourselves, is shorter always better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

 




When I arrived in Charlotte six years ago to take a job as a sports reporter, I felt confident in my ability to shoot video. However, I put more stock in anchoring and turning packages, just like most youthful television employees in my position. That doesn’t mean I put any less effort into stories where I had to man the camera, but I didn’t think much about honing my skills in that area. I remember a colleague of mine constantly reminding me “you should be a shooter.” I always shook it off as a compliment and left it at that.

Occasionally, I came back with some cool shots that were creative, and after a while, it became more consistent. The average shot was interjected with something more.

The secret wasn’t that my eye was changing, it was that I was experimenting with different angles and different types of shots. Rack focuses, pulling off objects, subtle movements and so on. That’s where I started to realize that a “small” amount of extra effort could make a big difference when it comes to the end product. It wasn’t

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completely about angles or sizing up each shot to the perfect degree, but rather the effort to move around and seek out the next shot. Once you put aside the complacency of shooting everything off a tripod, or sticking with the same shot that you’ve done a thousand times, your mind starts to wander in a different direction.

I strongly believe that creativity is something we all possess in some way, but sometimes it needs to be unlocked. Effort is a big part of that process. Once that’s solidified, creative motivation becomes a part of our conscious effort to become better. Then it becomes exciting to see what kind of shots you can capture.

When it comes to video production, you still need the standard shots to make a video flow, but try new things and get rid of the complacency that makes things easy. Stop going through the motions when you’re on a shoot. The viewer won’t always notice, but the level of your work will. You’ll reach a level where I thank the guy that always said, “you should be a shooter,” and I’m thankful that my unconscious ability met my conscious.









Sound makes a story. That’s something I preach with assertiveness when preparing a new class for its inaugural news package. It is just as vital in many aspects of video production. At Spiracle Media in Charlotte, we have spent hundreds of  hours interviewing people in both the athletic and business arenas. Creating a laid back environment is essential when looking for relaxed and useable answers. Here are some things to keep in mind as you head into your next interview.

Pre-Planning

Doing some homework is a must. There’s no need for extensive research, but you should have a general knowledge of the interviewee and subject matter slightly beyond the questions you’re asking. That general knowledge could take your interview to an alternate storyline that provides usable “bonus” sound.

Share Talking Points Ahead of Time

I wouldn’t share your questions word for word, but when possible, provide the interviewee with a general idea of what you hope to discuss. This will get them in a familiar state of mind as far as the material is concerned. It will also help alleviate any anxiety they might have.

Ask Open-Ended Questions 

Questions are critical. You need to make sure that you’re prefacing questions in a way that allows the interviewee to open up. In my opinion, the shorter the better. A dissertation on your part is not necessary. Lay it out more like a talking point and have them elaborate.

Have Interviewees Look Slightly Off Camera
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In most cases, have the interviewee look at you. This means setting them slightly off to the right or left depending on where you are sitting or standing in regard to the camera. This gives the appearance of an actual interview. This type of shot should be used in most informational scenarios unless you’re addressing people with a direct message.

Lighting and Audio

These two elements are essential to overall quality. If you don’t have lights, situate the interviewee so that natural light is even on his or her face. Make sure to shoot away from windows or other significant sources of light. This will cause unneeded backlight and cause your subject to be dark. Utilize a lav or boom mic depending on the audible level of the surrounding environment. Don’t rely on the internal microphone for clarity of sound and always monitor with earphones.

Have a Conversation

After you have your house in order, the easiest part should be the actual interview. Sit down and have a conversation with the interviewee. Make sure to remind them to look at you and forget about the camera. If you feel the need, interject follow-up questions when necessary.

Interviewing has become my favorite part of video production. You can’t beat great sound as that makes the piece. Keep in mind the story is about those you interview and do your best to hold true to the integrity of their message by how you edit it together. It should be a fun and rewarding process for all parties involved when the end product shares that intended message.

A Rebuttal to USA TODAY’s Christine Brennan

I’ve always highly respected Christine Brennan. She’s rightfully won a handful of journalism awards while paving the way for women in the industry. But a piece she wrote this week titled “Too Much Made of Twitter Rants on Athletes” badly missed the mark about sports social media trolls. Fieldhouse Media founder Kevin DeShazo already wrote a solid response, but I can’t help feeling the need to share some thoughts as well.

The Women's Sports Foundation Presents The Billies - ShowBrennan argues that we should essentially just ignore trolls who attack athletes on Twitter. Since most of them have small followings, it’s not like many people are
seeing their venom. She then quotes Robert Thompson, the director of the Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture at Syracuse University, who says, “What amazes me is how much attention the professional journalistic establishment pays to a lot of this stuff … Twitter is being covered now as though it’s the most important thing in the world.”

As Twitter-obsessed as I am, I do agree many of us heavy users are often guilty of exaggerating its significance. It’s always important to remember the majority of America still doesn’t use Twitter – including Thompson. Well, he may look at it, but he doesn’t have an active account. So while he’s right to ask us to keep Twitter’s importance in perspective, I’m not sure a man who doesn’t actively use the service is the best voice to use as the sole quote in Brennan’s piece. To me, Thompson and Brennan (who does have an active Twitter account) are guilty of putting their heads in the sand.

First of all, while Thompson sloughs off Twitter, I’d hope one of the most highly regarded pop culture professors in the world is aware that ESPN and Yahoo just locked in new partnerships with the social media giant. I’m guessing Thompson also knows that much of the talk at this week’s TV Upfronts involved Twitter’s expanding role on our television sets. Sure, Thompson’s somewhat accurate when he says a Twitter story in the news isn’t “what everybody’s thinking … It’s what people who are tweeting are thinking,” but I’d hate to bet against Twitter further ingraining itself in our culture.

Brennan, meanwhile, makes a good point that when the media covers sports social media trolls, all that really does is give them the attention they so desire. But she also misses this point – while many don’t see what the trolls spew, there are people on the other side of the messages that are well aware of what’s being written. Believe it or not, most athletes do check their Twitter mentions. So unless we think all athletes are cold, money-hungry, emotionless robots, I’m not sure the solution is for the rest of us to turn away from this kind of online abuse.

An Example

With his hot streak in the NBA Playoffs, Spiracle Media client Stephen Curry continued to inch closer to superstardom. But with that, came the other side. While his postseason play helped him eclipse a combined one-million followers on Twitter and Facebook, all the attention he received was like honey to the always-starving trolls. So while Curry’s popularity grew worldwide, some “fans” weren’t all that concerned about his oft-injured ankles.

Of course, the example above is mild compared to some of the venom Curry receives on his social media sites. While monitoring Curry’s mentions over the past couple years, I’ve actually found that Facebook users are much more trollish than Twitter users.

So why does Twitter always get named in stories about sports social media trolls? There’s a few reasons, including the fact that most athletes enjoy using Twitter over Facebook, plus Twitter timelines and alerts are easier for them to catch up on their mentions. But give Facebook credit for this – it at least has a profanity filter, something Twitter lacks.

So What Can We Do About Sports Social Media Trolls?

While I clearly don’t think Brennan’s advice of ignoring trolls is a good option, I’m also not sure of a solid solution. All I know is we have to figure out something. Racial attacks and death threats via social media were once a story, now they’re commonplace. I’m not willing to just put my arms up and say, “Who’s really paying attention to these people anyway?”

And don’t think athletes and celebrities are the only people dealing with this nonsense. Bringing back in Curry for an example again, after he had a brief exchange with a fan during the Warriors first round playoff series, this is what a troll tweeted to his wife:

https://twitter.com/Travisty08/status/329599459925299200

The “fan” who wrote the above tweet was just getting started. He wound up mentioning Curry’s wife in 43 more angry and caustic tweets. That’s harassment of an athlete’s family member, and it’s not something we should ignore. Something has to be done to slow down the trolls.

Yes, the more media coverage they get, the more they’ll feel empowered. So maybe Twitter itself has to lead the way. It’s not the only social network, but it’s the most popular among athletes. In my opinion, trolls are the biggest threat to Twitter’s entire existence. Athletes and celebrities helped make the service the superpower it is today, but if they continue to be subjected to growing online abuse, how many of them will eventually have enough and sign-off like NFL kicker David Akers?

Or maybe someone with a strong voice and large platform like Christine Brennan would be able to make a difference. She’s tackled many societal issues in her career. Perhaps, instead of hoping this one just goes away, she could help find a much needed solution.









The Memo

Some have called it “the worst decision,” an “epic fail” and a “morale killer.” Others have called it “right,” “smart” and the sign of a “great leader.” There certainly hasn’t been a shortage of opinions since a memo from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer leaked out late last week. 

According to that memo, Yahoo employees will not be allowed to work from home starting in June, because as Mayer wrote, “Being at Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it’s about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices.”

The decision sparked controversy, especially considering the source. You’d expect something like that to come from an old-guard, 60-something CEO, not a 37-year-old new mother. But perhaps this is a perfect example of why Mayer’s in that role to begin with. She’s obviously not afraid to make a tough decision.

Whether that decision’s right or wrong, well, we could go on and on with good points from both sides of the argument. That’s not why I’m writing this post. Instead, as someone who hasn’t worked out of a traditional office setting for a year and a half, I want to toss out some pros and cons from working at home from my point of view.

These are obviously far from the most important issues. Workflow, productivity, etc. are much more relevant to this topic for an employeer and overall productivity. These three pros and three cons are just some personal observations I’ve had since becoming my own boss.

Pros

Comfortable Clothes

When I was a kid I wanted to be Bert Convy. He was the host of a show called “Win, Lose or Draw” and I thought it was awesome that he didn’t have to wear suits. Nope, he wore sweaters. They were ugly sweaters, but they sure did look comfortable. I thought to myself, “How great would it be to go to work dressed like that instead of in the suits my dad has to wear?” 

Perhaps that’s why I dressed the way I did when I was a sports anchor. Yup, I was one of those stereotypical sports anchors that wore a suit and tie on top, and shorts below – as long as the bosses weren’t around.

Once I started working from home, I could really dress however the heck I wanted, which to me, is much better than having to wear a suit and tie for at least 40 hours a week.

With that said, I’m usually out of the house for meetings, lunches and other work-related things for a few hours at least three days a week, so I do clean up a good bit. But having an option to wear sweatpants when I’m at home is glorious.

Peace and Quiet

When I worked in newsrooms for ten years, I was always amazed by the people who chatted and gossiped so much during the day. Obviously, it’s a safe bet that doesn’t happen just in newsrooms. How the heck do people get anything done in the office when they’re talking about what the new girl is wearing and what they did this past weekend? When you work from home, you’re a lot less likely to get caught in gossip or small talk. There’s little danger of getting involved in what Larry David called a “stop and chat” during an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Also, I’ve always been able to focus a lot better in quiet settings. I did my homework surrounded by silence when I was in school, and when I anchored, I would essentially lock myself in a small edit bay while I wrote my shows.

Working from home gives you control of the noise around you. Unless of course, the leaf-blower guys come around, or if the neighbor’s getting work done on the outside of the house.

You can typically set the distraction level at home. Usually I don’t like putting on music or the TV, but if there’s a good soccer match in the day, well, that sort of noise is acceptable.

Pet Friendly

When my dog Chester was a puppy, I took him into the newsroom a few times after the bosses had left. One night, Chester apparently wasn’t feeling all that well, and while he was saying hi to the station’s main news anchor, Chester threw up. This was just minutes before the start of the news, and miraculously, the anchor dodged the flying mess and walked on set unscathed.

Obviously, I don’t have to worry about Chester throwing up on someone before they go on-air when I’m working from home. That has to be a positive, right?

Plus, my wife’s usually gone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so if I was working in an office, our dogs would be home by themselves most of the week. This way, they have company, and they’re not bad company either.

Cons

Collaboration

One of Mayer’s main reasons for making her employees work from Yahoo is she believes the best work gets done when people collaborate in the same room. While many disagree, I like the back-and-forth a setting like that provides. Sure, there’s email, direct messages or phones, but I’ve found that working together, well…together…is more beneficial.

I miss bouncing ideas off colleagues in the office and the energy discussions like that can bring. I do it now with my Spiracle Media partners at our office a handful of times every few weeks, but since we all like the option of working from home as well, it’s not as consistent as an office environment.

Conference Calls

People who work in offices hate meetings, but I’d rather be stuck in a meeting for an hour than on a conference call.

The small talk at the start, the running into each other’s sentences, the loud noises coming from someone’s line – it’s brutal.

I never had to be on conference calls when I worked in a newsroom and I now get excited about having face-to-face meetings where people don’t have to guess if it’s their turn to talk.

Structure

Perhaps the greatest part of being your own boss and working from home is setting your own schedule. But if you’re someone that craves organization like I do, that freedom can be a bit uncomfortable.

Working out of an office with the same schedule every week can get monotonous, but structure provides a certain sense of mind that you’re truly following a proper schedule.

Best Option? A Mix

I get the reasons behind Mayer’s rule and I understand reactions against it. I’m grateful to be in the position I’m in, where I get to mix what I want when I want. Spiracle Media currently has office space in uptown Charlotte, and I can go there for meetings or just to get out of the house for the day.

For those that don’t have such flexibility, I think what truly matters is how each individual person handles their environment. Is Mayer taking Yahoo back to the Stone Age or is she doing whatever she can to rescue a fledgling company? I’m not sure there’s a right answer just yet, but kudos to her for making the tough call.

I feel bad for those Yahoo employees that won’t enjoy the flexibilities they’ve had, but when you’re not your own boss, you have to answer to the boss.

Thoughts?

So what do you think? If you were a Yahoo employee, would you be furious at Mayer’s new rule, or do you think it’s smart? Also, what are some of your pros and cons of either working from home or from an office? Let me know in the comments below!

  1. Heads-up: #SC30 contest coming up tonight from 7-8 PT. To “win” what I’m giving away, download @Vineapp on your iPhone. Stay tuned!
  2. The rules were simple: Fans had six seconds — the length of a Vine — to tell Curry why he should call them. Creative, funny and persuasive Vines would get a phone call from the NBA star.
  3. Best 3 minute conversation of life! @StephenCurry30 http://twitpic.com/bznqp9
  4. Some took study breaks to talk to Curry:
  5. I’ll remember the last 5 min of my life far longer than what i am working on in accounting. Talking to @StephenCurry30 was a thrill. #thanks
  6. While others took a break from work:
  7. Just had a 8 min conversation with my hero @StephenCurry30! Made my year! Number 1, ketchup pickle only, fry well, vanilla shake! #Amazing
  8. During the one-hour contest, fans sent in more then 200 Vines!
  9. Curry called a dozen winners, who definitely appeared to appreciate their once-in-a-lifetime prize:
  10. Words can’t describe how unreal the last 8 min 22 seconds were. Just talked to @StephenCurry30 All time favorite. #blessed #sc30
  11. Just got off the phone with @StephenCurry30 !! Real chill dude to converse with. We talked about Barney LOL, Suits & Playoffs. #veryhumbling
  12. It may have been just a one-hour sample, but Curry’s contest certainly showed the potential power of Twitter’s new platform.
  13. u guys did. search #SC30 hashtag. dozens of good vines RT @salma_PG24: @StephenCurry30 i hope we kept u entertained for a while! Lol #sc30
  14. Wow what a night. @StephenCurry30 Really gives back to and appreciates his fans more than any other athlete. Thank you! @spiraclemedia
  15. I gotta say what @StephenCurry30 did for his fans tonight is probably the nicest thing Ive ever seen an nba player do.Nice to see for change