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kneehighs last won the day on January 25

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  1. For those that are still following Bitcoin and crypto, billionaire Mike Novogratz just called the market bottom. It's a good time to Dollar Cost Average in by laddering out your Buy Limit orders on Bitcoin. For what it's worth, I'm still skeptical with my crypto portfolio: about 60% BTC, 40% cash. Its safer to remain liquid than call the market reversal too early. Past BTC bear markets retraced around 80%. This would take current BTC prices to around the 4K range. IMHO, it's the Composite Operator engineering another capitulation after letting BTC run again. (sorry for the financial techno jargon. It's the only way I know how to talk). There's so much good news right now. ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange created BAKKT, which is to go active this November. It's a Bitcoin exchange for all the Institutional Clients that the New York Stock Exchange serves. Goldman Sachs is perfecting their custody storage systems, CoinBase.com has custody solved for institutions with more than 150M in crypto, blah blah.
  2. Jeffrey Marsh seems to be somewhat of a public figure advocating for gender fluid fashion. Just learned of him today. https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-You-Trying-Someone-ebook/dp/B0191X34QS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536705512&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+be+you#customerReviews That's link to his book, "How to Be You". Looks like interesting reading.
  3. For years now, your real world has whined about my "marketing-speak" and not resulted in any change whatsoever to my use of "pseudo-babble". Doesn't seem like a pragmatic real world grounded in executing action based on cause/effect laws at all. No thanks to that world! https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/16/world/science-health-world/high-heels-men-average-legs-turn-womens-heads-study-finds/#.W4QhAS2ZNZo No real substance in body of article about men wearing heels. But touches on one of my 4 points that make men wearing heels more attractive: Taller = more attractive Good posture from heels = more attractive Longer legs = more attractive More fluid/artistic walk = more attractive
  4. For what it's worth, being me is "sales and stats", lol. I've now been encouraged to not be myself, lol.
  5. @Tech My opinion is that I create content to encourage men to wear heels as men and have done so freely for years. Shyheels creates content that discourages me from producing more content and possibly discourages new heelers. What's the point of encouraging others if everytime I have to deal with Shyheels cynical commentary? It's ongoing for years. I'm tired of it. I'm done. I already created a solution by putting him on ignore so I don't have to deal with it. I even stated my solution so others would be aware, including yourself. Considering I've never been a problem here over the years, taking sides over one comment I made makes me feel disappointed in you. There's an entire economy around influencer marketing [paid social media (instagram + twitter + facebook posts)]. If all content on social was just an abstract dream (with no ability to influence consumer behavior), brands wouldn't be spending billions of dollars in influencer marketing year after year on it. Take Daniel Wellington's business model as a case in point. Revenue was built entirely from micro-influencer marketing. https://capitalandgrowth.org/articles/742/the-rise-of-instagram-marketing-pioneer-daniel-wel.html. I even met the Business Development Director from DW. Quite an amazing conversation. "70% of millennial consumers are influenced by the recommendations of their peers in buying decisions." Collective Bias Study involving 14,000 respondents 11X higher ROI from influencer marketing versus traditional marketing, Nielsen Catalina Solutions A study by Dr. Jonah Berger from the Wharton School and the Keller Fay Group found "82 percent of consumers polled said they were highly likely to follow a recommendation made by a micro influencer." AdWeek "49% of consumers rely on product recommendations shared by influencers for their purchases" Twitter study with Annalect (to research influencers on the platform). There's more data I'm sure. To say that social media is absolutely abstract with no reality impact on human behavior is to ignore the growing economy pushing it forward. So, each time I see a post from an influencer with 1 million + followers, I say to myself "That's awesome. That's 15K US in free advertising at least + 100,000's of free exposure that my labor didn't have to create"
  6. I have no idea what was written. But I will say this, I have been contributing to this thread since June 18, 2007. That's 11 years of free service/contribution (like Tech, Bubba, and only a handful of others who still remain from back then). The market decided to update this thread more than the Runway, Rockers, and Celebrities in Heels thread started on January 11, 2006. The threads purpose was never to create concrete proof that heels for men would be built on billion dollar supply chains in Italy, sold on Amazon.com, and promoted on the nightly news for months as the new male fashion trend. The threads purpose was to inspire community members to wear heels in public. Just like hhplace.org once provided actionable encouragement to wear heels in public within the community, the thread was designed to show how others from outside the community were also experimenting with heels. I'm one for free expression, but when contributing my free time and energy to something, I'd rather protect my long term contributions from unnecessary risk of what I perceive as constant pattern over the years of daily dissuading commentary.
  7. Shyheels--You are ungrateful. Point blank. Even for small change there is room to practice gratitude. Compared to where we were pre-social media era, we're in a better spot now. Go on being ungrateful. The only confirmation being done is your own bias. Further, I'm not about to put together data and statistics proving ROI for social media here. Audience = 20-30 people? And no money to be gained. So not worth my time. EDIT: with due respect Shyheels, I have blocked all forms of communication with you. The constant ungratefulness, constant cynicism, constant pessimism without so much as lifting a finger to provide constructive value to grow the community is disappointing. In 16 years here, I've never had to do this. Not even with J-turbo.
  8. It's a matter of being grateful for the small changes, not constantly discounting the positive year after year. That's pessimism--if you can even admit it to yourself. EDIT: your belief that all small change symbolized by favorable social media activity is abstract (but not reality) is merely confirmation bias.
  9. Is the glass half full or half empty? Keep convincing yourself little changes aren't worth being grateful for. You do a damned good job of it.
  10. Because pre-2007, self expression as promoted through social media was close to zero. People would often comment: if only the New York Times would pump men in heels; if only more cultural celebrities would wear heels; if heels for men labels were only designed; etc. Mentions of men wearing heels as men were rare. Now, that our community actually has those experiences to our benefit (largely learned about through social media), people criticize the change that we so longed for back in 2007. "It's not enough. It'll never work. No one will wear ever wear that." Personally, the contrast in broadcasting of support is something I appreciate deeply. New generations of millennials and Gen-z are much more tolerant and even accepting of men in heels--in large part b/c of social media.
  11. I already understood the distinction between innovator and early adopter. But thanks for the education. Our respective dates of joining HHP are totally relevant in this discussion.
  12. Frankly, this is a discussion that isn't even worth my time. You tend to be a "laggard" with uptake of new technology. There's nothing wrong with that. I tend to be more of an "early adopter and innovator". You joined hhplace.org in 2014. I joined in 2001. You don't have a smart phone. I've had one since 2007-8. The contrasts will always be evident with regards to new technology. The risk that this specific conversation could devolve into an endless debate for months -- about the reality of social media versus the fantasy -- outweighs the benefits of pursuing it further for me.
  13. Cynicism loses value when it consistently discounts the positive. Discounting the positive is a denial of reality. The reality is that even if only 75% of his followers are legit in an IG audit, that still makes 900,000 bona fide followers. The reality you are trying to deny is objective data in the form of likes (43,934) and comments (437) that suggest a positive response to Luka Sabbat's look in the photo. This objective data weighs more in the real world than cynical subjective sentiment. To assume his style is not a "genuine outward expression of himself. It's a costume. A pose. It lacks authenticity" is patent arrogance when you don't know him personally. I would argue in this instance that your cynicism won't effect any change in broader society either. In fact, your cynicism in this case is costumed cognition. It's posed cognition. It lacks authenticity because it's based on subjective sentiment that denies the objective reality data provides.
  14. Man what reality do you live in? Look at the number of comments and likes. That alone provides a metric for symbolizing broader change. His audience is definitely into it. His audience is not a Silent Generation/Baby Boomer/Gen Xer. Wake up and start seeing the positive changes occurring in the real world outside of your own constantly pessimistic opinion.
  15. Who is Luke Sabbat? 7 Fun Facts About Luka Sabbat, the Breakout Star of Grown-ish

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