Quotes for the week ending 22 May, 2010

“If we get to that point, the business of e-commerce and m-commerce may get a huge jolt”

Ian Schafer in Advertising Age about the dawn of Facebook currency

“Writing in the voice of another.”

Mike Klein, responding to Steve Crescenzo‘s post at IABC Exchange, on the three kinds of writing communicators need to know.

“Front-load your subject lines.”

Doron Kritetz, on the four subject lines that grab readers

We know some people are suffering because of this blockade, but we have to obey the court order in letter and spirit”

Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s ministry of information technology, on why Facebook was banned this week in the country.

“I never started a Facebook page. I apologize to people of Muslim faith and ask that this ‘day’ be called off.”

Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris, who called for the ‘day’ to draw a cartoon of the prophet.

“If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation”.

Gary Pierce, Arizona’s Corporation Commissioner in an empty threat to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The spat was over several states and counties calling for a boycott of Arizona over its new immigration law. The law has promoted many cartoons and punch lines.

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