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Gin and Topics: Truth is Stranger than Fiction

By: Gini Dietrich | June 1, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 76This morning I posted a picture of the temperature on Facebook. It’s 48 freaking degrees in Chicago. On June 1. It was in the mid-90s this past weekend. Heck, I have a great start to my really unattractive cycling tan already. And now it’s too cold and rainy to ride outside. If everyone in this city gets sick, you’ll [&hellip... Read More

Government, the Dinosaur, and Finding the Fish

By: Guest | May 31, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 78 Today’s guest post is written by Ken Mueller. Quick, go get your daily newspaper (you subscribe, right?). Now flip to the back section…the classifieds, and look for the part labeled something along the lines of “legal notices.” I’ll wait. Ok, now you should see a lot of legal mumbo jumbo in small print about your local city or [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media and Its Effect On Suicide

By: Gini Dietrich | May 31, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 148Last year, friend and colleague Trey Pennington took his own life on the grounds of the church where he and his family attended for many years. When the news spread, first on Mashable and then through the more traditional channels, people on Twitter and Facebook were astounded. Though many didn’t know him in real life, they felt like they’d [&hellip... Read More

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Social Media

By: Guest | May 30, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 206Today’s guest post is written by Jim Dougherty. When I was a young Lieutenant in the Army there was a crusty Sergeant who enjoyed making my life difficult by telling me why I couldn’t do things. He would always preface his thwarts with the phrase “by regulation.” One day my boss asked me about a project I was working on [&hellip... Read More
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Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

By: Gini Dietrich | May 30, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 212Last night, Mark Schaefer was in town and we held a little TweetUp with 70 of his closest friends. He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. I said people think the writing the book [&hellip... Read More

Good PR is Good PR

By: Guest | May 29, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 134Today’s guest post is written by Merritt Allen. As a lifelong Jeopardy! fan and former third-place contestant, I was surprised at how engrossing the 2012 Teen Tournament was. Typically, I ignore the Teen Tournament, turning up my trivial nose at post-2009 pop culture and 7th grade biology questions. But this year’s tournament was compelling for three primary reasons: 1. [&hellip... Read More
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Three Reasons Facebook Camera Will Work

By: Gini Dietrich | May 29, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 180Just a few short weeks after Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion, the social network has released its own mobile photo sharing app, aptly called Facebook Camera. It reportedly is just like Instagram, but with a few improvements: It allows full-bleed photos, you can comment and “like” right from the app (instead of going into the Facebook app), it [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Dog Rides Bicycle and Squirrel Learns to Purr

By: Gini Dietrich | May 25, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 72It’s time for a long weekend (sorry Canadians, you got yours last weekend)! YAY! And so begins summer in Chicago – the best season this city has to offer. And many days of cycling, which means an awkward tan requiring me to always wear sleeves and skirts at least knee length. I hope you have fun plans for the [&hellip... Read More