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Social Media Charlatans Are Like Wile E. Coyote

By: Guest | November 17, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Byron Fernandez. How many of you share my growing stew of amusement, bewilderment, and fury over an increasing cacophony of so-called “ninjas,” “gurus,” and “mavens” in the social media space? Like John McCain’s impotent use of “maverick” during the 2008 campaign, something’s awry when more attention is placed on pretentious, hammy, and meaningless jargon than on who you are, why [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Staying On Top of Technology

By: Gini Dietrich | November 17, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and, this week, I managed to get a video recorded. I don’t know about you, but I missed you guys! This week’s question comes from Steve Birkett, who you may know as Above the Static, which is his Twitter handle. He writes at Above the Static and for 12Most and is an Us Guys member... Read More
Guest

Five Tools to Make Your Day More Productive

By: Guest | November 15, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brankica Underwood.  If there is one thing you cannot use as an excuse for being unproductive today, it is lack of time. No, I am not going to magically make your day last 25 hours. But I will tell you how to get the most out of your day. With all the technical developments out there, you can make use of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Future of Google+: Social Network or Search Enhancer?

By: Gini Dietrich | November 15, 2011 | 
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Google+ since they launched their business pages last week. You see, it was announced at the same time that Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and I were recording Inside PR. So we all happened to be on the page watching it happen in real-time. Google+ announced at 1 p.m. CT and, by 1:11 (yes, just 11 minutes later), Toyota already had [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twitter Lists: List Me Baby One More Time

By: Guest | November 14, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Adriel Hampton. Forget how many followers someone has, how many likes they have, and even their Klout score. The first thing to look at when making a snap judgement about someone on Twitter is how many lists they are on. Twitter introduced lists two years ago and their effective use separates amateurs from the pros. The thing is, any former real [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Chicken Pox Lollipops, Steve Jobs, and More!

By: Gini Dietrich | November 11, 2011 | 
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Did this week feel like an entire month to anyone else? Joe Frazier died. Heavy D died. Joe Paterno was fired. Kim Kardashian didn’t make the news. I spoke four times in three days. And Google+ rolled out their brand pages. A lot happened! But nothing compares to the video you’re going to see in the number one spot of today’s Gin and Topics. So I’ll [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

By: Guest | November 10, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Shonali Burke.  When Gini and Lisa asked me to write about Twitter chats for Spin Sucks (ok, “tweetchats,” if you must, I’m going to stick with the former, I’m old-school, whatevs), I scratched my mane. I’ve written so much about TCs in the past, I was worried about what I could share with you that wouldn’t be same old, same [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Value of the TweetUp

By: Gini Dietrich | November 10, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Unfortunately, I have had zero time to scan the questions and record a video. You may be asking yourself why I have time to type a blog post and not record a video. It’s because I’m still in my PJs…and a portion of this blog post was already in my drafts folder. So we’re going to [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Three Things I Hate About Social Media

By: Arment Dietrich | November 9, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. I’ve lived in Manhattan now for more than two years so I am officially a cynic. I’m not asking for permission to go around judging people, just some time from you to listen to the things that bother me – a venting session if you will. I also promise that I’m usually not this much of a diva, [&hellip... Read More