Guest

What Groucho Marx Taught Me About Community

By: Guest | May 31, 2011 | 
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Jack has been writing for print and web publications for more than 20 years, covering a wide range of topics including: Business, technology, parenting, politics, education, sports, and religion. My computer ate what could have been the greatest guest post ever written for Spin Sucks. It was the sort of post that was better than Muellerific. It is no exaggeration to say that when it was [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Welcome to the Fifth Estate

By: Gini Dietrich | May 31, 2011 | 
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Think about when Twitter became a household name. Do you remember when that was? I do. It was when the plane went down in the Hudson River and a guy named Janis Krums tweeted a photo of the plane in the river, from the ferry (about as close as anyone could get without being on the plane), as they were going to rescue the passengers. That [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Instagram Transforms Your Photos

By: Gini Dietrich | May 30, 2011 | 
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It’s a holiday in the U.S., which means most of us will be spending the day with our families. And that means our cameras will be used more than usual. Before you head out for your BBQ, check to see that you have Instagram on your phone. Unfortunately, I think it’s only available for iPhones, so if you don’t have one, I suppose you can stop [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The BlogWorld Edition

By: Gini Dietrich | May 27, 2011 | 
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While Spin Sucks won’t write posts about what we learned at BlogWorld until next week, plenty of our fellow attendees and speakers already have published their thoughts and opinions about the three day event. It was an interesting trip, to be sure. From no WiFi and no cell phone coverage at a blogging event to meeting people you’ve developed relationships with online and sharing many laughs, everyone had [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Five Ways You Can Help the People of Joplin, Mo.

By: Gini Dietrich | May 26, 2011 | 
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a request (i.e. no Facebook question of the week). As you know, an F5 tornado hit the city of Joplin, Mo., injuring more than 400 people and killing more than 120. The weather seems really crazy to me this year. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if it really is crazy, but the [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Four Social Media Questions (and Answers)

By: Arment Dietrich | May 25, 2011 | 
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Between the Rapture, deadly tornadoes, and new Presidential candidates, the news is overwhelming and there are still some questions that need to be answered. Social media questions, that is. Is Twitter buying TweetDeck? According to The Guardian, there is talk that Twitter is in negotiations to buy the London-based, 15-person company, TweetDeck for – wait for it – $40 million!  TweetDeck has never turned a profit, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Participate In Our BlogWorld Session Today

By: Gini Dietrich | May 25, 2011 | 
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Today, at 11:30 ET, Danny Brown and I hit the stage at BlogWorld to talk about the relationship between bloggers and PR professionals. Common Sense and Collaboration: The Last Stumbling Block for PR Pros and Bloggers is the title of our session and you have the chance to participate virtually! During the session, Lisa Gerber is going to live blog. Which means she’ll be updating the [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twelve Steps to A Strong QR Code Campaign

By: Guest | May 23, 2011 | 
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Stephanie True Moss is the founder and chief creative officer of True Moss Communications, Inc. and editor of QRmedia.us. The mobile revolution is happening! Increasingly, mobile smart phones and tablets are shifting our attention away from our desktop and laptop computers to our mobile devices. As consumers access the Internet from these devices, marketers need to be focused on finding shortcuts for quicker and easier entry [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Apocalypse

By: Gini Dietrich | May 20, 2011 | 
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Well, tomorrow is the end of the world as we know it. Or at least it is according to U.S. Christian broadcaster Harold Camping, who has calculated that May 21 is Judgment Day. Camping, who runs the Family Radio network, has offered several “infallible proofs” that the Rapture – when God will welcome all good and just souls into the kingdom of heaven – will occur tomorrow. My very [&hellip... Read More