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Five Social Media Lessons From Anthony Bourdain

By: Guest | December 29, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. What can a snarky, middle-aged, New Yorker teach a 40-something, wannabe blogger about life? Well, I often find inspiration in the strangest places and politically incorrect, sharp-tongued, bad boy chefs dole out the best advice. You knew that, right? I’m an unabashed fan of Mr. Bourdain’s work and simply love his sardonic wit, candid observations, and appreciate his [&hellip... Read More
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Boxing Day: No Rest for the Social

By: Guest | December 26, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Martin Waxman.  Well, it’s December 26 and I’ve finished my holiday shopping – finally! By that I mean, the shopping I needed to get done before Christmas.   That’s what the 24th is for, right? And now it’s Boxing Day in Canada and the UK.  What?  Don’t worry, I haven’t become a pugilist or joined Fight Club. Boxing Day is our equivalent [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Moron Award, Pandas, and Drunk Kitchen

By: Gini Dietrich | December 23, 2011 | 
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It’s my last Gin and Topics of the year. In fact, it’s my last post of the year. Lisa Gerber has two guest bloggers set up for every day next week. So, for those of you who’ll be working, you’ll have some good reading material to keep your brain fed. My friend Michael Schechter (aka Shrek) is going to write next week’s Gin and Topics…and I [&hellip... Read More
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Five Types of Social Curation

By: Guest | December 22, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Tammy Kahn Fennell Curation You hear that word a lot.  There’s even an entry in Wikipedia for digital curation: Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. But what does that mean to you, as a social media user, marketer, business? Is there a such thing as “social curation?” It is starting to emerge. In a recently article [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week I have a very special surprise for you…a guest appearance by none other than the rock hot Jayme Soulati. She was in Chicago and I met her for lunch, with the condition that she do a video with me. We had soup, sammiches, and shared a cupcake…while flirting with the super cute waiter. And the [&hellip... Read More
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Tweetdeck Presence Felt in Twitter Redesign

By: Guest | December 21, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Matt LaCasse. As you are likely aware by now, Twitter rolled out a major redesign and announced brand pages simultaneously. While the brand pages announcement is by far the most exciting part of this, we’ll have to wait to see their full implementation since they’re available only to mega-brands at the moment. You may remember Twitter purchased TweetDeck earlier this year, and [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Bathing Dogs, Baby Seals, and Bratty Kids

By: Gini Dietrich | December 16, 2011 | 
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 It is the last work Friday of the year…WOO HOO!! I finished the last of my speaking and business travel last night. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting very bright. Of course, I have that book thing I have to finish (it’s due Dec. 30) and I have some reading to catch up on. But no real thinking or hard work for [&hellip... Read More
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An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

By: Guest | December 15, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jay Pinkert. Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from WordPress.com to my own self-hosted site. You satisfactorily met all the deliverables enumerated in our service agreement. If you infer from that statement a recommendation or endorsement, please don’t. It’s a shame, too, because with a bit more transparency and salesmanship on your part, I gladly would [&hellip... Read More