Gini Dietrich

Pros and Cons of Co-Authoring a Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | June 9, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week’s question comes from Alex Wood. He asks: “Hey Gini, happy Friday from Australia! I have a blog Q for you (and anyone else who feels like chiming in) Q: Are there any truly successful blogger ‘partnerships’ out there? I mean, two ppl working together on the one blog with the one vision. Sure, more hands, [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media and Music In the 70s

By: Gini Dietrich | June 8, 2011 | 
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My friend Rusty Speidel wants to be a rock star when he grows up. A real rock star. Not of Internet fame, but of Jimi Hendrix fame. Because of that, he’s totally plugged in (no pun intended) to the music industry. And he sends me trend emails all the time…mostly to see what kind of connection I’ll make between the music industry and social media, based [&hellip... Read More
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Make Sharing Easy. Your Happy Customers Will Thank You.

By: Guest | June 7, 2011 | 
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Samantha Collier is an artist, mother, law firm business development coordinator and social media enthusiast, and a @developsocially partner. The Experience I recently traveled to San Francisco for a conference. The firm I work for sponsors an upscale annual dinner for approximately 180 guests. I was co-organizing the event so it was critical that everything be perfect; particularly the food, which, we all know, can make or [&hellip... Read More
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Help Change the Laws On Stalking

By: Gini Dietrich | June 7, 2011 | 
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It was 2:40 a.m. and the phone rang. “Hello?” “I saw you today.” “Excuse me?” “You were wearing a black suit, a blue and white checked shirt, black pantyhose, and black and white heels with a peep toe.” “Who is this?” “I’ll be watching you.” I sat up straight in bed. A man’s voice I didn’t recognize knew exactly what I wore to work that day. [&hellip... Read More
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What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K

By: Gini Dietrich | June 6, 2011 | 
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I’m not a fan of Klout. Determining influence based on how someone participates online (mostly Twitter) is baloney. For instance, it shows I’m more influential than Jay Leno, which is just laughable. But I have to hand it to them. With the launch of +K, they’ve incorporated four elements of gaming that makes me envious…and make me want to log into my account every day... Read More
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Get Twitter Follow and Google +1

By: Gini Dietrich | June 5, 2011 | 
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It may not come as a big surprise to you that Google is trying to beat Facebook. And Twitter is trying to figure out how to monetize. And it’s been a big week for both with Google +1 and Twitter follow launching. Sean McGinnis wrote an introductory piece on +1 and the future of search here a couple of weeks ago, before it was launched to most [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Money Grows On Trees

By: Gini Dietrich | June 3, 2011 | 
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I love short weeks! Nothing better than the feeling of thinking it’s Thursday only to discover it’s Friday. There is a lot going on in the digital world. From Groupon getting ready for their IPO and Google launching +1 to LinkedIn going public and Twitter introducing their follow button and photo sharing, it’s been a busy June! Anyone have the feeling we’re repeating history? Say 11 [&hellip... Read More
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SEO Run Amok

By: Guest | June 2, 2011 | 
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Brian Meeks returns! Brian has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg). Search engine optimization is all the rage these days. In fact, if you don’t practice SEO, you obviously don’t ‘GET IT’ and might have poor personal hygiene. There are two common reasons cited for avoiding SEO; both completely unacceptable: 1. What the [&hellip... Read More