Gini Dietrich

A Review of Livefyre

By: Gini Dietrich | March 15, 2011 | 
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If you visit Spin Sucks often, you already know about Livefyre, the commenting system we’ve been using since September. It’s been in beta until last week and yesterday I received an email from CEO and founder, Jordan Kretchmer, that the rollout of the full launch is finished. I was waiting until now to extol all the great things about Livefyre  so that, if you’re convinced, you [&hellip... Read More
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An Interview with the Franchise King

By: Gini Dietrich | March 13, 2011 | 
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This ran in the March issue of Franchise Times, which is why the bent is toward that audience. But I think you’ll get some value from the interview I did with Joel Libava, aka The Franchise King. Are you getting tired already of experts and everyone telling you to get on the social networks without a real tie to your marketing strategy or business results? Me, [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Anonymity and the F Bomb

By: Gini Dietrich | March 11, 2011 | 
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I think Arik Hanson, Lisa Gerber, and I are the only people not in Austin this weekend for SXSW. Arik is turning off Foursquare updates, Lisa is turning off Facebook, and I’m turning off Twitter. OK. Not really. Let’s be real. I’d die without Twitter, and I’m pretty sure my friends would die without their social networks. Even if we sit here and get more and more [&hellip... Read More
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Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

By: Gini Dietrich | March 10, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?” For those of you who don’t know, last week (last week? two weeks ago?) Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Social Media Pet Peeves

By: Arment Dietrich | March 9, 2011 | 
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Grammar Pet Peeves was a big hit last month and I couldn’t help but notice that a LOT of us were having fun. I honestly hesitated writing this because I felt like I might be preaching to the choir. A lot of us get it. We understand social media, we’re certified geeks, and we are here to learn at an even deeper level. But every day, [&hellip... Read More
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Quora Is Not for Normal People

By: Gini Dietrich | March 9, 2011 | 
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Although she meant it for Facebook question of the week, Abbie Fink asked us about Quora and I thought I’d answer it today AND do a video question of the week, from another Facebook friend, tomorrow. She asked, “Quora: Do or do not. Why or why not? Figured I’d rather ask you than ask Quora.” My response? Do not. At first I was really pleased with [&hellip... Read More
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QR Codes & Mobile: The Time is Now

By: Guest | March 8, 2011 | 
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Stephanie True Moss, is chief creative officer at True Moss Communications, Inc., a creative design group that offers Web Design | WordPress | Mobile | Print | SEO | Graphic Design | Social Media | QR Code Consulting. Smart phones are everywhere and so are QR Codes! By now you have seen and may have scanned your share of QR Codes. If you haven’t they can be fun and lead to videos, pictures, mobile information and more that [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Keeping the Dirty Laundry Inside

By: Arment Dietrich | March 5, 2011 | 
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You know that feeling when you’re watching a really bad sitcom or movie where the plot is driven entirely by a stupid miscommunication that could easily be resolved if someone would just say what’s on their mind? And you’re sitting there going, c’mon!! tell him you really do love him, NOW. And then your companion says, but then there wouldn’t be a movie? (and you’re thinking, [&hellip... Read More