Gini Dietrich

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
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The Dos and Don’ts of Executive Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | June 2, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a real video question and I have a special treat for you. We’re going to have a lesson in how to say my name. That’s right…you’re going to learn how to say my name! Well, I also sing a song. On video. I’m pretty sure it can be [&hellip... Read More
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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
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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
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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