Five Types of Social Curation

By: Guest | December 22, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 105 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 [&hellip... Read More
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Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 108It’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 [&hellip... Read More

Tweetdeck Presence Felt in Twitter Redesign

By: Guest | December 21, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 83Today’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 [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Bathing Dogs, Baby Seals, and Bratty Kids

By: Gini Dietrich | December 16, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 47 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 [&hellip... Read More

An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

By: Guest | December 15, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 88Today’s guest post is written by Jay Pinkert. Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from 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 [&hellip... Read More
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One Social Media Trend

By: Gini Dietrich | December 15, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 90It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week, I have a little contest for you. During the video, I show you the view from my hotel room. The first person to correctly guess where I am will receive a free copy of No Bullshit Social Media by Jason Falls and Erik Deckers. And, as an extra bonus, [&hellip... Read More
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How Chicago Cabbie Grows Business Using Social Media

By: Arment Dietrich | December 14, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 241 Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber.  My first real job in the PR industry was working with downtown Seattle retailers assisting them with cooperative branding and marketing initiatives. Right away, I noticed two types of business owners: The type who are passionate about their business and curious about how to apply new ideas to their models; [&hellip... Read More

Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

By: Guest | December 13, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 249Today’s guest post is written by Brian Meeks. Twitter introduces brand pages. Some people say it will be a game changer. Those people are idiots. It won’t be a game changer, because NOBODY uses Twitter for tweeting…or at least they shouldn’t be. So now I am filled with my trademarked “Howler Monkey Angst.” It isn’t that they are making [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways to Deal with Negative Online Comments

By: Gini Dietrich | December 13, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 352 When I speak, it’s pretty typical I’ll hear something along the lines of, “What happens when we begin participating online and someone says something bad about us?” The fact of the matter is, people are already saying bad things about you. You have unhappy employees, upset customers, even belligerent investors. The web doesn’t change that. Sure, those people now have a [&hellip... Read More