Gini Dietrich

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
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Gin and Topics: The BlogWorld Edition

By: Gini Dietrich | May 27, 2011 | 
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While Spin Sucks won’t write posts about what we learned at BlogWorld until next week, plenty of our fellow attendees and speakers already have published their thoughts and opinions about the three day event. It was an interesting trip, to be sure. From no WiFi and no cell phone coverage at a blogging event to meeting people you’ve developed relationships with online and sharing many laughs, everyone had [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways You Can Help the People of Joplin, Mo.

By: Gini Dietrich | May 26, 2011 | 
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a request (i.e. no Facebook question of the week). As you know, an F5 tornado hit the city of Joplin, Mo., injuring more than 400 people and killing more than 120. The weather seems really crazy to me this year. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if it really is crazy, but the [&hellip... Read More