Gini Dietrich

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
Guest

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
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Gin and Topics: Train Wrecks Across the Web

By: Gini Dietrich | March 4, 2011 | 
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I don’t know where you live, but March came in like a lamb in Chicago. Which is scary to me because, when the rest of the country has spring at the end of March, we’ll be in some sort of deep freeze which will keep me from being outside on my bike! Don’t you keep me from my bike, Mother Nature! You already kept me from [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Differences In the U.S. and Canada

By: Gini Dietrich | March 3, 2011 | 
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This past weekend, I attended PodCamp in Toronto, as both a panelist and guest of my second city. Minus the cab driver at the airport telling me to get out of his cab, putting my suitcase on a bus, and telling me to take that instead (it was free; he was not) and the 92 minutes I spent in customs explaining I didn’t need a work [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
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It’s time to change your Facebook settings again. This time? Your profile. Good ol’ Zuck, in an effort “to encourage users to be more liberal in sharing their data and online activity,” is going to be sharing your home address and phone number(s) with external sites. Yes, you read that correctly. Your phone number and address soon will not be private on Facebook, allowing them to share [&hellip... Read More