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Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 8

By: Gini Dietrich | November 18, 2012 | 
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Welcome to the eighth edition (!!!) of The Three Things, brought to you by Michael SchechterHowie Goldfarb, and me.

We are four days from Thanksgiving. Are you ready?

I haven’t even thought about what I’m cooking this year. I guess I’d better figure it out!

For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you hurry over and enter your email address or add to your RSS feed) so you have some extra time to spend perusing the obscure content we’ve curated for you (and one another) before your week begins and deadlines, meetings, and work takes over.

Making Things for the Web

Michael on Creation. Non-traditional schedules. Crippling self-doubt. Moments of uncaptured brilliance, lost forever. Being inspired by the suggestions and ideas of others to have more of your own. A wealth of people telling you the things you should do, or what they think you do poorly. These are just a few of the universal experiences shared by those of us who create for the web that were brilliantly and hilariously captured by Matthew Inman. If you’ve never heard of Inman, aka The Oatmeal… you’re welcome.

Fetish for Making Things Ignores Real Work

Howie on Perception vs. Reality. I just blogged about the silly perception of gas prices and how saving five cents a gallon is a big deal to people, even though they really saved a dollar or two. In the U.S. we talk about jobs that make things. But as my two esteemed amigos buy expensive electronic tools and gizmos, I am shocked how little of that price is the actual making of the end product.

Hundreds Register for New Facebook Website

Gini on The Facebook. I can’t decide if this is real or fake. It’s a reprint of the article that ran in The Crimson when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook (then called The Facebook) at Harvard. It’s on the university website so I think the actual article is real, but the comments are the real gold. There are some from Zuck himself and some from the Winkelvoss twins, but the comments seem, well, uncharacteristic (based on my expert opinion from seeing a movie and reading articles).

Now it’s your turn. Is there a podcast, video, or article you think we need to see?

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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NancyCawleyJean
NancyCawleyJean

@ginidietrich Just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! ;)

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

The Oatmeal is pure genius. I adore him, his dog, and his love of all things Tesla. Howie- yes!!! The perception that people are saving is an incredible motivator. I can never understand how people will take their time and drive around to look for the "lowest" price on gas or goods, never factoring in the waste of gas or the value of their own time. (Bee tee dubs, Howie- your link wouldn't work without registering...so I didn't read it. Full disclosure.) Funny- I expect 900 people to sign up for The Facebook! That article was published in 2004, but the comments start at 3 years ago...

 

Excellent Things this week! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@NancyCawleyJean Happy Thanksgiving to you! I still have to get my turkey. Oy.

NancyCawleyJean
NancyCawleyJean

@ginidietrich Nothing like a little pressure & a deadline to get you to check something off your list. ;)