Gini Dietrich

Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2011 | 

It’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 with the super cute waiter.

And the cute waiter is the reason we’re giddy at the beginning of the video. He charmed the pants off of Jayme (not literally) and even offered to shoot the video for us (we declined).

But, to be sure we were somewhat business-like, I asked Jayme to name three of the apps, social networks, and/or platforms she’s going to use in 2012.

Her answer (and our giddiness) is in the video below (or click here and it’ll magically appear).

This is my last video of the year (unless I convince my family to do something fun and unexpected). Next Thursday we have a special video appearance from Molli Megasko…aka Mini Gini (because of her work ethic).

Happy, happy holidays my friends (and the crazies, too)!

(And, we’re still taking Facebook questions so if you have one, head over there. We’re checking Facebook, even though it’s the holidays!)

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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103 responses to “Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012”

  1. ginidietrich says:

    @bdorman264 Fun video, huh?

    • bdorman264 says:

      @ginidietrich I know I’m slower than most of your friends, but you really don’t have to ask me twice; I just have jet lag…all the time…

  2. ginidietrich says:

    @bdorman264 Fun video, huh??!

  3. StaceyHood says:

    @ginidietrich Hi Gini!

  4. dannystarr says:

    @ginidietrich is it warm in Chicago? Doesn’t look much like winter.

  5. bdorman264 says:

    Ok, ok; maybe I’m really a late adopter but I didn’t get my iPhone until November. I went from the Flintstone’s to the Jetson’s in my world. Whoooeeee, what are all these buttons?

    Actually, it is quite amazing indeed; I love the phone and have only scratched the surface as to what I can do with it.

    Great to see you and Jayme, it looks like the both of you were having a grand ol’ time.

    • ginidietrich says:

      @bdorman264 I am so happy you got a new phone. That one you had in October was on its last leg.

      • Lisa Gerber says:

        @ginidietrich@bdorman264 was it a flip phone? or the one with an antenna that you have to pull out?

        • bdorman264 says:

          @Lisa Gerber@ginidietrich It was that brick looking Motorola………….actually it was a Crackberry that I had dropped in a bowl of soup and had to dry out. The good news is started working again; the bad news is, I never knew when it would just white screen on me never to return until I plugged it back in.

        • Soulati | PR says:

          Don’t tell Gini I told you, but, uhmm, you should see the face of her iPhone. She dropped it, too, but not in a bowl of soup! @bdorman264 @Lisa Gerber @ginidietrich

      • bdorman264 says:

        @ginidietrich It almost cost me some drinks; little did I know I had already been cut off………that seems to happen a lot when I bring the regulator with me……….

  6. You know what rocks? Syncing Evernote to Dropbox. Mind. Blown.

  7. JayDolan says:

    Next year I’m only focusing on Friendster. It’s gonna come back, big time.

  8. ChristineDurst says:

    Instagram def rocks! great for street photog stuff!

  9. Lisa Gerber says:

    Hi Jayme! 🙂

    Dropbox seriously rocks. Just being able to send attachments on your phone and ipad alone has pushed me over the edge from lust to love. I’m so easy.

    We were at Naha when we took that awful picture with the iPad, remember? what is the deal with that?

  10. jonbuscall says:

    I just love you guys! Awesome. Made me smile.

  11. KevinVandever says:

    Yay! I’m already using all those things. I’m rock hot, too.

    LOVE the swearing! We need to embrace it and casual attire in the business world. (That’s me being controversial)

    Happy Merry Greetings to Gini and all “The Crazies” out there!

    • ginidietrich says:

      @KevinVandever No! My momma and my nieces and nephews watch these videos. NO SWEARING!

    • Soulati | PR says:

      Wait! Is he yakking bad about my very plaid purple wool with also very purple and mod scarf on the bench on the streets of Chicago? No #RockHot for you, Kevin…we were trendy for the ‘hood and that waiter, darn it. P.S. Don’t forget the boys next to us who were very interested in our conversation. @KevinVandever

      • KevinVandever says:

        @Soulati | PR No, no, no. No judgement at all. I love purple and plaid together. In fact, I’m wearing it right now. Actually my mention of casual dress attire is a reference to other dress code conversations I’ve had with @ginidietrich , specifically around wearing jeans while giving a presentation, but more generally around dress code in business world. Could be a topic for 2012.

  12. TheJackB says:

    Gah, more Apple Kool Aid drinking going on. Don’t you remember that Harry beat Voldemort, er Jobs. The turtleneck man is gone.

    Although I must confess that I put an iPad on my Chanukah list. It hasn’t been delivered but we still have another nights to work with.

    I haven’t worked with Dropbox yet but I keep hearing good things about it. I need to look at the plans again because if I am not mistaken the “entry” level opportunity didn’t provide much in the way of file size to work with. But it definitely looks cool.

  13. Good stuff ginidietrich and soulati . Instagram is definitely solid. Biased cause we work with them, but try streamzoo for mobile photo sharing too.And I’ll check out Dropbox.

    Getting on my Soapbox for a second, I’d like to see people/brands try Facebook, Twitter and blogs in 2012. And actually understand how to use them to drive business or just use them better. So many using those three. But so many not using them well.



    • ginidietrich says:

      @JGoldsborough Not using them well OR understanding how to gain business from them. I feel like those of us who can drive real results have a big secret no one else knows.

    • Soulati | PR says:

      And how, re “not using them well.” Fully agree. Streamzoo? New knowledge; thanks for that! @JGoldsborough ginidietrich soulati streamzoo

  14. EricaAllison says:

    How did I miss this??? Love the two of you together…the rock hot soulati in a Facebook Q of the week video!! How cool! I have not had the chance to dig into Instagram, but it’s on my list, esp since I too have the new iPhone4S. I adore Dropbox and use it with clients when I have super large files to share or to keep up with additions to projects.

    Now, about that waiter…

  15. adamtoporek says:

    Pretty cool to see you two together. Next video, just remember that soulati works blue. 🙂

    Instagram’s on my list to investigate — along with Path, which I don’t yet understand.

  16. Soulati | PR says:

    OMG. Can you say dorquette? The one on the left. But, wow. So honored to be sitting by the effervescent (did I spell that right?) Gin Blossom who makes anyone look good. Thanks for your company; it was blue in a tremendously good way (I never tipped a waiter so much in my life).

    Stay tuned over at Soulati-‘TUDE! for a gift back, Gin…just came up with that brainstorm on the spot, now that I’m back from whirlwind travels.

    Happiest holidays, Spin Sucks community!!! XOXO to All, and especially my Twin.

    • ginidietrich says:

      @Soulati | PR How many freaking comments are you going to leave?!? LOL!!

      I LOVED doing this video with you. We’ll have to have an encore in 2012.

      Happy New Year!


  17. Soulati | PR says:

    ‘Cuz I’m in the video, thought I’d jump right in to every comment, especially since I’m not at a desktop and it’s so much easier! XO!

  18. Soulati | PR says:

    Oh, yeah, and @Lisa Gerber it’s highly possible I’m trying to rack up comments; but, no one knows that about me.

  19. jennwhinnem says:

    I can’t like this enough!

    • jennwhinnem says:

      Okay yes I love Dropbox. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE you get it.

      The only person who cusses as much as I do is Jayme. <3

      • ginidietrich says:

        @jennwhinnem I have zero problem with you cussing. Just not on the blog, which is read by my grandparents, my mom, and my nieces and nephews (who tend to watch the videos – not really read the blog posts). And my family thinks the worst thing I say is, “What the heck.” (it’s not)

  20. Soulati | PR says:

    Can I just say something? Who’s gonna invent the tool to advance the video a frame or two so I don’t look like such a meanie weanie? Speaking of weenies, Wiener had a baby.

  21. Soulati | PR says:

    I love it when the Ginster is traveling so I can comment more than she in her house. Heh.

  22. Soulati | PR says:

    P.S. Sorry, Mom! (Ahem, not really.) Uhmmm, hi? Anyone home? Nope, so I’ll have a party with myself at Spin Sucks. Oh, I love my job.

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  24. 3HatsComm says:

    HOW did I miss this?! On the road for the holidays, that’s how. Anyway nice to see you two together and for all the Dropbox love, I’ll add a shout for Box (who just dropped the .net). FWIW.

  25. Soulati | PR says:

    Hi! Thought I’d try to boost the comments above 100 ‘cuz that’s just what I like to do. New Year? No worries! I’m not changin’!

  26. ginidietrich says:

    @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing This is one of the most popular blog posts of 2012! Can you believe it?! We shot it a year ago today!

    • @ginidietrich That’s a #RockHot!  Lately, I’ve been re-tweeting old posts from GPs I’ve done more than a year ago. Will do this one and see who’s paying attention!  Now, How is your Dec. 27 in the afternoon? I have morning meeting in Elk Grove and then can swing over by you by 1 p.m. I think??  Missin’ your ass…have a good holiday, sweet Sistah.

  27. I only have 2 more comments to hit 100…my prediction was Instagram for 2012.

  28. Now, my prediction for 2013 is Flickr; NOT Instagram…those slimeballs….Facebook…bahhumbug!
    Who’s listening? I made it to 100, yippeeskippee!!  Love ya, Gin Blossom!

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