Gini Dietrich

WTH is #FollowFriday?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 29, 2009 | 
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I love #FollowFriday on Twitter. It’s fun to see what crazy things people will say about you (i.e. @StayBankdotCom today said people should follow me because I put words in people’s mouths for a living…to which I responded “SPIN SUCKS!”). But there also is some backlash happening because it turns out that most people just type in as many Twitter handles as they can in 140 [&hellip
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Death of the Corporate Web site?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 27, 2009 | 
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Last night I had a mini debate on Twitter about the death of the corporate Web site. What prompted my question, “Is the corporate Web site about to die?” was an article on Mashable about social media making corporate Web sites irrelevant. I am here to tell you, the corporate Web site is about to die. Do I think corporate Web site URLs are going to [&hellip
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What is the Definition of an American idol?

By: Arment Dietrich | May 22, 2009 | 
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Since Wednesday night there has been much said and written about the so-called upset in this season’s American Idol contest. Just for the record, in my opinion, Adam was certainly the better vocalist and stage performer but Kris suits my mainstream music tastes. Which leads me to the following points. What is the purpose of the American Idol show? To find the absolute best talent available [&hellip
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Finally good news for coffee drinkers!

By: Arment Dietrich | May 20, 2009 | 
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For years there have been reports that coffee is unhealthy.  I admit that I enjoy my daily cup of coffee (OK maybe two or three cups).  I have always wondered how something that tastes so good can be unhealthy.  I was pleased to hear on the morning news studies show coffee could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer to name a few [&hellip
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WSJ gets slapped with social media rules

By: Arment Dietrich | May 13, 2009 | 
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According to Editor and Publisher, Wall Street Journal employees were given a set of rules and policies for their use of social networks, on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.   I am one for structure but I am also a veteran to Facebook and had a profile and photos up when it was only open to people with email addresses ending in .edu.  So to [&hellip
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Video = Spin

By: Arment Dietrich | May 12, 2009 | 
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Michael Rogers, a blogger who was on NewsChannel 8 promoting “Outrage,” a new documentary on closet homosexual politicians and activists who “out them.” Rogers could barely get his promotional explanation out on what the video entails, which is the sole purpose he was invited on the show
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Some nerve

By: Arment Dietrich | May 11, 2009 | 
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  In an article that ran in both the Chicago Tribune and Redeye today, I read about Zodak Yonan, a City Council contract employee, who took it upon himself to create a “44th Ward Official Business” placard for his windshield, exempting him from parking violations and fees.   
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SmartTalk issue 2: How to get started on Twitter

By: Arment Dietrich | May 9, 2009 | 
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The latest issue of SmartTalk was released on Friday. In it we discuss how to start using the reigning king of the social media world, Twitter. If SmartTalk didn’t make it to your inbox, check out the eNewsletter here: http://www.armentdietrich.com/enewsletters/issue-
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Sometimes you just need to laugh

By: Arment Dietrich | May 8, 2009 | 
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There are very few businesses in the country that haven’t felt the effects of the current economy.  And while most employers are scrambling to maximize external communication in order to stay afloat, other businesses are focused on those closest to the company, their employees. 
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