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I couldn't agree more with Jordan Kretchmer,in regards to static content becoming richer and more real-time. This is long overdue and I think just now being widely accepted as the only way to move forward. Great article!
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4 months, 3 weeks ago on 6 Social Media Predictions for 2013
This post is disappointingly slanted, bordering propaganda.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Storytelling Learned from Ann Romney
Great tips Terri. 2, 5, 7 and 9 are biggies for me and seem to be the ones I run into the most trouble with when hiring freelancers. I'm a little easier than most client's though, because I made many of these mistakes myself freelancing when I was younger.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Helpful Hints for Freelancers
OMG Awesome. I love this. Go CBS.
11 months, 1 week ago on CBS Issues Fake (and Totally Awesome) News Release
He got that maneuver from President Charles Logan's PR team in 24 somewhere circa season 5. Anyone who watched that show remember when they locked the reporter in the room at the President house? (You're all welcome for me adding valuable commentary to this thread ;) ... )
11 months, 2 weeks ago on PR Pro Charged with Barricading Reporter in Room
I love this article Gini, and couldn't agree more. Companies not blogging are simply being lazy and will at some point inevitably start (or return to) blogging when they figure that out.
1 year, 1 month ago on Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?
I have used buffer since it first came out and it completely changed my twitter experience. Rather than jump on periodically throughout the day and slaughter everyone's timelines, I am now fairly evenly paced. I have spoken with Leo of Buffer a few times and he is amazing. He has helped me with a couple issues nearly immediately every time I had one with an extension, something not posting, etc.
I was previously scheduling tweets through tweetdeck and hootsuite which was incredibly difficult to manage daily with any consistency.
The time I do have to spend on twitter now is used to actually converse with others, which made me enjoy using it that much more.
1 year, 7 months ago on Simple Tool, Small Wonder: Buffer App
ginidietrich I think those are all Folgers ads. Apparently Unilever hired someone that worked for P&G circa 1960 to run their social media. My absolute favorite is the "Vacation.. yeah I'd like to take a vacation... away from your coffee" I laugh every time I watch it :)
1 year, 7 months ago on The Lesson Brands Can Learn from Ragu
@women - Who makes the coffee in your house? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VssO5bKFJU0&feature=player_embedded
Honestly.. the best answer to that is anything and everything. You can build any type of form imaginable in about 2 minutes, It is just an amazing product. I haven't launched a site without it since the day I found it.. Users love it. ginidietrich
1 year, 8 months ago on The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins
Many if not most of those plugins will only create overhead on the admin side though, so I think the value outweighs the load. The only paid plugin I would add to this list would be Gravity Forms, but I guess that doesn't apply to blogs so much. Still, I never leave home without it ;)
Great article! In my opinion though, this falls into more of a Utopian view of the future. As I'm pretty sure Google intends to merge Google and Google+ services (most likely in an over-ambitious time frame), I feel like relying too heavily on the collective intelligence is going to open up even more opportunity to skew results. Don't get me wrong, companies are manipulating results already, whether using blackhat strategies that slip through the cracks, or even innocent techniques that somehow just work. But, I feel like all the +1ing is going to open up a whole new world of fraudulent bumping of content. Then again, I may just be too pessimistic.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Power of Social Over Search Engines
ginidietrich Howie Goldfarb So clever. No matter how anyone feels about Klout, nobody can deny the fact that they have an insane amount of traction for the time they've been around. They consistently generate interest and opinionated views (positive or negative). To me, that in itself is an amazing success. The gaming dynamics just further bolster their offering in a simple to use, and well timed fashion.
P.S. I will tweet this comment, so as to deter my klout score from dropping for inactivity on twitter during the time taken to type this comment ;)
1 year, 11 months ago on What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K
Howie Goldfarb Coffee Can... À la Big Lebowski ;)
Howie Goldfarb ginidietrich I'd have to disagree with you on the future of social influence. Right now, it may be the case that no one cares about influence, but it's basic human nature to respond to and trust word-of-mouth recommendations more than media reviews, printed references, etc. I may go to the Car & Driver website to get info on a car too, but ultimately, if 4 or 5 people I know (even just as acquaintances) tell me the new Chrysler is garbage, I could care less what the review says.
As for Twitter, I think the current number is at 13% of the U.S. online community. With conversion rates on clickthroughs that much higher than Facebook, I think Twitter is a great site to focus on influence.
My thoughts on Klout... Death is mysteriously no longer one of my influence points. Odd. It was for weeks, and I didn't remove it. There have also been 3 or 4 other extremely strange coincidences that I've experienced after publicly commenting about my Klout.
Love it Gini :) Great article. Who's that good looking guy eating the hamburger at the end there. Is that the Grim Tweeter?
azeem Thanks Azeem. I do realize you measure differently than others. I guess the reason I enjoy your product so much is because it seems more intuitive to me. I love the topic fingerprint. I also feel like the connections really reflect who I interact with the most.
I definitely agree it is a young niche and will evolve in ways no one can predict right now. With that being said, I love PeerIndex and look forward to seeing it grow and I will continue to suggest it to clients as a "must have" tool in their reporting toolbox.
Thanks again Azeem and thanks Gini for sharing your take on why you liked it too,
2 years ago on Peer Index vs. Klout
I love this article Gini. I've been using and have really preferred Peer Index for a while now for the same reasons you show above. They have a great plugin for Firefox too. I also feel their measurement is a bit more accurate. For instance, Klout had my true reach at 5000 for nearly 3 months, then it dropped to 22 for 4 months (I have 12000+ followers - and I feel like more than 22 talk to me) - they finally fixed that, but when they switched to the new Klout a couple of weeks ago, they now have me labeled as an "explorer that is observing this whole social media thing, before jumping in and getting my feet wet" - I've been on twitter since 2006 or 7 and tweet about 80-100 times per day. So, not to make this a Klout bashing session, when I look at a users measurement on Peer Index, I have a bit more confidence, because of these experiences I keep having with Klout.