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@yearwood It does seem inevitable. In another world, you'd think that people who think along the same lines could be friends, but intellectual property can be a tough subject. It sounds like it may have been an honest misunderstanding.
Kudos to the Spin Sucks team for handling it so well.
1 week, 2 days ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One
It looks like the original study is available online temporarily, if anyone wants to take a look. To clarify, the bullying comments are more polarizing than convincing. If you support the topic and see rude comments, you'll be less concerned by the risks. If you're against the topic and see rude comments, you'll be more concerned by the risks. Explains political debates pretty well...
1 month, 1 week ago on How Online Bullying Affects Your Brain
I like the idea of regular collaboration sessions. Come to think of it, I think our weekly team meetings are a lot more productive when we're generating ideas rather than just updating each other on what we're working on.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Collaborate: Five Heads are Better than One
That's a really good point about access to data and other people in the organization. I imagine that's a roadblock for quite a few companies.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Seven Reasons You’re Not Ready to Hire a PR Firm
@ginidietrich I think getting nominated by someone else who posts here would be building on the community aspect—even if you don't get a #FollowFriday post, you've got to be doing something right!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on How Our #FollowFriday Recommendations Work
Asking for a recommendation seems similar to pitching stories without thinking what's in it for the blogger or journalist. Not a great plan.
@ginidietrich Will do!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Lots of Changes at Google: What it Means for You
I'll be trying out feedly for sure—I haven't been actively using Google Reader for a while now and I'd really like a better way to keep track of the blogs I read. Thanks for the tip!
@ginidietrich @NLCuk It is a bit Mad Libs-like. Not very good at plurals, though. :P
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Content Idea Generator: A Magical Tool to Help You Write
"I am an introvert and have to script small talk or else I bring up zombies way too frequently."
Best. quote. ever.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Can Technology Replace In-Person Meetings?
Sounds fantastic! I'll book myself an early lunch.
3 months ago on The Lies and Truths of Google Analytics
OK, YOLO I'll give you, no questions asked. That was fantastic.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Iron Man 3 (My Boyfriend) and YOLO
@ginidietrich Ha, mostly. I got my applocation essay in for a degree completion program - that had been sucking up quite a bit of my mental processing power. Twitter's the only place that's been seeing much of any of me!
I guess that ties into continuing education, doesn't it?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Five Things You Can Do to Be Successful in PR
Of course, there are arguments that starting off on a non-lying foot puts you in a better position as you weather the crisis. @HowieG @jasonkonopinski @Shonali
@magriebler Great point. I know I get caught in the trap of pushing through a workday to get things done, without focusing enough on what I've accomplished. It's not just about proving your value to your boss or organization (though that's the priority). You also feel more accomplished and confident when you KNOW what you're contributing.
The Toy Story video? Just wow. Somebody spent a long time putting that together.
4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Ad Libbing for NFL Players and Animals
The engagement piece is fantastic. "Place Explainers," dissecting an area's local quirks, is part of the motivation behind my own blog (figuring how PR works in the [relatively small] city). "Scene explainers" might be another way to put it.
Don't skip the comments section either. One of the authors points out in the comments that "Major Breaking News, Place Explainers and Crowd Pleasers performed best (in that order)." That should tell you what your local audience wants to hear (or at least, interact with).
5 months, 1 week ago on The Three Things, Edition 12
@joecardillo I thought it was interesting that someone brought up the "who you know, not what you know" cliche in the comments. Nick responded with:
"You can't get a job based on what you know unless you know (or can meet) someone who needs what you know."
And I think that ties into the conversation we're having. It's not who you know, it's who knows what you know, and building a reputation online (and interacting with people at the companies you're interested in) gives you a way to prove your skill-set.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on How Social Media Affects Your Job Search
@ginidietrich I'm glad you liked it! Blogging is an attempt on my part to do... exactly what we're talking about, I suppose. The local scene seemed like a great way to establish the scope of my blogging project, and I guess it's helped me to engage with the larger scene online as well!
I find it really interesting that connecting online is non-optional for you and a lot of other companies when you're hiring. I got into my job in communications by helping out on a project basis and got hired on full-time later on, but I've been actively trying to connect with the communications scene in my city through my professional organization and through Twitter. While I aim to go into freelance work, it's great to hear that I'm on the right track!
@smstucky, I think you should check this out.