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Thanks Gini for finally confirming what I have been seeing from quite a few, including myself. The humorous part is when people tell me nothing has changed.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Online Habits: Is Less Really More?
@ginidietrich I agree they dropped the ball big time but trust me Ina week no one even thinking about it. Thankfully we live in an ADD society :-) . As for the posting with names thing, Gini,you KNOW the difference between the two. One was testimonial and he other was meant to harass, again, a BIG difference. Put differently, if Isolde you a bike and you lived it and I posted it on my page or made it prominent, no harm, but if I post your name as so done who ran me over with your bike in a place full of people living in their parents basement who have nothing better to donut look up your address, phone, email, etc. post it to other loney people who become outraged that you ran me over, trust me, I know you are going to get threats, harassed, and more. But again, Applebee's did handle this poorly.,
10 months, 1 week ago on Six Tips for Managing an Out-of-Control Social Media Crisis
Sorry, I know I a supposed to be for the underdog here, but I stand by my premise the waitress should have been fired. For one reason alone, stupidity. We all know reddit people love to blow stuff out of proportion except when they thought it was ok to post kiddie porn and pictures of women without their permission, but I digress. The customer belongs to Applebee's, not the employee. She had no right to even copy or take the receipt from the premises let alone post someone's name, whose address, phone number, etc have been made public for people to harass her. She would be suing if the shoe was on the other foot. Applebee's did not handle this well but should have said we don't discuss employee issues. So the waitress has fans, but have any of the given her a job? I doubt it because underneath everyone knows it could have been them. Finally,by taking the receipt which thankfully did not have the credit card number it as some old style ones do,she could have done much more harm. Ok, really last point. This is a story which has been blown out of proportion over what less than $7. Hmmm
Curious, did @Starbucks ever see this?
1 year, 1 month ago on A Fantastic Starbucks Customer Experience Story
Funny you should be mentioning this. I signed up to do it this morning BEFORE reading this. Don't you love simpatico? Onward we write.
1 year, 1 month ago on National Novel Writing Month Begins Today and We’re Participating
@ginidietrich I must admit I have never met someone who adjusts and pivots accordingly like you do. Yes, I do think you hung the moon.
1 year, 1 month ago on Pros and Cons of a Virtual Office
You know Gini, you could rent one of the meeting spaces at a co working site. Usually not more than $100 if you had to for a meeting. That's how some make extra cash on top of the desk space.
@ladylaff You see that is the excuse everyone has been making, the distinction of the roles of the women being maligned, when the REAL issue is,it shouldn't matter. Regardless of who they are, they don't deserve to be called names by men. It's like in the business world, when a man is aggressive/assertive, he is a "leader" but a woman is called a "bitch." Anytime a man wants to diminish a woman he goes to the derogatory name calling file. It is not acceptable on any lever, but in reality men generally get a pass on it since it's a woman they called the name. I was in no way defending Rush, but pointing out the hypocrisy. Think on some of the women leaders in biz world where men freely call them a bitch. It's time for women to stop acting like damsels in distress and start kicking butt and taking names. If you are going to boycott Rush then you should boycott all of them who do it and it is seen as acceptable in society.
1 year, 9 months ago on Rush Limbaugh’s Non-Apology Creates Bigger PR Crisis
Sorry Gini, for once I am going to disagree with you, and here's why:
He has apologized twice, but then the media keeps questioning whether he meant it or not as if they know his heart. Second, the MEDIA has continuously put "slut" and not her name,in their titles to get clicks, My last count was over 210 million according to Google. Third, there is a HUGE piece of hypocrisy going on when Bill Maher, by his own admission can call Sarah Palin a "cunt," "twat" etc repeatedly and suffer zero repercussions. He says he can do it because "he is on HBO and has no advertisers". When Laura Ingraham was called a "slut" "talk-slut" the guy who called her the name got a week off the air, no loss in advertisers. So, perhaps unintentionally, it is acceptable to call conservative women derogatory names while anyone with GOP on their voter registration card is crucified. The media blew this story up for their own gain not to help that lady. She is just the flavor of the day as evidenced by her being put on shows to keep it alive. Rush will lose advertisers, but when it has died down,he will have new advertisers and that woman will never be heard from again, that's how pawns are played. It's a game and she bought into the idea that people really want to hear her ideas.
Sorry, but I will be the devil's advocate but it is a dinosaur and that same necklace is on Google from other places, just flipped around. She didn't create the dinosaur, and there are other issues such as proving it was her original idea (oh wait, ideas aren't copyrightable), so let's say, her original anything. From the search results just putting in dinosaur necklace, I found countless similar necklaces. The thing is I know we are all into the social media thing, but I wonder if she consulted a lawyer first or did she just go out and bash them. How do we know Claire's didn't make it first and she copied it, oh because she said so. Sorry, but for a generic piece of jewelry on an extinct animal, it's not likely she will get any real attention than online. OK, now done with devil's advocate. IF she can prove it then good, but doubt it.
1 year, 9 months ago on Claire’s Ignores Copycat Claims, Deletes Angry Facebook Posts
Hmmm, let me play devil's advocate. Yes, it appears they copied, however,it is a dinosaur and if you do a simple Google search such as I did here, https://www.google.com/search?q=dinosaur+necklaces&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=bFtOT82yMbOGiQKv3viPCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CFgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643
one would have to ask who copied whom since that necklace is there just going left to right instead of right to left. So, it would seem if anyone could get sued, it could be Tiffany herself since clearly the idea was not original.
As to answering the journalist, Claire's should do that, but that does not mean they have to open their stream to people to be jerks to them when clearly they didn't copy her work.
1 year, 9 months ago on Claire’s Rips Off Tatty Devine and Sticks Head In Proverbial Sand
Her excuse shows she is one of the dime a dozen "hang my shingle" people since no real consultant of ANY kind would let a client dictate to them to be unethical and untruthful. If the client did, then firing them (the client) should be at the top of the to do list. Lets just face the fact she is just full of crap.
1 year, 10 months ago on Social Media Consultant Gone Bad... Real Bad!
I only DM with ppl over a quick issue. I don't get spam DMs since I don't auto follow anyone, and since I follow less than 10 percent of those who follow me, I know what I am getting. If one happens to reach me, it is quickly deleted. I also delete all DMs within 30 days. few ask me for favors anymore so no worries there.
1 year, 10 months ago on Twitter How to: Why I am Not Responding to Your DM (Direct Message) on Twitter
ginidietrichJoyFull_debdangordon I was looking for them to follow on Pinterest, what's their name on there, couldn't find it. Sigh.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends
wabbitoid All the social networks were invitation only at one point. The thing is it's easy to get one, and think of this, with that invite only in place it has managed to grow leaps and bounds. The thing with being an entrepreneur is that the real ones go where their audience is, it's that simple. If it is in one of the industries Gini described, they would be silly not to be there.
This was funny. ExtremelyAvg did a great job. I, myself am moving from Tweetdeck to Hootesuite The new one sucks.
1 year, 12 months ago on Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless
smccollo I know, I hate the new Tweetdeck. Darn those sellouts for selling to Twitter.
I love your honesty Gini. And yes, I think you hung the moon. I have watched people complain and belly ache all year to the point that I started unfollowing them. I know, I'm mean. My year has not sucked per se, but there has been quite a bit of shifting, which got old after awhile. It was people like you who encouraged me, most often without knowing. Here is to an AWESOME 2012.
1 year, 12 months ago on Five Tips for Preparing for 2012
You know Gini, you make some great points. It is sad that people don't know how to be "social." That is my conclusion really. Actually my guess on the email is someone went on some service and paid someone pennies to write that email. So, I don't blame them, I blame the person they represent. I ignore pleas for RTs unless it's by someone I know enough to RT. You are a better woman than me, because I am not researching anything. LOL.
2 years, 1 month ago on Three Examples of Social Media Gone Bad
Failure to me is when a business KNOWS things are changing and refuse to change to stay profitable. Failure to me is not changing course when all signs point to it. Failure is taking the easy way out when a little more elbow grease could turn it around. Failure for a lot of online businesses seems to be having all their eggs in one basket or running after the new shiny thing instead of sticking with what works. Failure is not the end, though it may feel like it, especially if we are heavily emotionally invested in what we are doing, which if you have worked hard and given birth to something, is bound to happen. The biggest failure, bar none, is sitting down and doing nothing out of fear or having to know every variable. With that logic no one would ever do anything and we would all be sitting in the dark if Edison had held to the idea that if something doesn't work then I am a failure.
2 years, 3 months ago on Failure In Entrepreneurship: Is It Okay?