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About debmcalister

I'm a Dallas-based marketing consultant and writer, who specializes in helping start-up technology companies grow. I write (books, articles, and blogs) about marketing, technology, and social media. This blog is about all of those -- and the funny ways in which they interesect with everyday life. It's also the place where I publish general articles on topics that interest me -- including commentary about the acting and film communities, since I have both a son and grandson who are performers.

Is Working as an Extra Worth It?

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Several weeks ago, LA Weekly had an amazing article by journalist Hillel Aron titled, Some Hollywood Extras Suffer, But Others are Rolling in It. Aron’s article deals with the huge difference in earning potential and working conditions between those extras … Continue reading

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How to Submit a DMCA Notice to Facebook: It’s Not as Easy as Updating Your Status

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagairism Today While there are countless hosts and providers on the internet, there are clearly some that are bigger than others. Facebook with its estimated 1.79 billion monthly active users is clearly close to the top of … Continue reading

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Nine9 The UnAgency Promises to Stop Marketing to Minors

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Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about an inappropriate email my 14-year-old received from a company called Nine9 The UnAgency and its predecessor, OneSource Talent.  About 102,000 people have viewed the post over a year, and … Continue reading

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I Went to Niagara Falls & My Only Souvenier is a Broken Wrist

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I’ve been to Niagara Falls before — but always from the Canadian side. So, on a recent trip driving my grandson home from summer camp in Vermont, we decided to stop on the American side of the falls. It was … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Online Reviews? Sometimes

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Over 100 million reviews have been posted on Yelp. Some of them, no doubt, are extremely accurate. Some are slightly biased. And some are downright fantasy. At least that’s what the New York Times says in an article. If that … Continue reading

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A Disabled Teen’s Caregiver Talks about Periods

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The curse. A visit from Aunt Flo. A trip to Camp Flow. Surfing the crimson wave. Falling off the roof. On the rag. Mother Nature’s monthly gift. Whatever euphemism your family uses for menstruation, it’s a subject that the parents … Continue reading

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Fact-Checking D’Souza’s Correlation & Causation Confusion

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Dinesh D’Souza’s new “documentary” made its debut this week. Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is in limited release. Just one of the 268 movie screens in the Dallas Metroplex is showing it, and it’s only scheduled … Continue reading

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