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Where to Find Content Worth Sharing on Social Media

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I’ve used a social media management tool called Buffer for about four years now, ever since it was in beta. And, while I love it for its ease of use and power – not to mention its affordable price (free … Continue reading

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Electronic Arts Pogo Games: My WORST Customer Support Experience

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Some years ago, I broke my pelvis in three places. For months, I literally sat in one place (couldn’t walk, couldn’t lie down). I was so bored, I started playing online games on a website called Pogo.com, operated by Electronic … Continue reading

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Three Email Marketing Mistakes that Kill ROI

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Marketers send more than 122 billion commercial emails every hour. So to those who say that email marketing doesn’t work, I say, “Marketers wouldn’t spend money on a tool that doesn’t work.” Well, the good ones wouldn’t! The truth is … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chauffeur Service: Busy Fall

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I haven’t posted much lately, and there’s a reason. My 14-year-old has been extra busy. He’s rehearsing for one show, auditioning a lot, taking day-time private lessons and classes, and being home-schooled for the first time. (We gave up on … Continue reading

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Cheating Site Claims Customer Data Copyright

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I have zero sympathy for self-described hypocrites like Josh Duggar whose personal data from the online cheating site Ashley Madison was hacked and disclosed. (Both men and women used the site, although most media reports have focused on cheating husbands … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Marketer

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When I was studying marketing, public relations, and advertising many years ago, we were taught that if anyone noticed us, we were doing it wrong. The idea was to work behind the scenes to shape a brand’s image, and not … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Charles Dickens & the Comedy Podcast: A New Look at Plagiarism

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How would you feel if a short story you had sold to a magazine was photocopied and handed out by a college teacher — or posted on the university’s website for free download? What if the magazine was defunct, and … Continue reading

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Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Social Media Law Updates You Might Have Missed

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It’s been awhile since I posted anything about social media law. The truth is that since I’m not a lawyer, I tend to get sidetracked and not pay much attention to changes in social media law until something happens that … Continue reading

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Summertime Security for Your Smartphone

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and our family is planning its summer vacation. Bet yours is, too. One lesson we learned the hard way recently is that the mobile devices every family member carries contain WAY too much personal … Continue reading

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