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Entries from October 2008

Family far away? Get social

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Mack Collier had a great post this week about using social media to form online connections you can then take offline and cement into real friendships. I’m a huge proponent of this, but the birth of my niece on 10/24 has me thinking about the opposite – how to use technology and social media to enhance and deepen [...]

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Tags: Networking · social media

Columbus bloggers get lucky

October 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Central Ohio bloggers, PR pros and Twitter fans, it’s good to be us. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 22, is our next official Columbus Tweetup. This one’s being held at Opera Columbus and the food sounds terrific. We even have out of town VIP guests driving down just for the Tweetup. Have you RSVPd yet? If not, you can do that here. [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Networking · Ohio · PR · social media

The great Minneapolis art hunt

October 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

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Tags: Ohio · social media · Travel

Le geek, c’est chic: liveblogging Ohio 2.0

October 10th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Editor’s note: Earlier this week, I blogged over at CONet about a free public tech event called Ohio 2.0 and a subsequent private VIP reception known as 2.Ohio, both put on by the Columbus tech community. I was invited to cover the events via my blog and Twitter. What follows are my live-blogged observations edited only for typos or [...]

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Tags: Ohio · PR · social media

“Webbed Marketing, Please Send me to the New Marketing Summit”

October 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The online marketing gurus at Webbed Marketing have done it again. How’s this for a super cool social and SEO experiment to get the bloggers blogging and online buzz-meters buzzing? This definitely falls into the category of “I wish I’d thought of that.” I’m so glad I get to work with the WM folks and I can’t wait [...]

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Tags: Blogging · social media · Travel

My toothbrush is cooler than yours

October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Recently I discovered the best toothbrush ever, the Colgate 360. Think all toothbrushes are alike? Think again. This thing rocks. It’s got the perfect hand shape and the ideal mouth feel, plus it gets your choppers – and everything else in there – feeling super clean. It has this cool, rubbery, sandpapery, velcro-like area to scrub your [...]

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Tags: Blogging · PR · social media