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Sunday Funny: How Real Men Hula Hoop

July 6, 2014

The hula hoop is back and hotter than ever! ‘nough said!

 

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Top Twos-Day: The Fab Four Social Networks?

July 2, 2014
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The quad, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ are on top of the world! Do you know what’s behind the success?

Facebook recently apologized for playing with our emotions in a social experiment. How did that data change your posts? Full story at the Wall Street Journal…

But is that anything new? Manipulating through advertising? I think not.
Business Insider recently peeked behind the curtain at HUGE, a digital marketing company. You won’t believe how much thought and time they spend on 140 characters. More…
 
Over at LinkedIn, you can now generate posts and add content. Think of the possibilities: finally light, but are you sure? Pop over to Jeff Bullas site and read about creating content…

Who’s watching the data? Google+ is part of the large conglomerate. Data collection and artificial intelligence. Worried yet? Nah, back in December, when Google purchased Deep Mind, an AI company, they signed an ethics agreement. Details…

Bottom line, pay attention to your social media accounts: they matter! Whether you are a writer or mom-blogger, an artist or entrepreneur, you need to reach your target audience. But you don’t want to compromise your online reputation. Do your research. Discover how you can best use these tools and stay smart. If not, step aside, the AI’ers are on the move!
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Sunday Funny: Camp Hell!

June 30, 2014

Remember Summer Camp?

Steve Harvey shares some real letters from kids:

 

 

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Top Twos-Day: pandering?

June 24, 2014

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Last week I mentioned the war between Stephen Cobert’s publisher Hachette and the big bad bully Amazon. Before reading more, catch up here.
Let’s call the saga, As The Pages Turn. Part two this week: “Amazon has only publicly commented about the ongoing contract dispute with Hachette once, while Hachette has released several official statements (here’s one) and multiple leaks. And today we have another leak from Hachette.” How much lesson should a lesson cost if the lesson costs revenue from Amazon? Similar to a woodchuck chucking wood? Oh but no, it may not be as glum as many think, “…Amazon appears to be taking steps to fix one of the longstanding gripes shared by many in publishing.” Is playground bully reforming or just slipping into something it dropped into the shopping cart as camouflage? Full article from Digital Reader…

Next topic: literacy. While some of us have been on the reading bandwagon, it has taken the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) a bit longer to climb aboard and publically side with others about the importance reading plays in infant development. The press release states this wonderful team will put books into the hands of parents. The announcement continues, “…Hillary Rodham Clinton of a new early literacy partnership of Too Small to Fail, the AAP, Scholastic, and Reach Out and Read…” are participating in this valiant endeavor. Yes you read that right, a new partnership, and one that may lead to bigger things in 2016. We shall keep our eyes open for the political pandering sure to come next, I’m not pointing at one party’s affiliation or another, just that this will be an equal opportunity effort for opinionated commentary. But don’t let my skepticism shadow the good that will come out of this effort: more books in children’s hands. Read more from Publishers Weekly…

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Sunday Funny: Discriminating Dog

June 23, 2014

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I was on Limestone College’s campus yesterday and had to share what one of the professors posted on her door!

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And then there was this:

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Ah, the good old days!

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Update on Sunscribe

June 19, 2014

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As Sunscribe launches, I wanted to share a few places where you can read more:

One of the local papers: The Fort Mill Times…

Over at Tapestry of Words: Becky Shillington’s Blog…

Plus a post by our social media go-to wizard Sabrina Colvin…

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Top Twos-Day: Open and Close causes Colbert War

June 18, 2014

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As Sunscribe launches this summer, other publishing companies are closing doors. Hachette Book Group announced, “the company is closing its Business Plus imprint and folding the titles into the Grand Central Publishing list. Rick Wolff, founder of Business Plus, is one of the 28 HBG employees who has been let go.” Read more…

Now is a good time to mention another problem Hachette is facing: discrimination from Amazon? Hachette’s super hero, Stephen Colbert’s take on Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and it’s personal, the finger pointing has begun! Discover the new war…

And while traditional publishing houses are redefining themselves, indie publishers, or self-publishing is on the rise. Big time. Galley Cat reports the scoop came from the Guardian concludes, “the self-publishing market grew by 79 percent in 2013 in the UK, according to new research presented by Steve Bohme, research director at Nielsen Book, at the Literary Consultancy conference this morning in London.” The scoop…  But know that the tide is rising on this side of the pond, too…

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