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I’m Scott Kleinberg, the Social Mediaologist. Welcome to my website.

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My vision for scottkleinberg.com was for it to be an extension of me: Quirky, colorful, obsessed with the 80s and fun. I didn’t want the usual. I wanted a website that keeps changing. Tweets, animated gifs and all that totally awesome stuff. As a social media guy, I know how …

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Beautiful World Trade Center elevator ride

Amazing from the New York Times: “From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of …

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I Still Believe

Update 03.15.15: after I posted this yesterday, I found out the craziest small world fact about Brenda K. Starr: Turns out, my sister knows her and worked with her. She lives in the town where I grew up and people who still live there know her and her daughter – …

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Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for following me on Twitter

I love being a social media professional, and today made me love my job even more. For as long as I can remember, I have been trying to get Jimmy Fallon to follow me on Twitter. I have been tweeted by the @FallonTonight account, which is awesome, but until today …

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That time William Shatner called me a nobody

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A somebody called me a nobody, and it was awesome. Really. It all started over the weekend when William Shatner got into a conversation with folks on Twitter about who deserves to be verified on Twitter. He questioned whether or not a social media manager deserved the badge, and suggested …

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BASICally the best email response ever

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If you follow me on Twitter, and I hope you do, you know that I have little patience for bad press releases. I specifically despise the ones labeled “BREAKING” or “BREAKING NEWS” when it’s neither. For example, here’s a portion of an actual email. From: [redacted] Sent: Monday, March 10, …

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You’re embarrassing yourself, CNN

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Hey, @CNN: Got any updates on the missing plane? Sincerely, No one ever — Scott Kleinberg (@scottkleinberg) April 7, 2014   Here’s something I never thought I’d say, but CNN’s low point was not when it interviewed a will.i.am hologram on election night. What’s happening now on the Cable News …

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The Breakfast Club had detention 30 years ago today

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Don’t worry. We didn’t forget about you. It was 30 years ago today, March 24, 1984, when John Bender, Andrew Clark, Brian Johnson, Allison Reynolds and Claire Standish reported for Saturday morning detention at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois. I truly hope you’ve seen this movie – it’s a …

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Wheel of fortune: He solves the puzzle like a boss

Usually, your Wheel of Fortune run ends on a sour note when you only get two letters showing in the bonus round. I mean, how is someone supposed to solve a puzzle worth tens of thousands of dollars with just two letters. Like this. Maybe you already know the answer …

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Chicago snow: When meteorologists attack

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On vacation. Back on Monday. Sorry I missed out on the snow. How did this work out for you? pic.twitter.com/kPLtmF8QVT — jerrytaft (@jerrytaft) March 12, 2014   Quite possibly the best weather tweet I’ve ever seen. For those of you in Chicago who somehow managed to miss this or if …

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