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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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Covering Harold Ramis: From the social media desk

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Harold Ramis is dead, and what a loss it is. He was one of the most influential comedic voices of my generation, and it’s so hard to imagine the world without such a talented guy. Think about it: Here’s a guy who wasn’t afraid of no ghosts. A guy who …

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The bitter truth about the polar vortex

Polar vortex. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. The last time the polar vortex “came down” and “invaded” the United States, “meteorologists” were amazed and couldn’t wait to share their “knowledge” with you. Why all the quotes, you ask? Because …

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Doughnuts

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little cinnamon and sugar to swirl up some sweet memories. Doughnuts are everywhere these days. Shops are popping up, and where there are no shops, there are walk-up windows. Gone are the days of chocolate frosted, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Now, we’re all about …

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