Archive for April, 2009

Grassley: I’ve had more than one pork chop this week

April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is telling the public that pork is safe to eat. But, Sen. Chuck Grassley is taking it a step further. In a conference call with Iowa reporters today, Grassley said he’s eaten more than one pork chop this week, and even said he’s alerted his Twitter followers to the safety […]

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A financial diet

April 28, 2009 0 Comments

We’re all doing it. Cutting out a coffee break, buying used instead of new, skipping the manicure. The last two weeks have involved a serious overhaul of my finances. Instead of keeping a ballpark bank account balance in my head, it’s become necessary to account for every cent. A few months ago I signed up […]

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Online engagement: Social media and video

April 24, 2009 0 Comments
Online engagement: Social media and video

It’s no surprise – the hottest online categories for 2009 are social media and video. This week Nielsen released new data showing just how far our relationship with social sites and viral videos have come. I’m kind of burned out on talking about social media this week, so let’s focus on the success of online […]

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I’m so over Oprah, Ashton and CNN

April 20, 2009 0 Comments
I’m so over Oprah, Ashton and CNN

Ron Steele has become my Twitter project. I have a lot of respect for him, but I also find him extremely entertaining. And what better place to share his insights than Twitter. Twitter has become something that Ron and I can bond over, and today he was quick to ask if I was following Ashton […]

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RT @church Amen!

April 14, 2009 0 Comments

On Easter Sunday I saw the tweet “I wonder how many more people would pay attention if they tweeted the sermon?” It was worth a chuckle at the time, but I didn’t think much about it until a producer sent me this article today. News 14: Church promotes social media during sermon A pastor in […]

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Wedding rush

April 13, 2009 0 Comments

Don’t draw any conclusions from the title. I am not getting married any time soon, but that doesn’t mean I’m not absorbed in wedding planning. I will be involved in at least two weddings this summer, and I’m sure, will end up attending countless others. While weddings are a fabulous, meaningful occasion, the planning that […]

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Travel plans

April 9, 2009 3 Comments
Travel plans

It’s time to start planning. I’m ready for float trips, camping, hiking. Really, I’m just ready to finally get outdoors after the long Iowa winter. Recently I ran across a great Web site to help plan your summer travels. What really impressed me was its focus on the Midwest. Videotripper.comĀ is like a Facebook for travelers […]

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Happy Belated Birthday!

April 8, 2009 1 Comment

Apparently, yesterday was the 40th birthday of the Internet – and I missed it! But it’s nothing a belated birthday card can’t fix. More specifically, yesterday was the birthday of RFC’s, which some claim is the start of the structured Internet we know today. Actually, there are several separate followings when it comes to the […]

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