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‘Crazy Funny’: Comedy World Remembers Jan Hooks on Twitter



Comics of all stripes hailed Jan Hooks on Twitter as a standout Saturday Night Live performer while fellow funnywomen cited her as an inspiration after learning Thursday that the actress and comedian had died at age 57.

Hooks appeared on SNL from 1986 to 1991. Later, she played Carlene Dobber in the sitcom Designing Women and appeared on 3rd Rock From The Sun

Hooks’ former colleagues and fans shouted out her most famous characters,…

Reddit’s Self-Promotion Conundrum

Reddit Self Promotion

Here’s where we get a little snobbish. Reddit has never been a good place to promote your own interests unless you’re a celebrity. That’s all there is to it.

This stems from a heartfelt plea from James Andrews. He made some incredible points. He deserves to be able to promote his new website, especially considering that it’s promoting indie bands, they get most of the money, and charities get money from the endeavor as well. Others with similar sites have been allowed to self-promote. Why…

Why Social Media Won’t Die Any Time Soon

Hula Hoop

I remember the first “social media is dying” post that I read. It was early 2008 and MySpace was already showing signs of starting to implode upon itself. The article I read (wish I would have saved it) gave a very compelling argument about how social media was a fad and that privacy would eventually prevail once the glow of the “look at me” mentality that drives social media wears off.

It never did. It never will.

There’s no going back. Social media is the ultimate legal voyeurism into the…

Why Soshable Went Dormant (and why it’s due for an eruption)


When I first started playing around with social media marketing back in 2007, it was new, fresh, and wonderful. I created this blog to keep my thoughts in order, to have a central point through which to post all of my content, and to build a brand that could eventually become a company of its own.

Things change. Directions change. Elements of our lives that we once considered to be important become secondary in the blink of an eye. For me, Soshable has been one of those aspects of my life…

Chicago Actress Killed by Falling Tree



CHICAGO — Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series “Chicago Fire,” has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.

Glynn was with her husband, Joe Foust, when the storm rolled quickly into the area, just north of Chicago, the executive director of First Folio Theatre and a close family friend, David Rice, said Sunday.

“Molly was one of the most loving and…

Cutting Corners: Silicon Valley’s Murky Relationship with Due Diligence



On July 1, Seth Bannon appeared before several hundred techies and investors at the New York Tech Meetup, the industry gathering where Tumblr and Foursquare made their debut.

Even among this pedigreed audience, Bannon inspired great interest. The company he founded in 2010, now known as Amicus, had raised nearly $4 million from investors and was the rare start-up that made money while doing actual good, helping nonprofits like the AFL-CIO and the Texas Democratic Party mobilize supporters. …

Honey Maid Documentary Shows Divorced Families Are #NotBroken



There is no such thing as a “normal family.”

Honey Maid’s new heartwarming two-minute documentary-style ad from its “This Is Wholesome” campaign visits a common issue in the modern family — divorced parents

The short clip follows a young boy named Isaac, whose parents are divorced and remarried, and the new dynamic of his mixed family. Despite his family breaking the typical image of home life, he says “the difference between the two families is my stepdad has black hair and my dad has…

3 Ways IT Can Improve Company Culture



For the longest time, IT was seen as no more than the guardian of the stack. While that’s still true, the role it has to play in the organization has metamorphosed into something far bigger

Concepts like lean, agile and team dynamics have usually been considered the domain of management and management alone. Indeed, as long as IT spent all its time keeping ornate legacy systems running and living in the data center, it’s easy to understand why it wasn’t considered a part of these…

Alicia Keys Pleads for World Peace in Heartfelt ‘We Are Here’ Video



A pregnant Alicia Keys wants her child to grow up in a better world than the one we occupy now. Those feelings of world peace and equality spawned the lyrics to “We Are Here,” a new song preaching about the need to rid the world of war, violence and discrimination.

The “We Are Here” video premiered Monday on Facebook. It’s simple, with the focus on the track’s message, as Keys pounds the ivories and sings about violent current events.

4 Tools That Simplify Life For E-Commerce Startups

Keep it Simple

Startups are exciting, bewildering and hugely risky things to be a part of. There’s the constant worry of the whole thing imploding under the weight of your multi-pronged business ideas. There’s the fear of being chewed up and spit out by larger competitors with deeper pockets. There’s also the need to attract the fickle online customer and retain their loyalties for as long as you possibly can.

In this race against time and resources, every smart e-commerce startup could do with some…