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Posted on: April 13, 2010

Welcome to the beginning of the week. Start your week off right with some interesting reading. Here’s some articles that I gathered from around the web. Every week I try to provide 3 good things for you to look at. This week it’s four. Enjoy my excess!

Many Marketing and Communications Professors Are Criminals – Yes they are. They assign homework! On a more serious note, they don’t teach social media, and that’s a crime that deserves a hefty fine, at the very lease. This post by David Meerman Scott throws all that into perspective in his engaging writing style. If you haven’t yet, check out his book The New Rules of Marketing and PR. This book is perhaps the best introduction to the online world I’ve read yet. Go here for my Sleepy-Eyed Book Review.

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril – An Analysis of Potential – Anyone who follows me on Twitter or is my friend on Facebook knows I’m a Foursquare user. Okay, obsessed might be more accurate. But here’s why: “There are three primary benefits: awareness via virality and social proof; loyalty and rewards; and market research.” Of course that’s just a brief quote; the article goes in to more detail. Check out my blog post Who’s Looking at Your Geolocation for more of my thoughts on Foursquare and it’s competitor Gowala.

11 Thngs Bette Davis had to say about social media… kinduv. – I would have been named after Bette but then my name would have been Bette Davids and my mother thought that was a bit too much. Naturally, when I saw this article, I had to read it. The quotes are deliciously quote-able and the article itself is a fun read.

Pie – Not everything can be serious, so here’s a fun one. Make Pie with numbers. Yes, it has something to do with Greek.


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Who Am I?

I am a Digital Native who is trying to puzzle out what exactly that means. I share my thoughts on social media, digital business models, and PR here on this blog.

I am currently getting my Masters in Digital Marketing from Hult International Business School, having gotten my B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University. Everything is on track and I am making headway towards my dream: World Domination... or being a productive, helpful citizen and marketer. Whichever comes first.

Don't hesitate to get in touch. I Tweet daily at @KateDavids and also have a science fiction and fantasy blog ( and Twitter (@Masked_Geek).

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