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Stephanie and Hope pick out grapes for good luck in the new year.

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siphotos:

The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled a 4,700-pound bronze statue honoring Mario Lemieux on Wednesday. The statue, which stands outside Consol Energy Center, depicts Lemieux splitting a pair of defensemen on his way to scoring a goal against the New York Islanders in 1988. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Sports Figures With Their Own Statues
SI VAULT: Lemieux on his battle cancer (1.22.96)

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  • Engage in networking, not selling. Follow people and reblog. Make self visible (Murphy, 2008).
  • "Mass Mingling" suggests using Tumblr to connect with like-minded people and meet up at real events such as competitions, conferences and other ballroom social events (trend watching.com, 2012).
  • Be clever and unique (Puente, 2009). 
  • Photos and info graphics get the most reposts. Consider photoblogs of competitions and practices (Ehrlich, 2011). 
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  • Relationship management. The need for “followers” creates stress to be funny or attract others (O’Dell, 2011).
  • Not self-sufficient. Need to link to other sites. Not a lot of control over formatting (Ehrlich, 2011).
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  • Link directly to other sites and social media tools to increase visibility.
  • Continued conversation started on Twitter or Facebook.
  • Digestible and scannable announcements and stories grab better attention (Marcus, 2011). 
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sdzoo:

Kiburi on Flickr.

Had to re-blog this photo of cheetah cub Kiburi from the Safari Park when he was a newborn. He’s now over a year-old. Follow the Safari Park’s tumblr to keep tabs on him.

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pbsparents:

I scoured the web to find the best PBS inspired costumes and all I got was this t-shirt awesome list! Guess which show each kid costume represents and click the pictures to see if you’re right. Do it. It’ll be fun. Or something.

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  • Create personality for organization. Communicate brand’s voice and image. (Ehrlich, 20110)
  • Gives Organizations opportunity to engage in Kent & Taylor’s dialogic principles (1998,2002).
  • Build community with purposeful groups/people through following relevant blogs, sharing useful content and interacting through comments and feedback.