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Here’s our weekly digest of interesting stuff from the internet. Have a great weekend. (And call your mom.)

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May 11th, 2012 at 11:33 am

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Here’s our digest of fun, interesting and important links from the week. Dig in and enjoy!

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April 27th, 2012 at 11:51 am

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Here’s our weekly update on cool stuff we found online. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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March 31st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

3 Friday webinars

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Tomorrow has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to free education. Here are three webinars on offer for you covering a wide range of topics.

Lucky for you, the start times are staggered so you (or your staff) can listen in to all three.

1. The new Facebook

The latest upgrade to the most popular social network automatically goes into effect on March 30 is a big deal for businesses. This webinar, hosted by Lawn & Landscape magazine and presented by social media consultant Chris Heiler, will cover all of the upcoming Facebook page design changes and functionality upgrades. We’ll discuss what is most relevant and important to your green industry business so you’re ready next week.

When: Friday, noon Eastern

Click here to register.

2. Creating Water-wise Community Wins

Taking a proactive, sustainable approach to water stewardship and conservation, Seven Hills HOA Board Members have created a water-wise green oasis for 3,000 homes in Henderson, Nevada. Partnering with ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance to upgrade irrigation systems across the desert community’s common areas and streetscapes with efficient sprinkler heads and internet-enabled WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers, Seven Hills has saved more than 45 million gallons of water since June 2010.

Presented By:

  • Dr. Joel Davidson, Board Member, Seven Hills HOA, Henderson, Nevada
  • Richard Restuccia, Director, Water Management Solutions, ValleyCrest
  • Chris Manchuck, Vice President, HydroPoint

When: Friday, 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern

Click here to register.

3. Boxwood Blight Update
Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) is a new plant disease to the United States, having first been confirmed in the October, 2011. The disease can cause significant defoliation and branch dieback to infected plants. Most of what we know about the disease is from research done in Europe where the disease was first discovered in the early 1990s. However, recent work in the U.S. has shed additional light on disease diagnosis, its reproductive potential and host range. Learn what the scientific community currently knows about this problematic disease and the research priorities they have identified.

When: Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Click here to register.

 

 

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March 22nd, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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Here’s our weekly digest of interesting and informative stuff from the internet. Dig in, and have a great weekend!

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March 2nd, 2012 at 7:01 am

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February 17th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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PitchEngine: Create from PitchEngine on Vimeo.

  • New Pew study: “The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.”
  • LA Times: After “arborgeddon,” the city must examine its plans for maintaining one of the country’s largest urban forests.
  • Jeff Korhan on why the new Google Currents makes more sense for your business than just Facebook.
  • Landscape Ontario cleans up after the Occupy Toronto protests.
  • Chris Heiler calls 2012 the year of the tablet.
  • Something for your springtime designs: Pantone’s color of the year.
  • In social media – and most other things, come to think of it – more is not always better.
  • Related: The best essay I’ve read in recent memory on the nature of improvement.
  • Seth Godin lays out a good list of 2012 goals for just about anybody.
  • Above: Need to beef up your PR? Try PitchEngine. It integrates your text, social media and interactive content in one place to create a great-looking and very shareable piece.
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    December 16th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Weekly round-up

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    Here’s a round-up of the best stuff our editors have found online this week.

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    Tweet of the week:
    @chris_heiler gives you insight into social media, Texas and the mind of his young son. He’s really all things to all people.

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    November 4th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Guest post: Humans like humans

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    This post comes from L&L contributor Chris Heiler. His work will appear in our forthcoming special report on social media in our May issue. He recently sat down with contributing editor Kristen Hampshire for that piece, and their conversation led him to put together “The 5 Truths of Social Media.”

    Here’s my favorite:

    Truth #3: Humans like humans
    We all have faults. Yup, even me. I swear too much, I don’t always think before I speak (or tweet), and plenty of others I won’t bother sharing.

    I have a feeling you have plenty yourself.

    Hmmmmmm, maybe it’s because…we’re all human!

    So why don’t we act like it?

    I can relate to other human beings. I don’t relate well to robots who lack a personality, have no faults, and hide behind a corporate curtain.

    I want to do business with real people. So do your customers!

    Put your real-self out there. Don’t be scared.

    His point is well taken – your company is run and staffed by people, and they’re the main thing that sets you apart from your competition.

    You can read Chris’ full list here. (I promise there aren’t too many swears.) Whether you’re just starting out with social media or you’re already operating at a high level, it’s definitely worth a read.

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    March 25th, 2011 at 9:43 am