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Geekbook 1.29 | An Internet and Online Media Zeitgeist

Welcome to Geekbook —  Capturing the daily buzz in social media and online marketing & design, as well as trends, news, and cultural topics that are helping shape and inform today’s readers. Send comments or ideas to [email protected]. Subscribe here to receive Geekbook via e-mail.

 Today — Ray LaHood to step down, more Super Bowl ads released early, Foursquare for Business app released, a punctuation lesson, and more Pinterest news.

  • Newsfeed: Dominating the newsfeed earlier today was the announcement that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is stepping down from his position with the Obama administration. – Los Angeles Times
  • Super Bowl Ads: More Super Bowl ads released early! See the latest from Taco Bell, Toyota, and Hyundai. – AdAge
  • App News: If you use Foursquare for your business, this new app will make it easier to manage your profile and promotions on the move. – Mashable
  • Toolbox: I recently learned that there should only be one space after a period. For those of us old enough to have used a typewriter, you may remember the days when we were supposed to use two spaces. What happened? Find out here –
  • Pinterest Update: Pinterest will begin testing a redesign with a “very small” group of beta testers “over the coming weeks,” the company said today. The redesign will provide clearer navigation and more opportunities to discover new content. – SocialTimes

“My turn shall also come. I sense the spreading of a wing.” – Osip Mandelstam

Geekbook is produced by Jeff Howland, Online Media Strategist at Dream Local Digital.

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