It’s only in its BETA stage and I’m already a fan of Google+. Why? Because I see it as a real competitor to Facebook. And I truly believe that competition inspires innovation. Facebook’s announcement of video chat is not innovative in and of itself, but the UI of its group and video chat is sleek and easy-to-use. Continue reading
I know it’s very cliché, but life wasn’t only giving me lemons, it was throwing them at me. With the stresses of work, family, relationships and all that comes with them, I was definitely feeling the weight of those ‘lemons’. So much so that I was starting to feel like I would never get out from under it all. Continue reading
I heard this for the second time this past week and all I can say is…that’s garbage! Everyone has time and if social media takes up all of your time, you’re not doing it right. It sounds a little harsh, but it’s true.
Unless social media is your job, it shouldn’t take up all of your time. Yes, when you first start it might take you awhile to navigate around some social media platforms, but for the most part, social media platforms have been designed to be easy to use and maintain for the average user. Continue reading
That’s a line from “On Your Porch” by The Format. That’s pretty much how I sum up social media. The truth is, no one can really call themselves a social media expert as it would be impossible to know everything there is to know about an ever-changing field. Continue reading
In my family, it is common knowledge that the use of improper English means it’s fair game for everyone else to make fun of you. We don’t do it in a malicious way and, for the most part, we only make fun of each other (though sometimes we correct people when they’re on TV). However, I grew up in a family that stressed the importance of proper English when speaking and writing. Let’s face it, even if you’re extremely intelligent and well-educated, if you say “it don’t”, you’re not going to be taken as seriously as someone who says “it doesn’t”. Continue reading
Thank you so much to everyone who helped support my Tweets for Tots campaign! I can’t tell you how much your support means, I know that the kids appreciate it too. When I dropped off the toys, I was told that there are a lot of families in the program this year – and thanks to you, we were able to give some local kids a better Christmas this year. I’d also like to say thank you so much to Rebecca Yarbrough, the Regional Area Coordinator for West Oakland and Northwest Wayne counties, and her crew for doing such an amazing job this year! Here are some pictures of the toys I got for the kids!
I’ve always loved giving gifts and putting extra thought into what I get for people. This year has been a good year for me – I became an aunt for the first time, I started kickboxing, which has become a new favorite activity, and I landed my first real job. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to save a lot of what I’ve earned (by living at home – thanks Mom!), I’d like to give some back. However, I wanted to combine my love of gift giving with my passion for social media so here’s what I’m going to do: Continue reading
It is always best to be prepared, but face it, some things you just can’t see coming. For when that happens, it’s best to have an idea of what to do. Here are some suggestions for using social media for crisis management: Continue reading
Though the first amendment does protect your right to free speech, that doesn’t mean that you can say whatever you want when it comes to social media sites (well you can but you risk getting kicked off AND becoming a social media outcast – YIKES!) Continue reading