Why Google+ is great for Facebook

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

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I don’t have time for social media.

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

Proper English Counts in Social Media Too!

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

Tweets for Tots – Pictures!

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All the toys under the tree!

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!

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Toys up close!

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The lights, the smells, the red Starbucks cups – the holiday season is here!

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