Tag: Social Media

Get Back On That Horse

I was in a good place for awhile when it came to updating and writing on my beloved website/blog. I posted regular updates while in New York, or at least semi-regular. I’ve never been perfect, by any means, about daily updates or always writing about the things (I think) make good posts. However, lately, I find myself reasoning out of posting due to the fact that I simply haven’t in several months.

Much has changed since my last post.

I was reflecting on my impending graduation that was to take place in December, what would change, and what would come next. Well, graduation already feels like another life ago, as does college. In reality, it has only been about 6 months, and yet I find myself in a place I never thought I would be.

Thankfully, I have a job, one that challenges me daily, keeps me on my toes, and in an office where I am always working on something different. Not to mention my co-workers are pretty great.

And now that I am settled in this “new life,” if you will, it is time for me to stop making excuses. To stop saying it has been too long, and to add to that expansive space of indefinite time. It is time for me to take action!

And so with all of this disconnected, mumbo-jumbo I bring you… Me, me getting back on that blogging horse, and (hopefully) getting back to where it all began. Join me, as I reconnect, and we become “Wire[d] In…”

The Olympics vs Social Media

The Olympics are in full swing, and this year is the first year that social media has really been around during the games. And that’s become more and more clear with each day, and each new news story about the role social media is playing — for better or worse.

The pros:
-By following my favorite Olympian on Twitter, or by liking them on Facebook, I feel more connected to them. It’s all much more personal and now I want them to do that much better because I can connect with them. If I’m lucky, they might even reply to a Tweet or in some cases call me!

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New Phenomenon: TV Character Twitter Account

I’m not sure how many of you are avid TV watchers & Tweeters (Twitterers?) like myself, but I can’t help but notice this growing trend.

What is it?

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Nonprofits: Telling Your Story

As I’ve discussed throughout the last few weeks, blogging has an unlimited number amount of benefits.  However, these have been mainly focused on the benefits of blogging from a PR standpoint, or for students.  For the purpose of this post, I’m going to be focusing on the benefits of blogging as a nonprofit.

For my social media class this semester, I helped create a social media campaign outline, and one of my parts of the project was to focus on creating and implementing a blog. It lead me to one very, slightly obvious, conclusion.

All nonprofits have a story to tell.

A nonprofit is constantly doing work for one common goal or purpose.  A nonprofit is always working toward something, creating something, planning something, etc. If a nonprofit is working toward something so specifically, and always doing something different that constantly relies on outside support, why not blog?

As a nonprofit, you are constantly communicating between donors, the public, the board, and everyone between.  It’s all about making your nonprofit noticed, getting those donations, fundraising, and working toward your common goal.

An easy way to accomplish all of these things is by maintain a simple, clean, easy to navigate blog with all of your information and constant communication on all the efforts you (as a nonprofit) are doing. (more…)

Got Glue?

Have you gotten glue yet?

Okay, okay, I realize that’s a really bad play on words.  Forgive me?

But seriously, have you checked our GetGlue yet?

It’s a pretty interesting and unique site compared to most of our social networking sites we visit daily…

GetGlue was launched in late 2008 by a NYC based company called “AdaptiveBlue.”  Since then, it’s really been a bit slow taking off, but I really believe more people should be jumping on the bandwagon for this one. And here’s why.

1. FREE *REAL* STICKERS — The premise of the site is that you “check-in” to what you’re currently doing. No, you don’t say where you are — no creepy stalkers here.  You just check in to the entertainment that you’re consuming at the moment.  What are you listening to? What are you reading? What are you watching? Discussing? Thinking? It’s all there.

It’s just like on Facebook or Twitter where you say what you’re doing, except here you “check-in.” And, after so many times of doing so, you get a sticker!

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