Winning has become such a cultural imperative that we often miss the point of whatever it is we have won, whether a sport or an election or an argument. As my friend, Aaron, pointed out this morning on Facebook after election results came in, winning should be about achieving something and not just beating an … Continue reading Thoughts about Elections and Results
I think we have a scary epidemic on our hands. It seems that youth isn’t the only thing we are culturally obsessed with. And while the youth focus has bled it’s way into the medical field (hello Botox) and the office (hire the young guy! The kids understand the new technology!), I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading Less Drama. More Substance.
No one will meet with me today after I let them know that I have strep. You can’t tell I have it because I’m asymptomatic. I’m a “carrier”, which means that while I have the illness, I don’t experience the nasty effects–but am still contagious and can give the illness to others. I like to … Continue reading The Consequences of Transparency (or Ruminations While Sick)
So, you tweet. And you have a few followers. But, even now, you’re just not feelin’ the twitter love…should you keep tweeting?
Nielsen reports that 60% of twitter users quit after the first month.
Does this describe you? Were you hoping for more but stopped using Twitter because of unfulfilled je ne sais quoi? If so, read on. This post is for those who are beyond the basics of sign up and want to become more “tweetsmart” Continue reading Twitter Primer 2: Amping Your Tweetcred & Becoming Tweetsmart
SO, you wanna be my friend on Facebook because we met virtually on Linkedin and we follow each other on Twitter? More than likely, I’ll “ignore” your request. No hesitation required.
“Gasp! That is SO RUDE! How can you IGNORE people!”
Glad you asked. Here’s the deal: I use social media tools functionally. This means that I use Facebook for true friends and some closer acquaintances, LinkedIn for business connections and Twitter for research/social broadcasting to the masses that may care. In essence, I put boundaries around my use of these spaces. Yes, I put them in a box! (and really, isn’t it time for a resurgence of thinking inside the box?)
There are benefits to this functional use and here are a few: Continue reading Social Media from a Functional Perspective
“I’m not addicted to Twitter,” you say. Uh huh. Then clearly you don’t know how to use it.
Here are my top 3 reasons why Twitter is like crack…and it’s bound to get ugly.
Continue reading How is Twitter like Crack? Let me count the ways…
“Dear friends and apparently long lost acquaintances,
It is with great pleasure that I announce my liberation from facebook.”
here as an example to those of us who think we can’t live without social media: some people are opting out.
Oh no! Really? That can’t be! What does that mean for the rest of us?
Take a minute to calm your inner lemming before you, too, decide to abandon your facebook friends…and consider this:
Continue reading In or Out? Social Media Choices for the “Fogeys”
Okay, so here’s a quick and easy plan that will help get you into twitter without a lot of pain and more gain. You’ll have “tweet cred” (like street cred, but different) in no time!
Continue reading A Novice’s Twitter Primer: Why & How To Get “Tweet Cred”