“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”
Prediction: Social media will be a ubiquitous as air. Prediction: Our kids (and the world) will be better off because of it. Continue reading The future ubiquity of social media + why it’s good for us
If you are going to lead a social media community – commit to it. Build deep roots. Love it like it’s the only one. If you are going to build and lead a community, don’t set it up, post a few blog entries, tweet it up and then move on to the next community site when you don’t get the critical mass following you were hoping for. Treat it like a company that requires capital (your time, your ideas, your information and network resources). Treat it like a lover that requires long term wooing. Relationships are messy, but consistency and dedication engender Trust.
Continue reading Leading Social Media Beyond the Lovefest
I just got an email from the president this morning – probably like a ton of other people. I get text messages from him, too. Sure, I know that HE isn’t the one sending them out–that there are hordes of staffers digitizing the office of the president faster than I can type this…but that’s why … Continue reading The President & New Media
A few days ago, I posted an article on choosing wisely – a bit of a “how to” and why. I was thinking about it and most of us know that our lives are not made up of days full of only truly wise choices. Anyone’s whose is, feel free to throw the first stone. … Continue reading Accepting Your Choices: A Corollary to Choosing Wisely