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Wednesday: Happy Pinning!

22 Aug

Girls night on Friday! My friend is making a salmon recipe she found on Pinterest. So I need a delicious Pinterest side dish to accompany the main attraction. I picked a few pins from my favorite Pinterest board, “Favorite Recipes.”

Couscous Salad

Grilled Focaccia

Spicy Sichuan Style Green Beans

Broccoli Salad with Feta Dressing

Goat Cheese Tart


Which do you think I should make? What are your favorite Pinterest recipes?

Check out more of my favorite recipes on Pinterest, and follow me on Instagram to follow my food adventures.


Monday: Headlines

20 Aug

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts Thursday and Friday. My younger sister is leaving for her sophomore year of college, so most of my time has been spent with her. Have to get in some sisterly bonding before she leaves! Alright enough with the family updates. Facebook has made lots of news today, so all of today’s headlines involve the company.

Facebook’s stock slides; Zuckerberg’s leadership questioned

The reports are nothing new. But today the stock fell to its lowest. Do you think the stock will rebound?

Peter Thiel Sells Almost All His Facebook Stock 

One of the earliest investors of the company unloads the majority of his Facebook stock. The news comes on the heels of Facebook’s share hitting a low of $19.69. Does this news scare you from investing in Facebook?

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition Now Only Worth $735 Million  

The acquisition of Instagram made huge headlines several months ago, but now Facebook’s ownership is less than notable. What will happen with Instagram? How Facebook ruined it?

After reading these headlines, what do you think should happen with Zuckerberg? Should he stay CEO?

Tuesday: Tumblr

17 Jul

Today’s post combines Tumblr and Instagram. Many people use Instagram to enhance their photos before posting them to Tumblr. Both photo-based social media sites are great for bloggers and marketers. I am slowly but surely falling in love with Instagram (to follow me search “lucylfirst”). It makes my life so much easier. I take lots of pictures for clients and can turn them into professional looking ones in no time. Instagram takes my Facebook and Twitter content to a new level.

Since Tumblr and Instagram are becoming increasing necessities in our social lives, I thought I would share these articles from Mashable.com.

7 Photos Editing Apps to Use With Instagram

5 iPhone Apps for Better Photos and Videos

I have not tried any of these out for myself. However, I will be testing them over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for my reviews.

What are your reviews of these apps? What other apps do you use to edit your photos?

Monday: Headlines

25 Jun

Hello and welcome to another week! Here are the headlines from Mashable.com that caught my attention today.

“T-Mobile’s Plans for LTE Get a Big Boost From Verizon”

T-Mobile has bought spectrum, which are essential to all cell phone services and regulated by the FCC, from Verizon. Reporter Peter Pachal writes that this acquisition will allow T-Mobile to launch LTE, a 4G nationwide service. The move allows T-Mobile to compete with Verizon and AT&T who already “have operational nationwide LTE networks.” It sounds like a smart move on T-Mobile’s part. They must make these deals to continue to compete with Verizon and AT&T, the top two cell phone carriers. However, T-Mobile will also have to provide high tech and social cell phones. Verizon and AT&T both offer a nationwide network as well as the beloved iPhone. This combination has led to great success for the two companies. T-Mobile has a long way to go before they can surpass the top tier.

What’s your assessment? Will T-Mobile ever be able to surpass AT&T or Verizon?

“Instagram Gets First Major Update After Facebook Acquisition”  

Facebook bought Instagram (Instagram is an iPhone app that allows users to take pictures and then put a filter over the photo. There are a variety of filters. The filters can make enhance the color of the photo or give it an antique finish) this past spring. It was a big deal (it cost Facebook over a $1 billion) and social media junkies have been anxiously waiting to see how Facebook would transform Instagram. The article provides a positive review of the changes, which include a new home screen. Perhaps the most notable change is how the app works with your iPhone’s camera roll. Chris Taylor says that choosing photos from your camera roll to use on Instagram “is no longer a two-click operation. If you tap and hold the camera button, you’ll go straight there.” While I do not use instagram too often, I am excited to try out the new version.

Have you tried the new version of Instagram? Share your review!

“Yelp Check-Ins Coming to iPhone Maps App”

According to Lauren Indvick, “iPhone users will soon be able to notify their friends of their whereabouts directly from the Maps application using Yelp’s check-in functionality.” As Indvick notes, this is a major threat to FourSquare, another app that allows users to check-in at restaurants, venues, etc. iPhone’s integration of Yelp makes checking-in even easier. Therefore, it is likely to surpass Foursquare in terms of popularity. Only time will tell, but this is definitely a story to keep an eye on.

Which do you prefer: Yelp or FourSquare?

That’s all I have for today. Feel free to share your favorite social media and technology headlines by leaving a comment below.