Tag Archives: social media

Tuesday: Tumblr

14 Aug

How does the media use social media? Check out The Columbus Dispatch and their Tumblr page. I was very impressed with the artistic photos. It really draws you into the story and gets you curious about the details. From what I’ve seen so far, I’ve been very impressed with how The Columbus Dispatch uses social media to capture the attention of readers.

See for yourself: http://dispatchphoto.tumblr.com/

What’s your local paper doing to catch your attention? How are they using social media?

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Monday: Headlines

13 Aug

I volunteered to write an article for my sorority’s magazine, but I’m having major writer’s block! Any suggestions? While you think of some, here are today’s headlines.

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola

The Internet giant is trying to make the cell phone producer profitable again. What do you think of Google’s operation of Motorola? Can they save the company?

Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

Some of you may disagree, but I am sad to see the Olympics end. However, the 2012 London Olympics leave behind some amazing statistics, including this outstanding Twitter statistic: 150 million tweets! Did you send one of these tweets? What does this statistic tell us about the universal appeal of the Olympics?

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You?

Another great infographic from Mashable.com! I love the combination of personality tests with social media. It tells us a lot about our society and our fellow citizens. What was your personality type? Do you agree or disagree?

 

Alright I am headed back to my article. Feel free to share any additional Monday headlines…it will provide me an good distraction.

Monday: Headlines

6 Aug

Hope everyone had a great weekend! A quick note about the blog: I did not post this past Friday because I am waiting to do a double batch of “Friday: Favorite Tweets” in honor of two weeks of the Olympics. So make sure you stay tuned for that post. Now onto today’s headlines.

RIP YouTube iPhone App, 2007-2012 – Why You Won’t Be Missed

I have to slightly disagree. The YouTube app for iPhone made it very easy for me to upload videos. Although I do not upload many videos, I did like the ease and simplicity of the app. Now what will I do?

Mars Orbiter Captures Rover in Midair

Despite poor news for NASA in the past few years, space continues to capture our attention. Check out the amazing images and read about the incredibly impressive technology.

100+ Hot Jobs in Social Media, Tech and Digital Media

Social media, technology, and digital media continue to transform the job market, specifically jobs in the marketing, advertising, and communication fields. As employers and employees, its very important to keep track of these developments.

What Monday Headlines are you paying attention to?

Monday: Headlines

9 Jul

Before I get to the Monday headlines, I must first apologize for not posting last week. If you follow me on Twitter, than you know that I was without power for almost a week due to storms that came through Columbus, Ohio. Between living out of a suitcase, living with no power, and living with high temperatures, it was an interesting 4th of July week. However, we survived and still managed to celebrate our country. Now that we are back in our house and have power again I will resume my normal posting schedule. Hope you enjoy today’s headlines!

‘Internet doomsday’ impact minimal, service providers say

Many of you may have heard about this virus awhile back. Last night, the FBI shut down the servers that kept the virus from being active in infected computers. Many news outlets warned viewers and instructed them to go to a website and conduct a virus scan. I am sure many did exactly what I did – ignored the instructions. As Monday comes to a close, it appears the virus’ doomsday attempts were a flop.

Did your computer catch the virus? If not, did you run the virus scan? Were you nervous?

It’s official: Windows 8 is coming at the end of October

There have been some rumors about Windows 8 coming soon, but today Microsoft finally confirmed it. According to the video at the end of the article, Windows 8 is similar to the operating system and look of Windows phones. I have never used a Windows phone (I am a die hard iPhone fan); however, I do like the look of the system. It’s entertaining with the pictures, or tiles as the reporter calls them, changing with up-to-the-minute information. Windows 8 also appears to provide more personalization for the user, which was one of my biggest issues with Windows when I owned a PC. I felt that I could not customize my desktop and computers. Much of the touch screen technology seems to resemble the touch screen technology of Apple products. Lastly, apps draw information from your social sites. For example, the “people app,” or your contacts, is synched with Facebook. Again, this is similar to the Apple products. Perhaps my favorite feature of Windows 8 is the “share” button. It makes it much easier to share documents, pictures, etc. with contacts or with other programs. While I am now an Apple user, I am very curious about Windows 8. This article and video got my attention, and I cannot wait to hear and read the opinions when Windows 8 launches in the fall.

After watching the video, what’s your reaction to Windows 8?

MLB Gets Social With Home Run Derby, All Star Game

As I have mentioned before, I am a huge sports fan. All day I have listened to sports talk show hosts discuss and analyze the Midsummer Classic. Should MLB get rid of the All Star Game? How can the Home Run Derby be more appealing? Does home field advantage really matter in the end? Many people have opinions about how baseball can remain a top tier sport in the U.S. Unfortunately, baseball is traditionally slow to make any adjustments. However, they are becoming social. This article discusses baseball’s efforts to engage fans via social media. Social media and sports have an interesting relationship. There is much debate about how much social media should be used in the sports world. For instance, fans want players to Tweet live during games; yet, the governing bodies, like the NFL commissioner, do not want players distracted or sharing such information. The discussion will continue. Maybe, over time, sports will warm to social media. For anyone who is in sports marketing, you should definitely read this article. Enjoy the Home Run Derby and All Star Game. GO TRIBE!

Will you participate in MLB’s social media efforts? Will these effort be effective?

Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

29 Jun

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy this weeks tweets. Many of them contain links to useful social media articles.

 

 

What useful social media articles did you find this week?

Wednesday: Happy Pinning!

27 Jun

Pinterest is still fairly new for social media marketers. Marketers are still trying to figure out if their business should be on Pinterest and if so, how they can use Pinterest to market their company. Just this week, Mashable.com published an infographic to describe who is on Pinterest. The data comes from Modea, a digital media agency. The infograph as well as the data could help marketers better understand Pinterest and better understand its users.

The infographic displays detailed information about Pinterest users. To view the complete article, “Who’s Using Pinterest Anyway,” click the graphic.

As a lover of Pinterest, I was intrigued. I wanted to see if the data applied to me. Most of the information does apply. I shop at Kroger, my cell phone provider is Verizon, and I prefer to watch football. However, it should not be surprising that most of the data applies to me. Pinterest is extremely popular among my demographic: college age, females. While I found many of the details of the infograph interesting, I do not think it is all that shocking. This information should be fairly obvious to marketers. Just look at the pins and who is using the pins. There are ton of pins for recipes, DIY, home decor, and fashion – all popular topics among females. If marketers want to use Pinterest, they do need to know its users. Yet, they should be prepared to market mostly to females, many of whom are college age and up. Personally, I think many companies should be on Pinterest. If your business is not, use this data to start learning more about its users. And, as I said before, get ready to market to females.

What are your thoughts on the infographic? Do you agree that much of the data describes females, specifically college age females? As a business owner or a marketer, how do you use Pinterest to meet your business goals?

Tuesday: Tumblr

26 Jun

I have succumb to another social media site. Yes, I know. I should really stop signing up for social media sites. But I can’t help it! I have an addiction! This time it is Tumblr. Last week I gave a brief overview of the social media site, and today I officially signed up for it. I am not sure if I will start my own Tumblr; however, I am looking forward to exploring the site even more. More importantly, you all will reap the benefits of my addiction as I will be sharing my new finds with you.

Really, my boredom is to blame for me signing up for yet another social media site. After finishing up some work, I decided to take a break. I began watching BravoTV, only to realize that I had already seen the episode. I picked up my phone to check my Twitter feed. Someone had shared a Tumblr picture. I started looking through Tumblr’s mobile website. I soon became frustrated trying to navigate Tumblr on Safair, so I opened the App Store and downloaded the Tumblr app. Once the app was loaded, I began browsing the pictures on the homepage. As I scrolled through the photos, a neon pink ice cream cone caught my eye. My sweet tooth took over, and I clicked on the photo. My taste buds began to water as all of the photos from “-looksdelicious!” came on the screen.

The Tumblr blog “-looksdelicious!” features colorful photographs of delectable food. Be warned! After viewing this blog, your stomach is sure to be grumbling!

“-looksdelicious” features pictures of various yummy foods. For a foodie like me, this is a great find! While the images do not come with recipes, cooks can gain inspiration from the pictures. For example, one of the photos shows a twist on an Oreo cookie sandwich: two oreo cookies with pink (perhaps cherry or strawberry) frosting in between them. Additionally, the pictures showcase different ways to plate food. One photo shows chocolate dipped pretzels hanging from a necklace stand. This is a big bonus for amateur chefs who are looking for creative ways to present their dishes. Ultimately, this blog is about showcasing artistic photographs of food. If you enjoy experimenting with food or tasting new foods, you need to check out “-looksdelicious!” Although if you are on a diet or if you have an empty stomach, I would steer clear – this blog will only make your mouth water! Happy Tumbling!

Which is your favorite photo from “-looksdelicious!”?