Category Archives: Social Media

Over the weekend, a friend and I were chatting about whether or not we should feel guilty for ‘Googling’ potential suitors (oh come on, you know you’ve done it at least once). She continued that the information she found (about his family’s history) felt like an invasion of privacy, and after she found it she [...]

Similar to when I started using Twitter, Quora has been another social media phenomenon that I’m still grasping. I’m lucky to be working for a company who’s very innovative in the online marketing space, and is always staying on top of new trends, tools, and online happenings. A few months back we got wind of [...]

Social Media. We all know what it is, most of us use it (whether personally or professionally), and yet most people are still trying to grasp its affect on daily lives. First, let’s start off with social media’s obvious affects. You know what your friends/connections/tweeps are doing at all hours of the day, literally (and [...]

Aside from Twitter being a great news source, I have found Twitter to be incredibly helpful when looking for an answer to a question. In some cases, even more helpful that a Google search. *gasp!* Not only can it be faster, but these are real people that you’re talking to and if enough people are [...]

While I do have professional experience using Twitter on behalf of a company, I’m choosing to share my experience as a consumer. When I first started using Twitter, I had a natural inclination to start following popular brands for products that I consume, (@CocaCola, @Starbucks, @Nordstrom, @Groupon to name a few). Not long after I [...]

When Facebook first came out I was a sophomore in college (go ahead, do the math). At the time, the social networking site was pretty limited in its powers and was only open to college students. The “cool” thing to do at the time was post your weekend pictures to show the Facebook community, (restricted [...]

If you’re just looking for news updates, all you really need to do is find the most popular news outlets and start following them. I chose the local news outlets and then started adding the more obvious national news networks. Since I’m more interested in technology and business news, I also chose some more tailored [...]

When I first started using Twitter (back in 2008) I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I was so frustrated that you could only post 140 characters and, as a very wordy person, I thought it was the stupidest thing ever. I gave it up for a while, with the notion that it [...]