These days, it's hard to imagine a world without social media. A world where hashtagging, trending and Followers means nothing. A world without having a cheeky peek at your Facebook feed at work.
If you're a smart small business owner, you're googling your business from time to time to assess the status of where your business appears in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) line-up, making sure people searching for your services with keywords appropriate to your line of work will be led directly to you.
Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.
What makes a show fail? Many in the industry have pondered that question. If we knew the answer, shows wouldn't fail. Even veteran producers with a string of hits sometimes stumble. For there is really no magic key.
Despite the fact that Facebook dominates its social media platform competition and maintains its fair share of popularity with small businesses, it's got a lot of problems.
Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I'm about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO...
Like anything we abstain from, sometimes it makes you realize how unimportant it really is. Like hair straighteners, dog walkers and kale.
One of the main purposes of the academy is to encourage educated dialogue and debate, especially with those you disagree with. In this ideologically driven world, it is one of the only places left where intelligent dialogue is supposed to flourish.
It does not take much to put two and two together here and realize that pecking out 140 characters in text is probably going the way of the rotary dial telephone. So hand it to Dick Costolo. He knew when to get out.
Pinterest: She reminds you of places you've never been, the cookies that you haven't baked yet and clothing trends you just don't have enough money to try. She really doesn't tell you anything that you need to know, but just constantly reminds you of what you still need to do.
My fantastic run of connecting with amazing people is in no danger of fading and when the incredible Sunny Lenarduzzi popped up on my Twitter radar recently, I needed to know more.
Franklin Graham took to Facebook to announce he is moving his accounts to another bank to protest the Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple. He is boycotting Tiffany's because they are selling wedding rings to gay couples. So is it safe to assume that he will be moving his Facebook and Twitter and Google and YouTube accounts to other media? Friendster, maybe?
This last week, I completed 7 in 7 -- broadcasting Periscopes (scopes) for 7 days. I wanted to see for myself what was going on. Right now, just a few weeks in, it's really the wild west and everybody's just figuring it out.
Since I made that decision to leave the workforce and drive my own professional writing business, doors have just opened. Doors to the kind of opportunities that are helping to shape my future as a writer.
Today, pretty much all the jobs are related not to the land, but to the web. To cyberspace. That's where most of our transactions take place -- where we buy things, where we sell things, where we grow things. But who owns cyberspace?
Travel goers these days are actively searching for destination hot spots that cater to social media. For that reason alone, people are going to great lengths to capture a selfie representative of their experience and worthy of a few likes/comments.