Tweeting in a Time of Frenzy

I honestly don’t know how some social media “stars” keep up with it — tweeting, blogging, Facebooking constantly throughout the day. I’m fortunate to work for myself, and on days when I’m not in meetings or on a hot deadline, I can keep up okay. But in the past couple of months I’ve been traveling […]

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People on Social Media

LinkedIn Answers is a pretty neat tool. People post questions on certain topics, like PR or Writing, and the LinkedIn universe offers answers. It’s a great way to get your questions answered and it’s useful for people who want to position themselves as experts (and enjoy the karmic benefits of helping others). Sometimes people post […]

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3 Things I Hate About Twitter

3 Things I Hate About Your Tweets

I am far from a social media expert, but there are three things Twitter users do that drive me insane and that absolutely violate fundamental principles of good communication. 1. Auto Tweets I understand it’s an efficient way for busy people to schedule out their tweets over the course of a day, but it’s important […]

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Facebook Timeline Feeds Corporate Narcissism

Facebook Timeline for brands is the latest hysteria-inducing development in social media. Its introduction has been accompanied by the usual how-to articles screaming TEN THINGS YOU MUST KNOW and FIVE HIDDEN TIMELINE SECRETS THE EXPERTS WON’T TELL YOU and YOU’RE NOT ON TIMELINE YET? YOU HOPELESS RUBE! I actually think the timeline is cool. I […]

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Pinterest is Like Dessert, Google+ is Like Vegetables

Google+ is the weirdest social network there is. When it was launched last summer the Internet world was atwitter (so to speak). Afraid of being left behind, people rushed to get on board the new new thing. So it grew at a ridiculously fast rate. And it now has 90 million users. But how many […]

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