Just when I started to fizzle on the whole Twitter thing (my personal account anyway), along comes an article on why I should be on it. Ray Weikel, publications and communications specialists at International Association of Administrative Professionals (IaAAP), writes about Why Twitter is Worth It in the latest edition of IAAP OfficePro Express.
One of our clients is in the process of revamping its website. During this process, they also need to be re-thinking their communication and content strategies including their blog. So when I came upon Social Media Examiner's 5 Tips to Becoming a Top Blog in Your Industry, I jumped right in eager to see what Examiner had to say.
The next competition for our association components is right on WordPress in the form of the WordPress Meetup. It was launched with a grandiose proclamation in January on the WordPress blog: “We hereby declare 2012 as the Year of the WordPress Meetup. You’ll want to get in on this action.” It is breaking the game wide-open
Now that I have officially graduated from college, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty and start focusing on what's happening in the "real world"—internet-wise, that is. Yes, I mean Social Media.
One of my last group projects in college was to develop a PR strategy for a new major on digital communications. Naturally, one tactic discussed by each group was to develop an online presence. During my group’s discussion, I mentioned that creating Facebook accounts and online forums was one thing…getting people to come and participate was another. One classmate said that getting people to the sites wasn’t our problem. After all, we can only put it out there; we can’t force them to come. My response was…then what’s the point?
A Prius-Inspired bike could change the way I bike. This new bike shifts on your command. Just think it and the bike reacts thanks to a uber-cool helment. The bike is the outcome of a collaboration between Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Deeplocal, and Parlee Cycles that created the PXP. Check out the final design on John Watson's cycling/design site.
Yesterday, day 25 ... the power was off more than on. Big thunderstorms along with a weird power interruption in another state knocked the internet and phone service off the grid in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. This isn't unusual. But compounded with the intermittent - at best - cell service, it does make conducting business and even staying in touch with kids at home pretty frustrating. And, of less importance, it meant my lake-side posting couldn't happen.
One college professor finds a way to combat the dreaded “classes cancelled due to inclement weather” scenario. After her experience with the Snowmageddon of Winter 2010 when the university shut down for a week, R.S. Zaharna, associate professor of communication American University, decided to find a way to make the current technology work for her and her students. She got the chance this past week when classes were cancelled.
One more option for a holiday message (one caveat this focused on the Jesus but also celebrates how how our channels have changed if not the message!: The Digital Story of the Nativity
I am one of this people who love to get holiday messages. I hang up all the cards I get. I play all the e-cards I get. From this year’s picks here a few stand-outs:
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