Everything You Need to Know About Tumblr

If you're like me, you probably have tried most of the social media sites out there. Tumblr, owned by Yahoo!, began in 2007. While it's been around, its popularity has definitely exploded in the last few years. The simplest way I can describe Tumblr is to call it a visual social blogging platform. You can create a blog and fill it with text posts, photos, videos and even audio files. And you can share (reblog) or like posts you find interesting. ...more
Thank you for the information, I need to expand my social media outreach beyond facebook, ...more

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media?

Mediabistro recently had an article breaking down how much time people in various age demographics spend on social media sites. I was pleased with their base list of sites, mostly because even poor little Ello made the list. (You're so cutting edge, Mediabistro.) All that said, I realized that I have more in common with women over 60 than I do with my age demographic. I am doing social media all wrong for a 40-year-old. ...more
stirrupqueen I don't even know what half of those are! Lolmore

Social Media Sites Off the Beaten Path: 9 Sites You Should Know

Everyone and their mother has a Facebook or Twitter account.  But what about all those other social media networks; the ones that don't get the love and attention they deserve?  There really is a site for every interest; you need to go find it.  Whether it's in a social media site you've heard of but didn't originally think was for you, or in one you never even knew existed, there's plenty out there beyond Facebook and Twitter!  Here are 9 sites you may have overlooked. ...more
Pinterest is by far one of my favorite social media sites right now, and I'm getting the hang of ...more

How to Create a Tumblr Account for Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

Welcome to Tumblr, the extremely popular microblogging site where the pronunciation of "gif" is debated multiple times a day and there is a meme for every occasion! When small businesses first get on the social media train, the outlets that always seem to take formation precedence are Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  But if you have enough time to tackle on more platforms, why not tap into every social media outlet that applies to you?...more

Will Twitter's Vine App Be the Next Big Social Media Thing?

Twitter, in my mind, is rather notorious for being slow to change -- which is why I was surprised that its brand-new Vine: Make a Scene app, which allows users to create six-second video loops and post them on Twitter, might just be the social media game-changer we've been waiting for. ...more
@JennaHatfield I predict a Callie video at some point. ;-)more

Are You Hanging Out Online with the Rest of Your Demographic?

Ever look around your favourite social media site and note the people you find there?  Are you where the rest of your demographic is located, or are you the odd one out?  And is being the odd one out beneficial since you stand out in a crowd? An infographic on the BlogHerald recently broke down who is where, and what we can learn from the type of person who is drawn to each site. ...more
I am heavily on Pinterest (the upkeep drives me batty), I am new to Twitter with still learning ...more

The Cry For Help the Web Didn't Answer

Last month, Warren and Kellie Penpraze made the heart-breaking decision to take their 19-year-old daughter Olivia off life support. Olivia had been admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt resulted in irreversible absence of brain function. When the grieving father went to notify his daughter's friends using her laptop, Warren stumbled on Olivia's Tumblr, a blog with more than 900 pages of posts chronicling the last two years of the teen's struggle with suicidal feelings. ...more
Just a note to some of the parents on here who can't understand how the parents didn't know...I ...more

Tumblr Takes Stand Against Eating Disorder Blogs

Easy to use and completely customizable, the platform is hugely popular with teens and 20-somethings, which has raised some questions about the content Tumblr allows users to post. Five years after its launch and facing an explosion of blogs that glamorize harmful behaviors such as eating disorders and self-injury, Tumblr has finally decided to modify its anti-censorship position and take a stand against self-harm. ...more
this is great! as someone who struggled with bulimia for 7 years and still continues to struggle ...more