Stop Misusing Social Media by Following These Easy Steps

Do you ever feel like you're spinning your wheels on social media? You publish a post and then think that it's time to get to work sharing it all over Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +? We hope that the traffic comes in and our numbers go up and our audience is engaged.  But we also feel tired and more often than not as if we're talking to a wall. It's time to rethink social media. ...more
Thanks for this post Julie! I think I read it back in March when I first started blogging, but ...more

Goodbye #Hashtags, Goodbye @Replies, Hello Unhelpful New Twitter?

Twitter let on today that it might do away with hashtags and @replies on the site, and no, this isn't an early April Fools joke. ...more
Without the @ replys and hashtags, Twitter can not be social. It would lose all relevance.more

First Time Twitter Users Beware These Tweeting Blunders!

If you’re new to the world of entrepreneurship, or you’re an old business wanting to learn some new tricks, getting a handle on all things social media should be on the top of your priority list. I don’t need to tell you that social media is the best free marketing option available to you and your business, but I do need to tell you what not to do when it comes to Twitter....more

Akram's Ideas on Social Media

Hey all, Did you know that you can keep track of Akram's Ideas on varirous socal networks.Click the links below to visit Akram's Ideas social pages: ...more

How Can You Show a Blogger that She is Appreciated?

How can you support your favourite bloggers so they don't disappear into the Internet ether? Simple: let them know they're appreciated. Without that feedback, they may stop writing, and then you'd have nothing to read. That's What She Said has come up with a list of several ways you can show your favourite bloggers that you love them. From using your social media streams to promote one of their posts to leaving a comment, she has a number of non-time-consuming ways that you can say thank you with your actions. ...more
I agree! I share blog love too! If I feel a blog post will be helpful to someone or they would ...more

Can Hashtag Activism Inspire Real Life Social and Political Changes?

2013 was a year of anti-racist activism online. Barely a week has gone by in the past couple of months without a race-based meme....more
FeministaJones Thank you FJ for your comment! I follow you on Twitter, so I'm very glad you ...more

Social Media Trends We'd Love to See Disappear in 2014

They were fun when they were new, but now these social media trends are like that last guest at the party who can't take the hint that it's time to leave. Here are the trends we'd love to see disappear in 2014. ...more
I always feel like I'm communicating with a Muppet. Thanks for bringing your concerns to the ...more

Social Media and Blogging Predictions for 2014

While you're in line at the store, waiting to return those Christmas gifts (why did your mother-in-law think you wanted a magenta muumuu?), we've compiled our best predictions for social media and blogging for the upcoming year. By looking at current trends and past history, we were able to see the way things are heading. And you're going to want to read this because if we're right, you'll want to look at those apps you download veeeeeeeeeery carefully this upcoming year. ...more
I think I will love groupie! But Google + I will need to learn to like yet!  this is really ...more

Small Changes to Twitter and Gmail Lead to Big Reactions Online

Two changes were made in Twitter and Gmail this week that rocked the online world as the sites either tried to quell problems before they surfaced or find balance between keeping their users in mind while still making things sweet for marketers.  In the case of Twitter, the changes were reversed quickly.  With Gmail, the changes look like they're going to stick.  Here's what you need to know about both situations before you plug in. ...more
In the current environment of information overload, sites sometimes don't have a lot of choice ...more

Twitter: History And Impact, One Tweet At A Time (VIDEO)

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platform in the world and is now worth over 10 billion dollars. As of 2013, the social network 232 million monthly active users, it is used daily by 100 million people in the U.S. alone and 500 million tweets are sent every day....more
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