Socially Stephanie: Social Media Outreach & Networking

Dear Socially Stephanie, I'm a shy guy. Ever since I was little. Meeting new people, making phone calls, even just casual conversations at cocktail parties... it's never been easy. ...more

How to Cite a Tweet in Your Essay

It's a strange new world of essay writing. Back when I was in school, you were golden if you memorized how to cite a book, a magazine article, and the World Book encyclopedia.  Now, if you're using the Internet to write your paper, you may need to know how to cite a professional website, a blog, or Twitter.  And if you have to cite a lot of Tweets, well, there's an app for that. ...more
This is so great! Thanks for the info.   I would say easier to find info, harder to find ...more

Eight Useless Uses of the Hashtag

Hashtags have been around for a while now. When I started out on Twitter, in 2011, I recall a certain apprehension about using them. What did they mean? Would I do it right? How does a hashtag work, anyway? ...more
Wonderful article! Fun to read, with a deep meaning also.more

I Was Suspended from Twitter

Last week I spent 16 hours suspended from Twitter. For about two weeks I had been manually following 100 to 200 accounts per day in an attempt to get more traffic to my blog. At some point in each day I'd go to and un-follow the fart-heads accounts that hadn't followed me back within the past four days or so. Last Monday, I was suspended for “following aggressively.” ...more
I forgot to comment before that I had a great laugh about your Twitter Jail Sentence! Lol! I ...more

7 Cardinal Sins of Twitter

Last week I got such an overwhelming response to my Facebook mistakes post that I decided to do one for Twitter too. I hope you’re not guilty of doing these cardinal Twitter sins!1) Begging People to “Follow Back!”...more

Blogging Advice that's Not Worth Your Time

Many people put together posts detailing various ways you can grow your blog traffic, but Lovely Indeed has gone the opposite route, maybe saving you a lot of time as well as feeling as if you're banging your head against the wall. She's put together a list of advice she has tried that hasn't worked out for her.  Maybe you've tried some of these things too and discovered they also weren't worth your energy.  Or maybe they've been on your to-do list for a long time.  Either way, her list is definitely worth a read. ...more
@Denise  Sounds like something to strive for :) Thank you!!more

The Smartest Women You Should be Following on Twitter

Fast Company came up with their list of the 25 smartest women on Twitter, and no one can deny that there are intelligent women on the list. The problem with the list is the same problem that often comes whenever a single organization or person compiles a list: it lacks diversity. It lacks diversity in colour, ideology, follower numbers. Their list is exactly the people you've come to expect to find on a "smart women" list and lacks the brilliant women YOU follow on Twitter: the ones that blow your mind with the way they can sum up enormous thoughts in 140 characters. ...more
@jessicalawrence Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the ...more

Has Twitter Kept Your Blog from Being Home for Your Thoughts?

Microblogging was supposed to enhance the conversation we started on our blogs, but somewhere along the way it became the conversation we were having instead of writing on our blogs.  140 characters at a time, we stopped unpacking ideas on our blogs and instead took those words to Twitter and Facebook.  For some, microblogging was the perfect solution for a fully-packed life; it allowed us to participate socially online in short bursts of time.  But for others, that pressure to be everywhere on the Web created a problem of being everywhere except where you originally wanted to be. ...more
I actually cull my twitter feed to look for good articles. Naively, I thought everyone did that ...more

The Kitchen Think: Food Poisoned? Tweet It!

Have you ever been food poisoned?A few years back, GP and Drew got so sick on our vacation in California that they couldn’t fly home with the rest of the family....more

Is Your Twitter Stream Targeted?

People always vaguely say that Twitter is not like Facebook and should not be used in the same way, but it took Two Pens to make that thought concrete. ...more
I have been thinking about this same thing quite a bit. I have so many interests both personal ...more