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Monday, September 26, 2011
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Now for as long as I can remember bigger has been better... TVs, Trucks, Numbers in a bank account, the list goes on and on. There are occasional differences however. There are cell phones, surgery scars, skinny jeans (what a stupid trend), and waist sizes all desired to be smaller. This limited opposition to the bigger is better army is what gives birth to such ridiculous apps such as this.
I love micro-blogging/tweeting from my phone don't get me wrong, but there is a reason for the character limit.... THIS IS A STRAIN!... My eyes are getting sore from focusing on the small screen and my thumbs are getting a work out. I am not sure of the health repercussions not including my soon approaching insanity.
Totally separate from that is the functionality. Who is that desperate to blog that they would endure this on a regular basis. Are there people who are riding the train right now unable to access their computer needing to publish a post about the smelly man next to them? Outrageous.
Out of this I was able to find one positive attribute from this blogger mobile app. It allows the user edit on the go. I don't know how many times my sister has called me saying "you sound like an uneducated redneck, learn how to spell" to which i respond "...I'm an educated redneck..." and then sprint away to my laptop to fix the mistake, which I'm sure there are plenty in this post because it has been hard enough writing it and I could bare rereading it again on this tiny screen.
Hope you liked the post. I'm done. Later.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
So the MTV VMA’s were last night and as you can assume the twitter world was cluttered with tweets about performances and award winners, both positive and negative. Many came out in full force to tweet their love of Adele’s soul moving performance as well as Lil-Weezey’s tight pants and some rather confusing tweets about Lady Gaga…. Or in light of some of the tweets Mr. Gaga???
I have not researched the topics very much yet, not being what you would call a “Pop culture expert” and thought this post would be better if written while still in my confused state. The nature of this post is to show the influence of a person or company’s actions on not only those who choose to follow you, but those who are friends with those people.
I understand that the rich and the famous do the things that they do on stage for a reason. They are carefully constructing their images so that we the public will stand in awe, but it seems that they often forget the dreaded Chinese telephone, or in this case twitterphone, effect. Point in case, Lady Gaga...I understand that she is not the most normal person in the world and I actually love her music. She has constructed some kind of reputation for herself. In no way can I begin to define her and maybe that is what she is going for, but according to tweets from last night she is a… sheman with junk who loves women and can’t make up her mind on if she likes meat or has meat…(a condensed compilation of about 12 tweets). This is outrageous.
Now realizing a company doesn’t really have a sexual orientation, the same thing can happen to companies. If a company makes a move that disagrees with a certain demographic they must realize that the Chinese twitterphone will take the actual action and throw it in a blender and unless they have carefully thought through the situation they may end up with an audience as confused as I am on Gaga.
I am not expert however, I believe that if you just take a second to think about what you are doing, realizing that your actions will have repercussions and then make the call if it is worth it or not. Then if you do decide to go for it, plan ahead to make sure your audience and their followers don’t turn you into a lesbian hermaphrodite which, if you are not, is not the most flattering of labels.
FYI I love Adele and really wish I would have seen her.
Pic via MTV.com
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This post is inspired by a post from a much wiser man than I, who has substantial more experience, Kyle Lacy. Anyway, I don’t want to dote on him, so I’ll move on to his post, “Do Not Leave Social Media to the Interns.”
As a former intern, I totally agree with this post and express the point of view of the intern who has said responsibility.
Now, I believe that it is more than possible for an intern to help manage a company’s social media strategy, the key word of that statement being “HELP”. I in past situations have run and/or controlled the social media of two different companies, the first was a smaller company in terms of social media presence and because they had less strict guidelines over what was being communicated to their audience, it was easier. I was able to easily align what I thought needed to be communicated to their audience with what the company’s personality was.
The second company was larger and much more difficult. When entering the position I was told to research the “best practices” on social media, which I did, referring to many different sites and blogs on internet marketing. With the information that I gathered I began to post what I saw as relevant comments on different social media sites. Many of the posts were relevant and relatable to the company and what it wanted to communicate to its audience…. And then there were some other posts… posts that some of the higher-ups didn’t quite believe aligned with the companies goals. Goals that didn’t exist in the best practices, documents that I was told to read… bummer I know.
SO… after all that rambling, my point is, if you are going to give your interns access to your social media accounts don’t refer them to a list of best practices and then spank them on the ass and tell them to hit the field. Instead, take control over your companies social media, delegate it to employees who have something invested in your company and know it inside and out.
And to you interns who have this responsibility slapped on you here is a tip. ASK what you should be posting…or use a tool that allows you to schedule your tweets a day in advance and then write them all out and have somebody (such as your boss) review them. If they seem too busy, then post something obscene and when they complain to you about it say something along the lines of “well I asked you to review them.”
There you have it, the honest opinion of a young professional who doesn’t know much. That last part about posting obscene things is a joke…. Kind of… no really it’s a joke.