Why I Won’t Argue With You in Social Media (…And How I’d Do It If I Wanted To)

By |2017-05-22T15:13:16-04:00December 14th, 2015|Social Media|

I’ve been quietly following my Facebook feed for the last few weeks, scrolling through angry posts, as I watched friends and colleagues seeking answers, understanding, solutions, and peace. I’ve watched friends on both sides of the aisle express their feelings with vitriol, and have wondered…where does all of the social media arguing all lead? What's the point? [...]

7 Warning Signs You’re Using Social Media Wrong

By |2015-12-19T10:30:46-05:00July 20th, 2012|Social Media|

So you've been using social media for awhile. And frankly, you can't see what all the fuss is about. You've been posting status updates on Facebook, sharing stuff on Twitter, heck, you've even updated your profile on LinkedIn. But what's the big deal? If this describes you, you're probably using social media wrong. Warning Sign [...]

A Response to “Walking the Personal and Professional Line on the Web” by Amber Naslund

By |2015-12-19T10:38:44-05:00June 14th, 2012|Social Media|

This morning I happened to catch my fellow Midwesterner Amber Naslund's post on walking the fine line between the personal and the professional in social media and online in general. I started to comment, then realized my comment was quickly turning into a post that I've been meaning to write for this blog anyway, so...here [...]

Social Media for Fun and Profit

By |2012-05-22T19:03:23-04:00May 22nd, 2012|Social Media|

It's not uncommon for me to get emails from folks asking, "What's the point of social media? Isn't it really just a big time-waster?" The micro-entrepreneur community struggles from time to time to see the real payoff of leveraging social media, most especially because, when you're in business for yourself, you're fulfilling so many roles [...]

Klout, You Are An Evil Social Media Mistress.

By |2015-12-18T18:18:53-05:00May 1st, 2012|Social Media|

For a long time, every morning, I would look at my Klout rating and see that it was either up or down, but I couldn’t see any rhyme or reason to why. And that bugged me. I don’t like when I can’t see the logic. Some days, I contribute mightily to social media. I’m in [...]

The Problem With Facebook Groups

By |2015-12-18T18:20:25-05:00April 22nd, 2012|Networking, Social Media|

Sometimes I can’t help but wonder why Facebook continues to create features that seem to betray just how clueless their developers are about human behavior. And the feature that frustrates me the most? The ability to add people to Facebook groups without their permission. What's the Problem with Facebook Groups? Several times a week, friends [...]

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