Grammar in the World of Social Media

I was recently watching the news and saw a story reporting that children are forgetting how to spell and punctuate, and that text messages, along with social media platforms [namely twitter], are a big source of the blame. We know what “LOL” and “IDK” mean, but do we know how to spell them out? Also, what about the punctuation? Instead …

Cross-Posting

Cross-posting. Cross-posting? What is that? Cross-posting is something that a lot of social media managers have come to view as annoying! Mostly, its because a lot of cross-posters are using the ability incorrectly, or rather, rudely. Cross-posting is where a person shares a piece of content on say, Facebook, and automatically (through the use of linking accounts or some application) …

Just added an addition to our family..

Pardon my absence, but we just added a baby boy to our family, December 21, 2011, and I have been away to care for him! Feel free to start up a conversation with me on twitter @r3socialmedia or email; r3socialmedia@gmail.com! I’m willing and able to help you with your social media, today!

Personal VS. Brand Social Media

In my post, The Difference Between Personal and Business, I talked about the differences between running a personal social media account and running a business account. I wanted to delve into that a little more. In my experiences, as most of us have seen, there are just some people that don’t “get” social media. They do not understand how to …

Social Media Engagement – The Person Behind the Account

Social Media Engagement – The Person Behind the Account Have you ever wondered about the person behind the tweeting? Or the person that is keeping the company facebook page updated everyday? Have you ever thought “is that a (ro)bot?”. Can you tell the different between a “real person” and an automatic feed? These are important questions when you are looking …

Thankful

Thankful There has been a Facebook trend recently, of people posting status updates of what they are thankful for, each day of the month of November. I think that’s great. Sometimes, people don’t think about being grateful or thankful for much because time and stress seem to bog them down. I know I’ve been at fault of this. We probably …

Automated Social Media

In my post, #NoAutoDMs, I talked about how social media should not be *completely* automated. *GASP!* Automated?! Yes, I said automated. Some people and some business professionals in my field have decided that automation is completely and utterly bad. Its wrong! Well, in my experiences, automating certain things, and NOT, by any means, everything can help keep your accounts updated, …

To Schedule a Tweet, or Not To Schedule a Tweet..

“Saying scheduled tweets are evil is like saying using a DVR is evil … “ This is a tweet I saw recently, and it made me think. Scheduling a tweet is done by using a service, such as tweetdeck, that allows you to type a tweet, and then schedule it to be sent out for you, at a later date …

SEO – Search Engine Optimization – Part 1

Did you know that SEO or Search Engine Optimization is crucial for your website and your business? If you have business or organization that you would like to market online, you need to understand SEO. Search engine optimization is the practice used to improve your website and other online presences according to Google, other search engines, and the way they …

#FBLT Manners and Tips

#FBLT When I first started tweeting for the account @CombotronicsInc, which later turned into @Combotronics, I was made aware of a certain trend that was just beginning on twitter between the B2B crowd called #FBLT or Facebook Liking Tuesday. It began with one twitter friend giving @CombotronicsInc a shout out with the hashtag and our Facebook page linked to it, …