Tag Archives: Social Media

{Part One} How Social Media Can Drive Your Dreams

I’m proud to announce the addition of Jonathon W. Steiert to the GirlmeetsGeek blog. His passion for Social Media and unique perspective is one I enjoy reading about on Twitter and on the web.  I’m proud to feature his insight and outlook on GirlmeetsGeek.   Every Christmas Eve my family travels the 4 miles to…

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{Evolve} An argument for “old” media…

  “This child is a part of the generation that will someday rule the world. Physical magazines and newspapers will seem like sad, silly things to her. Only of use to doddering fools who remember a simpler time.” – Lance Ulanoff Some of you may have read Mashable’s newest article about how old and tangible…

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{$%&!} An Eulogy for Cursing….

After a wonderfully-long and tumultuous existence, we bid farewell to a cluster of words that are over-used, misrepresented and often misguided. These words, ever-changing in the vocabulary of our daily lives have come to almost a complete halt in our online personas…. maybe, kinda. Recently, on my private Facebook wall, I actually uttered a naughty word. For those that know…

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{Protect and Serve} How Gymboree Lost Customers and Gained Insight…

“Brand loyalty is not about winning. It is about giving consumers the opportunity to feel open and converse with you about any issue.” Remember a year ago when we discussed Energizer’s giveaway fail? Seems like more and more, companies are handing over important information to the public without realizing it. Retail giant, Gymboree sent out an…

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{New Media}: The Same Connection

“Social media isn’t the end-all-be-all, but it offers marketers unparalleled opportunity to participate in relevant ways. It also provides a launchpad for other marketing tactics. Social media is not an island. It’s a high-power engine on the larger marketing ship.” – Matt Dickman As I teach Social Media more and more for B2B, I’ve noticed a…

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We Are Not Our Number: Thoughts From A Social Media Addict

Dear Facebook, I am a friend hoarder, and I’m sorry.  It hit me this evening as someone I knew in High School remarked, “I don’t know why there’s so many mean people in the world,” and the posts after recommended she pat herself on the back she was so kind, that I took a breath,…

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Dandelion Wishes…

We spent a few moments paused in the middle of the Holiday excitement downtown when my daughter looked up and asked if I had a penny for the fountain.  Not the type of person to be superstitious, but also not the type to dash my daughter’s hope that a penny could grant what she wanted, I…

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Community Engagement: Best, New, BETA, Platforms for 2011

I often get BETA invites for some fantastic, new platforms. Although I appreciate the exclusivity of being invited to try first, I am unable to fully share and empower others to use the technology I’ve fallen in love with. These are my top, five, picks for web and mobile platforms into 2011 that will change…

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Twenty Nine.

My best posts start with tears before my fingers hit the soft, hollow, clack, of the keyboard.  I turned twenty nine. Sometimes, you hold something away from yourself, so that the emotional toll of it won’t overcome you.  It’s now the 21st, and it’s been five days since I grew older by the calendar year….

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Social Media Losers…

I’m someone who can’t stay silent.  Indifference is a choice I don’t tolerate in myself or in other, good, people I see. I’m going to tell you a Universal Truth:  the moment something is viewed as a popularity contest, it heightens the want to be part of the in crowd.  But it also does something else; it…

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The New Face of Twitter… A Recap.

Meet The New Twitter. You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics. (Twitter.com)…

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