Category Archives: Social Media

What is a Social Media Coordinator?

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When I tell my friends and family that I’m a social media coordinator for a digital marketing agency, I usually get one of the following responses: “You make a living doing that?” “Oh, you just play on Facebook and Twitter all day?” “So you’re like Mark Zuckerberg.” Yes, no, and I wish... The position of social media coordinator didn’t really exist when I started college five years ago. I think the best way I can describe my job is to explain many of the other jobs that make up my position... Read More »

Social Media Night with the @Royals

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I’ve had a passion for social media and sports for as long as I can remember. So when I heard the Kansas City Royals were having a Social Media Night on August 1, I knew I had to be there. Read about the night and my suggestions for future social media events in sports. Read More »

10 Reasons Why Social Media is Like a Crazy Girlfriend

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A disturbing stare, frightening smile, and terrifying lyrics—meet the Overly Attached Girlfriend. For the last month she has been making waves online, going viral with creepy parodies of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe on YouTube. These videos made me laugh, feel uncomfortable, and got me thinking. Instead of thinking about something normal, I thought about how social networks are a lot like crazy girlfriends (or boyfriends) also. There are a shocking number of similarities between the two and I’ve shared some here. Read More »

[Infographic] An Amusing Look At Facebook’s IPO

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The business world has gone crazy during the last few months due to the hype and speculation surrounding Facebook's impending IPO. Facebook makes its Wall Street debut on Friday, May 18, 2012. Blogger Greg Voakes has contributed to the hype with Facebook MBA, a humorous infographic based on Facebook’s new Timeline profile design. Clearly I'm a fan of designing things to look like Facebook profiles. I particularly enjoyed the faux comments and updates of Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett, and wanted to share. It is worth noting that since this infographic was created, Facebook has updated its filing to increase its IPO price range to $34-$38 per share, not $28-$35 as depicted. Enjoy! Read More »

Spotify Play Button: Music To My Ears

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Spotify launched a new feature earlier this month known as the Spotify Play Button. This interactive feature allows any website or blog to include songs, albums, or playlists from the music service on any page. Anyone can listen to the playlists chosen by the page's author–provided the free Spotify application is installed on his or her computer. Clearly this new feature is an attempt to increase Spotify's user base to take on other music services like Pandora. I've been an avid fan of Spotify for some time now, and highly recommend the free service to others. Spotify allows users to listen to a radio station featuring artists similar to your favorites, share your music socially via Facebook integration, and select individual tracks to play when you want control of your music (a feature Pandora lacks). What's better, none of the music from Spotify needs to be physically downloaded to your computer–it's all in the cloud. Including the Spotify Play Button... Read More »