Browse Tag by Social Media
Online tools, Social Media

How to: Debug Your Facebook Link Preview

I have been having a LOT of trouble with Facebook’s link preview lately, so I wanted to share this tool in case it’s happening to any of my fellow social media marketers out there! If you have a link you're sharing on Facebook and the preview image or copy isn't feeding in correctly, you can run a test to see what information Facebook sees about that URL. I have been using this lately when Facebook isn't pulling in the information or image I expect, and I'm not sure if that’s just a Facebook glitch or something wrong with the website I'm linking to. Read More! [...]
Nerdy Stuff, Social Media

XBOX gets social media-fied with Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm

Last week as part of XBOX Live's update preview program, we (and by we I mean my wonderful gamer boyfriend) got an early upgrade to the newest version of XBOX Live - which is chock full of features like social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, and Last.Fm ... and streaming content from New Yorker cartoons, Dilbert, and MSNBC. All the new features live in the new "Community" tab - which also includes events hosted by XBOX that previously appeared Read More! [...]
Nerdy Stuff, Social Media

1560 The Game’s Sean Pendergast at SchipulCon on creating loyal fans

I saw a lot of great speakers at SchipulCon this year, which wrapped on Friday. One case study I can't get out of my head is Sean Pendergast from Houston's sports talk radio station 1560 The Game. Maybe it's because my boyfriend practically lived in the student radio station in college, or because my dad works on hardware that transmits radio commercials - but radio seems to be a big part of my life. So Sean definitely had my attention. Add to that the fact that the success they found by using the internet to build a community is what social media is all about - and the kind of thing I can totally geek out for. I think I took 4 pages of notes in the 45 minutes presentation! Read More! [...]
Pop Culture, Social Media

@BravoTV makes my day!

Many of you know I have a ridiculous obsession with reality television, especially Bravo. I am what you might call a Raving Fan. I will watch whatever they suggest and share the love about new shows with friends! Recently, I have given Bravo some flack (ex. here) when they tried to branch into Twitter because you could tell they really didn’t know how to use the tool properly. My biggest issue is that Bravo seemed to only create a Twitter account just a few days before a big Twitter promotion and then spent the entire time talking about themselves and the event (multiple identical reminder tweets per day). My biggest issue: not sharing with the fans... thus breaking one of the cardinal rules of Twitter: It's not all about you! Read More! [...]
Online tools, Social Media

Social Media – Can it Get you the Job?

It's graduation season! Last weekend marked two years since I walked the stage in Reed Arena to take my diploma with my left hand, shake with my right, and look awkwardly in the general direction of the off-stage cameraman. I have several friends graduating soon, and I know a few are still struggling finding a job and experiencing common issues -  how to differentiate yourself from others, how to show you know what you're doing, etc. I recently Read More! [...]
Online tools, Social Media

Twitter rules of thumb … and keyboard.

CONFESSION: I am a woman obsessed. With Twitter. Ready to join the rest of the class? Photo courtesy of flickr user mallix Read More! [...]
Cat Lady, Online tools, Social Media

9 tips for starting a Twitter account for your LOLcat! >^..^<

My cat is kind of a big deal. She isn't named Victoria Beckham for nothing. She's got style, class, and grace. I wanted to find a way to share the joy that she brings me every day with my friends and family. I considered a Facebook profile, but VB is a progressive cat... and will only stand for the latest and greatest social media tools. Thus, I created for my cat her very own Twitter account: @KittenTweet. Read More! [...]