My rules for Twittering are few: I tweet in basic English. I avoid abbreviations and ChatSpell. I go for complete sentences. I try to make my links worth a click. I am not above snark, no matter what I may have written in the past. I tweet my interests, including science and politics, as well as the movies. I try to keep links to stuff on my own site down to around 5 or 10%. I try to think twice before posting. — Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! - Roger Ebert’s Journal (via thinkupapp)
Thanks so much @thatgirlcrystal for using my Hero Phone photo.
(via Leveraging social media for admins)
Thanks to you, JD, for creating such an awesome visual and making it available for use via a Creative Commons license!
Tumblr Draws a Distinction Between its Ads and Those of Google and Facebook -
“If you like direct response ads, and blue links, and tired display ads, don’t talk to Tumblr.
But if you’re a creative who’s dying to get clients off their click addiction and do some truly great brand advertising, give Tumblr a call.
If you audience is on tumblr, this is something you should be looking into!
Considering the intrinsic value of education, it’s not unreasonable to argue that Comic Sans may actually be one of the most important typefaces currently in existence. —
Today I learned that Comic Sans is one of the few fonts that is both easily accessible and employs the latin character alpha; aka how a child would learn to write an “a.”
A is for Audience
I have no problem with Comic Sans when targeted at children… it’s perfect for that, go for it.
When you’re a high level faculty member in a post-graduate department at a major university and you use it as your default font in emails (be them to the students or to the Dean), that’s when I shake my head at you.
(Source: taylorloren, via cosmopolitanism)
Portray Kanye-type swagger (because we’re #1), but in a Will Smith way (approachable). —
The social media philosophy of a major American chain, according to a PowerPoint I saw on an employee’s laptop on a flight yesterday. (via megangreenwell)
Oh, I want to know what chain this is sooooo badly. Any gueses?
: Live! In person! -
I’m doing lots of speaking this spring. Maybe somewhere near you?
Her Girl Friday
San Francisco, March 7, 7pm
Talking about how we made this awesome magazine.
BU Power of Narrative Conference
Boston, April 5-7
Talking about digital storytelling.
Alaska Press Club Conference
I’ll be at the March 7th event. Who’s comin’ with me?
Wriding: The Power of Aww -
What drives social media at the Monterey Bay Aquarium? There are plenty of things—like our animals, exhibits, events, and conservation efforts.
But more than anything else, it’s the power of Aww.
What’s Aww? It’s nothing less than the universal currency of social media. You…
Aww definitely works for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but almost all brands can incorporate some Aww now and then.
Favorite new tumblr ever: San Fran Livin’ http://bit.ly/YwGszo http://bit.ly/YwGszo
Two words: YES PLEASE!!! Harrison Ford rumored to return as Han Solo in new Star Wars film /by @thedextriarchy http://bit.ly/YwpWiR http://bit.ly/YwpWiR