Crystal Coleman - Social Media Specialist in the Bay Area. Fan of the arts and crafting. Looking for the perfect opportunity.

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1 year ago | 31 notes

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.

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1 year ago | 2 notes

In many industries, one role of a community manager is of a curator. This person must be able to parse through all the content coming out of an organization and determine what to share, how to share and when to share.

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1 year ago | 26 notes

Facebook connects people with friends and family. Twitter shows everyone what’s happening right now. LinkedIn helps people engage with colleagues and professional acquaintances. Tumblr harnesses the enthusiasm around a particular topic and coalesces into a community.

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1 year ago | 4 notes


“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”

marketing tagline of the week = Field Notes

I do this all the time. It’s just how I learn. 

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3 years ago | 2 notes

It’s like a hallway conversation at a good conference. The hallway conversations and receptions at conferences are more valuable than the actual programming, because that’s where you make connections with new business associates. Social media is like a great hallway conversation that goes on 24x7, around the world, and you never have to leave your desk to participate.


Mitch Wagner on the usefulness of Social Media

I like it! A great quote and a useful simile for SM

(via sporthappens)

Love this!

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3 years ago | 2 notes

On Facebook you can see what your friends are talking about. On Twitter you can see what the world is talking about.


Twitter vs. Facebook - Which is better?

While I like and use both, and know that Twitter and Facebook are great social networks - this may be the best quote I have come across to truly explain the difference.

(via socially-acceptable)

I agree… great summation of the two services.

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3 years ago | 1,300 notes

When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He’s written “He dies.” That’s all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature… is “He dies.” It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with “He dies.” And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it’s only natural to be sad, but not because of the words “He dies.” but because of the life we saw prior to the words.

-     Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (via quote-book)
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3 years ago | 1,506 notes

Be undeniably good. When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cause it’s not the answer they wanted to hear — what they want to hear is here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script, here’s how you do this — but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ If somebody’s thinking, ‘How can I be really good?’, people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.

- Steve Martin (via petervidani)

(Source: mymotherwasright)

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3 years ago | 1 note

It’s not who you know, it’s who knows YOU.

- unknown (via courtneyparham)
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3 years ago | 3,257 notes

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

- Ira Glass (via hyperallergic)

(Source: barbariangroup.com)

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