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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.

Via ThinkUp Blog
1 year ago | 1 note
jdhancock:

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! 

jdhancock:

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! 

Via JD Hancock on Tumblr
1 year ago | 115 notes

WHEN I SAW THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMARADERIE BETWEEN BURGER KING AND JEEP:

whatshouldwecallsocialmedia:

Burger King:

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Jeep:

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Me:

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(h/t @cbaumgarten)

Via What Should We Call Social Media
1 year ago | 2 notes

Tumblr Draws a Distinction Between its Ads and Those of Google and Facebook

deancruse:

“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!

Via thinking 'bout string
1 year ago | 2 notes

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.

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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 

(via cosmopolitanism)

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: tech-book)

Via taylor
1 year ago | 51 notes

Portray Kanye-type swagger (because we’re #1), but in a Will Smith way (approachable).

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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)

OHMYGOD.

(via annfriedman)

Oh, I want to know what chain this is sooooo badly. Any gueses?

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1 year ago | 1 note

Wriding: The Power of Aww

wriding:

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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. 

Via Wriding
1 year ago | 140 notes
fastcompany:

Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?
Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:
1. piktochart
2. easel.ly
3. info.gram
4. visual.ly
5. Tableau
Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:
1. OmniGraffle
2. Balsamiq
And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:
1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.
2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS
3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me
Click here for more in-depth descriptions of these programs.

Very useful links for infographics fans.

fastcompany:

Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?

Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:

1. piktochart

2. easel.ly

3. info.gram

4. visual.ly

5. Tableau

Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:

1. OmniGraffle

2. Balsamiq

And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:

1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.

2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS

3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me

Click here for more in-depth descriptions of these programs.

Very useful links for infographics fans.

Via Fast Company
1 year ago | 1 note
helloshauna:

1 in 3 Americans Regularly Check Out Brands’ Social Networking Pages

What’s your page saying to them?

helloshauna:

1 in 3 Americans Regularly Check Out Brands’ Social Networking Pages

What’s your page saying to them?

Via Shauna Nicholson