What in the world is Pinterest? You, too, can be a guru.

What in the world is Pinterest? (Not another social network…)

Ugh. When I first saw it my immediate thoughts were twofold: 1.  A giant photo gallery? Seriously? 2.  Another social network to join, monitor. Great. I will admit, for someone who normally jumps in the deep end with both feet, I was skeptical and reluctant.  After using it for several months, I finally understood it. …

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Mind Your Manners, *Especially* on Facebook

“Civility costs nothing and buys everything.” Mary Worley Montagu Every society has a culture. Cultures have rules, implied or explicit.  Social media is still a society and dare I say the rules that exist “in real life” also exist on the digital extensions of your communities. It’s up to you to make Facebook (et al) …

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Friends Don’t Let Friends “Retweet” #FF Shoutouts

Dear Twittersphere: Yes, I do feel like my calling is to be a superhero. I presume people don’t know what they’re doing and feel compelled to educate.  That’s the end my disclaimer. The Problem: A few years ago, Twitter took what was an organic movement, the retweet (RT), and made a button. Buttons don’t always …

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