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WordPress 5.6 and PHP 8 – Changes Will Happen

By Bridget Willard | October 23, 2020

Is your plugin ready for PHP 8? Maybe I should ask if you’re ready for WordPress 5.6? Either way, there will be changes. Breaking ones. Read them all on PHP 8’s GitHub page. PHP 8 comes out on Thanksgiving and WordPress 5.6 comes out 12 calendar days later. So, yay! Not so much? Also, why…

Why I Favorite Tweets (Even If They Are My Own)

By Bridget Willard | May 24, 2013

Bottom line: I favorite my own tweets to cycle them in the future. I favorite others’ tweets to save to read later.

Hotspots and Hangouts – My reflections from jumping off the ice.

By Bridget Willard | April 23, 2013

Have you ever thought to “live broadcast” a presentation while out on the road? Here are my thoughts post HOA.

You’re Not Born A Guru – Twitter Takes Time

By Bridget Willard | March 27, 2013

I just realized you can download an archive of your tweets from Today is my 6th year anniversary using Twitter (my original account is @gidgey). By no means did I hit the ground running from this account. Here is my first tweet: working — Bridget Willard (@gidgey) March 27, 2007 It appears it took…

Why I Don’t Use Twitter’s Retweet Button

By Bridget Willard | March 18, 2013

Twitter existed before they made a Retweet button. Learn why I don’t use it in this post.

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The Value of Your Online Ambassador (Why It “Costs” So Much)

By Bridget Willard | February 26, 2013

Social media managers are your digital ambassadors. That’s why it costs so much. You’re asking them to be you and speak on your behalf.

Want Friends? Be A Friend. My Go-To Social Media Advice

By Bridget Willard | February 2, 2013

If you want to have friends, be a friend. Give without expecting. That’s how you rock social media. It’s really just that simple. If you want to have friends, be a friend Social media, by its very nomenclature, is social.  For a relationship to exist there needs to be reciprocity. Do you have a Facebook…

What is a hashtag and how do I use them?

By Bridget Willard | January 24, 2013

You keep seeing the pound sign (#) and hearing people talk about hashtags. What are they and how do you effectively use a hashtag? But let’s start with this video below. Stop using stupid hashtags just because you keep seeing other people use stupid hashtags. Stop Using Stupid Hashtags What is a hashtag? The short…

A Commentary on the Pseudo-Social State of Twitter

By Bridget Willard | January 24, 2013

Do you feel like every time you sign in to Twitter all you see is bots and spam? Where are the conversations? Where is the social in social media? A Lesson from Indiana Jones In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, our hero finds himself in a strangely quiet neighborhood. It looks…

Ten Ways to Be Retweetable

By Bridget Willard | August 16, 2012

If You Want to be Retweeted, Be Retweet-able It never ceases to amaze me how technology cripples our ability to communicate. (Wait. What?) Yes, you would think it should be the opposite. This post lists ways to remind you that you are still a human being even when you have a computer in your pocket.…

Feel Free to Browse: My Favorite Browers

By Bridget Willard | May 31, 2012

Updated August 17, 2015 “The Internet “browser… is the piece of software that puts a message on your computer screen informing you that the Internet is currently busy and you should try again later.” ~ Dave Barry A situation arose last week that prompted me to consider the browsers I use and why. Now, I’m…

How to Link to Your Company Page on Your Facebook Profile

By Bridget Willard | April 24, 2012

Have you ever wondered how to link your work in the about section of your profile to your company’s Facebook Page?

Mind Your Manners, *Especially* on Facebook

By Bridget Willard | March 20, 2012

“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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