Monthly Archives February 2013

Getting your comments approved on social media and blog sites

spammer Most social media sites and blogs that allow comments on articles and other content usually use a gatekeeper system to reduce the amount of spam and spurious information on their site. Like clockwork, I spend upwards of two hours each Saturday morning sorting through comments that have been held by the system for review. I like to keep my social media sites and my media professor site clean and simple. I’m probably not alone.Read More

The Ideal Social Media Strategist Is Worthy of a Wage

social_media_job_description3 I remember when digital photography became affordable for the masses. Overnight the market was inundated with “professional” photographers. In just a few more years when digital video cameras reached critical mass on Tarde’s S-curve (later Roger’s diffusion of innovations), again we had all sorts of people who were doing wedding videos for $200. Now in the present day of the social media craze, I am amazed by how many people have become social media specialists for little more than hamburger-flipping money. Read More

The value of networking through social media

socialmedia It wasn’t until the introduction of Web 2.0 technologies such as high speed Internet that social media networking began to exponentially grow. Geocities, Tripod, and SixDegrees were early social media networking sites. In-between then and now were successful sites such as MySpace and Friendster. Today Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimeo, and Pinterest are experiencing phenomenal growth and provide the engine that drives much of modern social media networkingRead More