What to Tweet to Stand Out from the Masses

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Now that 645,750,000 million Twitter accounts have been set up, it’s a great time to distinguish yourself from the rank & file. Building an online presence — whatever the platform — is, in fact, under your control.  People using the “Global Whiteboard,” i.e. the Internet, must keep in mind that “Whatever you post can and will […]

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Tips to Becoming a Twitter Pro – Updated

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Using Twitter is not difficult and could be a “No Brainer” for some of the 135,000 people signing up EVERY DAY. But getting started the right way takes some thought and strategic planning in advance. Here are your first Pro Steps: 1. Your Twitter name: Authenticity is essential in the practice of journalism, so the name […]

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To Comment . . . or not to comment

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. . . a blog re-do is similar to a New Year’s Resolution, but in my case, I hope this intention sticks. My previous post suggested that sincere commenters send me emails, and I received two: A) Shari, I am glad you are blogging again. Also, I am pleased I signed up for your RSS feed […]

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How to “re-do” a blog . . . and WHY?

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To: The blogosphere and friends and family From: Shari Re: Re-doing . . . and re-newing my blog and my blogging Date: March 2015 Following the Oxford Sandwich format, I’ll be “telling you what I’m going to do, then telling you, then telling you what I told you.” So this paragraph is my intro and […]

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Eng 201 directions for October 30

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY and FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS Comma splices are one of the biggest grammar errors that you’re making this semester. Today’s lesson is an opportunity to TEACH YOURSELF how to avoid them . . . and how to write better sentences. ALL of your responses need to be posted on the Wikispaces comment page.   […]

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BUS 300 Students gather here Wednesday, Oct 29

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Hi all: Please follow all instructions below. Plan to be online from 7 pm – 9:30 pm 1) After viewing the video “What to do with Big Data” [12 minutes] GO TO BUS300-Comments on Wikispaces. You should have received an invitation with a link. Register with YOUR NAME and a password. Go to the PAGES on […]

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Practice Online session: some cool videos

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STUDENTS   YOU WILL BE WATCHING AND COMMENTING ON VIDEOS . . . AND THEN LATER ON YOU’LL BE COMMENTING ON YOUR CLASSMATES’ COMMENTS.   These comments will ALL be submitted on a special WIKI site called Eng 1A Comments. You will be getting an email inviting you to register for this site. IF ANY […]

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Top Ten Terms to get you Tweeting [redux]

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Sometimes more is more, but often LESS is more. That’s one of the reasons Twitter is so powerful and popular, and it’s also the reason why this post will include only Ten Twitter vocabulary items. You can find dozens of twitter words and definitions in the wiki Twictionary, and in my earlier article Twitter Basics […]

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21 Tips for using Facebook and Twitter for Business via Brian Solis

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From Engage by Brian Solis Here is a list that will help businesses embrace the methods now available for their marketing efforts through social media platforms, especially via Twitter and Facebook. [This was originally posted on my blog How To Do Social Media by the book.] Tweet

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8 Ways to Maximize Business at a Meetup

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From Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith Meetups are popular social gatherings usually organized around a particular business topic or hobby or other special interest. There’s a meetup.com site where you can learn if there are any events in your area (though many events happen without being facilitated through that site). Here’s how […]

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Who’s using Google+ and why? Who should get on now and why? Who ought to wait?

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It’s not like we all need yet another social network site to add to our online plate, right? That was my first question when I began to hear the buzz surrounding Google+, the new social network platform that’s reportedly aiming to kill Facebook. If you check out my article on Simple Answers to 6 Basic […]

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Why do YOU blog?

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My college English students are all experimenting with blogging, and many of them want to know why. Here is guidance from previous posts on this blog: What is a blog and WHY should I do one? Why do people read blogs? What should your first blog post be about? Should you set up your own […]

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