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Tag Archives: Social media
Unselfies: Words Worthy of a Thousand Pictures
Given the Oxford English Dictionary spotlight on the term selfie—and the recent devastation of Typhoon Haiyan—it’s time to take more than our cameras into our own hands.
Video Interview: Marcia and Darin Hammond
Today, writer, teacher, and blogger Darin Hammond, owner of the website Zipminis.com, interviewed Marcia about the power and pleasure of words.
Word Up! Feels the Power of Social Media
Today marks the end of a one-month Word Up! Goodreads Giveaway. (Goodreads, in case you don’t know, is a social network for book lovers.) Five free copies of the book are now winging their way toward new owners.
I took a gamble on this promotion. How did it go?
Word Up! Gets a Social-Media Makeover by the “APE” Team
Word Up! is getting a social-media makeover. By whom? None other than Guy Kawasaki, author of the new bestseller APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, and social-media aficionado Peg Fitzpatrick. Naturally, they’ll use social media to do it.
Got a Book in You? Go APE.
Got a book in you, pounding its chest to be written? Get Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, coauthored with Shawn Welch: APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book….
SuperURL to the Rescue!
Forget about that old-fashioned post from a few hours ago telling you about the Word Up! Facebook and Google+ pages. What was I thinking, listing the individual URLs? Today’s cool kids…
Word Up!—All Grown Up with Its Own Google+ and Facebook Pages
Are you on Google+? Facebook? Word Up! may not have come out yet, but it’s getting ready for some coming-out partying. You’re invited.
Make a Hash(tag) of Your Tweets
Keith Kmett, a user-experience enthusiast whom I met through the social-media magic of Google+, responded to my last post (What Brand RU) with this comment: “I would add that social media can also help your personal brand.” Keith’s note prompted me to add a new section to that post. Below is the new section in standalone form—with all-new images.
A hashtag—a # symbol plus a text string, like #ThisIsAHashtag—is a powerful symbol for getting your words seen. Even if you’ve never sent a tweet (a brief message on Twitter) in your life and think you never will, you ought to know what hashtags can do. If you tweet without hashtags, you limit your visibility. Add a hashtag to any tweet, and you instantly reach many more people.