Category Archives: Social media

Hollywood goes to social media

I’ll admit to liking the movie “Ted.” Seth McFarlane, in my opinion, is a subversive comedy genius. But how has the raunchy film about a foul-mouthed teddy bear and his human best pal become the  most successful R-rated comedy of … Continue reading

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Learn something new (almost) every day

Finding the time to study up on media trends, absorb new information and gain new skills is always challenge. But it’s essential to carve out precious learning moments as often as possible. Miranda Mulligan, the new executive director of the … Continue reading

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Facebook for the voters

So often we hear people bemoaning the lack of citizen participation in one of the great rights we as Americans possess: the right to vote. California’s presidential primary election turnout in the spring set record-low numbers. OK, so there were … Continue reading

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Breaking news: The bored embrace Facebook

Here’s breaking news: Boredom drives people to Facebook. Unbelievable, eh? The Huffington Post reports that a recent university study “suggests we use the social media site to cure a simple ailment: boredom. In addition to satisfying our “entertainment” needs, Facebook … Continue reading

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Phoning it in

I am alternately encouraged and mystified by this news concerning a newspaper’s trial run with iPhones.   Newspapers absolutely must provide staff with the necessary tools to accomplish their jobs in the new media landscape – and iPhones are essential. Is … Continue reading

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Steve Buttry: Transparency changes repetition from deception into consistency

Transparency changes repetition from deception into consistency.

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A brief, concise call for social media action

Here’s a look at social media opportunities and engagement practices, courtesy of Editor & Publisher. The “Four Horsemen” of success: Distribute content. Engage. Be A Community Leader. Build Your Database. Sounds so simple, eh?

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