Aug 22

Ice Bucket Haters Gonna Hate. Viral Marketing Works

We know Summer as the time to (ideally) get off the couch, put our computers away and go have some good old fashion fun in the sun! You might take a dip in the pool or dunk your head in an ice cold bucket of water to relieve the heat. But rarely do these activities turn into a viral internet sensation...until the Ice Bucket Challenge. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that this isn't just another Harlem Shake or another string of "Call Me Maybe" parodies. It's a charity campaign to raise ...Keep Reading
Jul 01

Social Media: It’s Got to be More Than Emojis and Crushing Candy

So you've succumb to peer pressure. You've created a Twitter. Now what? You follow a couple friends, start tweeting about Justin Bieber, Sharknado, how much you love cheese fries, or whatever random thought is on your mind at the moment. But what's the point, really? Does anyone care? You don't stop hearing about how social media is the new "IT" thing to do, how it's the future of business and technology and communication. But why? How can you utilize this seemingly silly technology and make it worth ...Keep Reading
Jun 03

Revisiting Privacy and Creepy Facebook Ads

I've written before on privacy. And in my post 2.5 years ago I expressed a rather lax viewpoint on the subject. I can't say my opinions have changed drastically, but a recent Facebook post caught my attention and encouraged me to revisit the topic. The post in question: Now I'm not stupid. I know I voluntarily give Facebook my information. And I know what they plan to do with it. If I'm speaking honestly, I'm not even completely against targeted advertising. I'd much rather see my sidebar ...Keep Reading
Apr 23

For the First Time in Forever…Brittany Feels Inspired!

If you're reading this, welcome back! Perhaps if I spent more time working and less time quoting Frozen there would be more of you. But the past is in the past (crap) and it's time for new beginnings. So allow me to reintroduce myself - I'm Brittany. Part-time social media manager, Full-time professional job hunter. Yep, that’s still happening. But I won’t bore you with my job hunting woes. What I really want to talk about in this post is - Inspiration. The word is in the title of this blog ...Keep Reading
May 23

My Beef with the Trending Topics

Every time I log on to Twitter there are a few things I have to check before I do anything else. The first place my eyes always divert is to that little box on the left side of the page which holds none other then the trending topics. The trending topics can sometimes be a life line for me. I've admitted that I get the majority of my news from social media channels, so I rely on them to tell me important things like if someone famous died, a tragedy occurs, a natural disaster happened in the world, ...Keep Reading
Apr 29

Judge a Blog by it’s Title

Sometimes it’s okay to judge a book by its cover, or a blog by its title. If you want to make a good first impression, don’t name your blog any of the following. 1) How to Gain More Twitter Followers. 2) 10 Tips to a Great Blog 3) How to Increase Your Blog Traffic 4) What Makes a Good Blog Post 5) 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog 6) How to Make Money Online 7) Be a Better Blogger 8) 20 Reasons to Start Blogging 9) 10 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Presence 10) Get More Readers 11) ...Keep Reading
Mar 03

Google Glass: Gimmicky Gizmo or Groundbreaking Gadget

(Forgive me. I was really proud of that alliteration)  If you haven't heard about Google Glass, then where the hell have you been?! Google Glass is Google's new, highly anticipated gadget that could change the way we interact with the world. This new wearable technology is the talk of the tech town and is itching to be the biggest thing since the release of the iPhone. So what exactly is this marvelous piece of technology? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a......smartphone taped in front of ...Keep Reading
Feb 18

TV Out. Web Video In.

For the first time in my life, I don't have cable. I thought this would drive me crazy and at while at times it does, it has forced me to seek out other entertainment options that I otherwise wouldn't have discovered. This past Sunday, I tuned in the Third Annual Streamy Awards. For those who are not aware, the Streamys are basically the Emmys of web video. The two hour event was streamed live online. In between performances by Soulja Boy and Vanilla Ice, awards were given to some of YouTube's ...Keep Reading