Reviews and Blog Posts: Twitter

John Green Is My Hero!

John Green (photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore) - author, vlogger, tweeter, teacher, activist, Nerdfighter Extraordinaire - is my hero. His brother Hank is a very close second on my hero scale, as well. And yes, I am now a proud Nerdfighter, too, fighting suck and doing my best to increase awesome!

What an inspiration these brothers are - sharing their energy, creativity, knowledge, passion, innovation, and let's face it, just plain genius, with the world. 

Roger Ebert : June 18, 1942 - April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert passed away yesterday.

He had such a prominent presence online, on Twitter (my social medium of choice), Facebook and his blog. Here are some of the tweets that came across my feed yesterday afternoon. It's fascinating to see how widespread is the love for Roger Ebert.

Ebert's last tweet, linking to his last blog post for the Chicago Sun Times, posted 2 days before he passed away and 46 years after being named the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times:

Roger Ebert ‏@ebertchicago 2 Apr

My Leave of Presence: An update http://j.mp/YRRHq8

"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies."

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The official announcement of his passing:

Suntimes ‏@Suntimes 4 Apr

It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away

Marketing With Social Media

social media lady

Have you been wondering how to advertise your small business using tools like Facebook?  Check out some basic tips to help get your social media marketing plan started!

One of the first things you need to consider when you start using social media to advertise your small business is your media strategy.  Think about questions like, "How often do I need to post?"  "What kinds of posts would appeal to my market?"  "How do I get maximum engagement from the people who are following me?"  Think about who will be writing the posts and who will be reading them. 

Be Social! Grill It! Sniff It!

What does your weekend look like? Add a Fresh City Life My Branch program to the picture to make it look fun!

Events on Saturday, August 25:

Social Networking 101, 10 a.m. at the Bear Valley Branch. What's all the hype about Facebook? Do you want to know what tweeting is? Learn what a social network is, why people do and don't use them, check out the latest examples, and learn how to get started if you want to!

The ten, make that nine, habits of very organized people. Make that ten : the tweets of Steve Martin.

by Steve Martin

DPL Rating:
2

This tepid collection from legendary actor, musician and writer Steve Martin reminds us why libraries are wonderful things;  no need to shell out $15.99 when you can borrow it for free.  Maybe clever tweeting doesn't translate well into books, or maybe Martin should have waited until he had more material,...

Be a lean mean marketing machine

Social networks aren't just about sharing what you had for breakfast and posting oh-so-cute pictures of your niece with jam on her face. They're a big deal. And they're also an excellent way to spread your message as a small business or organization.

Whether you're selling products, offering services, raising awareness or promoting an event, social networks like Facebook and Twitter can lend serious firepower to your marketing efforts. But using social networks to promote yourself takes more finesse than just punching in a random broadcast- you need to craft your message and build your brand.

The Shorty Awards

Shorty Awards

The 3rd annual Shorty Awards are being hosted from NYC live Monday, March 28! The awards show honors the best of short, real-time content with 140 characters or less on Twitter.

Addicted to text messaging? Then you may enjoy Twitter. Likened to text messaging on the Internet, I am hooked on Twitter. Learn how to tweet (send a message) with the best of your tweeps (Twitter + peeps) with the variety of help guides available at the Library.

Tweeting Death

Quick & Legal Will Book

Unless you plan on tweeting from the great beyond, you might want to consider who gets custody of your Facebook and Twitter accounts before you die.

While not always apparent to my colleagues, I like to plan ahead.  I drafted my first will when I was eleven. There have been many revisions since then with the most recent being prompted by the excellent New York Times article about what happens to your Facebook account when you die. The library has many resources available to help with will and estate planning including the suite of products by Nolo Press.

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