Social media can be an unknown musician’s best friend. There are endless sites to connect with fans, share your music and even raise money to fund a tour or album launch. I have worked to promote numerous bands and singers in social media, and more often than not, I end up being contacted by hopeful [...]
While enjoying my daily Pinterest addiction, I was shocked to see one of my own repins show up on Pinterest as a Best Buy giveaway. I quickly rushed to delete it, but the repin and edit buttons were nowhere to be found! I then tried to report the original pinner, who coincidentally I wasn’t even [...]
Basically all of these force-feeding services promise you the world. You’ll have more time for engagement, you’ll easily be present online 24 hours a day, you reap the SEO benefits of numerous tweets of each and every blog post you write, and this will solve all of your problems with finding the time to participate in numerous social media platforms with the added benefits of their cross-posting platform! Sounds wonderful doesn’t it?
How do you know who to follow on Twitter, when even your friends have become spammers?
Shorty Awards are here again, and just like any awards program where people need to be nominated and voted for, some people truly have no clue that their incessant begging will more often than not, force people to vote against them, or at minimum do more harm than good.
But this one just confused me because it was a verified character of a new ABC television show called “Off The Map.” I am a huge fan of any ABC dramatic series, and a huge television fan in general, especially when the oh so talented Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice) gets involved. But I did find myself tweeting my feelings of a weird vibe it gave me to chat with a TV character (aka a social media employee or intern.) Chatting with an actor, actress or entertainer is one thing, but fake chatting with a fake person?
Tanya Ryno, former Saturday Night Live commercial parody & TV Funhouse producer, has just completed a new project for Funny or Die, called “Big Tweet.” She was kind enough to share with me a bit about the behind the scenes development of this wonderful social media parody featuring Brandon T. Jackson. Tanya’s other current projects include directing “23 Seconds” in Atlanta, Georgia and producing “A Room Of My Own” in NYC.
So I get this email from Klout stating clearly that Ashton Kutcher has punked TMZ and they wanted me to know. But they asked me for feedback, and my feedback is… “Change the way you are sending out ads for Ashton and his YouTube/PopChip channel. Honestly if you are getting paid to share something with [...]
NBC’s reality show “The Marriage Ref” has upped the ante. Created by Jerry Seinfeld himself, this is relationship advice….with a comedic twist. Now the couple that is deemed the most right will compete for $25,000.00! Hosted by Tom Papa, this comedic panel of judges determines who’s right and who’s wrong in the silliest of marital squabbles. Past [...]
I was unfollowed this morning for saying no. Actually I said no twice, which I assume is what made her mad at me. I wasn’t aware that if someone RTs me, that I owe them something. And when I say “something” … I mean an advertisement cleverly disguised as an infographic hosted on my site and [...]
A beautiful viral movement has started: It Gets Better. It all began because of one man’s outrage over the senseless suicides of young gay teens who ended their lives because of bullying. But for me, it’s more than that. We lose our children every day to suicide. For whatever reason they feel they have no [...]
The newest Twitter bug is driving many users crazy, but it’s interesting that this exploit hit the White House Tweets and the Press Secretary had to call in a platoon of tech support people to find out what the issue is. Seems this all began because people wanted to see a rainbow in their tweets? [...]
Without a doubt, CAPTCHAS and ReCAPTCHAS are a part of our daily life. Soon Solve Media hopes to turn CAPTCHAS into ad dollars by substituting company slogans for the actual random text we normally type. But chances are you don’t realize that as you are typing in these random words to secure entry to your favorite sites, [...]
A quick check of Mark Gantt’s website or his IMDB page reveals he had a career, just not the one he had mapped out for himself. “I had my foot in the door and people were at the party saying ‘Hey come on in,’ but I was like ‘no, I gotta be an actor.’” He seemed to be gaining ground on a career path many would cherish, but even after appearing in a Sundance Short, and knowing the industry pros, his agent still had no faith Mark would actually getting auditions. Luckily Mark doesn’t acknowledge the word no.
This article is not meant to offend anyone, but I am sure it will. If you have ever been asked to retweet links for someone, at least I think you can sympathize. I have spent hours defending my right to say no to a retweet request. At some point I realized it’s time to just [...]