Purple Glasses – New Twitter now muted

Thanks to Becky McCray, I’ve learned all about filters and the ability to mute twitter application sources.  I’m now experiencing “social media twitter” without the noise of automation.  Only tweets from people that are online – how it use to be. (see here why I’m writing this) I’ll start from the beginning. When I first entered [...]

The Be The Change for YOU Challenge. #BTC4You

We all could use change in our lives.  Change is difficult, even when it’s for the best.  Habits are easy, but unfortunately most of us don’t have enough good habits.  And, when our busy lives get too busy, we take on even more bad habits, because there are other things that need to get done. [...]

Put on someone else's glasses

 When I was a kid, one of my favorite books had a poem in it about a grandpa that dropped his glasses in a pot of purple dye.  Can you guess what happened when he put them back on?  He saw a purple sky.  In fact, the entire poem was about how everything he saw [...]

It's time to put a stop to children being hungry

We read and hear about it ALL the time: Be a giver.  Give till it hurts. In the past, I thought that donating a tweet was good enough.  I thought writing a blog post would cut it.  Then I realized that even giving $5 helped an organization get closer to a finish line. Today, I [...]

One mistake can ruin a QR Code experience

When a campaign is not fully tested, it can completely destroy the experience for some or all of the people who experience the campaign.  Today, I decided to scan a QR Code located on the front of the to-go bag from a burger franchise.  I was impressed – there was a decent call to action, [...]

QR Code Experiences on Facebook

Yesterday, Denso ADC created a Constant Contact Social Campaign where they announced their “new” Facebook page.  Denso ADC is the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, inventor of the QR Code® and created their Facebook account November 29, 2011.  Although they have been posting examples of QR Codes here and there, activity on posts picked up [...]

What can you finish today?

If you’re anything like me, your days are full of starting stuff.  You might use an old fashion pad of paper to keep track of your tasks, or maybe you use something digital like Ta-da Lists or Remember the Milk.  Some days, I find myself starting more items than I finish.  This can be an [...]

A few (or 6) ways to capture creative ideas

I was chatting with a group of community managers last week in the Community Manager Hangout hosted by Tim McDonald and the topic of creativity came up.  We discussed whether or not you had to be creative as a community manager and also where the best content ideas come from.  Everyone had some great tips and [...]

A Camp Experience You Won't Forget

I like conferences. They give me an opportunity to meet new people, give hugs and handshakes to those I’ve already met previously online, and they also expand my thoughts as I listen to the range of content topics.  Every once in while, I experience a conference that I can’t shut up about.  If you follow [...]

The day Twitter was down

Today, starting at about 11:03 AM CST (and for a little over an hour), Twitter was unavailable worldwide.  At first, I noticed that my Tweetdeck columns were no longer refreshing.  Then, a series of Facebook status updates with tons of people commenting exploded.  I checked Google+ and there too, people were commenting and chatting about [...]