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What One Silly Question Says About Community

A few years ago I joined - what turned out to be - one of my favorite Facebook groups of all time. Social media brings together communities of all shapes and sizes, and as niche and simple as it is, The Border Collie Appreciation Group, has been a blast.  People around the world share pictures,… Continue reading What One Silly Question Says About Community

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When a Cheesy Facebook Quiz Made Me Think Twice

I recently took a gimmicky Facebook quiz from Bitecharge (come on, we all do it) about the right career for me. While I'm not questioning my career, I don't spend my afternoons taking quizzes, and I wasn't about to let a tacky quiz confirm my life choices, I was intrigued. I also wanted to indulge… Continue reading When a Cheesy Facebook Quiz Made Me Think Twice

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How Social Media Changed the Way I Shop

The way I shop today is completely different from my shopping experience during my teenage years. I used to walk the malls for hours every Saturday. I would window shop while swinging shopping bags each containing a garment or two. Today, the mall is a distant memory. I haven't held a shopping bag in years.… Continue reading How Social Media Changed the Way I Shop

Social Platforms

16 Ways to Enjoy Spring with Social Media

Spring is here and coming from New England, I couldn't be more excited. We've been nailed with snowstorms this season so I'm thrilled about the fresh blades of grass, the budding branches, and the flocking birds. Using social media everyday, I love to document my experiences of Spring as well as find things to do… Continue reading 16 Ways to Enjoy Spring with Social Media

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Why Social Media is the Best Motivator

The power of social media goes beyond connecting, sharing, amplifying and creating. It is a powerful motivator. Here's how. Competing A few weeks ago I started using the Fitbit Flex to track my steps and boost my activity. I made my results public so I could compete against friends and openly share my progress. This… Continue reading Why Social Media is the Best Motivator

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How to Use Social Media When on Vacation

While we work hard in our professional lives to balance our social media postings and sharing, this seems to all go out the window as soon as we take off toward our destination. Vacationers are so excited about their travels that they over-share, driving most of their followers extremely jealous and/or to the brink of… Continue reading How to Use Social Media When on Vacation

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How to Get Good Advice with Social Media

While social media enables you to connect across the globe on any and all topics, it also causes you to weed through more junk than ever before. It takes time to find the real, valuable conversations. As a new mom, I'm constantly consulting friends and family online and offline for ideas and advice. But I… Continue reading How to Get Good Advice with Social Media