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If you know another user’s name or handle on a social media platform, you can tag them in a post, comment or even a media image like photo or video.

Admirable attempts by fellow adults have been made to teach developing minds about the dangerous side of social media. For our kids, who daily seek approval and attention from anyone, social media is all too tempting of an outlet. And if your child has a smartphone, they’re on social media. If you have or know a child, start teaching them how to use social media: Show kids how and what you share on social. We’re staring and jabbing at our smartphones each day… Yes, our children are watching and know it must surely be an amazing gadget. Use that rapt attention to let them lean in and watch you compose a post or share a photo on Facebook. Let them make suggestions and guide their choices. Strangers are online just as they are in real life. Show your child that the person who just liked your photo on Instagram is someone you’ve never […]

Not everyone is a comedian. How do you bring the funny to your game?

I knew it would happen sometime. “The kids in my group made fun of my teeth. And I can’t do anything to change it, so… yeah.” So begins my son’s experience in the reality that people suck. In his case, it’s little people. Kids, who might otherwise be pretty nice and decent, often lack some inner monologue and certainly any real tact. Somehow in the middle of a physical activity, some words were let loose which my son had to hear. And he hung on to them all the way until bedtime. He was right. My son inherited his teeth from his dad and me, so it’s no wonder his teeth are destined for braces. He also has a baby tooth up front that hangs on for dear life and looks funky next to his adult teeth growing in haphazardly. Nothing he can do about that, though eventually we can […]

Personal assessment results provide a silhouette. Personal relationships fill in the details.

One which I can’t get out of my brain is the notion that, as women, we apologize too damn much.

Did you just use the brand Chrome user to post something to Instagram for the brand you manage? Hop on over to your own Chrome user window to like or repost it as yourself.

If you wouldn’t lurk up behind a dude standing at a urinal, the same etiquette applies to me in my cubicle. Seriously, clear your throat or something.

Over the weekend, Hootsuite shared out their blog post, Why We Sent a Single Tweet 44 Times. (Great headline, right? My neck involuntarily pitched my head sideways when I spotted it.) Mission accomplished, because I clicked to read the blog. Hootsuite discusses the practice of repeating (duplicating) content because “how people use social media, particularly Twitter, has changed. It has developed into a discovery channel where audiences come to find content.” They refer to Guy Kawasaki, a social media monolith who supports repetitive content sharing in his social practice. (I encourage you to read the Hootsuite blog, in spite of what I’m about to type; they have great tools and insights for social media marketers.) Don’t Dupe Just Yet I don’t think everyone should take to their social media plan and hone their Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V speeds – at least not yet. Here’s why: both Hootsuite and Guy Kawasaki have no shortage of followers: […]

Just because Justin and Jimmy make a ton of hashtags funny doesn’t mean the rest of us should try.

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