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Hootsuite Your Onramp for Social Media Efficiency

Hootsuite is a great way to manage your social media accounts. Tweetdeck used to be my social management tool of choice, but I found Hootsuite to have more features and more benefits. Consider how Hootsuite can help you better manage your social media:

Part II on How smartphones inject efficiency into work

Tools are designed to be useful in completing certain tasks or activities as we explored in the last blog.  Social media tools and devices are no different. When people utilize various devices, applications and software, they are employing tools for accomplishing something. Let’s take another look at one of the most popular to see how it can help you serve your clients efficiently and effectively.

How mobile devices inject efficiency into social media work

I’m all about creating efficiency as a busy mom and entrepreneur.  Social media can take a lot of time unless well managed, so I look to tools that allow me to get the job done quickly, yet effectively.  One of my favorite tools for creating social media efficiency is mobile devices.

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Five tips for giving your personal brand a hand

When it comes to business, your company’s brand is its identity, its niche. Your business’s brand is how your company differentiates itself from everyone else in the pack.

Here are five tips to give your brand a hand so when people see your logo or hear your message, they instantly connect those with you and your company.

1.  Create a clear goal about why you’re using social media to reach others and be certain your messaging, graphics and logo align with this goal.

Number of seniors surfing the net surging

Since holding classes for seniors on how to use Facebook at the Dublin Recreation Center, I’ve been interested in the demographics of seniors using the web.  So, I did a little research and think the results might be interesting to you too.

Skype Enhancing Education’s Three R’s

Skype, a software program enabling users to enjoy voice calls and chat sessions over the Internet free of charge, is making its way into your child’s classroom. This new and evolving use of Skype promises new opportunities for teacher interaction and training as well as promising captivating ways for students to communicate with others, worldwide.

The new tool is called Skype in the Classroom and is aimed at helping students and teachers connect with each other.

Facebook statistics continue to astound

Even before the movie ‘The Social Network’ became a 2011 Oscar contender, Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild Facebook had already gained 248 million users.  And that was in 2010 alone! We all know more people are adopting social media, and apparently at some unbelievable rates.  According to SocialBaker.com, a Web site focused on Facebook statistics, trends and news, a mere 337 million people were registered users of Facebook at the onset of the year 2010.

BYOT: Whose technology will rule the workplace?

The ever increasing reach of technology has spawned a new phenomenon in the workplace, and it is slowly but surely raising an uproar. Many technology, human resources and purchasing executives are asking themselves how to handle the influx of employee’s personal gadgets at work. 

Cool Accessories for Your iPad

hether you own the original iPad or the latest incarnation, the aptly named iPad 2, you’re probably aware there are countless accessories you could utilize.  The machine’s versatility contradicts its simple design, but is what has propelled it into a top money maker for Apple.

While none of these cool accessories were manufactured by Apple, there’s little doubt companies manufacturing useful and interesting accessories for the iPad are enjoying their Pot o’ Gold.

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New trends emerge from SXSW 25

  Over 18,000 attendees made the 25th annual gathering of South by Southwest (SXSW), which wrapped up in Austin in mid-March, the largest interactive event in the festival’s history. Certainly, with hundreds of bands vying for stage time, countless films begging attention and interactive communication in various forms engrossing the masses, it’s no surprise a few trends emerged.

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