Social Media Storm Chasing, Part One

by baldilocks Every day there’s a new online outrage. This probably started eons ago -- Internet time scale -- but since the onset of the Social Media Age a little more than ten years ago, outrage has become its own reward. Watching it is a guilty pleasure – voyeuristic, one might say – but when … Continue reading Social Media Storm Chasing, Part One

Trump Trumps Social Media – What Businesses Can Learn from Our POTUS

As one of the biggest marketing tools we have, social media is being tapped by companies large and small. It is one of the most effective ways to ‘collect’ followers while building a brand. One US digital marketing company, Single Grain, regularly explores new and innovative ways to tap the power of social media, but … Continue reading Trump Trumps Social Media – What Businesses Can Learn from Our POTUS

Ads say the darnedest things

As a social media nerd (perhaps you know the type), I take note of the political ads in the sidebars and footers of the blogs and pages I follow. The unseen forces that affect ad-placing algorithms have figured out that I'm pro-life, and most of the political ads I see are for more-or-less pro-life candidates. … Continue reading Ads say the darnedest things

The Possibility of Periscope

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I’m usually pretty slow to catch up to new social media and I’m sure this is no exception, but I’ve recently discovered Periscope, Twitter’s live-stream app.  I’m told it is similar to the Meerkat app, which I’ve never used. Via Periscope, I’ve spent the past ten days in Munich at … Continue reading The Possibility of Periscope

Facebook: Where everyone is a star in their own soap opera…

but, is there a more sinister side to Facebook? I'm not a huge fan of Facebook, and I still don't get the point of Twitter. When I first was on Facebook, I went crazy and started gathering friends as though my life depended on it.  I confess to having a feeling of some importance when … Continue reading Facebook: Where everyone is a star in their own soap opera…

Arguing With A Liberal: I’ll Never Learn

  By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- Probably nowhere in the world of social media can one find more of a cesspool of rumor, misinformation, immaturity, and drama than on Facebook. There is maybe some merit for Twitter: I usually get breaking news faster on Twitter than anywhere else.  Tweets are, of course, thankfully limited to … Continue reading Arguing With A Liberal: I’ll Never Learn

Progressive’s Flo vs Dead woman’s brother with a blog, No Contest

Gilbert Huph: Complaints I can handle. What I can't handle is your customers' inexplicable knowledge of Insuricare's inner workings. They're experts! Experts, Bob! Exploiting every loophole! Dodging every obstacle! They're penetrating the bureaucracy! The Incredibles 2004 You can't miss the ads for Progressive insurance they are all over TV all the time, some are pretty … Continue reading Progressive’s Flo vs Dead woman’s brother with a blog, No Contest