This post walks you through how to add Social Media functionality to your WordPress blog using the fantastic plugin Sharethis. Part One: Get the Code Go to Sharethis. Click on Get the Button: ShareThings has done a great job of making an easy interface. Just follow the wizard steps: First, you can customize Your Widget … [Read more…]
So, I was trying to figure out why I’ve been enjoying Facebook more than Twitter lately, despite their crazy new terms of service. (Which they’ve adopted and rejected, interestingly enough.) And I realized, it’s because I don’t know who the hell half my Twitter contacts are. On Facebook, I try to only connect with people … [Read more…]
Oh, Rob Cottingham, you card.
I just experienced a week of no blogging, with a near-total break from internet and my regular forms of online communication. And, while the time off was relaxing and replenishing in many ways, I’ve discovered that I’ve got to blog. This started as a hobby but has become an outlet, without which I feel voiceless … [Read more…]
The above graphic, from Rob Cottingham’s incredibly witty and apt blog, Noise to Signal, underlines the importance of politicians’ awareness and use of social media as part of their personal branding. Similarly, Ed Moltzen’s post, “Give Me Twittering, Or Give Me Death”, raised the interesting point of whether Twitter and other forms of social media … [Read more…]
My Google Reader subscription list is formidable, and I’ll bet it’s not half as long as some. Everyone has something to say. But when is it worth spending your time listening? To me, social media is like sitting down next to someone on the bus, and starting up a conversation that might lead anywhere. Except, … [Read more…]