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Satire: When News from The Onion Stinks Up Your Newsfeed

Did you hear that Apple promises to fix glitches in its map software by rearranging Earth’s geography?  Or that Bank of America has introduced a new $50 under-draft fee where a penalty is incurred whenever a customer makes a withdrawal that results in a positive account balance?   You read that correctly, but that doesn’t mean it’s correct.  The online hoax-news industry is a booming one and fake-news sites, such as The Onion, Clickhole, and Empire News, are popping up left and right infiltrating our newsfeed with…. well, garbage.    […]

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Don’t Stagnate! 5 Ways to Keep Your Social Fresh and Captivating

It’s not always easy to constantly present yourself with your best foot forward. It takes work and beyond that, it can be exhausting. We’ve all had those days where we leave the house in our PJs and it’s no different for your business or church. In fact, too often we don’t even think about our ministry putting its best foot forward, and that’s a big problem. An easy way to ensure that your church, ministry, and brand is always a star attraction, is to ensure that your social media best […]

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Social Media: Just the Way I Like It

  Social media has been blamed for ruining our generation because of the simple fact that we can’t “communicate” anymore. For the fact that we “vicariously live our lives through our phones and PCs” rather than living in the real world. The truth is people don’t need an excuse to get lost in something other than reality. Before social media hit the scene, we chose to lose ourselves in many other things. The desire to unplug from the world and get lost in something virtual has always been an issue […]

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Past and Present: Memorizing Information vs. Having Access to Look it up

Memorizing Information vs. Having Access to Look it up   Watch and listen to Brian Boyd’s video blog and weigh in on what you think in the comments below. Brian is the CEO of Media Connect Partners, LLC.   

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5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Are you interested in boosting your fan engagement on social media but have little time or budget for advertising or giveaways? If so, take a look at these 5 quick and easy ways to boost engagement and help grow your social media platforms with little cost or time!   1. Crowdsourcing According to SocialMediaExaminer.com, Crowdsourcing is a way to engage with your online community by asking them for their suggestions. For example, VitaminWater asked their Facebook fans to create their new flavor of water. This can help to boost engagement, […]

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Gaining Followers Like Jesus

In the social media industry, one of the most common measurements desired is audience growth. Everyone wants at least a million followers in 6-months, right? Reality check: that’s not going to happen. While consistent presence on social media is key to gaining a following, there is a lot more that goes into a quality audience than just being present. Let’s take a look at a case study from One with the worlds largest known following! 2,000 years ago, that was Jesus Christ.  Yes, technology has changed, but the process hasn’t.  […]

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Technology, Tablets and Apps, OH MY!

Remember when paying the parking meter was done like this:   Park car. Get out of car. Get quarters out of pocket. Forget that quarters are kept in car.  ::Insert frustrated sigh:: Get quarters out of car’s center console. Look at parking meter and noticed that 1 quarter = only 10 minutes. Begin pouring quarters, nickels, dimes, (do they take pennies?) into meter. Walk away with note to self: “I should come back in an hour and add more time.” Walk away and enjoy whatever beach side restaurant or city […]

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Should Christians Run Your Faith-Based Organization’s Social Media?

I’m a Christian and I work in Christian social media. It’s true. I can speak “Christianese”, recite Scriptures, and sing gospel tunes. I can completely understand a Christian brand, their purpose and their audience. But what if I wasn’t a Christian? Would I still be as effective in “spreading the Gospel” on social media? That’s a hard one. Besides the legality issue (we won’t go there), it’s hard to accept/reject someone who may/may not be a good fit for the job. Whether they are a practicing Christian, somewhat associate with […]

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Mrs. Sattler’s Rules on Measuring

I was taught about it in the third grade in Mrs. Sattler’s class. She pulled out a big clear tub of multi colored rulers and started to talk about measuring distance. Throughout the year I remember learning about different ways to measure distance. Sometimes you needed a one-foot ruler; other times a yardstick, sometimes an odometer to measure really long distances. Mrs. Sattler explained we needed to know what we were measuring and pick the best tool to do it. We wouldn’t measure a mile using a one-foot ruler, and […]

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Social Media Food For Thought

The other day I walked into our office and was caught off guard by what one of my co-workers was eating. It wasn’t some “weird smelling food” and it wasn’t something that looked “gross”. Let me explain. My co-worker was eating some of her favorite foods all in one meal. She was eating McDonald’s French fries, a Whopper from Burger King and strawberry lemonade from Wendy’s. Intrigued by this (and after discussing the caloric intake and heart disease eating all this was causing), I asked her why she drove to […]

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