Monthly Archives: December 2009
Clearly Miley Cyrus is having too much of a party in the USA to keep up with her Twitter account. Can you think of any other celebrities who have gotten rid of their accounts too? Interesting Article about the Celebrities who have quit Twitter in the year 2009. Click Here
Which celebrities do you follow?
I was so excited to open my gift from Santa on Christmas Morning. Santa brought me the new Droid by Verizon. I LOVE IT! The phone is very smart in comparison to normal blackberry’s. The Droid is powered by Google software so all of the functions of the phone are automatically connected to the internet. The phone functions a lot like the iPhone with apps and a touch screen. I have enjoyed spending the last few days exploring what all the Droid can do for me. Here are the highlights so far:
1) Sync’s with Facebook. Not only does the phone come with an automatically installed Facebook App, the contact function of the phone syncs with your Facebook account. The Droid gathers all the profile pictures of your contacts along with any personal information such as phone number, email, address, and even Facebook status. This is a very cool feature since it shows me the picture of whom I am calling.
2) Perfect for Social Media users: The Droid has a large number of apps that synchronizes with Social media websites. Apps synchronize with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin. This makes it easier than ever to update Move to Trashstatuses and upload pictures. I have already tried this a few times, but I must remember to rotate my pictures and video content before I upload them to the web!
3) Voice Search: At the press of a button, you can search the entire phone and web for any content. Pressing the Voice Search button and saying “Call XYZ” automatically calls person XYZ in your contact list. This is a common feature for phones today, however since this phone is powered by Google software, the voice search automatically searches the entire phone and web for any additional information. For example, let’s say I wanted to search for the closest Chick-fil-A. All I would say is “Find Chick-fil-A” and it would search and find the directions to the closest Chick-fil-A based on my current location.
I could go on and on about the cool features and abilities of my new Droid. Feel free to check it out at your local cell phone provider. If you have a Droid,tell me what your favorite feature is!
A quick tip for all you Facebook photo users….
When uploading pictures repeatedly to the same album make sure you change the “album cover” picture under the “Edit Album” screen. This allows your Facebook Friends to know that new pictures have been update, rather than just re-posting the same album. Also, changing the album cover makes it an easy access point for Facebook users to click through your new pictures. This allows them to only have to view the newest pictures, rather than having to click through all of the older pictures to see the new stuff.
Merry Christmas from your Social Media Consultant
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house…….every child was using the computers- even the mouse.
Want to find out when Santa will come by your house? Just visit the NORAD Santa Tracker to find out his location.
Today I was in a discussion with my boyfriend over the best way to upload pictures to Twitter and Facebook. I did not understand why he only uploaded pictures to one site, rather than both. He explained that it was because it took too much time to upload to both sites. He followed this up with his frustration of uploading pictures to TwitPic and they would not show the captions of his Tweet. I quickly decided to investigate the situation and figure out the best way to upload pictures.
Uploading pictures to both Twitter and Facebook are important in order to maintain your brand. This brand could be your personal brand as far as your own social image. Your brand could also be for a company. Uploading pictures frequently gives customers or friends an insight in to your brand. Uploading pictures frequently to all of your social media sites is important in order to retain the interest of customers/friends. The question is, how do you do this quickly?!?
Luckily, most phones have photo capability. If you don’t, stop now- and run to the store and buy yourself a late Christmas Gift. Uploading pictures to your desired website is as easy as clicking the photo on your cellphone and sending picture via a MMS or email to Facebook/Twitter. If you send a picture as an email/MMS than the subject of the email or message will be your tweet/photo caption. The directions for both Twitter and Facebook are as follows. Also, remember that in order to upload quickly to both Twitter and Facebook, you should use both email addresses in the “TO” line of your email.
*1) Sign In using your Twitter Account.
*2) Click on the “Upload” tab.
*3) Under this tab there will be a specific email that you will send your pictures to in order to upload to TwitPic. It will be highlighted in yellow.
*4) Save the address found in step 3 as “TwitPic” in your phone for easy email sending.
5) Take a picture using your cell phone.
6) If you are using an iPhone, there is a simple “email” button on the bottom left hand corner to easily send the picture. On other phones, find the email function to send your picture message.
7) Type your desired caption for your photo on your phone in the subject line.
8) Insert the Twit Pic address as the “to” line and press send.
*1) Sign in to Facebook
*2) Click on photos
*3) Click on Mobile Upload tab
*4) Under the tab there will be a highlighted link for “Upload photos from via email”
*5) Save the email address as “Facebook Photo” in your phone
6) Take your picture using your phone and then insert the Facebook Photo Contact.
* Items marked by the asterisk only need to be performed on the initial set up of sending picture messages.
Simple! Now have fun uploading all your on-the-spot Christmas Photos or whatever pictures promotes your “Brand”.