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As someone who works in communication, I’m constantly reminded how important my social media presence is to my career, and also my personal brand. Heck, in a recent post, I even mentioned this fact to interns looking for their next internship.

Being active on social media allows people to get to know your interests and skills, and it opens the doors for opportunities that aren’t always available within the constraints of face-to-face connections.

3 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

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As personal privacy online has become a bigger issue to many people, here are three quick things that you can do to help protect your privacy when using social media sites: 

Minimize Your Digital Footprint

Social Media Masters Forum [Livestream]

Please scroll below to watch a live stream of the Social Media Masters Forum, featuring international experts from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Under the patronage of Sheikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Communication of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and in association with Social Media Club, Takatof Events, and Legend PAPI, SMMF speakers will talk about necessary tools to develop social media marketing strategies and be successful in business. You can follow the event on Twitter with hashtag #SMMF2013. This stream begins at 9 a.m. Bahrain time.

5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

With the decreased level of online interest span, the rise of social media platforms and applications that emphasise quicker circulation, images, videos, and news centric contents will see a boost in 2014.

1. An era of news centric contents:

Social media will experience a newer face of news centric content distribution over the regular memes in 2014.

Since Facebook has the largest share of the user-base so far, with its latest introduction of the latest ‘News Feed’ ranking algorithm, the rise of news centric content distribution is a fact and one can clearly sense an informative era of social media platforms ahead. And Twitter’s IPO success as a news platform simply fuels up to this prediction.

How Social Media Helps Political Reform

Crowds celebrate the release of Wael Ghuneim in Egypt. [Photo]

Social Media can be an extremely powerful tool to help a cause, including political reform.  

University of Illinois at Urbana professor Dennis Baron, in his article, Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters, gives credit to Twitter for helping to depose Hosni Mubarak and for helping to oust Ben Ali from Tunisia. 

Many of us remember the tweets that came out of Iran during their protests as part of the Arab Spring events that swept across the Middle East. Unfortunately, no change in the leadership took place in Iran.

Is Black Friday About the Best Things?

Black Friday!Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, more turkey, and succulent pumpkin pie, it truly is that time of year. At the end of each November, Americans gather and celebrate various holidays. Thanksgiving is among them.

The main purpose of this holiday is to be grateful for what we have. Unfortunately, I feel that we are becoming too focused on what we don’t have. The day following Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday in and out of itself, a day that everyone calls Black Friday.

How to Maintain a Consistent Online Brand

Evolution of Starbucks

It’s easy to get excited about expanding your brand’s online presence from blogs to websites to social media channels. Unless you’re going for some un-branded (or less branded experiences) it’s helpful to have some consistency across channels for look and feel.

First, consider your logo.

It’s your logo for a reason – it’s meant for people to recognize your brand without having to say your full name all the time.

5 Digital PR Tips For Journalists

Writing LettersPhoto source: Sawyer Pangbom

As a journalist, I frequently would coach my sources on pitching newsrooms. I still do this for folks today, as a media relations manager with PR Newswire.

Journalists are very specific in how they like to be contacted, communicated with, and given news items. How you tread in this pool will make the difference between your company – or a competitor – receiving news coverage.

Social Media Survival: Albatross or Condor?

This is a condor nest of eggs.Image Credit: GrrlScientist via Creative Commons

Why am I comparing social media strategy to birds?

Because the Condors, while still not out of the evolutionary woods, have a dedicated team of people who are nurturing their very existence. It’s not easy, but they understand their goal (keeping the species around) and understand there will be pitfalls and hiccups along the way. 

Why to Use Pinterest for Business

Pretty Pinterest
Photo by mkhmarketing

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few years, you have probably heard of Pinterest.

Did you know Pinterest was originally launched as a closed beta in March 2010?

Although it originally became a hot social platform as a place for its users to have fun and use their imaginations, the platform has since evolved into a website that presents with even greater options for both individual and business accounts.

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