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Connecting 101: Facebook

One mantra I’ve adopted while working in social media is to connect with intent. With all of our previous Connecting 101 posts (linked at the end of the article), we have given you tips and pointers on connecting with others. We saved Facebook for last intentionally.  Facebook is the largest social network, topping over one […]

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Connecting 101: Google Plus

Google Plus arrived on the scene in late June, 2011. Although considered a social “late bloomer,” the platform made up for the lost time in a big way. A little over two years later, Google Plus continues to acquire hundreds of new users and unique visitors every month. I became an early adopter and started […]

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Connecting 101: Instagram

When Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October of 2010, the service brought a whole new meaning to online sharing.  Instagram is known for its photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to capture pictures and videos, apply a vast selection of digital filters to them, […]

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Connecting 101: Twitter

I opened my first Twitter account in the fall of 2010 for the intent purpose of following University of Georgia football. Never in a million years did I think I could actually make friends and connect with businesses. It’s now my favorite social media platform to use for business. It’s the platform I’ve gotten the […]

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Connecting 101: LinkedIn

I signed up for LinkedIn in 2007. I had yet to discover Facebook and Twitter, so LinkedIn provided me with my first “social” experiences. I originally used LinkedIn as a tool for researching people and companies as part of my job requirements. Eventually, I began joining groups and connecting with people from all over the world […]

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Why College Students Should Blog

In today’s opinionated society, almost everyone feels entitled to give their ‘two cents’ on various discussion topics.  For college students, many resort to expressing their feelings or opinions on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.  What most college students don’t realize is the power and advantages of student blogging.  Blogging is a prevailing […]

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