social media Archive

Facebook, Queer Folks and What’s In a Real Name

Facebook has recently been enforcing their “real/legal names” policy, resulting in a disproportionate number of members of the LGBTQ community being forced to change the name displayed on their Facebook profile. This includes a significant number of drag performers and members of the drag community. Facebook policy around names: Facebook is a community where people
Category: Activism

Celebrating Social Anxiety

There’s a grey area between social butterfly and hiding under the covers in your pajamas avoidance. When I bring up my social anxiety with casual friends, I get some interesting – if gentle – pushback. I certainly *do* a lot of things, especially with Ledcat. But I avoid many, many more things because they are
Category: Activism

You Might Be Paranoid, But You Still Might Be Right – Here’s How To Find Out

Teach Your (Bloggers) Well We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. Something I know how to do well is use social media and Internet research to help me solve problems. I don’t mean to just Google an
Category: NaBloPoMo

Facebook! Like Us, Please!

 
Category: Other

Book Review: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Has Something to Offer the LGBTQ Community Organizations

Earlier in November, I came across this piece on the New York Times site about this man named Gary Vaynerchuk and his edgy & progressive approach to engagement via social media. I was a bit captivated so I took the audacious step of contacting his publisher and asking for a review copy. They shipped it
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Social Media Presentation

As you may know, I offer “social media support” to local non-profits, small business and individuals – technically, I’m a consultant, but I consider myself more of a hand-holder/tutor. I’ve done everything from teach someone how to use Twitter to develop social media strategies. So, hey, give me a call if you need someone to
Category: Activism

1,000 Likes on Facebook! It Must Be the Cat Memes …

Category: Other

Social Media Infuses Jane Austen With New Life

As if you need a reason to reread “Pride and Prejudice” – if you do though, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” on YouTube is that reason. A episodic chapter homage to all things Austen, LBD chronicles the life of 24 year old communications grad student Lizzie Bennet and her family living in contemporary California. The chronicles
Category: Culture