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6 years ago
Today's SMM Series post will be a short one on additional simple writing tips to take in mind when writing for school, work, etc. Here is an article on writing tips from Edudemic. I like these tips, because though there aren't that many, there are many I haven't thought of before. I really like #10, especially if it's for a business blog. The worst is when people have higher expectations than they should, and your business is unable to give them what they want. This will only lead to disappointed cu...
6 years ago
If you have a Twitter account, chances are, you're following other people and reading their tweets. That means other people's Twitter activity and tweeting style may rub off on you. So how can you tell what's the right or wrong way to tweet? Check out this fun infographic on ten Twitter mistakes you're probably making. I really like how they have a picture of the mistake being used in a real-life situation; it really shows how ridiculous some of these mistakes can be.
6 years ago
For Edlab, you can search "Edlab" and find different employees that are currently working or have worked at EdLab in the past, but we don't have an actual company page. I'm not sure if we want one, but today's post will be on creating a company page on LinkedIn. Here's the article I've included in my course that shows the steps on what to do when creating a company profile. I think all the steps are incredibly important, but the ones I especially like are: 6. Ask your emp...
A couple of weeks ago at the EdLab Seminar, Craig Tashman gave a nice talk about LiquidText, an iPad application for supporting people's reading experience. The idea originated from two papers (click here) that are published in CHI, a very good conference in the field of human computer interaction. Both of these papers mentioned the concept active reading, which involves annotation, note taking, commenting, and highlighting, among others, when people are reading materials. This is not a new direction in academics as some other researchers ha...
6 years ago
Today's post will be some rules for social media etiquette. I found this simple guide from Edudemic and here are some extra ones I think should be included: Twitter: - If someone retweets your tweet(s), thank them! - Don't tweet everything you do (“Today I went to Walmart and bought some toothpaste”) - Don't use over 3 hashtags in one tweet Facebook: - Don't post every photo or multiple photos of nearly the same thing - Don't make statuses that complain about som...
6 years ago
As Brian and I discussed at the EdLab Development & Research meeting last week, not only is it important to have engaging content on your social media page, it's essential that there is a good amount of activity from your followers. This is why today's post in the SMM Series will be about how to get more people to retweet your tweets. Here is one of the articles I have included in my mSCHOOL course on ways to get people to read and retweet your content. For our social media accounts specifically, I think we have to work on g...
6 years ago
Today's topic will be on the Best Days to Post on Facebook by Industry. I included this article I found on the best days to post in my Facebook chapter. I know EdLab has the Twitter tweets automatically posted 3 times a day on the NLT Facebook page, but I thought this was interesting!
6 years ago
Today's topic in the SMM Series is...Random Facts about YouTube! YouTube has more than 1 billion users that visit the site every month, so many businesses have created their own YouTube accounts to showcase their people, products, promotions, and giveaways to reach out to their fans. In my course, I like to add random things I find for each chapter, and today I will share with you some interesting facts/stats about YouTube: YouTube was started by 3 former PayPal employees More than 4 billion videos are watched every month on YouTube 100 hours of video are uploa...
6 years ago
Welcome to the second post of the SMM Series! Today's topic will be on some of the problems that come with Twitter and some solutions for them. We use multiple Twitter accounts here at Edlab (Vialogues, TCRecord, NLT), so I really hope that these will help you learn more about Twitter; you can also use these same solutions for your own personal Twitter account. There will also be a SMM series in the near future on “Personal Branding!” Here are the 5 main drawbacks + solutions: 1. Not Interacting with your Followers Many Twitter users simply tweet and that's all. However, you need...
6 years ago
As many of you know, I am currently working on my mSCHOOL course on social media marketing. To give little sneak peaks of what's going in the course, I am going to start a series on the blog called the “SMM Series!” Today's post is going to be on the **10 Rules to Follow**, something I came up with for social media marketers to use no matter which platform they decide to use. Since most of you cannot get access to my course quite yet, I will list them down below. On the course itself, there are descriptions under each, but I wanted to keep this short! Here are the top ten rules for SM...