Great Post About Fan Pages

December 22, 2009

Clearly, I have been irritated with the progress of my Facebook Fan Page.  Today I read a great blog post by Francisco Rosales.  His blog socialmouths is all about personal branding, social media, and blog designing.

Check out Francisco’s post – it’s great!

The Next Great Generation!

December 21, 2009

I’ll admit it – I use Facebook to snoop around in my friends lives and see what is going on in their world. I recently came across a friends profile to find out she was an editor for The Next Great Generation blogging site – so obviously I decided to check it out.

This site is pretty neat, it is a blogging site for the Y-Generation.  Anyone ages 18-25 can blog openly on topics that range from brands, to health, to the military, to interviews, to becoming a vegetarian.  It has more than a 100 different authors all with their own profiles that are continuously writing about things that effect them in their every day life.

I read one blog, then another, then another. I found myself addicted to what people were saying.  Currently it is Food Week at The Next Great Generation – how great is this?! One of my favorite posts is I’m A Picky Eater. Definitely something I can relate to.

I think why I enjoyed this website so much is because there are so many posts I can relate to.  I realized that I’m not the only one out there with my problems.  There are so many other Y Generationers that are experiencing the same thing I am feeling.  The Next Great Generation gives people of generation a place to fit in, and a place to find someone to relate to – a place of belonging. 15

Where Are The Fans? Cont.

December 15, 2009

I found this great blog post called An Open Letter to Companies on Facebook!  I no longer feel irritated about Fan Page numbers.  In fact, I feel sheepish that I cared in the first place. In my personal life, I love Subway, but I am not a fan of Subway on Facebook.  I also could spend every moment at Target, but I am not their fan either. Additionally, at least twice a week my 15 year old cousin is suggesting I become a fan of something – she is a fan of 908 pages on Facebook.  The numbers truly don’t matter, neither do the posts – unless you are on Facebook to enhance your company’s search engine optimization!

Hello Technorati!

December 4, 2009

I learned about the coolest website today – technorati.com! Technorati is a website that enables you to search blog posts for specific people, products, events, etc.  Everyone has Google themselves, their company, a brand, a person, etc. before, but if you search for these things on Technorati it shows you all of the top blogs talking about these same topics. This is amazing, and so much more fun than Googling yourself, and something else. Technorati enables me to hear about people are saying right now about given topics.

For example, this morning I searched for “Lauren Johnson” on technorati and found out there is a 12 year old girl named Lauren Johnson that sneezes over 12,000 times per day! When searching for “Tiger Woods” I was able to read about how his mistress says he is “incredible in bed.” Or in political news, I am now aware that the UK’s Ministry of Defense closed their unit responsible for investigating UFO’s because the MOD claims “extra-terrestrials pose not threat to UK.”

Since getting into Social Media, I cannot get enough of blogs and blogging – I’m basically an addict. Thank you Starr Hall for introducing me to Technorati – you have made my blogging experience so much more fun!