Famous folksSocial Media

About Twitter, Elon Musk and the Mirage of Rich, White Men

Elon Musk is now the CEO of Twitter, and all hell has broken loose. In a week, he’s fired over 3,700 employees and is beginning an $8/month plan that will allow anyone to have a verified checkmark. And those who are already verified but don’t pay will lose their blue …

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BusinessMy LifeSocial Media

True Confessions of a CEO (I’m Tired!)

Here’s a REAL confession: I don’t enjoy being CEO of my company. Running a business is HARD. I know LLC Twitter and the boss babes and mindset moguls of Instagram make it seem like it’s vacays and zeros in bank accounts, but it’s EXHAUSTING. Team building, endless decisions, operating outside …

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The Stages of Social Media Grief – BONUS Episode 10 of Rants & Randomness

We originally intended to air a regular episode of Rants & Randomness this week, with the feel goods and the rant and spotlight and interview, but I decided to scrap that plan. Too much weighing on my spirit. In the wake of the horrible helicopter crash that took the lives …

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Do Better: Social Media Etiquette – BONUS Episode 3 of Rants & Randomness

My peoples, welcome back to Rants and Randomness! This week, we’re taking a closer look at social media etiquette for businesses. Everyone has a story to tell, and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter make it easy for us to share our experiences with millions of people. But …

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Social Media

I’m “I Had a Xanga Blog” Social Media Years Old

Sometimes it’s fun to reminisce about the good ol’ days of social media and being online. You know? Before we realized the people who created it are basically Voldemort, planning world domination with our data. Young folks today don’t even know how much things have changed in such a short …

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CultureSocial Media

Snapchat is Weird and This Bob Marley Filter is Daft

Sometimes, I feel all old and cantankerous, because even as a digital strategist, I’ve resisted Snapchat for a while. I signed on early on and never really liked it. It was like Google Wave (remember that?) for me. You get on Snapchat and post video or pics of moments in …

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CultureSocial MediaTV and Movies

Sounds Like James Franco is Columbussing Zola’s Story (UPDATE: Zola is Involved)

Remember the chaos-filled story that a stripped named Zola tweeted (read: Lessons from Zola’s Story: The Great Saga of Trapping and Mayhem)? Of course you do. The epic tale took us all by storm and the internet spent like a week talking about it, which by today’s standards is a long time …

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Social Media

#ThanksgivingClapback Hashtag is the Hilarity You Need Right Now

There’s so much turmoil and chaos happening right now in the world. It’s been on DIS TEW MUCH levels for weeks, and the release of the LaQuan McDonald execution video took it over the edge. What Twitter does very well in times like this is serve as a distraction. This …

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#NigeriansAtHogwarts Hashtag Is Brilliance and Hilarity You Need

I don die. Seriously. I logged on to Twitter and was told to check out the #NigeriansAtHogwarts hashtag. I have spent the last hour in TEARS laughing at the shenanigans. I am a PROUD Potterhead and super fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and I am unashamed of my …

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Famous folksSocial Media

Because Cheryl Lynn Got Blocked By Anita Baker on Twitter

Last night, Cheryl Lynn took to Twitter to let us all know about how she’s been hurt by her old friend, Anita Baker, who has blocked her on Twitter. Two R&B aunties from days of yore. Let’s be clear. I do not call what happened a beef. One person tweeting …

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