Pinterest: From social site to promotion and profit

You may have heard me talk about Pinterest before. When I first posted about the “virtual pin board” back in February, I was sort of a newbie. Now, I’m a full-blown addict. And I’m not really ashamed. Enough about my addiction. What I want to talk about is how bloggers and businesses can use PinterestContinue reading “Pinterest: From social site to promotion and profit”

President Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

In my late-night insomnia, I switched on NBC at 12:35 a.m. this morning to watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, one of my favorite shows ever. Jimmy was doing his show from UNC Chapel Hill and President Barack Obama was the guest. It was surreal watching the president on a non-news talk show, and itContinue reading “President Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

The Sims Social provides my first home

At 21 years old, I, Emilee Lindner, am a homeowner. But not in the sense of the American Dream. You see, my house is on the Sims Social, and I bought it for 33,000 Simoleons. The Sims Social game on Facebook has 18.2 million monthly users, and it is one of the many platforms usersContinue reading “The Sims Social provides my first home”

Is Facebook sexist? and Go Bonnies!

Hooray! The Lady Bonnies made it to the Sweet 16! St. Bonaventure (that’s my school) beat Marist 66-63 yesterday and they’re now moving on to play Notre Dame. I went to the Rathskeller (on-campus bar) last night to watch the game with other students and faculty, and there were a lot of media there. AsContinue reading “Is Facebook sexist? and Go Bonnies!”

Pinterest prevents piracy … or tries to

Pinterest. Ahhh. I don’t use it that often, but when I do, I’m pinning for an hour. When researching for this post, I found myself abandoning my work to follow new boards and make a few of my own. (Here’s my account, if you’re interested. I’m not as established as others, but that’s OK.) Pinterest isContinue reading “Pinterest prevents piracy … or tries to”

Should Republican candidates become masters of social media?

I just finished reading an article in the Huffington Post about how the next leader of our country should have a complete social media strategy. Author Daniel Burrus explains that President Obama used to social media to “gain momentum and the votes he needed,” and that Republican candidates should do the same. For the mostContinue reading “Should Republican candidates become masters of social media?”

Can Twitter determine the Super Bowl’s winner?

Do you know who will claim victorious in the Super Bowl this Sunday? I sure don’t, and I don’t think anyone can know before the game. But some are say differently. Brook Miller from MotiveQuest, a social media research firm, told Fox News Chicago that the champions can be determined by social media. In conferenceContinue reading “Can Twitter determine the Super Bowl’s winner?”

Leveraging the power of the crowd

I’ve been following Wendy’s for a few months now. I like its public relations and marketing. I had written about the fast-food company in my Public Relations course last semester, and now they’re returning for a blog post for my Digital and Social Media course! In class last Wednesday, we discussed crowdsourcing: when a company takesContinue reading “Leveraging the power of the crowd”

Five days without Facebook

Every morning, I wake up, shower and sit down to my computer with a bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat. I open three tabs in Google Chrome – Email, The Weather Channel’s website and Facebook. So naturally, when I decided to go five days with Facebook, it altered my morning routine. When my professor suggested theContinue reading “Five days without Facebook”