The stats helper monkeys have been busy, said WordPress in an overnight email telling me about "Your 2013 in blogging," a concise analysis of this blog during the year as noted by the stats module in Jetpack, the uber-plugin utility for self-hosted WordPress sites. It's a concise portrayal of a range of metrics that are useful to know. For instance: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre … [Read more...] about The mutual value of the conversation
Archives for December 2013
The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on technology that will begin on December 31, 2013. Presenter Dan York explains... How can communicators best use new tools such as, say, Google+ Hangouts On Air to tell their stories in new ways or to reach new audiences? Are there tips and tricks they should be aware of? What is new in the latest release of WordPress? Why should someone in PR and marketing care about something like IPv6 or HTML5? I'm Dan York and since 2005 … [Read more...] about Introducing "FIR On Technology With Dan York"
FIR Podcast Network News: FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo debuted on Dec 26, Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester episode 4 posted on Dec 28, FIR on Technology with Dan York coming this week, more new shows in the works; the next episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report marks the start of our tenth year of FIR; Quick News: Why social media marketers need to follow the weather, everything you need to know about LinkedIn Endorsements, McDonald's axes employee-focused McResource site, … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #736: December 30, 2013
Here's a quick just-before-New-Year quiz - which one of these is the correct Twitter logo? I see them all over the web, especially the text one and the 't' image. None of them is correct. Today, there is only one official Twitter logo: Web designer and branding enthusiast Dustin Stout has a bee in his bonnet about correct and incorrect social media branding and logo usage and makes the obvious case for getting it right: [...] When I see someone use a social media logo that is … [Read more...] about Be cool with social media logos
The thumbs-down symbol to register dislike of something on Facebook has long been a wish expressed by quite a few people. That wish has come to fruition, sort of - there now is a dislike button but only as an add-on to Facebook Messenger, the social network's text-chat service. The fact that so many people talk about needing a method with which they can publicly voice their dislike of something in one click or tap illustrates one of the love-hate dilemmas that characterise what so many … [Read more...] about It’s all love and hate with Facebook
Recorded in 1972 as a protest song about the Vietnam War, the lyrics of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" resonate powerfully today, too, especially when set against the backdrop of the imagery in this YouTube video. So, this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear one The old and the young A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without … [Read more...] about Happy Christmas
FIR Podcast Network news: Debuts for 'Inside PR' and 'Thought Leadership' last week, 'FIR Presents Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo' will debut this week; Michael Procopio's interview with Oracle's Jill Rowley is up; Neville was the guest last week on 'AMP Up Your Social Media' with Glenn Gaudet; Quick News: WhatsApp now has over 400 million monthly users, the New York Times outlines its native advertising plans, why PSA Peugeot Citroen ordered 10,000 BlackBerry handsets, how to trend … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #735: December 23, 2013
The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on higher education that will begin on December 26, 2013. Presenter Kevin Anselmo explains... How can academics effectively promote their ideas to general audiences? What are the best ways to teach social media and public relations in the classroom? What is best practice for communicators and marketers within the world of higher education? How will MOOCs and new technology impact the industry? These are among the questions … [Read more...] about Introducing "FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo"