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Periscope: Social Media in Real Time

By | 2017-05-23T20:22:44+00:00 April 17, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Have you used Periscope? It's a relatively new app that lets you "broadcast" (their term) what's going on in your world. It's real time, and your followers can indicate that they like your video by touching the screen, which produces tiny hearts that flow up from the bottom of the screen.

A New Chapter

By | 2017-05-23T20:22:53+00:00 March 7, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

For the past three-and-a-half years, I've worked part-time in marketing for Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies (MCUTS). As MCUTS is a small nonprofit, marketing included a wide range of responsibilities — maintaining the website,  managing online advertising and social media, overseeing design projects, and writing ad copy, grants, and everything in between. The variety of work kept me [...]

Yik Yak: What Parents Need to Know

By | 2017-05-23T20:23:25+00:00 January 30, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

If you have kids or grandkids in high school or college, chances are they’ve heard of this mobile app. Yik Yak allows users to post anonymous statuses and search by location — so you’ll see posts from anyone in your area, about a one-and-a-half-mile radius. Be prepared if you’re going to play around with it — much [...]

GiveCamp: Why Not?

By | 2016-07-27T19:12:02+00:00 February 10, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Friday Night GiveCamp Memphis got off to a great start tonight, with yums from Moe's and enthusiastic volunteers and nonprofits. It's one of my favorite weekends of the year. This year's event is being held at Cowork Memphis, a new coworking space in the Cooper-Young area that is rapidly gaining popularity as a great place [...]

IFTTT (If This, Then That): Your Personal Geek

By | 2016-07-27T19:34:50+00:00 June 25, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

If You're Not Using IFTTT, Then You Should Be If this, then that (IFTTT) is one of my favorite services on the Internet. It's like having an uber-geeky personal assistant you don't have to pay. Let's say, for example, that you'd like to be alerted any time the temperature in International Falls, Minnesota falls below [...]

The Latest Technology — Through the Years

By | 2016-07-27T19:36:20+00:00 June 1, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I'm a sucker for the technology, even when it's analog. Here's a look at the latest technology through the years. 1980s: DayTimer I was one of DayTimer's best customers. It started in the mid-80s. It was the calendar/organizer I'd been looking for all my life. I started with the pocket size, then progressed to a [...]

Words, Pictures & Pixels

By | 2016-07-27T19:19:35+00:00 May 7, 2012|Categories: Blog, Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

I'm excited about this weekend's TechCampMemphis. It's an event for those interested in technology and those who want to learn more. There are sessions on everything from basic blogging and social media to content creation and curation, to highly technical programmy stuff with lots of initials I wish I understood. I'm doing a session called [...]

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