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Careers in communications / social justice

I'm going back to school for communications in the fall. I'd like to start gathering career ideas now so I know what to look for when I graduate and also so that I pick the right courses for my career path. When I went in to my undergrad in 2007, I had no idea of what I would do upon graduation. So, I'd like to gather some ideas now and tailor my course selection towards potential career options. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jul 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me keep from feeling like I'm on Big Brother.

I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

“Original” self-marketing ideas

I'm looking for original self-marketing ideas for a writer and/or a designer. Okay, social media is important: Design your own page, update it frequently and get your friends to like it and promote it to their friends. But I'm looking for those kinds of tips that you've read and thought to yourself "Well that's original!". Something on par with Nine Inch Nails'/H2DA/Radiohead's decision to give their music for free "lest they come to the unique live concert experience" marketing ploy. Have you ever come across a Seth Godin or a Malcolm Gladwell book (or anything else) and was struck by something interesting?
posted by omar.a on Dec 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Where should social media posts originate?

Greetings all, I work for a small company that provides educational services. We are quite active on social media in an attempt to increase traffic to our main website and push up our status on Google. We create various types of social media posts including memes and short videos. We currently post these directly onto the social media sites. My question is whether we could better serve our website by having them originate there (our main domain) and to then link to them on FB, twitter etc. Another idea is to embed the code from our Youtube channel onto our main webpage and to then link from social media. Would either of these have any impact on the traffic to our main page?
posted by tjabeijing on Dec 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Social Media Marketing

Traditional marketing says blanket your market with repetitious ads for the new people who haven't seen it. I have a project I want to promote and attract attention to. Although I won't send out a tweet or a post every minute, should I make repetitious posts on Social Media too? Is there a good balance?
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Language school in Beijing needs social media advice.

Please help. I work for a language school that teaches Mandarin Chinese to foreigners inside China. We specialize in one month intensive teaching for beginners. We want to increase our social media presence and have some (even though we do say so ourselves) excellent stand alone ideas to do this. They are educational free formats that allow people to study Chinese online in creative ways. We don't know the best way to present them though. Should they be 'onsite' options through our main webpage,or would they be better served as stand alone entities with their own page and an affiliation to our main company website? Any thoughts and shared best practice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by tjabeijing on Nov 4, 2013 - 1 answer

How to figure out which news story is trending the most at a given time?

Twitter and Tumblr feature trending or hot tags/news. But is there a way to find the most read/shared news story associated with a certain tag/news topic? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Do I need a second set of social media accounts?

I am about to launch a project that I think will get a lot of attention. I have personal/business social media accounts already, but do I need a second set of social media accounts just for this project to keep my personal/business ones from getting cluttered?
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 28, 2013 - 2 answers

Should I delete my LinkedIn profile?

Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? I currently have a low level, low wage job with the State government of the state I live in. I am looking for a new job that pays more anywhere in my town. I will be applying for a lot of jobs with the local state university. My friend recently got a really good job with the state university and when I asked her if she had a LinkedIn profile she told me she had never even heard of that site so she definitely did not need it. [more inside]
posted by Gmbee on Jul 14, 2013 - 13 answers

How to download text of Facebook posts and comments from a fan page

Mefites, can you help me come up with a quick and dirty way to download the text of all the comments and posts from a given Facebook Fan page? I'm trying to do a word cloud visualization of our Facebook presence. Thanks.
posted by trbrts on May 20, 2013 - 6 answers

How to do Social Media without being a Douchebag?

So, I've recently inherited the community and social media role for the company I work for. I'm hoping to use our social media presence to drive up engagement and get users to use our product (a niche-focused social network in the finance realm), but I want to do it without being a douchebag. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Expanding my horizons via Twitter

I recently discovered Commander Chris Hadfield's excellent Twitter stream, and would love suggestions for other great "tweeters" that I am currently missing out on. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Use TripAdvisor Facebook app or other FB travel app? Why?

Hello. I'm curious about why Facebook members use the TripAdvisor Facebook app and / or other FB travel applications. Can you tell me why you use them? Apparently, the TripAdvisor app has 32 million users inside Facebook every month. But what's so good about it, that it attracts such a large user-base? Thanks for reading.
posted by Speculatist on Jan 14, 2013 - 10 answers

i know you googled me, but i swear that isn't me throwing up gang signs or pitching for AAA baseball in Cincinnati.

i share a somewhat random name with a miscreant from the midwest. when i google my name, i get a mixed return of my stats and his; his being mostly juvenile youtube vids of him skateboarding and flipping off the camera. i KNOW employers in my field google search/research online profiles heavily. what to do? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Nov 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Theorizing Facebook

Could you point me in the direction of interesting scholarly work being done on social networking sites, especially Facebook? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 14, 2012 - 11 answers

How to charge acquaintances for domain name and social media help?

I want to offer to handle a few acquaintances' domain management and some basic social media presence stuff, as they've offered to pay me to do it. Can I just do things in my name and have them pay me directly? I am a complete newbie to being paid for this, and I just want to see if I should look into anything. [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Give Tweets a Chance

How the heck do I re-enable Twitter on my Facebook friend feed? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Sep 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Does Facebook publish photo upload statistics?

Does Facebook publish statistics? I'm specifically interested in statistics about photo uploads and camera metadata / popularity. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Social Media Monitoring

Please reccomend Social Media Monitoring software or services. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jul 20, 2012 - 3 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Mar 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Unpin me from Pinterest!

Knew it, shouldn't have indulged in the whim of this "pinterest" nonsense. I click "unlink" for Facebook, save, nothing happens. I get redirected to the main page, facebook photo and friendlinks intact. I get so frustrated I choose "delete account"....again, nothing happens. Redirected back to my main page, self's facebook photo serenely mocking me. [more inside]
posted by keasby on Feb 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me confidently add social media-er director-thing to my resume!

My boss has given me a weekly budget to run "social media" bonuses for our employees (finicky teenagers). Social media experts, any tips on how to make this project effective? Also ideas for bonuses/challenges very welcome and appreciated. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Oct 31, 2011 - 11 answers

I can't respond to your 3000 messages

TL;dr, I have a very clingy friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 - 24 answers

What to ask for as salary?

I'm in contention for a job as a social media marketing and advertising representative at a medium sized music hardware-related company. Basically, I haven't found a great idea of how much I should ask for as far as salary. Additionally, I don't know what else to ask for in this job as I've never held a salaried position in my life. [more inside]
posted by j0hn0b on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me become my organization's social media guru!

Help me become my organization's social media guru! [more inside]
posted by binocularfight on Jul 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Safety tips without pop-ups/unders

Please recommend good websites and blogs about computer/internet/social media security issues, someplace where I can find out about the latest scams, phishing attempts, malware, etc. I don't really like Snopes, due to the pop-under ads (what is up with that, anyway?). Thank you.
posted by SillyShepherd on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

How to push an iPhone app?

My company iPhone app is now live. What do I need to make sure I don't forget when it comes to getting the right people to know about it? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Jan 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Know of any social media marketing companies...

I am currently looking for companies, viral social media marketing firms who have clients in the entertainment industry or similar to the ones on the company's clients page. I need mefite help....anyone know any?
posted by likeapen on Jan 27, 2011 - 1 answer

Help finding or coining a term

A colleague and I are writing a book chapter on social media, and we have been unable to find or make up terms for one distinction we would like to make. What is a good, compact term for 'information that is endorsed or supported by a credentialed expert on the subject or is agreed to be true by a community of experts'? [more inside]
posted by amberwb on Jan 21, 2011 - 25 answers

FaceFilter

How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Suggestions of non-English online communities which are Metafilter-esque?

I'm doing an online community + linguistics project. What sites in non-English languages are like Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by honest knave on Jan 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Into the Void of Social Media

Social Media Groupies: I need ideas and input for implementing a process for creating and maintaining content for a fundraiser. [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Sep 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Stuck in early 2000 web experience. Need 2010 web training in Chicago

Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Sep 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Questions about creating a modern web/graphic design portfolio

Some questions about creating a modern (online) web/graphic design portfolio... [more inside]
posted by foxy on Aug 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Please help me tidy up my internet

What's the best way to manage multiple social media streams? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 21, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm learning how to make an app for that.

Hey you fancy phone app developers... how do you usually charge when you're doing an app for a licensor? What's standard? What kinds of contracts and stipulations do you sign? What kinds of fee structure? And what are the things a SMART licensor should really know and pay attention to along the road while building a new app for the public? (I hope these questions make sense.) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 2, 2010 - 8 answers

I want you for social media

Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to learn about marketing on the web — the right way.

I am interested in learning more about legitimate old-school marketing applied to the web, including how it relates to SEO, web analytics, usability testing, email campaigns, social media, etc. I'm looking for books and other resources to help me learn the basics of both technology and philosophy. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on May 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Old Friends Old Flames

Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
posted by elis on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Josh Harris strongly believes that the Technological Singularity will be reached and the human being will cease to be an individual, while the machine becomes the new king of the jungle.

Is Josh Harris a media stunt? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

What do I charge for managing social media?

What do I charge for managing social media? [more inside]
posted by notcreative on Apr 14, 2010 - 3 answers

How to find specific companies by industry in a foreign country.

How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
posted by AJtheadguy on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Best resources for digital marketing info?

Digital marketing filter. So what resources other than the obvious (mashable, etc) should I be reading in my position as digital marketing mgr for a consumer brand? Books, websites, podcasts - everything is welcomed.
posted by UMDirector on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Name that campaign - innovation + social media

Name that campaign! Need help finding an inspiring name for an internal/staff campaign that encompasses innovation + social media use... [more inside]
posted by latch24 on Oct 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Studying the rise of social websites?

I am keenly interested in the social aspects and pervasive expansion of sites like Facebook. [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

When friends use social media badly

I have a friend who just discovered new social media and he has no boundaries. How can I tell him to back off without hurting his feelings? [more inside]
posted by micawber on Apr 20, 2009 - 40 answers

Business card 2.0?

I need new business cards! In addition to my day job, I also am affiliated with several organizations and I am one of those hyper connected social media jerks who twitter, facebook, flickr and all that crap. I have my own domain name which is my full name .com My question is, how can I make one business card that can fill in for ALL of my organizations AND connect people to my social media profiles, perhaps integrating with info on a website, yet still be professional looking enough to hand out at conferences and the like without being self conscious? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Social Media Retail filter: Amazon Twitter Facebook mashup... does such a thing exist?

Social Media Retail filter: I'm trying to find examples of "best in show" social retail sites. Think "Facebook" meets "hot or not" but for rating apparel and house/home goods (for example). Bonus points if they offer the ability to follow particular users that have a good eye for style/trends that you find appealing, similar functionality to how you follow a user's feed on Twitter. [more inside]
posted by xotis on Feb 9, 2009 - 4 answers

In search of marketing case studies: Traditional vs. New Media

I'm trying to locate a couple of case studies that speak to old school traditional marketing versus the benefits of new media and integrated marketing campaigns ... especially online marketing. Googling has left me wanting, does anyone know of any such case studies available online?
posted by wmeredith on May 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Social Entreprenuership in Print

What are some good books and magazines related to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the Fourth Sector? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2007 - 4 answers

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