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Monthly Archives: June 2013

I’m sure you’ve heard the tale of the “Elephant and the Blind Men.”  It’s a simple story of six blind men being led to an elephant and describing their encounters.The first one touched the leg and said the elephant is pillar, the second touched his tail and said the elephant is a rope, the third the branch of a tree after touching his trunk, the fourth thought the elephant was a fan after feeling his ear … and you get [...]

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How many times have you driven down the road depending solely on your GPS only to make a wrong turn. You’re immediately warned by the voice on the system that she is recalculating and that you need to go in a different direction.

If your goal is to take your personal brand global, there are some things you should and shouldn’t be doing.

You already know how important it is to build your brand equity.  But can you tell whether you’re doing [...]

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If The Social Media Platform Fits….

by Nikki Woods on Friday, June 21, 2013

I once over heard an 8-year-old boy shopping for shoes with his mom.  When the salesman came out with a bright blue pair of running shoes in his size, he looked up at him and asked, “are they fast?”

Choosing the social media platform that’s best for you is almost like deciding on a pair of athletic shoes. Before making a purchase we have to decide whether they’ll be used for walking, running, or maybe they’re for a particular sport or [...]

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In 2008, the Obama Presidential Campaign made history in more ways than one. Not only was he the first African American to be elected president, he also was the first presidential candidate to shrewdly use social media as part of his campaign strategy.

Back then, using Twitter and Facebook was thinking outside of the box. By 2012, there were lots more media tools and Pew Research showed that 66 percent of social media users actively engaged in political activism on line.

Even [...]

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MYSPACE: Don’t Call It A Comeback …

by Nikki Woods on Monday, June 17, 2013

Someone once said it’s not who does it first, it’s who does it better is what really counts.

Back in 2003 when crime drama the Wire was a primetime hit and the Hokey Pokey Elmo was hot, social media was invented in the form of MySpace. Myspace wasn’t really the first, there was also Friendster, Xanga and Beboe, but come on.

The appeal of My Space, “ A Place for Friends,” was that it gave users a sense of ownership.  From 2005 [...]

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A Special Message For the Fathers Who Earned the Title

by Nikki Woods on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father’s Day is Sunday, and the jokes, dissing, and pity party for dads who aren’t expecting anything from their kids and spouses have already begun. Well, let me say for the record, I’m not wit’ them. I look forward, not only to honoring my daddy and all the millions of good ones like him, but to use this forum to tell the haters it’s time to stop.

I am a huge Daddy’s Girl and I’m not [...]

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Students, Job Seekers and Social Media Guidelines!

by Nikki Woods on Friday, June 14, 2013

I found this awesome social media graphic about the role of social media in managing educational and professional relationships.

Fav tip: Never post work complaints online.
 

Compiled By: OnlineDegrees.org

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Facebook Finally Gets Clickable Hashtag

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Social media’s beloved hashtag is finally coming to Facebook.

While many users are already using hashtags on the site, they served no purpose until Wednesday, when Facebook announced in a blog post that they will be clickable and searchable.

“When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic,” wrote Greg Lindley, Facebook’s product manager.

The feature will allow users to join in on conversations like [...]

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7 Keys To Turning Online Hook Ups Into Long-Term Love!

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upwards of 40 million people are looking for love via the internet so it surprises me that I still run across single people wanting to be in relationships but are leery about dating online. 

If you’re one of those, this news might change your mind.

A new study finds that, not only do one in three Americans meet their spouses online BUT those marriages are more satisfying and less likely to end in divorce than marriages that begin the traditional way.  

The [...]

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Man or Child: Which One Are You in Bed With?

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Somewhere God and Mother Nature are cracking up.  I mean, a day doesn’t go by without us getting another piece of evidence that proves just how challenging it is to maintain a successful male/female relationship.  As black women, the numbers already are working against us if we’re hoping to find a single, black man.

And now this:

New research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK to mark the launch of a new show has pinpointed the exact age that boys [...]

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