Kindergarteners Using Twitter
by Mary C Long
Much like anything else, you can find a chat focusing on Kindergarten on Twitter – like this one, #Kinderchat. And you can also find Kindergarten teachers on there, no doubt. But what if we told you that there are Kindergarteners on there as well? Yes, actual kindergarteners, but not individual five and six-year-olds, mind you, rather the class as a whole.
by Olivia Collins
Although the four years spent in high school may seem like a short span of time, the maturity difference between each grade can be drastic. With each year, the students come back with more experiences under their belt.
But social media is one experience where lessons learned "the hard way" can haunt students for years to come. Here are some social media dos and don'ts for each year…
by Will Viharo
Back in the golden age of pulp magazines, writers like Kenneth Robeson (real name: Lester Dent), author of the Doc Savage series, and Maxwell Grant (real name: Walter B. Gibson), author of The Shadow series, earned their livelihoods churning out original if formulaic novels month after month under their nom de plumes, while pursuing their “serious” literary careers in more prestigious markets.
While today’s ambitious indie novelists can’t be expected to keep up that breakneck pace, much less turn a reliably lucrative profit via literature in a multi-media-saturated 21st century, producing popular content under pseudonyms is one option for authors that want to broaden their audience while retaining the integrity of their “brand name.”
by Will Viharo
There are as many stories as people in the world. What connects them is the common human experience, which can give any single tale, whether fictional or true, mass appeal. What makes any story unique, no matter how old or familiar, is the individual perspective conveyed in a distinctive voice.
Authors who wish to reach as wide an audience as possible need to master the fine art of storytelling by bridging the personal with the universal.
There’s no single way to accomplish that. That fact only increases your chances of producing a classic novel, or even a bestseller, and maybe both.
The Palms Casino Resort is having a Twitter feud with Motley Crue’s lead singer, Vince Neil. After the singer bashed the Las Vegas hotel in some tweets, the hotel responded (via Twitter) with an eight-tweet response – each kind of saying the same thing over and over: We’re pretty bad at PR.
by Mary C Long
Publicists are big on creating and distributing press releases, but even the tightest social media press release is no match for a well-crafted 140 character tweet pushed out to the right people at the right time – and anyone can do it. Are publicists struggling to remain relevant as clients become more Twitter savvy?
3 SEO Myths Busted
by Alvaro Bellido, Guest Contributor
You have heard hundreds of stories around SEO and how it can make you rich in no time. You might have tried a few of them without getting any positive results. What are you doing wrong? Do these techniques actually work or are they just pure myths? Today, we'll uncover the real truth about 3 SEO Myths.