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Quit Facebook Day!! May 18, 2010

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May 31st is the big day! And it’s not just Memorial Day. On May 31st we are supposed to be boycotting Facebook. It’s Quit Facebook Day! And thus far 5,496 are committed to quit Facebook. I know this might be a shock for all you die-hard Facebook lovers, for me not so much, and your first thought is why! It’s the privacy issue. The lack of intent and respect that Facebook has for our data. They give us no option on how they use our personal data. Meaning: they can sell or dispense our information to any company that gives them a dollar!

Your probably thinking, “so what?!” A few people quitting Facebook isn’t such a big deal. But it’s actually more than a few people. Many web industry leaders are also quitting Facebook and finding new alternatives to communicate to people. Check out who and what their saying: More Web Industry Leaders Quit Facebook, Call For Open Alternative

Honestly, I don’t know if I would quit Facebook, even though I don’t like it very much. I’m still on MySpace. I don’t use it very often but as someone in the Social Media field I feel that its necessary to be apart of as many mediums as you can manage. But I’ll keep you posted as to whether I’ll quit Facebook, it’s just that I have so many family members on there. So I’ll see what I’ll do.

For more info check out: Quit Facebook Day


Vlog/Vloggers May 16, 2010

Vlogging is a new trend in the social media world, and its taking off. “A vlog is a video log – a video record, or journal, or progress report.” The term vlog stems from it’s origins from the term blog. For a further and more in depth define click here:  What is a Vlog?

Vlogging is transforming the way some companies are doing business, especially in house business. They are being used for executive speeches, memos, and presentations.

If you choose to make your own vlog make sure that your speech is clear and concise. Depending on what your vlog is about, you should be mindful of your background and background noise. Also, remember to make it entertaining. No one, including myself, wants to watch a boring vlog or any type of video.

Here are some more tips on how to create a Vlog: “How to make your 1st Vlog.”


A million hits on YouTube May 3, 2010

Not true for me, but there is a way. People that participate in video sharing wanna know what they can do to get more video views. The answer is TAGS. Tags are keywords that describe a video. Tags are the most important part of getting people to watch your video.

1.You have to tag and categorize all your video clips.

2.Choose the category for your video clip carefully. Start by looking at how popular video clips in your category have been tagged and consider using some of the same tags.  They probably worked for the popular clips and they’ll work for you, too.

Example of Keywords : a surfing video might be tagged with “surfing,” “water,” and “waves.”  Users who enjoy watching surfing videos can then search for any of those terms and the video associated with these tags will show up in their search results.

Here’s some friendly and very funny advice. How to get more Video views – Featuring Megan Fox (AdoptaFeature Tags)


YOUtube: Broadcast YOURself May 2, 2010

YouTube, we all use it. It has turned into the best source for just about everything. For those of you who have never heard of YouTube, it’s a video sharing website. How To Make a Video for YouTube : What Is YouTube? YouTube was founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees. Three months after the site launched it had reached 4.2 million views. In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion. So if you have a google account you now can use the same info to sign in to YouTube. Which will instantly create your YouTube account.

Just about any and everyone can share, upload, or view videos on YouTube. You can literally type in just about anything and I bet there’s a video on YouTube for it. For example : I typed in “green man in a suit” this is what came up My Greenman Suit Dance. And that’s the beauty of YouTube.