The Pen versus The Keyboard

While it is sometimes hard to believe, it wasn’t so long ago that the source of people’s opinions on things was drafted in physical letters where they put pen to paper, then mailed to the editor of a publication. You had to feel very strongly about the situation to sit down and spend the timeContinue reading “The Pen versus The Keyboard”

How Do I Communicate When it’s Dark?

If there is anything we can learn from the Facebook outage, it’s we can’t rely on only one (or in this case, three) forms of communication. Social Media is more than just Facebook and Instagram. When Facebook (and its partners Instagram and WhatsApp) on Monday, October 4, social media managers everywhere breathed a sigh ofContinue reading “How Do I Communicate When it’s Dark?”

It’s No Joke: Brands Beware the April Fools Trickery

A few years ago, I got this wild idea of creating a funny post on my work Facebook page. At the time, I was still doing social media for the Sheriff’s Office and we were trying to find ways to make sure people were being smart during the holidays and staying safe. I had justContinue reading “It’s No Joke: Brands Beware the April Fools Trickery”

Is Free Speech Really Free?

This bill effectively censors your individual speech to law enforcement. What would be next? What you could say to the Mayor? Congressmen and women? Your neighbor? What if they make it so you can’t speak at all when you leave your house? This might sound like an exaggeration but at the rate, things are going… one can never be too sure what will happen. 

Size Matters! Image Sizes for 2021

In the social media world, image size matters. If anything is going to catch a user’s eye while they are doom scrolling, it’s going to be a snappy image. Who wouldn’t want to stop and look at that photo of the adorable puppy, smiling and playing in the kiddie pool? And as a content creator,Continue reading “Size Matters! Image Sizes for 2021”

What’s In My Media ‘Go’ Bag

I was preparing for Hurricane Irma and taking into consideration the things I learned from Hurricane Matthew, I made sure that I had a laptop from the agency so I could have access to SJSO materials freely. I was also handed a MiFi internet box as well. I put it in my media bag alongContinue reading “What’s In My Media ‘Go’ Bag”

Social Media and Common Sense

I don’t know when common sense became not so common. Perhaps it was lost when people starting using the whole “first amendment rights” to validate the really hurtful and negative things they say. Maybe it happened when we started teaching an entire generation that they don’t need to take responsibility for themselves and that theyContinue reading “Social Media and Common Sense”