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Best Practices and Howto for a Twitter Hashtag Chat

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Hashtag chats on Twitter are one of the best ways to meet new people, learn new things (it’s a very dynamic form of crowd-sourcing!), share your experience and build your expertise. They can be a bit overwhelming though until you get a handle on them, so here is a cheat sheet to help you jump in the first time as a pro!…

Join Social Media Club on Maui for Google Analytics Program

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Since I moved to Maui a year ago, I have been fortunate to be on Oahu for several of the Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) chapter events. The downside is that I haven’t gotten the SMCHI ball rolling very well here on Maui. With the assistance of the Maui Economic Development Board, that is changing! Since it began offering public meetings almost…

How to Contribute to an Open Playlist on Spotify

My colleague and brilliant marketer, Tara Coomans, created an open playlist on the music sharing service Spotify, and has invited anyone to help beef up the party mix for our annual Hawaii Social Media Year in Review partee. Yes, of course you are invited! But about the Spotify Playlist: Great idea! I thought. But it is easier said than done. So here…

Learning via the Social Media Game

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game, an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. I’ve updated it and added 12 more “tools” – and am still…

Non-Techie Guide to Social Media

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Here are links and handouts for two of my recent speaking opportunities. I used the same bones of the presentation though one is geared to businesses and the other is geared to volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Both are targeted to the newbies who are thinking about social media use. I am offering them both in this one post. Please enjoy all the…

A Social Media Tutorial with LinkedIn

Sometimes the synchronicities are too much to ignore, so today’s post is about recurring instances of a brand name. That is the spiritual undertone for how the internet follows memes of words and vibrations too. Here are the three learning points: * SocMed 101: What can you share that will enable others to talk about you? * SocMed 202: Good manners have…