Mother's Day is just around the corner, and while every mom loves receiving macaroni crafts and handprint art from their kids, there’s a part of the social mom that yearns for something more … techy. So what do tech-savvy moms want for Mother’s Day? Here are 5 Tech gifts for the social mom on the go (Hint - print and leave this article out where it can be easily found by the gift-givers in your home): Verbatim’s Tuff-‘N’-Tiny – Who doesn’t need a good USB flash drive for ... Continue Reading
Mothers’ Day gifts don’t have to be boring or impersonal. Whether for work or for play, these tech-savvy gadgets are sure to be a hit.
The relationship that social media has with young girls can not be ignored. Although there are some positive effects, there are also some problematic issues that must be addressed.
Social media has changed how we communicate, learn, and share our lives with each other. From one vantage point, the emergence of social media has been a positive tool in our society. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to this medium. Anything good in the wrong hands can bring negativity, and in the wrong hands social media can cause harm to others, particularly young girls who are often the subject of cyber bullying. Where Did All the Happy Girls Go? Stanford University analyzed a ... Continue Reading
Manage your social media marketing with these top tools for automation.
Whether you’re blogging for fun, as a part-time side income, or as a full-time business - participating in social media can boost your efforts by helping more of your ideal readers find you. Unfortunately, many bloggers fear that using social media for marketing will consume too much of their time. Though there is some truth to the fear that social media can become very time-consuming if not properly managed … THERE IS AN EASIER WAY: There are many options and strategies that can be ... Continue Reading
Learn more about Pinterest and why you should be pinning.
Every now and again a new online craze seems to come out of nowhere and grab a hold of us. First it was Facebook and Myspace, then Twitter, and now we have Pinterest. Pinterest is more than just an online social media outlet - it is a virtual pin board that has turned into quite the phenomenon declaring Pin-aholics everywhere. (We even have boards set up for Social Moms). Pinterest gives you the ability to "pin" any and every photo/image you want, by saving and organizing all your favorites ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
O-MAMA, our SocialMoms blog of the week, covers political and social issues that impact moms and kids.
Congratulations to O-MAMA: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Politics has always been sort of ambiguous to me. I think I identify more with one party, but then their issues aren't in alignment with my views. It's hard to know what to think, who to support, and how to vote. Thank goodness for O-MAMA. O-MAMA’s mission is to engage America's moms in our country's most important conversations by using parenting analogies, instead of politics as usual, to discuss the news & events of ... Continue Reading
Learn more about today’s social moms and what’s important to women who are active in social media.
A few weeks back, SocialMoms.com and The Lipstick Economy conducted a survey of its members, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers. The goal was to learn more about what’s important to women who are active in social media: the tools they use, where they spend their time, how they view their social media activities, and what’s most important to them. In a finding that should shock nobody on SocialMoms.com, more than half of the moms surveyed -- 51% -- said a full night’s sleep was the ... Continue Reading
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... Continue Reading
Learn the best web tools for analyzing your blog and social media outreach.
There is tons of advice available out there for those new to blogging and social media – how to come up with post ideas, where to get free graphics, the top ten best things to do, the top ten mistakes everyone makes. But, whether you’re new to Blogland or a seasoned pro, we all end up with the same question: How am I doing? Some professions are easy to label successful or unsuccessful, but it's a bit more complicated with blogging. For many of us, a successful blogger is someone who has ... Continue Reading
Where can young kids go to not only build fine motor and mental skills but to have some fun within a safe online social community?
Let’s face it, kids can use Facebook to do many good things. However, it’s not for everyone, especially young kids who know how to use today’s technology but who do not meet the Facebook minimum user age requirement of 13. So, where can young kids go to not only build fine motor and mental skills but to have some fun within a safe online social community? One of the more established Internet destinations that I think that parents and kids will both find secure, educational, and ... Continue Reading