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
Learn more about today’s social moms and what’s important to women who are active in social media.
Our friends at Nature’s Path Granola Bars asked us to find a few SocialMoms who’d be interested in crafting a music video. Check out one of our favorites!
Our friends at Nature's Path Granola Bars asked us to find a few SocialMoms who'd be interested in crafting a music video to celebrate their line of organic granola bars with "flavors that make your mouth sing." We were so impressed with your creativity and musical talent that we decided to showcase one of our favorite videos and invite you to watch, enjoy, and leave a comment below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhKryCGHkzQ&feature=socialmoms This video was produced by the talented ... Continue Reading
Learn how to plan for, build, and cultivate your Twitter following.
Like other social media tools, acquiring and retaining Twitter followers requires a strategy and ongoing effort. When you start a garden you need to first plan your patch and then sow your seeds to eventually produce plants and produce. The same goes for growing your Twitter presence. You need to plan, evaluate your goals, and plant your seeds of effort. Once your garden of Twitter followers germinates and grows, remember not to neglect it. Here’s How: Establishing Your ... Continue Reading
Google+ is now available to all users. If you’re new to the social media service, check out our Google+ Guide.
Some people jumped in early on the beta version of Google+ and have had time to play around. Others did not get an early invite from their friends and have been waiting for Google+ to open to the masses. That time is now. Google+ is now to the public. When I first got my hands on it, I wrote a post about my first impressions. And since then I've put together this handy guide to Google+ With more users being added as we type, now is a good time to cover the basics. When you get on Google+ ... Continue Reading
With f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements and innovations.
With its annual developers conference, f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements that are sure to capture the attention of fellow industry giants: Google, Twitter and Blackberry. In the past week, Facebook has released several major innovations, positioning the company to become more than just another website on the internet. To help you stay up-to-date on these social media changes, here are some of the news items that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook 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
Use the Internet to get the same travel deals and savings as the locals, no matter how near or far your destination.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a best friend in every top travel vacation destination? Someone who could take you to their favorite places, the ones that never make it in to a guidebook so you could travel like a local? The Internet can connect you with local flavor before your trip and after you arrive so you can act like a local, no matter where you are headed. Here are a few places you can look to find the best deals, restaurants, and attractions. Newspapers The local paper has ... Continue Reading
Hacker group Anonymous threatens to take down Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011, alleging Facebook shares private data with governments and privacy controls are lacking
The hacker group known as Anonymous posted a video today, promising to destroy Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011. The group said the purpose of the attack is to revolt against Facebook allegedly selling or sharing information with governments, and the lax privacy controls Facebook offers consumers. The group has claimed responsibility for successful attacks against Visa, PayPal, Bank of America and a host of governmental agencies around the world. The group denied responsibility for the recent ... Continue Reading
Learn about resources available for you and your teen to harness everything Facebook has to offer, safely, as it becomes an inevitable part of their lives.
A quick Google search confirms my suspicions. All the dangers of Facebook for kids – everything from cyber bullying to sexual predators to misbehavior that can impact a child’s college admissions to a host of other issues – do indeed exist and there is already a wealth of information on the Internet that addresses these challenges. A similar search, one that seeks what is good for teens about the world’s most successful social network, comes back with far less information and ... Continue Reading