• Social Media Friends Connect At Marquee Costa Mesa

    Just a few years ago when social media was this thing people were still trying out, a group of people who met through social media though “Why don’t we help others get connected as well?” And thus was born Connect OC and many friendships. I wasn’t part of the organizing group myself but I consider myself lucky to call them and many others I met through social media, my good friends. So when the invitation for a Connect OC event in Costa Mesa came my way, I made sure I’d be there. Partnering with the Marquee Costa Mesa (located at Harbor and Adams Aves.), the event turned out to be…

  • SocialBling.com Founder talks about getting started in Social Media

    Last week I attended a Social Media Lunch and Learn Session at Zov’s Bistro in Tustin, Ca. After the session and all the delicious food, I interviewed Stephanie Michele. Here is part of the interview, which I edited and produced for Zovs Bistro. Later I will post more about what Stephanie had to say. Basically, she equated Social Media with a Relationship! And I must say it was a perfect analogy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj-DXi5S-b4&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b]

  • HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success

    Ah yes, summer is knocking at our doors and I’m not even halfway done with Spring Cleaning in real life! Thankfully, my online world is a little more organized – thanks to articles like this one. Excerpt: “Managing your online network is critical, whether you’re looking for a job, trying to advance in your career, or you’re starting a business. Think of the Internet as a global talent pool that has more contact information than the White Pages. In fact, 80 percent of available jobs are never even advertised, with more than half of all employees finding their jobs through networking, according to BH Careers International.” Continue reading. HOW TO:…

  • Advertisers flocking to Facebook quadruple from last year | VentureBeat

    So much for Quitting Facebook.  Geez, I remember when the only reason to be on Facebook was to make friends, communicate with faraway friends/family and reconnect with old school chums. Of course, when I had first heard of social networking -it was Friendster (back in 2002) – and I thought it was some kind of dating site (which I suppose it could be or probably is to some) then came MySpace (2003).  The social networking landscape is ever-changing. Who knows what’s next. Advertisers flocking to Facebook quadruple from last year | VentureBeat.

  • 5 tips for hiring the right social media manager – iMediaConnection.com

    “Alright, I’ll admit – I am a ninja. I called myself that thinking it was different and perfectly described a lot of my virtual assistant work. You know, like a ninja works in the shadows. So the term is still on my profile because it makes some people smile. Especially people who aren’t involved in social media. I suppose, in a way, it’s like being called a Mom Blogger, a term that makes some people (mostly mom bloggers) cringe. But there you have it, I’m a mom blogger AND a ninja. It is what it is. But seriously, I believe social media is part of today’s reality. It isn’t about…

  • Social Networking Explained

    You’ve heard the buzz about social networking but don’t quite get it. You’ve also heard it before that isn’t so much what you know as who you know. Although personally, I think that what you know matters and who knows what you know matters even more. Simply put, you can definitely use social networking to advertise your product, make friends, get a job, find a service and perhaps most important – make connections in the real world. The guys at Common Craft explain Social Networking in plain English. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc]