Tag Archives: social media

Are the Dallas Cowboys REALLY “America’s Team”? Maybe not so much


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Everybody says that the Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Team”.

But are they? Are they really that?

Maybe it’s time to really find out, scientifically, once and for all. And to do that, we have to turn to the Internet for an answer:

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NFL Logo Map Custom Cotton 20*36 King Size Pillowcase
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How to identify Twitter TV Trends


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We all are watching TV with one eye on the big screen and one eye on the little one in our lap.

Especially when it comes to “event” programming, such as sporting events, award shows, or cult programming (Dr Who, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Dancing with the Stars) where you want to be part of the conversation immediately, watching TV while tweeting is almost de rigueur.

Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile
Social TV:
How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences
by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile
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Social Media is just like Chocolate and French Fries


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There’s an old adage about how french fries at the bottom of the McDonald’s bag always taste better than the french fries in the container.

Maybe that’s why FIVE GUYS loads up that fry bag with extra fries, because they know that the fries in the bag taste better than the fries in the cup.

It’s like BONUS FRIES! Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA IS JUST LIKE CHOCOLATE AND FRENCH FRIES

Marketers: How to reach Gen-Y consumers


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Millennials, Generation Y.

Whatever you call them, we’re still talking about people who were born roughly from 1982 – 2004.

And while 80’s music may not be what they consider classic, these are the consumers who would have the most disposable income to spend elsewhere, Dexy’s Midnight Runners be damned.

The Gen Y Handbook: Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
The Gen Y Handbook:
Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
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These 20 phrases practically guarantee Twitter retweets


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Getting retweeted on Twitter and having your message go viral can be a big thing for some people.

But did you know that there are specific words you can but into your Tweet that can practically guarantee that you’ll be retweeted?

Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread
Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread

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20 Photos We Wish You Stopped Sharing With Us


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Every morning, the first thing most people do when they wake up is fire up their smartphone and check their social media sites.

What happened in the world while we were asleep?

For some, it’s a way to catch up on the world news. For others, it’s a way to see what your friends are doing that you missed out on. FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – is a real disease, friends, and one that should be stopped in its tracks.

Camera Lens Filter
Camera Lens Filter

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How anonymous is your unlisted phone number?


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Quick show of hands: how many of you have an unlisted phone number?

Especially in today’s world of cellphones, the notion of a “phone book” that is printed on paper and delivered to your house is almost laughable.  People purposefully have their phone numbers listed in a phone book as part of being neighborly and accessible, but with the Do Not Call list and robocalls and other phone annoyances, more and more people are choosing to go off the grid (for personal or professional reasons).

With a cell phone, your number is pretty much already unlisted.  Nobody should be using your cell number unless you provided it to them.

And so what’s the big deal if someone had your number anyway?

How to Find Unlisted Phone Numbers (What you won't find in the phone book)
How to Find Unlisted Phone Numbers (What you won’t find in the phone book)

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A Social Media reminder from CNN


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As Santa takes his final moments today to check his list twice, to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice – it’s a perfect time to offer this friendly holiday reminder that we gleaned from CNN this week over the JUSTINE SACCO incident:

Naughty and Nice Santa Hats
Naughty and Nice Santa Hats

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Hotel guests prefer coffee over sex


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Even the worst hotels in the country offer two things in every hotel room: a bed, and a coffee pot.

Now, that’s not to say that the bed is going to be the cleanest or most comfortable, and the same can be said for the coffee pot’s cleanliness status.

But at least the coffee is typically available in a single-serve package that (one hopes) hasn’t been tampered with.

I Had Sex Today! Coffee Mug
I Had Sex Today! Coffee Mug

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The one piece of information you should never share on social media


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It’s time for Web Watch to get a little serious for a moment.  We just want to help you be a better social media user.

You can share photos of food, rant away about customers sitting next to you at a restaurant, or poke fun at the latest celebrity’s post-rehab hijinks.

But there is one item that you should avoid posting in social media at all costs.

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Facebook and other social media can make you sick


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How often do you check your Twitter feeds or Facebook account?

Do you check it once a day?  A few times a week?  Once or twice a month?

Or are you one of those people ADDICTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA to the point where your phone is in constant danger of running out of battery because you’re continually online and checking in with everyone you’ve ever known?

Continue reading FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA CAN MAKE YOU SICK

Top 9 Brands with the Largest Social Media Market Share


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If you’re a brand manager, one goal of your job is to ensure that you have an active Social Media presence.

Some companies do it well.  Some companies do it poorly.  Some companies are non-existent in the social space.   Those that do it well don’t necessarily need any more advice other than to keep doing what’s working.  Those that do it poorly need all the help that they can get.  And those that aren’t participating at all – well, maybe that’s okay for them. It depends on the industry and their products, we suppose. Continue reading TOP 9 BRANDS WITH THE LARGEST SOCIAL MEDIA MARKET SHARE

Best way to avoid cyberbullies? Stop using Facebook


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In today’s cruel Internet world, if you participate in social media at all then you’ve likely participated (in one way or another) in cyberbullying.

And Web Watch isn’t even talking about the overly mean, news-worthy levels of pure, unadulterated hatred that should never happen to anybody, at anytime, anywhere, ever.  Just posting angry messages about anonymous people with bad driving habits, or Instagramming photos of unusual hair styles or clothing choices — those also could be counted under the generic CYBERBULLY tag.

Web Watch was in a grocery store recently, when we saw a customer walking through the aisles with her hair stacked up on her head and a baseball cap perched precariously atop the towering threads. It was not a good look on her, nor would it be a good look on anybody.  Why a baseball cap instead of a hair wrap? We may never know the answer.  But she was confident in what she was wearing, and Web Watch applauds her for this.  Continue reading BEST WAY TO AVOID CYBERBULLIES? STOP USING FACEBOOK

Some kids are spoiled rotten. For them, Christmas Sucks


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Web Watch loves to participate in any gift-receiving holiday.  Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Arbor Day – you name it, if we’re pretty much guaranteed of getting a gift, we’ll embrace whatever holiday traditions we need to.

Yeah, getting too much stuff is never boring.   And as we’ve said previously, we had all our holiday shopping done in just a few hours, but we may have missed getting the Ultimate Christmas Gift for those we were handing out presents to.

Of course, if you followed the OFFICIAL WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE RULES, then you know that sometimes you may be the one who brought The Most Coveted Gift Of The Year, or have been left with a zonk.

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The best time to exercise is between 5pm – 7pm


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Are you like most people?

You get out of bed, slip on your running outfit (with nighttime reflectors, of course), and head out for an early-morning 5 mile run to shake out the cobwebs before you head home to shower and get ready for work?

If so, then you’re doing it wrong.

Continue reading THE BEST TIME TO EXERCISE IS BETWEEN 5PM — 7PM