“What if you tweet and no one tweets back?”
Well, didn’t we all think that when we opened up our Twitter accounts for the first time? Or our Facebook, Pinterest or Tumbler accounts? It’s so, so sad when we click on our Twitter “connect” buttons and have no new responses. (It probably means we have to step up our game; ie, connect with people more.)
I don’t think former President Bill Clinton REALLY has to worry about no one tweeting him back. On the other hand, I don’t think he’s actually planning to start tweeting any time soon. @PrezBillyJeff is the Twitter handle Stephen Colbert gave Clinton, presenting it to the former president during an interview on Stephen’s show.
He’s got over 100,000 followers already and he’s only followed ONE person. Oh, Bill, you’re not insecure. You’re not fooling anyone!
This article is the ninth in a series of 26 posts about social media for the month of April called “Blogging from A to Z,” an idea first suggested by Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out.
This story isn’t so much about social media, but about using social media to share heartwarming stories as well as bad news. I found this on a blog that I used to enjoy a lot but had gotten away from, The Consumerist. In recent years I’d felt they were getting too petty about customer service complaints.
Anyway, that’s really got nothing to do with this April 9 story, in which a “blonde lady” (allegedly) stole an iPad from a child with Down Syndrome while his mother was shopping nearby. The store’s security cameras didn’t catch anything, so they were unable to located the perpetrator.
The heartwarming part of the story is that the employees got together to help. ”… the store director presented them with a new iPad to replace the stolen one. The family were regulars at the store, and staff got together to purchase it as a gift.”
This article is the eighth in a series of 26 posts about social media for the month of April called “Blogging from A to Z,” an idea first suggested by Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out.
As stated earlier this month, I’m signed up for an April blogging challenge, “Blogging A-to-Z.” Because I have an interest in social media, I chose that as my theme rather than books or writing—I felt it would be a little more of a challenge and might take me in some new directions. Info about the challenge can be found here, or by clicking the A-to-Z icon on the left. It was created by Arlee Bird, a writer from Los Angeles whose blog is called “Tossing it Out.”
What’s my A? Amazon purchasing GoodReads? Maybe … though that might require reading a little more about the deal than I know right now. At the moment I don’t feel passionate about it one way or another, although I do feel disheartened at how large Amazon (and just a handful of other companies) are getting. I have some other ideas beyond Amazon, though. Stay tuned.