New Media

I’m sure most of you are familiar with LinkedIn by now; even if you have yet to join at least you’ve most likely heard about it. LinkedIn has become one of the top three social media networks among Twitter and FaceBook and is the world’s largest online professional network. It’s a great tool for creating, .. read more

Daily-deals sites multiplying rapidly… I’m fine with it

I’m a big fan of Groupon. And Living Social. While I’ve never purchased any of the deals from either of these sites, I get excited every time I see the emails in my inbox. There’s always the slight possibility that something I can’t live without will jump in front of my face and I won’t .. read more

We can now acknowledge “mankinis”

After my post about the addition of LOML and POS (meaning Parent Over Shoulder, not what you probably thought) to the official AP style book, I bring another announcement that should spark a few chuckles from our readers. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has been released, and as far as I’m .. read more

AP Stylebook says I can now write “website” instead of “Web site”

The Associated Press Stylebook recently released its new social media guidelines… 42, to be exact. Now, we can separate “smart phone” as two words, and legally use fan, friend and follow as both nouns and verbs. My personal favorite, though, is the official change from “Web site” to “website.” When I worked at the Hickory .. read more

Email’s Subliminal Branding Messages – What’s Your Domain Saying About You?

Have you seen The Oatmeal sketch on what your email address says about you? (In fair disclosure I have both my own domain and an old Gmail account). Turns out that cartoon is not too far from the truth according to a new survey by Visible Logic. What’s the first impression people have when they .. read more