Rad Stuff March

The Internet is always showing me lots of rad stuff. Here’s rad stuff from this week.

Camp Toccoa makes great use of timeline, utilizing new app options and a perfect cover image.

  • My homegirl (lol, no I don’t actually use the word “homegirl”) Mary is hosting a contest on her blog that gives you the chance to win one of the Mockingjay pins I made! Sweet! (If that’s how you made it to my blog – Hello!)
  • You’ve no doubt seen the Kony 2012 video and, likely, seen the resulting criticism of Invisible Children. I can’t help but be impressed with how well and how quickly IC responded to the criticism. Ragan.com points out some of the lessons in crisis communication PR professionals can learn from IC.
  • When working for friends, do you charge them? Personally, I prefer trades when I work for friends, whether I’m providing them with PR/Social Media guidance or face painting/clowning around.
  • Facebook timeline is available for pages now and I AM PUMPED. I’ve been working on ListenUp Audiobooks page and I really love the cover image.  It’s definitely still in process, but I think timeline is perfect for pages. These are some great examples of how companies are using timeline.  I also like George Takei‘s & Hanson‘s pages.
  • Let me sum up Tech Crunch’s infographic “Everything you need to know about Pinterest” for you: Pinterest takes over the social media universe.
  • Thank you, SwissMiss, now I have to go the Saguaro Hotel.

Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs

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Rad Stuff, January 5.

Colossal Art & Design

– I’ve seen this linked all over Pinterest and Facebook the past few days. It’s an installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art for which children visiting the museum were given thousands of stickers and let loose in what was essentially a house. I’ve spent the past 10 minutes creating my own virtual version.

– PR Daily released it’s list of 2011’s worst PR blunder, chosen by readers. I agree with their rankings and guffawed as I read #8.

– Thought Catalog has an awesome and amusing list of New Year’s resolutions for us twenty-somethings.

– Now that everyone has the Facebook timeline (I think everyone on my feed has mentioned it, if not complained about it), Mashable has a few ideas for customizing your cover image. Some are kind of lame (a “like” collage?) but some are really neat.

– Once upon a time ago, Jason Mraz sang simple, perfect music with a touch of wordplay and a lot of heart. His third studio album,”We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” included “I’m Yours”, which broke the record for weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, it is “the sixth best selling digital song of all time in the U.S., selling in excess of 5 million downloads” (Wikipedia). Basically, I know you’ve heard that song at least a million times and you’re so sick of J.Mraz that you don’t even want to listen to his new song. But do it anyway, because it’s beautiful and made me cry.

Twitter Infographic

Mary linked to this adorable and informative Twitter analyzer and I decided I had to have my own.

The food & Netflix obsession makes sense. I post my Foursquare check-ins to Twitter, many of which are at restaurants (especially the one that employs me). I may not tweet a lot about Netflix, but I assume this refers to how often I discuss movies and t.v. I feel good about the 1:1 following/followers ratio.  I’m going to guess that “interestingness” refers to how often people reply to me or retweet my tweets? I wish the topics I tweet about didn’t include the users to whom I @reply, though.

Overall, I really like this. I’m always impressed with Visual.Ly, though. If you make one, link it to me!