Archive | July, 2012

What Parents Can Learn from Paris Jackson’s Tweets

For more than a decade, the public knew very little about Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson and sister to Prince and Blanket.  There were a few paparazzi photos but until her very famous father passed away, Paris Jackson was largely a mystery. However, like most other teenagers, she is an avid user […]

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Encouraging Tech-Savvy Preteen & Teen Girls Through Social Media

Today’s blog was prepared for the Internet Advisors show on WJR 760AM and on the Michigan Radio Network. You can access podcasts from the media section of our site with content from Emily A. Hay, the show’s Social Media Contributor. The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) is the premier association for professional women […]

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Do your kids mind their social media manners?

One main focus of good parenting is teaching good manners. As parents one of the first lessons we teach is to say please and thank you, and to be polite in our interactions with others. But have you talked with your child about good social media manners? Obviously many of the same rules apply online […]

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Online Reviews: A Make-It or Break-It Opportunity for Your Business

With every business, comes positive AND negative reviews. The most important thing is how you respond to them. If someone complained to you about their experience with your business in person, you wouldn’t just walk away without responding, would you? The internet has so many different places that people are given the opportunity to share […]

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How the Tweet Team™ Delivered Results at a Major Detroit Event

The Introduction As Target Fireworks lit up the Detroit skyline on June 25, 2012, Twitter lit up with hundreds of people enjoying the show and sharing the excitement in a social, interactive way. Members of the TweetTeam™, Hay There Social Media’s Social Media Managers, blazed the trail for this first-of-its-kind, buzz-worthy event. Hired by WDIV-Local […]

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Is My Tween Sharing Too Much About Her Life on Social Media?

Remember the shampoo ad from years ago…. “She told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends, and so on and so on and so on….?” In today’s social media language, this is more like, “She shared with 500 friends and they shared with 500 friends, and so on, and so on, […]

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