When did every moment become “a thing”?

When did every moment become "a thing"? And why does it have to be so over the top? I blame social platforms - because how would you fuel FOMO if you didn't have an insta-worthy photos? But it goes back farther than that. It used to be called "keeping up with the Joneses." I first … Continue reading When did every moment become “a thing”?

Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do

Nerd alert. I just read Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, and now I know why my teens made fun of me for using punctuation in texts. I also learned that typography has a tone of voice, punctuation can be ironic and periods can be passive aggressive. New technologies (like the internet or … Continue reading Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do

Journalists need more than a press release from PR pros

This was originally posted on CUinsight.com Your credit union has lots of great stories to tell. Getting those stories in the hands of journalists and influencers can be challenging. You may think journalists have email overload, just like everyone else. You are right, but consider this: according to a recent survey by PWR New Media, … Continue reading Journalists need more than a press release from PR pros

Emojis: Use in moderation

Using emojis is fun, but they can quickly escalate into an addiction. It starts out as an emoji here and there in texts. Then you add them to your Facebook posts. And then emails. One smiley face turns into the "laughing so hard I'm crying" face. Then it’s the dancing girls and the dog face and the … Continue reading Emojis: Use in moderation