Topic: Twitter

Does Social Media Affect Your Self-Esteem?

Does Social Media Affect Your Self-Esteem?

Most of us have had a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account for years, and it’s part of our daily routine. Wake up, check email, Facebook, iCal, and then Twitter mentions. It’s also hard when everyone you know does the same, constantly posting photos of their delicious mimosas and Benedicts at brunch, checking in to the hottest new club or Instagramming their perfect dates. Looking at most people’s Instagram accounts it would seem like all they do is go out for drinks with friends, have fun at fabulous events, and wear perfect outfits—when that’s hardly the case. More »

The Tweet That Changed My Whole Career

The Tweet That Changed My Whole Career

In my mid-twenties I was working at a health care company, back when brands had just started using social media. I successfully launched a social media presence for this company by teaching myself everything I could about digital and social media marketing, and for over a year I watched proudly as we expanded our presence in the industry and impressed our funders—a tremendous accomplishment in the non-profit world. Though I was proud of my achievement, I was itching to do more. More »

Adria Richards Tweets About Sexism At Tech Conference, Becomes Internet’s Most Hated Person

Adria Richards Tweets About Sexism At Tech Conference, Becomes Internetâs Most Hated Person

Warning: the journey we’re about to embark on is long and fraught with misogyny. Pack light, stay positive, and beware: here be men who believe “misandry” is a thing.

I’m sure when Adria Richards attended this year’s PyCon, a conference for people to discuss the Python programming language, she didn’t have any explicit plans to get a developer fired, become an Internet pariah, or be publicly fired from her own job, but that’s exactly what happened. More »

You’re Not As Great At Multitasking At You Think

You're Not As Great At Multitasking At You Think

I know multitasking leads to distraction, and that many people engaging it become less productive (email-to-Twitter-to-work frenzy), or even less safe (texting and driving). But not me. I’m actually great at multitasking! That’s why I have like 25 tabs open in my browser at any one time, or why I check my phone at red lights. Or at least that’s what I could justify telling myself until I read about a new study that finds that even people who think they’re great at multitasking are often absolutely terrible at it. Put your phone down and read on. More »

Why Your Employer’s Social Media Policy May Be Illegal

Why Your Employerâs Social Media Policy May Be Illegal

There’s a good chance your employee handbook tells you to be careful how you behave on social media. Perhaps you’re told that “offensive, demeaning, abusive or inappropriate remarks are as out of place online as they are offline,” or prohibited from “damaging the company” with your tweets or Facebook posts. Now the government is telling employers that many of these policies (including the ones I just quoted) aren’t legal. Before you tweet about your, however, read on. More »