Listly by Amy Vernon
Here's who's talking about me on the web
If you're old enough to remember the days of VHS tapes, then you probably remember living during a time when the biggest threat to your privacy was the clerk at the local video rental store blackmailing you based on your rental history and the cable company who could determine your subscription packages.
My name is Amy Vernon and my medium is words. My love of sharing information is driven by my life-long relationship with words and grammar. I view my job in life as helping people understand-whether it's understanding a concept, understanding a story, understanding another person, understanding technology.
Amy Vernon was forced into entrepreneurship, like so many of us are. Her newspaper downsized (ever heard that story?) and she was forced to step up to the entrepreneurial plate. Overnight, she made the transformation from old media to new, focusing on social media skills.
Put down your phone, please - you can call your cousin in a minute. And hold off updating your Facebook status or tweeting about the fantastic mocha latte you had an hour ago or watching the YouTube video du jour. We've got work to do.
Want to stay up on the latest and greatest marketing tactics? These are the people you should be following. Marketing is a complex, constantly evolving industry and it's very hard to keep up with it all as a business owner--and harder still to establish yourself as a reputable marketer in 2014.
Facebook wants to be more than just friends with its users. The popular social networking site is demanding permission to call and text phone numbers at their whim, record audio and take pictures and video with your camera without your consent.
Robin Williams' death caught the nation completely by surprise and many of us will continue mourning his loss for a long time to come. For family, the feelings of shock and horror might never go away. It certainly didn’t help that some media outlets were all-too-eager to report intimate details of his death. If I am shocked by the callous disregard for privacy, I can only imagine how his family feels.
Networking and business opportunities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn appeal to all age groups. Learning how to utilize social media is especially important for people starting a second career in midlife and retiring entrepreneurs.
American Apparel celebrated July 4 by posting a photo of one of the country’s most traumatic moments — apparently thinking that it was fireworks. The photo depicted the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on January 28, 1986.
Trying to get noticed on Facebook? I won't sugarcoat it - standing out on social media is tough! So today, rather than offering you my own social media tips, I reached out to some of the top people across dozens of industries. I asked these powerful influencers how they've managed to stand out so strongly in social media.
There's been a lot of talk about how women are underrepresented in the tech world and the voice of tech tends to be more male-centric. Especially when it comes to the Twitter conversation, it can feel a bit XY heavy.
Hey, I don't think women are noted frequently enough for their accomplishments. Women dominate social media and have a huge impact in the blogosphere, but aren't always recognized. My team and I compiled a list of women bloggers who are the real deal. You should follow these folks on Twitter, and check out their blogs.
There's been much ado about whether we should or shouldn't wear makeup, and what meaning that decision holds. So we asked our beautiful contributors and colleagues to snap photos of themselves fresh-faced and share their own points of view on how much, how little and when and why they make themselves up.
Regarding Storify and privacy on the Internet (Particularly Facebook)
The New York Times published a great feature article yesterday that explores the technology industry's gender-bias problems by speaking in-depth with a handful of smart women dealing with this issue every day.
“We’re only just now coming to grips with what wearable is and what it means to our lives,” said Foursquare’s David Ban. “Service and platform are driving innovation and will be for quite some time. Hardware and partnerships will be the differentiator, but the hardware still has a ways to go.”
Roundup time, and that means some great marketing and business blogs that you can sink your teeth into. Most of these fantastic authors have been featured here before and for good reason. They're all smart and insightful and they alternately inspire and educate.
That's my photo (and credited, too).
Winter has come, as anyone who braved the cold for the Game of Thrones season-four premiere at New York City's Lincoln Center could tell you. However, those of us who endured the Westerosi chill to watch the cast and crew, and author George R.R. Martin walk the red carpet, could take one particular comfort: At least we had a dragon to keep us warm.
If we've learned anything from Snapchat, it's this-people love sharing photos, and will stop at nothing (including personal privacy) to do so. With the hype of ephemeral messaging continuing to climb, it seems like it's the next big trend in the app world, but what does that mean for users?
Apparently I've been living under a rock because I've recently discovered some incredibly helpful social media tools. Not helpful in the "hey, this is some new trend and it'll make you look cool" way, but in the actually, legitimately assist in your social media success way.
A-list celebs like Beyoncé and Jennifer Garner have joined a new campaign formed to encourage ambitious girls to be taken more seriously as the boss, rather than being branded as 'bossy'.
Upworthy says it's not focused on elections. Really. The viral media site, which curates video and content with a headline style that has become a meme in its own right, describes itself as "social media with a mission." Since it launched in March 2012, Upworthy has drawn big traffic - about 53 million visitors in February -...
Author Stephen Richard writes: “When you’re scared, you stay as you are!” It seems that all of my contributors realized that conquering their fears led them to bigger and better things. Does that mean that successful entrepreneurs are able to push past their fears to achieve their goals? What does fear mean to you? How do you conquer your fears in both your personal and business life?
It starts with this equation: Research + Engagement = Growth. Here’s an article and some slideshares she created that, combined, are almost as good as the one-hour live session. Look at it as a mini-crash course in narrowcasting.