All posts tagged: Social Media

Women in Social Media: Blogging 101 According to Misis Tagle

It was a week ago when I was about to sleep and then my friend Bob messaged me asking if I could give a talk about Blogging 101 on March 22. I was a bit hesitant, but my husband kept insisting that I go do it. I said yes to Bob and I hardly slept that night. I was a trainer a few years back and I used to teach, but I’ve never really been on stage to talk about something. I’ve got a very minimal stage fright because, ahem, I am a singer. Hahaha! So anyway, I started researching a few days ago about my talk and it seemed easy. I am a natural writer. I’m quite a lazy person when it comes to writing, so if you take a look at my dashboard, I have a lot of drafts. Haha! I have a degree in Journalism. When I was younger, I dreamt of working for daily broadsheets. When I grew older, I wanted to take my masters in Journalism like my bestfriend Apple so …

#hashtag101

Ten years ago if I hear the word hashtag, maybe I imagined hash browns with tags. But today, hashtag is a very powerful social media tool which is normally misused by misguided people. Photo from www.brandwatch.com The hashtag symbol is simply written as the number sign or #. It was Twitter who started using hashtags. It simplifies searches and groups tweets. For example, you are searching for tweets about basketball, you simply search for #NBA2013 or #FIBAAsia2013, and so on. You don’t necessarily have a Twitter account to see hashtagged tweets. Most tweets are public so you can find it. The good thing about using hashtags on Twitter is that you can follow news easily. At times, Jeff and I can’t watch UAAP games. What we do is we just follow the hashtags #UAAP, #OBF, or #Ateneo. We get updated very fast because people on Twitter are big chatters. It’s like watching the game live! It is also used to trend topics on Twitter. Memeburn.com released a list of the biggest trending topics of 2012. …