Posts Tagged ‘Reddit’


How to Use Social Media Lists

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Social media news feeds need to be organized. One way to do this is to make lists in some of your favorite social media sites or applications.

In essence, a list is a folder which provides a tailored stream of information, helping limit unnecessary content and highlighting information that is most important to you.

Social Media Lists on Twitter

If you follow more than a few hundred people on Twitter, you should probably be using a few lists.

Twitter’s lists are simple and effective. From Twitter’s help site:

“A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list.”

We’ve noticed many Twitter users divide their lists into categories of interests or location.

+Make a list for all people living locally. Then view that list to see what’s happening in your area.

+Make a list of some of your favorite Tweeters. This ensures you won’t miss any of their tweets among the thousands of others in your Twitter feed.

+Make a list for inspiration. If you ever need a quote or inspirational saying, just go to that list and you’re bound to find exactly what you need in almost no time.

 Social Media Lists on Facebook

Facebook’s customizations continue to evolve on an almost daily basis.

On your personal account, we suggest making list for groups of friends in at least three categories: family, friends and acquaintances. Facebook often has some of these setting already, you may just need to group your friends accordingly.

When sharing a post on Facebook, select which list or lists you’d like to share with before posting, allowing you more control over your content.

Social Media Lists on Other Sites

Social media lists aren’t resticted to just Facebook and Twitter. Check out StumbledUpon’s list features as well as Reddit’s list of lists. A veritable list-o-rama!


 Question: How do you use social media lists? 


What is Reddit?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

We’re all very familiar with Facebook, Twitter and even Google+, but even the most savvy social media user may not yet have explored the basics of Reddit–a simple yet powerful force in the social media sphere. After all, Reddit boasts itself as “the front page of the internet.”

What is Reddit?

If you’re new to Reddit and you visit the main page, it probably appears like a random bulletin board at a local library–and that’s basically what it is.

Reddit is an internet bulletin board divided into many categories with a few distinct differences.

How Reddit is Different?

Unlike Facebook, Reddit lets user customize their front page to accomodate whatever interest, niche or topic of their choosing.

+Want to learn how to train your husky? Visit the Dog Training Reddit page.

+Need to connect to other sushi lovers? The sushi Reddit page is for you.

+Like to chat about League of Legends? Set your front page to that sub-Reddit. Some of these sub-bulletin board pages even have guidelines. Here’s the one for League of Legends:

And if your topic of choice isn’t created yet, go ahead and make one. Chances are there are other people just like yourself that want a page to share the secrets of repurposing old picture frames into costume jewelry -or something of the sort.

In allowing users to, in essence, curate the entire internet and also allow users to give a vote on topics of interest, Reddit stays abreast of current trends.

New Reddit Trend

A current popular feature on Reddit is iAmA. Also knows as AMA (Ask Me Anything) or AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything). At the time of publishing this post, the iAmA page on Reddit that has over 2.4 million subscribers and is growing.

So what is iAmA? It’s a great way for anyone to connect with celebrities, personalites or even the President of the United States.

Additionally, iAmA is a great way to connect with others, do research or be entertained.

Some suggestions recently seen on Reddit:

I was a State Corrections Officer (Prison guard) for 25 years. AMA

IAmA cardiac surgeon AMA

I had half my left foot amputated when I was 14. AMA.



If you use Reddit, what is the thing you like most about it? Let us know in the comments!