For April 2020, owing to the health crisis, Ben Huberman at WordPress has reopened the WordPress Discover challenges, to help out bloggers who like to blog about the same thing as other interested bloggers. Today’s theme is “song,” and I thought of one particular piece of music that had me silly when I was a child.
I have the good fortune that my parents are passingly interested in film, and it was actually cool that they showed me many films when I was a child. In the nineteen-eighties, home video was a goliath, and movies went from the cinema to the home in a matter of no time. Although I think my parents had more of a problem with me as the years went by, during my teen years, while I was a young adolescent, they kind of gave me the “PG” treatment by watching Hollywood fare with me, as they’d done for years.
I remember particularly the sort of inappropriate film fare of rock star Hollywood director Tim Burton that my parents seemed to understand, in their way, that was cool for film viewers. The scene in Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, when Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis haunt the dinner party of the people who have moved into the house where the couple lived while they were alive, got me pretty silly, being only a little guy at the time. I’ve found it on YouTube.
Thank you to WordPress, and Ben Huberman, for bringing back the Discover challenges. If you enjoy film comedy, you may well have seen Beetlejuice, and I believe it’s the favourite film of my cousin Caryl. She’s a few years younger than me, but as for pieces of music that affected me as a child, I would admit that did.
As consumers spend less money, companies will also slash their advertising budgets. As two of the largest digital advertising platforms in the world, Facebook and Google will bear the brunt of that slowdown. Last year, Facebook generated nearly 99% of its revenue from ads, while Alphabet generated 83% of its revenue from Google’s ads.
This weekend, I saw on The Verge that, given the obligation to let their employees work from home, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook is taking a hard hit. I had wondered if again Zuckerberg would be a champ, because of the overall usefulness of Facebook, despite their somewhat dubious reputation. I am interested in what more knowledgeable people than me have said is going on.
Thinking about this, I imagined empty Facebook offices. I found the site FACEBOOK Design about business strategies. Great looking webpage.
I read the seven areas FACEBOOK Design is interested in explaining.
i. A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS
The idea of FACEBOOK Design begins in a collaboration. The great David Fincher-directed 2010 film The Social Network tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg, who made Facebook a reality, innovatively succeeding. On the off chance that you are a visionary, The Social Network is an important film to appreciate viewing.
You know, you really don’t need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.
— Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), The Social Network
The typography of the word Facebook on the world wide web is, of course, an example of successful branding. I personally never undertook branding myself very seriously, as I don’t believe branding is the element that makes or breaks someone self-employed. Of course, many would disagree, as being on social effectively means that have you branded yourself.
iv. AN EMPATHETIC COLOUR PALETTE
Solitary hues reflect inconspicuous great taste.
Perhaps referring to a desire for web services to seem futuristic, FACEBOOK Design says that the product presents a sense of motion. I had thought the correct word for the context was “mobile.” Maybe the word “movement” better reflects what Facebook does for the individual. Everyone knows the value of being mobile.
vi. ART DIRECTION
Art direction, I think here, means looking at Facebook, inaction, as highlighted by the design team. I normally thought that Facebook features a longing to simply be creative.
vii. MOVING FORWARD
I realized that, for instance, the clients who spend on their business pages would recommend it, if someone asked me about social media.
Putting these together, if you are running a business page on Facebook, or have a fan page or even just own an impressive personal Facebook page, the ideas behind these might help you.
A pack of assets, Facebook has gone to relatively serious lengths to try to help a beginning entrepreneur come up with effective ads. This pack is potentially the start of something lucrative.
Brand Guidelines and Assets
Facebook means business about turning your work into something high-level and breaks down in a few following ways.
https://en.facebookbrand.com/facebookapp/ breezes through the “f” Logo. It also tries to preserve the design or colour. The Facebook brand, I think I have a perception of–a year prior, I took it I was achieving something. I have put thought into how to coordinate a Facebook page.
Talking About Facebook
Several phrases are suggested to write a call-to-action for an ad on Facebook. This makes me want to revise old posts.
A couple of points about including the word “Facebook” in ad copy are checked off on https://en.facebookbrand.com/facebookapp/. The font size and style should be consistent. I found out about advertising in secondary, an average evaluation, or younger.
Also, Forbes once identified in one swoop several resources to help you. These resources remain effective.
1) Jon Loomer
Through an expert excursion that went from the NBA and the American Cancer Society, Loomer has gotten Facebook. He gives free and “freemium” guidance to advertisers.
2) Digital Marketer
Anybody with enthusiasm for computerized promotion can get advanced exhortation: http://www.digitalmarketer.com/ They spread email, social, search, and that’s just the beginning.
3) Social Media Examiner
I have a personal interest in this. The webpage posts blog articles once per day to stay up with the latest, to gain understanding into ROI, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. I read their articles occasionally.
4) Facebook Ads University
Inspired by an engaged methodology that covers Facebook well beyond all other computerized techniques? Provided that this is true, look no farther than Dominate Web Media’s Facebook Ads University. This asset is especially unique in that it’s a membership to assist you with streamlining your technique with exercises, recordings and different assets.
I am hoping that these sources from Forbes help illuminate what you need to get done.
5) Social Media Explorer
This is another one I use myself. This asset is all blogs.
The office behind this blog, SME Digital, is a pioneer in content, a specialist in internet life by proceeding to post top-notch content for advertisers. The posts themselves are long and informative. I read them now and again.
6) Social Pros Podcast
Another office respected for its skill online, Convince and Convert are behind the Social Pros Podcast. Every week, Jay Baer and Adam Brown welcome a visitor from the field to discuss genuine online networking. The outcome is enlightening.
Last but not least, Facebook itself is an impressive resource.
I joined Facebook a long while back after going full speed ahead, to become reacquainted with individuals whose comeuppance had been like mine in grade school. I don’t have a big Facebook page, but I helped steer a local cemetery, whose care is in the hands of my family, onto Facebook, and before the current health crisis there were steady results.
Looking to pull in advertisers, Facebook has distributed a wide scope of articles. In a progression of recordings and posts, you can find out about setting up your page, running a promotion, estimating, and considerably more. It’s a priceless asset for advertisers, regardless of whether you’re beginning or are hoping to build the vital component.
These are only a couple of incalculable assets accessible to Facebook advertisers around the world. Be that as it may, they’re wonderful – buy into the email, tune in digital, read blog entries, and before you know it, you will be a specialist.
Facebook is an incredible method to work together. I enjoy Facebook, and I hope that I get an opportunity to continue to interact on it in the nomenclature of the cemetery whom I represent and that is operated by my father, Peter. You’re welcome to comment and/or to follow. I am also available on Twitter, where I’m a bit further off the radar: https://twitter.com/findingenvirons
J. Clement, Sep 4, 2019 One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet. The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. In 2019, the global social penetration rate reached 45 percent, with East Asia and North America both having the highest penetration rate at 70 percent, followed by Northern Europe at 67 percent.
I never like guarantees that web-based efficacy is a losing strategy. No, I don’t mean Marvel’s web-slinging hero, I mean laments that the Internet will fade away, with history.
I am part of my father’s business. It isn’t modern showcasing. We have a Facebook page with a few dozen individuals. You can find Maple Lawn Cemetery on Facebook here: http://bitly.ws/7xKe
As luck would have it, my mom sent me an email this week with a connection to TikTok, which my sister and her significant other had got on. I hadn’t known both of them were utilizing TikTok. My sister and her husband live in England;I figured she would like it that I pursued her on TikTok.
I do worry about privacy, which everybody should worry about, but it was clear from the first few videos I enjoyed that a new door had opened. Could you call it the grassroots of the Internet? I don’t know that is an exact description, yet that is the sort of impression I got from my first experiences with the app.
The real threat to western democracy isn’t Russia, Facebook or Cambridge Analytica. It’s us. Because so-called “cyber meddling” only works if a nation’s population has zero media literacy skills. 😮 No one is “hijacking” our democracy. We’d already abandoned it.
Remember when Cambridge Analytica was implicated in shady election returns in the race for the US Presidency? Facebook accounts affected by Cambridge Analytica, the firm entrusted, were accused of enacting a naughty political plan. When this came to light, it was a gigantic scandal.
Both a hit to the public impression of Facebook’s reliability and the validity of Donald Trump’s administration, I wonder today what was going on with TikTok four years ago. It jumped out at me to check it out.
The initial release of TikTok, I read, was in September 2016. TikTok is the Chinese application that was the most downloaded in the US, in October 2018, Wikipedia presently says. —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikTok
Interested users downloaded TikTok more than 104 million times on Apple’s App store during the full first 50% of 2018, as indicated by information given to CNBC by Sensor Tower, situated in San Francisco.
TikTok outperformed Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to turn into the world’s most downloaded iOS application for that timespan. Live-streaming was no longer the biggest thing going. “The biggest trend in Chinese social media is dying, and another has already taken its place,” CNBC awkwardly said. –Tue, Sep 18 2018
TikTok surpassed Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to become the world’s most downloaded iOS app for that time, Sensor Tower data indicated. The Internet in China is altered, and it’s evident that there’s an issue of whether determined weights are adding to control at TikTok. At the point when you take a gander at the truth that the Cambridge Analytica embarrassment started to require that web-based media be inspected and controlled, it makes sense that TikTok could by and by be under a similar kind or increasingly unavoidable restriction, superficially so that there aren’t issues similar to what happened at Facebook in 2016.
It’s clear that while on the surface TikTok is home to countless videos, it wouldn’t be shocking if governments unrooted censorship issues. I think it would be awful if problems similar to the Cambridge Analytica meddling repeated themselves on TikTok or anywhere else, with such nefarious difficulties leading to the regulation of social media everywhere.
I am sure you know what a meme is, a kind of visual remix on the Internet, where one signifier is translated under a magnifying glass to mean something new and different. Like Inspector Clouseau’s cartoon caricature in the introduction to many of the Pink Panther films, Peter Sellers chasing that elusive cat.
I had thought this year we might make it a norm to pursue goals of unity and brotherhood, while enjoying economic success; I mean a possibility for the same good fortune had social media never taken shape, as on platforms Myspace and Friendster, with a more level playing field. If the decade ahead sees social media get dead and buried, that’s some of the best opportunities on the Internet falling by the wayside.
TikTok has altered my impression of Internet video beginning with a couple of them shot by my sister and her better half.
My parents visited a favorite spot of ours in the province of Ontario, the town of Orillia. As a treat, they left me with twenty-five Canadian dollars on a prepaid card that can be redeemed at Canada’s popular franchise of coffee shops, Tim Horton’s.
Tuesday morning I went in to see that Tim’s “smile cookies” are back, which are cinnamon cookies with the icing of a smile atop them–:). That evening I bought one to take to a friend, as I am a steadfast believer in the power of kindness.
I have enjoyed browsing a few of the tea party posts. My curiosity is piqued for what could be around the corner as The Little Mermaid posts a fourth tea party.
I have also reflected on a new idea for a post.
10 Freaky Reasons Cupcakes Could Get You Fired
The Glass is Half Empty
1.You’re sugarcoating the truth, and it can come out easy over cupcakes in the office cafeteria party.
2.You’re entering a relationship with a girl who bakes for you and is challenging your fashion sense.
3.You’re juggling naysayers and gossips.
4.You’re coming home from work only to watch syndicated sitcom programming on late night cable TV… again. If you’re lucky, you have a dog.
5.You’re setting a bad example.
The Glass is Half Full
6.Your parents are out of town, her parents are out of town… when the cat’s away, the mice will play.
7.You’re asking can you spare a dollar.
8.You hope to set your Facebook privacy settings to Who Can See Your Friends… Only Me in order to discourage gawkers.
9.You and the girl baking for you are both Irish.
10.The cupcakes are a vanilla mix and seem to be challenging you to up your game.
In all seriousness, 15 September marked the International Day of Democracy
You are probably familiar, to one extent or another, with the troubles in the White House. I became interested in that when Facebook came under scrutiny for the suggestion of its misappropriated influence on the 2016 US Election.
About 15 September, the United Nations has observed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for seventy years now.
The International Day of Democracy observes the importance of a democratic government for each individual member of the United Nations.
I also observed on this day the reality that I had reached the age of forty-one and a half years old. I feel reasonably good, interested in life in general and grateful for my work opportunities and for my leisure time.
The two people my blog most impacts are women in my family, my mom, and my sister. Both of them respond with compliments about what I do on WordPress. That being said, I should say there is one caveat–if you are a blogger, the feedback afforded you should above all things be the following: honest. Unless the feedback given you by people whose opinion you’re soliciting about your blog is honest responses, no amount of flattery no matter how smooth is going to help you up your game as a blogger.
I am also appreciative of those who “like,” “follow” and/or comment. For that, thank you.
“let us remember that ending poverty is not a matter of charity but a question of justice.”
— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
A few weeks ago Facebook faced a big data breach, which isn’t helping, I understand, in efforts to keep people’s trust invested in the social media platform.
I probably shouldn’t have overlooked the existing structure for receiving donations when I published this post this summer. I meant to say that the volunteers who run Maple Lawn Cemetery, where I work, don’t presently ask for donations on Facebook, because we are only a small page and we don’t have the budget with which to work.
Perhaps in the future, but admittedly unlikely, we could bring onboard someone younger to help with carrying out our operations with the help of Facebook, but at the present I am aware of the mess Facebook has run into owing to its exposed dealings with Cambridge Analytica and what that has done to Facebook’s credibility as a social media platform and to its use for small business (and in recent news the data breach). I want to give Facebook the benefit of the doubt that they will continue to improve their situation and remain effective as a tool for small business. I am optimistic that it will remain a good idea to publicize our work on Facebook.
Now is almost certainly not the best time to try to begin raising funds on Facebook, as the bad publicity is undeniable, I feel, but with Giving Tuesday still ahead in November I do want to keep my hand in the game in case the situation changes for the better. A little more money could certainly serve our needs. I am more concerned that Facebook will continue to grow to mean that the business page for our not-for-profit remains useful… https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited
I am involved with a small business. We operate a cemetery which otherwise has no one to care for it.
This blog is nominally tied to it. I believe blogging is an opportunity to be involved with others who are similarly inclined to write blog posts.
I am the junior employee, and I help with grounds keeping. I also assist work inside the disbanded church which is on the grounds of the cemetery, and provide some of the cemetery’s presence on the Internet (on Facebook, and also here: www.maplelawncemetery.org).
The senior employee is Peter.
Occasionally volunteers lend a hand with the maintenance work. We have had work done by my nephew Mack, by family friends Bill and Gerard, and by my father’s brothers Paul and Dave.
We began in 2012, six years after the church closed its doors for the last time. The cemetery is small.
To write this post, I researched federal Canadian controversies over nonprofits. LIVE WELL, DO GOOD‘s David McConkey has provided specifics about giving or receiving charitable donations.
What he is saying on his website inspired what I thought about making donations.
One of the reasons that we see ourselves a little like volunteers is that, although typically we would accept donations, we are not a registered charity. In Canada, it is my understanding that only donations to registered charities qualify for an income tax credit. This means that there is less incentive for parties interested in what we do to bestow us with any kind of gift.
This isn’t a big problem, as there isn’t a lot of overhead to go with maintaining a cemetery of this size, but it does make campaigns such as November’s annual Giving Tuesday affair somewhat troubled waters. We can’t return the favor of a donation with an income tax deduction.
Statistics Canada has found that almost everyone (ninety-four percent of those fifteen years old and older) makes charitable donations. Sometimes these can be valuable art items.
Despite not being able to provide a tax break, I imagine we would consider accepting donations. While we are a touch cautious about the possibility of a federal audit, I will probably make some noise again about Giving Tuesday come November.
I don’t like to spin my wheels, but nothing good comes easy. Perhaps by repeating an interest in Giving Tuesday, I will start to unlock chains that keep us out of what works about Giving Tuesday. We’re working at a cemetery, which demands solemn thinking and which is literally a retreat for visitors who miss their loved ones.
Statistics Canada has found that donors who plan ahead give more than others. As we are involved year-round with people choosing their final resting place or the resting place of their loved ones, perhaps this is something we could investigate if we were looking at how to raise funds for the cemetery. That being said, to date we have not had a problem caring for the church and cemetery, so we are not under any pressure to need to strenuously keep up the maintenance of the place running smoothly.
CanadaHelps.org is a registered charity that facilitates online donations. They work with thousands of charities. They issue receipts and forward your donation to a charity you specify, less a three percent transaction fee.
Although my dad is a senior citizen, I can foresee us working until any set point in the future. I really don’t know at this time how far into the future we should project, but as helping with the cemetery is the best bet I have for autonomy and independence, I will do the best I can to keep working at caring for the cemetery and for the disbanded church. I also intend to keep an active presence on Facebook, and here on WordPress.
Bill Clinton’s book helped inspire David McConkey’s thoughts on income tax credits and how to take advantage of them. I invite you to visit us on Facebook. You may also ask any question you might have of me here on WordPress, over on Quora, or on Twitter.
If you have a question which I might possibly be able to answer for you, I would be glad to help. I appreciate that you took the time to visit.
To visually illustrate this post, I have included a couple of shots taken myself, and in addition a couple of stock photos intended to better illustrate some of the information, without being verbose. Thank you for bearing with me.
Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word awkward. Here are a few words to the effect that being caught awkward is a compelling reason to rush a catch-up.
What catches me most off guard, most frequently, is the “brain fog” I get from being overwhelmed with too many new facts and figures. It is always a hard measure to make that new information could require a say so, or if it is better to sit back and let the storm take it course.
That’s the essence of demonstrating research skills–judgments about the usefulness of info that is easy to slip up on when nothing but smooth sailing was expected. It can resemble trial by fire.
The most significant decision is whether the new info is only a time waster, or if it does benefit you to react. Coming up with an appropriate reaction is the hardest decision to make in the whole process. It’s awkward because sometimes there is a sense of damage having been done.
When new facts are discomfiting, while I surely believe that a lot of people get angry in the face of trouble, I don’t find matters to be very easily resolved by simply getting mad and responding with contempt. It is necessary to see a positive in every negative scenario.
I belong to a not-for-profit operated by family and in the course the work I do occasionally experience unexpected problems which demand physical, real-world responses. The trouble of the “data science” variety feels a bit slimy in that you don’t know if the impact of what’s become apparent is going to have a measurable impact on your efforts. I am trying to candidly address the problem of being found awkward in the professional sense and to give a few thoughts on handling it.
Those are the most stressful times I encounter. Prompt is the word awkward.
I am updating this a year later–this is the early morning of August 12, 2018, and I published this post after curating it from something I did October 20, 2014. I am the SMM and junior operations director for a small not-for-profit cemetery. I have my hand in as a blogger to complement my research and social media skills.
How is your content doing? Are you keeping records?
There’s nothing intuitive about being outfitted for killer content. It’s Internet 101. There’s engagement and then there’s conversion.
Be relevant in a sprawling web environment
You won’t be able to see the horizon on the world wide web. It goes on and on, and your time can disappear into it the way tree leaves lose their pigment and then fall.
I hope that you have a plan because goals are incredibly important. You have an uphill battle to face already, and without clear goals for you to pursue, you are spinning your wheels and going nowhere. I definitely wish I’d tackled it more systematically years ago.
Try challenging yourself by investigating new techniques for setting goals, and see what you can put into effect. I realize this is advice for a beginner, but if you are new and you read this, please understand that I am doing my best to run over some basic tips that you can put into practice for yourself.
You can prioritize what you want to achieve if you put some planning into what you are about. If you have the spontaneity and creative mindset to be headstrong, I’m sure that’s ok. If you are overwhelmed, and you could be, you need to throw down some controls on what you are doing.
Read success stories and compare them to yourself
The world wide web is cool, so don’t fret. You do need a plan of attack.
Organize your efforts so that they resemble the kind of list in which you might write what groceries you want to buy. It’s a start!
Don’t dismiss the inspiration you find by learning about what people who are achievers did to get where they are today. Above all else, there are plenty of people with good intentions to who you can reach out on your journey across the Internet.
Find release in a second hobby
The world wide web has a lot to offer, but you probably need a second hobby if you’re feeling troubled. Something that you can do in the outdoors might be good, to keep your mind active on more than one front (on more than just your life computing).
Maybe you should be writing offline, to keep your engine fresh. Reading real-world books is a good idea, especially if you can learn something from them. That’s a concrete example of how and when doors will open for you.
Speaking of the real world, interaction outside the digital corridors of the Internet has its place for you, distinctly. Don’t go too far afield by forgetting what’s out there physically.
Are you struggling with your brand identity? Leave a comment for me if you think of something I strongly need to see. I’m curating this based on a blog post I did the twentieth of October, 2014, which rather needed an update.
I wouldn’t mind hearing of others’ efforts as you keep on descending into the backwaters of the Internet. I know readers may be reluctant to comment, but you’re very welcome to note here where your online journey has taken you. And if you do relate, and in fact have found help.