25Jan

A little bit of social media…

kaboompics.com_Chalkboard- Social MediaI will be the first to admit that I am addicted to social media. I love the different ways it is used, from news to sports, from celebrities to cooking, from crafting to a bevy of perverted jokes. You can find me on pretty much all of it. I even signed up for ello and Peach for a brief moment in time.

I use Instagram personally and to share my crafts. I keep up with friends and family on Facebook. I also use Facebook to promote my crafts, but honestly I haven’t had a lot of luck there because the site’s organic reach basically sucks. I have high hopes for 2016 as the company promises greater visibility for businesses. (Clearly not a good subject.) I am also on Snapchat and Pinterest and Linkedin and the list goes on and on.

Twitter is definitely my go to when it comes to social media. I love the funny side of it, and I love the business side of it. I know a lot of people don’t “get” it, so I wanted to share some of my favorite accounts in hope that maybe some of you will jump on the bandwagon. (Keep in mind that most of these are Pittsburgh-related accounts because duh.)

If you love Pittsburgh as much as I do, you will enjoy following Dave DiCello. His gorgeous photos of Pittsburgh are on my timeline every morning. The different angles from which he captures the city are amazing. It reminds me how beautiful it is here. 

You’ve probably seen this next guy on your television or maybe out and about in town. Scott Harbaugh, weekday morning meteorologist for Severe Weather Team 11 and PCNC, is an awesome example of how to use Twitter. He tweets weather, right? Seems easy enough. But it’s how he interacts with everyone that always amazes me. From the teenagers harping on him about school delays and closings to the trolls harassing him about forecasts

If you are from Pittsburgh, I’m assuming you’ve heard of PittGirl (aka Virginia Montanez). If you don’t, she was an anonymous blogger for The BurghBlog.com before someone revealed her identity. She was then fired from her job because maybe everyone didn’t agree with what she was blogging, which lead to her starting a new site ThatsChurch.com. I got to hear her speak at Social Media Day Pittsburgh in 2014 and her story is amazing. Plus she supports my favorite city, Pittsburgh.

Now let me digress. There are obviously a ton of different news sources you can follow, both locally and nationally. And they’re all great, but let’s be honest, these days news is a little bit depressing. BuzzFeed is a social news and entertainment company and I am probably correct when I say that we have all clicked on one of their links. It’s like you can’t help it, they suck you in. And their tweets are the same way. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look at  19 photos of dogs being adorable during the blizzard”? 

And last but not least, there’s the “other side” of Twitter. I will not tell you where to find me there because somethings are better left unsaid. But if you like silly comedy, this is where you need to be. David Hughes is my go to account when I need a laugh. His collection of Winnie the Bear tweets kills me. Another account that always makes me laugh is Keet plus how cute is that avi?! Jason Lastname never fails to make me giggle, and I don’t know if that is him in that picture, but check out that beard. And last but not least, Pigeon Cop. He has a way of making me not hate birds so much. I don’t know any of these people personally, but I get to enjoy their humor for free every day. And, if they’d like to be friends, well…

So, there you have it. A very small collection of what I like to read on Twitter. If you’re already on there and want to find me, you can do so here. If you are nice, I might even let you see my other account.

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