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Discord Part 2

Now that you’ve tried out Discord (or just read about it), let’s dive deeper. I mentioned before that servers can have roles. To create them, click on the down arrow next to the server name on the top left. Go to go Settings. The list will include Roles, Emojis, Stickers, and more advanced things. Click …

Discord

  Discord is a direct-messaging chat forum program with tons of bells and whistles. Essentially, it’s a platform to chat with other users about presented topics or form your own chat groups. It’s easy to sign up, easy to use, and best of all, it’s free for chatting. Community is the key to this app, …

A Quick Break

A quick break in our social media posts because the author is on vacation. Hi! I just returned home from vacation and don’t have a post for the blog today. I do, however, have a plan. In the next few weeks, I will talk about apps that we older folks might not know. I took …

TikTok

  TikTok is a video-sharing platform. It’s used by teens mainly. In the past few months, the audience has grown by leaps and bounds. This app evolved from a kid’s app called Musical.ly where kids lip-synced or sang music. Now TikTok is one of the most popular apps for social media sharing. It might just …

Pinterest

  Pinterest is an image-sharing app that works on all platforms. It’s basically scrapbooking, sans washi tape. Users can pin pictures from web pages or search on Pinterest to create pages and interest boards. The app is free and cloud-based so that data is accessible from one device to the next. Pinboards can be public …

Instagram

  Instagram is an image-based social media app. It can be used on all platforms but works best on a mobile device. Users post images/videos with captions into a stream of data, similar to Twitter. It also uses hashtags to categorize posts. You can follow a hashtag on Instagram to see those posts in your …

TweetDeck

  TweetDeck TweetDeck is a dashboard app for organizing your Twitter account. The site is owned by Twitter. It allows you to expand and sort your feed for easy viewing. The app is free and is for your laptop or desktop. There are many apps to help manage/organize/make the best use of Twitter. I could …

Twitter

  Twitter is a social media platform that focuses on sending brief messages out into cyberspace. (Wow, that word dates me.) Twitter is a public forum for posts, conversations, news, pictures, and videos. Members can chat live through tweets (posts) and direct messages. Twitter is PUBLIC. Anything posted on the site—pictures, comments, videos—is available for …

Facebook

  Facebook Let’s start our social media tour with the big guy. Well, big guy for Gen Xers. Many of you probably know and use the app. As a writer, it’s the best place to find readers. Facebook is a social media platform where users can post messages, pictures, videos, just about anything to share. …

Social Media for Writers

  My blog friends,  I have an idea. Give a listen to my proposal and let me know what you think. We’ve worked through about twenty-five apps so far. Yes, some posts were just links to check out, but we covered some serious ground. We’ve talked about grammar, organization, writing programs, marketing, graphics, and more. …