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Quality vs. Quantity

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

To be honest, I think a lot about how my online identity is perceived by other people. I have accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and everything I post I take into consideration of how it will make me appear before I click ‘post.’ I think I’m somewhat unique in that aspect when it comes to other people my age (but feel free to correct me) because I spend the majority of my time on Facebook scrolling through the nonsense my peers decide to share with the world.

I also wonder how the amount of Facebook friends and Twitter followers I have will affect my online identity. Because, while I’m confident that what I post doesn’t really fall under the “pointless” category, I am a little insecure about the fact that I’m not considered that popular online. I don’t get tons of comments or replies on my posts, but after reading Olguin’s article (linked above), I feel a lot better.

As I am marketing myself and maintaining a certain image that I hope will benefit me in my professional PR endeavors, I am glad to know that having less than 500 friends on Facebook or Twitter followers won’t hinder me. Quality matters more than quantity.

I’m still going to post song lyrics I like and YouTube videos I think are hilarious (even if they’re pretty ridiculous), but I’m glad I don’t have to go and add a bunch of people I hardly know to make myself look like a social butterfly.

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Calling All Hipsters:

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

If you live in Austin, TX, then you will have undoubtedly come across one, or one-hundred, people that identify themselves as “hipsters.” If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, they are the young adults (about 15-30 years old) with fake Buddy Holly glasses and ironic t-shirts. In fact, the definition of Hipster is very vague, making it possible for just about anyone to fall under this category.

Regardless, there is a social networking site coming just for this demographic. Usehipster.com has been vaguely (go figure) identified as a combination of Foursquare, Twitter, and Quora. Someone recognized a growing public and created one spot these like-minded people can get information they deem important (like who is the best locally-owned Thai restaurant in town).

So, if you live in Austin, San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles, and think you may be a hipster, then check it out. If not, you’re so “midtown.”