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The Social Explosion

Social media is a part of our life. Face it. If you aren’t at least on Facebook, I commend you, I do, but you should be. Recently, I’ve heard more and more stories from people I know that their lack of social media is preventing them from getting a job. They are getting turned down for positions because they aren’t on social media, or they don’t have a big enough following. Sad but true.

What’s hot? Well, I’d say Instagram and Snapchat right now. Twitter is still active, and with the Presidential campaign going on, it’s a place to get caught up on what the candidates are tweeting and what the journalists and writers are saying. I do notice there is a lot less “sharing” and more of a push for users to roll out their own content. Don’t forget to answer people and share other users tweets. It keeps your timeline active. It’s not all about you. Sharing is caring. You will gain more interaction that way.

Twitter has made some recent improvements too. Locations, photo tagging (so you can leave out names on your actual tweet and have more space for words), and the new night mode is pretty cool too. It gives your eyes a nice break when you scroll through at night or in the morning.

For the record, Twitter is my personal favorite. It might be because of my profession. I love pumping out information in short form and gathering content quickly with a simple search. I follow people of interest, organizations of interest, and co-workers. I also make lists for easy access.

Instagram works so well, because it’s easy. It’s visual. One like, maybe a comment if you feel like it, and you move on. There isn’t a lot of time invested in it. The new Instagram stories are a nice way to add more content without posting tons of pictures and videos to your feed. They go away in 24 hours. They are similar to Snapchat stories. BUT, they are still a bit much. The circles at the top of your home page cause a bit of clutter. The layout may need to change. The direct message response from followers is nice, but you feel obligated to answer them, or at least I do, because I have a hard time ignoring people that take the time to say something nice or ask a question. This creates more work and time. I can totally see how some will like this feature… and others will not.

Snapchat. So what do we do with Snapchat now? It’s still fun and brings in a less invasive crowd. Click, watch, move on. No likes, no comments. It disappears in a day. Also a very easy way to show off your day, push content, and cool images. The filters are silly but fun. People tend to be a bit more “real” on snapchat too. The memories portion is still new, but again, new features take space on the screen and I find that “extra button” gets in my way for a quick send. However, I like saving things for later.

Facebook is Facebook. The fan pages are great, but lately, it seems like the format changes up every week. We lose our initial settings. We can’t share the same way we did or just work in the fan page portion without our home FB page getting in the way. It becomes a little confusing. But, I do like how I can keep that page more work oriented. Pictures, news content, what we are working on… mixed in with behind the scenes stuff. People can comment without limits and they can’t have conversations with each other, which is nice too. You spark open discussions.

This chart cracks me up. It’s really true and shows a great comparison of what different social media sites are used for….

social media

It’s all A LOT. Isn’t it? But digital is becoming our life. It’s where we find what we want quickly. It’s where we can voice our thoughts and opinions. It’s where we can find a good laugh or get the news we are looking for, in an instant.

I still wonder when all this information will become too much. Can our phones and devices hold it all? Can our brains process all of it without overload. Can our eyes stay focussed after staring at screens?

By the way, all my social media platforms are under @daynaroselli

What’s your favorite place to share and view content?

What’s Up? Oh, This & That.

It’s been a busy few weeks for me! In the end, it’s always worth it. I am so grateful to have so many opportunities to work on and a promote Las Vegas. Plus, help the community and meet new people.

This week it was a joy to host the United Way Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan. Great people, and the organization does a lot for our town. Remember the annual Women’s Suit Drive is coming up, one day only. It’s November 7th. So, get inside your closet asap!

Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan

On November 15th, I’m excited to be honored at the Beauty Inside and Out Tour. It stops in Las Vegas and about a dozen of us will receive awards from Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I don’t know how they found me, but I am thrilled to be a part of it. The event is being held at the Palazzo and there’s a great group of women being honored… including actress Barbara Niven and TV Correspondent Cheryl Truesdale. It should be a lot of fun!

This Friday, on Halloween, I’m hosting ladies night out at Insert Coins in downtown Las Vegas! If you’d like to join, we encourage costumes. Video game inspired would be a bonus!

Halloween Insert Coins

As far as career is concerned, I have some really exciting things coming up. Can’t wait to share. Slight changes and opportunities! ¬†Thanks to everyone for always supporting and listening… in a world full of media “choices.”

And to my social media people… I just crossed 20,000 followers on twitter. It snuck up on me, but it makes me happy. You know, I always have tons of fun on twitter. I enjoy interacting with everyone and sharing news, thoughts, and pictures.

So – thanks again!

xoxo dayna