Social Media advice from Ellen Degeneres?

In Social Media class last week, we had a guest speaker from the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank.  Her name is Natalie Wright and she is in charge of all of the social media endeavors for the food bank.  Wow.  There are very few non-profits in the Oklahoma City area who have a single person dedicated to social media.

Natalie focused on helping us to think about how we communicate through different media.  She stressed the importance of speaking as you normally would, not speaking as if it’s a media release at all times.  This helps to build trust and relationships.

In other parts of the social media world… This weekend while watching TV, I heard Ellen Degeneres give advice to an audience member on how to update her Facebook status and America’s Next Top Model encouraged viewers to go on Twitter and discuss their views on the show. Wow.  Social Media really has infiltrated the mainstream.  Also, on Twitter I’ve found and am following Ashton Kutcher (aplusk), Demi Moore (mrskutcher) and Soleil Moon Frye (moonfrye).  It’s pretty fabulous to feel like you are on the inside track with a celebrity, I love it!


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