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The End of IT Emperor, and a Turbo-Boost for Glossy News

The End of IT Emperor, and a Turbo-Boost for Glossy News

Thanks for reading some of the recent social media and IT articles we’ve posted recently.

Some of you will be aware that the Medium journal “IT Emperor” (why haven’t you joined Medium yet?), which is edited by One Tongue Johnny, is being phased out; and almost all the content is being placed on Glossy News, under OTJ’s user profile.

So far, 11-13 December has seen four articles:

Tagging strategies on Medium.

The problem of fake Twitter followers.

People who follow you, while simultaneously blocking you.

How to work with multiple Twitter accounts: important pitfalls for serious Twitterati!

That was a joke. None of you are ‘Twitterati.’ I’m assuming we are all friends here; and we are all pretty serious people!

Not too serious though…

Anyway.

Thanks for your interest so far. Do remember to share this link, and to like our page. 

Over the next two days (14-15 December), we have no fewer than eight IT articles; plus a satirical poem!

After that, IT and social media articles are likely to be less regular than they have been the past few days; but you will definitely see some more from time to time; so, aside from all our funny satire, that’s yet another reason to like us on Facebook!

Thank you all so, so much.

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Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts: Advice for Power Users

Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts: Advice for Power Users

Sometimes, on Twitter (why haven’t you joined yet?!) you may have a good reason to have more than one account.

Possible examples include: Continue Reading

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Unilateral Blocking on Twitter: What Should You Do?

Unilateral Blocking on Twitter: What Should You Do?

On Twitter, ‘blocking’ means you the blocked person or ‘blockee’ cannot see the blocker’s tweets anymore; at least when they are locked in. (If the blocker is ‘shadowbanned,’ then it is also not possible to search for their tweets or their account; even when the person searching for them has logged out). Continue Reading

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Fake Followers on Twitter: Qs to Ask Yourself if You’re Shy of Hitting the Block Button

Fake Followers on Twitter: Qs to Ask Yourself if You’re Shy of Hitting the Block Button

Does someone have a divine right to follow me?

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Medium Tags: Don’t Forget Foreign Words

Medium Tags: Don’t Forget Foreign Words

Don’t forget that with your tagging strategies on Medium, you can find non-native English speakers; or more broadly still, speakers of other languages.

Try pausing while you type, to see what the autofill/autocorrect function comes up with; not sure which is the correct word for this! I consider myself a ‘decent apprentice’ in IT by this point. So this is a learning experience for me too! Continue Reading

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Things You Should be Doing as a Medium Blogger: But You’re Not Already! (2/2)

Things You Should be Doing as a Medium Blogger: But You’re Not Already! (2/2)

Sharing All Your Original Posts on Social Media

Don’t be too selective! You can set up automation for Facebook and Twitter; sadly, I don’t see any option for other social media platforms right now.

Will that change in the near future?

Sharing a Selection of Your Responses

I suspect that responding a lot to what other people have written helps you get attention, directly; and also boosts your reach and/or SEO. I haven’t got a source for this, but this sounds a very reasonable speculation. (Feel free to comment below, if you know anything more!)

However, tweeting or Facebook-sharing every last little response seems pedantic to me. People may get bored and switch off.

Also, unlike original posts, responses are not shared automatically.

If you want your response to be shared automatically, you should first of all make sure responses are switched on; and then you should make your responses into an actual article. In order to do this, try putting the title of your response into big header style; rather than small header, or indeed plain prose.

Respect Medium Publications Who have Helped you Out

Showing gratitude to publications that have published you is good manners. It can also help cultivate relationships, by showing the editors and other writers that you care, and are grateful to them. Try sharing a lot of their articles, as well as clapping or commenting (whenever you see something you really like.

Or even link to them!

Like I’m doing here:

Other Voices

Hopes and Dreams for Our Future

Reflector

The Wrytyr

Creating a Dedicated Facebook Page (Not Just Sharing with Your Friends!)

If you have a publication you are editing, that you are actually really serious about, you should consider making a fan page for it. Or a fan page for yourself. Or both. Unless you’re paying for ads, your reach may not be huge. But you can still try following the advice given here.

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How to Change Your Gmail Recovery Details (Email Address & Phone Number)

How to Change Your Gmail Recovery Details (Email Address & Phone Number)

Gmail is a very popular email service; and learning how to use it is very important.

If you ever forget your password and get locked out, you need an up-to-date recovery phone number or email address. Continue Reading

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Wacky Friends Parodies (III): Dictators

Wacky Friends Parodies (III): Dictators

The bizarrely-named ‘Hitler Trolls’ have a whole slew of dictators!

This time, instead of Nazis alone (as with the video from a few days ago by a different creator), we have Stalin, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump. Continue Reading

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Wacky Friends Parodies (I): Metropolitan Nazis

Wacky Friends Parodies (I): Metropolitan Nazis

This is the first of the Friends parodies promised. Again, sorry about the delay! Continue Reading

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To Tag or Not to Tag? Hashtags, Facebook, & Your Satire Site Fan Page

To Tag or Not to Tag? Hashtags, Facebook, & Your Satire Site Fan Page

Many satirists not only have a website, but also a fan page on Facebook. 

For some, using hashtags might seem a no-brainer for increasing the reach of their fan page; and thus, ultimately, of their site. Continue Reading

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The Weirdest and Wackiest ‘Friends’ Parodies on Youtube: Tomorrow Onwards!

The Weirdest and Wackiest ‘Friends’ Parodies on Youtube: Tomorrow Onwards!

The Friends Theme Song is one of the most instantly recognisable TV tunes for people in the USA; and often, across the globe as well.

So much so, it has inspired a slew of parodies.  Continue Reading

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Social Media?

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Social Media?

This morning, I’ve read some very sobering things about social media. I’ll link to some interesting articles in the piece I’m posting tomorrow at Glossy News about creators, social media and priorities. Continue Reading

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Catch my ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session on AMA Feed!

Catch my ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session on AMA Feed!

Have you heard about AMA Feed?

This site provides a platform for writers.

I am doing an ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session on Wednesday. Continue Reading

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Labour MP Naz Shah Tells Yazidi ISIS Victims to ‘Shut Up’

Labour MP Naz Shah Tells Yazidi ISIS Victims to ‘Shut Up’

After recently retweeting a comment saying Rotherham rape victims should shut up for the good of diversity, prominent George Galloway critic and moderate socialist intellectual Naz Shah has ended up in even bigger trouble.

A satirical Twitter account, parodying prominent conservative journalist and rowdy anti-imperialist pseudo-Marxist polemicist Peter Hitchens recently said: Continue Reading

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Glossy News Donald Trump Fact Check (Two)

Glossy News Donald Trump Fact Check (Two)

Trump made a bold statement on 8/15/17 regarding infrastructure, jobs, taxes, and literally ANYTHING other than the attack that took place over the weekend, no matter how many times reporters asked. Continue Reading

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Glossy News Donald Trump Fact Check (One)

Glossy News Donald Trump Fact Check (One)

Trump made a bold statement on 8/15/17 regarding infrastructure, jobs, taxes, and literally ANYTHING other than the attack that took place over the weekend. Continue Reading

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