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Hottest Summer on Record Globally…So Let’s Have Christmas in July!

Christmas in July!

Christmas in July!

I don’t know how many of you are sweltering in the July heat like me, but according to CNN it is a record number this year – at least in June and expected to be followed up by July. What’s a girl to do when it’s THIS HOT? Why SHOPPING of course~!!!

You may know I’m a member of Virtual Online Learning a place to learn and network online while making friends. This is an awesome community that is centered around selling on eBay, but covers, oh so much more! I have taken classes on email marketing, blogging, YouTube, Facebook, HTML and even taught a class on Twitter lists! @VirtualOnline is truly a place to take a class, then go right out the same day and make money! My friend, Danna Crawford @PowerSellingMom started it one year ago and the progress is just astounding! There are around 100 members so far and I was the very first! I’m very proud to hold that distinction and encourage everyone who wants to do marketing online to join us! Danna is the woman who told me when I met her that I would be a Powerseller -and WHAT MONTH it would happen! Guess what?! She NAILED it~! And I thought it was impossible!

So back to the topic at hand…. as I wipe my brow and adjust my laptop before it scorches my thighs. Again. THIS hot July is MUCH different than last hot July! Besides being much, much HOTTER, Louise from Herbs-Crafts-Gifts and a helper at Virtual Online, set up a “Christmas in July Sale” for  the members and their stores! What a wise woman! I am one of those that always gets to the Holiday stuff after it is sold out – so my customers miss out on all that good stuff. It always goes MUCH sooner than I think it will and already, things are selling OUT! Now we have all banded together to bring you the good stuff before it’s gone, let you get a leg up, give you the shopping edge! Please go check out the stores below! They all have different items and are separately owned. If you wish YOUR store was listed here, you should join us at  Virtual Online Learning please tell ’em Anita sent you! And don’t forget to dip your toes into the snow while you’re there!

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Guesting on Warren Whitlock and Ed Philipp’s “Will Your Brand Survive in the Social Media Age?”

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Will Your Brand Survive in the Social Media Age?

Tonight, I was lucky enough to receive an invitation from Ed Philipp @EdLovesSumo to be on @WarrenWhitlock and his BlogTalkRadio show, TwitcastRadio.com Use the tag #TCR on Twitter to follow the tweets!

For more information about the webinar I presented via Danna Crawford @PowerSellingMom on @VirtualOnline

Virtual Online Learning: Understanding Twitter Lists http://bit.ly/3mDBZ1 #edu

Joining Virtual Online Learning ? Please say “Anita sent you”! Thank you for listening! Feel free to post questions & I will follow up here or ModelSuppliesBlog.com

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Open Your Mind! Expand Your Horizons! – Quick 15 minute show

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Open Your Mind! Expand Your Horizons! – Quick 15 minute show.

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Open Your Mind! Expand Your Horizons! – Quick 15 minute show

Most of you know that I am a vegetarian, middle of the road Democrat and against animal

testing for cosmetics. What you may not know is that I am a supporter of the right to bear

arms and, while I do not hunt or eat meat myself, I can see the need for others to do so

and hold no “beef” with them over it. In fact, I have recently begun selling Pella hunting

wear and gear in cooperation with PheasantPhun.com and TeamHuntress.com and am finding a

new appreciation for it!

I believe it is extremely important for us to keep our minds open, live and let live and

not attack one another over our beliefs. There is room for all of us in this world and

plenty of room for varying opinions.

Links to outdoor destination vacations:

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A Twitter Guide – The Art of the DM

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Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!

Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!

I have done a lot of writing about spam DMs or Direct Messages on Twitter recently and it may sound as if I don’t like to get DMs at all. Nothing could be further from the truth! I just adore DMs and prefer them to email, truth be told. Surprised? Don’t be!

The DM is a private conversation. It is ideal for people who have very little time and/or short attention span with its limited character set. A big “up side” to having limited characters is that it can force someone to get to the point, be concise and stay focused.

I used to write long, rambling emails. I used to enjoy reading them from others, too, but I simply do not have time for that luxury anymore. I spend most of my email time battling spam. It takes more time to sift email now and I do not enjoy sifting. It is my own fault since I should use a separate account for those purposes, but I digress.

TweetVisor makes me so happy, I could sing!

TweetVisor makes me so happy, I could sing!

I always have TweetVisor up, so I can usually see DMs as they come in and reply instantly whenever I am online. TweetVisor shows everything all at once on one page, so I see my public @replies, too. This saves a TON of energy and effort, plus it allows me to be very speedy in my communications. Most of the time, an @reply on Twitter is great for both parties, lending exposure for both parties and the chance for new followers, but sometimes the conversation goes deeper or gets more involved or personal. How do I know when to take it to DM?

  • When you send your email address or other private information, take it to DM.
  • When you’re in an involved conversation and exchanged multiple messages that really concern no one else, take it to DM.
  • When it would be impossible to follow or jump into the conversation, take it to DM.
  • When you want to flirt for real, take it to DM. (Caution, you may get blocked! But that’s the same as real life, isn’t it?)
  • When the information you’d like to impart is very specifically for that one person, take it to DM.
  • When the subject is private information, take it to DM.
  • When sending a link someone requests that you have already tweeted within the past 4 hours, send it via DM to avoid being thrown out of search. (see my article about search for more information)
  • When you feel the need to use off-color language, in general, take it to DM.
  • If you feel the need to say something negative, keep it out of your stream and take it to DM. (Avoid)
  • When contacting customer support or Twitter support about a sensitive subject or complaint, don’t be rude and embarrass the company in an @reply, take it to DM.
DMs are like whispers...

DMs are like whispers...

Basically, an @reply or tweet is a shout out and a DM is a whisper. Whatever is said in DM is not general knowledge and should never be shared with someone else. You should never post the contents of a DM or tell someone else the contents of a DM. That is a trust violator that is not easily, if ever, overcome. Don’t overuse the DM, either, or your important messages may not be seen due to an onslaught of automatic DMs, frivolous flirtations and True Twit DM messages clogging the column. Master the art of the DM and it will simplify many areas of your electronic life!

by Anita Nelson @ModelSupplies on Twitter – Follow me!

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What Would You Do To Be A Twitter Trending Topic?

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What @officialtila REALLY Thinks of Her Fans – October 5th, 2009

Twitter Trending Topics

Twitter Trending Topics

A trending topic on Twitter occurs when so many tweople tweet about a certain word, phrase or #hashtag that it becomes a top trending topic. It is not easy to become a trend on Twitter since the population explosion, Michael Jackson’s death and armies of bots compete with different keywords for the ten slots all the time. Yes, your heart will sink if you see your favorite star’s name along with “RIP” in trending topics. Twitter now offers the fastest news this blogger knows in existence via trending topic. It is THE place to check first for news and normally is filled with links to stories about that topic.

@officialtila on TwitterCounter.com

@officialtila on TwitterCounter.com

Is it valuable Public Relations to be a Twitter trending topic? You bet your background, it is! In fact, some tweeps have sunken to new lows to trend. This morning, I caught a tweet to @officialtila begging her to stop talking about suicide since children were up and on their way to school. I am happily writing this from the standpoint that I have no idea who Tila Tequila is! I read this morning that she has a show on MTV – you know, that cable TV station that used to play music, but now only retains the name Music Television? Her page is Verified, background nude, and her Bio promises “Follow me for a fun time! xox”. Not today. No fun today, boys and girls.

@officialtila page

@officialtila page

This morning Tila was busy threatening her followers that she was going to kill herself, manipulating them to create hap dash #hashtags in the lamest attempt to get a trending topic EVER. She threatened suicide. Apparently, this wasn’t even the first time! I felt sorry for her – AT FIRST, but I kept reading. This is one of the most self-absorbed, careless, reckless, self-important “stars” I have ever seen! She has adolescents as fans and followers, engaging them in considering suicide for her and themselves. Counting off the ways to perform the act and pronouncing which ways were “painful”.

Tila tries for trending in the worst way.

Tila tries for trending in the worst way.

Likely angry that she couldn’t become a trend, she began to say that Twitter blocked her from trending. I doubt Twitter is blocking her in fact, I’m surprised they have not pulled her down for her avatar or background picture. That’s star treatment. Personally, I didn’t see that many tweets about her – for or against her suicide to pull a trend. She just didn’t get it and became furious at her lack of trending, ranting at whomever spoke to her, and finally, telling everyone that she is tired of working so hard to give up 50% to taxes to support them!

Does Tila pay your way? Do you follow her?

Does Tila pay your way? Do you follow her?

Does Tila put food on YOUR table?

Does Tila put food on YOUR table?

Other things Tila said:

  • Accused people of being racist, while she talked about “certain demographics”
  • Said @lilduval turned his back on her – what is he supposed to do, exactly?
  • Ripped on @cthagod when he got her to stop her suicidal ranting from what I can tell. Oh yes, she deleted MOST of what she said to him because of the inflammatory nature, but we’ve got your back:
This doesn't sound like nice, normal conversation.

This doesn't sound like nice, normal conversation.

She ends this pathetic grab for attention by actually lecturing to her followers as if they are the ones with the problem! She quotes Russell Simmons to prove she did not make racist remarks, while it could certainly be proven that she did. At the end, she is “an educator, a bringer of light, lecturing mankind for the greater good”. Get real! Take responsibility for yourself, Tila!

Does this sound racist to you?

Does this sound racist to you?

She said things that were quite possibly legally actionable to other tweeps, such as “Ur gonna get shot” which could be construed as a threat.

"Ur gonna get shot"

"Ur gonna get shot"

Much of her “episode” appears to be deleted, but we can turn to search for the next 14 days or so to read it, can’t we? Tila’s Twitter Search – Yes, we can, trending topic or not. Tila, put the Twitter down. It’s not your best moment. It did make me write this article, but I still don’t know who you are and worse, I no longer care to find out. Here’s what people are saying to Tila on Twitter. Do you still follow her? Where are you going?

Does it all come down to conceit?

Does it all come down to conceit?

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The Night Blip fm Died

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23 years ago, I wrote a 3 page letter to my present day husband comprised entirely of lyrics. Thinking he would read it as I wrote it, changing tunes with each phrase, I handed my masterpiece over to him with such pride. He played guitar, so of course he could appreciate it…  Maybe not as much fun to read as it was to write it!

My Hubby

My Hubby

You might think someone like me would immediately abandon ship from Twitter to Blip.fm as soon as the introduction was made. Limitless music to pour through is a type of heaven for someone like me who majored in Musical Theater and even tried unsuccessfully to change her major to Music (they liked me, they really liked me, but I could not sight read on piano well enough, alas). By the time I checked out Blip.fm, I was fully ensconced in my Twitter world. I used TONS of restraint not to “blip” all the time since many Twitter users considered it “spam” to play song after song. I denied my passion for a very long time, stopping in to blip only a song or two…

On Friday (night!), September 25th, 2009, that would all change. Perhaps it changed for MANY, MANY people all at once? It was a Friday night filled with fun, twittering and blipping! The excitement was almost palpable as we “passed each other in the halls” nodding our virtual approval of songs and tweets when we couldn’t slow down long enough to actually reply. Blip.fm was so busy I could hardly add a song to my playlist! The songs came whizzing by making their own music! Here’s another one from

@krystynchong

@krystynchong

@KrystynChong ~smiles~ that’s a GOOD one! Tweets zooming just as fast!  Here I am!

@CiaoBella50

@CiaoBella50

@MomsofAmerica

@MomsofAmerica

@FijiLomalagi

@FijiLomalagi

@RiWrites

@RiWrites

@CiaoBella50 @MomsofAmerica @FijiLomalagi @RiWrites! Ready for our pajama party!” –

@LoriMoreno

@LoriMoreno

(@LoriMoreno‘s idea) It wasn’t long before most of that group was in Twitter Jail ~ which calls for Thin Lizzy – “JailBreak”, of course! Speeding to blip JailBreak, @CiaoBella50 and I met briefly in a DM, both trying to rip the song out, neither being successful. I told Bella I couldn’t get my blips to show up in my tweets! <~ what a fun sentence THAT was! Wonder what’s wrong? I continued to blip new jail songs, but none would come through to Twitter. Then something odd happened at Blip.fm…it slowed down and my Firefox browser began to crash.

It was all I could do to squeeze out a tweet, cramming @CiaoBella50 @RiWrites @MomsofAmerica @FijiLomalagi into our tweets. Changing the names of the convicted to their Twitter jail account names seamlessly, rock on!

@DJKevyK

@DJKevyK

Happened upon a Blip by @DJKevyK that seemed to be someone talking in French – cool, interesting, funny, I thought.

@mayhemstudios

@mayhemstudios

That took me off on an A.D.D. tangent and I began to wonder why I never talk to @MayhemStudios anymore – of course, “it’s so funny…..how we don’t talk…. Anymore” Well, I had to blip THAT song to him! I sped off to my search page in slow motion since Firefox was crashing, searched out the song, marveled that this must be a “one hit wonder” since I didn’t know who did the song, proceeded to blip it and got an internal server error!

Blip.fm Fatal Error

Blip.fm Fatal Error

Reboot!

Reboot!

Progress...

Progress...

Blip.fm was CRASHING????

Boot Language

Boot Language

How could this BE?????

In response to my laughing with my friends, exclaiming “I broke Blip.fm!”, my husband started yelling at me for breaking Blip.fm! What song was I blipping? He was planning on blipping some tunes! What did I do?! (I decided not to tell him.)

Of course, we are all USED to Twitter #Failwhales and Caterpillars, but I had never seen Blip.fm CRASH! I could still listen, but not blip. I ran around to my friends on Twitter, asking them if they could blip? Before I got any answers confirming from Twitter, other Blippy friends that I also know in Twitter, of course, @drslimpepper

@soulboykirk

@drslimpepper

@soulboykirk came by my Twitter to say they could no longer blip, either! I began telling them I broke Blip.fm! It had to be me since I am not there often and really started pounding out the blips! A feeling of dread came over me as I gradually realized Blip.fm was seriously and actually DOWN.

@drslimpepper

@djslimpepper

RT @drslimpepper Oh Blippy how I love you, Oh Blippy how I care, 4 you. Come on back Blippy, we all love you. LOL

Thank goodness it’s back on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm EST!

I will never toy with you again, Blippy!

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How to Avoid Spam on Twitter – Follow Facts

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There seems to be some confusion about spam. If a spammer follows you, it really does not matter all that much. It is when you follow a spammer that you will be subjected to their content-until you unfollow. Spam accounts following you are not gathering information in that way. If they want to gather information, they use Twitter search and even an account you blocked can find information about you and anyone else there. The only information that is not available in Twitter search is protected updates and those who are “gone from search”. (See article) Even an account that you blocked can go to your page and read your updates, unless they are “protected”, but protecting your updates seriously limits your ability to gain followers, so what to do?

Protected tweets do not show in search, but can discourage followers.

Protected tweets do not show in search, but can discourage followers.

Unfollowing a spammer is usually plenty. The only types that need to be blocked are those who repeatedly follow and unfollow you, those with graphic avatars and those who are not even following you, yet send an @reply to you and usually a few others grouped together, containing a link to something you do not care about.

Spam accounts are normally set up in multiples or armies of bot accounts. A bot or robot, in this instance, is a completely automated account set up for the sole purpose of broadcasting a single message or set of messages that do not include networking. Often a bot account will only tweet messages including links to their purpose.

Most spammers are bots programmed with annoying outgoing messages. It could pop up in your @replies now known as @mentions. The only people who see their message are those who follow that account or those whose names are included in @mentions within that tweet or spam sandwich. They tend to target Twitter users with lots of followers, grouping them with friends to gain trust. This type of spammer shoots its message out with no following relationship with you. The only way to stop seeing them is to block.

Don't send us your spam sandwich!

Don't send us your spam sandwich!

Spam sandwich messages are the worst because they insinuate that you know the sender and try to establish trust by showing you with your friends. Your friends think you believe it’s ok, so they may click on the link. Trust is the fabric of Twitter! The worst of this is that you could be swept up in a “spam cloud” when Twitter is cleaning and accidentally get suspended from Twitter even though you did NOTHING to provoke or cause it! (See article)

If you are following someone with an annoying tendency toward spam, yet they do not send to you directly, simply unfollowing is sufficient.

So, how do you avoid spam on Twitter?

  1. Do not follow accounts that will spam you and unfollow if they become spammy.
  2. Block accounts with graphic avatars or that include you in a spam sandwich message containing a link to something you don’t care about that is directed at a few people who are not even followed by said spammer. <~ Those are the worst!

Large accounts, such as the accounts of stars, don’t worry about who is following them. They worry about who they follow. That is the only thing they can reasonably control. Since we are “Reciprocals”, we follow a lot more accounts than stars and must approach it differently. The important thing in avoiding spam on Twitter is whom you follow or don’t follow, not who is following you, or the stars would be at constant risk, wouldn’t they?

by Anita Nelson

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