Dashboards, Hashtags, Chats – Oh My! Your Twitter 101 Guide

While Twitter does not garner quite the volume of users of Facebook, there are over 200 million users. Its user volume, along with its ease of use, makes Twitter a helpful tool in building your personal brand and increasing your social media presence. Mackenzie, an account coordinator at Ignite Social Media, shares with us her tops guidelines to get us...

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NEXTer interview: Erin Levin

  An award-winning advocate journalist whose experience has ranged from ABC to CNN,  Erin Levin is now the Community and Social Media Manager at Better World Books. She is also a Co-Founder of Atlanta for Acumen that supports the Acumen Fund on a local level.   Q: Your first career was as a journalist at CNN, but we have heard...

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Are You Protected? You Never Know What Lurks Online

As the age of “newbie” internet users gets younger and younger, and online traffic grows globally as more people flock to, and depend on, social media for information; the importance of online safety is at an all time high. Issues such as cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking have been in the media various times over the past few years. Programs like Dateline...

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Give Your Intuition the Power of Conviction

In most of my interviews with 40-something women I focus on what they know now that they wish they knew in their 20s. Next for Women asked me to explore an interesting twist on that perspective: What things are 40-something women working on now that they would encourage young women to work on earlier in their lives/career? An interesting theme...

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Are your thoughts holding you back or moving you forward?

  Are your thoughts holding you back or moving you forward? Think about that for a moment. With every thought you actually are creating a feeling … which results in an emotion. Emotions then dictate in most cases what action or behavior you take or demonstrate in a situation. First, let’s clear up a common misperception. The words “feelings” and...

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Election Day: Vote For Yourself!

The amazing thing about election day is that so few people actually take the time to make their voice heard despite being given the opportunity to do so. What if we did that in the workplace as well? Just like voting, very few people choose to ’show up’ at their jobs.     Making your voice heard in politics and...

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Don’t Rely On Luck: Finding A Mentor Takes Hard Work

  Being lucky matters. That’s the over-arching theme that I’ve been hearing from world-class researchers all year. This semester, I’m in a class designed as an orientation to the world of research. Each week, we have a seminar-style conversation with professors who are among the best of the best in their fields, and each week they stress the importance of...

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A Geek’s Guide To Using Facebook Safely

  Using Facebook is an excellent way to shape your personal brand (and have fun!). But how do you ensure that your information won’t get intercepted by a third party? Unfortunately, anything we put online is fodder for interception. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your information a little safer. Change your password, and change it...

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Why Become A NEXT for Women Member?

For the college student and emerging professional, aspiring business owner, or job seeker – this series is available only for members of the NEXT for Women community!   Morra Aarons Mele, the founder of digital PR and marketing firm Women Online, is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her...

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