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May 2011

Social Media Vocabulary: Eye Rest and Linkbait

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 31, 2011

This week for social media vocabulary, we have 5 more strange words. Who knew astroturfing had anything to do with social media? As always, let us know if there are words you hear and would like an explanation on! Akismet: Akismet is our friend. It is a little bot application that filters spam comments from […]


Monday Social Media Mash

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 30, 2011

Mondays, the day you catch up on all those emails from over the weekend, check out what you missed over the weekend, and stare down all the work you’ll be doing for the rest of the week. It’s a good time to catch up on some social media from last week and the weekend too, […]


Managing Your Presence On Facebook: Business Edition

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 29, 2011

Lesson 1: Unlocking The Power Of Facebook For Your Business Everyone is telling you your business needs a Facebook presence. It’s true, it sure does, but why? In this course you will learn exactly why you need a Facebook presence for your business and how it will make your business better by driving traffic, building brand and […]


What Keeps You Going?

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 28, 2011

What keeps you moving when things get tough, or just plain suck? We all have those times when it is hard to get motivated or nothing seems to go right in a day. What is it that keeps you truckin’ toward your goals even when you’re just not feeling it? I have a friend that […]


Starting Your Resume For A New World: LinkedIn

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 27, 2011

At Salty Waffle, we’ve been working on some brand new social media classes and the newest set is all about the ‘Social Resume’. We’re teaching all about tools to build your online resume for a world where paper resumes are dying. Since LinkedIn is such a huge part of recruiting, (80% of companies use it […]


You know the person, the ‘Facebook Stalker’. The guy or gal that hunts around Facebook way past the boundaries of their own wall and feed looking for information on one of the more than 500 million individuals inhabiting the site. Maybe an ex, maybe someone you just met, someone from high-school, or maybe just a […]


Hootsuite: A Tool for Teams

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 25, 2011

Here at Salty Waffle, almost all of our work is done remotely. Our ability to do this is in large part due to the tools we use everyday. We have a service to make conference calls easy, we use Google Docs to share information, and with our cool phones we can post on the go. As we collect […]


Social Media Vocabulary: T-t-twitter Edition

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 24, 2011

This is a fun edition of our weekly social media vocabulary piece that will hopefully help to clear up some of the stammering that happens when you are trying to pick the right T-word with Twitter. 5 more social media vocabulary terms to take-in: 1. Tweep: One of your twitter people. Twitter + people = […]


The Year In Social Media (via eBook!)

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 23, 2011

Well Salty Waffle friends, social media continues to move at breakneck speed. Even in just the last few months, StumbleUpon passed up Facebook, Google went social, and Skype cashed in with the empire. We know it can be darn near impossible to keep up with everything, especially all the latest best practices, strategies, great business tools, services, and otherwise […]


Is Twitter Telling Us It’s The End Of The World?

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 21, 2011

Not even going to answer that, too messy. However, social media is reacting strongly to the idea that tomorrow might be the end of the world and the rapture event certain ancient texts speak of. If you’ve been following Twitter this evening, you might have noticed a few trending hashtags regarding the ‘rapture’. Whether you […]


Rampant Addiction: Social Games Are Taking Over Lives

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 20, 2011

This might be the simplest social media infographic we’ve ever seen, but it might just be the most shocking. Nearly 1 of every 5 people playing social games via Facebook think they are actually addicted! 927 million hours are spent social gaming every single month. And, the kicker: 50% of log-ins to Facebook are specifically […]


A Little Secret About Link Shortening

by Mitchell Cuevas on May 18, 2011

social media, linke shortening, Twitter, social media vocabulary

When Twitter vaulted into crazy popularity someone really smart saw that we needed a way to shorten our links. Pasting long URLs into our tweets and using up so many of those valuable 140 characters just wasn’t cutting it. Link shortening wasn’t invented for Twitter, but it soon became its most popular use and URL shorteners […]


Social Media Vocabulary: EdgeRank

May 17, 2011

Some of, if not the most important parts of the web are the algorithms that make it run. Google’s search formula determines who shows up where in results, web crawlers are controlled by algorithms as they comb the web for information, and yes, social media uses them to make our online social life tick. A word popped […]

Really? 1 in 5 Smartphone Users Check-In

May 13, 2011

In the past few months I’ve gone from gung-ho Foursquare fanatic, to apathetic location loser. In fact, today Nicole couldn’t even convince me to check-in to Cactus down on Alki. It just didn’t seem worth the almost zero effort it would have required. Well, today I might have been given a little hope. With a […]

Sorry, But I Have To Ask…

May 13, 2011

Today’s infographic gives us some really interesting statistics on the ‘social ask’. We’re inundated by requests on social media sites everyday, that’s  a fact, but is it too much? Does it bother you when someone requests a like, a follow, a fan me, or something similar? Is 3 million a month just too much? How do […]

Don’t Lose Everything: Back-up Your Social Media

May 12, 2011

It’s something most of us don’t think about on a regular basis, but the safety of your online data is always at risk. Twitter has well publicized up-time issues and even the behemoth’s like Facebook and Google have a little kinks in the line once in a while. When you start thinking about the possibility of losing […]

Just How Quick Is Twitter? Quick Enough To Save Your Life

May 10, 2011

When Japan was hit with an Earthquake, Twitter was there. When Osama got taken out, it was live on Twitter. So what does this mean? It means Twitter is a legitimate place for information to spread FAST. On cue, Mexico is the first among what might become an increasing number of countries to use Twitter […]