Need More Influence

My social media scores are extremely low, which is kind of a bummer since taking a social media class. I am not surprised at my low scores because I am really only active on Facebook and Instagram.

Since I did not have a Twitter account until recently, I did not have a Twitalyzer score. My Social Mention was 0 because the only mention was a different Maggie Willey. My Kred score was 0, which I am confused about because my Klout score was 40 and I thought Kred used Facebook for influence as well.

My goal is to increase my social media use by the end of the semester. I want to start using my Twitter and gaining followers. I want to increase my scores and become an active user of all social media, not just Facebook and Instagram. 


Everyone Should Be Following “The Following”

I am picky when it comes to watching television shows because my attention can go from 100 percent to 0 percent in a matter of milliseconds. When my friend told me he had a new show that I had to watch, I was doubtful I would like it and never tuned in. I got bored the other day and got on Hulu to look around. I found the show he mentioned and decided to click on it. I am now completely hooked.

The show is “The Following”. It is about a jailed serial killer who has a cult of followers that do his killings for him. I know it sounds cliche and probably already done before, but it is so much more than that. I watched 3 episodes in one day and still feel like it wasn’t a waste of time (Even though I could have used that 3 hours to do something more productive). I am literally clenched to my couch the entire 60 minutes it is playing. There are parts where I am almost screaming at the characters because I feel so involved in it. Every episode has a new twist and new followers keep coming out of the woodwork. 

“The Following” is a thriller with a really good story line. It keeps me in suspense the entire time and mad when it is over. It is one of the few shows in years that I have actually waited in excitement for all week. The actors are so convincing at their roles and I feel drawn into the show every week. “The Following” is one show that I would recommend for anyone looking to replace a boring reality show.

Upgrading to the iPhone Has Me Updated

For years I used a non-smart phone and thought all I needed was texting and calling. I never thought I would actually use Internet on my phone when I could just use it on my laptop. But I was wrong. Getting the iPhone has changed my life… literally.

I use my iPhone for everything in my life. Calling, texting, emailing, reminders, alarms, keeping up to date with the news. Literally everything. I was addicted to my laptop for years, but now I rarely use it. My new addiction is now my iPhone. 

I am more informed than ever before thanks to my CNN, Yahoo and Omaha World Herald apps on my phone. I never miss out on any breaking news because it literally gets sent to my phone in a notification. I find myself frozen to my phone often because there is so much information I want to read now.

It used to be rare for me to check my email more than once a day and I usually ended up missing important information due to it. I can now check my email as soon as it gets sent to me because it is connected to my phone. 

I can now check my social media from my phone instead of the old-school way — my laptop. I can also use my phone instead of an iPod when I am at the gym. I can check my bank account from anywhere. I can also YouYube or Google anything from anywhere at anytime.

Having an iPhone has changed my life completely. Everything I used to do from numerous devices has now been combined into one small device I can take everywhere. I never realized how out of the loop I was without an iPhone until I finally made the switch. I can’t imagine my life without it anymore.

This link shows some of the best apps that are FREE for iPhone users. 

This link shows  some secret tips for iPhone users as well.