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Social Media video

Here’s a video I found from the folks over at howcast.com so I thought I’d repost it here too. This shows you Social Media is very important for your business now-a-days. If you or your business need help, we’re here to help you, click on the contact tab and send us a note.

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Ways to use Twitter

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Twitter and Social Media/Networking in general have become hot lately. However, there are a lot of people that don’t really know how to use Twitter. They sign up for a twitter account because they see their favorite TV show, Celebrity, or Brand and want to follow them, but that’s all they see and then wonder what the big deal is and think, ‘this is stupid’. Well, that’s what I thought when I first signed up back in ’06, then slowly people started following me and a few months later I revisited it and started following back. It has since become a ‘river of news’ of sorts. You can go right to twitter.com and view your tweets, but the best way is to download a App. There are many apps for both your phone and your Desktop (PC & Mac). Tweetdeck has been a favorite of mine on both my iphone and desktop, but lately I’ve been playing with Hootsuite on the desktop. There’s also Web based apps like Brizzly.com, which you can have open in a tab in your browser, the difference between Brizzly and going right to twitter.com is with brizzly you can watch multiple twitter accounts that you may have, instead of logging out of twitter.com to switch back and forth, example your business twitter account and personal twitter account. Some people think you have to tweet about what your doing in the bathroom, that is not true, I for one really don’t want to hear that. It’s for to tweet where you are, ie. a good cafe, movie; or post links to your blog or a good article from someone’s blog that you want to share. Or pictures, even videos, ie. from youtube or somewhere. Or updates on what your kids are doing, (don’t give exact locations or full names of them for fear of some creep stalking them). People often think tweets are open and the world can see them, mostly it’s just people who follow you who can see your tweets, you can block people, however there is a public stream people can see (goes very fast) so if your concerned about privacy you can protect your tweets and lock it down so people have to ask you for permission to follow you, then you can approve or deny, you don’t get the full affect but that’s where multiple accounts can come in, you can have one for family, etc. and then one for everyone else. I have a few (which are all open) @scottpenton @yapstream @pentontech (my business one which I haven’t used to much yet) and then a special one @americanheroes which is for our fallen solders in the Iraq/Afgan. wars. So that’s how to use twitter in a round up. If I’m missing something feel free to add in the comments.

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iThemes TV

Here’s a video from the folks over at iThemes, who are the makers of the theme Builder, which this blog is on, check it out:

iThemes TV – April 20 from WebDesign.com on Vimeo.

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Hello World

Welcome, I am starting this site, and business Penton Technologies, LLC, as a side business to follow my passion and create web sites and social media things while still holding on to my primary job as Tech Support for the Police Dept. This will be just on the side to cover me on the legal side as well as for tax advantages. This will also be for my family (if they wish) to do something and have a web presence. So stay tuned for great things to come on this exciting adventure.
-Scott Penton

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