Social Media Identity Standards

July 20, 2012

By Janet Dodrill

Are you promoting your business product or service using social media, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest or other sources? I sure hope so. Did you know that most these social networking sites have their own identity guidelines? Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest recently changed their logo icons and we should be using what they and others are providing to us. Here are links to some of the social media sites branding resources:

Twitter’s marks include, but are not limited to, the Twitter name, logo, Tweet, Twitter bird, and any word, phrase, image, or other designation that identifies the source or origin of any of Twitter’s products.

This section explains our guidelines regarding the use of Facebook’s logos and other trademarks.

Use the corporate logo below to promote LinkedIn when discussing the LinkedIn Professional Network, as a whole.

Logo and number one button icon.

The below vector versions of our logo and badge are available for you to link to Pinterest.

You can look up the official pages for other social networking sites in your favorite search engine.

Pinterest Virtual Pinboards

February 24, 2012

By Janet Dodrill

PinterestCreate online pinboards (visual scrapbooks) using found images on the web, follow others and be followed by other Pinterest users. Your pinboard will look like a bulletin board of image swatches.

‘Like’ an image on an existing pinboard and leave comments on other people’s pins. Understand the ‘Pin Etiquette’ of this new social media platform, amazingly popular in a short time [Be Nice; Credit Your Sources; Avoid Self Promotion; Report Objectionable Content; Tell Us How to Make Pinterest Better].

pinterest pin boards

Pinterest pin boards

Start a Pinterest account, create custom Boards or use the default ones to start. Install a ‘Pin It’ button in your Firefox browser and start pinning images, linking to its original source. Read the terms to avoid copyright infringement.

Source: Logo property of Pinterest,

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Facebook is Ever-Evolving

May 29, 2011

By Janet Dodrill

It seems like Facebook is always adding features and changing privacy settings. There are personal pages and professional pages. Do you have a, or more than one, professional page? Here are some recent articles and links to teach you more and help stay up-to-speed:

HOW TO: Set Up a Facebook Page

HOW TO: Use Social Media During Your Family Vacation

5 Easy Ways to Liven Up Your Facebook Stream

HOW TO: Implement a Social Good Campaign on Facebook

Facebook Launches Non-Profit Resource Center

Facebook Dislike Button Scam Gets More Sophisticated [WARNING]

Avoid Facebook Spams and Scams

Facebook Changes Mean That You Are Not Seeing Everything That You Should be Seeing!/notes/mark-hull/please-read-facebook-changes-mean-that-you-are-not-seeing-everything-that-you-sh/10150089908123789

Resources:,,, Facebook Page/Mark Hull

Blog Blog Blog – Archive 1

June 30, 2009

By Janet Dodrill

In an effort to consolidate my blog posts across multiple blog sites, I have decided to make WordPress my blog of choice. Past posts on my other blog site at will remain. Here is a list of the posts you can find there:

Twitter’s ‘#followfriday’ Following

Have You Ever Been Asked to Write a Press Release?

Urban Dictionary

Tutorial Web Sites for Graphic Designers and Web Designers

Fun Obama Poster Style Icon-Maker

How to Create a Panoramic Image in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Janet Dodrill’s Holiday Card 2008

Also, please check out my past blog posts for Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), and check back periodically, at

The Rise of Cleveland Tech Events

Ning and Bebo Among Fastest Growing Social Media Sites

Educational Online Tutorials and Podcasts

Twitter Tidbits

April 22, 2009

By Janet Dodrill

I love Twitter! It lets you find out what your friends are doing, and allows you to let them know what you are doing in 140 characters. It is micro-blogging. One can follow others – up to 1000 per day. Others can follow you.

There are applications developed for Twitter, and Twitter Fans can post additional apps to a public wiki page. Other apps are available on Mashable [The Social Media Guide] site.

Twitter users ‘tweet’, like birds, to eachother, when they post to their profile page. Twitterers can send direct messages to eachother. They can also retweet other people’s posts if you find them of value or think other users will. is a user powered Twitter directory. You can find who’s on Twitter by popularity listed by category, such as celebrity, news, tv, radio, and more. You can add yourself (your Twitter username) to a category to be listed. Movie star Ashton Kutcher just topped the charts and some of the We Follow categories by reaching 1 million followers (and rising) in a competition against CNN.

Even social sites like Twitter can get infected with viruses and worms. The problem happens when you visit a site that is infected. There are ways fix the problem. For updates check the Twitter blog.

Oprah Winfrey recently joined Twitter. Evan Williams, CEO of  Twitter appeared on Oprah on 4/17/09, and Ashton Kutcher was interviewed for his new title of ‘Mr. Twitter’ via satellite. I follow all three on Twitter. Prior to the show Evan tweeted that he had forgotten to pack a clean pair of socks and would have to appear on the show wearing dirty socks, but nothing was mentioned during the show! Oprah must not have read her recent tweets! While the show was in progress, Oprah viewed a tweet to her from Ellen DeGeneres, where she asked, “Oprah Winfrey – what are you doing on here?! Shouldn’t you be working on our cover?!”

Ashton Kutcher and his wife, Demi Moore, tweet all the time, and post pictures and video of eachother and most recently of their trip to southern France, and of the set and other celebrities (including Tom Selleck), while Ashton filmed a movie.

In the Mashable article, The Fastest Growing Social Sites,  it states that Twitter is among ‘the big three’ (others being Facebook and MySpace) and has now grown by over 2,500 percent in the past year, and that number is expected to grow.

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