why businesses use social media


facebook summary: facebook is what we should use for getting the word out. To my knowledge it’s the most used social media site. People can share your photo’s and videos. we can plan events.

Most online advertising reaches only 38% of its intended audience. Facebook’s average is 89%.3 Your business gets more value from every ad.

Over a billion people use Facebook to connect. Based on their location, age and more, we can introduce you to the people who’ll love your business.

More and more, people are uploading, sharing and discovering videos on Facebook. Video views grew more than 50% from May through July of this year, and since June there has been an average of more than 1 billion video views on Facebook each day.



twitter summary: twitter is more for updates or news on our business.

Even if you are a small business with a very unique niche, Twitter is big enough that you can find an audience.

On Facebook, each post you make only goes out to some of your fans because of Facebook’s algorithm. On Twitter, unless you tweet directly to someone, each and every tweet goes to all of your followers.



pinterest summary: pinterest seems like the kind of place where we would want to upload all of our creations (gadget’s recipe’s art etc.) on to. with pinterest we can figure out our followers common interests and expand upon that.

Explore new metrics about the people who engage with your business and what else they’re into. See your audience’s most common interests and what other businesses they follow, then tailor what Pins you add based on that.

See what people love most from your Pinterest profile and website, and how much traffic your site gets when you add the Pin It button.



google+ summary: I think we would mainly just use google+ as a source of communication.

97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Your local Google+ page connects you with customers on Search, Maps and Google+, no matter what device they are using.

Your Google+ page helps you build a loyal fan base. Your customers can show their appreciation with ratings and reviews, use the +1 button to endorse your content, and re-share your posts across the web.

Give customers the right info at the right time, whether that be driving directions to your business in Maps, hours of operations in Search or a phone number they can click to call you on mobile phones.

google+ connects directly to youtube


tumblr summary: I think tumblr would just be yet another social media I have researched and I do not see anything unique about tumblr to benefit us, except for that it is a popular site and the posts are much smoother

Hundreds of millions of people around the world come to Tumblr every month to find, follow, and share what they love. Our mission is to empower the world’s creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve

As some of the world’s best creators, we’re excited to give you a means to create a brand identity you can be proud of. Tell your story through pictures, animation, text, music, video, and more. Build a following of loyal fans and watch your content explode organically across the network and web.



reddit summary: we could definitely use it for customer service. our followers can be a lot more interactive.

Reddit is not a platform to shout your message at your fans, but rather a place to interact with them.

The Xbox 360 sub-Reddit has done a great job providing a place for people to discuss this popular product. The sub-Reddit funnels Microsoft customers with questions into the right channels to get resolved

his sub-Reddit provides customer service by doing the following:

  • Clearly identify the purpose of the sub-Reddit.
  • Create sections of helpful links.
  • Outline directions on the best ways to get fast customer service.

Creating a community on any platform takes a lot of time and hard work, and Reddit is no different. If you have a product or brand that thrives on interacting and gaining feedback from people, Reddit is a great place to do it

3 inspirations for the everett alc site

last Thursday drew put us up to the task to name 3 websites and what we like about them so let’s get started


I don’t know if this counts or not but edmundm.com  is a site for one of the team meat game designers and what I like about the site is that you can submit a question at any time and he will probably answer that question publicly so it’s basically a 24 7 AMA


I like how google.com changes their logo if there’s a special event



I thought it was really cool when mike showed us printeer.com  I have never seen the background of a webpage move like that before it looks like the background is moving with you and changing



Dear diary September 10th 2014

today we watched 2 more episodes of crash course. One episode being about the history of chemistry. The other one being why do humans declare war. After that I watched drew make a tutorial on making a blog post for this site. Then we all went to the park to play frisbee. Around 2:00 or so we all participated in wiki trails, we went from Vincent van Gogh to Nintendo’s Mario. it was a 17 link long trail. we then did our daily exercise routine and then jumped into the pool.




costume ideas for friday (videogame bosses theme)

glass joe from punchout
war from binding of isaac
super greed from binding of isaac



my d&d character


me in virtual reality

me in d&d

me in reality

my story

5 years in the past I was a spoiled fat boy until one day my rich family lost all of the family fortune in a freak car accident fortunately they lived but unfortunately  they all suicided because we had no family fortune so I was orphaned and the only solace I had were american history books I basically adopted uncle sam as my dad and now I’m here as a 15 year old servant for space ship pilots



Dear diary September 9th 2014

Dear diary today I: made quesadilla’s, particpated in philosophy class, got everything together to make duct tape wallets, emailed the afk tavern, played starcraft with everybody. for philosophy class we talked about why laws were made, if we should follow them, if the law is trying to protect us, why you can’t drink alcohol  until you are 21, why aren’t all drugs legal, etc.

Dear diary, day 1 and 2

dear diary on our first day we did the first wiki trails! Basically wiki trails is where you go on to the wikipedia and you read an article until you decide to click a link on the article and you keep on going until you find a stopping point. We decided to start with the Steller’s Jay because we had just seen a beautiful Steller’s Jay right outside the window. The steller’s jay lead us all the way to the oldest university ever which then we decided to intentionally lead a trail to Tilapia. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait until the next wiki trails! 

Dear diary today we did philosophy. Our philosophy subject for today was are robots really sentient. We also talked about if certain forms of lying are ok. These subjects came up form a movie we just watched called Robot and Frank, it was very interesting. Afterwords Nick, Jurr, and I scootered over to the park. We didn’t stay there for long but it was fun. We then made zucchini bread. And finally we finished of our day by brain storming ways to fund the school. We had over 100 ideas (a lot of them being really bad) and started brain mapping the idea to design websites for people.2014-09-04 16.37.572014-09-04 13.26.202014-09-04 13.26.40