How to Be Successful on Instagram

The Sprout Social Blog offers five tips for businesses to be successful on Instagram. But an Instagram post can be worth a thousand words, as Sprout Social shows by including this post as an exemplar: Social Media Sprout's five Instagram success secrets summarized: Thoroughly prepare your content strategy. Use branded hashtags such as #Let'sThrive. Have a call to action. Engage with Instagram users. Connect with influencers. #Instagram #Socialmedia #UGM #goodmanners #content

A Tale of Two Tragedies

US President Barack Obama, giving his last news conference of the year and his presidency, credits social media in part for the world's attention to the destruction of Aleppo, Syria, whereas, in his view, the South Sudan doesn't have as great a social media culture. However, CNN Op-Ed writers Princeton Lyman and Nancy Lindborg argue in the article, "We're ignoring a possible genocide in South Sudan," that "Militias are mobilizing along ethnic lines, hate speech is circulating

Notable and quotable #UGM

The phenomenon known as Jonny Sun, who has 250,000 Twitter followers, calls himself a robot and tweets poetry such as this: Recode/Vox Media interviewed Jonny Sun recently. He had this to say about Internet manners and social media: #UGM #Twitter #Socialmedia #poetry

GIVEAWAY! AUGNM Roundup for the Week of December 5, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: GISHWHES! The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, started by Misha Collins (

Eight Rules for Social Media After a Hard-Fought Election

No tweeting about the election at 3 A.M.—if President-elect Donald Trump has mastered that one, so can you. No posting pictures of swastikas in support of your candidate. Say one positive thing about the other side’s winning candidate on social media. If you can’t do that, compliment the candidate’s supporters. No posting pictures or video of yourself defacing a candidate’s signs. If you think something is an offensive political comment, video, blog, photo or meme, step back

Election Over, President-Elect Trump--A Survival Guide, AUGNM-Style

As observers of the Internet we noticed three key trends and reactions last night and all through the morning. 1. Digital dynamism outpacing traditional media. The Internet/AP Newswire/New York Times Online/Drudge Report were frequently ahead of the television coverage all evening and called the deciding state, Pennsylvania, for President-Elect Donald J. Trump before the major networks, including CNN, MSNBC, Russian TV, Fox News/Fox business, Bloomberg, and BBC America did. T

VOTE for the AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 7, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world, U.S. election edition! First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! In US Election parlance, we will call these: "Stronger Together/Make the Internet Great Again" Debate Gaffe October Sur

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