Colleen Pence

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Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

You want people to read your content, right?That’s why you wrote it in the first place.But getting people to read your content in today’s world of …

Writing

The complete guide to not going to college

Kids grow up and go to college. Such is the norm. And yes—you could. Perhaps should. Think of the current economic climate, which all but requires people entering the workforce to arrive at job interviews brandishing their university transcript; think of the social benefits, the broadening of …

Education

The Decline of Organic Facebook Reach & How to Outsmart the Algorithm

If you've been managing a Facebook Page over the past few years, you've likely noticed a drop in how many of your fans have been viewing and …

Facebook

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you can take …

Social Media Marketing

Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

It’s time to face the music. To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the …

Baton Rouge

What’s Ahead for Social Media: Live Video, Influencers, and Content

<b>Author: Lisa Marcyes</b>Every year I look forward to the opportunity to travel to San Diego and attend Social Media Marketing World (SMMW) where I get to …

Digital Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat Marketing

There’s a continually growing list of social media platforms that businesses should be using, and plenty of marketers agree that Snapchat is included …

Digital Marketing

The Ideal Length of a Sales Email, Based on 40 Million Emails

Ever wondered if it's better to write a longer or shorter sales email? Get the answer once and for all.

Everything I Know About Instagram's Hashtag Problem and Shadowbanning

A couple of weeks ago, around the middle of March, some of the accounts I manage on Instagram saw engagement drop off by over 50%. It was kind of …

Marketing

Best iPhone camera, photo and video editing apps (2017 edition)

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket right now, the old adage goes. The iPhone has been in many pockets in the past few years and it …

For Blog Posts in 2017, What's the Best Length for SEO?

<b>TLDR;</b><p><b>Size does matter, but quality matters more.</b> When you’re writing a blog post especially for search engine optimization, remember that length is …

Digital Marketing

Twitter will no longer count @-names in replies as part of its 140 character limit

Twitter is making your 140 characters count for more. Starting today, @usernames won’t count towards your characters within a reply.<p>In doing so, Twitter implemented some useful visual changes. For one, the person you’re replying to now shows up <i>above</i> the tweet text, which makes the presentation a …

Marketing

How To Add Links To Instagram Stories In The Latest App Update

Calling all social media mavens: The latest Instagram update is here with a bunch of cool new features to jazz up your Stories. Along with being able …

Instagram

5 strategies for standardized testing survival

Standardized testing for many families is the toughest time of the school year. The pressure to perform ripples through classrooms across the country.

Standardized Testing

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

Teens

8 shocking statistics about kids and online behavior that will make you want to have another tech talk, now.

I hate to admit it, but I used to be that parent. You know the one who proclaimed her kids would never watch TV or play on a computer, and instead …

Parenting

This lawyer rewrote the Instagram Privacy Policy in child-friendly language. Go talk to your kids, parents.

We share a lot about Internet privacy and talking to kids about web safety here on Cool Mom Tech, because we’re parents too, and let’s just say …

Privacy

How to Use Instagram Stories: The Complete Guide for Business

Snapchat may have pioneered disappearing content, but Instagram clearly doesn’t plan on missing out on one of social media’s hottest trends.Launched …

Instagram

The 15-Minute Social Media Audit Everyone Can Do

The word “audit” deserves more love than it gets.<p>When I hear the word, my mind goes straight to tax season and the manila envelope crammed with …

Social Media Marketing

How To Build a Content Strategy Using a Social Media Audit

Shares 6K<p>Are you looking for tools to help you analyze the content on your competitors’ social media profiles?<p>To create a content strategy that …

Social Media Marketing

How to Keep Your Kids Safe by Monitoring Their Phones

Porn Has Fueled A 400% Rise In Child-On-Child Assaults In the UK

<i>Trigger warning. FTND note: Many readers may find the following accounts to be graphic and/or disturbing.</i><p>In a report by The Daily Mail, convictions …

Shorter, off peak posts will increase Facebook engagements, report suggests

The use of video, keeping posts down to 50 words and posting during off hours are some key ingredients to more consumer interaction with Facebook …

7 Things We Wish the Tourism Industry Knew About Instagram

It’s no secret Instagram is a powerful social media tool for destination marketers. With over 600 million Instagrammers, the possibilities to create …

Pinterest and YouTube Release New Features, as Facebook Presents New Ad Policy

YouTube
Advertising

Instagram will soon let you share multiple photos in one post

Albums are part of the latest Instagram beta on Android<p>Multi-photo Instagram galleries are finally coming soon — and for everyone. Currently, only advertisers have the ability to publish several photos in a single post, which users can swipe through horizontally. But inside the latest beta release …

Instagram

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