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Best of 2013: Articles

Here are the top five posts from the year that look at subjects ranking from New Jersey, to Words with Friends, to social networking, to comedy, to Superman!

We figured that we’d put them back out there for you – all in one spot – just in case you missed anything.

Steve Serra: New Jersey Is The Best State To Live In. PERIOD.

Barbara Morrison: Words With Friends

Rich McDonald: What Your favorite superhero says about you, and why Superman fans lack character.

Danny New: Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Have Facebook…Especially Mine!

Natty Bumpercar: Something Funny I Heard: Top 10 Phrases Heard at Stand-Up Open Mics

Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Have Facebook…Especially Mine!

facebook1 It was a Wednesday night. About ten o’clock. I had just finished my essay for English class, titled “Why Reading Crime and Punishment is Actually a Crime and Punishment,” when it happened. After three dreadful hours of poring through pages of 19th Century-Russian literature, I was finally able to open my laptop and log onto the social capital of the world: Facebook. Immediately upon entering, I noticed a new notification, signaling a “Friend Request.”  Thoughts swarmed in my head when I saw this: “Danny, this could be it! That cute girl from math class whose clothes look they’re from Baby Gap has finally requested you! This could be your moment!” Click. “Wait a minute…this says the request is from ‘Jody New’…that’s not the girl from math class. That’s…that’s my…that’s my Mom!!!!” Read more

Beyond the Tweets

twitterSOCIAL NETWORKING is an obvious necessity in everyone’s world. All of your friends are on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, you may have some stragglers on MYSPACE or MY_____ or NEWMYSPACE, but if you want fans you need to know how to use social network and realize that they are part of the equation, but not the entirety of your marketing. The only reason you are reading this is because you have a compute and someone suggested it to you. What we need to do is take your page from promotional to productive.

Let’s start with the obvious, invite bombs work for mics, but not really for shows. E-mails, texts, phone calls, friends talking, a sick YOUTUBE clip, i.e. “BREAD AND MILK”-Vic DiBittetto, that drives traffic. You need people to want to check your page to see what you’re going to say/do next. Some comics test jokes on FACEBOOK, and if you get butts into chairs doing that, then continue being relevant on FB. It’s still better than the daily I’M AT THIS CLUB TONIGHT/ I’M DOING A BRINGER PLEASE BUY TICKETS posts.

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