Let’s Talk Social Media For The Plus 50’s Woman

Let’s Talk Social Media For The Plus 50’s Woman

Let’s Talk Social Media For The Plus 50’s Woman

Is it any wonder that we women who are over 50 struggle with social media?

using social media

Is it any wonder that we women who are over 50 struggle with the ever changing world of social media?

using social media

Some women are really social media savvy, while others like me get into a frenzy as almost weekly it seems the social media channels are changing the rules.

The old saying that nothing ever stays the same is so true in this maze called social media.

women using social media

It’s extremely time consuming and overwhelming trying to be everywhere on social media.

I have come kicking and screaming into this strange world. But, to be able to connect with my market I am attempting to improve on the platforms that my lovely customers from around the world use.

social media maze

Here is a small sample of words that are used every day that I would never have imagined would exist 20 years ago.

A  
@symbol

to gain traction on twitter

Avatar

Your image of your ideal client (nothing to do with

Science fiction)

B  
Blog It’s kind of like a letter we hope people will read
Bump

Comments on a post bumps it to the top

(nothing to do with a pregnant bump)

C

 

Community

(no..not the people that live around you)

Crack the Egg

This is telling users to stop using the Twitter Egg as  their profile photo.

D

 

Dashboard

A virtual screen (not the one in your car)

E

 

Emoji

Lots of cute symbols

Engagement

(Nothing to do with a diamond ring)

F

 

Facebook

Congrats Mark Zuckerberg

Friend

(We try to get thousands)…instead of one close one

G

 

Google

Much easier than using an encyclopaedia

H

 

Hashtag

# identifies a word or phrase on SM

Handle

@janobrmerino is my Twitter handle!

I

 

Instagram

Sharing lots of pretty photos

K

 

Kik

(nothing to do with a football)

L

 

Like

We all like to be liked

LinkedIn

A platform for business professionals

Livestreaming

I need to learn this

M

 

Meme

Something funny (not your doll baby sounds)

Messenger

Yet another App (not via the postman)

N

 

Newsfeed

New content is posted (not the 6 o’clock news)

O

 

Organic Reach

This has nothing to do with growing vegetables

P

 

Periscope

A live streaming App (not a thing on a submarine)

Post

Adding content to your wall (not via the mail)

R

 

Retweet

Forwarding someone else’s tweet (sparrows?)

S

 

SEO

It sounds like an English military group

Share

One of my favourite words

T

 

Thread

This bears no resemblance to sewing

Tweet

What you say on Twitter….we are not talking about birds

Twitter

Who would have thought this word would be so powerful

U

 

Unfriend

Simply not a nice thing to do

V

 

Viral

Not something you go to the Doctor about

W

 

Wall

Just thinking about it makes me want to crawl up one

Y

 

Youtube

A place to post all those fun videos that make  people laugh

 

The old saying that nothing ever stays the same is so true in this maze called social media.

keep laughing with OBR MerinoKeep laughing until next time.

Cheers

Jan

Jan Turley designerJan Turley is dressed courtesy of OBR Merino.  To See The Collection of stylish travel wraps and fashion made from 100% New Zealand Merino wool head to the OBR Merino website.

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