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Recap of some of October’s best Twitter definitions of #DigitalSisterhood

October has been a powerful month for #digitalsisterhood on Twitter!  Check out some of my favorite #digitalsisterhood Twitter definitions below.  Do you have any? Please share.  Thanks in advance.

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Calling All Women in Social Media! Join Ananda’s 10/13 Twitter Launch of #STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays.

On the last day of Blogalicious 2010, I recorded a video about my 10/13 Twitter launch of #STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays. Click on the link to watch the video: http://vimeo.com/15741180.
#STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays will give women in social media a weekly opportunity to build and strengthen their communities. Each week women will be encouraged to celebrate and promote their digital sisters by using the #FF (Friday Follow) format to list their digital sisters’ Twitter IDs. Women will also be encouraged to tweet about their digital sisters’ businesses, wisdom, creativity, blogs, Facebook pages, causes, videos, web sites, etc.

#STB10 is a hashtag that refers to Sisterhood the Blog 2010. I developed it to track my Twitter conversations, DC-based focus groups, and online radio shows about her Sisterhood the Blog book project. Sisterhood the Blog is a memoir about my Internet experiences from 1986 to 2011. I include how women on the Internet have influenced and inspired my life. I am using the information collected on Twitter as research for my book project. Click here to learn about the book project and Kickstarter fundraiser: kck.st/avHVlu.

Remember to use the #STB10 and #DigitalSisterhood hashtags on October 13 and every Wednesday thereafter.

Follow me on Twitter to track all of the great #STB10 #DigitalSisterhood sharing on Wednesdays: http://twitter.com/anandaleeke.

Thank you for your support!

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Twitterfountain, a new social media tool

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Hi All,

Today I discovered Twitterfountain, a new social media tool that helps you engage your audiences, help your audience keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event. It is free. The only problem for me is that it doesn’t work on my WordPress blogs. It works on other blogs and web sites. I am going to use it for my web site www.anandaleeke.com.   Click here for more information: http://www.twitterfountain.nl. Let me know if use it.

Enjoy your day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

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Why do Black women blog?

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Hi All,

Last night I hosted a juicy discussion on BAP Living Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598) with the following brilliant Black women bloggers:

-Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik, journalist and founder of Afrobella.com and Afrobella social networking site
http://www.afrobella.com and http://afrobella.ning.com

-Sondra Lewis, makeup artist, fashion editor, and founder of Chic Chocolate For Fashionistas, Stylistas, Urbanistas In DC & Beyond
http://chicchocolatedc.blogspot.com

-Shwana Ruth-Bridges, attorney and founder of Character Corner: The Blog Where Hip Hop Meets Scripture
http://charactercorner.blogspot.com

-Lori L. Tharps, writer, speaker, founder of My American Melting Pot blog, and author of Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain
http://www.loritharps.com and http://www.myamericanmeltingpot.blogspot.com

We talked a lot about the power and freedom of expression Black women have discovered in blogging.  Blogging allows Black women to explore their creativity, build community, and establish connections with others.  Blogging gives Black women the space to tell their stories in their own authentic voices.  Blogging opens the door to new creative possibilities for Black women. Blogging builds sisterhood among Black women.  Blogging offers Black women a chance to advocate for causes and campaigns that reflect their personal interests.  Blogging allows Black women to share their thoughts and information about race, gender, books, motherhood, fashion, beauty, culture, politics, popular culture, spirituality, health, travel, and so much more.  Blogging serves as a form of therapy for Black women … a way to release stress … an opportunity to inspire and honor others.  Blogging makes it possible for Black women to earn money with online ads.  Blogging helps Black women brand their businesses, build their audiences as a writer/author, and market their creative efforts with assistance from Twitter and Facebook.  Blogging helps Black women network online and offline.  To hear more about the ways blogging and social media have impacted Black women’s lives, click here to listen to the show (episode 21 – aired on June 3 – 1 hour, 42 minutes): http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.  Be sure to tune into BAP Living Radio episodes on Black women in social media on June 7, 9, and 10.

More about social media … Today I read several blog posts that I think social media folks might be interested in.  See the links below.

1) Barack Obama’s Blackberry As An Effective Communication and Business Tool – http://barack20.com/index.php/barack-obamas-blackberry-as-an-effective-communication-and-business-tool

2) Is Bing the Search Engine of the Future? – www.blackweb20.com/2009/06/04/is-bing-the-search-engine-of-the-future

3) Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations: An Analogy – http://www.elasticmind.ca/innerpreneur/index.php/2009/05/12/marketing-vs-advertising-vs-public-relations-an-analogy

4) Blogging for Small Business – http://pink-heels.blogspot.com/2009/05/blogging-for-small-business.html

5) Internet Marketing: A good Investment During an Economic Slowdown – http://blogs.openforum.com/2009/06/04/internet-marketing-good-investment-economic-slowdown

6) 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves – http://blogs.openforum.com/2009/06/04/3-questions-entrepreneurs-should-ask-themselves

7) Is Twitter Evolving from the Facebook to the Myspace of Microblogs? Analyzing Twitter trends and demographics – http://www.briansolis.com/2009/06/is-twitter-evolving-from-facebook-to.html

8) Out of bounds – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/06/out-of-bounds.html

9) Audience or Community – http://www.chrisbrogan.com/audience-or-community

 Happy Blogging!

 Many blessings,

Ananda