Why should you care about Vero

You can never have too many social media apps they said

It’s been awhile since we talked about the different apps that are popping up out of nowhere. I thought it was time to bring this back in order to know what the hell we are getting ourselves into if we were to sign up for it. There’s a new social media on the street and it’s called “Vero.” Yep, it’s just another app to become addicted to.

What is Vero?

Vero calls itself “an ad-free social network that let’s you be yourself.” It launched in 2015, and it’s like Instagram to a certain degree. You can post photos, text, and share URLS, which is links to site for the people that don’t know. You can also recommend books, TV shows, and movies. All the connections that you make on the app, you can actually set how you know them. You can set it to close friends, friends, follower, or acquaintances. Based on what you list them as, you can choose what post they can see and what post they can see. It’s pretty much like Instagram but seems less broke. Instagram recently has just been one big hot mess.

Vero is just one of the many apps that have tried to reach out to the users that have are over the shit that they have got on all the other social media apps. There just really haven’t been anything keeping those apps there due to either not being able to keep the attention of the users like everything else.

If you are looking to try this app, be one of the first million to get it because it seems that you will have to pay for it. Yep, there’s going to be an annual subscription fee. sigh. There’s also a lot of stuff going around that in their terms there is a section that let’s them use or sell your content that is posted to the app. You also won’t get any for your trouble either since it will royalty-free.

Is it worth it?

Overall, it doesn’t seem like a bad app. I would look more into before you jump into the trend of downloading because your pissed off at Instagram. The part that is a turn off for me is that it’s all royalty-free content selling or use. Vero is available in the app store for iOS and Android users. If you are a window phone user, drop that phone and get a real one.

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Grandma doesn’t want to see your drunk selfies

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Time to return to the corner

It’s been awhile since we stopped by the cleanest corner on the internet. Welcome to Social Media Corner. It’s time to talk about something that everyone seems to be doing these days, especially if you are under the age of 25. I’m here to help you because frankly, the majority of you need it:

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So let’s say the following statement together now: YOU DON’T NEED TO POST EVERYTHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Do you hear that? Okay, now lets discuss. You have to watch what you are posting because there are somethings that don’t belong on there, like breaking laws or just things you don’t want your mother/grandmother to know.  A good rule of thumb for social media when posting is the rule of  “Would you want your grandma to see this?”

What’s the “Would you want your grandma to see this?” Rule?

I’m glad you asked that. This rule is pretty much a catch guard to stop you from posting things that you will regret or don’t want other people to notices. So all you would need to do is ask yourself “Would you want your grandma to see this?” Before you post that inappropriate picture, post or anything like that would make your grandma blush or just disown you. If your grandma likes those kinds of pictures, then you might want to just walk away because you might find out that your grandma has some secret past as a part-time swinger and a full-time party animal. No one wants to picture their grandma doing shots off of someone or their grandparents hooking up with someone else’s grandparents. Just walk away at that point. It’s just easier for everyone.

Another thing to remember that the stuff you post on social media, including on Snapchat, is always there. It’s extremely easy to make sure those pictures or post around forever, including after you think it’s deleted from the internet. You never know when it going to pop out at you. Of course, it’s going to be at the most inconvenient time. But you can never really get rid of the things that you post. Also, don’t post anything that you thing down the line you will regret posting. You see it all the time when it comes to celebrities, things they posted in the past are coming back and they regret posting them. You have to smart. You will mature as you get older and your views will grow or mature with you. When you look back at it, you will cringe but you want to cringe in a “I cannot believe I was like that” way and not a “omg what did I do/say/post that?”

Hopefully, this will help you make better social media life decisions. If it doesn’t, then good luck with that picture of your privates out in the open at a party because you were too shitfaced to think right.

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What the app? Sarahah

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Welcome back to another edition of “What the App?” It’s the place where I look up apps and then tell you about them because I’m a good person. On this edition, it’s time to dive into the world of your friends not having a backbone and telling you things to your face.

So you are probably reading the name of this app and going “Is that some sort spelling error? WTF is that kind of name?” No, it’s not a spelling error. The actually name of the app is called “Sarahah.” Pretty all it is a place where people can leave you anonymous  messages to people. The official tagline of the app is “Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.” So pretty much, the app let’s you be shady as fuck. Instead of just being like “Hey man, you really need to work on X,Y, and Z,” the app allows you to say it as “you suck.” You let your true feeling just flood in.

Teen as also use this app to send each other inappropriate messages about sex and to bully people because bullies are all the rage in 2017, there’s even one elected into office. Can you picture the comments if Trump had a “Sarahah?” It would probably be up for a couple of minutes before the death threat just poor right in. Please note, that I’m not saying you should send death threats nor do I support death threats. It just something that’s going to happen when you have an anonymous forum for someone who’s isn’t well likes for most of America.

This app is pretty much going with the notion that “it’s okay to say things to people and be mean about it as long as you are hiding behind a screen and monitor.” While I really hope that this wasn’t the intentions, the app itself wasn’t a good idea. I get it was used as a way to remain anonymous when talking about mistreatment in the work place, which is fine, but it’s because of that anonymity that makes it’s not okay. If teens, people in general, think that there isn’t repercussions for the comments they make online because everything they say on there doesn’t have their name and there isn’t a way to track them.

Hopefully, this taught you more about the app known as Sarahah. It’s not a horrible app, just one that should have been thought out more before the release.

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Advertising on Social Media

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Ahh, It’s time to revisit the cleanest street corner in the entire internet. On this week’s edition of “Social Media Corner,” I’m going to walk you through how to advertise on social media.

While I’ve previously talked about promoting on social media, click here to read about it, many people use social media to sell their items for their business. A lot of it will carry over from the promoting article. You should still read the article though. I mean, it just means you will be even more good at selling crap on your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/SnapChat,etc.

When you are talking about your product, make sure you aren’t posting so much that they have to click read more on Facebook and Instagram or it takes more than one tweet. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point. If you post anything that is too long, they will just skim past it. Sure, they will won’t get the full effect of your product if you keep it short. But you have to trust that they will ask questions if they want to know more. They might even research it themselves which is still a win for you.

The main point of any advertising you do on social media should be to raise awareness of your product. They should be able to get the name of the product, a benefit, and a link to get more info within one post. Here’s a example of what I mean.

Did you know that Hands can help you lift a thing? Find out more about here {insertlink}

It’s short, sweet,and to the point. I would also included photos with it that are relevant to the post. People like photos and it helps them know it’s not a scam, especially if it’s real people using. Keep in mind, the pictures are a tool to help make your post stand out. It’s the accessory to the dress that is your post. It should be eye-catching but shouldn’t over power the post. Your post should always be the main focus of your ad unless you combine the two, which is another post for another time.

Also, don’t talk about your post not getting likes or comments because only you probably have noticed. Getting people to read anything on social media that doesn’t interest them isn’t easy to do to begin with. Posting about it how no one is engaging your post doesn’t help. You might as well just put on your status “If anyone cares…” You want your post to be engaging and something that they want to read. Oh, and don’t talk about how many people are private messaging you about your product. While it could be true, it’s just makes you sound desperate to prove that you promotion is working.

I hope this post helps you and your advertising needs on social media. Feel free to leave any questions you have in the comments below.

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