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FOMO & Dopamine: Why Facebook Live Is Thriving

We fear missing out. We crave suspense. For a Millennial generation that is highly skeptical of institutions, live content is a breath of fresh air, serving up unfiltered content that is stripped of any manipulation or deception. What is seen is what is true. Unscripted.

20 Social Media Terms You Should Prolly Know

Let's get you talking like a social media Ninja.

Jen Smith
Assistant Director of Social and Digital Media | Division of External Relations
Third-generation Fort Collins native. Former Husker and pro softball player. Loves avocados, flip flops, cowboy boots, ice cream, playing the guitar, traveling, live music, dogs and DIY projects. Hates snakes. That's it – just snakes. Well, snakes and math. Proudest social moment: CSU's post for #LoveWins.
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If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb
Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.

Getting Real With Research

From bland pictures of students next to posters to a meaningful video about research.

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Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.
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You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

Muhammed Ali
Jen Smith
Assistant Director of Social and Digital Media | Division of External Relations
Third-generation Fort Collins native. Former Husker and pro softball player. Loves avocados, flip flops, cowboy boots, ice cream, playing the guitar, traveling, live music, dogs and DIY projects. Hates snakes. That's it – just snakes. Well, snakes and math. Proudest social moment: CSU's post for #LoveWins.

Design, Color and Social Trends for 2017

TLDR version: 1.) I am old 2.) Earthy colors 3.) Simple design 4.) Video, video, video

Jen Smith
Assistant Director of Social and Digital Media | Division of External Relations
Third-generation Fort Collins native. Former Husker and pro softball player. Loves avocados, flip flops, cowboy boots, ice cream, playing the guitar, traveling, live music, dogs and DIY projects. Hates snakes. That's it – just snakes. Well, snakes and math. Proudest social moment: CSU's post for #LoveWins.
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin
Chase Baker
Social and Digital Media Coordinator | Division of External Relations
Visual storyteller & word nerd.

A few of my favorite things: Photoshop, iced coffee, shooting hoops, typography, and the Eastern Plains.

"We harvest only what we plant." - Galatians 6:7

New Year’s Resolutions for the Inert Introvert

Resolutions are about broken things. Since a resolution implies that something ought to be fixed, I'm writing to you instead of 2017. It's a list for me. Not 9-5 me. Not weekend me. Just me.

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Great stories happen to those who can tell them.

Ira Glass
Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.

7 Resolutions to Get More Out of 2017

Less is more. Until more is more.

Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.
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It's time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through.

Elisa from Disney's Frozen
Kimberly Stern
Director of Social and Digital Media | Division of External Relations
Keeping Colorado State social since 2009. Love my job and believe that people behind the computer (or mobile device!) matter. I’m a Ram through and through. Owls are the worst.

A New Year, A New Resolution

As is the custom in the beginning of January, I’ve been reflecting upon this past year and thinking about where I want to challenge myself in 2017. What will I resolve to do in the coming year?

#CSUSocial Intern Life: A Resolution to Dive Deeper

For my New Year’s Social Resolution, I want to dive deeper into the world of social media data analytics. Social...

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“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”

John A. Shedd
Chase Baker
Social and Digital Media Coordinator | Division of External Relations
Visual storyteller & word nerd.

A few of my favorite things: Photoshop, iced coffee, shooting hoops, typography, and the Eastern Plains.

"We harvest only what we plant." - Galatians 6:7

The Art of Sharing Meaningfully

To listen deeply, share meaningfully, and build community. That's our mission.

#CSUSocial’s Top 10 Facebook Videos (And Why They Worked)

Why they worked: Tips and examples for creating engaging videos for Facebook.

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If plan "A" didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool.

Anonymous
Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.

Tips for Creating Your Personal Brand on Twitter

Everything from creating a profile, to building a following, to strategizing what to tweet.

Ashley Manweiler
Colorado State alum. Graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and technical communications, concentration in public relations. I’m not a science genius, but I write about it a lot. My favorite social media platform? Buzzfeed.