There’s an App for that!!!

There’s an app for that.  That is something commonly heard, and boy does it make like so convenient.  Apps are one of the greatest inventions.  There is almost an app for everything you can possibly imagine.  You can find out about traffic, weather, sports, deaths, coupons, and so much more.  A few weeks ago I was on I-10 heading to New Orleans and an app I have installed for WAFB, a local CBS affiliate, notified me on my I-Phone that there was a wreck on the big bridge leading to NOLA and that it was closed.  WHEW-that saved me a lot of unnecessary stress being stuck in traffic.  So that leads me to the best, there is an app for that apps that I am currently using.

Best Apps:

imagesMy favorite, and absolutely genius new app-better than Hey Tell is Voxer.  Everyone needs to start Voxing.  Quick, and to the point communicating so ou dont actually have to talk to someone, you can just walkie talkie them.  Very cool and very exciting.  And on top of the push to talk notifications for text, talk, and media-It is free.  It is like your phone becomes a walkie talkie.  Your phone makes cool sounds when someone has voxed you, so it is not like you have to constantly be on the app to know when you have been voxed. So check out this app-

images-1The next best app that I am totally obsessed with is RDIO-no A in the spelling.  This is better than Pandora could ever dream to be.  It isn’t a radio station.  Any song you ever could imagine hearing is on this app.  Entire albums, soundtracks, playlists-It is truly amazing.  It is free initially and then there are different monthly packages, even with sharing options for the family that share the same Icloud account, for Apple users.  Not convinced, check out there website for more info

116555v1This next app was introduced to me by my social media professor, and I have been hooked on it ever since.  It’s called Flipboard.  It is truly a social magazine.  You flip through various content from news, sports, celeb gossip, and even things your friends are into.  All your favorite social media info is here as well.  It truly becomes what they call your own personal magazine.  I get all my latest news from Flipboard, and I don’t even have to waste my time with other sources.  All the things I like are all here in one place.  Check out their website for more info

The last wonderful app I am hooked on is Twit-jump.  Twitjump is great because you can store up to 21 Twitter accounts and it is easy to navigate through your different accounts.  It is easy to you and completely free-YAY.

Should you continue to use TwitJump you’ll be able to customize services according to any budget, including many free features such as:

  • Trend Analysis
  • Scheduled Tweets
  • 0-3 Keyword Searches
  • Integration
  • Integration
  • Push Notifications
  • Lists

This is such a fun app and it really helps you if you tweet as much as I do.  For more about it, view this article-

Well, today is my dreaded 38th birthday so I am signing off.  If you haven’t like my many fans pages, please do.  Networking and word of mouth is how we will all continue success on the web.

Till next week-I am signing off.


Likes and follower goals for my readers this week:

Follow me on twitter-@carribrown1

Follow my business on twitter-@shopbangdangle

Follow my son on twitter-@cameronbrown06

Like my sons Fanpage-

Like my business Fanpage-

and for non stop laughing-

#twit-jump #voxer #flipboard #rdio


Facebook oh how I love thee.

Facebook……How can I thank you for all that you have given me?  Am I an addict?  Can I ever give you up?

Facebook…..When I first discovered Facebook I thought there is no way I will like it better than myspace.  When they opened it up from college kids to anyone can join, I gave it a try.  Within days I had reconnected with old friends, some I had not seen in over 20 years.  It was great.  Then I started using it for business reasons.  At first I started using Facebook for clients when I designed websites.  I always included social media as a part of my services.  Websites for businesses were already starting to decline, but I was able to get two good years of work in.

Do businesses really even need websites anymore?  I think if your business is small, and with a tight budget, try out having a Facebook Fan Page first.  Some people may say, but people can’t shop on Facebook.  Oh yes you can—

screenshot of some of the many apps we have on our company page  images-3

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So we have an app for our Instagram feed, shopping through soldsie, join my list-a great app for your fan page to get everyone on your email mailing list,  welcome app, and another shopping link by paymentech.  The best thing about it is they were all free.  So for me it is a given for our business.  Our likes are increasing by the day, and if they are on Facebook and they like us, our posts are seen–WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

****A little tip-Check out this great article on sprout social about Facebook, Twitter, and Vine all coming together.  Video is the new trend in 2013  This site is awesome by the way******

Another great thing Facebook has done recently to help small businesses is the introduction to the nearby app.  It is genius that you can see businesses your friends like.  What could be better?  Well, maybe the introduction to Facebook business pages coming up in mobile search results.  Now this is pure genius.  Why wouldn’t you choose Facebook?  It is the age old story of if one person tells one person and another and another.  Read the article below for more info.


Facebook has definitely given me so much.  Friends, old and new, sales for my company, information on other businesses, and so much more.  If you aren’t on Facebook because you are worried about privacy, ahhhhh–just watch what you put.  There are security settings to help protect you.  Social Media is a great way to interact personally and professionally.  Try it out…..It can’t hurt!!!!

Goals for my readers this week:

Follow me on twitter-@carribrown1

Like my sons Fanpage-

Like my business Fanpage-

and for non stop laughing-

Carri Mac signing off

#facebook #carrimac



Tweet Tweet Tweet!!!


I was on My Space before Facebook, and on Facebook before Twitter.  It took me a long time before I truly got the Twitter buzz.  I was intrugued by the twitter wars I would hear being talked about.  I was curious as to why Ashton Kutcher tweeted so much, so I joined.  I will admit it is interesting to read some of the instant, random thoughts of people, especially celebrities.  I don’t think I truly got the Twitter buzz until my sons first big movie came out, and we were all trying to get buzz out about the movie.  Then, all of these people started following my son, famous people, and it was like-WOW!!!!! How cool is this?

Doing research for a social media class I am in, I truly have seen how popular Twitter is.  Twitter is doing amazing things for businesses.  It can truly boost you up in google.  So why spend money on adwords when the consistency of tweeting and interacting with others can impact moving up the google ladder for free.  Today I discovered a great article on Twitter-Check it out!!! 

I have searched my son for example, Cameron M. Brown, and his tweets will come up on his google search.  We have his tweets linked to IMDB, and his feed comes up on his page.  It is genius.  For an actor who is trying to get their name out there and recognized, Twitter is a must.

 And now that the super bowl is one day away, Twitter is gearing up to break records for tweets, and they have even set up a page for people to follow the game.  For all those poor people stuck working, or not in a place to watch the Big Easy match up.  Will this years super bowl break all those Twitter records? I mean how far has technology come that instant information is at your fingertips?

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Well follow the super bowl page yourself and check it out.  

Reasons why I think Twitter is genius in the social media age
-It is a chance for you really to connect with people.  Especially celebs.  I mean how cool is it that Channing Tatum retweeted a picture of him and my son?–COOL!!!!!
-You get people interested in what you have to say
-It boosts you or your company up on google
-It’s FREE
-There is a character limit, so people can’t ramble on and on for to much on one subject. It’s direct and to the point
So by now if you haven’t thought Twitter was amazing, put Facebook down for awhile, and see what everyone is talking about.  I mean if you love the Jersey Housewives like I do, watching them fight back and forth on Twitter is enough for great entertainment.  
SO here are some goals:  Sign up for twitter, get a fan base, start following as many people as you can, and tweet regularly.  And also become a fan of my superman.  Then comment and tell me the reasons you like or dislike Twitter.
 Carri Mac is signing off!!!!
Please share with your friends
#carrimac #Superbowl