Should You Reserve a Twitter Handle for your Pre-Born Child?

Baby on Laptop © Dmitry Sunagatov - Fotolia.comHere’s today’s roundup of fascinating social media tidbits from around the web. Be sure to respond to the discussion question at the end!

4 strategies Disney uses to create freakishly loyal customers

I love Disneyland. And Disney World. Which may explain why I got a kick out of this article on the KISSmetrics blog. Great, practical applications for making Disney’s successful branding and marketing strategies your own.

How to be smart in a world of dumb bloggers

Jon Morrow doesn’t mince words in this article! Whether you blog as a hobby or blogging is serious business, I believe you’ll find this post offensive, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

6 flaws your non-profit’s mobile website should never have

83% of Generation Yers say they have smartphones. No surprise there. But did you know that global mobile traffic represents 13% of internet traffic, up from just 1% in 2009?

In this article on the HubSpot blog, Taylor Corrado advises, “When thinking about your nonprofit’s website and how these Millennials are interacting with your organization, do not forget the mobile experience.” Taylor walks you through six problems you may need to address.

Should you get a Twitter account for your pre-born baby?

You’ve probably heard me talk about “owning your brand,” but I wonder if signing up your pre-born baby for Twitter might be a little… uh… premature.

ESPN reporter Darren Rovell did it. He said, “Before I announced [my baby’s] name to the select people … I locked down her name at Gmail, her dot-com, her Twitter handle. It was just an intellectual capital investment.”

I have serious doubts about anyone who uses the words “baby” and “intellectual capital investment” in the same sentence, but there you have it.

Kristin Piombino’s article at PRDaily addresses several pros and cons.

Let’s discuss the pros and cons of having a tweeting infant.

If you are expecting a child or grandchild, are you going to reserve his or her website domain name in advance? Will you grab the child’s handle on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Pinterest?