Transitioning to Social Media with Maggie Brookes!

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Throughout my education at Boston University, I have been fascinated, delighted, and amazed at the progression and integration of social media into our lives. I was there when Twitter started and when everyone wondered why others needed to know “what I had for breakfast.” I was interested in MySpace and Facebook (even back when you still needed a college email to register). Part of this curiosity comes from a need to be connected to friends and family back at home when I moved 3,000 miles East to live in Boston. Part of it comes from my optimistic belief that progress is good and we must be going somewhere important. And some of it comes from my desire to know, before other people, about what is happening in the world (especially that of technology, even though I’m no tech-geek).

These (somewhat) dangerous tendencies towards the new and untested worlds of social media has led me to where I am now. My Kindle sits on my shelf next to my Idiot’s guide to corporate blogging (on which I couldn’t help but write a paper in an editing class in school), my various versions of iPods pile up in a tangle of cords that may or may not connect to anything I own anymore, and my rss subscriptions overflow with news on the newest technology, blogging news, and the latest social media controversies.

Luckily, there are people who want to know more about social media. What does it mean to “check in” and how do you become “mayor?” People wonder what the correct past-tense form of “tweet” is (it’s “tweeted”). And so many more questions as the fast-paced world of social media changes by the second! Therefore, I have decided to turn my hobby into my career.

Last week I registered my new Social Media Strategy business under “Maggie Brookes.” Currently, I have two clients: Steve Gutzler: Leadership Quest and Shane Snipes: Sustainable1000.

This means that there will soon be many useful resources on this site about social media, there will be a description of what services I can provide for your small business or individual aspirations, and there will be a background of my experience in the field.

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4 thoughts on “Transitioning to Social Media with Maggie Brookes!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sweet, so you can teach me about Twiter and Blogs and how to use that to bring more customers to my web shop?

    • Brooke Hubbard says:

      Glad to hear you are interested in my services! Could you please fill out the contact form under the “contact” tab at the top of my blog? This way I will be able to better understand your business and what will be needed to improve your presence on the internet! I look forward to hearing more from you!
      -Brooke Hubbard (Maggie Brookes)

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