Posts Tagged ‘facebook’
Making Social Media Fit Into Your Life As A Birth Or Breastfeeding Pro: Social Media Routines
Do you want to maintain a presence on social media, but don’t have a lot of time? Does every time you log in to Facebook turn into a 2 hour (ahem, at least) session of reading birth articles, commenting in groups, and yet you end up feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything? Do you attend…Read More
Update: Facebook *Still* Equates Breastfeeding With Sexual Enhancement Products
David Stark of BabyBabyOhBaby is a fervent supporter of new mothers. A firm believer that attached mothers and babies promote healthy families, he has developed a series of videos on breastfeeding and infant massage, with one on birth on the way. With BirthSwell’s support, he recently rolled out a new Facebook page, with the goal…Read More
Changes To Facebook’s Cover Image Rules
Well, that snuck up on all of us. Facebook is making another change to the way they handle the cover image on your Facebook page. You probably already know the rules of the cover image: No prices or call to action (like “download this free thing now” or…Read More
Tips For Conference Organizers: Making the Most of Social Media At Your Next Birth and Breastfeeding Conference
We’re busy compiling our resources for you as you plan your next conference! Watch here for our upcoming conference checklist and attendee handouts. In the meantime, here’s a quick piece on making sure you capture the impact of your social media efforts online: You’ve just mobilized a successful event and fostered a whole new level…Read More
Tips For Making The Most Of Social Media At Birth And Breastfeeding Conferences
Getting ready to attend a conference and want to spread information and build your presence in the birth and breastfeeding community? Go visual. Get out that iPhone and start taking pictures. Or consider a quick video. Including a picture or video with your written nugget of conference genius will significantly increase the likelihood it will…Read More
What Motivates Birth and Breastfeeding Organizations To Go Online?
Recently, the Journal of Human Lactation decided to establish a Facebook page. Why? According to a recent Lactation Matters post, the self-described “digital immigrant” editor was egged on by the ” those incorrigible, born again social media-ites on ILCA’s Marketing Committee.” They were also swayed by a number of articles coming up in their November issue…Read More
BirthGenius Twitter Chat: Facebook Pages Are A’ Changing
Join Birth and Breastfeeding Professionals You’re invited to the monthly BirthGenius Twitter chat! Tuesday, March 20, at 1:30pm ET You’ve probably heard that on March 30th all Facebook pages will switch to a new format. Last week the fabulous Amber McCann shared a helpful tutorial on how birth and breastfeeding pros can switch their…Read More
Guest Post: Amber McCann on Timeline for Facebook Pages
Editor’s Note: I (Jeanette) just had the pleasure and honor of meeting Amber McCann face-to-face at the LCinPP conference. She’s one of our top go-to-girls for social media in the breastfeeding world. We asked her to share her insights on the coming Facebook changes – here’s her take on making the most of this important…Read More
Get Karen to Haiti: A Grassroots Fundraiser for Safer Births
Ensuring Safe Births During Unsafe Times When disasters strike – like the earthquake in Haiti, Sri Lanka’s tsunami, or hurricane Katrina – emergency tents are set up and medical aid rushes in. What we at BirthSwell recently learned, though, is that the need for reproductive health care – including basic care for women in the…Read More
How will the new Facebook changes affect Birth and Breastfeeding Pros?
Last week Facebook announced major changes to the popular social networking site. The changes affect birth and breastfeeding professionals because Facebook remains an ever-important space for reaching tech savvy moms with evidence-based information, services and support. Check out the numbers: In 2010, 54% of Facebook’s 500 million users are women and 70% of women on…Read More
Q & A: How Can I Leverage Social Media at My Local Birth & Breastfeeding Event?
Lauren, a local friend and birth professional, asked a great question on our facebook page last week. We wanted to share the Q & A with you–read on BirthGenius friends! **************************** The Q Hey BirthSwell! Here in Ithaca, our group, BirthNet of the Finger Lakes, is hosting a birth fair in September. We’ll have…Read More