Don Schindler

Digital Strategy & Executive Social Media Trainer

Experience Virtual Reality For $1500; Let Data Do the Talking; Facebook Adds a Dislike!

Adding a little more balance back into the world. Facebook announces their plans for the “dislike” button.

We’re walking, talking data-generating machines. Ag and the future of on-farm data.

What comes after the smartphone? Zuckerberg says it’s headsets with “immersive 3-D experiences.” Get started early next year for $1500.

“People aren’t listening to Pandora or robots. They’re interested in people talking.” Stats behind the rise of podcasting.

Snapchat is waiting for you. Use these easy steps and you’ll be snapping in seconds!

Tackle The Email Giant; Apple Announcements; Cheese Emojis; You Are Ready For Snapchat

Email and efficiency in the same sentence? Google’s Eric Schmidt shares 9 must-have email tips.


If it’s not online, it didn’t happen. A study shows top reasons why people feel the need to share.


People now spend more time in apps over watching TV. Can you guess how much time the average person spends consumed in apps?


It’s all fun and games until you get sued by Michael Jordan (or another celebrity). Why brands need to steer cautious when interacting with celebrities online.


Nope. Email is not dead. In fact, it’s actually 40X more effective than Facebook or Twitter for acquiring new customers.


Just for fun. You now will have a cheese emoji (and taco). If only we could text an emoji and cheese would arrive at our door.


Are you ready for Snapchat? I think so. Here’s why and how to get started.


Apple had a few announcements this week. We learned about this thing called the iPad Pro which one comic predicted years ago.


Show Me Your Farm in Two Seconds. How to Set Up Snapchat For Your Farm

Article by Jamie Vander Molen

Snapchat App Icon

Snapchat App Icon

Snapchat quickly earned a reputation in the social media world since its launch. So odds are you’ve heard of this social network, but many people are still confused by it.

We could go into a long explanation, but that’s not really what Snapchat is all about. It’s simple. It’s a mobile app that gives your friends a quick glimpse into your life through videos and pictures that only last several seconds and then “disappear.” It’s about real-time moments and experiences. It’s not about pretty photos or over-edited videos. And not about gaining ‘likes’ or ‘comments’ either.

So, why should you use Snapchat?

  • It focuses on videos and photos. You have a lot of photo-ops on the farm and people are eager to get a glimpse into your every day life.
  • It’s mobile first. You most likely have your phone on you at all times which is good news considering it’s all in the app. No desktop required.
  • It’s a young crowd, but not just for the tweens. You’re hitting a crowd that’s eager and curious to learn more about their food and already sharing millions of food photos everyday. What a great opportunity to feed them the information.
  • It doesn’t require a lot of time. No photo-editing or spending time drafting posts. It’s real-time so you’re not spending any extra time to put out content.

So how do you get started?

1. Get the app

Snapchat is a mobile app so you’ll need to download via iPhone App Store, Android Google Play Store or Windows Phone Store depending on your phone.

snapchat download app


2. Open the Snapchat app

We’ll now start creating your new account.

snapchat home screen

You’ll need to register with an email address and password. Snapchat will also ask for your birthday to verify age.

Snapchat signup


3. Select your username

Your customized username is one that others will see when they begin following you. I suggest sticking to your full name. It’s not currently possible to change the username for an account so make sure you pick a good one from the start. Continue reading

How to put words on a picture using your iPhone – use Word Swag


Add text to photos

I love putting a few lines of text over a picture – and I’m sure I’ll get some haters over that statement. But really it’s one of the most effective way to get people to share your photo and read your information.

Recently I created this image that got some traction online so I thought I would share with you.

I do apologize to all the PC/Android users out there. So there Word Swag is only on iphone but there are alternatives link Phonto, which is awesome.

So here’s the image I created – I got the image off of a free photo website (here are many more websites to use that don’t require costs and have open use policies.



Final image that I shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (and Tumblr)


1. Get the Word Swag app.

Then open the app and select the image you want. You can pick from their designs or you can grab something from your camera roll.

Helpful hint: if I grab a photo online then I send to my phone via Airdrop or text message it.



2. Find the photo in your Photo app.


3. When you select the photo, you’ll in photo-editing mode.

You can choose to crop it (for Instagram) or leave it whole. Continue reading

Social Media News – Facebook is the News, New Mom-addiction: Snapchat, Say “no” to LOL

If it’s not on Facebook, it’s not news. Facebook now drives more traffic to news sites than Google.

 Think mosh pit, not assembly line. How social media can break down silos.

 You know you’ve made it when moms join your social platform. Why moms love Snapchat.

 How do you stack up online? Check out how your social selling skills rank with this new LinkedIn tool.

 Not all internet trolls are alike. Target sends love to their latest trolls.

 Not a job for the indecisive. NYTimes now uses Blossem, an intelligent bot within Slack (group collaboration space) to predict how articles will perform. And it’s increased average clicks by 120%.

 Can your recite the Google alphabet? If not, this chart makes it easy for you to see all their ventures from A to Z.

It’s not okay to laugh out loud (LOL) anymore. According to Facebook everyone now uses “ha ha” to imply funny.

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