Only 7% Of The US Population Is Not Online

New data has come out from Pew Research Center with current statistics regarding the percentage of people who do not use the internet. That number has been steadily falling in the past 20 years and now sits at just 7%. We anecdotally tend to think that many of our older patrons do not use the internet. The data show that, whilst the number of people over the age of 65 who do not use the internet is higher than the national average, it is still only 25%. We know that a comprehensive … Read more

Sold-Out Ticket Scams Start Hitting Social Media

Scammers haven’t wasted any time attempting to suck blood from the turnip of burgeoning performing arts org concert activity. The latest attempt to exploit organizations focuses on events that are at capacity or sell out quickly thanks to limited numbers of seats available due to COVID restrictions. The scam is straightforward enough: Fake user posts a comment to an event post at your Facebook wall saying they have some of the limited quantity tickets but can’t attend. Scammer claims to verify legitimacy of tickets. Scammer requires the mark to send payment directly … Read more

Social Media Accessibility Checklist

I recently tuned in to a live LinkedIn presentation by one of my favorite people: Scott Stratten. (If you were at the NAMP conference in Louisville in 2011, you’ll remember his amazing keynote. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching as it is still just as applicable — and hilarious — today as it was then.) He shared a highly useful resource in Alexa Heinrich’s Social Media Accessibility Checklist. Whether you’re looking to improve your personal social media or accounts that you manage professionally, there are a lot of basic … Read more

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