Hello! I'm Anastasia Crosson, Shine's social media intern for the summer. It's been just seven weeks since I've signed on, and what I've seen and read so far has been incredibly inspiring. This site really has created an amazing community of women!
When Mary wanted to know if baring skin after the age of 50 goes far beyond flaunting, you weighed-in to share your opinion. Cammy asked for suggestions on cute pajamas to wear around the college dorm, and you solved her dilemma. Sarah C. wrote a post on what annoys real teens. Then you encouraged her to continue blogging from that real teen perspective, and, personally, I hope she does just that.
To help each of you keep the conversation going, I'm working to extend this community to other destinations on the web. Now, you can follow us on Twitter, and "like" us on Facebook to get even more from Shine. If you haven't already, please go check us out!
UPDATE: Thanks to the @yahooshine followers who have joined #YShineChat on Twitter. We can't get the conversation rolling with out you. #YShineChat live chat will be this Wednesday 8/4 7-7:30PM EST (4-4:30PM PST), the topic: "Is it ever OK for parents to spank their children?" We expect to see you there!If you've never been a part of a live Twitter chat before, not to worry. Here are the basics:
1. Between now and the chat, spread the word to your tweeps. Re-tweet the agenda, "Rt @yahooshine Live chat Wednesday 8/4 7-7:30PM EST: http://yhoo.it/9vsugF #YShineChat"
2. On Wednesday 8/4 at 7PM EST, sign-in to Twitter and type the Shine chat hashtag into the search box: #YShinechat (some tweeps prefer to use these tools to follow the hashtag: tweetchat.com or tweetgrid.com). Now you can see all the tweets in this chat in real-time.
3. Every time you have something to say, add the #YShinechat hashtag to your tweets. Now everyone can see your tweets in real-time.
4. If you have a thought or a question, send an @mention to "@YahooShine" and include the hashtag #YShineChat. It's that simple.
Thanks for the inspiration Shine community! "See" you at the #YShineChat!