Rachel Ramsey : Social Spotlight
Rachel Ramsey
Graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Media Arts and Design and a minor in Communication Studies
| Welcome to Social Spotlight! When I'm not covering a variety of technology and communications industries - everything from the cloud and VoIP to customer relationship management and data centers - you will find me on social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, foursquare, YouTube, Tumblr... you name it, I'm there


Share Videos Instantly with YouTube Capture

December 17, 2012

If you’ve ever become frustrated with the middle step of uploading a video to YouTube through the site’s browser, today is your lucky day. YouTube has introduced the YouTube Capture app for iPod touch or iPhone that allows you to upload videos instantly to YouTube after filming. You also have the option to share to other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ simultaneously with the upload process.

The app was introduced today in a YouTube blog post, which can basically do it all: capture, enhance and share all from one app.

Year in Review -- 2012 on Social Media

December 27, 2012

As we inch closer to the New Year, social networks are rounding up 2012 with the top highlights, trends and events of the past 12 months. Most of these reports came out before the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT shooting and Christmas -- two 2012 events that dominated social media and I think belong on all of these lists.

By now, we’ve gathered that if something big is going on, you can always count on Facebook to find out a) what is happening and b) what all of your friends think about it. As a population, it’s just what we do – share.

Broken City Knows Its Social Media

January 10, 2013

Here is a trailer for the upcoming movie, “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones that I’ve seen on TV a lot in the past few weeks. Notice anything?

Reviews to promote movies were once reserved for notable publications, but this entire trailer is built on Twitter and viewers’ reviews. It’s a creative spin on promoting the movie through what “real” people are saying and encouraging the movie’s audience to give feedback on social media.