Lifehacker- You Heard it Here First!

Editor’s note: This blog is part of a series of guest posts from my social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #sm379 and @ginaluttrell.

By Joshua Dye

Life can get pretty crazy these days. With new technology coming out what seems like every 5 minutes, the pressures of

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Source: Google Images

juggling work, school, social lives, and keeping your living space upright, things can get pretty overwhelming. Well have no fear, Lifehacker is here!

Lifehacker is a blog that provides “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.” Simple and incredibly useful. And holy wowzers can you get things done using Lifehacker. Need help navigating that fancy new iOS 7? Done. Want to know how long you should nap to get the best brain booster? Got you covered. Want to turn a fanny pack into a speaker box? Why not.

Lifehacker offers tips and tricks for almost everything you can possibly think of and more. They are all about helping you in making life today much more manageable. They also want to help you save some dough with their weekly Dealhacker posts, fill you in on the latest handy apps with the Downloads of the Week, and help you on the go with their Lifehacker podcast, where the editors discuss the latest news, offer tips and handy downloads and answer questions that people submit via social media or email.

In terms of social media, the folks over at Lifehacker are very versed in the world of digital media and even offer ways to impress employers! The site has an account for all the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and frequently interact with readers via these accounts. Also, like any good blog does, they offer sources for more information on the post you are looking at.

Source: Joshua Dye

Source: Joshua Dye

The only problem with Lifehacker is that it seems to be geared toward a more technologically-savy crowd, which could be a problem for some of those who are not tech geeks and don’t understand all the lingo. They do their best to break things down into a more understandable fashion, but some of the posts just may be too techy for some, but nevertheless, Lifehacker offers so much content that even the most technologically inclined can take something from the site.

PROS:

  • There is SOOOOOO much benefical content!
  • Weekly deals and downloads gives access to outstanding savings for those looking to save a penny.
  • Weekly podcast offers tips and tricks on the go.
  • Did I mention how much content there is?!?!

CONS:

  • Tends to lean toward a more technologically-savy audience. Basic understanding of the latest tech lingo is a big benefit, but there is enough topics and helpful tips for everyone.

Since I was introduced to Lifehacker, I have made visiting the site a part of my routine when I go online and I highly recommend you do the same! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to read this article about staying motivated and finishing my school work. Ironically.

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