kasey corrado | social cues | feb. 2017
Welcome to February! This month conjures up visions of candy hearts and sappy Hallmark cards. It's the month of LOVE, right? With l-o-v-e on the brain, I thought it might be fun to share a few social media profiles I love following. These are not necessarily the social media profiles I think do their job the best — these are just ones I find myself gravitating toward because I simply enjoy them. You probably have way different taste than my “basic" self — sitting in her yoga pants, watching “The Bachelor" every Monday night. However, this might spark you to check out a few new profiles you've never seen or thought to look for on social media.
Facebook: Yes, they post a lot, but seriously, I LOVE the “Tasty" page. If you're on Facebook and you haven't seen a Tasty post, or someone share a Tasty post, then I think you might live under a Facebook rock. There's something fun about watching an entire meal being made in a 2-minute video. Tasty has millions of followers (77 million at the time I'm writing this) and they simply produce videos of recipes ranging from desserts and crockpot meals to casseroles and pasta dishes. I love it when they have a whole onion or something and they snap their fingers and BAM it instantly becomes a bowl of finely chopped onions. Oh, the magic of Facebook. Reading comments on the videos are highly entertaining for me too. People get so worked up about what should or shouldn't be called an “Italian" dish, how long you should boil noodles, how to season chicken, etc. People have some extremely strong opinions about “Easy Chicken Alfredo Penne" — settle down folks, it's going to be ok. The world is going to keep spinning even if you disagree about how much salt to put on a chicken breast. I have used the “save" function with several Tasty recipes and have actually made quite a few of them … so, I guess I don't just talk the talk. (Honorable mention: the “Post Grad Problems" page. Never fails to make me laugh out loud. If you're between the ages of 20-30, please do yourself a favor and check it out).
Instagram: One of my absolute favorite Instagram profiles is @disneyfoodblog. Gorgeous photos of food you can only get at Disney? Umm, yes please. If you know me at all you know that I have a deep, DEEP love for anything Disney. Following this account just makes me happy. I cannot not smile when I see a giant soft pretzel shaped like Mickey Mouse's head. And trust me, I'm not one of those people who love to take pictures of food. Ain't nobody got time for that. Just eat the damn food. But, there's something about those Disney food photos that do it for me. If I'm scrolling through Instagram I often end up searching the @disneyfoodblog profile and just scrolling and scrolling, dreaming about the next time I get to enjoy a DoleWhip at Magic Kingdom. If you don't know what that is, Google it. Most. Amazing. Dessert. Ever. (Honorable mention: @hamiltonmusical. Who doesn't love a good behind-the-scenes look of a Broadway musical?).
Twitter: Confession time — I am not a huge Twitter user in my personal life. I just don't think I'm funny enough for Twitter and I can't be contained by 140 characters. Brevity was never my strong suit. However, I really appreciate @NewGirlonFOX and their tweets. I am a big fan of the show New Girl (it's my 2010s version of “Friends") and have been watching it since the pilot episode. The New Girl Twitter is absolutely hilarious and is the perfect complement to the television show. They integrate photos and gifs flawlessly and I love the way they interact with their fans! Bucket list: have @NewGirlonFOX tweet back to me someday.
YouTube: If I ever need to pass some time while waiting for a food order or perhaps sitting in a car shop waiting to get my oil changed, I turn to always reliable Jimmy Fallon YouTube channel. You can't beat the skits he does and I always end up going from video to video and losing track of time. Emma Stone lip sync battle? Perfect. Musical impressions with Ariana Grande? Yes, please.
Snapchat: I am a big fan of checking out the latest story on the NFL Snapchat account. It's a quick and easy way to catch snippets of pre-game/game/post-game content. Plus, it's way better than listening to Joe Buck and Troy Aikman ramble during a game (personal opinion).
Kasey Corrado is a Social Media Director for Lawrence University by day and a member of Let Me Be Frank Productions by night. When she isn't updating Facebook or singing a 1970s classic, she enjoys running, cooking, questioning final rose picks on “The Bachelor" and planning overly extravagant trips to Disney.