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Be Careful What You Post…The Internet Is Forever

I have said it time and time again…Be careful and mindful of what you are posting online as it will come back to bite you in the you know what! I have been hearing several horror stories lately of youngsters who have posted less than flattering photos of themselves or pictures of themselves with alcohol while underage and losing scholarships to college. I shake my head at the carelessness that is given when people click the “publish” or “update” button.

I was caused to pause today when someone shared a story that is not new news, but just reminds me that I need to continually encourage people young and mature that the internet is like a diary with all of your secrets and if it falls into the hands of the wrong person…it can be spread within a few seconds just from one person clicking the “share” button. The latest story I heard about was about a gal named “Vodka Samm” who made the unfortunate mistake of living recklessly in college by Continue reading

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Missing Some of Your Facebook Likes? Don’t Worry It’s All For The Good!

A lot of folks have been emailing and asking me about their Facebook business pages losing likes. Found this article today from Web Pro News and thought I would share it. Take a read and rest assured, this is all for the better.

Facebook is cracking down on something they deem harmful to the integrity of their site, and your fans may be in danger.

You may have experienced a small dip in the total likes on your Facebook page in the last couple of days and yes, it does mean that people are fleeing your page. Why have you suddenly become so unpopular? Continue reading

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So about those of you who deleted your facebook page…Facebook is still following you.

I just read a mildly disturbing article from   with CNET about Facebook. Once again, they are tracking us based on “likes” on other websites even when we have not logged into our Facebook accounts in ages. How? Well a little thing called script and cookies.

Should you be concerned? Well, in the grand scheme of things I say “yes and no,” because what are you the average reader doing on the internet that you should not be doing? If they are selling this information to the government as so many think, who really cares? Unless you’re planning something you shouldn’t be.

On the other hand, if they are selling the data to insurance companies, credit card agencies, or the like….well…that just ain’t right. Want to read the article for yourself? Keep reading.

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Morning Cup of…Facebook?

I got to wondering today. “What’s the first thing normal people do in the morning?” I mean..for me, it’s wake up, log into Facebook and see if I have any messages, then see what everyone else is chatting about (there could be some happening news ya know), then check to see if my fan page has any questions or leads. After that I hit up Twitter…This process lasts for about the first half hour of my morning before I ever leave the house. So I started to wonder…Am I the Continue reading

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Facebook Face Recognition? What’ll they think of next? Yep…It’s coming!

So you may have noticed in your privacy setting a little section that is blurred out and says, “Suggest photo’s of me to friends,” and then it either has edit rights or it says “This is not yet available to you,” like mine does. Well, no worries, it’s rolling out to all Facebook users over the next few weeks. But your probably wondering “WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME???”

I’ll tell ya!

Facebook has installed face recognition software into its system so that when you upload photo’s of you, your friends, and family, they can now suggest “tags” so that you don’t have to go through the process of tagging people. I suppose for some this can be very handy, I know with a lot of “promotors,” when they have to TAG a photo of an event, this would be nice because now Facebook will remember (in theory) the last event photo and all who were TAGGED would be automatically suggested for the next event.  Or if you have an upload of a large party and you have several friends who you have tagged previously, Facebook will suggest their names.

However, if you have a very “PRIVATE” page similar to mine, you may want to disable this function. You already know Facebook thought this through and has put in the ability to “LOCK OUT” the face recognizer from your Facebook buddies. Because really….some of us don’t want our pals randomly tagging us in their photo’s.  I know I get tired of going through and “Untagging.” hahaha! Just kidding! Stay tuned for more updates on this feature!

 

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Want to get rid of the likes on your Facebook page? Easy!

I hear ya on that!! I had to search high and low for a minute but I found it. So what do you do when you accidentally like one too many pages on Facebook or you click one of those stupid pictures that you just HAD to click on and then all of the sudden you found out from your friends that you’ve liked a zillion pages…well to “unlike” a page or pages, here are the instructions:

Step 1.

Log in your account

Step 2.

On the top right click your profile tab, (see arrow in image below) then below your profile photo, click the info tab.

Example:

Next, you’ll want to scroll almost all the way down until you get to a section called “Activities and Interests.” You should be able to click the little pencil next to this section on the right hand side which will allow you to edit all the “likes” that you’ve either purposely or accidentally “Liked” on Facebook.

Example 2

This next page is a little tricky only because you might think it didn’t work. If you have a lot of likes like me you’ll need to click on the “show other pages” link and then you’ll get your likes. See below:

And FINALLY you can get to the COVETED Facebook “Like” pages!!! Now you can remove the ones you don’t want! Here is the screen shot of what it will look like. Have fun and hopefully Facebook will stop changing things on us so we can know where the heck things are!

If you want to just stop people from knowing “What you like,” but you still want to keep your “Likes” in your profile for you to view and no one else to see, then the instructions are within your privacy settings. To do this go to Privacy, then at the top left of the page next to connecting on FB click view settings, under “See my likes, activities and other connections” change that to “only me.”

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Facebook…for developers

Want to know about all the changes that Facebook is constantly making? Here is a great link that will keep you updated.

http://developers.facebook.com/roadmap

The link includes box sizes, iframes, and more. Have fun!

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How are you using your Facebook and Twitter Lists?

I had an interesting conversation with my boss the other day. For those who don’t know, my boss and company I work for have been adamently against the use of social networking for business from day one. Well, now that they know that I have been using Twitter for us and gained about 100 strong leads (which are about to close for orders totally over $500K) they are very interested in what I’ve been up to. He wanted to know how we could leverage Twitter for an upcoming trade show. His concern was how we could target certain states. Lucky for him, I had already Continue reading

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My mouth has been taped shut on Twitter..

I find myself getting questioned about many of my tweets and status updates on Twitter and Facebook lately. Social networking used to be so much more fun when you could make a joke and people would laugh “LOL” or just comment with fun loving remarks. I will admit, I have always tried to steer clear of anything political or religious only because I believe that is usually a little different in social networking. If you make a statement that most of your “friends or followers” don’t agree with, well you are just setting yourself up for a bunch of criticism. Never mind that whole “Freedom of Speech” thing that we used to love to call America’s finest quality..Just tie me up and tape my mouth closed instead!

But here’s the deal, I think some of my followers, friends, and such, are just taking things I say too literally. I will give you an example. The other day on Facebook I said,  Continue reading

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