Facebook: The Next Best Thing to “Dislike” for Friends That You Hate

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Listen to an audio version of this article Have a friend that fills your newsfeed with countless baby photos, political rants or uncomfortable religious proclamations? Well then Facebook’s new “Unfollow” feature is just what you need. The company started rolling out a new feature this week, replacing the “Hide All” button with an “Unfollow” button. It’s Facebook’s newest way […]

Product Reviews: Using Social Media to Sift through the Good, The Bad and the Useful

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Listen to an audio version of this article The days of a snotty expert dryly pronouncing their final word over the quality and usability of just about anything are long gone. Influence has shifted and social media reigns king. Social media is here to stay and it has put product reviews in the hands of […]

Five common Facebook mistakes that your small business is making

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Listen to an audio version of this article I’ve worked with many small businesses, evaluating, defining and executing simple social media strategies on a small budget. Here are five of the most common small business Facebook mistakes that are costing you Likes and valuable interaction. 1. Time It Posting too much at the wrong time […]

Sponsored Tweets shift power to the people

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Listen to an audio version of this article Chalk up another social media win for the little guy: one of this week’s more interesting social media articles is a story about a frustrated customer using a sponsored tweet to complain about British Airways’ customer service: “Don’t fly @BritishAirways. Their customer service is horrendous,” tweeted @HVSVN […]

Can social media be addictive? Quite possibly.

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Listen to an audio version of this article The new treatment centers aren’t catering to kids doped up on crack-cocaine or crystal meth. It seems much more benign than that because it is something that most of us allow into our house everyday without a second thought. The buzzword along treatment lines is social media addiction. It […]

How to remove unwanted and annoying Facebook posts with Social Fixer

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Listen to an audio version of this article Facebook has a lot of flaws, but it’s free. So, you probably just shrug them off and hope that someday Zuckerburg will decide to fix them. Waiting is no longer necessary. I’ve discovered a cool social media tool called Social Fixer, thanks to a buddy of mine […]

How to improve your social media security

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Listen to an audio version of this article My private Hotmail account was recently hacked into, causing me to reassess my entire internet security strategy. I was pretty safe already, taking common precautions such as updating my software on a regular basis and not clicking on any unknown links, but there was still room to […]

How to personalize your digital brand

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Listen to an audio version of this article Give your brand a face and the customer relationships will follow. It’s no big secret: people do not like logos, people like people. By taking this one small, but important fact into account as you consider you social media marketing plan, you can increase your brand recognition […]

Does social media makes us better parents?

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Listen to an audio version of this article Generation Xers are raising the first generation of children that will benefit from the information and access provided through Social Media, and I count myself in those parents that have joined in the experiment. I honestly have no idea how my parents or grandparents raised children without […]

How to Use Twitterfeed to Automate Twitter

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Listen to an audio version of this article There’s not a nice way to say this, so I’m just going to come out and admit that Social Media can take up a lot of your time. I find that I’m always trying to balance the relationships I make online with those in my real life. […]