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Facebook Favors Photos

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Have you noticed a very subtle difference on Facebook lately? Most likely, whether using it for business or personal use, you’ve seen more photos on Facebook. That’s intentional on the part of the News Feed algorithms that quietly serve you – even when you don’t know you’re being served. Facebook, the giant persona that it is, wants to please us. …

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Strategic Randomness in Social Media

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I blame it on MTV. Or maybe I should blame it on that great line from Selena, the movie. Abraham, her father, says, “We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans, both at the same time! It’s exhausting.” Between the myriad of distractions facing us every day, short attention spans of most folks, …

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Top Two Reasons for Business Failure

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It’s a pretty bold statement to make, but I can sum up the top two reasons why businesses fail or at least fail to thrive. These could also apply to friendships, marriages, personal growth, or a myriad of other circumstances, too. It’s because these are such tough questions to ask day in and day out and so difficult to take …

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Leave a Tip?

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Did you hear the one about the Seattle waitress who was left a “tip” on the credit card receipt by her customer? Turns out, the paying customer didn’t leave her a cash tip with his payment, he only suggested that she lose some weight. What a tip, right? Her response was to go to social media to post this man’s …

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Blogs for Business

Blogging For Business

On first glance, you might think this post is going to be about how you can market your business with a blog. You can. But it’s not. There are lots of blogs and articles about how to do that, and I may even write some of them from time to time. But no, this blog is about why I blog …

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How to Update to the iOS5

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Now that the iPhone 4S is out, all of the other iPhone users still under contracts for their iPhone 4 or 3GS, are asking the question about how and when to update their devices. The same is true for other Apple device users such as iPad owners. Assuming you are not going to shell out the extra bucks for the …

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Do Fan Counts, Count?

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, or any other social media platform, the question of how many connections/fans/followers you have, always comes up. Does a large number matter? Are you (or your business) more “it” if that number is big? Yes and no. But the number in question is changing. Let’s use a little …

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To Social Media, Or Not To Social Media?

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“I know we just had this conversation, but I don’t understand a word you said.” These were the words my husband spoke to me on his way off to work when I described some of the tools you see below. Not so much the use of social media – he understands that – but some of the process of using social …

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Twitter Lists

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Today, in order to demonstrate the Twitter List feature, which by the way, could also be used in Facebook lists or Google+ Circles, I’ve created a Twitter list to share with you. I was recently asked, “Why would I want a list in Twitter anyway? Can’t I just read the feeds?” and this is my response. Every user of social …

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Is Everyone Posting?

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Update posting. How hard can this be? What are the rules? Does anyone really care what I’m doing, moment by moment? …..It’s not. They’re more like guidelines. And yes…if you care about them. Those are the short answers. It seems that more and more social media changes are taking place. It’s a bit tough to keep up with them unless …

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