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Facebook’s Latest Personal Update: Nearby Friends

Facebook Nearby Friends

As we’ve come to learn, updates are a dime a dozen with Facebook. Well, the newest update that just rolled out (for some of us, at least) is an offshoot of the Chat feature. What Was Updated? The one defining feature we can see so far is the “Nearby Friends” feature. It affects only personal profiles. We were told in …

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The Truth About Hashtags

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Hashtags have been all the rage these days now that Facebook has incorporated their use into their platform. Hashtags have been around on other platforms for a while, but what’s new is that you can use them on Facebook and expect to get searchable results now, too. Therein lies the key to hashtags – on every social media network. They …

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Risk Management in Social Media

Social Media Risk Management

If your business has a presence on social media it is essential to practice risk management. Traditionally when one thinks of risk management in business one thinks of policies and procedures in place to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace, safety during natural disasters, protection from fraud and theft, protection from sexual harassment litigation, credit risks and confidentiality/privacy …

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Facebook Graph Search – 3 Things To Do Now

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Facebook Graph Search has been dominating social media news this week. It may or may not continue to do so, but it’s important to understand how it affects you – whether you’re using Facebook for business OR personal use. This one is an across-the-board change, and every Facebook user needs to understand a few things about it. Graph Search, once …

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Top 3 Things I Love About LinkedIn

Top 3 To Love About LinkedIn

Recent reports have indicated that LinkedIn is not the most widely used social media network, but it spite of that, it has consistently been a part of the professional branding experience. Let me explain what I mean. In a recent study, it was found that the average time spent on LinkedIn per month is 21 minutes. That’s not a lot …

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Should I Create a Facebook Page for My Business?

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Today, a question was posed in a networking group that put me on my soapbox again. Essentially, the question was, “Should I create a Facebook page for my business if I don’t want to have to promote “Likes,” and I may not even update the page that often?” I realize I may be a bit more passionate about this than …

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Privacy Isn’t Private

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Perhaps it’s time to revisit privacy versus private for social media use. While seemingly similar, those two words are in fact, very different in application with all the changes going on in social media platforms right now. SOPA and PIPA have fueled the fire of this issue and changes to the two primary contestants in this race, Google+ and Facebook, …

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Facebook Fan Page or Group?

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Have you ever wondered whether you should be using a Facebook Business Page or a Group for your organization? There is a fairly simple question that I think will help you decide the better route for you. I’m not a big fan of groups on Facebook, unless it’s under the right circumstances. The major factor is based on how you answer …

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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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Public, Private, or In a Circle?

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This may not be a popular position to take, but I have a social media question to pose today, and I’d love your feedback. First, let’s preface it with saying that I’m aware that someone will have a good answer that makes sense, and I applaud the social media platforms (Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) who are taking steps to allow …

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