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I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

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Hey, you! Yeah, you standing in line at Starbucks using your phone to check-in while waiting to get your daily latte. We need to have a word. We've been connected for awhile on Twitter and Facebook. like you, really I do

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Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

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You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore. Where did the romance go? When did we stop asking, “Tell me about yourself,” “Do you like to take long walks on the beach?” or even the tired old line, “What's your sign

How to Screw-Up a Blogger Pitch in 4 Easy Steps

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In addition to all of the presentations and workshops, one of the many wonderful aspects of the recent LeWeb conference in Paris is the opportunity to connect with others who are working on innovative projects and developing new applications which make our lives easier or more productive. Anyone who reads my blog will easily see that this really isn’t the way I work. Bullcrap. Seriously?

New Tool Makes My Email Work Harder and Smarter

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Remember the old days when we started using email for business communication and to send messages to multiple people simultaneously? Ok, so maybe I'm the only one who remembers when that was a big deal. It seems like eons ago

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A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

How Facebook Hurt My Feelings | Almost Savvy

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Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

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While many of us use social networking tools differently, most of us struggle with similar questions and challenges. Should I connect only with family and good friends on Facebook and only business contacts on LinkedIn

How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook | Almost Savvy

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Today's post is in response to a question I've received from a few people lately. With the most recent redesign of Facebook, some people are finding it much more difficult to keep up with their favorite fan pages as their updates drift

Helping Kids Stay Safe Online. Is SocialShield the Answer.

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As a parent, there have been many moments in my life when I considered locking my child in a closet. It would have been for her own safety, mind you. And, I would have let her out when she was, say, 30 or so

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

BREAKING NEWS: It Takes Work To Get Ahead | Almost Savvy

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Practice Safe Clicking

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To my friends who have received the bossy emails from me lately, I’m sorry. tried to be nice when I told you to change your password right away and delete all the posts you’d sent to your friends. know you didn’t like hearing about this. I’m sorry, but I’ve got to say, it’s not me, it’s you. know you didn’t mean to do it. still love you, really I do.

Tech Innovators + Paris = 100% Awesome

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Has it been a year already? It’s hard to believe that I’ll be heading to Paris in just a few days. I’m thrilled that I’ve once again been selected as an Official Blogger for  LeWeb , Europe’s largest and most exciting tech event. It’s an honor to be included among such a diverse group of multinational bloggers. Will you be at LeWeb?

Introducing Social Media Informer

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Learning to maximize the benefits of using social media can easily seem an overwhelming task. Toss in keeping abreast of constant changes and the latest tips and tricks, and it suddenly feels like a full-time job just hunting down the information you need from sources you can trust. Interested in reading up on how to get the most out of LinkedIn ? Appreciate their content and style?

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Facebook Tip: How To Choose Who Can See Your Friends

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If it feels like it is next to impossible to keep up with all of the changes Facebook seems to implement on a weekly basis, you are definitely not alone. What's public? What's private? How do I know who is seeing what I post

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LinkedIn-apalooza! Ready to rev-up your profile?

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If you're a professional or business person, you know you need to be using LinkedIn wisely, right? And, college students, that goes for you, too. If you don't know why it matters or know deep-down in the pit of your stomach

Happy Holidays! Please Enjoy This Spam | Almost Savvy

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Over the last few weeks, I have been inundated with holiday cards and greetings of all types. While this is typical at this time of year, this is the first time I received so many automated cards and emails, most of them from people I

Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

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There was a little get-together for tech reporters at Facebook headquarters today. You may have heard about it. Whenever Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, summons an audience because he’s got something to announce about Facebook, life as we know it grinds to a halt. Or so it seems. Others have written quite comprehensively about each of the changes, so what can I possibly add to the conversation?

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Yet Another SXSW Post (And, No, I Don't Know If You Should Go Next.

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I wasn't going to write about SXSW (South by Southwest). After being asked by countless people what I thought of it and whether they should attend next year, I gave in. Rather than write a comprehensive overview, I decided to just fill

Social Media Stats – It's Raining Content!

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Click here to read more about social media stats on almostsavvy.com Does it ever feel that there is a non-stop downpour of Facebook posts, YouTube videos, Twitter tweets, LinkedIn connections and blog posts? Do you ever feel like you're

How Not to Use Twitter For Business (DMV Edition)

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Is there anyone that likes dealing with the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)? Seldom does a day go by that I don’t see a comment from a tortured soul waiting in a painfully long line at the DMV. Similar to that other beloved public agency, the IRS, the DMV has a reputation for confusing processes, no sense of customer service and an infrastructure stuck in the technological dark ages.

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Sorry It’s Been So Long; I’ve Got More Important Things To Do Right Now

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For any normal person, not connecting online for a short while doesn’t seem odd. In fact, it seems, well, normal. When I notice that someone hasn’t posted in a few days, I assume they are out and about living their lives. The good news is that gravity has not betrayed me. I’m still here, feet firmly planted on the ground. So, why the relative silence? When did that happen?).

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

How To: Enjoy SXSW (Without Being at SXSW)

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Over the next couple of weeks, you may be hearing and reading a lot about SXSW (read: South by Southwest). In the real world, it may not be that big of a deal, to many in the tech, film or music worlds, it is a must place to be to see

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What Was the Hottest Topic at LeWeb 2010?

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With a two-day program filled with tech thought leaders and innovators , there was one subject which seemed to consistently rise about the rest and dominate so many of the conversations at LeWeb. What was it? Wikileaks. The issues surrounding Wikileaks and its release of mountains of sensitive information exist at the intersection of privacy, safety, security, technology, social media and politics.

How Not to Use Twitter for Business (FroYo Edition) | Almost Savvy

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How to: Turn On/Off LinkedIn Notifications | Almost Savvy

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From the AlmostSavvy mailbag: David asks, “How do I stop receiving an email each time someone connects with me on LinkedIn?” Great question, David! LinkedIn can be a real workhorse when it comes to our networking efforts

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

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Do You Have a Digital Business Card? (Register for.tel for free.

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We all want to be found more easily online when our friends, potential clients and employers Google us. We've set up our LinkedIn profiles, started blogging, created websites, invited others to be our friends on Facebook and tweeted

Free LinkedIn Session Tuesday! (My birthday gift to you)

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Are you ready to get more out of LinkedIn? You do know that it’s the most powerful online tool for your career, right? Whether you’re currently looking for a new job or not, having a polished presence on LinkedIn is not optional. Wondering why? Join me on Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Pacific Time) to find out. You know you’re fabulous. know you’re fabulous.

Ready for Yet Another Social Platform? Here Comes Google Buzz

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Are you ready for a new social platform? Here comes Google Buzz, which brings social elements right into you Gmail inbox. With so many of us using Gmail, this just might stick. It will be rolling out over the next week

Blogging for Tickets. Am I Selling Out?

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I’m torn at the moment. Ethically speaking, I made the right decision. Practically speaking, I’m disappointed. You may be aware that journalists and bloggers are sometimes offered free stuff in exchange for media coverage of some sort. This free stuff may come in the form of anything from products to services to tickets. It just didn’t feel right. Well, let me clarify.

Who Influences You? (Plus, get a free book) | Almost Savvy

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One of the best ways to learn is to watch others; see what works, what falls flat, what suits your style and what doesn't. Learning how best to communicate and influence others is no different. Don't we all hope to influence others in

Words That Totally Make My Head Hurt | Almost Savvy

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You know those words; the ones that make your skin crawl and set your teeth to grind mode when you see them? What's up with those people anyway? Don't they know how to spell? Did they nap all through elementary school

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Important Facebook News: Privacy Updates

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Just a quick post for today as I'm out of the country with limited internet access, but I wanted to share this email I received from Facebook today. As you probably know, Facebook has been facing a barrage of complaints regarding their

Coming Soon: An Interview with YOU!

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As the blog's readership and community have grown, I'm continually impressed with all of you. I'm pretty sure that I've learned far more from you than you have from me. You share your thoughts by commenting on blog posts, sending emails

LinkedIn Lets You Show Off Your Best Assets | Almost Savvy

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So you think LinkedIn isn't as sexy as Twitter, Facebook or other networking sites? encourage you to think again. If providing the most powerful professional networking and job search platform around is sexy, then I'd say it's pretty