BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
If you doubt that, read my Twitter feed …not an oatmeal tweet to be found. I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. Since the whole purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and experiences, I thought it might be a good exercise to just dump out the items that come to mind first on certain topics. So, here they are. I learn from your experience too. Cheers!
Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!
APRIL 14, 2012
Periodically, someone in my Facebook feed will post a link to a Facebook Page about the “Keep Facebook Free Revolution” or “ Stop Facebook from charging $4/month “ Until this point, these have all be hoaxes that tend to generate a lot of Likes and Shares, because people want Facebook to be free and get irritated when they hear rumors of Facebook proposing charges.
10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Click the Follow button and their status updates will start appearing in your home feed. This search identifies tweets relating to community management by searching the #cmgr hashtag 6) Set up some searches and conversations to follow – In TweetDeck and HootSuite, your home feed represents the tweets from people you are following. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right? Learn.
Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
Worker Smarter - Rather than spending your time surfing sites or reading tweets, have the content your really care about delivered to you using RSS feeds or through targeted Twitter lists. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. At the extreme, it might even end up in a lost job or a failed relationship. I’d love to see a link in the comments.
Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?
APRIL 17, 2012
To be honest, I love that LinkedIn is now feeding me articles that are popular with those that I connect with. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit. Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. So, should you ignore the numbers? Maybe. Maybe not. To what avail? ABSOLUTELY!
Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
JUNE 23, 2012
” as a Facebook status update, then Facebook could re-purpose that post and and add this advertisement to any of my friends’ news feeds: This blog post brought to you by Facebook Ads…just kidding Unfortunately, regardless of whether you liked by a pawn in Facebook’s advertising game, there was no way to opt-out of being part of the program. Watch out co-workers!”
Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms
OCTOBER 6, 2012
What I found was that I can still leverage IFTTT and the Twitter RSS feeds, to do what I wanted. I simply created the RSS search query that I wanted to feed into LinkedIn and then used the RSS to LinkedIn service on IFTT and presto-change-o… my tweets are once again being posted to LinkedIn. Start with getting your RSS feed. But fear-not fellow social sharers! Cheers!
2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics
MARCH 23, 2013
I hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons throughout 2013 so check back or use the form on my home page to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox. It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. Cheers! Or Is It?
How To Remove the Yahoo! News, Washington Post or Spotify Notifications From Your Facebook Ticker
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
News, Spotify or Washington Post apps will no longer show in your news feed. I’ve been asked this question more than a few times, so I thought I’d pass it along here. If you hate that apps like Yahoo! News, Spotify, and the Washington Post are pushing articles into your Facebook timeline, there is a quick way to get rid of them. News, the Post or Spotify. Hope that helps!
[COMIC] The Critical Element Of A Successful Big Data Strategy
AUGUST 21, 2013
Care for them, feed them, give them M&Ms and lots of coffee. Big data…it’s all the rage. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s big. It offers promises of lots of data. Who wouldn’t want to know more about their customers, their employees and their operations? Right? Well, maybe. The fact that big data is, well… BIG and it offers us…ermmm… DATA. Cheers!
Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
JUNE 23, 2012
” as a Facebook status update, then Facebook could re-purpose that post and and add this advertisement to any of my friends’ news feeds: Unfortunately, regardless of whether you liked being a pawn in Facebook’s advertising game, there was no way to opt-out of being part of the program. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today.
Crime Doesn’t Pay, Especially When You Confess Via Social Media
JUNE 8, 2013
In the latest screw-up, a robber created an Instagram feed with the phone he stole from a victim, only to then be identified as the thief. Idiot crooks make me giggle and the news seems to be filled with criminals who insist on confession to the crimes they commit …even if they do so unintentionally via a social media channel like Twitter or Facebook. If you haven’t read it already, be sure to check out @AmyLynnStewart’s great post about losing her phone, only to have a cabbie steal it and post photos on Google+. The photos are a bit on the creepy side. Cheers!
[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!
DECEMBER 3, 2011
And your inbox is more successful at managing text and multimedia better than the Facebook timeline, Twitter feed, RSS subscriptions and Google+ feed combined. Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. That honor still goes to email. Contacts, distribution lists, etc…meet these criteria. Is email used to discuss common interests?
10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Believe me, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your Facebook feed, especially when you have your phone out to search Google Maps for the closest coffee shop. I’m making the official call. Social Media is ubiquitous. If you don’t know what that means, it means that everywhere you turn, social media is there. It’s nearly impossible. Trust me, I tried.
You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Do you think that announcing it on your Twitter feed is going to shame me back into following you again? Maybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight. For those of us who take social media seriously, it’s not a game. It’s not about numbers, it’s not about volume, and it’s not about tweeting every little thing we’re doing all day long. In fact, for me I make my living from social media and I take it very seriously. So, to be brutally honest, I don’t care how many followers you have. Whether you are interesting. So what?
2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics
JANUARY 8, 2012
I hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons in 2012 so check back or use the form in the right column to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox. 2011 was a great year for my blog and I appreciate everyone who stopped by to check it out. Some of them are pretty scary/funny. Really??? Cheers! What’s The Point?
Quick Tip – Searching Your Facebook Timeline For A Specific Post
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Three different people asked me similar questions about Facebook in the last month, which leads me to believe that even though this capability has existing for a while, some folks aren’t aware that you can search your Facebook feed for a post from the past. And it’s not just posts from the last week, it’s posts that go back years. There you have it. –Sean.
Klouchebag Let’s You REALLY Know What Your Klout Score Means
MAY 19, 2012
So…I’ll feed my Klout angst one more time just so I can share this hilarious resource. Okay…I’ll confess. I can’t stand Klout. I have wrote several articles on this angst, and even created one of my social media cartoons about those who “ Pout about Klout “ And up until today, I was pretty much over Klout. I don’t care what my score is.
How Do I Turn Off The Trending Box In Facebook?
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Other features like the Ticker, Trending Articles and even the Facebook advertisements in our feeds have options to minimize, disable or remove them so it’s possible that Facebook has not added that feature… yet. In case you haven’t notice, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box. Have another way? Cheers!
Facebook Brings Ads To Your Timeline – Whether You Like It Or Not
DECEMBER 22, 2011
ClickZ has confirmed the intent for Facebook ads to enter your feed , with the only difference between a photo post from a friend and an ad is a “Sponsored” indication at the bottom of the post. Nothing says social networking like advertisements. Right? Blech! think about it…when was the last time you actually looked at anything in that annoying ticker widget? Cheers!
Permanently Set Your Facebook Feed To Show Most Recent Instead Of Top Stories
AUGUST 12, 2016
Another strange one is the fact that Facebook loves to show you the “Top Stories” that it thinks are important in your life and while that works for some, there are those of us who prefer to see our feeds in chronological order. You can manually change your Facebook feed to display the most recent posts, but Facebook will change it back to Top Stories after about 24 hours.
One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors
AUGUST 15, 2015
Before we get to the tactic, I want to make sure you understand the value of an RSS feed. They can subscribe to your RSS feed and receive updates of new articles via email, via mobile apps like FlipBoard or via popular RSS readers like NewsBlur. Without an RSS feed, and very easy access to it, you’re missing out on an opportunity. So, what’s the magic tip? Cheers!
Is Setting Your Facebook Profile To Private Really Enough To Protect Your Privacy?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Most commonly, quiz websites are a catalyst for targeted advertising; by allowing them to access you data, you are permitting them collect your information and feed it along to advertising companies. This week we welcome guest author Cassie Phillips, a technology and internet security blogger. Today, Cassie shares some insights about privacy issues related specifically to Facebook.
The Second Most Important Button On LinkedIn And Why You Should Click It
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
If you are interested in keeping LinkedIn professional there’s a button that you can click to clean up your feed and keep the Facebook-like junk from displaying. Skip the lecture, because it’s going to fall on deaf ears, and use technology to send a signal to LinkedIn that this type of content shouldn’t show in your feed. Good luck! Cheers! –Sean.
Funny Friday: What Twitter Needs
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
I know, it’s a bit snarky, but after seeing about 20 different “let me show you how to use Twitter” posts in my Twitter feed today, it just seems to me that there are apparently quite a few social media “experts” out there who don’t get that people using Twitter must already know how to use Twitter. Like I said…snarky. But hey, it’s Friday.
Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today
JANUARY 26, 2015
Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. It would be easy to dismiss Mailchimp’s approach as frivolous until you take a look at its Instagram feed and realize they’re actually well-crafted images that subtly advance a marketing message without hitting you over the head.
Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed
AUGUST 26, 2016
Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed in its flagship mobile application. Tim Peterson of Marketing Land reported on the update, and a spokesperson for the social network told him via email that its tests found that users watched vertical videos for longer time periods and with audio when they were presented vertically in News Feed, adding: We know that people enjoy more immersive experiences on Facebook, so we’re starting to display a larger portion of each vertical video in News Feed on mobile. Readers: What are your thoughts on this change?
Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed
AUGUST 4, 2016
Facebook hopes to catch clickbait in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users. They described the update to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm as follows: We’ve heard from people that they specifically want to see fewer stories with clickbait headlines or link titles. This is similar to how many email spam filters work.
Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm
Ignite Social Media
JULY 1, 2016
Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. I don’t think so.
Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline
JUNE 8, 2016
Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. Matt Elliott of CNET shared the screenshot below, in which a “Hide From Your Timeline” option appeared in his status update composer, and a popup read: Create Posts Just for News Feed: Now you can create posts that only show up in News Feed and search results.
How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed
Convince & Convert
APRIL 20, 2016
Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The new feed is still in beta, but once released widespread, it is possible that users will only see up to 30% of the content produced by the people they follow —similar to how Facebook feeds work. Travelgrammers. Gamers.
Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed
DECEMBER 11, 2014
Therefore, I bring you the seven podcasts you must add to your iTunes feed to laugh, learn, and live. The post Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. There have been lots of predictions that 2015 is going to be the year of the podcast. Because I’ve been co-hosting one for years now, I like the sound of that. The Friday Five.
Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Facebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s. Readers: Have any of these ads made their way into your News Feeds ? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers VideosClicking again brings users to the retailers’ websites, where they can purchase the products featured in the ads.
NEVER Feed the Trolls
OCTOBER 12, 2010
The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work. It’s true, the more connections you have on social media networks the more likely someone will disagree with you. Trolls are a special breed. Well, it can get ugly.
Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values
JUNE 29, 2016
Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.
Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Tweak Eyes More ‘Informative’ Stories
AUGUST 11, 2016
Facebook wants its users to find their News Feeds to be more informative. The newest tweak to the social network’s News Feed algorithm , announced Thursday, is focused on delivering more stories that users find made them “feel more informed about the world around them.”. People from our Feed Quality Program look at each story in their feed and rank it on a scale of one to five—one being “really not informative” and five being “really informative.”. Readers: What are your thoughts on the latest change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm?
How to Add a Free Instagram Feed to Your Website
MARCH 9, 2017
Adding a free Instagram feed to your website is one of the best ways to extend the value of your social ROI and maximize its benefits Customer photos from social media don’t have to—and shouldn’t—just stay on the platforms they originate from. They’re much more powerful when they’re shared on your site.
Instant Games: Facebook’s New Cross-Platform Experience for Messenger, News Feed
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Facebook Tuesday announced the launch of Instant Games , an HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience for Messenger and News Feed on both mobile and the web. Facebook News Feed posts also include the “Instant Play” call-to-action to help drive distribution and discovery of new games. Instant Games is launching with 17 titles: Pac-Man , Bandai Namco Entertainment. Arkanoid , Taito.
Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads
DECEMBER 5, 2013
This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.
Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands
MARCH 7, 2013
Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. ” You can learn about all of the changes here. What do you think?