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.
Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!
APRIL 14, 2012
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. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?
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.
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.
Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
JUNE 23, 2012
In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an add. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. 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. Start with getting your RSS feed. If your feed isn’t working, check that it is similar to mine above.
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.
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!
[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?
Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
JUNE 23, 2012
In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an advertisement. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. Watch out co-workers!”
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Funny Friday: What Twitter Needs
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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. Click it and LinkedIn will restore the status update to your feed. LinkedIn has been getting pretty annoying lately.
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. The post Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today appeared first on Visually Blog.
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. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.
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. Prior to the change, vertical videos were cropped into squares in News Feed, and users had to click on the videos to watch them in their intended format. Peterson reported that vertical videos will appear in a 2:3 aspect ratio in News Feed and not take up the entire screen unless users clock on those videos, and then click on the arrows in the upper-right-hand corner to expand them.
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. To address this feedback from our community, we’re making an update to News Feed ranking to further reduce clickbait headlines in the coming weeks.
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. We’ve heard feedback that sometimes, you may want to share a post with friends and family via News Feed and not have that post be displayed on your Timeline.
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.
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 move to algorithmic feeds will allow Instagram to serve users more personalized content suited to their interests.
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 Videos
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.
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.
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.”.
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.
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.
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.
The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media
APRIL 11, 2017
The News Feed is outdated and stories are becoming the default for content consumption. Facebook, for example, didn’t invent the vertical scrolling feed. Why Stories are the new News Feed. The News Feed is not a native experience on mobile.