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The most popular social network for young people is… this week in social media

Happy Friday everyone! Update / correction: last week I shared a story about an Australian of Vietnamese descent, named Phuc Dat Bich, was not allowed on Facebook. It turns out the whole thing was a hoax. Sorry about that! According to The Atlantic, the most frequently used social network is… texting! That’s right, texting beats out […]

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Happy Friday everyone! In Episode 79 of my podcast Social Media Unscrambled I describe how I was fired by a client. As it turns out there are some significant lessons for business owners to be learned from this. Have a listen and find out what happened. Facebook is currently testing a new feature which changes what content people see from […]

LinkedIn Open Networking (LION) should go away. Here’s why. This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! A colleague of mine wrote an article about the need to retire the L.I.O.N. designation. This stands for LinkedIn Open Networker, and basically says that they will connect with anyone on LinkedIn. This is a poor way to do business on LinkedIn so I totally agree with his assessment. Instagram has temporarily […]

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Brilliant British bloke creates app which blocks all Kim Kardashian news: this week in social media

Happy Friday everyone! If you haven’t heard my podcast, Social Media Unscrambled, you might want to. We dissect social media, show you how it works and have lots of fun as well.  Here’s Episode 78; have a listen and a laugh. This might be the best idea ever: a British bloke created an app which […]

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“May your life be as amazing as you pretend it is on social media.” This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! This week comes a cautionary tale: a young Australian woman projected the image of a perfect life on Instagram when in reality she was depressed and addicted. She has since deleted her Instagram, Facebook and YouTube accounts and has effectively declared war on social media. While she may be overreacting by calling social media […]

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Facebook is helping to save a New Jersey restaurant. Here’s how: this week in social media

Happy Friday everyone! First of all, I am thrilled to announce that my podcast, Social Media Unscrambled, is back and better than ever! Have a listen to Episode 77 where Chris Curran and I share lots of great information — along with plenty of laughter — about growing your business with social media. A restaurant in the quaint […]

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South Park skewers Yelp. Must watch. This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! The fine folks at South Park took on Yelp’s business model and ripped it to shreds. The episode also beautifully captures the inherent narcissism that runs throughout all social media platforms. So if you can handle lots of naughty language and unprofessional subject matter, check out the episode. Just don’t eat while watching the end […]

This week in social media: Please don’t break the law and boast about it on social media!

Happy Friday everyone! From the Department of Things I Really Wish I Didn’t Have to Say: please, please, please don’t ever drink and drive. Like, ever. Doing so risks your life and the lives of others. However, if you absolutely positively have to, don’t brag about it on social media!!! A study done in the UK says up […]

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Facebook will not have a “dislike” button. Instead, they will have this: This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! A couple of weeks ago my news round-up suggested that a Facebook dislike button could trigger World War III. Instead of adding a dislike button, Facebook is now allowing people to quickly comment on messages with your choice of six emojis. It’s a better idea than a  dislike option in my opinion. […]

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Happy Friday everyone! Every so often people seem to get it into their collective heads that if they post some sort of quasi-legalese notification on their Facebook timelines that they will be protected by… something. As I wrote in June of 2012 these notifications are nonsense. It got so bad that comedian John Oliver had to say […]