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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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“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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LinkedIn made a mistake, and I am helping them fix it via Twitter. Here’s what this means for you. This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! In case you didn’t know it by now, social media has made firms more responsive to their customers than ever before. This has huge implications for businesses of all sizes, from sole-practitioners to multi-billion dollar firms and everyone in between. For instance, the other day I noticed LinkedIn removed their “Get Introduced” feature (one of their best features in my opinion) […]

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What is the best time to post on social media?

Happy Friday everyone! One question I get quite frequently is, “What is the best time to post on social media?” Unfortunately my answer always has been, “It depends.” The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all day and time to post. Here’s an infographic explaining in detail why this is the case. Way back in the mid-19th century a […]

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Great news: Disney banned selfie sticks! This week in social media

Happy Friday everyone! Great news: Disney has officially banned selfie sticks! Granted, they did so for safety reasons. But I hope this catches on and they get banned everywhere. Forever. For some time now first responders have known that social media can be a great way to help save lives and protect property. Finally they are starting to […]

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Using Facebook ads the right way

Happy Friday everyone! With over 1 billion active users, Facebook advertising can connect you with your audience at a relatively low cost — if you do it right. Here are some tips on targeting those ads correctly. Images and videos are some of the best ways to connect with your audience. Here are some tips on how […]

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Which social media tool is right for you? This week in social media

Happy Friday everyone! Which social media tool is right for you and your business? Not every tool is right for every business. Here’s a great primer on where to start. If someone posts something negative about your company — whether true or not — the consequences can be huge. This happened when someone took a picture at the offices […]

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A restaurant criticized its customers on social media. In other news, man bites dog.

Happy Friday everyone! This week I learned about a restaurant which criticized a customer after they posted a negative review of their establishment. I have never heard of this and don’t know how it will go over. But it sure is funny! My friend and colleague John Tully shared an article about so-called “Click Farms” where people can basically purchase “Likes” […]

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“Your Honor, please don’t post case details on Facebook.” Sadly, this needs to be said.

Happy Friday everyone! This week I learned that even judges make stupid decisions on social media. I’ll let Mike Tyson take it from here: The social media chief for the Houston Rockets posted some pretty offensive stuff on Twitter and was promptly fired for it. Some say it was an excessive punishment, but again, why would […]

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Happy Friday everyone! On April 21st Google will require that your website must be mobile enabled to come up in their search engine. Indeed, one study suggests that some 57% of top accounting firms are not ready.  Click here to see if your site is ready; if not I know several good developers who can help you, and I’d […]