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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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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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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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KLM Airlines earns $25 million in annual revenue with social media. Learn from them

Happy Friday everyone! My friend and colleague Christine Clifton forwarded me this article about how KLM Airlines earns $25 million in annual revenue with their pioneering social media customer service department. Read about it and learn from them! Twitter is an amazing tool which allows for highly efficient global mass communication in the form of micro-blogs, or […]

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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 […]

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Comedian John Oliver explains Twitter in the most amazing way

Happy Friday everyone! Comedian John Oliver explains Twitter better than just about anyone. Take a look at his YouTube video above to understand how Twitter works and why many big brands don’t get it. Speaking of brands who don’t get it: SeaWorld tried to engage in a conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AskSeaWorld. Welp, they got a conversation started alright, but […]

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McDonald’s learns a harsh social media lesson — again

Happy Friday! For some reason McDonald’s can’t get social right. They’ve made blunders before; this time they tried to convince an indie rock bandto play at South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival for free (in exchange for exposure) and faced a big online backlash. Why don’t they learn? Twitter and Google announced a partnership recently, where Tweets will appear in […]

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Loose Tweets Sink Fleets – This week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! This week a remarkable story came out on the New York Times: author Jon Ronson interviews people who had their lives ruined by a single tweet. It’s a great read; have a look. And, a young girl Tweeted herself out of a job in Texas. While this was less dramatic than the previous story, it serves […]

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If You Must Commit a Felony, Please Don’t Brag About it on Facebook: This Week in Social Media

Happy Friday everyone! A Florida woman committed multiple felonies and literally dared law enforcement to come after her. Welp, they took her dare, and she got a 21-year prison sentence. Friends, don’t commit a felony. But if you absolutely must, please don’t boast about it. Twitter is rolling out a new private chat feature. There are already lots of private […]