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Your Brand Screwed-Up On Social Media, Now What?

This blog post isn't about what happened. It's about the thing that happened next - after the first thing had happened. Confused? Hang in there; allow me to explain. This is important because there are critical lessons here for all of us using social media for business.

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8 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook

Ah, our Facebook friends. Some we can't live without and, well, then there are those other ones. It is the latter group that I'm focusing on today. We all know people like this, right?The chatty co-worker, the family member who can't keep a secret, that pretty girl you sat next to in junior high school. Wait a minute...if we all know people like this, is it possible that you might be one of those people, too?

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10 Email Sins You Must Stop Committing Right Now

Email. Whether we like it or not, it is part of our lives. We love it when it's easy and when others use it in a way that works for us. The rest of the time, we hate it. And when we hate it, we really hate it. Do you know an email sinner? Might you be committing some of these sins yourself? Here are a few email sins. Take a peek and see if any sound familiar.

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Is Social Media the Brussels Sprouts of the Internet?

To those of us who live and breathe social media every day, it is easy to forget that not everyone is as comfortable online as we are. In fact, many people have concerns about being too visible online and some don't want to be online, period. Yes, there are people who, by choice, do not have Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts. To my fellow social media aficionados, I realize this may come as a shock.

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that's what the cool kids on the internet are telling us. The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely?

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How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Today's post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don't get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages. Still, there are many wonderful uses for Groups. I belong to many, including some business, community or family related. Serving as an Admin of a Facebook Group can be incredibly easy or a huge time commitment, depending on the size of the group and how closely the group's content is moderated.

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Facebook Sharing and Privacy Tips (Video)

If you're a Facebook user, you've probably noticed a lot of changes, especially on the homepage where you see updates from your Facebook friends. What you may not have noticed are the significant updates in how you manage your privacy, along with other new features and changes. Facebook is a wonderful tool for connecting with family and friends, as well as your favorite brands and businesses. In order to get the most out of your time on Facebook and to use it safely, it is critical that you understand how it works and how you can customize your settings in a way that is comfortable for you.

Confused About Facebook Changes? (Free Webinar)

While it may seem that David Bowie is referring to Facebook when he sings, "Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes.." I'm pretty sure he had something else in mind. Still, the lyrics do include "Turn and face the strain," which may be how you're feeling each time you visit the site. The good new is that you're not alone. I've been inundated with questions like, "How do I...?" and "Where do I find...?" The even better news is that you're now invited to join me online to answer some of your questions.

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The ROI of Respect, Listening and Hugs

I spend way too much time online, most of it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. While you may not spend the hours online as I do, admit it, you are online a lot. My question to you is a simple one: How well do you really know your virtual connections?

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10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. It's where you tell people what you'd like them to know about you. This is where you showcase the information you want to be publicly available when someone searches, or googles, you online.

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How To Opt-Out of Social Ads on LinkedIn in 5 Clicks

Oh, how I love LinkedIn! I often speak and write about LinkedIn, as well as provide a great deal of training to help others get the most out of the most powerful professional networking site online. As much as I also adore Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn is still the one place to get started building your brand and career online.

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The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+

If you're still wondering if you ought to bother spending time getting to know yet another social network, I've got one big reason you might want to give Google+ a try. The team at Google thought long and hard about how people and brands use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and worked to incorporate the best features of all, while adding a few cool features of their own.

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Why I’m Over Declaring Tech Tools “Over”

With the launch of Google's new social network, Google+, there are many who have rushed to publish opinions about the demise of other networks, most notably Twitter and Facebook. Some have even gone as far as to shut down their accounts on these other networks to move their entire online network to Google+.

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Dear Netflix: While You’re Huddled Under the Table, I’ve Got One More Thing

Netflix has a bit of a public relations nightmare on their hands at the moment. You may have heard about it. The internet has been ablaze following an email sent to all of their subscribers and this blog post by the company:

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How Old is the Perfect Social Media Expert?

So, there I was. Listening in on an fascinating conversation online with one of the business world's most well known thought-leaders*, some of his most famous books on the shelf above my desk as I soaked in his words coming through the speakers of my computer.

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8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. It's the how to do this that escapes most of them. That's perfectly understandable. The last couple of election cycles, much of this social media business was new. That was then, this is now.

LinkedIn Adds 3 Fun Ways to Remember Your Connections

LinkedIn doesn't get much love in the "I can't wait to go online and have fun with my friends" category of social networking sites, but make no mistake - for professionals, wannabe professionals, businesses or non-profits, LinkedIn is where the real action is. While you may be getting benefit out of Twitter or Facebook, LinkedIn is probably where I'll find you first when I google you and where I'll look to get an early sense of your reputation.

How To Manage Your Online Reputation By Using Google Alerts

In addition to the wonderful feedback to my post last week about 3 Mistakes You're Making Online, I also received questions about my third point - using Google Alerts to monitor your reputation online. While I know throngs of hyper-connected people for whom using Google Alerts is second nature, the fact is that this is a new tool for many people.

Facebook Friend Requests: Accept or Ignore?

Everybody uses Facebook differently. Just like all of social media, there is no one right way to use it. Still, I'm often asked how I use it. One of the common questions about Facebook concerns friend requests. How to choose which to accept and which to ignore?

3 Mistakes You’re Making Online

Oy, the internet. Must it be so complicated? Can't we all just have fun online and not worry so much? While some people do take that approach, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. If you're reading this, chances are you're active online and chances are you're making one of these mistakes.

Old Habits, New Skills: Repetitive Injuries and Voice Recognition Software

I've been in pain for the last month. At first, the pain in my hand would come and go. Gradually, the pain moved to my wrist up my arm and eventually to my shoulder. I spend too much time on the computer, there's just no way around it. Between email, blogging, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, my fingers are constantly tap-tapping away.

How To Get Feedback on Your Profile Photo

Welcome to my shortest blog post ever. The response to my recent post about how to select the right photo for your online profile has been fantastic. I invite you to watch this video to find out... How you can get valuable feedback on the photo you've chosen for your profile As my friend, Hjortur Smarason says, we should think of this photo as our own personal logo.

How Our Vanity Leads to Spam

The email I received from Gina had a very simple subject line: "Hello." The body of the email was also simple, just a link without any other text. Ugh; spam. I knew immediately what had happened. Somewhere, she had clicked on a malicious link and all of her contacts received the same email.

8 Tips: How To Choose the Right Profile Photo

You know you've seen it. That cringe-worthy photo from your friend's beach vacation that he's using as his LinkedIn profile photo. "What in the world is he thinking?" you asked yourself. "I'd never use a photo like that to represent myself online." Really, Ms. Look-at-me-and-my-super-cute-puppy?