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.
I finally gave in. I resisted the call to "upgrade" my profile on Facebook. Calling it an "upgrade" didn't fool me. I heard the buzz and read the complaints. Many of those you moved to the new format weren't happy. I knew, though, that my days of being able to remain on the old profile design were numbered. For the last few days, there has been a message at the top of my Facebook homepage,
While many of us use social networking tools differently, most of us struggle with similar questions and challenges. Should I connect only with family and good friends on Facebook and only business contacts on LinkedIn? How secure should I feel when using Facebook's privacy settings to determine which groups of friends can or cannot see particular photos? Should I be concerned when someone tags me in a photo or I comment on someone else's post?
OK, people, who tagged the photo of the goat on Facebook? You know who you are. Stay right there; I?ll deal with you in a minute. So, here I was doing my usual social media evening check-in to see who?s doing what and what?s news. I happened to see some news of yet *another* virus of some sort spreading throughout Facebook, appearing to come in the form of a status update from your Facebook friends. After reading a bit about it, I went straight to Facebook to post a warning to the AlmostSavvy fan page and to my own profile letting others know to avoid clicking on certain links.
You're on Facebook, right? Chances are that you're one of the over 300 million people who have set-up a virtual home on Facebook because it is a great place to keep up with family and friends, as well as connecting with businesses and groups of interest.
Loudly, and repeatedly, the members of the bachelorette party proclaimed, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," as they lifted their drinks aloft.
Dear Ex-Facebook Friend, You've crossed the line. As with all things virtual and social, it's hard to say exactly where that line is, but I sure do know when someone comes rushing across it.
The story is as old as technology itself: An electronic device which played an important role in the formative years of most Baby Boomers has been adopted, dare I say, commandeered, by the younger generation.
Is there anyone left among us who has not seen or been tagged by one of those "25 Random Things About Me" memes? They are all the rage on blogs and Facebook, but enough already! I don't think I could come up with 25 interesting things you'd want to know about me. Apparently, I'm not [...]