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Open Internet, Insert Foot–Avoiding Social Media Blunders

Open Internet, Insert Foot–Avoiding Social Media Blunders

There is a story of a woman who loved to gossip. Her words caused much damage to her neighbors, but eventually she realized the error of her ways and she went to the village priest to ask forgiveness and how she could make amends. The priest gave the woman a bag of feathers and toldContinue Reading

Think Before You Post: Avoiding the TMI Trap

Think Before You Post: Avoiding the TMI Trap

How much is too much? What is the divide between public and private in the online world? Where is the line between sharing and TMI? How do you know when you’re about to cross that line that will get you unfriended and unfollowed en masse? If you are using social media to build your business—orContinue Reading

The Five “B’s” of Social Media Success

The Five “B’s” of Social Media Success

Social media isn’t supposed to be difficult or complicated.  But lately it seems everyone is an expert with all kinds of strategies and rules and methods to achieve success in business using social media. Some days my inbox fills up with so many differing and conflicting opinions and strategies that I feel like my headContinue Reading

Facebook Like Exchanges—Are You An Accidental Spammer?

Facebook “Like” exchanges are a popular way to build a following on your Facebook business page. Do a Google search for “Facebook Like Exchange” and you’ll get roughly 348 million results. Nearly every LinkedIn group I belong to runs a Facebook Like Exchange, many with hundreds of posts on them. Same with the Facebook businessContinue Reading

The Most Useful Social Media Tool Ever

I admit it. I LOVE social media.  I have accounts all over the web:  Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Empire Avenue, Klout,  StumbleUpon and probably a few others that I don’t even remember I have.  I’m pretty active on all of them, some of them more than others.  When I’m not reading and posting, I’mContinue Reading