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Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category



New research from Nielsen shows that Tweeting can lead to higher ratings for TV shows. Continue reading

Pinterest will now let you know if the price drops on an item you’ve got pinned. Here’s how it works… Continue reading

An Instagram Account You Need To Follow

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

See spectacular shots of America the Beautiful on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Instagram account. Continue reading

Find out about an app that lets your order photo prints directly from your smartphone and even from Facebook and Instagram. Continue reading

Warren wants to know if friend request e-mails come from Facebook or from potential friends. This article explains how it works. Continue reading

C.L. from Ohio asks: I see Facebook has hastags now, just like Twitter. If I use a hashtag, can anyone see my post or still just my friends? Hashtags – denoted by the # key in front of a word – are a popular way to categorize and search on social media. But can just anyone see your posts? Continue reading

Pepsi has a new vending machine, but they aren’t after your dollar. They want your Facebook like. The new Like Machine made its debut at a Beyonce concert in Belgium and it allowed consumers to swap a Facebook like for a can of Pepsi or Pepsi MAX. Continue reading

One of the ways that you interact with your Instagram friends is to tap a little heart symbol at the bottom of their pictures to indicate your love for the image. But with a small touch screen phone, sometimes you can end up tapping the wrong button and taking yourself to another page entirely. Here’s an easier way… Continue reading

In The News 5-31-2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

In The News for 5-31-2013 – Is a cheaper iPad Mini on the way? Congress demands Google Glass privacy answers and Facebook wants your real name , if you’re going to be mean. Continue reading

Facebook Graph Warning: Is It True?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Susan from Ohio writes: I just got this on Facebook. Is it true? Will it work? “FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW GRAPH APP ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES, AND COMMENTS. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE! Susan, it’s not accurate and it won’t work. Continue reading

Google Redesigns Google +

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Google has introduced a series of enhancements to Google + in hopes of drawing more users to the service which has 190 million monthly users compared to Facebook’s 1 billion monthly users. Continue reading

The new HTC Facebook phone just landed a spot on the value menu. If you’ve got 99 cents, you could get a small order of fries or one of these heavily hyped phones. Continue reading

Are you entitled to Facebook at work? A new study shows some people want access to their social media or else. Twenty-five percent of the workers surveyed by Intelligent Office said they wouldn’t work for a company that didn’t allow social media at work. Continue reading

Twitter Launches #music Service

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Social networking site Twitter has launched a new music service called #music. The service mines people’s activity on Twitter to find out which songs are the most popular and to find new artists who are rising in popularity. Continue reading

Richard asks: When I tag a photo of someone on Facebook, it won’t go to their site. How do I fix this? Answer: If I understand you correctly, when you tag someone in a photo, you’d like it to post on their News Feed or Timeline. Here’s how it works… Continue reading

Recently, a family friend said to me in frustration, “I wanted a picture of my granddaughter and they said it was Tweeted and Instagramed. What does any of that even mean?”

For those of us who frequently use social media, we throw around newly-created verbiage like Tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed like everyone should understand. This is a little list for those of you, like the very sweet nun who called me last year for social media advice, don’t “even know what a FaceTwit is.” Continue reading

Facebook Interest Lists

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Remain up-to-date with “Liked” Facebook pages by creating an Interest list. Continue reading

Question: Why is Facebook trying to charge me a dollar to send a message? Answer: If you’ve tried to message someone who isn’t your Facebook friend, you may have seen the window below pop up. For one $1, you can be sure your message won’t go into the recipient’s “other” folder. Continue reading

Your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram account could be the perfect tool for thieves looking to steal your identity. Here’s how they do it… Continue reading

A web service called FireMe! aims to protect you from your own social media mistakes. The service scans Tweets and looks for those with content that could cost the Tweeter his or her job. Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

Facebook users are accustomed to seeing ads off to the right hand side of their news feeds. Now they can expect to see more target advertising in their News Feeds. Continue reading

Facebook announced some big changes to the newsfeed, promising to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from people you care about. Among the new additions, feeds specifically for music and photos. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram has inspired a real- life Polaroid camera that will look like the Instagram logo. The camera will make prints like an old-fashioned instant camera, but also connect to social media. Continue reading

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