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Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category



Good news for Skype users with iPads and iPhones. Skype has just updated the iPad and iPhone apps to let you take part in group voice calls. Continue reading

Although it’s unusual to see ‘Facebook’ and ‘productivity’ in the same sentence, Facebook’s Messenger for Windows can actually be useful for making your time on the computer more
productive. Continue reading

Are Google, Facebook and Twitter spying on your private messages? A test by an Internet Security company indicates they might be. Continue reading

What Is My Facebook E-Mail Address?

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Angie wants to know what her Facebook e-mail address might be. We answer the question in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

New Foursquare App For Windows 8

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Foursquare, the social media app that lets you share where you are and what you’re doing with your friends is new and improved for Windows 8 devices Continue reading

Facebook Makes It Easier For Businesses

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Facebook is making it much easier for businesses with pages to hold contests and promotions. Continue reading

The United States government request information on 21,000 Facebook users in the first half 0f 2013 according to a report released by the social media giant. Continue reading

You could be missing messages sitting in your ‘secret’ Facebook Inbox. Learn how to find it in this quick tip. Continue reading

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

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