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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

Pandora, the popular Internet radio service is putting a cap on how many hours a month of free music users can listen to on their mobile devices. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Text4Health Task Force says mobile messages are a great way to improve the health of Americans, especially traditionally under-served groups like those in rural communities, people with low incomes and minorities. Continue reading

So Long Hotmail, Hello Outlook.com

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Microsoft announced that Tuesday that the new Outlook.com was live, and that all Hotmail accounts would be instantly changed over to Outlook.com accounts. They’re calling it “upgraded,” saying that Outlook.com will deliver “a beautiful, fresh and intuitive experience.” Continue reading

Scheduling Posts On Facebook

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Posting your important announcements at peak times can be hard when you’ve got other commitments. Learn how to schedule or backdate posts to make sure you’re reaching the most people. Continue reading

Tamogotchi virtual pets were a huge hit in the 1990s, when it seemed like every kid (and some adults) were carrying around a tiny little digital friend that required constant care and feeding. Now the high-maintenance virtual critters are making a comeback as a free smartphone app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Continue reading

Question: How do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? T.M. in Ohio. In part 1 of this article, I showed you some tips for being hard to find on Facebook. In part 2, we’ll work on keeping your Timeline private and giving you control over tagging. Continue reading

Question: How can I keep people from finding me on Facebook? I only want to talk with my family and people I know. And how do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? It kind of defeats the purpose of social networking, but I’m game if you are. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Tagging is a way of identifying friends in photographs on Facebook or calling their attention to a particular post. What if someone has tagged you in a photo or status and you don’t like it? This is definitely a 21st century problem. Fortunately, it’s easily solved. Continue reading

Your friends are talking about you on Facebook. Or at least they are tagging you in posts, photos and comments. You probably get notifications when this happens, but you might not catch all of them. There’s a quick way to see where your name is coming on the site. Here’s how it’s done. Continue reading

Tired of people sitting around the table paying attention to their electronic devices instead of family and friends? Or maybe you have a friend who is more interested in putting pictures of what he’s eating on Facebook than actually eating the food. Here’s a quick solution. Declare the table an electronics-free zone! Continue reading

The Great Facebook Purge

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

It’s no secret that social networking sites, especially Facebook, have redefined what the term “friend” means. However, did you know that your Facebook friends list could pose a security risk to you? Continue reading

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