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LinkedIn Exploits the Power of Networking

Click HERE to read how “LinkedIn Exploits the Power of Networking” in the Concrete Openings December 2012 Issue.

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Social Media Life Lessons

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| Share For those of you who have attended my seminars, trainings and workshops, you know I always end with the following advice, “Don’t post anything you don’t want your grandmother to see.” Yes, privacy with social media is important.  Yet, I hear it from people all the time, “I don’t want to be on …

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What’s in a name? Ask Salman Rushdie!

Salman Rushdie

| Share Mark Twain once told us, “Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name BZJXXLLWCP is pronounced Jackson.”  (Or did Samuel Clemens say this?) The debate earlier this week between Salman Rushdie and the Facebook powers that be has caused us to ponder the age old question, “What’s in a name?” …

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Defending Social Media

People and Computers around the World

| Share Recently, I realized that I spend a lot time defending social media networks, like Facebook and LinkedIn, to people who think that they adversely affect our interpersonal communications. I began to look back on other technological advances to compare their advent to that of social media…(cue dream theme)… In 1987, I was given …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Let the Fans Do the Advertising

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When you “Like” a Facebook Business Page, your Friends see a message in their News Feed which will, the business hopes, encourage your Friend to also “Like” the Page.  You know that will happen, otherwise you don’t hit the “Like” button.  But did you know that Facebook is now releasing a new social media advertising …

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Make Your LinkedIn Invitations More Inviting


| Share With more than 85 Million members from over 200 countries, and executives from virtually every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is arguably the most powerful online professional social network tool today, and should be part of every social media strategy.  Based on the  “6 Degrees of Separation” concept, this social media site proves that …

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Facebook Now Allows Replies To Email Notifications

Yesterday, Facebook’s Tom Whitnah posted on his blog new information that Facebook has finally launched the capability for its users to reply to email notifications.   You reply to an email notification, and then hit “Send” have your reply added as a comment on Facebook.  You do not have to log in, saving users alot of …

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Now at 350 million users! Facebook makes privacy changes

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerburg’s Open Letter on Facebook was shared last night announcing new privacy settings options and the elimination of regional networks. Privacy is an ever increasing concern in the world of social media.  However, as I mentioned in an earlier post, remember the Golden Rule!  Don’t post anything about anyone else that you wouldn’t want …

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Brands Get 20% of the Tweets

What do you tweet?  Did you tweet your recent trek through the Himalayas or your armchair quarterback advice?  Did you tweet your coffee order to the drive-in coffee shop or connect with a friend from high school?  In a recent study at Penn State, published in the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology, researchers …

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Trust and Transparency in the World of Social Media

The backbone of social media is “word of mouth”:   getting opinions from people whom you trust to help you make a decision.  Whether those people are family, friends, coworkers, or just someone who has used the item for which you want an opinion, chances are you are more likely to trust them rather than the …

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