Social Networking

Getting organized on Facebook and Twitter

I’ve spent a lot of time lately in conversations about how to use certain functions of Facebook and Twitter. One thing keeps coming up –  lists. Facebook and Twitter lists are a great way to categorize your contacts so you can make your connections really count for you. Facebook Lists Facebook’s help pages are pretty(…)

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Goodbye MySpace

I just cancelled our MySpace Music account. That doesn’t mean I’m advocating that everyone leave MySpace. We just decided it wasn’t doing much for us. I don’t think I’ll regret it. It was really on auto pilot for the past year or so, anyway. The only reason I logged in was to clear out comment(…)

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How Much Time Should I Spend on Social Media?

There are no short cuts in life. Trouble is, most of us are very busy and as entrepreneurs we wear many hats. So its no wonder that when we see something that might make our lives easier we jump on it – and when we see something that looks like it’s just going to take(…)

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Just say no to free iPads

The Free iPad Phishing Scam is back. In the past 24 hours or so, several friends have fallen victim. In case you haven’t run across it yet, here’s what it looks like. There are no free iPads, by the way. Because Facebook is where we interact with friends, it’s fertile ground for social engineering –(…)

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How to Prevent a Facebook Profile Hack

You’ve seen it happen, you may have even done it yourself. We’re trusting of our friends, so we’re more likely to “click before we think”  when we’re on Facebook. That’s what hackers depend on, and its called social engineering. If a stranger sends an email using questionable grammar and suggesting you click on a link(…)

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Who I follow on Twitter, and why

A few months ago I blogged about Twitter – part social networking, part blogging, part virtual water cooler. The Twitter community, or Twitterverse, can be an amazing thing. Just in the past few days, I’ve discovered a delightfully funny Presbyterian minister in Tennessee who is on a mission to make the Presbyterian church more inclusive, and I’ve discovered the source(…)

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Web 2.0 is my hairdresser and I just blew it.

I’ve created a monster and his name is Greg Newlon. It started so innocently. My husband said he might like to try Twitter, after seeing me constantly on my Blackberry. It was one of those “teachable moments” that we cherish. He was intrigued, I set him up, downloaded Twitterberry for him and he officially entered the(…)

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The long and the short of Twitter

Throughout my public relations career I’ve dealt with a lot of corporate attorneys. Most are pretty dry and uninteresting, but I was talking to one the other day who made me laugh. He said he’s become the ‘official long document reader’ at his company. Even if it has nothing to do with contracts or legal(…)

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The campaign of change, in so many ways

I’m watching the Democratic National Convention, like millions of others tonight. My husband Greg was in Chicago during the 1968 DNC. To say we’ve come a long way is an understatement. There is the obvious milestone – that we’ve nominated the first African-American presidential candidate. But this campaign is about so much more. It’s about(…)

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A BlackBerry Evening

We just got back from dinner at Slice in downtown Campbell. I had a pizza craving. During dinner, I achieved the following with my new BlackBerry: requested a recipe from a friend on Facebook that I want to make for our potluck on Saturday called a friend who’s coming up from LA this weekend to(…)

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