One of my mentors recently contacted me when she received a LinkedIn connection request via her Facebook inbox. Was it legit or spam? I decided to conduct a little experiment to see. Over a year ago, Facebook assigned users a Facebook email address. If you do not update your email address, your Facebook email appears [...]
The fact that the Internet, specifically sites like Yelp and Google, allow anyone on the Internet to comment on a business is amazingly awesome scary. One question that I often receive from audience members who own restaurants or car dealerships is, “How do I control what people say about my business?” In short, you cannot. [...]
You probably check your Facebook Inbox for messages on a semi-regular basis but did you know that you are likely missing important messages? That’s because you have two other message folders—no joke—and most Facebook users don’t even know that they’re there. The worse part is that messages for legitimate contacts can end up in these folders!
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Are you going to lose weight, eat healthier, manage your finances better or work on professional networking? Chances are, whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, there are apps and social networks that can support you in your goals. Below are some of my favorites.
A few days ago, a young woman by the name of Cathryn Sloan started a bit of controversy with her post on NextGen Journal entitled, “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25.” In her post, Cathryn points out the she and her peers were in high school when Facebook and Twitter became hugely popular, which allowed them to grasp an understanding of how these networks operated.
Have you ever found someone on LinkedIn via search or as the connection of one of your contacts, but you had no way of contacting them? Perhaps you haven’t worked with them before or they’re not in your network. Well, here’s a cool little trick for finding their email address. This way, you can send them an invitation to connect OR simply shoot them an email.
I had the opportunity to be the closing keynote speaker at Alcatel-Lucent’s Dynamic Tour event in Dusseldorf, Germany last week. I discussed social media and how generational technology trends (Boomers, Gen Xs, Gen Ys and Gen Zs) are impacting the workplace in terms of devices and collaboration. It was an awesome adventure chalked full of great lessons. I’d love to share them with you!
Tomorrow, Neurosurgeon Dr. Dong Kim of Memorial Hermann will live tweet brain surgery. Not only will the savvy staff at Memorial Hermann tweet throughout the procedure and answer questions, but they’ll also post pictures on the fastest growing social network, Pinterest!
Many professionals and business owners have a completely mistaken viewpoint on the purpose of social media. To be truly successful on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, you have to be authentic—not perfect.