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Using News Feeds and Status Updates on Facebook

If you have a large amount of followers on facebook and you just cant keep up with all of the news feeds and Status updates on your facebook page, then I have some great news.
You may want to only check your facebook page every second day or you may want to be able to filter what you see on those updates. There may be people in your friend list that continually update their status with meaningless, mundane stuff that you are not interested in. Facebook lets you now organise your friends into certain lists that you can easily check through to see whats going on in their world.
I have made a quick video about how to do this and hopefully it will change the way you look at your facebook home page. Please let me know what you think by posting a comment on the bottom of this post.

And remember, if you have any questions about social media, please ask me, I will personally answer them for you.

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Posted in Computers, Education, Facebook, Social Media, Social Networking

Creating a Twitter Background

When creating your profile for Twitter, you want to be able to give as much information to your followers as possible. Since Twitter only lets you put in minimal information in your BIO, you want to utilize the other space as much as you can

Most of the backgrounds you see with images and information on the left hand side in the background are generally created in an image program such as Gimp or Photoshop, and then uploaded as a background image. The trick in this method is that you have to have the image scaled to fit correctly in the twitter frame on your computer. You need to remember that everyone uses different size screens with different sized pixels. You unfortunately cannot click on any of these links that are displayed in this fashion. People will need to type them into their browser if they want to go to that page.

I have found some other good resources for creating Twitter Backgrounds.

Check these out too:

The Closet Entrepreneur Lets you know how to use PowerPoint to create a background.

Croncast This will give you specs for creating the size of the image as well as other tips

Presentation Zen This gives a great resource guide to getting quality Stock Photos for your Backgrounds

An example of a Twitter profile creted in Gimp

An example of a Twitter profile creted in Gimp

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Posted in Computers, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter

Selling the benefit of social media to the non-believers

social-networks-logosI have had a few people ask me recently about the benefit of social media and what do i say to people who just cant get into it.I believe that there are a number of benefits that need to be made clear to the people who are still unsure about the great benefits of social media and social Networking. Firstly, have a look at the sheer numbers of people using these sites (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc) According to Alexa , (the foremost authority on web use and trends) Facebook is just about to take over the number 3 spot (behind Google-no 1 and Yahoo- no 2) from  Youtube.

Twitter currently sits at number 27 and is growing rapidly. Now these figures represent a massive growth in companies using these applications for marketing and other business reasons.

The fact that Twitter and Facebook have opened up their applications to 3rd party developers means that people are developing applicaions that suits all types of requirements. Apart form business applications, there are many useful things that these social sites can be used for: Keeping updated on news and events. from friends and family, and also a point that many don’t realise and that is these sites can be used as the best feedback and information booth ever.

Lets say that you need an answer about some current event or trend that is taking place now or in the past few days, you can type your question on Facebook or Twitter and you will get an instant response. If you typed the same question on Google, sure you will get results, but those results will not necessarily be current. Your results may go back in time for several years..not much good if your looking for current trends or want to find the latest sports score! All you need to do is type a question that you need answered and watch the responses flow in, work needed by you to source the answers is very minimal.

The other major bonus is that all of this is absolutely free. The majority of the 3rd party applications are free to, so what have you got to lose?

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Posted in Business, Computers, Facebook, Health, Internet, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Youtube

What the Hell is Social Networking?

Social Networking is basically the regular interaction of people with a common outlook or purpose. These days there is really nothing new about this phenomenon, and it’s something many of us have been doing everyday since we could speak, especially in schools or in the workplace. But as a marketing concept, this trend is growing more and more popular online everyday.

Unlike most high Schools, Universities, or Workplaces, the Internet is filled with millions of people who are searching to meet other online users and develop business and personal contacts and relationships.

There are many ways to conduct social networking on the web. Social networking websites are pretty much groups of Internet users that can range from tiny and closely focused portals to massive groups of people who all have different interests and varying backgrounds.

So a social networking site can be prominent on the basis of topics from hobbies, common interests, education, Business Ideas, or Political standpoints. And the reason behind getting involved in these websites is to meet new people who fit into one of two categories:

•    People who have something you need.

•    People who need something you have.

Of course  there is a lot more to it than this simple idea but the above two categories basically wrap up the entire purpose of joining in on the social networking craze. You might be looking for someone with the missing coin in your rare coin collection, or you could be searching for new business contacts to grow your business to the next level.

The aim of my website and Blog is to introduce you to new and FUN ways to utilize some of the tools to grow your business using Social media , in an easy and relaxed way without the heavy jargon. There will be plenty of ‘how to’ videos and heaps of cool tips for all levels of experience.

Whatever your reasons are, the most important thing to do is to just get started and join in. Sign up to some free social websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube and begin finding out what it all about. Anyone can become a member, no matter what their hobbies, beliefs, or views are. However, once you are inside these online communities, you can begin to create your own network of friends.

Check out the profiles or profile pages of other members, and even start contacting the people who share common interests and aspirations as you. Since networking sites exist for the sole purpose of meeting and communicating with people from all walks of life, the majority of folks who visit these sites are more than happy to meet and communicate with you! You can always start with me……( click on links at top of page)

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Posted in Business, Computers, Facebook, LinkedIn, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Youtube