Are You LinkedIn?

April 7, 2010  |  Social Media for Business

There’s a lot of talk these days about the negative consequences of social media.  The more people are plugged in to technology, the theory goes, the less they are plugged in to each other.  Personal relationships aren’t created and maintained the good old fashioned way anymore.  People would rather text a conversation than actually have one face-to-face.  The decline of Western Civilization?  Could be.  But then, there was “LinkedIn”.    (More…)

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Protect Yourself on Facebook!

April 6, 2010  |  Facebook

Remember being 16 and feeling like you were invincible?  Your parents yelled “Be careful now!” as you flew out the front door to drive your friends to the local “shopping centre”.   (Hey… there were no “malls” or “gallerias” back then… only plazas and stores and “centres”. )   Careful?  We didn’t know the meaning of the word.  Heck, we didn’t even have to wear a seatbelt in the 70’s.  Looking back, it seems like a miracle that we all survived.  Flash-forward to 2010.  There’s a safety issue facing all of us now that’s every bit as critical as road safety… Facebook safety… (More…)

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Number 1 Reason to Care About Twitter

April 5, 2010  |  Twitter

Let me guess.  Chances are at one time or another, you’ve probably  muttered under your breath, ‘Twitter Schmitter… What’s the big deal?” Something like the record execs back in the 1960’s who muttered “Beatles Schmeatles… What’s the big deal?”  The comparison is an important one.  Eventually, of course, the Beatles proved all the naysayers wrong, becoming one of the biggest sensations ever to hit planet earth.  The lads from Liverpool became the British Invasion.  Well, think of Twitter as as the “Techno Invasion”… (more)

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Welcome to a Brave New World!

Welcome to a Brave New World!

Social Media is revolutionizing the world.  And make no mistake, it’s here to stay.Your kids know all about it.  They’re texting during class and Twittering at the dinner table.  The trouble is – you don’t have a clue. And that’s not a good feeling.

Cyberspace?  It’s a fabulous place.  But you need directions to navigate it SAFELY.

Like any good parent or teacher, you want to keep up with your kids and protect them, too. That’s why you need to be informed.

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Social Media in Plain English

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Twitter In Plain English

This video offers a drop-dead simple explanation of the revolution known as Twitter.

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