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The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]

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The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]

According to Facebook, more than 800 million people now actively use the social networking giant. You don’t know most of them, of course – but some are very close to you. Even your grandmother might now be on Facebook this moment. Family members will usually request to be your Facebook friend for obvious reasons. But should you actually go through with it, or should you keep your friends list to, well, friends?

24-04-2012
The Pros & Cons Of Having Your Parents & Other Family As Facebook Friends [Opinion]
How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain

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How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain

Following a European court decision, Facebook recently upgraded the feature that allows users to download an archive of their personal data. The archive option has been available since 2010 and includes photos, videos, and messages, among other information. The new expanded archive also contains login and logout details, information about the so-called data or tracking cookies, and more.

24-04-2012
How To Bulk Download Your Facebook Data & What Information The Archives Contain
Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control

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Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control

A while ago I told you about MyPermissions, a simple yet useful website that helps you clean up multiple app permissions in just a few minutes. MyPermissions is so useful, it inspired Notification Control. The same guys behind Notification Control have now come up with another incredible service, Bliss Control, which is an expansion of Notification Control, and true to its name, is total bliss.

20-04-2012
Change Settings on Multiple Social Networks From One Place With Bliss Control
How To Update Your Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare & MySpace From iOS 5 [Cydia Tweak]

How To Update Your Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare & MySpace From iOS 5 [Cydia Tweak]

One of the coolest features of iOS 5 is the deep integration of Twitter. It is everywhere in the iPhone and iPad. You can quickly tweet a photo or video just as easily as you can click on an app or send a text message. Apple embraced Twitter as an important part of their devices, and the devices are better because of it. Texting and making calls are great, but sharing with the world through Twitter is the future.

19-04-2012
How To Update Your Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare & MySpace From iOS 5 [Cydia Tweak]
How Your Profile Pic Is Damaging Your Online Personal Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How Your Profile Pic Is Damaging Your Online Personal Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]

These days, we are identified and judged more and more by how we appear to others on social networking sites. Sites like Facebook and Twitter allow us to brand ourselves in any image we choose to portray to people, such as potential employers, potential business partners and even potential spouses. So it obviously makes sense that, as part of that branding, you choose your profile picture very carefully.

18-04-2012
How Your Profile Pic Is Damaging Your Online Personal Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]
How 3 Companies Turned Social Media PR Disasters Into Happy Endings

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How 3 Companies Turned Social Media PR Disasters Into Happy Endings

The Internet makes it so easy for customers to get the word out about great businesses they’ve found and other things they really like. Conversely, it’s also quick to promote and pass around evidence of awful customer service. If you ever make a huge PR blunder, even in your bricks-and-mortar business or something more personal in nature, you can be sure someone will get proof of it online in no time.

17-04-2012
How 3 Companies Turned Social Media PR Disasters Into Happy Endings
The Negative Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Society [Opinion]

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The Negative Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Society [Opinion]

I have accounts on several social networking sites, and spend far too long on them writing my own updates and reading the updates of others. I enjoy doing so, being able to interact with friends, family, and random strangers online in a controlled environment. For someone who works at home, this is a big positive. However, social networking sites aren’t a wholly positive influence on the world.

12-04-2012
The Negative Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Society [Opinion]
9 Types Of Facebook Status Updates That Your Friends Will Like

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9 Types Of Facebook Status Updates That Your Friends Will Like

One thing that I’ve noticed when I talk to friends that initially start using Facebook is that “nobody comments on my wall.” Sometimes, I’ll even try to help them out by letting them show me their Facebook wall and trying to help them understand what they’re doing wrong, and why people may not feel encouraged to comment on their status updates. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of reciprocating.

12-04-2012
9 Types Of Facebook Status Updates That Your Friends Will Like
Make Better Use of Pinterest With These 5 Pinterest Tools

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Make Better Use of Pinterest With These 5 Pinterest Tools

Whether you’ve already fallen for Pinterest or not, no one can deny the new network’s popularity. Instead of sharing your thoughts or actions, you get to share beautiful images. Not only that, those images don’t have to be hand made, only hand picked – all you have to do is find them on the Web, and you’re all set.

10-04-2012
Make Better Use of Pinterest With These 5 Pinterest Tools
5 Things I’ve Learned About Internet Behavior Through My SEO Work

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Internet Behavior Through My SEO Work

I have a criteria of about 8 to 10 items that I personally look for when I do SEO analysis, but of course one of the most important is search volume. Having monitored the search volume for thousands of different phrases over the course of time, I have come to recognize a few very large, not insignificant patterns in how humanity around the world tends to use the Internet – or at least how they use the search engines.

06-04-2012
5 Things I’ve Learned About Internet Behavior Through My SEO Work
Rediscover Your Favorite Songs At These 2 Pinterest-Inspired Music Sharing Websites

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Rediscover Your Favorite Songs At These 2 Pinterest-Inspired Music Sharing Websites

Do you love Pinterest? If you do, then you will love these two websites which give you a Pinterest styled music sharing (and discovering) experience. Even if you don’t like Pinterest, and find it to be a faddish pretender for the crown of the social networking world, you just might like the eye-catching visual appeal of these sites.

04-04-2012
Rediscover Your Favorite Songs At These 2 Pinterest-Inspired Music Sharing Websites
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