Tag: facebook

  • Tunisia, Facebook, Privacy, and Freedom

    Most youth workers have developed a Facebook apologetic. That is to say, they know how to respond and argue for Facebook usage to engage with and interact with their students. One component of Facebook, which causes heart palpitations for adults, is that it is a place of dissidence and venting. And the motivating reason that […]

  • Stupid Forms of Activism

    I don’t care what color your bra is. And I really don’t care who your favorite cartoon character was as a kid. Nor do I care about a twibbon. And yet these meme‘s make their way through social media sites over and over again as if they made a lick of difference. “You just have […]

  • How to adjust privacy settings for Facebook Places

    What is it? Facebook describes it this way: Places is a Facebook feature that allows you to see where your friends are and share your location in the real world. When you use Places, you’ll be able to see if any of your friends are currently checked in nearby and connect with them easily. You […]

  • 5 Types of Engagement With Each Blog Post

    I’m an engagement preacher. No other stat matters in social media quite as much as engagement. Likes, Retweets, Trackbacks, Comments. These are the things that show that your content isn’t just getting read– it’s getting shared. Here are five ways each of my blog posts is engaged with. Comments (On the blog itself, on Facebook, […]

  • The internet & privacy

    Lately there has been a lot of angst about internet privacy. This came to a head when Facebook changed some privacy settings which angered some users who believed that they had a right to privacy with stuff they shared on the site. Some folks ever started a movement called QuitFacebookDay.com over it. As a person […]

  • How to add the Facebook “like” button to the Thesis WordPress theme

    Earlier this week I started noticing the Facebook “like” button popping up on some of my favorite sites. And then, my co-worker Jonathan installed it on our site at work. When I saw that… I knew I had to have it on my blog. Plus I knew I had to master it for some of […]

  • Measuring Success in Social Media

    I laugh when I see the term, “social media expert.“ Let’s be honest. It’s an emerging field and the only thing that makes someone an expert is that they have labeled themselves as such and they read Mashable and Seth Godin. With that in mind, I’ll just point out that for the last two years […]

  • 5 Free Business Tips for Facebook Pages

    How do I use Facebook to enhance my company, church, organization, or club? As a person who utilizes Facebook in the repetoir of how I make my living, I get this question a lot. With hundreds of millions of Facebook users out there, and huge growth in the adult demographic, it makes sense for people […]

  • Facebook Morphs Blogging Again

    Blogging, by very nature, is a fluid art. Just a few years ago I thought I was pretty slick because I could journal on my computer using Microsoft Word. Flash forward a few years, to around 2000, and I learned that I could take those Word documents and convert them to webpages. It was cumbersome […]

  • Facebook Land Grab

    Last night’s chaos on Facebook was a fascinating display of “why not to be afraid of internet rumors.” Millions of people anxiously waited online staring at facebook.com/username/ hoping that they could register their name as a vanity URL. I participated in a lively chat on Mashable last night, there was a lot of anxiety, silliness, […]