How to Write a Tweet!

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Glenn Letham

Sounds simple enough right? Jot down 140 characters (max) and hit send, that’s it! Well, indeed that is what most people do, however, it really isn’t that simple, particularly if you expect some engagement. Thanks to the crew at Hootsuite, they’ve reminded us of several important elements that you must consider when crafting a tweet – some good reminders here.

How do I search LinkedIn by geographic region?

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by Dave Taylor

I’m heading to Miami on a business trip and want to line up a few extra meetings with companies in my field. Is there a way on LinkedIn that lets me easily search my network by title and location?

Of all the different social media networks, LinkedIn has one of the most powerful and sophisticated search systems available. Makes sense if you think about it because everyone who signs up on LinkedIn then immediately fills in tons of personal information, including title and geographic location. Better, as people endorse you, they add a rich world of keywords around your profile too, allowing even more powerful search matches so that if your title is “Sales” but your expertise is automotive or boating or similar, both can be matched.

Can I embed a Twitter video on my blog page?

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Dave Taylor

I’ve been posting some videos on Twitter. Fun. But can I also embed just the video content on my wordpress blog? Not the whole tweet, just the video.

You certainly can embed either the entire tweet — as it sounds like you know — or just the video you posted on Twitter onto a page or entry on your WordPress blog. For that matter, Twitter offers up HTML embed code so you could theoretically paste that code on any page, even in a signature or email message, a newsletter or a comment on someone else’s site (if they allow open HTML access, which is unlikely, now that I think about it).

Can I embed an image on my WordPress blog by URL?

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Dave Taylor

I’m just starting with WordPress and want to know if it’s possible to embed graphics and photos by simply linking to them elsewhere on the Internet, rather than having to upload everything?

There’s no question that the most engaging blog posts are those that have images, and that more images (well, within reason!) are better than less images. We’re visual and so photos, pictures, graphics and illustrations are all excellent additions to a blog entry or article. The wrinkle is this pesky thing called copyright. If I include an image here on my site, it becomes my intellectual property and legally I gain a level of copyright protection that helps prevent others from capitalizing on my work and imagery.

Steps To Setting Up a Facebook Ad Manager

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by Katrina Crowell

….When they don’t have an existing Facebook Ad Manager account??

Recently, I was helping a client launch a Facebook Advertising campaign that I was going be managing. Eager to get the campaign launched, I shared with our client the usual instructions for adding a new Ad Manager to your Facebook account, which is simple as adding a new user under your Ad Manager Settings. 

How Do I Refollow Someone I Unfollowed on Facebook?

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by Dave Taylor

You are by no means alone in wresting control of your Facebook newsfeed from the algorithms that the system uses to decide what you should find interesting. In fact, since it’s such a self-reinforcing loop, there are times I feel like the vast majority of my Facebook news is from a tiny subset of my circle of online friends. And I’m right. It’s hard to interact with or create “engagement” with content that you never see, right?

Cool Tricks With The Mac OS X Dock

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Dave Taylor

Like every other Mac user, I’ve become accustomed to the Dock. But what cool things can I do with it? What does your Dock look like, Dave?

How do I add a LinkedIn search box to my Web page?

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by Dave Taylor

I use LinkedIn quite a bit and would like to have the LinkedIn search box on my own Web page rather than having to go to their site to do searches. Doable?

Well, there’s the easy part and the hard part. The easy part is to have a search box on your page that lets you enter a pattern and take you to LinkedIn to have the results displayed. The really hard part would be to duplicate all the suggestions that naturally show up as you’re typing in a search on an actual LinkedIn page. That involves some fancy programming, both on the display side and behind the scenes.

How do I run Facebook Privacy Checkup?

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by Dave Taylor

My Mom just told me that Facebook released a new privacy checkup utility and that I should make sure I’m not oversharing. Okay, okay, how do I run this Privacy Checkup thing, Dave?

How do I set the default Web browser in Windows 8?

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by Dave Taylor

I have a new HP Elitepad running Windows 8.1 and it’s great, but I can’t figure out how to switch my default Web browser back to Internet Explorer 11 from Chrome?

One of the big things to get used to with Windows 8 is that the search feature is now super useful (curiously, that same change in user behavior is also true for the next version of Mac OS X Yosemite, with its beefed up Spotlight feature). One big reason for this is because help information is now included in the search results so your query for “default program” can now match a tutorial on how to set your default program, not just look for files with a matching name.

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