Facebook has quietly dropped a huge change to their privacy settings, potentially making some of your old posts viewable to everyone. Anything you’ve previously shared to friends of friends is now searchable and viewable by the whole of planet Facebook. B’wuh oh.
Flying is stressful enough for most people. Flying for animals must be downright terrifying. I watched out my window as a pooch was loaded into the cargo area, and I could see the dog wasn’t calm. What happened next made my day.
I was invited to speak to a group of financial professionals about using social media as a way to build a network of trust. By the end of the session, they understood why their personal brand is so important, how it impacts building a network of trust, and 5 ways for them to start building a network of trust through social media using tools like Linkedin and Twitter.
LinkedIn endorsements take zero effort. They’re a hit-and-run social interaction. And while improper use of this feature creates more noise than value, I believe there are six ways we can all improve LinkedIn Endorsements so they’re more authentic and real for everyone.
IT leaders are in the best position to help prevent a “fire, ready, aim” approach to using social media. This may sound counter-intuitive at first. After all, IT blocks social media, right? Not so. Any organization getting serious about social media has a lot to gain by leveraging IT people’s natural strengths of connecting technology’s value to the business.
Embarrassing, #FAIL-worthy tweets from corporate accounts is nothing new. When it happens, media coverage and case studies ensue. Smart brands respond appropriately. Others make the situation worse. These situations give us all a chance to reflect on four ways to protect our own organizations from being tomorrow’s headlines.