1) The Social Media Strategists Workout
I’m pretty active on social media. (That was my annual submission to the understatement of the year award.) I’m an over sharer on pretty much any social network I join, but I have leveled off over the last year. I’ve settled into a comfortable rhythm and am happy with my routine. When talking to coworkers or clients one the most common questions I get is around how I manage my level of activity and work and a family and all the other stuff. There are two answers to this question and I’m only going to answer one of them today.
2) Hyper Alerts
One of the biggest challenges of managing a Facebook page for many businesses is not know when new comments are posted. Twitter, blogs, and many other tools allow for email alerts.
While Facebook offers one of the best social media marketing platforms, they have never been great about making that experience easy for businesses.
[via socialfresh & hyperinteraktiv]
3) Google Acquires Fflick to Boost YouTube’s Social Features
Google-owned YouTube confirmed Wednesday that it has acquired Fflick, a company that analyzes social media chatter to discover relevant content.
“We were impressed by the technical talent, design instincts and entrepreneurial spirit of the Fflick team,” YouTube said in a blog post. “As part of YouTube, the Fflick team will help us build features to connect you with the great videos talked about all over the web, and surface the best of those conversations for you to participate in.”
[via youtube & pcmag]
4) How Do Criminals Keep Updating Facebook From Prison?
As more and more inmates are finding ways to update their profiles from Facebook, the social media site is being asked to pull down the profiles of these criminals.
The Virginia Department of Corrections figured out that a Facebook page representing Joe Parrish was being maintained by the convict’s family outside of the prison where he is serving a 16-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Tahliek Taliaferro June 20, according to CBS.
5) The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible
Facebook finally provided a way to keep any random jerk in the café from hijacking your account. But you have to go out of your way to enable this protection, and you might have to wait. Still: Jump on this.
Facebook has at long last offered an option to use the encrypted “HTTPS” protocol, a feature it will begin rolling out today but won’t finish for a “few weeks.” You should check now if it’s available, and sign up as soon as it is enabled for your account. The performance overhead is minor—zippy Gmail, for example, uses HTTPS for everything—and it’s an important step to keep your Facebook account safe from being hijacked on an open or poorly secured wireless network.
6) Hearing Begins for Woman Fired Over Facebook
A hearing for a woman who was fired over remarks made on her Facebook account is scheduled to be heard by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Tuesday.
Former medical technician Dawnemarie Souza was fired on December 1, 2010 for using vulgar language to criticize her boss on Facebook after he denied one of her requests. Several co-workers joined in on the thread, making similarly negative comments about the supervisor. Souza made these comments from her private account on her own time and on her own computer.
7) Viral Video – How its Spread