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5 Essential Facebook tips for Freelance Writers

If you are a freelance writer or you want to be one, you need a Facebook Page! Here are 5 tips to make it successful.

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Facebook’s new Hate Speech button showed up today…

Oopsie! were you one of the many Facebook users who happened to be on at just the right moment to witness the “accidental” beta release of the new Hate Speech button? Lots of my friends were there at precisely 10 a.m.  By the time I wandered in, the button had magically disappeared. But the questions […]

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“Shtruggling to shtraighten the shtring?” It’s called S-backing

For the past decade or so I’ve noticed (and whined about) this odd propensity for people to replace “str” sounds with “shtr” when pronouncing certain words. First I noticed radio DJs doing this. Then newscasters. Then teachers. But when Michelle Obama started talking about America’s “shtruggles,” everyone else picked it up shtraightaway. Words like street, […]

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Seniors going social: Are you listening?

Did you know that there are currently 39 million people aged 65 and older using Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, making them the fastest growing age demographic on these sites? According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, “the 74-plus demographic is the fastest growing demographic among social networks.” But many businesses may […]

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Fast-track for STEM teachers: Helping to meet a demand for math, science and technology education with a path for professionals to switch careers

Today’s high school graduates can expect to work at between 10 to 14 different jobs in their lifetimes, but the nature of their careers will be more complex as technology changes. To help prepare students for the realities of today’s workforce, educators are now looking outside the classrooms for strategic partners in business, government and […]

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Are you connecting with your LinkedIn connections?

LinkedIn profiles remind me of that Dr. Seuss book I had when I was a young lass. My Book About Me captured all the important facts you’d need to know about the essence of a person. Professionally, that’s how many people use LinkedIn.  If you want to leverage LinkedIn to find a job or make […]

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The 7 things you need to do on Pinterest

As I am putting together some of the top Pinterest user tips (and complaints), I came across this article from The Hyper House about New Ways To Use Pinterest, and thought I’d pass it along. Are you doing these? What advice would you add? 1. Stop Sharing It All on Facebook Pinterest being linked to […]

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How Much Does a Twitter Follower Cost?

You know those “Promoted” accounts and tweets on your Twitter sidebar? It turns out that some brands pay for Twitter followers. Oh, they don’t pay people to have them follow, but there is a cost involved, according to an email campaign from someone in Twitter Sales to prospective advertisers. What I didn’t know is that […]

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Pinterest is catching our interest

Have you been pinning? if you are one of those folks who love collecting things (rooster figurines, baseball cards, antique gardening tools), you may have discovered how to collect and share without clogging up your attic or that guest room closet. Pinterest is one of the hottest new social platforms for collecting and sharing sharing […]

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Secrets to Social Media Success in Foreign Languages

Sometimes we writers, bloggers and social media folk in the West don’t think about the significance of our words until we view them from another perspective. When people in nations around the world log in to your site, what do they see? Are you certain that you are effectively communicating your brand message to them? […]

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