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Keep Facebook Timeline Images Under 100K

Topics: Social Media

A brief public service social media announcement from FINE Traverse City: Your Facebook Timeline Images should be under 100K. There’s not a lot of talk about this online anywhere. You can visit pages like https://www.facebook.com/CoverPhotoSize to see what the basic image dimensions should be, but you won’t find much about image file size in terms […]

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The Death of Google Reader

Topics: Social Media

If you’ve not heard by now (and I’m pretty sure you have), Google is going to kill Google Reader on July 1, 2013. Kill it. Dead. As someone who allowed himself to rely on the service, that news is a giant drag; however, it’s not entirely surprising. Google supports a ton of free products – […]

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The Search for Authenticity in Social Networks

Topics: Social Media

What is the difference between what someone says, and what they really think? According to new social network Pencourage, a lot: Their About page is a fascinating scroll through what is presented as a new type of truly authentic social network. Instead of having to show your best face via a public persona under your […]

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8 Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

Topics: Social Media

Back in December I put together my Social Media Holiday Wish List, and now that we’re over a week into 2013 I thought I’d follow up with a few “resolutions” to consider for making your social media presence better in 2013. These aren’t ground-breaking insights, but the list below are things I try to do […]

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Creating a Secret, Private Event on Facebook

Topics: Social Media

About two years ago, I wrote a post which posed the question: How can I create a public event that blocks certain users? I wanted to create a public event that everyone could see *except* the person whose surprise party it was. I still don’t have the answer! In the meantime, however, that post continues […]

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A Social Media Holiday Wish List

Topics: Social Media

Every year the emails start just after Thanksgiving. From my mom. From my sisters and brother. “What do you want for Christmas?” I’m never good at providing a definitive answer. Music? Ski gear? A new fly rod? A Chia Pet? This year while pondering the question, I realized that I had a few things on […]

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Thanks for the Follow! The Mystery of the Auto DM

Topics: Social Media

“Thank you for following! You can also connect with us on Facebook!” “Thanks for connecting. Use our super-duper resource for business success!” If you’re an active Twitter user, you’ve undoubtedly received plenty of similar direct messages in your inbox, most of which were probably sent automatically by a third-party tool. In the early days of […]

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Look Before You Tweet

Topics: Social Media

“Look both ways before you cross the street.” “Wear your seatbelt.” “Stop, drop, and roll.” “Eat your vegetables.” Since we were little, our moms have looked out for us by giving us little reminders meant to protect our well-being. Of course, these pieces of motherly advice weren’t always followed, especially when it came to vegetables, […]

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Instagram: Are Brands Getting the Picture?

Topics: Social Media

As social media users, we love photos. We capture and share images of our travels, families, neighborhoods, sunsets, and yes, our breakfast (or lunch or dinner). 250 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day (Search Engine Journal), and last year, it was estimated that 4% of the photos ever taken are hosted on Facebook […]

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Building a Social Business with Brian Solis

Topics: Social Media

While in San Francisco recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event featuring keynote speaker Brian Solis, author of Engage, which brought Mr. Solis notable recognition in the social media community for its strategies and tactics for building and participating in online communities. Solis focused this discussion around topics included in his newest book, […]

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