If you have children old enough to be on Facebook, then you've probably had plenty of opportunity to use the platform to create “teaching moments” for your kids. There are the obvious lessons - “don’t post pics of yourself you don’t want your Grandma to see” and “don’t use foul language.” Other lessons include teaching your kids how to include or block certain groups when posting things that might be more appropriate for their friends. But last week, I had a moment of real ... Continue Reading
With teens on Facebook and social media sites, it’s easy to find ways to use them as teaching tools.
Spruce up your blog with these seven ideas for spring cleaning.
Spring is that time of the year many turn to clearing out the clutter. They go through pantries, closets, and attics throwing out old items to make room for new ones to store. They sort through clothes, giving away too-snug items and discarding old, out-dated fashions. Carpets are cleaned, blinds scrubbed, and paint retouched. And the more effort put into spring cleaning, the greater the ability of enjoying all of the benefits of a uncluttered life. Spring cleaning isn’t just limited to our ... Continue Reading
Learn the pros and cons for Facebook’s new Timeline for Pages.
In case you missed it, Facebook introduced Timeline for Fan Pages on February 29th. This announcement included some major changes to the look and feel of Fan Pages. The format will be similar to Timeline for personal pages, including a cover photo at the top of the Page. Also similarly, the main section of the page will be divided into two columns, representing the passage of time. Here are just a few of the Pros and Cons you can expect when Timeline for Fan Pages rolls ... Continue Reading
Back up your Google Blogger or Blogspot account with these simple steps.
In recent weeks I’ve talked to three women bloggers who actually had their Google Blogger or Blogspot accounts mysteriously disappear – possibly for policy violations or other unknown causes -- two of which were permanently deleted representing years of hard work. That’s not even to consider what might happen if a blog on this service is ever hacked – the aftermath could be disastrous to have to deal with. For sure, the Internet these days isn’t working like clockwork as it used ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
Funny, cool, interesting and random facts about everything from bats to tulips to Woodstock and more from the SocialMoms network.
Every day on Facebook, we get our moms engaged with one another by inviting them to participate in posts and prompts. Last week we asked our Facebook fans to name a totally random fact -- funny, cool, interesting or weird -- that they had learned recently. And boy were there some random facts! From facts about bats dying off to the best tulip bulbs to plan to Woodstock not actually happening in Woodstock, NY, we got it all. We've listed a few of our favorites to help get your creative juices ... Continue Reading
Learn about resources available for you and your teen to harness everything Facebook has to offer, safely, as it becomes an inevitable part of their lives.
A quick Google search confirms my suspicions. All the dangers of Facebook for kids – everything from cyber bullying to sexual predators to misbehavior that can impact a child’s college admissions to a host of other issues – do indeed exist and there is already a wealth of information on the Internet that addresses these challenges. A similar search, one that seeks what is good for teens about the world’s most successful social network, comes back with far less information and ... Continue Reading
Join major companies in choosing a blogging platform, such as WordPress, to make running your web site easier.
Over the past few years there has been a trend of major websites dropping traditional HTML based websites in favor of CMS (Content Management Software) sites such as WordPress. This is good for the company, the web designer, and whoever is responsible for maintaining the website. Some of the major websites using WordPress for their content management include: eBay – The eBay Ink blog is the company’s main blog. eBay’s Social Media Strategist and Chief Blogger told me the blog was ... Continue Reading