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.
Learn how and where to best maximize your social media efforts.
The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... Continue Reading
Hacker group Anonymous threatens to take down Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011, alleging Facebook shares private data with governments and privacy controls are lacking
The hacker group known as Anonymous posted a video today, promising to destroy Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011. The group said the purpose of the attack is to revolt against Facebook allegedly selling or sharing information with governments, and the lax privacy controls Facebook offers consumers. The group has claimed responsibility for successful attacks against Visa, PayPal, Bank of America and a host of governmental agencies around the world. The group denied responsibility for the recent ... 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
I’m always talking to people about different ways they can expand their brand or business on the web. If you’re not using social media, you are missing out on potential customers for your business, or potential readers for your blog. Sometimes businesses put too much thought into whether or not they need a Facebook page. … [ Read full post ]
I'm always talking to people about different ways they can expand their brand or business on the web. If you're not using social media, you are missing out on potential customers for your business, or potential readers for your blog. Sometimes businesses put too much thought into whether or not they need a Facebook page. Let me make this really clear: the answer is yes, no matter what. Why? Because you need to stay in touch with your customers and they are spending more time than ever logged in ... Continue Reading