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About Michelle Harris

Lover of Social Media/Networking, Digital comms, technology, computing, blogging, gadgets, music, and art. Modifying a written novel.

How to Clean up your Inbox with UnRoll Me

By | 2017-12-27T22:07:37+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

I have to say that this is probably the most useful program/app that I have found this year. You really can clean up your inbox with unroll me.  Unroll.me is really the easiest way to manage your inbox. My inbox no matter how I try always gets in a mess. I sign up for so many things on my quest to find out more information and the best new apps that its no joke. Clean up your Inbox with UnRoll Me Unroll me doesn’t just unsubscribe for you with one click, which it does do but it's not just that.  Unroll.me creates a list of all of your subscription emails in one place.  So you can clean up your inbox and keep all those subscriptions that you like. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails Discover new subscriptions Organise in one place So instead of twenty emails cluttering up your inbox, now you just have one, genius!  And whats more, it's FREE! What happens first if you will get an email that shows you all of your subscribed emails and you just sort them [...]

New Update! – How to Follow Hashtags on Instagram 

By | 2017-12-14T20:24:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|

This really has to be the best update on Instagram yet, you can now follow hashtags   Yesterday on the 12th of December Instagram introduced the ability to follow hashtags.  I thought you might like to know How to Follow Hashtags on Instagram as people always say that I explain it better. I'm very excited about this update, now we won't have to go searching for the hashtags you want to see, and to remember the certain ones, you can just follow them and they will appear in your feed.  This is going to make it so much simpler way to grow a community.  And for your own smaller hashtags to be on top of who is tweeting them the whole time. When you first click on a hashtag you will see this message... How to Follow Hashtags on Instagram Yes, following hashtags will make them appear in your feed, its just like you would follow a friend on Instagram.   Its simple, all you have to do is click on a hashtag that you want to follow, and it will take [...]

Spoof Lifetime Subscription Text message from Whatsapp

By | 2017-12-14T21:19:35+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

There is a scam which I first saw 6 months ago still arriving in peoples inboxes, its the one where you get a Spoof Lifetime Subscription Text message from Whatsapp which is trying to steal account details. The problem with this text message is that it looks like it comes from all the other text messages that Whatsapp sents you, it looks very real. Spoof Lifetime Subscription Text message from Whatsapp Your subscription has expired. To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GBP simply tap on this link Of course, everyone will think omg I don’t want to lose WhatsApp it’s a great chat app – 99p is nothing for a lifetime subscription, I’ll do it, and without thinking that it could be fake,  they will click on the link. This is when your problems begin as you give the fraudsters your account details to take the 99p and they have control over your bank account and can take whatever they like. Boom, bank account empty. It's very clever and not so clever at the same [...]

How do Parents set up Facebooks New Messenger Kids

By | 2017-12-05T01:46:22+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook has just introduced Messenger Kids, a new app for kids ... and families to connect.   I was a bit dubious about this at first but parents do have a lot of control and it doesn't give your kid a facebook account, you still have to be over 13 for that.  I thought it might be helpful to bypass all the fluff about it and just show you How do Parents set up Facebooks New Messenger Kids. Just quickly though... What is Facebooks New Messenger Kids Firstly its a new Facebook messenger app just for kids which controlled via a parents Facebook account, so unlikely to be hacked. Unless the kids know your password, which I'm sure some kids do know their parents passwords.   Maybe this will help.  I'm sure every safety feature you can think of has been added after Youtube has been forced to toughen up its rules to protect families.  Facebook said Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones, but often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which [...]

How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook

By | 2017-11-28T12:48:53+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Video on our Facebook profile picture has been with us for a while but since I added a goofy video to my Facebook profile, people have been amazed this was available so I thought I'd quickly tell you How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook. In 2015 Facebook started rolling out video Facebook pictures, it was actually at the same time that we were able to pin featured photos at the top of our profiles and have temporary profile pics. This was surprisingly also around the time that Snapchat added profile GIFs not that Facebook every copies anyone. I think video profile pictures are really funky idea,  its fun and it gets people to see the real you - its harder to fake a video, well I know you can but it takes a little more effort. So lets get right to it, its so simple you will have wondered why you never did it before. How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook First of all, [...]

YouTube toughens rules to protect families and kids

By | 2017-11-24T02:03:16+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

To watch age-restricted videos on YouTube, you must be signed in and have indicated on your profile that you are of legal age to view mature content.   So if you are not logged this means that ideally, you cannot view videos that are age-restricted.  The problem is that first, very young children and families often watch on a logged in trusting parents account or that some videos which are supposed to be family friendly are actually not and these are slipping through the net. (Pun intended) These videos are free for all to see and they are not suitable for kids, some are horrific with millions of views. So, it's about time that YouTube toughens rules to protect families and kids. All this comes after many attacks aimed Google who own YouTube that the site isn't safe for kids and in fact exploiting them.  BuzzFeed even provided Youtube with dozens of examples of videos. Google has started the cleanup and boy do they need one - how many sites are there like the YouTube Channel Toy Freaks which was terminated by Youtube last week - which had a [...]

How to set up Response Assistant on your Facebook Page

By | 2017-11-14T19:13:40+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

If your Facebook page is really busy and getting lots of comments and messages, you might benefit a chatbot.  Facebook has a free one and this is How to set up response assistant on your Facebook page.    Response assistant will reply to any messages you get, with a message right away telling people you have got the message and you will get back to them right away.  Or in fact, you can put any message that you wish as a response. This will really help if you do get lots of enquires and are struggling to reply to people right away.  Its important to reply as soon as possible, not only does your client expect it but Facebook shows the response time and response rate of pages for all to see.   And this can affect the algorithms make your page seen even less. How to set up response assistant on your Facebook page So, its very simple and in just a few steps you can have your own little bot, answering messages for you. I am not a bot lover, I like [...]

Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter #280characters

By | 2017-11-08T14:19:07+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

People are asking -  Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter ?  I for one liked that Twitter had a restriction to 140 characters.  It has always meant you can click to see more if you want to but you could scroll through quickly to see if there was anything you wanted to read. So, finally, Twitters #280characters is here It seems everyone is either very angry or very hyper and silly - there are tweets just full of emojis or lots of one word or just nonsense. Yesterday at 9pm Twitter tweeted We're expanding the character limit! We want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express themselves. And all of a sudden it seemed that everyone was given 280 characters, which we thought was strange as usually this sort of thing is rolled out - although I did here one ONE person who said they didn't have the new longer tweets. Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter Back in September Twitter had a test, where they expanded the 140 limit because they wanted [...]

Why can’t I get my Facebook Username or Custom URL

By | 2017-10-24T22:04:08+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

There appears to be a bug on some Facebook pages during creation of the page - and you might be thinking, Why can't I get my Facebook Username or Custom URL You try to enter your prefered username and Facebook sends up a message saying Username isn't available - This Page isn't eligible to have a username. It used to be that you had to have 25 likes to get your username or Custom URL. but for some time now that hasn’t been necessary. Why can't I get my Facebook Username or Custom URL So, you’ve created a new page or maybe you are finally getting around to creating your page username, not sure why you waited so long to do that, that should be done right away but still.  Know you know that having a page username will make your page found easier. This is what happens is as you begin to type in your username, a red message pops up - This page isn’t eligible to have a username  - and as you keep typing this message disappears and [...]

Twitter finally stamping down on Auto DMs

By | 2017-10-10T16:38:09+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Are Twitter finally stamping down on Auto DMs or Direct Messages? Its seems so as a letter that the Crowdfire has received has warned them that they are going against Twitter policies. the app that helps you grow your social media accounts has been told by Twitter that the Auto DM feature that they and other apps Crowdfire App Crowdfire is an app that helps you grow your social media accounts. With the app, you can follow and unfollow and you can also set it to send auto DMs when someone follows you.   Twitter does not like automation and if you get caught this can mean your account being suspended. I used to use Crowdfire a lot because it was one of the only apps around that used to tell you who had unfollowed you on twitter and they used to also tell you who unfollowed you on Instagram but I believe that was a paid feature or maybe this was also banned from Instagram. Twitter finally stamping down on Auto DMs These automation features have been around for a while on Crowdfire,  but it [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.