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.

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.

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How to get Facebook Group Analytics

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Reviews, Social Media, Social Networks|Tags: |

You have been able to get analytics for pages for ages because facebook have their very own analytics built in and it's quite useful. If you want to find out how to get Facebook Group Analytics its a bit more difficult. Facebook Groups vs Pages Many business owners choose a Facebook Group over a page now. Why? Because not only are Facebook groups are a proven way to form connections and discussions because they feel more like a community than a page. Pages are still valuable even though some businesses seem to think a page is a way to shout about their products and services, without using them to provide value for their community. Which unless you are Pepsi, is a big mistake. Although even Pepsi don't just post boring "buy my stuff now" posts, they have great content which includes video and interactive posts, it is still all about them but still. With Facebook Pages you can use ads,  you can add a variety of apps so that people can easily find you elsewhere, or you can collect email addresses and [...]

Singer and Producer Peter Hollens Hacked by *security* OurMine

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Scams, Social Networks|Tags: |

Last night Peter Hollens the singer and producer most known for his awesome Capella covers over on YouTube was distraught last night, when hacking group who say they are not hackers but just testing his security attacked many of his social media accounts. Many fans were tweeting - Peter Hollens Hacked. Peter Hollens Hacked We love Peter Hollens and we were upset to read a tweet from Peter that all he wanted to do was come home after a hard day and spend sometime with his daughter but no, there he was running around tracking the accounts that had been hacked so that he could change passwords and remove any thing the hackers had posted.   Singer and Producer Peter Hollens Hacked by *security* OurMine Peter Hollens is in a long list of people that have been hacked by the group OurMine, who say that they are just trying to inform people that nobody is safe.  OurMine are mostly targeting CEOs, and YouTube stars, Celebrities and I did see one article that said they were targeting MineCraft users. Techcrunch were [...]

So, what is Musical.ly app

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Networks|Tags: |

This word Musical.ly is popping up all over the place lately - you might be thinking, what is musical.ly?  If you have teenagers you probably already know what musical.ly is.  Musical.ly has had exponential growth in the past 12 months, probably mostly amongst teenagers  and is one of the top 20 apps in the free iPhone app chart with already more than 60 million users. Musical.ly is a mobile social network that centers around music and videos - it's basically a lipsync video creator with a social network.  From what we can find out - Musically was founded around 2 years ago by Alex Zhu and Luyau Yang as an engagement and promotion platform for entertainers. Even though Musical.ly does have the added social network the closest app we could liken musical.ly to would be the hit app Dubsmash which has been used by many performers and artists, which looks on last count to have 75 million users - so musical.ly is catching up fast! We know the power of video and imagery on social media,  especially with the younger generation, who love a selfie [...]

Twitter for Windows 10

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: |

Twitter has been making some more updates for Twitter for Windows 10 recently Twitter for Windows 10 on Desktop Last year Twitter created Twitter for windows for people using Windows 10 on PCs and Tablets.  The Twitter app was redesigned especially for Windows 10, which if you haven't tried, it is really cool. If you don't use something like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to manage multiple accounts this is actually the next best thing because if you do have more than one twitter account you can instantly switch between accounts like you do on a mobile, without having to log in and out again.  As it happens Tweetdeck for Windows is being shut down anyway in April but you can still use the web version via the Chrome extension. With Windows 10 for desktop you can also see latest tweets by just looking at your start menu tiles depending on what account you were most recently logged into.  And recently Twitter have added the dark theme so now it looks really cool too.  If you have Twitter for Windows 10 just [...]

Enhance Your Twitter Presence With Twitter Conversational Ads

By | January 10th, 2016|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: |

This week Twitter introduced conversational ads so that advertisers can drive more earned media and create more brand influence.  It takes the standard promoted tweets that little bit further. It seems there could be many changes at Twitter over the following months, which much controversy about the new Twitter10k where Twitter are talking about changing the 140 character limit to 10,000 - it sounds totally crazy that we would see all of those words in our feeds, so we believe that this will just be like Twitlonger, where you have to click a link to see the rest of the tweet, we've always found these pretty annoying but at least it won't change what we see in our timeline, anyway - that's another story. What are Twitter Conversational Ads The new ads from Twitter contain a call to action button with customisable hashtags to encourage conversation and engagement on the ads.   The call to action button opens a brand message when clicked and the user can then add their own message to the tweet and share it with their followers   [...]

The new Twitter rules to fight abusive behaviour

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: , |

Twitter haven't done very well of late - protecting users from abuse, harassment - trolls, bullies cyber stalkers and cyber bullies hiding behind so called freedom of speech.  The use of Freedom of speech or expression can go both ways, trolls think that they have the right to say what they like with freedom of expression but no, they cannot.  Twitter say they want to protect our freedom of expression, which means that we can say what we like as long as it's not abusive or intimidating to others, without fear. How are they doing that? - well, this week Twitter have updated their rules to fight abusive behaviour and hateful conduct. At last. The new Twitter rules to fight abusive behaviour In a recent blog post - Twitter announced that the Twitter rules will now include that Twitter will not tolerate behaviour that is intended to harass other users, which include intimidation and using fear so people feel they cannot speak up.   I don't know if you have ever felt that - that you cannot say something innocent for fear [...]

Its not just you – Twitter removed background images

By | July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: |

People are asking, where is my twitter background - Its not just you - Twitter removed backgrounds - so its goodbye Twitter Background images and people are not happy. All you see now on your profile page is a blank background.  You still of course do have your twitter cover picture.   Its not just you - Twitter removed backgrounds It might have been nice for Twitter to make an announcement but so far all we see is a quote on Mashable and maybe another site. A spokesperson for Twitter told Mashable "We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users," "Now, background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly (Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages). Here is mine on a list page So Twitter background images are in fact still there but you just can't see them from  your profile page - you can still custom your design however. Which it looks like I should do. Log in to Twitter Click your profile picture Click Settings Click Design Scroll to [...]

Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

By | July 13th, 2015|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: , |

Finally people had an application to see who unfriended them on Facebook, it seems its what people want to know - but Facebook didn't like it and Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you. So, why did Facebook ask for it to be removed? Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you The app was called "Who Deleted Me" and was available on iOS other mobiles and had extensions for browsers such as Chrome was created by Anthony Kuske. The app went viral last week and Anthony worked hard to be able to handle all of the traffic.  Only it seems that maybe it didn't comply with Facebook's terms of service, and I didn't use Facebook's new API so Facebook got rid of it. Anthony says on the website Dear users, Unfortunately, due to a request by Facebook, Who Deleted Me is no longer available on any platform. If you have a Who Deleted Me browser extension or application installed it will no longer function. Who Deleted Me was intended to be a useful tool to enhance users' [...]

How to use the Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: |

In an attempt to make Twitter safer for its users - there is now the Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool.   All it is really is a way to share block lists on Twitter. We can't see this helping to stop the Twitter Trolls but at least it is a step in the right direction. Twitter do realise that we need much more sophisticated tools than this, and promise they are looking into it. How to block a Twitter user Go to their profile page Click the gear icon Select Block from the drop down menu And confirm. What it means to block a user on Twitter You cannot follow each other Tweets do not appear in each others timelines You cannot Direct Message each other They cannot add you to lists or tag you in a photo You will not receive notifications where  account you have blocked mentions you. (Which is one reason a troll might block you, so they can continue tweeting about you) If someone else in your timeline mentions the blocked account you will still see this. The user [...]