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Whatsapp Gold Martinelli Hoax Again

By |2019-01-03T23:38:55+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

I think we first saw the Whatsapp Gold Marinelli Hoax back in 2016 - its a chain letter, its spam, it's just annoying.  Like the one previous to this one, it came back time and time again, the last time I saw it was 2014. David D Suretech - told us we had to forward his message in order to stay on Whatsapp.  If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word. If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do not click !!!!! Now said on the news this virus is difficult and severe Pass it on to all It wasn't on the radio and it wasn't just announced.....  Don't send it to everyone - just tell everyone to not forward or download stuff from Whatsapp. Then we can all keep safe. They appear to have mixed up two previous hoaxes' [...]

Save Lives with Elliot for Water the Social Good Search Engine

By |2018-12-20T16:31:39+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Why am I talking about Elliot for Water the Social Good Search Engine?  What's so special about this search engine?  Well, as you may know, I'm always looking out for ways that we can use social media for good - we have these platforms at our fingertipsand we have lots of followers. So we even a voice which we can use  to really make a difference.  I recently created a Whatsapp Group for businesses and startups who are using the internet, blockchain or social...for good, or to "Save the World" which is the name of our Whatsapp group, together we can move mountains! What is Social Good Social good is about getting people to be involved in actions that Benefit Human Society and the Earth by harnessing the power of technology and social media in particular.  And with Elliot for Water, we can actually save lives by just surfing the web - which we basically do every day - it literally costs us nothing to save lives. There are around 5 Billion Google Searches every day  Imagine how many lives you could save if you [...]

Free Mandala Flower and Zentangle Animal Colouring Book – for Adults and Children

By |2018-12-14T12:23:57+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

By popular demand, I am making available some of my hand-drawn images available for colouring via downloading a PDF. There are 10  pages to colour and/or sketch over.  Great for practicing. Which Include Flowers Tiger Mandala / Tattoo Pattern Mandalas Heart Design Dragon Flower Mandala Carp / Fish Cat It is free to DOWNLOAD and if you like it maybe you might like to donate if you wish but its not complusary at all. (Sorry we had an error on the page you should see the download now, just click I agree to these terms and it will download)       

Facebook launches collection sharing for Christmas gift ideas

By |2018-12-04T14:16:18+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook seems to think that users are turning to the Social media giant to find and buy Christmas presents. And being that it is the season to be Jolly Facebook launches collection sharing for Christmas gift ideas Its to work with the collection feature that they rolled out last year to help you save, organise and find posts from friends or pages that you follow.  Now with this new launch, you can now share a collection so that friend can view the content that you have gathered. Facebook launches collection sharing for Christmas gift ideas Its not just for Christmas But as you can see it's not just for Christmas - you can use it to share holiday location photos with people you are planning to on holiday with or recipe ideas that you have discovered on Facebook. Wedding planners can use it to share wedding ideas - the uses are endless. There seem to be a lot of new launches going on at the moment - Quora just introduced Spaces   All you do is create the collection you might want to [...]

Quora introduces Spaces for curation, collections and communities

By |2018-12-01T17:11:34+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|

Quora introduces Spaces for curation, collections and communities, being as my tagline is creating, curating and connecting I love this.  I've been a big fan of Quora since it was launched and I'm very excited to try Spaces. Spaces is starting to roll out to everyone from today but you might not see it yet. When you have it your home page will look like this. Spaces is a new feature that allows people to curate collections and form communities around shared interests and tastes. But before we start let us backtrack because maybe you don't even know what Quora is. What is Quora Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It's a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers.  And that's it - you just put out your question to the platform, you can ask certain people to answer and or just let anyone answer.  Many people will probably answer and you can choose the best one, and people can upvote answers so you can see which the audience prefer. [...]

Tumblr says published Child Pornography had missed filters

By |2018-12-01T17:07:12+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Tumblr the microblogging social networking site has been around for many years. It was founded in 2007  and its been noted before that it has a large amount of pornographic content on it.  But Child Pornography? Just not on!  Tumblr says published Child Pornography had missed filters. Slipped through they say.  Which is why you won't see the Tumblr app on the App Store because it has been banned.   Why its still up is beyond me, they are fixing it they say. It wasn't that long ago (Sept2018)  when the microblogging site Tumblr stated that it has new guidelines to address the site being used for Deepfake porn and Creepshots.  Which I'm not looking at to see if these new rules have worked but if you google deepfake and Tumblr there are pages with those names.  Of course, I do not want to click on those either but I wonder if they have cleaned that up too. Tumblr posted a statement on their policy with regard to Deepfake and Creepshots Harassment. Don’t engage in targeted abuse or harassment. Don’t engage in the unwanted sexualization or sexual [...]

Instagram are removing fake likes and comments

By |2018-11-20T14:13:55+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Instagram announced yesterday that they are going to be reducing Inauthentic activity on Instagram, in other words, Instagram are removing fake likes and comments. It seems that social networks are getting fed up with 3rd Party apps, which of course as social media managers we need them for analytics and to check how we are performing on our social media accounts with apps like Skorr or Kred.  All About Numbers But it seems that we are okay on that Instagram are just targetting third-party apps which help people to artificially grow their audience, which in fact is good news for those of us who work hard for our clients to give and receive authentic likes and comments, because really fake ones are targetted so its just a numbers game. We have seen Instagram recently removing fake accounts from the app, which is great, there are just too many of them.  Okay, it means that we might have lost or will lose some followers but we don't need them if they are fake let's be honest. Instagram says that they want people to enjoy the app [...]

How to use group chat in WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

By |2018-11-17T18:00:26+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Let's start with the basics before we get to the Whatsapp tips and how to use group chat in WhatsApp. What is WhatsApp Whatsapp is a Facebook-owned messenger system with over 1 billion users, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world. You can send text messages, photos, videos, contacts, locations, great groups, and oh yeah make and receive calls.  All for free.  (for now) Online Communities or Chat Groups As a community manager on many platforms in my 10 years in the social media business, Whatsapp has always been a favorite for its ease, randomness and more personal niche community groups. Groups for businesses - to build trust by providing value and allowing customer and clients to get to know your business,   You will never find a better space devoted to discussions around your business or brand and which allow you to be directly involved in these conversations. Every brand should be investing in creating a community now, its the way forward. And for pleasure - networking groups or hobby groups - to connect to like-minded and sometimes different people [...]

New TripAdvisor is a Social Network

By |2018-11-15T16:17:57+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

TripAdvisor has relaunched what they call social-assisted travel. Which they say enables members to get relevant recommendations and inspiration to plan your perfect trip. Which you can now do by now following friends brands influencers and travel experts. Wow, so the New TripAdvisor is a Social Network It's about time really - they had it all there, they are the worlds largest travel site - everyone knows TripAdvisor.  I often wondered just how difficult could it be to add following friends and a social feed.  Well, as of yesterday the 13th November 2018 this awaited launch happened. The New TripAdvisor is a Social Network Lets take a look When first logged in this is what I saw - Welcome to the all-new Tripadvisor! I decided to sign up with a new account to see how it worked now, and so far it's seamless, no problems at all. I signed up with my Google account so I didn't even have to put in new passwords. It immediately used the profile picture that I have on that account. So you will have to add or [...]

What is the USB-C and why do I need to know.

By |2018-11-15T16:03:56+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

The USB-C is fast becoming the standard for charging and transferring data from our peripherals. All of the new phones, tablets, laptops are including them now, so I thought that it’s time I told you. What is the USB-C and why is everyone talking about it. The USB-C doesn’t look like the standard USB plug you know and love, you know the one you try to put it in the right way round and fail most times! This one actually looks more like the Micro UBS connects with its tiny physical connector and rounded edges. And it has two great things going for it first it's reversible – so it doesn’t matter which way you plug it in and second these USB Cables can carry much more power, so they can be used to charge large devices and charge faster.  Actually, they are twice as fast as a USB 3 at 10 Gpbs. What is the USB-C The USB-C has actually been around for quite a while when its first specifications were published in 2014 but for some reason, it's [...]

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