Create Professional Designs for Cyber Monday or Black Friday Sales

By |2018-11-06T17:33:07+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

I love design apps, you can create professional designs at the click of a button.  I've been a big fan of Canva for many years but I often use different apps or platforms for many reasons - so when Fotor asked me to take a look at their app and they would give a few months free to test it out - I, of course, said yes.  I thought what a better time to show you how to Create Professional Designs for Cyber Monday or Black Friday Sales So let's get into it What is  Fotor is a Photo Editor And Design maker all rolled into one, which you don't often have.  Usually, I will edit the images somewhere else and then go to another app to create the design. Photo Editing with Fotor On the editing side - you can edit, colour, size, light and there are HDR effects for more advanced editing. There are a stack of different filters to choose from And they have touchup features so you can give yourself a makeover or add different effects [...]

Social Selling – Top Tips

By |2018-10-18T16:50:26+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Social Selling - Top Tips? Why do would you even need top tips for social selling?  A refresher maybe? Sometimes we don't know what we don't know.  Someone famous said that I'm sure. The buzzword(s) "Social Selling" didn't really become popular until as late as 2016.  However, we'd been using it long before it was given that catchphrase, so much so you might be confused to what Social Selling actually is.   But don't panic - if you have any presence on social media for you, your brand or your business you are probably doing some form of Social Selling.  For instance, if you have a Twitter account, a Linkedin Page, a Facebook page, an Instagram account, a Google+ page (let's not discuss that) and are a savvy social being then it will mostly come naturally to you but you still need a strategy and you need to turn up. What Social Selling is not Social selling does not include one-way messages. Posting updates to Social Media and then leaving is not Social Selling. People say I want more likes, more followers [...]

Twitter admit to sharing DMs with developers

By |2018-09-21T21:42:43+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Wow, its seems in an attempt to scrap back some trust from its users -  Twitter ADMIT  to sharing DMs with developers. They are holding their hands up saying we messed up and we are sorry - kudos to them for that I guess. I hate Twitter DMs there is always so much spam so the devs must have had so much to sort through - Twitter says - the DM's were not used for anything, I'm not sure how they would know that.  Why didn't anyone say - hey why am I getting these?  I thought that Twitter we going to sort out DMs before but they didn't, maybe this was something to do with that? Twitter bug, mistakenly shares DMs Many people logged to to Twitter today to be confronted with this message. On Monday, September 10, we identified a bug that may have sent one or more of your Direct Messages or protected Tweets (if your account was protected at the time) to Twitter developers who were not authorized to received them," read the message. "The issue has persisted [...]

If you use Whatsapp you must use Two-Step Verification – Learn How

By |2018-09-17T17:06:28+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|

Most platforms offer Two-Step verification now and if you are offered it I would always say - do it. 2-Step verification offers another layer of security to your account making it very hard for your accounts to be taken over.  If you use Whatsapp you must use Two-Step Verification. Why is Two Step Verification so Important now?  Its apps like WhatsApp the cybercriminals are targeting because we use it without thinking.  We are getting savvier with our online security and yet we are still falling for various scams.  This is because hackers are trying everything to get into our accounts. They are using very clever phishing emails, text messages, and other scams. We want our logins, usernames, and passwords to be safe and 2 Step verification is a great start. What is Two-Step Verification  With 2-Step Verification or two-factor authentication, 2FA you add an extra layer of security to your account, known as multi-factor authentication in the tech world. This layer is very important now and you should try to use Two-Step Verification everywhere Once set up, when you sign in to your account there will be [...]

Brands – make sure social media influencers are following the rules

By |2018-08-18T23:26:49+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|

Influencer marketing is on the rise, brands just love influencers to show off their products. Brands - make sure social media influencers are following the rules because influencers are going to be in big trouble. They are not stating they are being paid. Which includes gifts to show products on their social media platforms. The rules state that - any reward received for an endorsement, is made clear. And this week we have seen many reports that The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have begun investigations. These investigations are to find out whether celebrities and influencers on social media are making paid promotions sufficiently clear. Brands - make sure social media influencers are following the rules We know they are not. I know of many posts that have been paid for or given gifts for promotions that have not been stated. People don't either don't want to say or don't realize that any payment, free gift or perk means that the post is now an ad and it needs to be labeled as such.   Seriously though most influencers now are sharing [...]

New sextortion scam – They have your password

By |2018-12-01T17:14:58+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

New sextortion scam - They have your password!   Cybercriminals are sending victims their own passwords to make them hand over Money - I've heard of this happening to a couple of friends now and I've seen some reports elsewhere so I thought that I would share it with you.  As it does sound really scary!New sextortion scam - They have your password You get an email with your Name and Password in the Subject line Boom - Shock set in. In this phishing scam, the scammers send you your own passwords and make you think that they have filmed you on your own webcam watching porn and goodness knows what else.  The thing is you might think -  well I'm okay I've not watched porn *cough* but the password IS yours, so it could still freak you out when they say if you don't give them money they will actually forward the video of you on to all of your contacts. Don't panic  The E-mail or Text message reads like this: I know that XXXXXXX is your password. You don't know [...]

Will Skorr be a Replacement for Klout?

By |2018-05-20T20:37:57+00:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Klout recently informed us that they were closing down on the 25th of May. We don't know if this has anything to do with GDPR or it just happened to be on that date.  Although for me Klout was broken for at least the last 6 months! They kept trying to help. But no matter how many times I (or my friends) told them they seemed to skirt around the answer.  However, suddenly on the horizon, like a shining star we spot Skorr Social and we wonder will Skorr be a replacement for Klout. We had to investigate and we downloaded Skorr Social right away! On first look, it really has a great UI - Klout never had anything half as good. Yes, there are a few teething problems, nothing that that they aren't sorting out - they are brand now folks.  How do I know they are sorting these things out?  Because we are part of a Whatsapp group of Skorr users, #Skorr70 who used to be part of Thomas Powers #klout70 group - learning how to get their [...]

Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History

By |2018-05-03T01:09:45+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

On Tuesday at Facebook annual f8 developer conference Mark Zuckerberg informed us of a few new things that they are working on or are implementing - one of which was the news Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History. This is a great idea, just like how on your browser - ie Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge etc, you can go in to your settings and clear your history of all of the sites you have looked at, apps you have interacted with, everything you have clicked on or clear the cookies from those sites. Facebook is going to have the same thing...! We hadn't written about Facebook since our post on how to download your Facebook data.   After Facebook's privacy practices were put under investigation, but now we have some action! Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History So with Facebooks new Clear History option, you will just be able to click a button to clear all of that information - Cookies and History from your account, you will also be able to just turn [...]

Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting

By |2018-03-29T15:11:32+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

I feel I'm letting you know this news a bit late, platforms and apps have were warned in FeEburuary that this would go into effect on the 23rd of March!  So, whats going on -  Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting because they are finally trying to get rid of spammers.  I haven't been this please since I read about Twitter finally stamping down on Auto DMs - the other twitter Spam What does it mean, Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting It means if you have more than one account, and are sending the same tweet out from all of them, even if staggered, you could get banned. Yoel Roth on the Twitter Developer blog told 3rd parties, that Twitter were changing the APL to limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts.  And changing the use on Tweetdeck.  They see it as spam, and they are really trying hard to crack down on spam. I think it's a good idea, too many people are ruining Twitter by gaming the [...]

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