How to – Google+ Communities

This week Google+ introduced Communities – which are much like Facebook Groups, a place where you can gather together with like-minded people and chat about chosen topics. The Google Official Blog tells us that the options are as follows. Public or private membership to support all kinds of groups—from topics and interests to local neighborhoods to regular poker nights Discussion categories to find the conversations you care about most The option to start hangouts and plan events with community members The ability to share with your community from any +1 button across the web Anyone can create a community on […]

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Social Media helping the HugtrainUSA #socialmediaforgood

I recently told you about the fourth HugTrainUSA that Arie Moyal is planning and I wanted to update you with times and dates of events and other things that are going on, some details are still in development so I can’t include everything right now. What is the Hug Train? The HugTrain is a rail trip organised by Arié Moyal, taking him around the USA, spreading holiday cheer and raising funds & awareness about mental health one hug at a time! This year, the fourth annual edition will take place from December 24, 2012 to January 7, 2013 in honour of the victims and survivors […]

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Here we go again – Whatsapp status – hoax message

  It seems that Whatsapp are having a few problems today – as their account on twitter called Whatsapp status suggests WhatsApp Status ‏@wa_status WhatsApp status functionality is currently not available. We are working on resolving it soon-ish… So on the band wagon the spammers jump…… they changed a recent hoax to be applicable the status problems –  It explains this is why your Status and everyone elses says  – error – Status unavailable. This is to scam you into forwarding.  The first clue we have that this is fake is the message says from summer 2012 whatsapp will start charging.  Are they charging ?  […]

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Who needs a hug @hugtrainUSA #mentalhealth

We all need a hug at some point, and the holidays are no exception.  Whether you celebrate Christmas and New Year or not, for some this can be a very lonely or stressful time, especially coupled with these dark nights and short days! It was with this in mind 4 years ago Arié Moyal started the annual HugTrain. This year the trip is in honour of the victims and survivors of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora Colorado. Arie Moyal is an Integrated Management Strategist and hug expert 🙂  – We met a few years ago via Social Media, he’s an amazing character, very positive and […]

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How to easily clean up your Twitter stream

Often people ask how best to safely clean up your twitter stream or how to manage your twitter followers. On twitter I like to follow back as many people as I can – as I personally don’t feel its fair to expect someone to follow you if you aren’t reciprocating, its like a two way street.  Also I do not like to unfollow people unless its for a good reason. For instance, they joined twitter but then decided it wasn’t for them and stopped tweeting, or you realise that the person is actually a bot as they never @ mention anyone, […]

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