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Is your employer blocking social sites or asking for passwords?

By |2017-02-08T01:19:48+00:00November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

HR must embrace social I find it amazing that employers would ask for your Facebook Passwords. In one way I can understand why they would block Social Networks if they think you are wasting company time looking at tweets, but it doesn't have to be that way. Employer asked for Facebook Password This infographic from Compliance and Safety.com shows - Asking for an employers password is a clear invasion of privacy Will cause bad relations with bosses and staff Could initiate a discrimination lawsuit. It actually violates Facebook's privacy terms. With regard to blocking social sites at work, most people are not stupid enough to be on Facebook during work hours if it is not part of their own job but might like to catch up in their lunch hour or break times. However, even better it could be used for the companies benefit - IE talking about great things that are happening that day, an event at work, a new product -  This is free advertising! Amazingly school and colleges in the UK are known to block social networking sites for staff and [...]

How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016

By |2017-02-08T01:19:52+00:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016 I've noticed people heading over to this page, so its time for a 2016 UPDATE Its so much simpler now. Click your own name to open up your page fully and at the top you will see your cover picture - underneath it says EDIT PROFILE When you click this it lets you change your cover or header photo, your profile picture, your name and your bio.   Just click change your header photo - upload your image and save changes.  The best size for the Twitter header photo is 1263 x 421 Although twitter recommends 1500 x 500 it come out too large and twitter allows you to adjust it but for me, it just never works. If you haven't updated your twitter, then you may still be able to use the instructions below for 2015.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   More changes on Twitter, what next ? As you probably know Twitter has made some changes, see here if not -> Twitter announces new profile pages and iPad app -  You can now [...]

Twitter DM Phishing Scams – Have I been hacked

By |2018-12-01T17:32:17+00:00September 16th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We see phishing scams all of the time on social networks – there have been phishing scams on Twitter, Hotmail, Facebook, and many more. The object of the hackers game is to fool you into giving them your personal information, such as username, password, and even worse credit card details. These scams might come via Email as we have seen on Yahoo or on instant messages, private messages on various networks, its not hard for them to get control of your account. Twitter DM Phishing Scams – Have I been hacked What are these Phishing Scams on Twitter Direct Messages on Twitter with the subject line as lol u didn't see them tapping u your in this Hey this person is writing cruel things about you wow your busted in this video fb is offering freee apple ipadds 2 Hey this user is writing cruel things about you OMG your in this and more....... The first thing we notice is, that most of the time, the grammar or the spelling is incorrect   -  Some lately are coming through with a link that looks like [...]

ChatWing – Real time Conversations on your Website or Blog

By |2017-02-08T01:19:53+00:00August 26th, 2012|Categories: Internet Tools|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 Chatwing - Live Chat!  I've been looking in to this new tool - Chatwing by Lujure which originally was/is an application that extends widgets to Facebook pages.  You can now Embed the ChatWing Shoutbox on your website to give your visitors a real-time communication tool.  Your very own website chatroom! Free Application  Its so simple to get and its free  - You just create your account here http://chatwing.com/ and then embed the code as a widget on your website or blog - I just used a text widget. Put the code on - and after a few minutes the chat box appeared. This could be really useful if you post a blog which is likely to have many viewers that need to ask a question, as most people can't be bothered to leave a comment but they might ask in the chat box, knowing that they could get a answer in real-time.  A great way to engage your readers or customers. You can have 1000 users on ChatWing at anyone time, that might be rather busy but at least you know if there are 10 [...]

The Nokia Lumia 900 Techieminx review

By |2017-02-08T01:19:54+00:00July 17th, 2012|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have had the pleasure of spending the last few weeks with the sexy Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone courtesy of Nokia Connects. I was blown away by this phone, all I can say is that if you are looking for a smartphone and if these are seriously on half-price, its a no-brainer.  You should jump at the Nokia Lumia 900 if you get the chance. I don't care that it's not getting Microsoft 8 - how long will it be before you upgrade to Microsoft 8 on your PC? Do you really need it or just want it?   Why it isn't upgradable however, I do not know, its rather upsetting, but it doesn't really need it. Why I was blown away by the Nokia Lumia 900 Visually The Nokia Lumia 900 is huge with its 127.8 x 68.5mm's  Its beautiful to look at, to feel and to hold.  The Nokia Lumia has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack Amoled Display.  The ClearBlack screen is amazing, its lifted slightly from the body of the phone and which, not only looks funky but the ClearBlack technology allows you [...]

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LinkedIn Update, Member Passwords were Hacked – How to change Password

By |2017-02-08T01:19:57+00:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Scams, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LinkedIn have now confirmed that some of the passwords were hacked today. Well, what they actually say is "We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts." Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in these emails. For security reasons, you should never change your password on any website by following a link in an email. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords. Via .... http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/06/06/linkedin-member-passwords-compromised/ So that is a good thing to remember - never change your password from a link in an email, and don't on this occasion. To confirm they say if you have been compromised you won't be able to log in and LinkedIn are going to send you details, I would assume [...]

Where are my DM’s #Twitter

By |2017-02-08T01:19:57+00:00May 20th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There have been an increasing amount of complaints regarding missing dm's, lost messages, direct messages on Twitter recently and there are likely to be a few more in the next few days. Twitter has deleted some users DM's - Direct Messages. Its okay, its just a twitter bug, they do know about it .... Twitter Support says Bug Alert: Some users are currently experiencing an issue with direct messages disappearing, without the sender or receiver deleting them from their inbox. Some users may experience a delay in DM delivery. A notification may arrive to your email inbox, but the DM won't appear for some time after the email delivery. These are bugs, and our engineers are hard at work to solve these issues. Follow @support for updates! Also while we are talking about Twitter, there is another Phishing Scam going around that says Twitter is going to charge do not click this. Its similar to twitter scams where one t says, Is this picture about you, and Is this blog about you - these are still spreading like viruses after more [...]

Where to find the URL or Link for a tweet or post on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

By |2017-02-08T01:19:57+00:00April 22nd, 2012|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Many people ask me how to find the direct url or link or address - for a tweet on Twitter or posts from other social networks so that they can repost elsewhere - maybe for a mission in Empire Avenue for instance. So here is how to... How to find the direct link of a tweet using Twitter.com 1. Click on your twitter name ( or someone elses) in your profile it will bring up a page that says view more tweets.   2. Find the tweet that you require, and hover over the right hand side - it will say details click that. 3. At the top in your url bar you will see the url for that post.  Note if it is one of your tweets you will not see the retweet button but if someone else see's that link they will have the option to retweet. How to find a tumblr URL - Link 1. Find the post you want on your dash board by clicking your name first. 2. Hover over the top right hand corner, [...]

Fix for iPhone Twitter application not showing mentions

By |2017-02-08T01:19:58+00:00April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , |

Twitter, iPhone and Android app not showing mentions for some users. I've seen people talking about this, one person said they hadn't had an @ message - mention for 4 days, when pressing the connect tab - button. So searched twitter to find out how common it was, and I found quiet a few people complaining. No mentions showing up NO @ mentions on twitter I'm not getting replies on twitter My iPhone has gone bonkers No refresh on the twitter application Apparently twitter know about this and are working on a fix - I hope its quicker than the fix for unfollowing our followers for us Here is the fix for iPhone iOS5 To get your mentions back you need delete the account that is not working and re-adding it to the application. To remove your twitter account on the iPhone on iOS5 Go Settings - Twitter Click the account that is not working - Press Delete Account Confirm Deletion Then go back to the first Twitter settings screen and press Add account Then just type in your user name and password again [...]

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