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

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, you will see that the corner curls up, click this.

3. The post then opens up with its own link at the top of the page.

How to find your facebook link or URL

1. Go to your Facebook Wall – timeline – find the post you want to retrieve the URL of.

2. Underneath your name you will see a time/date stamp – click that.

3. The post will open in its own window with its direct link. This one was actually to celebrate the fact that project forgive had reached their goal of $100.000 dollars. Although pledges are still welcome to help with funding.

How to find the direct Link or URL to a Google Plus post.

1. Find the post that you need the link from – and the same as Facebook, find the time-stamp.

2. Click this and it will take you to the new page which has the URL.

How to find the direct link or URL on Instagram

There are many ways to do this but if you are on the PC you can log in with Statigr.am – you simply click the picture that you want the link from. Statigram is a great way to view pictures or photos to like and comment on too.

How to find the direct link or URL of a YouTube Video

Again there are many ways – if the link isn’t at the top of the page you are viewing from then go to the video and click SHARE – you don’t have to share but it will bring up the link in a separate box.

I can’t think of any others that you might need right now but if there is another link you are trying to find please ask below and if I know I will tell you if not I will find out, and still tell you!

My good friend Seth from Nerd Enterprises also has videos to show  How to Link to a Tweet – (which he does slightly differently I noticed) and also How to link to a Post on Google Plus. You will also find he does many Quickbooks and Excel Tutorials which are useful too.

Here is one of those videos – in case you find that easier :

Seth is actually interviewing Chris Pirillo soon see more http://nerdenterprises.com/interview/chris-pirillo/

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

Did Anonymous turn Facebook into a PORN site?

We saw a while back a video apparently posted by Anonymous on Youtube that boasted that they were going to hack Facebook to protest about Facebook’s lack of privacy.

Anonymous Facebook November 5 attack : youtube video message : hack

One comment made was that deleting your Facebook account is impossible – even if you delete your facebook account all of your information is recoverable at anytime –  they explained in the video that they are taking action against Facebook on November 5th 2011

Tweets on Twitter later came from people evidently linked to anonymous saying that this was not true. Other reports said that the videos were fake.

On the 5th of November we checked Facebook wondering what we would see and Facebook seemed the same, everything was still there, nothing unusual.

Anonymous #Operation ”Fawkes Virus” Released on Facebook.

We then saw another video on the 10th of November which explained about #Operation “Fawkes Virus” a worm that “they” said has been released on Facebook that sends malicious links and gains access to your account.

Well… over the past few days it seems that Facebook has been hacked or users accounts have been hacked and are posting out sexual, nude and explicit links from their accounts which are spreading like wild fire. Getting hacked on Facebook is nothing new see – Facebookers getting Hacked! How to prevent. However these images are apparently appalling and are appearing on many unsuspecting users accounts.  This is evident from the tweets on twitter, with users complaining about hardcore porn or other highly offensive or violent images all over their timeline and understandably users are wondering if this is to do with the Anonymous attack.

That last one by Brian Swetz, was amusing though.

There are however many people saying that they have not seen any porn on their timeline, including me, although with the reports of how fast this is spreading I am guessing this one be the case for long.

I’m not sure if this is the work of Anonymous, (it doesn’t sound their style to me) – no-one knows yet, there has been nothing confirmed or denied about any of it, but there is one thing for sure, Facebook needs to sort this out, they need stop pretending everything is ok and sort out spam and privacy! They have had warnings from these silly viruses or worms in the past and if this continues they will be no better than Myspace in the days when it was just full of porn and spam, and look what happened to them.  Facebook don’t have a monopoly.

Again, all I can say is don’t click any sex, porn, violent or explicit links on Facebook. If you see anything on your Facebook wall or someone elses first announce what has happened then take these steps

If your Facebook has been hacked or you think it may have been compromised..

  • Change your password immediately
  • Check your apps settings to see if any apps have been authorised to interact with your account that you don’t know about.
  • Scan your computer for viruses – better to be safe than sorry.

Hope this helps !

Storify launches a new look with a stronger foundation today!

I’m glad to read today that Storify have made lots of changes – They say they have rebuilt it from the ground up.

Storify is a new way of blogging your life in social media – You can make stories from the social web using moments, tweets, in the realtime. Just search on a subject on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google plus and make your own story!

Storify was Co-founded by@burtherman and @xdamman

I’ve always loved the idea of this, but to be honest most of the time, it didn’t work that well for me for various reasons, but now they have made big changes, I hoping that my problems with Storify are all over.  Then instead of screen printing the results like this I can actually embed a story.

The changes are …….

  • A new logo and new look. The search and the editor sides of the interface have been switched, and we have made it easier to add text to stories. Photo searches are displayed in gallery format and pictures shown larger in stories. Saving stories is more reliable.
  • A revised bookmarklet and all-new Storypad that lets you collect and save media from all over the web, and easily share what you’ve gathered with other Storify users. You can use media from anyone’s Storypad in any story.
  • Smoother drag-and-drop functionality, which makes it easier to build stories and reorganize them.
  • A collapsed view of your Storify story while it’s being built, so you can see it easily and organize it better.
Okay so maybe its not going to correct my problems of embedding the stories to WordPress and not really getting an answer on twitter, but I love it so much – I will carry on with how I am using it already, and hope they keep going with the improvements. Its worth the wait. Love it!
Hope this helps

 

 

 

 

 

Blippar – The QR code killer ?

Blippar – The QR code killerWho or what is Blippar… and is it The QR code killer !?

Blippar is a Uk Company that launched its free image recognition application earlier this year in android and apple stores.  Blippar is a new way to advertise or to get people interested in your brand, it might not be The QR code killer but it is a great way to use marketing and the technology we love at the same time. Blippar call it a little bit of magic in our phones.

Blippar™ is the first universal augmented reality platform aimed at advertisers.

 

Blippar Marmite

Turn a real world object in front of you into an interactive experience by using your phone, genius!

What it does is similar to the QR code, which I do love – but it is far, far more. The application uses the camera to recognise products. It might be actual bottles and packets or maybe posters, adverts, a building or even your logo on your business card or cup anything in the real word that is blippable you can turn into digital connections, information or interactive entertainment. The list is infact endless!

You hold your phone over the blippable item and you will see some magic appear, whether this be interactive games, interactive adverts or web-links like a video or even a coupon, its seemingly 3D as you can twist a turn the camera and it will appear to stay in the same place as you move around it.

I hadn’t taken much notice of Blippar before now, however, I saw this video by Randy Miller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRKYYrZTWho and his enthusiasm about this application really gripped me.

There doesn’t seem to be a vast amount of items that are blippable as yet, but the potential is huge – they already have some big names involved we just need the others to join.  I’m not sure this would be suitable for smaller organisations, as there must be a setup cost, where as of course QR codes are free. Yet, I hope that in time as it gets more and more mainstream it will end up cost effective enough for all to use.  (Not that I have any idea’s on costs).

What is also great is you can share what you like with your friends, on facebook, twitter or email.

To use Blippar is pretty easy too

To use blippar:

  1. Browse the catalogue for blipp-able things or look for a blippar ‘b’ in the real world
  2. Turn on blippar, hold phone up in ‘blipp’ mode (select the middle ‘b’ to start the camera), fill camera screen with the image, product or logo
  3. Blipp (your navigation and the orange button will slide off screen as a blipp is recognised). Note: no photo taking or touching or tapping of the screen required
  4. Just hold, wait, enjoy… and share
  5. Click the camera icon on the screen when experiencing a ‘blipp’ to snap a photo of it and share immediately via facebook, twitter or email
  6. Rate your blipps, leave feedback or suggest other blipps that you might like to see

Tips & tricks:

  • Fill the screen with as much of the target image as you can – as squarely on as possible
  • Hold very still and wait…
  • When blippar has recognised the image, the orange navigation will disappear and your overlaid content will appear
  • If nothing appears, move camera away from the image and then back again
  • Make sure your light is good, but avoid light reflecting off the image as far as possible
  • Once your blipp has appeared on the screen you can ‘track’ it – moving your phone in, out, and at angles to explore the content in more detail. If you lose the blipp, simply refocus as above to pick it back up
  • If you like what you see, share the blipp with your friends – via email, facebook, twitter or good old fashioned word of mouth
  • Blippar resyncs with new content every time you open it. Try to ensure you have access to a strong 3G or wifi connection when opening it after a while to ensure your content is speedy and up to date.
So, I hope that you download this free application and give it a try, it is pretty amazing.  You can see more on Blippar‘s Website.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.  You can see if Blipper is The QR code killer
REQUIRES ANDROID:2.2 and up
Please note that the Android version of blippar is still in beta, we would appreciate any bug reports, suggestions or requests to be sent to info@blippar.com
Hope this helps

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Blank screen on Nokia 6700 Fix

Recently we had a problem with a Nokia 6700 mobile phone, the problem was a blank or black screen with a back light. After searching the internet we could not find out what the problem was – so I decided to share this with you as we found out the solution.

None of the buttons seemed to do anything, I asked some of my Nokia friends who suggested the 3 finger reset which actually you need 4 fingers for, as you also have to turn the phone on.  This solution seemed to make the phone make a noise, sometimes the start up noise and sometimes just a beep but still nothing on the screen, it was just dead.

We suddenly realised that we hadn’t tried to take a call with the phone, so we called it and it rang, we were able to answer the phone and talk on it.  This made us assume that the phone could be still ok but it was actually a screen fault.

So we ordered a screen from ebay  – “NEW LCD SCREEN DISPLAY FOR NOKIA 6700 CLASSIC + Tool” from u2cheerexpress – this screen also came with 4 tools that you need for a total of £5.99 !! Amazing – service and delivery were in fact brilliant.

Then we followed the very detailed how to – instructions here – Nokia 6700 Classic ♥ Screen Repair / Replace / Change a Broken LCD

Fixed !

Youtube is brilliant for things like this, if there is ever anything you need to fix and are not sure exactly how to do it, always check you tube, I’ve used a lot of these instructional video.

Hope this helps

 

Twentyfeet – the super social media monitoring tool

Twentyfeet is run by Seibert Media, a German web agency from Wiesbaden and was founded by Paul Herwath von Bittenfield.

If you haven’t yet heard about this tool – they call it an egotracking tool it will help you keep track of your social media activities and monitor the results.

I am a bit behind on this one as its been around for a while now, but I am finally  testing out twentyfeet.com on a 30 day trial and its actually very cool! It has all of the data you may need and more – plus a superb interface!  It saves you having to log in to various places to look at analytics as you can add many different types of accounts, and there are more on the way.

On the Twentyfeet trial you can have …

8 Twitter accounts,
4 Facebook
5 bit,ly
11 YouTube,
17 Google analytics and
12 for MySpace

After the trial is finished you can still have one Facebook account and a Twitter account for free.  Other accounts are then $2.49 per year (you can pay by PayPal) which isn’t much at all, unless you are adding 50 I suppose then it could get expensive.

 

 

What data can you retrieve on Twentyfeet?

On Facebook for instance you can see metrics of:

Fans of Page
Views
Post Reactions
Fans – Gender
Fans – Age
Daily active users – Gender and Age
Fans – Countries
Daily active users – Countries

I noticed something interesting when looking at the last two –  I saw my Fans were 48% from US which was top, but the top Daily active users were 40% GB

On Twitter it is even more detailed, you have…

Reputation indicators
Influence indicators
Conversations
Following analysis
Lists
More details – total favourites, total tweets of all-time, posted links, followed lists.
 

Using Google Analytics you get information on:

Visits
Visitors and Pageviews
Quality Factors
Traffic Sources Overview
Top Traffic Sources
Top Content
Top Keywords
Top Countries
Goals Summery
Ecommerce
 

Isn’t that fantastic!  I love it – there is so much information in this tool!   Whats more you can even download it to excel so it appears in list form with all of your information on that account.

You can also receive a daily or weekly email letting you know whats been happening on your accounts.

There are “useful tips” and a video that you can watch to help you on your journey of discovery.

Among the other many features in twentyfeet there is an Activity Stream which shows you brief information on your various accounts. Like how many visitors or mentions today and how many expected tomorrow.

Why the Giraffe?

TwentyFeet refers to a giraffe. When we were searching for a suitable name, our designers used several creativity techniques. One question we had to answer was: “What would your service be if it were an animal?” We concluded that it would be a giraffe, as a giraffe is taller than almost any other animal and enjoys a good overview of its surroundings. We really liked that image and moved on to read the wikipedia page on giraffes. There it says:

the tallest male recorded stood almost 6 meters tall (20 ft).

TwentyFeet it was. It’s also a great name because it helps differentiate us from other services. Do you know David Allen and his famous method for “Getting things done”? He compares good task management with the ability to change perspectives. According to Allen, one has to manage his tasks on the airfield, from the tower but from the sky as well. When we were developing our service, TwentyFeet fit that metaphor perfectly:

http://www.twentyfeet.com/wiki/display/TF/About+TwentyFeet

You do feel safe sharing your information with Twentyfeet as they have a strict privacy policy which you can read about here – http://www.twentyfeet.com/wiki/display/TF/Privacy+Policy

You can also get this as an application for free in iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. – Track & Check I’m not quite sure why it is the category for Health and Fitness I assume its due to the name.

If you are like me and love social media and monitoring data you will adore this!  You can get your free trial here.