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Jump on the Blogging Bandwagon [Business Magazine]

This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Business Magazine. With everything else that a small business owner has on their plate, the last thing you may want to think about is setting up a blog for your business. It seems like yet another thing that “people” say is important, but you just …

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Social Media Interns: Great Idea or Recipe for Disaster? [Business Magazine]

This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Business Magazine Gainesville. Social media interns seem like a dream come true to many overstretched business owners: cheap (or free) labor from someone who “gets” all this new social media stuff. And you’re doing a great thing by helping a future professional get some real …

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Facebook stops even pretending to care about privacy with latest settings update [Persesphone Magazine]

  This change isn’t simply something that can be solved by telling people to just “not share anything you wouldn’t want everyone to see.” Your cover photo and profile picture are Public, with no ability to change this setting. Yes, you can refrain from using personal pictures for those. You can use a pseudonym (although …

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4 Questions That Determine Your Social Media Strategy [Business Magazine]

Facebook, Twitter, Vine, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, YouTube, Pinterest… just trying to figure out where to get started in social media can make a business owner or marketing director dizzy. And if you’re not confused by it, then the amount of time necessary to set up and post to social media daily seems daunting. These four …

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Conference Recap: ForumCon 2013 – June 13, 2013

Last week, I attended ForumCon, a conference organized by VigLink to discuss the practice and future of the online forum world. It was a great companion to the Online Community Unconference that I attended in May – it was the business yin to OCU’s people-centric yang. I’m still processing some of my thoughts from sessions …

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Meetup Recap: #OCTribe March 2013, Network Mapping for Growth

TechSoup hosted the San Francisco Online Community Meetup which recently featured Marc A. Smith and his talk “Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL.” Marc is with the Connected Action Group, which uses social methodology to gain insights into patterns of communities. Along with an international team at the …

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Photo of the Day: Mountain Winery

Lots of big news to announce soon, which somewhat explains the lack of Wednesday Wonderful and This Week in Links posts. Wednesday Wonderful will be back tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this pic from the Mountain Winery ampitheatre. Some friends and I went up there for a wine tasting after Easter Brunch on that gorgeous day. …

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