After launching their re-vamped mobile app in December last year, LinkedIn has seen a major uptick in usage and adoption of the tool – in fact the majority of LinkedIn’s overall traffic now comes via mobile device.

And today, LinkedIn has announced another new set of features for the mobile app, including a new option to help refine and personalize your LinkedIn feed.

Here’s what they’ve announced.

Read Full blog here via Social Media Today:
LinkedIn Adds Tools to Help Personalize Your Feed, Save Links for Later

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There’s no shortage of social media apps that make it easy to chat with others. You can send out a quick text message and know that the person on the other side will receive it almost instantly, provided he or she is logged in and paying attention, of course. Most will even let you know once your message has been read.

But do you really want that?

Frankly, this can be an unwelcome feature when you’re on the other end and don’t want the person to know you’ve read their message. Sometimes you just need to ignore someone. In that case, turning off the “seen” notification — known as a read receipt — is easy enough. Here’s how.

Learn here via Digital Trends:
How to turn off the ‘Seen’ function in Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and more

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Want to save time by scheduling and reposting your social media posts?

Interested in free tools to help?

In this article, you’ll discover how to use IFTTT and Google Calendar to publish and repeat your social media posts for as long as you want.

Read Here via Social Media Examiner:
How to Automatically Reshare Your Social Media Updates Using Free Tools

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Do you take tons of photos that are worth sharing?  If so this is a must read as you’ll really be able to “Strut Your Stuff”!

Have you heard of Facebook 360 photos?

Wondering how your business can use them?

Facebook 360 photos let you create an immersive 360-degree experience for fans on your Facebook page.

In this article, you’ll discover 6 Ways to Use Facebook 360 Photos for Business via Social Media Examiner 

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You may have heard about or seen the recent LinkedIn Publisher changes.

Don’t panic!

While the look is different and there are some changes to the usability, with the aid of this guide, you needn’t worry about the changes hindering your ability to post your next article.

Read full article here: Complete Guide to Navigate LinkedIn Publisher Changes via Melonie Dodaro

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Your Facebook Messenger chats can now be secure from prying eyes — with a few caveats.

Once you have enabled Secret Conversations, Messenger will encrypt conversations, preventing any unauthorized party – including hackers and government agencies – from decoding your chats.

Read full blog post here via Mashable:
You can now encrypt your Facebook Messenger chats

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The messaging app’s new privacy policy, that was recently published, gives permission to connect Facebook accounts to WhatsApp accounts for the first time. This will give Facebook more data about users, allowing the social network to suggest phone contacts as friends, but may spark privacy concerns.

Find out How to stop Facebook from getting your WhatsApp data via Telegraph

Read full blog here: WhatsApp is now sharing your phone number with Facebook – here’s how to stop it

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Facebook Messenger has a new payments feature and it might make some of your conversations a little awkward.

Learn more here via Mashable
Facebook Messenger test will remind your friends to pay you back

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Facebook Inc. plans a major ad campaign, including TV spots and billboards, to encourage more of its 1.7 billion users to stream live video on the social network, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook Ad Campaign Will Urge Users to Stream Live Video

Read Full blog here via Dow Jones & Company,Inc.
Facebook Live is part of CEO Zuckerberg’s effort to move toward being a ‘video-first’ company

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Social Media Updates

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This week we’re doing something a little different, sharing some great information that I found.

I have been concentrating on big project for the last month and doing TONS’O research has been a big part of that. I wanted to share with you some of the great things that are happening on different social media platforms.


Do you struggle to keep up with your Facebook news feed?

Interested in an easier way to quickly see what’s most important to you?

Adjusting your Facebook settings can help you save time, stay on top of trends, and reach more of your audience.

In this article, you’ll discover how Facebook marketers can customize their Facebook news feed to improve productivity.

Read full article here: How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed: What Marketers Need to Know

Ever pause just before hitting the Share button when posting on LinkedIn?

Have you ever wondered if what you are about to post will hurt or improve your personal brand and authority on LinkedIn?

Here are five types of LinkedIn posts you should avoid sharing as well as four examples that can help your engagement and build your personal brand.

Continue reading the full article: 5 Things You Should Avoid Posting On LinkedIn


Twitter is on a roll: Shortly after enabling users to search for and send GIFs in tweets and direct messages, the company introduced the ability to capture and share videos in direct messages.

The feature, which moves Twitter one step closer to video-heavy services such as Snapchat, is accessible through the old “camera” button, which now gives you an option to record videos as well as photos.

Learn more about the Twitter Updates: Twitter adds support for videos in direct messages

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Every business owner can look like a true expert with content curation made easy.

Content curation is the simple task of researching, discovering, gathering and ultimately presenting content that is focused on a specific topic or subject matter. It is a tool gaining in importance to the successful marketing of many online business. Unlike content marketing that includes creating new content, content curation is taking content from a variety of different sources.  Then organizing all the content in your own unique style for presentation to your customers, clients, and online viewers. The responsibility of the content curator is Definitely not to develop or create new content.  Instead to go out there and research and discover informative content that is relevant to an online business or specific category. Then to strategically share this information to all your readers in your unique and specialized style.

Use RSS Feeds

RSSContent curators come in the form of RSS feeds, links that are posted on various blogs, social media platform feeds, and even online news platforms. There are no restrictions or limits when it comes to the style, type, and kind of content you can curate.  Choices range from videos, songs, pictures or any other type of digital content that viewers can share. Facebook and Twitter accounts are perfect examples of content curation as are Delicious and Digg. These two ever-popular social bookmarking sites give users the opportunity to share content and even cast votes as to whether or not the shared content is interesting or news worthy at all.

Vintage seo icons vector-01The benefits of content curation are many, especially since there is endless information available to us on the internet. By way of content curation readers are able to sift through all the ongoing information and find the most relevant pieces of content specific to a particular topic or subject. It allows readers to disregard and completely dismiss information that is not relative and give total focus to only information that is truly relevant and primary to their specific needs.

3 Free Content Curation Tools

Today most companies use content curation to drive SEO by linking multiple pieces of specific content together.  This increases overall exposure when that particular subject is searched by users. The use of content curation tools has increased because it allows business owners to find, organize and share informative content regularly. This ensures that their site is delivering new or updated content consistently. This certainly assists a ton in search engine ranking. It is important, to reach out to, and take advantage of, the many content curation tools available on the net today. Here are 3 free tools to check out!

  1. Klout
  2. Feedly
  3. DrumUp

These tools will contribute greatly to the success of your online business. Since these tools assist in sorting through the TONS of online content to find only the information that is pertinent and relevant to your specific business needs.  You will definitely be able to find content that will satisfy the interests and needs of your specific target audience each time, every time.

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