Sometimes We Have to Talk About the Hard Things on Social Media

I've seen it a lot lately. Statements from Facebook friends and Twitter friends about how the world is too divisive and too many negative things are posted. So from now on, they are only going to post happy, uplifting, fun things. I get it. Oh boy, do I get it. There is a lot of heartbreak and sadness in this world. But sometimes, not all the times, but sometimes, don't we need to talk about that bad parts of this world? Don't we need to speak up about things that might seem unspeakable in order to affect change? ...more
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Facebook Photos bust Bank Robber

Do these bank robbers have bricks for brains? They actually posted photos of themselves with wads of the stolen cash on Facebook, says a story on alleged bank robers are John Mogan, 28 and Ashley Duboe, 24, and they’ve been charged with robbing a bank in Ohio. Mogan has already served time for a previous bank robbery conviction and was out on parole....more

Can My Friendships Survive the Presidential Election?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, The presidential election is a year away and some of my friends are already driving me crazy with their political posts on Facebook. I don't want to block them but I don't always share the same political views and it's making me nuts. Ideas? Signed, I'm Left, They're Right Image: Gify. Dear I'm Left, They're Right, ...more
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Should We Really Be Using Facebook for Political Statements?

I'm taking a short detour from my usual topics to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook. Specifically, since it's a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where discussions of politics and religion should be off limits unless you know the people really really well or at least know they are likely to agree with you? Or is it like newsgoups used to be, a great place to say whatever comes into your head and the devil take the consequences? Or is it perhaps some kind of hybrid, since you know most of the people in real life, albeit not always very well? ...more
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5 Tips for Selling Your Clothes on Facebook

You probably read the title of this post and said, "WHHHHHAAATTTT?" because you had no idea that you could sell clothes on Facebook. Yeah, me neither! I just found out a couple months ago, and my mind was blown! ...more
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Facebook is Fantasyland: 5 Tips to Manage Your Online Presence

Social media is everywhere. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, social media sites are being used in a wide variety of ways. People build company brands, their own personal brands, communicate with family and friends, share interests or beliefs, champion causes and plan business or social events.  With such broad visibility and scope, it’s important to be aware of your online presence....more

Anatomy Of An Effective Facebook Post

If you’re posting consistently on Facebook, you’re way ahead of most of your counterparts. Now is the time to take your social efforts to the next level and fine-tune some things!...more

Facebook Pages: Tips And Tricks For Small Businesses

Your small business needs a Facebook page....more

Can You Really Learn Anything by Applying Magic Sauce to Facebook?

This week on Facebook, I got an eyeful of perfection. Smiling kids in new clothes, backpacks firmly on both shoulders, moments before they marched into a new school year. If I only went by Facebook, I would have thought that everyone else's child was having a smooth and happy transition into a new year. But the face-to-face conversations told a different story. I didn't encounter one person who said anything positive about their back-to-school experience. Friend drama, overtired tantrums, annoying classroom placements: the conversations told a very different story from the pretty Facebook world. I don't know which one is closer to the truth. ...more
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Facebook Got Us Through My Mother's Illness

Sometimes social media gets a bad rap. Sure, virtual gathering places can result in unnecessary drama and rants. But for me, social media – Facebook in particular - has been an instrument of support and friendship at a time when I needed it most. ...more