7 Small Business Social Media Risks

Many executives are concerned about social media related risks (e.g., data security and ID theft), but far fewer actually have any social media training.A recent survey of executives puts the concerns into four categories: disclosure of confidential information; damaged brand reputation; ID theft; and legal and compliance violations....more

Underage socializing

I know several parents who have secured social media accounts in their children's names, intending them to be gifts once their children reach the appropriate age....more

Melanie's Stuff on RebelMouse This Week

Although, I realize that I do not really know how use social media effectively, I nevertheless post on anything and everything. However I try not to become a nuisance, so I publish one post a week on my blogs which features  a choice from four sources- RebelMouse, Newsle, paper.li or Twylah. This week on mother of nine9 , I present articles from  around the web which were published last week  and posted on RebelMouse  https://www.rebelmouse.com/mjmjuneau/...more

Let's Go Viral!

Are you viral? You know, not in a meningeal way. I mean, how's your content, your life? Is it compelling enough to blaze the fiber optic trails and onto the eyes of your adoring friends and family? Does it stand up to the finicky eye of the Internet? Do your kids sing just off- (or on-) key enough to capture the hearts of unsuspecting strangers? Are these questions ever ones you imagined asking yourself? Well, you've been caught in the algorithm, folks, and now it matters. ...more

We're Thinking About Social Media All Wrong

As bloggers, we live for traffic and comments. We hope our content goes viral. We slave over our words and hope that the following we've amassed on social media will be enough to spread it across the web.Most of us think of our blog as the cog in the center of the wheel. Our social media profiles all lead to it. "All roads lead to Rome right?"Wrong....more

Interviewing Oprah: Don't Get Caught Up in My Hype

There is a thin line between tooting your own horn and being the Kanye West of bragging so hard people want to punch you in the face....more
How courageous of you to "share the ugly parts." It's so easy to forget that, in social spaces, ...more

5 Reasons I Take My Kids Out in Public

Once again, I am seeing a lot of posts about kids. Specifically, I'm seeing all sorts of kid hating on Facebook. Like this gem... It seems that this happens every winter, so let's think about that for a second. It's winter. I'll wait because it's winter and we are all suffering some polar vortex cabin fever and all that... oh wait! Moving on. ...more
This is one of those issues where no matter what you do, you're never going to make everybody ...more

Battle Of The (Social) Sexes: The Gendered Social Media Infographic

It is common knowledge that men and women are very different in every possible way. That's probably why we love each other so much. Well, it seems that social media isn't the exception that proves the rule because we can say with absolute certainty that men and women don't see eye to eye when it comes to the social media platforms....more

Why You'll Find Me on Instagram and Google+ - NOT Facebook

Being a full time working mom, AND a blogger, I have fairly limited time. And spending my time on Facebook has had me more and more frustrated lately. Not so much on my personal page, which I actually spend a pretty limited amount of time on. But the time I’ve been spending on the Structure in an Unstructured Life Facebook page, has completely sapped it of any kind of enjoyment it once had....more
I agree! I have much better results with Google+. There are more people on there that cater to ...more

Is Blogging a Waste of Time? (Hint: Not if You Want a Job)

Thrusting this article into my hand, without a word, was Mom's way of saying she was worried about me. Mom sees me blog, post videos, and share expertise online, without being compensated. Given the recession's gulp out of my savings account, she constantly tells me to stop working for free and find something lucrative to do. ...more
This is a great post. I've actually just started freelancing with the skills I've learned while ...more