On Sunday, I participated in my very first Blab. Think Google Hangouts, but more fun! I was invited by to co-host the #WickedSmaht Chat with the brilliant Mark Traphagen. Mark was my elementary school principal. And all the years later we’re both now focused on work in social media! That’s a story for another time. For now check out the show. Authenticity: The Connection Creator of Social Media
If, like me, you are annoyed by the sound effects from the Facebook app, then you’ll no doubt want to turn them off.
It is easy, but it takes a couple of steps. I’ve found that even when I turn them off, they do tend to come back on sometimes. I’ve notice it’s after I do an update.
Facebook announced last week that they will now be tracking your “likes” and internet history to develop more targeted ads to their users. You may also have received some form of communication directly from Facebook trying to explain those ads in the last week.
They’ve always collected the information on when you “like” something and through that they’ve always been able to watch what you’re doing. Inside of Facebook they might advertise to you based on likes. Now, they’re using your specific actions through Facebook activity and your Internet browsing to create ads. They’re also required to notify you about these actions, how they work, and how to opt-out.
News breaks on social media faster than you can say verify. We in turn share this news, whatever it is, like we’re our own news organization (courtesy of Facebook and Twitter). As a news director once told me; bad information can travel around the world three times before accuracy can get out of bed and get dressed. These days scams and viruses are pretty easy to fall for on social media. A new site is making it a lot harder to spot the difference between what’s real and what’s a virus, and it’s all in jest.