Monthly Archives: March 2012

FAVE DID YOU KNOW: You can finally change the name of your Facebook Page

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Here’s one less headache for you… You can now change the name of your Facebook Page. Be it because your business name changed or an accidental misspelling, no need to be embarrassed any longer.

If you need your web address changed you’re still pretty much out of luck. Sorry. For now, bookmark this page for your records (https://www.facebook.com/help/contact_us.php?id=262629790471076).

FAVE JOB: New site API Jobs centralizes the job search for all API jobs

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Looking for a job in the world of API? There’s now a centralized place to both look for and post job openings. API Jobs is ready to assist you in your job search.

It's job-a-palooza

Developed by consultant John Sheehan, API Jobs doesn’t allow recruiting agencies, only the hiring business. Why? To ensure high quality and a direct connection between businesses and candidates. I like it. If you do too, it costs $99 for a 30 day posting and a renewal fee of $29. Questions? Email John directly. How’s that for service?

Those looking for a job can search freely.

Here’s a quick highlight of the types of jobs available:

(h/t ProgrammableWeb)

FAVE SURVEY: Top 10 most influential financial news outlets

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Gorkana and DePaul University released results of their inaugural survey of nearly 350 financial journalists. Among other key findings was a top 10 list of influential news outlets. Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and New York Times claimed the top spots.

 

It’s not often we get insight into how journalists view their peers and competitors. Media group Gorkana and faculty from DePaul University interviewed top financial journalists to find out how they develop story ideas, which sources they trust most and which industry outlets are viewed as most influential. Sound like this is right up your alley? I mean Wall Street.

You can view the entire findings here.

Short on time?  Here are a few other cool findings from the research:

  • Monitoring peer coverage and other news outlets, as well as personal interest, top the ways journalists develop story ideas. Reader/viewer/listener emails weren’t far behind, followed by government news releases and corporate news releases.
  • CEOs are viewed as the most credible source of company information, closely followed by academics/experts, financial industry analysts, and technical experts.
  • Journalists view The Wall Street Journal as the most influential financial news outlet, followed by Bloomberg News, The New York Times, Reuters, Financial Times, CNBC, Dow Jones News,The Economist, FOX News, and Forbes.
  • The New York Times dominates the list of most influential journalists, with half of the journalists in the top-ten coming from that publication. Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for The New York Times, founder of that newspaper’s Deal Book blog and co-anchor of CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ leads the pack, followed by Gretchen Morgenson, columnist for The New York Times, and Michael Lewis, best-selling author and Vanity Fair contributor.

FAVE NEWS: Facebook updates their privacy policy tomorrow. Know what it includes?

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Facebook users had until 5pm PDT Thursday, March 22 to voice their opinion on new privacy updates. This is a requirement implemented after their settlement with the FTC last November.

A few of the most notable changes include:

  1. The Privacy Policy is now called the Data Use Policy
  2. When anyone who can see your content uses an application your content and information is shared with the application.
  3. No third-party applications containing dating content may be operated without “appropriate age-based restrictions.”
  4. The name change from profile to account.
  5. The name change from profile to timeline.
  6. You cannot tag non-users if you know they do not wish to be tagged.
  7. Any services wanting to collect Facebook data must now ask the company first.

 

Want to see the entire document? Here it is.

Have concerns? You can share them over on Facebook’s Site Governance page.

 

FAVE RESOURCE: New social directory of links lets you easily change social network settings

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Easily manage all your social network settings without giving access to your log in and password with newly launched Bliss Control.

It’s kind of like IFTTT, but not. Bliss Control simply links to the page(s) you actually need in order to manage your social network profiles. Thanks to founders Ben Lang and Alex Wolkov you can bookmark this page to streamline social minutia.

The best part? You don’t need to share your login details. With all the (valid) concern about online privacy, I’m thankful for a resource that doesn’t require the rites to your first born child. I’m kind of fond of mine.

You might still be wondering what it ACTUALLY does. Bliss Control helps you by providing access links to any settings page on the top social networks.

You can:

  • Change profile picture
  • Change bio
  • Delete account
  • Change 3rd party permissions
  • Change connected accounts
  • Change password
  • Change design
  • Change username
  • Change email
  • Change mobile settings
  • Change email settings
  • Recover password


On these social networks:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Foursquare
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Meetup
  • Path
  • Instagram
  • Flickr


 

Their future plans? Quoting Lang, “Get more people to use it.” Well, there you have it.

Have a question? Email Ben at: benmaxime [at] gmail.com.

 

FAVE RECAP: 6 things you need to know about tech and social this week

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Time for your FAVE recap and mine… It’s what’s hot in tech and social.

Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, I’ve got your back.

Go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss, co-workers, peers. They’ll remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)

 

  1. LoopInsight reports that Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS has hit 1 million users in the 10 days from its launch
  2. Justin Bieber is the first Instagram user to reach 1 million followers. Never say never Beliebers.
  3. Hipstamatic and Instagram team up for photo sharing.
  4. Apple sells 3 MILLION new iPads in less than four days
  5. Facebook and Twitter aren’t a major source of traffic for news websites says the State of the News Media 2012.
  6. Twitter says it has 140 million users pumping out 340 million tweets perday, celebrates its sixth birthday and launches Promoted Tweets to mobile users.



By the by, I still have two giveaways going on. You can win a new iPad or three pairs of Warby Parker glasses.

photo credit: ~Ilse via photopin cc

GEEK CHIC: @Tracky and @PRsarahevans are giving away @WarbyParker glasses!

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We’re back with ANOTHER awesome giveaway. This time my friends at Tracky and I are giving three (yes, three) pairs of geek chic Warby Parker glasses to three lucky people. Your choices include regular glasses, sunglasses and the oh so chic monocle.

The countdown is on. Tracky is about to launch its social collaboration software on March 27th in Las Vegas. I’ll be there as an Advisory Board member, cheering them on. To celebrate with all my virtual friends we’re doing some geeky giveaways to promote the launch.

We still have the NEW iPad up for grabs and now we’re giving away my new FAVE glasses from Warby Parker.

Why do I care so much? Because I know that Tracky is going to be a game changer. Really. I wouldn’t put my name to it if I didn’t think so.

Tracky helps people and companies organize all of their to do’s, work projects and social connections in a single, easy-to-use dashboard – from planning a wedding to launching an international brand. They’ve put together the most popular types of productivity and collaboration tools into one (amazing) platform, including:

  • To-do lists
  • Shared calendars
  • Live chat
  • Task management
  • Social accountability
  • Cloud-based file sharing
  • Community building



Where else can you work on a project with someone real-time, tweet a comment from the dialogue, check off a task list and add something to Outlook? The answer is NOWHERE, except for Tracky.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you. Now, how to win those goggles:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will award three random participants with three pairs of any combination of Warby Parker glasses. Plus it’s going to help Tracky get users, followers and spread the message of a better way to collaborate. The more actions you take, the more entries you get, increasing your chances of winning.

You can spend the rest of the day thinking about the three pairs you’ll select if you win!

Welcome to Tracky from Tracky on Vimeo.

Connect. Collaborate. Done. Welcome to Tracky.