deborah petersen.social media editor.writer.guide

Unraveling Social Media One Tool at a Time

Cleaning up your Facebook Privacy Settings

Now that Facebook has kicked its Graph Search into high gear, plenty of my Facebook friends are worrying about privacy again. Some have even used the moment to spread a … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Facebook’s Storylane grab frustrates seekers of social media alternatives

Storylane users are expressing their dismay and frustration over the platform’s recent decision to join forces with Facebook, underlining once again the lack of control we have over our social … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Storylane team joins Facebook. What’s next?

Facebook is adding another one to its belt: Storylane. The Palo Alto startup, which I wrote about for  the San Jose Mercury News in November, is one of the few social … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rooting out our readers

Thanks to the Association of Alternative News Media and Online News Association for inviting me to present at its ONA Digital Camp in San Francisco on Saturday. The group included … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why Journalists should be happy about Facebook search

I have yet to try out the new “Graph Search” which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning at Facebook headquarters, but already, I am saying ‘Bring it on! This … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scheduling Automated Posts to Facebook: The Pros & Cons

One of the greatest dilemmas for Social Media Editors and anyone trying to keep their readers informed  in this  digital world is this: Our biggest audience is tuned in to … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t fall for the Humpback Hoax

 Yesterday, I saw that a Facebook friend had liked a photo of a diver floating beside a humpback whale. Accompanying the photo, was a touching post, describing the rescue of … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Help for this: “My Facebook Timeline Vanished!”

One morning we woke up here in the San Francisco Bay Area  to discover that Ack! all the work that had been done to create a timeline for the Oakland … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

70K Facebook Fans, but who are they?

Everybody is in awe when I tell them that I have more than 70,000 Facebook subscribers, but opening your Facebook account to a global audience has its challenges. Here’s my … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fabulous Facebook Timeline Ideas/Troubleshooting

The history of food, San Francisco Bay Area style;  the history of Silicon Valley, and the best-loved movies of the decades are just some of the Facebook timelines the Bay … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment