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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

Vine gets some respect in Boston bombings coverage

Whenever I do training about Vine, Twitter’s video app, at least half of the people in the class look at me strangely. Why should they care about a platform that … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a 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

Twitter burying Tweetdeck mobile and desktop apps

If you are using Tweetdeck on your mobile phone or are using the desktop version in the office, you will want to find a new Twitter management system soon or … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Twitter hoax was easy to spot

Here we go again. I just finished holding a session on “Separating Fact from Fiction Online” and then, I read this Twitter hoax story. Today, share prices fell for a … Continue reading

January 29, 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

Storify Success Stories:Think 49ers, Lady Gaga and Gay Rights

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Lady Gaga and gay rights have in common? They each have given us great fodder for Storify stories lately. Lady Gaga fans handed us … Continue reading

January 22, 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