Category Archives: Social Media

Are You Inviting Hackers & Thieves Into Your Home or Office?

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I admit to being something of an IT security geek — a direct spin-off of having been fortunate enough to work with Zone Labs (now part of CheckPoint), McAfee, Trend Micro, and Catbird. And I thought I understood the mechanisms … Continue reading

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How to Increase Traffic for Your Blog: What Worked for Me

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At the end of every year, I try to look back at what I did right – and what I did wrong – in writing, promoting, and managing my blog. One of the first things I look at are the … Continue reading

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Social Media and Online Privacy: Did We Celebrate Too Soon?

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Remember last year when everybody on Facebook got all upset because some employers and colleges were asking applicants for social media passwords, and then judging them by what they had posted? State lawmakers around the country spotted an election year … Continue reading

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Are You Careful (Enough) In How You Phrase an Online Review?

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A writer friend of mine called me this morning before 9 a.m. I knew it was important, because when a writer picks up the phone that early in the morning, it usually involves blood or at least gore. Not this … Continue reading

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Keeping a Technical Snafu from Being a PR Disaster

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This morning, I got a good lesson on how a business could have avoided a marketing disaster that was partly due to bad timing on marketing’s part, partly caused by a technical problem, and primarily caused by a poor customer service culture. … Continue reading

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Too Old for Digital Marketing and Social Media?


Well, the time has come. On Monday, June 3, I am officially a senior citizen.  Although there are still a few hours before I turn 60, I’ve been considered a digital dinosaur for a couple of decades now. Every few months … Continue reading

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Recovering from Social Media Typos and IRS Headaches

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I’ve been busy lately writing for other blogs published by clients, and I’ve been neglecting this one.  But it occurs to me that some of the stuff I’ve been writing elsewhere might be of interest to those who read this … Continue reading

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Pink Slime Makers Sue Diane Sawyer for $1.2 Billion

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Few of us will forget the images plastered on the nightly news last year of “lean finely textured beef” (better known as “pink slime” after the news report). But did you remember that it was veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer who broke the story? I … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Scary New Button

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Ever wonder just how much information Facebook is really collecting about you? The social networking giant just made it easier to tell, with a new button at the top of your profile page. This is what it looks like, in … Continue reading

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Can a Company Require Customers to “Like” It on Facebook to Qualify for a Product Warranty?

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Sandy Berger, a correspondent for the syndicated Computer America radio program, reviewed a new version of the KUBE MP3 players after this year’s CES show. Today, she posted this on her Facebook page.  “BTW, the new KUBE that I just … Continue reading

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