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App of the Week – Facebook Marketplace

14 Jun

How do you sell stuff online? Do you sell stuff on eBay, Craigslist, or perhaps you’ve tried Facebook Marketplace. You can sell to buy or sell new and used items easily, and locally.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/

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Marketing Your Business During This Time

11 Apr

Are you looking for some ideas to keep your marketing going through these challenging times? Thunder::Tech posted some ideas on their blog.

The ideas include:

  • Clean up your client database and add new information
  • Update your internal digital systems
  • Put you and your team through online marketing training and certification courses you’ve been putting off
  • Livestream or host webinars
  • Showing support to your community

https://www.thundertech.com/blog/March-2020/Marketing-Your-Business-During-the-Coronavirus

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Search Facebook’s Ad Library

6 Feb

Did you know that Facebook has an ad library? You can access all active ads. Search their comprehensive advertising library across Facebook and Instagram. As long as you have an account, you can explore the library.

https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/

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Twitter Same As It Ever Was?

2 Jun

Do you still use Twitter? Will it ever be a profitable platform? Why do you like Twitter so much? It keeps going and the platform keeps slowing growing, but does it need to change? If you are still not on Twitter, you should explore it and find out more.

https://twitter.com/

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Teens Don’t Care About Facebook?

14 May

I recently saw an article that teens don’t care about Facebook. The article said, “As a parent you are on Facebook thus your teens are not. Your kids do not care about Facebook because there are so many other apps that are fighting for their attention.” What apps are fighting for attention besides Snapchat?

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Best Online Bookmarks

12 May

How do you keep track of pages or sites you visit that you like? Do you still bookmark or favorite them? We have talked about using Pocket, but have you explored other services? Use these to keep your life organized.

  1. Pocket
  2. iCloud Bookmarks
  3. Xmarks
  4. Delicious
  5. Diigo
  6. Google Bookmarks
  7. Dewey Bookmarks

https://beebom.com/best-bookmark-managers/

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Next Door – Local Social Network

22 Dec

Did you lose a dog in your neighborhood? Do you need a babysitter for the weekend? Are you looking to see what garage sales are happening this week? You should check out Next Door, a free social network for your neighborhood.

Per the site, “Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter or learning about an upcoming block party. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us. We just need an easier way to connect with them.”

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Organize a neighborhood group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Call neighbor’s by their first name

http://nextdoor.com

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Are you on Mastadon?

29 Oct

You just never know what the next big thing is, but sometimes you get a feeling that something will just become the next technology buzz. Mastadon is a social media project that is open to join like Twitter but it is decentralized like e-mail and Slack.

According to the site, “Mastodon is a network of independent servers joining up to make one larger social network. We call these servers instances.”

Features of Mastadon:

  • Write posts, upload images, change privacy settings, and add content warnings with the icons.
  • Use the search bar to find people and look at hashtags, such as #illustration and #introductions.
  • Open the timelines find new people. The public one shows posts from everyone on mastodon.social. The federated timeline shows public posts from everyone who people on mastodon.social follow.

Check out Mastadon and tell us what you think!
https://mastodon.social/about

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Social Bookmark In My Pocket

16 Aug

How do you save your favorite articles and sites? I’ve used Delicious for years  but recently the service is unreliable and seems to be constantly down. I started using Pocket after trying many social bookmarking tools. It’s an app, website and browser extension that helps people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. The site says, “Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.”

Pocket is integrated into more than 1500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is also available on iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows. 

https://getpocket.com/

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Control Your Social Presence

8 May

Do you want a better way to manage your Instagram and Twitter accounts? You should consider using the Crowdfire App. The application gives you the power to keep your social media presence up to date.

Crowdfire can:

  • Find inactive users and your unfollowers – unfollow them if you wish to
  • Find relevant users to follow
  • Keep track of how your social media updates affect your follower/unfollower stats
  • Check the relationship between any two Twitter/Instagram accounts

http://www.crowdfireapp.com/

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