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Understanding Facebook Games (For Parents)

Other than being a great social networking website, Facebook is also a very popular gaming website. Millions of people participate in games on Facebook regularly and like many other gaming or internet activities, it is something that may cause some issues if the parents do not understand how Facebook games work and if the children […]

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Better screening needed for Facebook ads

Facebook should have a better screening process for their ads. Every now and then I notice scams and other questionable gift card contests and whatnot popping up on Facebook. I probably should have blogged about those earlier. A little while ago I noticed a few actual paid ads that are obvious scams. The two I […]

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Time for businesses to finally bite the Timeline bullet

Now that Facebook has given all Pages the new Facebook Timeline there has never been a better time to move your business from a personal profile or a Group to a proper Facebook Page. Sure there are some issues with it for businesses that had pages previously, but to a business that hasn’t used the […]

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How to install the Pinterest Pin It button on your iPhone

Keith Nallawalla

16 February 2012

Pinterest

If you have a Pinterest account and an iPhone, you might as well install the Pinterest App from the iTunes App store. Like most social networking apps, it is free and can be downloaded here Once it’s installed on your iPhone, you can sign in either with your Facebook/Twitter/Email and easily repin things, but how […]

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Pinterest – Visually bookmark your finds on the internet

Keith Nallawalla

1 February 2012

Pinterest

One of the new big players in the social media scene is Pinterest. It has been growing rapidly over the past few months and is primarily geared towards females but males are starting to get into it as well.  It seems to draw inspiration from other content sharing sites such as Tumblr, but everything about […]

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Integration between Social and SEO is great news for users.

In the old days companies would have different teams for their social and SEO work. SEO was just about getting found by users and the social team (if there even was a social team) would try and keep those people around. Now, inbound links from notable social media accounts (likes, shares, +1s etc) can “vote” […]

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Are LinkedIn Groups of any value anymore?

Ash Nallawalla

16 January 2012

LinkedIn

LinkedIn has thousands of discussion Groups, where actual discussion seems to be minimal. There was a time when a given topic had one or two groups, but now a popular topic will have hundreds of identical competitors. Anyone can create their own groups. Numerous small businesses (and some larger ones) have done this. Why do […]

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PHP Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 28311552)

Ash Nallawalla

7 January 2012

General

While checking out the TrainSEM website, which runs aMember software, I got a PHP error instead of the usual page: Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 28311552) (tried to allocate 40961 bytes) in /home/trainsem/public_html/amember/library/Am/abc.php on line 343

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Don’t let your social media contests get out of hand

Keith Nallawalla

30 December 2011

Twitter

When recovering from an avalanche of bad media coverage like Qantas did after their October worker union strikes, perhaps you shouldn’t make a Twitter contest about what your dream experience with them would should be like. Qantas held a contest that asked its followers to tell them What is your dream luxury inflight experience? (Be […]

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Name calling and bullying your customers isn’t a great idea.

Check out the these emails between Paul Christoforo of Ocean Marketing and a customer named Dave about the delays on the new Avenger N-Controller which Christoforo was representing. http://penny-arcade.com/resources/just-wow1.html Dave was unhappy that the orders were delayed without any notification or explanation and that he had pre-ordered earlier than other people and newer orders were […]

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Twitter: Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

Ash Nallawalla

30 November 2011

Browsers, Twitter

For nearly a week I could not get anything out of the Twitter website, i.e. http://twitter.com. I tried to click the links of people who were following me, but without fail, Twitter kept responding, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”. It didn’t matter if I tried the handles of some famous people — they all did […]

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Ways to encourage activity on your Twitter business page

Keith Nallawalla

2 November 2011

Twitter

Here are some ways to encourage activity on your Twitter business page: Try to post questions that your followers may reply to. “What is your favourite colour?” might be a simple enough question and is something your bored followers may happily respond to.

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