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Facebook ads may be rogue

On May 14, 2012

I’m always looking for stories, and told my producer recently about these ads appearing on my Facebook page. Some are borderline pornographic — they are woman in bikinis who want to chat. Who knows what that will lead to if you actually click on it. My producer looked at me kind of odd and told me she doesn’t have these…

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Cash for your feedback

On May 1, 2012

We all want a little extra cash, but how much time are you willing to invest for the chance of winning something? At the bottom of most cash register receipts, the store asks you for customer feedback. If you take the survey on the phone or online, you could win a prize. Sometimes, it’s up to $5,000. The constant surveys…

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What will you do for $5?

On April 15, 2012

Need some spare money? Have a unique talent? How would you answer the question — “I will _____ for $5?” If you have a service to offer, and want to buy one for $5, Fiverr might be for you. It’s the latest marketplace allowing you to buy or sell your services, only this site charges a flat fee of $5….

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Navigating Facebook Timeline

On April 4, 2012

Facebook Timeline is topping my news feed again as more users are forced to convert. All those procrastinators who didn’t make the change on their own time, are now dealing with the Timeline on Facebook’s timeline. It is a bit scattered, and sometimes hard to find things but it’s the new reality for this free service we’re all addicted to….

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iPhone 5 testers wanted?

On March 19, 2012

For weeks I’ve been getting Facebook messages inviting me to an iPhone 5 testing event. It appears you can test the iPhone 5. In the message, you’re made host of the event. However, there’s only been speculation and no official announcement from Apple about the iPhone 5. Facebook is deleting the post from your page which is a sure sign…

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Publicizing your purchase to save money

On March 15, 2012

Retailers are looking for new and creative ways to advertise as mass media shifts from television and print to online.┬áSocial media plays a huge role in making nothing — something. Tweets, re-tweets, and shares on Facebook are great ways to expose a new product or service to potentially new customers. ┬áSpecial promotions are often offered to followers or those who…

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Google wants your phone number — why?

On March 13, 2012

Google recently changed its privacy policy combing more than sixty policies into one. The updated policy also allows Google to more directly target ads to your specifications. The change only impacts users who log into one of the Google services, but it still sparked criticism. So, imagine the surprise of some users when Google began asking for phone numbers.┬áSeveral companies…

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Facebook Timeline privacy

On January 27, 2012

Privacy, privacy, privacy. Do we have any with all these social media changes? It’s hard to keep your information personal without doing a lot of work. I think it’s worth the time if you are somewhat interested in privacy and truly only want to share information with your true friends. Facebook Timeline is being rolled out during the next several…