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Cyber Monday savings: 4 ways to save money

On November 26, 2016

While holiday shopping started long before Black Friday, we still have these shopping promotions. Cyber Monday is the day everyone returns to work after the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead of working, many people spend extra time shopping. Here are 4 ways to earn Cyber Monday savings and stay within your holiday budget all season long.

Tech

Facebook rolls out new design for news feed

On June 17, 2013

Facebook is slowly rolling out changes to your news feed, but this new design may not leave you grumbling like all the other changes. Unlike previous design updates, this layout one is intuitive and easy to figure out. It allows you to customize your feed based on your interests and viewing habits. I think the new design features a cleaner…

How To / Solving problems

Social Media Complaints Solve Consumer Problems

On February 25, 2013

  When you have a problem, there is a right way and wrong way to address it. If you take the wrong approach, the company may not fix your issue. Effective complaints get the best results. Social media complaints are becoming the single best way to grab a company’s attention. When used properly, Twitter and Facebook are great tools to…

Privacy / Tech

Social media reactions to Instagram photo changes

On December 19, 2012

When are companies going to learn the power of social media? People now use Twitter and Facebook to complain about their problems and get action on them. They also use social media to vent their opinion about new policies and procedures that impact all users. Yet time and time again we see companies making irrational changes that spark outrage among…

Consumer News / Consumer Tips / Saving money

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….

Consumer News / Consumer Tips / Saving money

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. Social 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.  Special promotions are often offered to followers or those who…

Consumer News

Facebook & Twitter security

On September 13, 2011

Lately, it seems friend after friend is being hacked on Twitter.  There are a number of reasons this could be happening, and the letters “https” may have something to do with it. I posted directions to make your Twitter and Facebook accounts more secure in March, but think it’s worth re-visiting. Creating a secure connection on Twitter Go to the…

Consumer News

Check-in for Delta flight on Facebook

On April 7, 2011

Delta is the first airline to allow you to check-in for your flight through a Facebook app called, Delta Ticket Counter.  No need to go to Delta’s website to download or print your boarding pass. In August, Delta began to offer flight booking through its Facebook app.  The flight check-in is the latest feature for the app. You’ll also be…