#MidweekMinute: App Tweaks

Facebook’s playing with swipeable hybrid interfaces & Messenger reabsorption; Insta cracks down on buttcracks; “twttr” (yes) also plays with swipes, and goes darker; I give LinkedIn’s newest feature an “angry face” emoji.

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#MidweekMinute 4/12/18: No advertisers were harmed...

Facebook political ad verification, Messenger retraction, Story encouragement; FB & Twitter back Honest Ads Act; Instagram Nametags, story Focus Mode & tag stickers; Snapchat iPhoneX lenses, group video chat, semi-chronological algorithm, new Specs, & Tegna news partnership; Twitter API tweaks; LinkedIn hashtag update confusion; Pinterest Propel program & Promote button expand.

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#MidweekMinute 4/4/18: Data squeeze

Facebook tightens ad targeting restrictions, adds HD video & 360 photos to Messenger, & improves Spaces VR; Instagram also restricts third-party app partnerships, brings GIFs back to stories, & makes story ads full-screen; Snapchat announces 16-person video chats; Pinterest splits discovery from following; LinkedIn debuts B2B video; YouTube short reach ads.

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#MidweekMinute: Snap, Pinterest & Google expand interactivity

Facebook tests downvotes, and gets animated, communal, and protective; Instagram story sharing; Snapchat opens marketing API, Maps feature, creator tools, and free ads; Pinterest rearrangements & visual/text search; Google AMPs up Gmail & search.

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Presenting with Risa Hoag at Keller Williams

My presentation alongside Risa Hoag of GMG PR on how realtors can more effectively use LinkedIn & other social media platforms to grow their businesses.
Special thanks to Keller Williams Realty and Citizens Bank.

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#MidweekMinute: FB devices & integrations

Facebook gets into home devices & ditches its AI/VA hybrid in beta; Instagram Stories expand to WhatsApp; Ripple follows Bumble in taking on LinkedIn.

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#MidweekMinute 10/4/17

#MidweekMinute (and a half; whoops!): Facebook facial recognition, Russian ads, and a "lite" version of Messenger; Snapchat artist collab; swipe right on Bizz; LinkedIn geofilters

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Social: Go update your LinkedIn!

LinkedIn used to be a static place to park your online resume. In recent years, however, LinkedIn has really upped its game, becoming an active and vibrant place to nuture community, establish thought leadership, and to find and be found. Established LinkedIn expert Karen Yankovich offers best practices for harnessing the power of this professional tool.

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Social: a live video about live video!

I actually met Robert C. Stern (aka The Social Leader) on a livestream - his, where we (along with mutual friend Karen Yankovich) were promoting MRCC Social Media Day, at which we were all going to be presenting. His presentation at the actual event was about 22 ideas for how to use video, a presentation spun off from a popular blog post of his. So who better to come on and talk live video ideas?

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Social - the scoop from #MRCCSocial!

On this week's Social, Karen Accavello of Human Touch Media, LLC, my intern Jaylene Kessler (#InternJaylene) and I discussed our experiences at yesterday’s Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Social Media Day (#MRCCSocial).

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