Tag Archive: Facebook


Have you ever made your information private b/c you didn’t want everyone on your facebook page? How about get the latest facebook app to see who’s been on your page in past months? Oh yeah, and there’s the whole name change so only true friends will be able to find you on the social networking site!

If so, it’s probably for good reason, especially if you are currently looking for a job, internship, or career.  A recent study by Microsoft found that 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers in the United States have rejected an applicant based on information they found online. WOW  The survey also found that 79 percent of U.S. hiring managers have used the Internet to better assess applicants.

This means watch what you post, from wall postings and messages to pictures that you post of yourself or friends tag you in.  They can be the difference between a phone call for a future job and another job search w/ no call back.  One hiring manager even suggested that, “we would Google their name, look at LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter,” according to the CNN article.  Also don’t think once you’ve been hired, that its ok to upload inappropriate photos and/or comments b/c that too may cost you your job. 

Once you start working, not only do you represent your family but also your employer and that brand.  Think before you post!!!

-Ron

Move over Skype…Facebook adds Voice Chat

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That’s right, in the near future Facebook will add Voice Chat to the cool list of things its capable of doing.  Well, it’s not gonna be offered through Facebook but through Vivox (for Facebook) and all users have to do is download their plug-in.  After that, you can voice chat w/ anyone on your friend’s list!!! Even people who aren’t on Facebook will be able to use it.  I think this will take away from Skype’s local fans.  That’s pretty cool, then again what can’t Facebook do?!?

Source

-Ron

5 Tips For Parents w/ College Freshmen…

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1. Don’t be the problem solver

One of the biggest things my parents had to do when I went away to college was allow me to figure things out for myself instead of them always coming to my rescue.  This meant I had to figure out my class schedule, prioritize my time effectively, figure out my class route (b/c U of I has a huge campus), and most of all determine what I wanted to do in life without chasing money and the wishes of my parents.

2. Encourage familiarization

 “There are usually lists of other students who are in their class. Try to get a sense of who’s going to be there. If they have questions about the university, parents can help them find out who to contact. But encourage incoming freshmen to make those contacts themselves.”  Using my course and school websites were crucial to my academic success.  Through these sites I was able to keep up w/ assignments as well as make new friends based on who were in my classes with me.

3. Don’t over-communicate

“We live in such an electronic, cell-phone, text-messaging culture that I see a lot of students who are in touch almost every day with their parents,” says Paul Chelsen, vice president for student development at Wheaton College. “I think regular communication is important, obviously, but there can be so much communication with friends and family on Facebook back home that it can derail the social integration that can happen when a student goes away to college.”

Chicago SunTimes

-Ron

Most Annoying Things Guys do on Facebook

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I ran across this blog post at Cosmopolitan (sidenote: don’t ask me why I went past this site lol) and thought I’d share it w/ you all. 

1. They Hide Their Relationship Status
The beauty of Facebook is that we can instantly find out if a guy is available or off-limits.  But if that info is kept a secret, we’re forced to look through and analyze his photos and wall posts to figure it out — which makes us feel like stalkers.

2. They Block Their Photos
We can understand a guy wanting to keep certain people from viewing his pictures. But seeing as how we’re not his mom, boss, or pastor, it bugs us when we can’t see a dude’s photos. Here’s the thing: We always imagine the worst. Unfair, but true. He’s not saving his reputation by blocking his photos. In fact, not being able to click on them makes us think a little less of him.

3. They Ask Us Out…in Front of All Our Friends
Next time a guy gets tempted to leave us a wall post that reads, “Let me know if you want to hang out sometime,” he should imagine standing up in front of a room full of our family, friends, ex-boyfriends, and coworkers and then asking us out. Because that’s essentially what he’s doing. We don’t want all 889 of our friends to be a part of the courting. Oh and P.S., we’d appreciate a little more effort. You know, maybe an old-fashioned e-mail or text like we see in those historic romantic comedies

Click here to see the rest…

-Ron

LOL 12 Types of Facebookers….

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CNN posted a cool article recently about the different type of Facebookers out there.  Thought I’d share it w/ you all and get your thoughts. 

The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. This is the person who tells you about every step of their day & every move they make.  “I just woke up”. “I’m wearing blue and black today”. “I feel lonely”. “I’m walking to class”.  I mean they tell you everything.  Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn’t mean we all want to know when you’re waiting for the bus.

The Self-Promoter. OK, so we’ve probably all posted at least once about some achievement.  But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or very self-centered.

The TMIer. “Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for this achne.” Boundaries of privacy and decorum don’t seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about personal lives, relationship and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.

The Bad Grammarian. “So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe”. Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.

The Sympathy-Baiter. “Barbara is feeling sad today.” “Man, am I glad that’s over.” “Jim could really use some good news about now.” Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks — baited with vague tales of woe — in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.

Click here to see the rest of the list

-Ron

I’m Addicted to Facebook

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Its Monday morning, you wake, get dressed, and go to school.  Throughout the day, you wonder if any of your friends have wrote on your wall, sent you any messages, or poked you.  So during lunch period, you hop on your phone to check your facebook page.  To your dismay, you have no new notices when u you log on.  But that doesn’t stop you, once you get home from school, you hop on the computer and surf through your friends new pictures from the weekend, and do the same for their friends too.  Pretty soon, you’re looking at people you don’t even know and its late at night.  U my friend, are a facebookaholic & you have a problem! lol

All your time shouldn’t be spent on social networking sites like myspace, skype, twitter and more.  But with today’s job market and technologies dramatically changing, employers see major benefit from facebook addicts.  Here are the top 5 jobs for social media guru’s like yourself:

1. Recruiter– Using a social networking site allows recruiters to find candidates faster, screen them better and reach out to individuals they wouldn’t see otherwise.  Could you imagine your future boss checking out your facebook page? (scary huh…)

2. Strategist– This position is geared toward making others aware of the company you work for.  You’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining an effective company profile, along with growing brand awareness, creating buzz, and increasing traffic.

3. Enterprise architect-This position is for companies who want to revamp how they get out information to others and may be a popular position in the near future.

4. User operations analyst– I know the name sounds weird, but it’s basically someone who montiors the company’s online presence.  They interact with users, answer questions, investigate problems and keep track of user habits.

5. Director of social media– This person should be up on all the latest technologies and be all over the blogs, twitter and facebook.  They organize company blogging, internet marketing, and podcasting.

-Ron