WTAM 1100 – Social Media 101

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – June 4th, 2012

Social media grows ever day, but it is important to remember that there are other networks beyond just Twitter and Facebook. Linkedin, Pintrest and Instagram are also examples of social networks used by an increasing number of people, especially in the older generation.

I had a chance to speak to Bob Frantz on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about “Social Media 101″ this morning.

Huffington Post, AARP, and Geek Squad

The Huffington Post has an article up about the Geek Squad and AARP combining forces to bring technology support services to AARP members.

I had a chance to speak to the author about our Geek Squad Online Support contributions to this partnership.

The article also serves as a start for the HuffPo’s series of technology tips for seniors. For the first segment, Geek Squad’s 8 tips for taking advantage of social media.

WTAM 1100 – How to Love Facebook’s New Timeline Feature

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – February 6th, 2012

According to some reports, the new Timeline feature for Facebook is disliked by nearly 70% of the people surveyed. However, this latest update to the interface of the popular social networking site is here to stay.

I spoke to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about how to make the best out of the new Timeline feature. I also gave advice for checking your privacy settings to ensure that none of your private posts accidentally were made public by the change.

Is Social Media Over?

“Social media is over,” said James Franco at a recent nonprofit benefit. The actor and write received much attention for live tweets sent out during his co-hosting duties at the Oscars. However, after just a few months of being on Twitter, he’s said that he’s looking to spend less time on the service.

Is Franco right? Will social media be another online fad to be eventually forgotten like our Geocities home pages and AOL chat rooms? With over 600 million Facebook members and 155 million tweets posted every day, it’s not hard to look at the statistics and balk at James Franco’s prediction. However, as a Geek Squad Agent who helps the public with their technology every day, I see a more fundamental proof that social media is here to stay: the simple human need to share our experiences. Continue reading Is Social Media Over?

Facebook and Social Media Privacy

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Recent changes in the Facebook privacy settings has sparked some controversy, and I had some opportunities to provide tips in keeping your personal information under control.

I spoke first with the Fox 8 News morning team about how you can edit your privacy settings in your Facebook account, and undo the recent changes.

Later, I spoke with the Wills & Snyder show on WTAM 1100 about privacy in a social media world: Privacy in a Social Media World