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Risks of Social Media

Thumbnail image for Risks of Social Media by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2012

Hi Mrs. Feldman, I have two daughters, 10 and 12. My 12 year old daughter recently reconnected with a friend she knew from 3rd grade and we took her to the movies with us 2 weekends ago. When I told one of my friends about the outing she pulled me aside and showed me the […]

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How to Make a Trustworthy Tweet

by Barbara J. Feldman April 17, 2012

According to a recent study by Microsoft and Carnegie-Mellon University, a tweet is deemed as more trustworthy when it is retweet by someone you trust, or it contains a URL that you clicked through to. Some of the things that make a tweet untrustworthy are authors with the default Twitter user image, and poor grammar […]

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How to Suppress Images on Pinterest

by Barbara J. Feldman March 6, 2012

Pinterest has answered the cries from webmasters who didn’t want their images showing up on the popular bookmarking site. To stop pinners, just insert the following meta tag in the head section of any page you want to block from Pinterest: <meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />. For more about Pinterest and concerns of copyright infringement, read […]

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How to Hide Facebook Relationship Status Updates

by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2012

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, perhaps you realize it is time to change your relationship status on Facebook. But is there a stealth way to do this, without the news of your breakup showing up on in the news feed of all 862 of your closest friends? Amy-Mae Elliot, of, says yes, and […]

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How to Integrate Pinterest With Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman January 31, 2012

Pinterest is a fast-growing social network described as a “virtual pinboard” enabling users to “organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” Pinterest recently increased their Facebook integration, but as Dave Taylor explains it is not straight foward to simply get a “pin” to display on your wall. Read Dave’s article […]

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How Much Facebook Sharing is Too Much?

by Barbara J. Feldman December 6, 2011

Have you noticed news headlines showing up on your Facebook wall indicating that your friends are reading specific news articles? When you click on any of these shares, you are prompted to allow a Facebook app (such as the Washington Post’s Social Reader or The Guardian) access to your wall. If you click agree, every […]

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