Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

Social media is a prominent part of every college student’s life.  There really isn’t a good way to avoid it, and by not avoiding it, it is of course all too tempting to jump in and join the fun.  Using sites like Facebook and Twitter can be fun and beneficial to you professionally at the ...

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

The Internet has changed a lot since the dawn of Facebook; what was once intrinsically “private” is now intrinsically “public.” The stories once shared with just college students on Facebook are now seen by our administrators and professors, law enforcement agencies, strangers, and potential employers. Related: How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile While the partying side ...

6 Summer Hazards to Avoid Over Break

6 Summer Hazards to Avoid Over Break

Summer is here, and we’ve got at least another six weeks to enjoy the beautiful weather, the break from school, and the loose morals that come along with it, right? Well, before you get too crazy in the heat, make sure you’re aware of these summer hazards so you make it through your vacation safely. ...

How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile

How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile

In today’s world of technology and social media, Facebook ranks pretty high in terms of usage. I have a Facebook, you have a Facebook, your mom and dad probably have a Facebook, and so on. As you look for a job, potential employers may Google your name or look you up on Facebook to see ...

Trusted Contacts on Facebook Hold the Keys to Your Account

Trusted Contacts on Facebook Hold the Keys to Your Account

A new Facebook feature is putting your account’s security in the hands of your most trusted friends. Working as a password recovery tool, Trusted Contacts allows you to set up additional security for situations where you find yourself locked out of your account. It started off as a test feature in 2011, but is now ...

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

Google hasn’t yet invented a way for a research paper to write itself, but word on the street is they’re working on it. You, however, can’t wait past Monday morning to get yours completed. It’s going to be a long weekend of sitting at a computer desk in a locked room for you. But the ...

Will My Phone Run Facebook Home?

Will My Phone Run Facebook Home?

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it was taking over your phone. The company unveiled a set of apps called “Facebook Home” for Android smartphones that will transform your device into a social hub of Facebook photos, status updates, and notifications. So no, Home will not run on your iPhone or Windows Phone. Facebook Home will function ...

Facebook, Why So Red?

Facebook, Why So Red?

For those of you who are a little late to the game, you’ve probably noticed that scores of Facebook profile photos were replaced by a simple red equal sign yesterday. Why, might you ask, would so many people choose this sign? What does it mean? Much like other Facebook fads, such as posting the color ...

Student Expelled for Facebook Posts Sues College Administrators

Student Expelled for Facebook Posts Sues College Administrators

Nursing student Craig Keefe was only a semester away from completing his fourth year at Minnesota’s Central Lakes College when he was expelled for posts made on his personal Facebook profile. He has since filed a federal lawsuit against several Central Lake administrators and the chief executive of Minnesota’s college system in order to be ...

Measuring Your Online Personal Brand With Klout

Measuring Your Online Personal Brand With Klout

Everywhere you go, your online profile follows you. From what you post on Facebook to checking in on FourSquare and tweeting on Twitter, everything you do has an impact on yourself as “a brand”, and now that social impact can be rewarding.  That’s where Klout comes in. What Is Klout? Klout is an online social media analyzer ...

How To Remove, Unsubscribe, And Delete Your Unused Online Accounts

How To Remove, Unsubscribe, And Delete Your Unused Online Accounts

Your personal data is valuable, and you should have more control over who has access to it.  Enter AccountKiller.com — your one-stop shop for disabling, de-activating, and removing yourself from select services that you no longer want to use anymore. This site makes it easy to unsubscribe yourself from Facebook, Skype, Spotify, Groupon, iTunes, Twitter, ...

Taking a Break from Facebook? You’re Not Alone

Taking a Break from Facebook? You’re Not Alone

With two-thirds of America’s internet-enabled adults on Facebook, there’s no shortage of friends to be found. However, it appears the growth of the country’s most popular social network has proven to be daunting for its users, according to a new study. The Pew’s Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that 61 percent of ...

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