When’s the best time to post to social media platforms?

When’s the best time to post to social media platforms to ensure your content is most seen? URL shortening service Bitly has crunched some new numbers. Success on Twitter and Facebook means posting in the early afternoons, while Tumblr likes the night life.

via For Social Success, Post To Twitter & Facebook In Early Afternoons, Tumblr In Evenings.

How to set up Gmail, Google Calendar and Contacts on iphone

Some of you more experienced Gmail users may know this “trick” already, but it’s surprising how many people are still syncing their iPhone with their computer to get their contacts, when you can sync everything over the air. Check out these instructions to see how to set up Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts on iOS and get everything syncing over the air. After setting it up, your contacts and calendar should always be up to date whether or not you’ve synced, and your email notifications should come in instantly. Of course, Android users need not worry—Android does all this out of the box.

via Top 10 Clever Tricks Built Right Into Gmail.

Since January 2012, LRA has killed at least 35 people, abducted 104 and displaced more than 17,000. Stop #kony2012

After a lull in violence in 2011, there has been upsurge in attacks in early 2012. Since January, the group has killed at least 35 people, abducted 104 others and displaced more than 17,000 in Orientale province in northeastern Congo, the UN refugee agency said last week .

“If Kony was kidnapping children in the United States, giving them guns and killing dozens in towns across the country just to steal food and supplies, this would have ended a long time ago,” said Anneke Van Woudenberg, a researcher with Human Rights Watch who specializes in the Lord’s Resistance Army.

via World News: Kony 2012 campaign to capture warlord goes viral, but also draws some critics – thestar.com.

I support the international effort to arrest Joseph Kony, disarm the LRA, and bring the child soldiers home. RT if you support



Joseph Kony is known as the World’s Worst War Criminal. But no one knows that. Yet.

For 26 years, Kony has been abducting children and turning them into child soldiers and/or sex slaves. He is listed as #1 on the ICC’s ‘World’s Worst War Criminals’, and late last year the US government deployed 100 military advisors on a ‘time-limited’ mission to help the Ugandan army track him down. IF KONY ISN’T CAPTURED THIS YEAR, THEY WON’T GET ANOTHER CHANCE.

We need to make Kony so famous he becomes a household name. We need to let the US government know that this MATTERS to us, and that it’s a worthwhile cause. Stop at nothing.

On April 20th 2012, the USA and other countries around the world are joining Invisible Children http://(.invisiblechildren.com/) to make Kony famous by putting up red KONY 2012 posters, wearing red KONY 2012 tshirts and stickers. Our goal is to cover the night on 20th April with KONY’s name on a sea of red, document this action, and send it to Invisible Children so the world will see that we are demanding justice.

Don’t forget to pledge online at www.kony2012.com. If you want, you can order an Action Kit (http://store.invisiblechildren.com/kony-kit.html).

Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.


How To Get Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline, an entirely new kind of profile is now available everywhere worldwide. I’ve been playing with my Facebook Timeline for some time and love the creative aspect of this upgrade — especially the new cover photo you can upload to customize your profile like the Griswald Christmas Lights shot I used below…

My Facebook Timeline today

To upgrade to the new Facebook Timeline, go to Facebook’s Introducing Timeline page and click “Get It Now”. Alternatively, you can wait until you see an announcement at the top of your profile and follow the intructions.

Once you get timeline, you’ll have 7 days to finesse it before anyone else can see it. It’s easy to hide or highlight whatever you want and you can go back and change who sees a post, delete it or just hide it from your timeline.

For more information visit Facebook Timeline Help Center Page.

Ever wondered how to handle unwanted friend requests on Facebook?

Great advice from Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz…

OK, deep breath: If you dont already have a Limited Profile list, click on “more” next to “Lists” in the left-hand column and then click “Create a list.” Name it “Limited Profile,” “Professional contacts,” “Creepers,” whatever. Now surf on over to “privacy settings” under the arrow thats always on the upper right.

Read the whole post here…
How to handle unwanted friend requests – CNN.com

Thanks for sharing Lori Bromley!

Ready, Set, Go! FACEBOOK Timeline about to launch!

facebookMy coaching clients and those who listen to me speak about social media have heard me say over and over again not to trust technology — ever. I caution people that although the delete button may appear to delete the information you’ve typed, it’s no guarantee no one will see it or for that matter that the information won’t be archived somewhere.  With that said,  I was very surprised recently how many posts I chose to delete when I upgraded to the new Facebook’s new timeline which is about to be imposed on everyone.

Timelines is just one of the many things announced in their F8 update and you’ll want to actively participate in.  I have many concerns, and just found a post which summarizes the problems and tells you how to protect yourself. It’s called 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline.