Social Media

Beginners guide to Snapchat!

Beginners guide to Snapchat!

This weekend I went to BritMums or #BML16 as they called it this year! A couple of people see me snapchatting and were confused about where to even start.

Snapchat has to be one of the fastest growing social networks around (I have no evidence to prove this but take my word for it), I get why, it is not just for the youth to share naked pictures of themselves on (it got some bad press about this at the beginning),  but has

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Set up your Twitter alerts now!

With the tragic news coming out of Brussels today of another terrorist attack, I wanted to share a quick little tip, in the event you find yourself in the vicinity of an attack or some other emergency, getting access to credible organisations can make a big difference.

Pic: Twitter.com

Pic: Twitter.com

You may or may not have heard of Twitter alerts but more UK based accounts now have this function activated on their profiles.  Most UK Police Forces, Fire Services and Ambulance have this function on their profile and it simple to setup up, you  just click the button and its done! 

If you sign up to receive an account's Twitter Alerts, you will receive a notification directly to your phone whenever that account marks a Tweet as an alert.

Notifications are delivered via SMS, and if you use Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android, you’ll also receive a push notification. Alerts also appear differently on your home timeline from regular Tweets; they will be indicated with an orange bell.

I urge you now to set this up on your phone or your children's phone (if they are old enough to be on twitter) to help provide them with information in the event of an emergency! 

Please share this post with friends to spread the word! 

It goes without saying that our thought's go out to all those impacted by this attack, and our thoughts are with the families and friends of all the victims! 

Secure your account! Now!

Secure your account! Now!

Yesterday some worrying news or information was released by Facebook on their Security page stating that they will soon be notifying users if their accounts "has been compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state"

The post by Alex Stamos, Facebook's Chief Security officer also wrote that "While we have always taken steps to secure accounts

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Meet Beme - A new social media app

Meet Beme -  A new social media app

Have you heard about this new social media app? No?  Good job your resident geek is all over it then! 

Let me start with a bit of background on this app, it is a concept thought of by Casey Neistat, a guy I have been following on YouTube through his daily vlogs for a while.  He made some pretty serious money through hard work and some off the wall adverts, really pushing client briefs away from the norm.  I have to say I am a fan of Casey Neistat, his out look on life and commitment to working hard is a good ethos that a lot of people could learn! 

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Talking with your teens about social media!

I am a self confessed geek, whether it be new technology or social media, I like to be up to speed with this, and to be honest the latter helps when it comes to the kids.

All kids want a mobile phone, tablet etc for continual access to the internet, but how many of you talk to your kids about how to use social media and what the impact of posting something on line can be?

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