How To Turn Off Facebook Game Requests

I’m not sure what motivates one to actually want to play a game on Facebook, but that’s neither here nor there. Carry on. However, there is the other 90% of the world that absolutely LOATHES the idea of playing some random game that collects points for crushing candy.

Thankfully there is a solution for those of you who choose to not receive unsoliciated game requests via Facebook.

Here’s a simple 5 step process to turn Facebook Game Requests OFF.

1) Go to your Facebook mobile app

2) Go to ‘Account Settings’ bottom right of the app under ‘More’

3) Once in ‘Account Settings’ choose the ‘Apps’ option

4) Then choose the ‘Platform’ optio

5) Now under ‘Game Requests’ choose NO as your preference.

 

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Stop Tagging People on Facebook Who Have Nothing To Do With Your Post

 

With the use of Social Media becoming more of the ‘the norm’ it’s becoming easier and easier for people to associate the content they share with people who have absolutely nothing to do with their post or content. This madness is mainly happening on Facebook.

This approach will never make sense to me. Now, I get it, you’re tagging me in a post about your new product or event because you want me to comment and/or join the conversation and I’m also assuming that you’re hoping my privacy settings are not in place so that your post will show up on my wall, I get it, but it’s wrong and rude, to say the least.

Your post has absolutely nothing to do with me, so why would in the world would I want to engage and/or share it?

Here’s how the post tagging program works, in case you didn’t get the memo…

It’s okay to tag someone when:

1) They’re in a picture you post.
2) They have an interest and/or a brand focused on the topic of your post. (i.e. posts about bow ties makes sense to tagg me in their post, why? Because I love bow ties)
3) They wrote the article you are posting about.
4) They’ve asked to be tagged in your post.
5) You’re recognizing them aka giving them a “shout out”.

Anything above and beyond what I mentioned above is completely unacceptable and just plain RUDE!

Here’s a better approach:

ASK! ASK! ASK! Private message the person you intend to tag and share the post them and ask them if they would mind sharing it for you. Your post will have far more traction if personally endorsed by the person you were attempting to blindly tag.

Maybe I’m missing something here, so feel free to enlighten me in the comment section below.

Social Media Facts You Should Know in 2015

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, Social Media isn’t slowing down, in fact, in my humble opinion, we are just getting started. The growth in which digital platorms have evolved over the past 10 years are absolutely staggering.

Jeff Bullas recently wrote a post about the 33 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2015, I HIGHLY reccomend scrolling through that article and making sure you are in the know.

You can read that post here: http://bit.ly/1JkUmhr

[REPLAY] Sebastian Rusk’s #SocialMediaSUCKS LIVE Book Signing at Books & Books

Check out the [REPLAY] of the LIVE stream that was cast last night thanks to our friends at Books & Books! BIG thanks to my friends at Yelp Miami for being a sponsor!

Copy and Paste that ‘Copyright’ Facebook Message, sure Bob!

Well ‘the internets’ seem to be at it again as the viral ‘Copy and Paste ‘Copyright’ Facebook Message‘ has gone viral again as Facebook users (aka the most guliable people on the planet) continue to share copy and pasted update that alledgedly waives Facebook’s right to your personal information.

Quick heads up, THEY OWN IT ALREADY! That’s right, you give them everything they want the day you sign up for a Facebook account. They are no dummies, the more they know about you, the better they can market to you.


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Don’t hate the player, hate the game. They’re not worth $100 billion for nothin’

How many times have you seen this viral hoax get posted? Share your experience in the comments below!

Social Media Event Marketing : Here’s What You Need To Do

Have you ever hosted a party and promoted it to all of your Facebook friends? If you answered ‘yes,’ that’s social media event marketing, but it’s not just inviting your friends and hoping they’ll ‘Join’. Social media is a VITAL part of how attendees experience your event, and if you’re a marketer, that could mean lots of new opportunities to maximize your marketing strategy.

Hootsuite wrong an AWESOME post recently that gives you a detailed blueprint on how to leverage social media marketing at your next event:

Read the entire post here: http://bit.ly/1rdej5k

What if we treated LinkedIn like Facebook?

It’s 2014 (almost 2015) and it is beyond clear that our culture is officially “digitally addicted” – the average person is never more than 3 feet away from their smartphone at any given time, 3 FEET! Now if that was a newborn or infant I would completely understand but A PHONE?

Most people check Facebook before they even roll out of bed in the morning, yes, before coffee. When did all of that change? The answer is about 10 years ago. These platforms were created to enable us to share our lives with our friends and family, the double-edge part of that equation is that we are dependant on being “in the know”. Why? It’s too easy not to be.

Now picture this, imagine if we put as much effort into LinkedIn as we currently do to Facebook. Imagine your feet hitting the floor every morning and the first think you did was scroll through your LinkedIn stream to see what your contacts were up to. Liking, commenting, sharing and interacting with your B2B people, (which in some cases are your friends as well).

What is the difference with the interaction?

Is it the content? Is it that Facebook is viewed as so “PERSONAL” to us?

Is it that we view our LinkedIn network from “BUSINESS ONLY” perspective?

What would it look like if we put some thought into how we could “strategically” interact with our LinkedIn contacts in an effort to grow our businesses and/or achieve our sales goals as reprensentative of a brand.

You’re spending time online anyway, so why not take the productive approach?

Here are 5 few examples of how you can:

  1. Prospecting! What type of new contacts are you currently seeking for your business or the business you represent? Are you already connected to these people?
  2. Share content! What type of content can you share with your existing LinkeIN network that would spark their interest? (Blog posts, LinkedIN posts, business related memes, etc)
  3. Ask for favors! People want to help. Dropping an existing connection a quick message (which gets emailed to them as well) is a great way to get help!
  4. Connect elsewhere! Find out where else your LinkedIn contacts are connected online. Twitter is a great medium to connect and it’s not as ‘personal’ as connecting on Facebook (which I think will change, very soon) and it allows for instant converation. Most Twitter users have an app installed to notify them of new Twitter mentions, messages, etc.
  5. Email them! Import your LinkedIn contacts into your email database and drop that new list a quick email to say hello, NOT to SPAM!

Take heed to these 5 tips and I’m confident you’ll be treating LinkedIn like Facebook in no time!

[POLL:] How are YOU using LinkedIn vs Facebook?

Comment below!

 

 

(Photo credit #1: http://www.brunchnews.com/telegraph/technology/linkedin-aims-to-drive-mobile-uptake-with-multi-app-strategy-1074097 Photo #2: http://www.winningimpression.com/why-not-connect-to-strangers-on-linkedin-its-not-facebook/)

 

[STATS] Social Media in 2014

Not too long ago, it was said that Facebook was struggling with attracting that of the younger generation as most prefer an ‘alternative’ to Facebook.

Twitter is apparently struggling with a stock price plummet.

Here are some actual statistics to see how healthy social media channels are in 2014…

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xn7GMK

[REPLAY] Mari Smith #Facebook2015 : What Marketers Need To Know

My buddy Mari Smith hosted a GREAT webinar yesterday on what to expect with Facebook in 2015 and what marketers need to know.

Check it out below!

Social Media Brings Back Coca-Cola’s Surge

Coca-Cola is bringing it way back, annoucing the rebirth of Surge soda, the highly caffeine infushed, green sugar water.This was Coke’s answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew succces, but it was discontinued in 2001 after only being on the market for just five years. It seems that was plenty of time to make an impression 130,000 plus people who began a Facebook page calling for its return. Yes, you read that correctly. 130,000 plus rallied together to start a campaign to get a soft drink back on the market…

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1oRV75Y