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TheSocialGeeks Episode 42 – New New New New

Join Robert Murray, Michael Cummings and myself as we have great conversations around:

  • Facebook Timeline security and implementation
  • Facebook releases an update to Android first?
  • SOPA (please get involved)
  • The new, new, new, new Twitter and why Chris doesn’t have it
  • and always more

You can always follow our show notes on Diigo for all the links we cover

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TheSocialGeeks Episode 41 – The Right Path

Join Caleb Elston, Robert MurrayWayne Sutton and myself as we have great conversations around:

  • Facebook buys Gowalla.  What was the real purpose?
  • Is Path.com the new mobile app to beat?
  • If you have a whim to do something, Whim is the mobile app you need.
  • Are we too far ahead of the adoption curve of the normal user?

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TheSocialGeeks Episode 40 – Cover Your Face

Join Liz Money, CorvidaSarah Perez and myself as we dig deep into facial recognition apps:


  • Faced.me launches a new facial recognition app

  • Face.com and it’s api and billions of photos scanned

  • Facial recognition privacy and where we do need it

  • Personal.com launches a personal social network

  • Google Plus welcome President Obama

  • Pepperspray meme’s






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TheSocialNetworker Episode 27 – Creating your Google Plus pages

With the launch yesterday of Google Plus pages for business, organizations and just about everyone else on the early adoptor bandwagon, I found even I wanted to make sure I took the right steps in the creation of pages.  Keeping in mind they are only allowing one manager per page, I had a few questions/  I created a screencast walkthrough of the setup with explanations of settings.  Check out the Spiked Studio page and add it to your circles!

Click through for the full HD version via the Spiked Studio page on YouTube!

There will be a part 2 for this explaining how to then hook your website of blog with the new Google Plus page.

 

TheSocialNetworker Episode 25 – Ming.ly

I gave the site Mig.ly a few months to run through early beta before digging in with this screencast. Ming.ly is a social sidebar for Google mail that allows you to get social data on those you are interacting with. It pulls Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn at the time of the screencast into a sidebar in the Gmail interface.  (It does only work as a free extension to Google Chrome and Firefox as extensions.)

I found a few UI issues along the way, but nothing to call a show stopper. Plus this is still a beta product with room to grow and take over what was a space for Gist before they were bought by Research In Motion (BlackBerry).  The service includes seeing:

  • inline updates
  • it’s own menu on the left navigation
  • reminders
  • a global address book feature
  • new contact alerts

I am eager to see how they evolve and add new social services into the product.  Their feature request list in the FAQ listed Skype and even Google Voice on the wishlist.  So give them a shot and see what you think.  Did I mention it is free?

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TheSocialGeeks Episode 38 – Hidden Bieber In You

Join Caleb Elston, Robert Murray, Liz Money, Sarah Perez and myself  We dug deep into a few topics this timer:

  • Facebook Timeline
  • Klout scores and the impact or usefulness
  • Amazon tablet browser security
  • Netflix split

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