Friday, March 22, 2013

You should be on Google+ too.


Really Edla are you an idiot? you might be thinking,
 that’s what i thought when Pete told me to change.
First of you all, if you aren’t on Facebook, I am already considering you hopeless, and I hope you have your resume in order, because your cushy office job, might just disappear for you in 10-20 years, and you will be asking yourself, “what happened?”
The first thing an oldie will blame is the new young boss who fired him/her. Well you were given the opportunity to join Facebook, in fact the youth looked at you funny when you said you have never looked at it. (I just had to listen to a conversation of 40 somethings say that to each other, so tempted to lean over and say, “I hope you have good retirement accounts, because you won’t last more than 20 years with that kind of thinking”)
But I won’t, just like when I was in the TSA line, and the putz scanner, pushed everything forward and flipped my laptop out of my bin., hmmm I bet that oldie isn’t on Facebook, but I bet he has an email account,
 thinking that he is with the times.
Enough about Facebook, that is a done deal. Be on it, or give-up on your american dream of being rich. Google+, I was at a google publisher conference, and the theme was more about google glasses and coffee pots, google search the coffee maker problem to find out what i’m talking about , it might be on a Lays potato chip though,
what is michael talking about, see the old compare lays and the other chip brand commercials from the 90s was it?
But the change for online publishers on Google+ is incredible. I take my words back on Ebay’s decision to stop advertising or recommend it for ad words. Why do i need to pay for top bill advertising on your own search term. Well that was the way you use to have control of what text google put. But with Google+ you can now control the whole side bar, so far i’ve discovered the best option is to insert a google+ on your
timeline, and so far my edla.com recommendation is to upload images on your
status updates. Wow, I love that, google “Hooda Math” and you will see what i’m talking about.
So as an
online business. Google+ is the best free advertising i’ve seen in a long time, I’m talking $1000 worth a day minimum for me, and for Coca-Cola i’m talking $100,000 of free advertising. google: coca cola, they know advertising
So anyways, i was updating my free google advertising, when i caught myself commenting on  my friends posts, and maybe even opening a chat session on g+, and realized, i wasn’t on facebook, and hey this isn’t even half bad.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Facebook Apps, are you giving away more than you know?


The answer is probably Yes! Hell Yes!
Well it may be one thing to share your life with your friends on Facebook. It is a whole other thing to share your life with The Huffington Post.
When you log-in to another website using Facebook and that privacy pop-up shows up, this is a little bit more intrusive than when you begin using your new iPad and have to agree to Apple’s term of service.
I often click “yes” , because I want to use Facebook for an easy log-in to reserve a table at a restaurant or purchase a video holiday card on Fiverr. I always think to myself, no problem I know how to use Facebook, i will delete this app later.
Well I finally got around to it today. I had 127 apps to delete, one-by-one.
If you are reading this for info, go to facebook, hit the sprocket in the upper right, and go to account settings, then on the left side menu click Apps. then put on your headphones and listen to Pandora, because it is going to take a while to delete all those privacy intruding connections.
When you finish deleting all the unnecessary apps, there is one more step, even more important than what you just think you fixed.
Below the apps is another settings options, oh what’s that, you read it right. All your Facebook friends have been sharing your information with Apps they use. What the Superlative? Exactly.
Check out my info graphic on the bottom of this post, first time i’ve ever been outraged by the privacy policy on Facebook.
and that is saying a lot