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The day I singlehandedly saved the world from CNN’s banana hammer

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All morning, CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands has been in Naperville, IL, showing the world how cold it is. He tried to demonstrate this by using a frozen banana to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. He labeled said fruit tool a “banana hammer.” Banana Hammer. You keep using …

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Doughnuts

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little cinnamon and sugar to swirl up some sweet memories. Doughnuts are everywhere these days. Shops are popping up, and where there are no shops, there are walk-up windows. Gone are the days of chocolate frosted, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Now, we’re all about …

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My dad joined Facebook in 2009 and never told me

Ugh. The talk. It’s something every kid and their parents have to go through. It’s such an awkward moment, and you just want to get it over with as soon as possible. No matter how many times you rehearse it in your mind, you’re never quite ready for the day …

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Stop sharing that Facebook “graph app” thing going around – it’s wrong

It was wrong in 2011 when it first made the rounds. It’s still wrong today. I’m talking about this silly thing that everyone is posting as a Facebook status update: “You may not know that Facebook has changed its privacy configuration once again. Thanks to the new “Graphic app”, any …

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How I use social media at work: Engaging with photos

If you follow me on social media – and I sure hope you do – you know that I love photos. Whether it’s photos of buildings or cocktails or food or people, I can’t get enough. My website is a reflection of the importance of big images and color. I’ve …

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SERENITY NOW! Don’t ruin your business on social media

Frank Costanza was wise beyond his years. When George’s Dad famously yelled “Serenity Now” in 1997, it was long before social media as we practice it today. For all your non-Seinfeld fans (seriously?) or those of you who don’t remember the origin (again, seriously?) it was recommended he say it …

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Journalists, never post something like this on social media

Journalists have a duty to be fair and always deliver the news without bias. That goes for in print and online. This photo should go in the training manuals for all journalists and aspiring journalists under the heading “NEVER DO THIS!” The quick back story: A doctor was previously convicted …

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Facebook followers: It can be good when numbers go down

When Facebook first launched subscribe, which allows people to follow my public updates without being my friend, I was very interested and an early adopter. It’s great that I can keep my friends and family separate from everything else with just a simple click. Over time, my subscriber count grew. …

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If your Facebook is making noise …

Birds chirp. Your Facebook should not. So here’s where to look in case you can’t stand the noise. Big h/t to Kate Gardiner for posting about this and making me aware.

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