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You can share it, but can they read it?

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Sharing helpful articles we find allows us to be a valued resource. It invites engagement on social media, builds community, takes a pulse, except when we can’t read the link that our connection’s post is attempting to open. “Subscription required to view this article.” We don’t realize how many sites we have memberships to, pubs …

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Zoom, Meet, WebX and your options to simply talk.

are you experiencing zoom hangovers?

Years ago I spent a couple of hours a day on Google HANGOUTS. This was a friendly way to have several people in on a video chat, share screens, create interactive events, even incorporate it EASILY into YouTube. Now we can do this – record, schedule public and private events, and stream through Meet. We …

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Your Complete Guide to Planning a Neighborhood Parade

Neighborhood parade sign

We live in a “Leave it to Beaver” type of neighborhood. People have lived here for over 40 years, and the next generations have taken over the parents’ homes so new families are continually moving in. We have relatively flat streets and nice, albeit bumpy, sidewalks. Perfect for a parade. I have done enough event …

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5 Must Do’s Before You Turn on the Microphone

5 must dos before you turn on the podcast microphone

Heck, these are five must do’s before you BUY a microphone! Decide WHY you are doing a podcast – the real goal. Truly, what is the goal? You have to be gut-wrenchingly honest. “It’s to stroke the ego of my client. It’s to get them off my back. It’s to increase their exposure. It’s to …

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Analytics, tracking & HTTPS reminders

If you have recently updated your website to include an SSL certificate so your site is now https:// you need to verify a few more things so you don’t lose valuable tracking information. This previous post about an https transition covers more. Update domain to ensure that if anyone goes to your site without https:// …

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Volunteers are lovely, but…

Social Media Venues - are you there to listen?

Schools, churches, non-profits, sports teams all rely on volunteers to make the magic happen. This is good to a point, but when it comes to being the online spokesperson for your group, team, organization sometimes an “as it fits their schedule” volunteer isn’t good enough. It’s so tempting to delegate and just consider it “done” …

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Did You Steal That? Copyright and Trademark Basics

Raindrops image with quote "I don't always steal other people's pictures, but when I do I make sure I butcher the logo

You’ve seen this done before, right? A small business or company sees something online that they really like, it fits in with their brand image and audience, and they think, “I can totally use that!” So, they grab a screenshot, download it, change a couple of things like taking the logo off the original image and then put theirs on, and voilà! Share it.

Guess what? That’s theft. They’ve stolen the work of someone else and passed it off as their own. Intellectual property theft is theft.

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