By Maria Langer | Saturday, October 11, 2014
Your Twitter experience is all about who you follow. After all, those accounts will generate the content you see when you visit your Twitter home page.
There’s no real limit to the number of Twitter users you can follow—and with more than 271 million monthly active users posting 500 million tweets every day, there’s always something new and fresh to read.
But as you might imagine, keeping up with all of these posts can quickly get out of hand—especially if you don’t check your Twitter newsfeed regularly.
So how do you keep your Twitter newsfeed manageable? Here are some tips.
By Derrick Story | Thursday, May 8, 2014
Flickr’s new “People You Follow” stream does an excellent job of showcasing photographers you like. But don’t forget this is a two-way street—there are also people following the images you post.
Are you leveraging this opportunity to shine in the eyes of thousands? Here are a few tips to improve your Flickr presence.
By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Jonah Berger spent a decade studying what makes products and ideas go viral. Now the research behind his New York Times best-selling book Contagious: Why Things Catch On is available in a lynda.com course.
In the example-rich, one-hour course Viral Marketing: Crafting Shareable Content, the Wharton School marketing professor shares the six steps to crafting messages and information that get people talking.
In a recent Q&A, Berger revealed some surprises in his own research, corrected a common misconception about viral marketing—and told us about the one product he loves to share.
By Scott Fegette | Thursday, November 14, 2013
This week we’re pleased to announce a new way to integrate your lynda.com course completion certificates with your LinkedIn profile—and share with any prospective recruiters and hiring managers the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired here at lynda.com.
If you’re a member of both lynda.com and LinkedIn, when you complete a course on lynda.com, you’ll receive an email with a link that lets you quickly and easily post your new certificate of completion to your LinkedIn profile—adding depth and breadth to your online resume. It’s now easier than ever to share your accomplishments in the job market, and showcase your skills and knowledge.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 16, 2013
Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.
Have you ever found yourself frustrated after pasting a URL into your Twitter update and finding there’s only a few characters left for your post? Well, I have good news: There’s a simple solution that lets you have your cake and eat it, too.
In this week’s tutorial, I’ll cover what a URL shortening service can do for you, introduce some of the shortening services and the options they provide, and explain some reasons you’d want to consider using a URL shortener to begin with.
By Bonnie Bills | Tuesday, October 4, 2011
When Google+ opened its doors to the public a few weeks ago, people flocked to the nascent social networking site. The service is evolving, and at this point it’s impossible to tell whether it will become a major player in the social networking space. But given Google’s reach, the service’s features (like customized sharing and video hangouts), and growing discontent with Facebook, many people are wondering what Google+ offers that the other social networking sites don’t.
If you’re one of the curious, Google+ First Lookcovers the basics and gets you up and running in the first 12 minutes. In the course, social media expert Adam Metz also shows how to sync your Google+ account with your other social media assets, like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and reviews the service’s privacy controls.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Google+ as it develops, and we’d love to hear from you if there’s something you’d like to learn about Google+—or any aspect of social media.
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