Anyone who has ever attended my workshops knows I am all about using the least amount of energy with the most impact. For those not wanting to go onto yet another social media platform or wanting more content on their Twitter feed, arranging for Facebook status updates to automatically post to Twitter is an ideal solution.
Here are the instructions to make this happen:
After you’ve linked your profile or Page, you can choose the types of posts that you want to share on Twitter.
To link your profile or Page to your Twitter account:
- Go to www.facebook.com/twitter
- Click Link to Twitter next to your profile or the Page you want to link
- Follow the on-screen instructions
To choose the types of posts that you want to share:
- Go to www.facebook.com/twitter
- Click Edit Settings below your profile or the Page you linked
- Click to check the box next to the things you want to share on Twitter
- Click Save Changes
Note: Only posts that have been shared with Public on Facebook will be shared on Twitter.
By: Monica Peña (@MUNDUmedia)
Keeping e-mails straight can at times be really challenging. 5 easy steps to reducing e-mail clutter are:
- Unsubscribe to newsletters that are not being read.
- Advise others from your e-mail groups to not reply to all when not necessary.
- Reduce the amount of e-mails sent. If communication on a certain topic is going back and forth too many times, call the person for quicker results.
- Set up folders or labels to keep information organized.
- Adjust account settings on your online social platforms.
Quick Easy Steps to Adjust E-mail Settings on the Most Popular Platforms:
Click at the top right of your homepage and select Settings. In the left menu, click Notifications. Go to Email and click Edit. Choose if you want to receive all notifications or only notifications about your account, security and privacy.
You can change your email notifications on the Privacy & Settings page. Move your cursor over your photo in the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings. You may be prompted to sign in to your account to get to your settings. Click the Communications side tab next to the envelope icon near the left side of the page. Click the Set the frequency of emails link to select the emails you’d like to receive and how often you’d like them delivered.
Move your cursor over Interests at the top of your homepage and select Groups. Click the group’s name. Click the Information and settings icon near the top right. Click Your settings. Check or uncheck the box next to “Send me an email for each new discussion”. To turn group digest emails on or off, check or uncheck the box next to “Send me a digest of all activity in this group”. You can also change the frequency of digest emails in the gray box.
To turn email notifications on or off open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click Settings. Scroll down to the Receive notifications heading. Click each heading to open each section. Un-check the boxes next to actions for which you do not wish to receive email notifications
Log in to Twitter. Click on the gear icon and select Settings from drop down menu. Click on Email notifications from the settings sidebar. Check or un-check the notification boxes to reflect your email preferences. Click Save changes. Your preferences are now saved!
Go to Account at the very top of the page. Select e-mail and notifications. Click on the group e-mails that need to be adjusted. Read the options. You can choose how often you receive reminders for your Meetups through the Email and Notification settings for each of your Meetup Group profiles. You can choose to receive receive reminders As they are sent, At most once per day or not at all by choosing the Don’t send me reminders option. At most once per day: If you are in a Meetup Group with more than one Meetup scheduled for the same calendar day, you’ll received a rolled-up email reminder with all of that day’s scheduled Meetups.
By: Monica Peña (@MUNDUmedia)
A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the “#” symbol which helps describe a subject and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. The short messages used through hashtags can be used on social sites like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and now Facebook to highlight an important word/subject or help brand a message whether before, within, or after the body of a post. Here are some important facts and uses for hashtags that will help:
- If a hashtag is promoted by enough individuals, it may “trend” and attract more individual users to discussion using the hashtag. On Twitter and Google+, when a hashtag becomes extremely popular, it will appear in the “Trends” area of a user’s homepage.
- If wanting to focus in a particular geographic area, it may be wise to add these types of hash tags: #Austin #Texas
- Hashtags do not contain any set definitions, meaning that a single hash tag can be used for any number of purposes by those who make use of them. People often use different spelling or words to refer to the same topic. In order for topics to trend, there has to be a consensus, whether silent or stated, that the hash tag refers to that specific topic. Do your research. Search for categories you or your company fall in to see what is presently being used.
- Hashtags also function as beacons in order for users to find and “follow” (subscribe) or “list” (organize into public contact lists) other users of similar interest.
- Certain hashtags have become popular on certain days like #FF (Follow Friday for Twitter users to be followed by any other users handles to give them kudos) or ones used just for humor like #Caturday
- Hashtags is an excellent tool for events to brand an organization, connect with other attendees, or get updates on information that may have been missed. Overall, the use of the hashtag helps create a buzz for future attendees as well as present.
- Make sure when creating a hashtag, that it is as short as possible; as some of the platforms have character limitations and the shorter the more memorable.
- Try using Tagboard, a social media hub for hashtags that searches multiple social platforms for post with hashtags.