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By Mari Smith | February 20, 2008

A few months back, Jason Alba, owner of JibberJobber.com approached me about my experience and knowledge of Facebook. He and his compadre, Jesse Stay, are co-authors of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? (also, I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???). The book is out now and I give it 5 stars! I also recommend Jason…

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Friend Requests: Make yourself Visible on Facebook!

By Mari Smith | February 11, 2008

I recently saw a comment go by from one of my Twitter friends about how annoyed she gets when people invite her to connect on Facebook, yet they limit her view of their profile. I’m paraphrasing, because the language was a bit stronger! 🙂 In my experience, most Facebook members don’t know how to properly…

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Facebook: Personal, Professional… and Private!

By Mari Smith | February 8, 2008

It’s true the lines between personal and professional get real blurry in the online world with all the blogs and social networking sites. Especially for us self-employed peeps, when who we are as a person is also our business. I’m all for revealing information about my personal life, my personal thoughts and opinions. I think…

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Free Royalty-Free Music for Audios & Podcasts

By Mari Smith | February 3, 2008

I was just putting the finishing touches to a welcome audio earlier today for a big marketing campaign I’m working on, and I needed to find a snippet of royalty-free music for the intro/outro. “Who ya gonna call?!” Twitter, of course. Thanks heaps to these fine folks on Twitter for the suggestions – I thought…

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You Could be losing subscribers – Internet Marketers Take Note

By Mari Smith | February 1, 2008

Do you sometimes get opt-in emails, then decide you want to change your subscriber options? Here’s how NOT to set up your subscriber options: I get emails from Mike Filsaime. I want to change my email address that I’m subscribed under (in an attempt to streamline all my incoming email!) However, when I scroll to…

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Facebook Email: Simple Improvements, Please!

By Mari Smith | January 27, 2008

Have you noticed an increase in your volume of email since joining Facebook? Hello!? I sure have. And, mostly, it’s a good thing because I’m meeting so many phenomenal new people. However, I’m finding it a challenge to keep up with responses – 114 unopened emails last count, oh – strike that, now 115 since…

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Facebook Abuse: Is Blocking People Enough?

By Mari Smith | January 26, 2008

I didn’t think it would happen to me… but it has. This past week on Facebook, I was the victim of a slew of abuse from a very aggressive Facebook member. I had a gut feeling about this character some time ago when we first friended. In a way, I’ve only myself to blame for…

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What Is Social Networking Anyway?

By Mari Smith | January 6, 2008

One of my Facebook buddies, Nigel Legg, recently wrote this Note: I’ve read so many posts on Facebook and blogs and elsewhere about social networking that seem to confuse social networking with what we do on sites like this. Surely social networking is what we do everyday of our lives, whenever we talk to someone,…

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Goal Post App: Perfect for New Year’s “Resolutions”!

By Mari Smith | December 31, 2007

At last, I found a really useful Facebook Application. Based on Keith Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone, the Goal Post app is simple to use and encourages interaction among small groups of friends. You set a goal (choose from a selection of preset ideas, or customize your own), then select three accountability buddies. You can…

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Optimize Your Real-time Facebook Experience with Facebook Toolbar

By Mari Smith | December 24, 2007

I just installed the Facebook Toolbar for Firefox app and *love* it!! (Hat tip to Jonathan Kleiman on Nick O’Neill’s All Facebook blog for the heads up). Looking at the toolbar screen shot above, from left-right, you can: see a list of your friends in order of the most recent status update (I like this…

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