Category Archives: Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Top 10 brand pages on Facebook

Coca-Cola logoHere are the 10 most popular brand-related Facebook pages. Statistics current to Dec. 10, 2012.

Do some of these surprise you? Coca-Cola certainly seems to have a commanding lead!

  1. Coca-Cola (56 million likes)
  2. Disney (39.4 million likes)
  3. Red Bull (34.7 million likes)
  4. Converse (34 million likes)
  5. Starbucks (33 million likes)
  6. Oreo (30.7 million likes)
  7. PlayStation (28 million likes)
  8. McDonald’s (26.2 million likes)
  9. Walmart (25.8 million likes)
  10. iTunes (24.4 million likes)

Statistics courtesy of Socialbakers.com.

Tech Tuesday: Facebook copyright hoax runs rampant

If you were anywhere near Facebook yesterday, a newer version of a well-known Facebook copyright hoax spread like wildfire on the popular social networking website. Basically, a warning urged users to post a false copyright statement to their status updates.

Users were under the impression that their private data would be “protected” if they posted the warning. One billion Facebook users… who had to post one billion status updates to protect their information. As you can imagine, the hoax was quickly debunked.

Privacy settings OR simply not posting to Facebook are about the only things that will truly protect your private information.

Here’s a version of the fake warning:

In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention).

For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!

(Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws, By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates.

For more on this hoax, visit Hoax-Slayer.com or Gawker.com.

If you see this warning or something like it, you can assume with utter certainty that it’s a hoax. Don’t take the bait and don’t post it to your profile.

Tech Tuesday: You risk losing your Facebook page if you don’t heed this advice

Facebook contest
Very common, but a big no-no when it comes to Facebook contests!

My good friend Dave Gallant of BrightCube recently posted a bit of a rant on Facebook contests and how companies and organizations building their Facebook pages are running the risk of losing everything they’ve built on Facebook over time.

Why? Because they aren’t following the rules regarding running contests on Facebooks.

If you hire someone to run your Facebook page for you, at least ensure they know what they’re doing so that they’re not putting your entire page at risk of being shut down.

Read Dave’s blog post: Breaking the Facebook Speed Limit. It’s well worth reading!

Tech Tuesday: Hiring social media talent? Dave Gallant’s your guy!

Dave Gallant
Dave Gallant

If your company or organization is looking to hire internal social media talent, look no further than Dave Gallant. After working independently for some time, Dave came to the realization that companies tend to bring their social media strategists inside rather than hiring consultants on a temporary basis.

Instead of bucking the trend, Dave is looking for a full-time social media-related position. Dave is well known for his expertise and results-oriented strategies when it comes to social media. Trust me, this is someone you want on YOUR team… and not the “other guy’s” team.

Check out Dave’s blog post to find out more. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to hire a seasoned social media professional.