So Are You Using Pinterest Yet? A Nightly News Report

If you have been thinking about using Pinterest for fun or business here is a short video report on this new and famous social networking site.  Note that if you are using it for business the interesting demographics of who is using the site. View the video and tell me what you think.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

 

Will Google + Grab Facebook Followers?

As I sat at my computer attempting to absorb the changes on my Facebook profile and home page I was like a deer caught in the headlights. I sat with amazement feeling l was invading someone’s privacy as I looked at the ticker tape CNN style newsfeed on my right. But that’s a minor concern. I needed to know how the changes would impact my business plans Facebook.

Then I saw an announcement, from one  of my Facebook friends about a webinar on Google +. I am ready to learn. I will not abandon Facebook yet but I like having more than one hole to go to for sharing possible business activities. Will Google + help me when I am ready to launch my Ebay training webinars? Will Google+ help with other business ventures?

What about you? Can Google + be a nice alternative when you tire of Facebook? Will other baby boomers start populating the site?

Here is an excellent blog post about Google+ and how it may attract many members currently on Facebook with a business. I just hope that the navigation is easy. Anything wrong with that or am I showing my age?

How to Prepare Your Business for Google +

15 Facebook Etiquette Tips Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Is it really ok to share too much information on Facebook? Can you embarrass your grandchildren on Facebook? What about stalking someone’s profile? Wow, this post, 15 Facebook Etiquette Tips Every Baby Boomer Should Know has some timely tips.

Did You Know That You Can Get The Phone Contacts For Your Facebook Friends?

Did you know that you can get the phone numbers of all your Facebook friends? Well, I was just reading about it and decided to test the instructions. The instructions worked but there was a minor change so I present to you what works as of today.

Step 1. Sign on to your Facebook account

Step 2. Go to the top right and click on ACCOUNT

Step 3. Click on the option EDIT FRIENDS

Step 4.  Go to the top left and click on CONTACTS.

What will appear to the right will be all your contacts with their phone numbers.

Just promise me that you don’t use this information to spam, spank or scold your friends. (But I know everyone reading this would never do that. Also, note that if you do not want your phone information in Facebook then replace it with a number you don’t mind having online.

Top Bloggers Named by Boomer Diva Nation Organization Founded by Beverly Mahone

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series James Taylor

Beverly Mahone and Boomer Diva Nation has done it again! They are constantly bringing attention to the powerful, prolific and profound impact that baby  boomers make in the social media world.

Take a few minutes to read the special press release about on the Top Bloggers named by the Boomer Diva Nation!

I am very proud to be on the list. It is a wonderful honor. It also motivates me to keep blogging.

PS Please visit and post a comment on each of the blogs. Here is the link again to the top bloggers named by Boomer Diva Nation

Should Politicians Use Social Media?

I was able to listen to a C-Span broadcast tonight while working on social media and the role of politics. The presentation brought up some challenging ethical and legal issues. Whereas, I would just delete a comment that was spam or had foul language can a politician do that? Is it going against free speech?

I think that they suggestion to create a policy is something that baby boomer experts who know social media can contribute to.

Here is a recording of the conference presentation on social networking and politics.

Facebook Fan Page Review-Gurus for Hire

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

Do you need a Guru? This informative and innovative fan page named Gurus For Hire might be the answer to your Guru needs. As soon as you enter the page you are able to see the expertise of the techi behind the page, Kevin Davis.

He is the second person in the Blog Challenge who is using the powerful “Welcome Tab”. This tab allows you to put in html code plus more. Kevin’s page tempts you with a engaging opt in opportunity. Of course I did not want to be left out. I want those tips that are offered exclusivly for those who “like” this powerful page.

His wall is the best I have ever seen. He has included an image with his contact information plus an offer for a free consultation. Now, just studying the things that he has done on this page is a course in itself.

So, enough said. My fellow babyboomers go and soak up the information on this Fan Page. You will not regret it!

PS Kevin I am waiting for you to add more videos to your excellent video tab on Facebook Fan pages. (A se;fish request)

Facebook Fan Page Review-Jeanne Kolenda

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

Jeanne kolenda has a powerful Facebook Fan Page that includes invitations to informative webinars as constant business tips. It is called

Business Training Team.

Here is the goal of this Fan Page:
Our goal is to provide quality training on-line for business and sales profiessionals on a wide variety of topics from customer service to internet marketing to Microsoft Office. We are here to help you DISCOVER SUCCESS!

There are currently 106 people that LIKE  this fan page. Let’s try to increase the the number to 200. There is an upcoming event scheduled for June 22, 2010 and one discussion topic on Using Facebook to Gain an Edge with Negotiations. You have an opportunity to start other discussions.

I am excited about the company overview of the site. I am not going to tell you because I want you to go there and read it for yourself. But I wlll assure you that if you want to tap into a gold mine of business information and wealth building skills please go and hand out on this Facebook Page.

Facebook Fan (Like) Page-Career Coach by Kevin Thompson

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

Are you thinking about changing careers or need help in the career you are in? Well, if you are consider visiting Kevin Thompsons Facebook Page.

(Please note that the Facebook Pages are behind the scenes. You will see the postings on the wall but they differ from the main Facebook chatter. It is usually niched for business.)

He knows about career transitions. He is a  social media expert and trainer in topics that include Team Building. But he is also trained as a hospital administrator. Economic dramas have exposed him to various opportunities to get re-tooled and gain expertise in new areas as a baby boomer.

His Facebook page is evolving and I encourage you to start more discussions for him and others to address.