Surprise, Facebook Lied to it’s Developers Too

So guess what, not only does Facebook not respect it’s users, it screws developers too. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony [sic] security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday. Basically Facebook charged extra to be ‘verified’ then […]

More on Not Being the Customer

I wrote a while ago about not using services with no business model, but I’m even more wary of sites and services where I am not the customer. That’s any ad based site like say, Facebook. Yes I am a begrudging user of Facebook, but I’m not their customer. I give them no money to […]

Drawing a Line with Social Media

It’s not news to anyone that social media is everywhere. We’re all on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, Gowala…at what point does it all this sharing of our life become too much? How much do we let our personal and business life become intertwined? This is an especially poignant question for freelancers who do business under […]

WordPress Stackexchange Question of the Week – November 1 – 7

This week’s instalment is a bit self serving, I answered the question. Ever wanted to add a custom image to your single blog posts that show up on Facebook? If you’re already using post thumbnails (featured images) then it’s entirely possible with a line of conditional code in your header and some extra code in […]

Wasting Time with Social Networking

Unless you have had your head in the sand you have heard of social networking. Social networking is the big craze right now. Many people would tell you that if you’re not using social networks with your business your missing out on customers. There are people that make their entire living teaching you how to […]

Build Some Social Capital First

Over the last few years social media has become a huge item for both personal users and business alike. Most people have a facebook profile. Many people and businesses now even have a twitter accout. But not everyone yet. I was recently asked to do some social media consulting for a business. They wanted to […]

Using Social Media to Market your Business

Most people out there now have profiles in a number of social media networks. From Facebook to Twitter most of us are familiar with social media and how it can help us connect with people. It is also possible to use the power of social media to find new clients, but how. It’s in the […]