October 2017 #ChatGram Recaps

  October 2017 #ChatGram Recaps October 2017 was action packed month of #ChatGram topics... Using Instagram for Your Events Exploring the Instagram App Holiday Time and Your Instagram Account Instagram Don'ts Check out the recaps for each one below and remember you join in the fun every Tuesday at 1PM ET/10AM PT on Twitter. October 3, 2017 - Using Instagram For Your Event On this #ChatGram, we chatted about and explored how we can use Instagram for an event. ...
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#ChatGram June 2017 Recaps

  #ChatGram June 2017 Recaps June 2017 marked a new exciting time for me because I launched my very own Twitter chat, #ChatGram, The Only Twitter Chat About Instagram. After poking for a while I discovered there wasn't an active Twitter chat about Instagram, I was shocked. With already so many Twitter chats out there dedicated to other aspects of social media marketing (Twitter, Snapchat, blogging, and etc) I wandered if there was even a demand. After doing some research there seem...
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Instagram December 2016 Updates

DECEMBER 2016 INSTAGRAM UPDATES Howdy Folks! Well, it looks like Instagram wanted to end 2016 with a bang with all of the updates and new features they have been rolling out over the last month. It's important to note that some of these haven't been fully rolled out yet, but they will be in the coming weeks. INSTAGRAM LIVE! I wanted to begin with the biggest new feature release and that is Instagram Live! When you go into Instagram Stories, there is now a Live component within Stories....
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Social Media Autobots

Social Media Autobots, I Hate Them All right folks, let's get real for a moment because I am going to have a heart-to-heart with y'all. I am going to be blunt here, I hate social media autobots. Yup, I hate them, hate them with a passion. If I see you using them, I will call you out on it. I even highlighted this in a past Instagram post. With that blunt statement now out of the way, some of you might be asking, what the bleep is a social media autobot? A social media autobot is autom...
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WatsonKS at Internet Librarian 2016

Internet Librarian 2016 Workshop: Media Monitoring and Dashboards Hey there folks, I am so exited to announce I'll be doing a workshop, "Media: Monitoring Tools & Dashboards" at Internet Librarian in Monterey, California on Sunday Oct. 16th 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. How do you track what people are saying about your organization or community? Or the industries you are following? Or the new technology you are thinking about implementing? Whether it’s for you or your clients, lea...
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Instagram Account Push Notifications

  Instagram Account Push Notifications When Should You Really Use Them? One of the hot items since the announcement of the Instagram algorithm, is account post push notifications. There has been much fear and uneasiness of the algorithm, that it’s going to be like Facebook algorithm, which is notorious for not allowing you to see all of your friends/family/page posts. This fear of missing out posts, helped to spread the viral post of turning on account post push notifications, on Mar...
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Instagram Algorithm

Instagram Algorithm My First Week Observations I know, I know, I know, someone posting another piece on the dreaded Instagram algorithm. The Instagram universe has been in an uproar since the announcement that it is changing the feed from a chronological order to an algorithm based feed, where a computer program sorts your feed into the order it thinks you will like. There has been much uneasiness since the announcement. This uneasiness probably helped fuel the fire on March 29th 2016, the...
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Stop The Annoying Following Facebook Comments

  Stop Posting The Annoying "Following" Comments To Facebook Posts One of the most annoying things we see on Facebook is people posting "following," or tagging themselves in the comments section of a post. People do this so they can get notifications and updates of the Facebook post as people comment on it. Among the reasons we find it irritating is the fact that it's so easily avoidable with a simple click. And it interrupts the flow of the conversation, especially after seeing severa...
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Google Plus Workshop: What it is, How it works, and Why I should be on it

Join Ken Watson for a Google Plus Workshop in Baltimore, MD on Wednesday April 2, 2014 Ken Watson of Watson Knowledge Services, LLC will be giving a Preconference Workshop at the 28th Annual AIIP Conference. The Workshop is being held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland USA from 8 am to 12 pm. This Google Plus Workshop is a guide where you will learn about setting up a profile, finding people to follow, creating posts, building a relationship with your fol...
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Google Plus Stream

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For those that are not happy about the new Google Plus column stream, there is an alternative. You can switch back to a single column stream by clicking on "More", then click on the single column view icon. It may give you a less chaotic look by switching back to the single column stream, but it does not have the old Google Plus stream feel. At first, I did not like the new Google Plus stream. I mainly did not like it because it was not playing well with my ADD. However, over the last day I am ...
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Google Plus Hangouts Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Hangout Keyboard Shortcuts Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts you can use while you are on a Google Hangouts. Google hangout keyboard shortcuts for PC ? – Shows help dialog Ctrl + e – Enable / Disable Camera Ctrl + d – Mute / Un-Mute Microphone Ctrl + g – Switch to primary speaker Ctrl + b – Show / Hide Chat section Ctrl + y – Set focus on Apps menu Del – Remove or Close a Hangout app Alt + 1 – Open your menu Google hangout keyboard shortcuts for Mac ? – Shows help...
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Special Characters For Social Media Posts

Are you looking for a way to dress up your social media post? Here is a list of special characters that can be used when creating a post on many social media sites. These special characters work on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Also keep in mind that these special characters require the use your number keypad (ALT + Number Pad.) ☺           ALt+1 ☻          ALt+2 ♥            ALt+3 ♦             ALt+4 ♣            ALt+5 ♠             ALt+6 ...
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Google Plus Extensions for Chrome

Whether you are new or experienced Google Plus user, here is a quick list of potential Chrome extensions to help enhance your Google Plus usage. Do Share http://goo.gl/owc0z Write and schedule your posts. Works for personal profiles as well as pages Extended Share for Google Plus http://goo.gl/mijZv Extends Google Plus to share to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many more Replies and more for Google Plus http://goo.gl/1Fdd7 Reply and Reply to Author links...
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Give-Back Intiative – Dress for Success Denver

  Ken Watson of Watson Knowledge Services was happy to help with the successful donation drive for the Dress for Success program at the 2013 AIIP Conference in Denver. "At the annual conference which was attended by more than 100 members of the international organization, the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) donated nearly $1,500 in cash along with clothing and accessories during AIIP's annual convention held in Denver, Colorado to the Dress for Success org...
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Facebook Search History

Facebook Search History We are always trying to protect ourselves by clearing out browser history, cache and so forth. But did you know that Facebook is storing your Facebook search history in the activity log? Good news, this is only visible to you. Bad news, if you leave computer on, or anyone gains access to your computer, they can instantly find your search history. This can lead to embarrassing questions such as, Honey, why are you looking up “I Love Justin Bieber” pages?   Here i...
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Pulse News APP

The Pulse App is by far one of my favorite news Apps. Pulse offers a wide variety of news sources with a slick and stylish design, and provides full integration with social networks. It also gives the ability to save and share articles with the aid of other Apps on your device. In the evenings while relaxing and watching TV I like to grab my Android phone and go directly to the Pulse App to check on the latest news that took place throughout the day. When I am scanning my news feed and fi...
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