Social Media Slice for Thursday, July 12, 2018

From Shopping Bags to scooters, to RDPs and the Dark Web, we have it covered today. SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers and Small Business Owners doing their own marketing.


Marketing your client’s products just became a bit easier on Instagram. It is expanding Shopping Bag icon access for Stories to all brands! Clicking a small shopping bag icon on a specific product within an image lets users view more product info such as item description, pricing or links to the brand’s website. Easier than a funnel? More


Rental scooters. Be on the look out for startup companies in big cities near you. Could be potential clients who need someone with social media skills and local contacts to spread the word. And improve municipal relations. More



$10. That is all it takes for a hacker to infiltrate SMB online business activities. Remote Desktop Protocols are being sold on the Dark Web. RDPs are designed to let “authorized users” conveniently access another computer system remotely. Here are steps to protect your client. More


Flying to China soon? Marriott hotel chain is testing facial recognition technology in its check-in process at two separate hotels in Hangzhou and Sanya. Should speed up the process. But are you giving up privacy boundaries? More

And… if you are looking for a marketing promotion for your small business today: National Simplicity Day and Wild About Wildlife Month.

Published by Anthony Scialis, Social Media Content Creator

My name is Anthony Scialis and I used to be a newspaper writer. For over 40 years I covered the business and entertainment beats for community newspapers & magazines. Now, I use research & writing experience to provide Small Business Owners with customer-centric information. I assist with writing blogs and tweets, freeing up small biz owners to focus on what they enjoy and do best— run their businesses.

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