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Facebook Repositioning Towards E-commerce and Private Messaging- Newsfeed is going to get de-emphasized. Has to in the upcoming new world order where FB wants to focus on its “future is private” message as a backlash from all its data breach and much-publicized security/fake news problems.

The word from the mountain top: “As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than ever. That’s why I believe that the future is private. This is the next chapter for our services,” proclaimed FB boss Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at Facebook’s annual F8 conference.

The prospects of even more diminished reach for organic content on your client FB pages is obvious. My guess, some of you will shift to client group pages or newsletters. Problem with group pages is that hate speech won’t be visible to open market to diffuse. Added greater responsibility will be YOURS (not FB) to check EVERYTHING said on your client pages. ๐Ÿ‘ More


Most Breached Passwords- Really? Your Password Is Password? Small businesses are easy targets for hackers. And your clients give them keys to the biz with poor security choices.

The UK National Cyber Security Centre reports that โ€œ123456โ€, โ€œ123456789โ€, โ€œqwertyโ€, โ€œpasswordโ€ and โ€œ111111โ€ are the top five on a recently compiled list of the 100,000 most breached list. Yes 100,000 most broken, stolen and abused. We have a link to the list which includes most used names (Ashley & Michael) and musicians (Blink182 & 50cent) for passwords. ๐Ÿ‘ More


Faking International Travel- Fake news is everywhere and now it is in travel news. Mashable is reporting that: “Through some skillful Photoshops, elaborate planning, and careful posing, influencers almost manage to convince their followers that they’re really traveling to places like Italy and Japan.”

Why? To teach their followers not to trust everything they see on YouTube, Instagram, etc. Problem is not everybody “gets” it. And the influencers are “profiting” (gaining followers) from continuing to do it. What do you think? ๐Ÿ‘ More


Quora Pixel Integrates With Google Tag Manager- Pixels are tremendously useful little website tracking codes that provide so much useful marketing data. Whenever you can do more with pixels, the better off you are. So… adding Quora Pixel to your website using Google Tag Manager is a big plus. ๐Ÿ‘ More


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