Using your cell phone to take photos?

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I love to take photos but was unaware of the risk involved when you take photos with your cell phone and post them online (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Unless you go into the GPS settings and turn off the tracking option, the location of the photo you just took is visible to the public.

Take a look at these videos that sum up the risks and offer solutions to the problem.

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Live from Twitter : Social Media replaces TV for good reason

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When earthquakes and tsunami’s hit –back away from your tv and turn to social media. You’ll get real live people with stories about hope, success, challenges and yes, deaths and tragies. You’ll get a better understanding of the big picture and not just the blood and tears that TV is apt to toss our way.

Blogs and microblogging (like Twitter) are close  to the action and the true heart of the matter. In Hey From Japan, we learn about the earthquake and the preparations that surrounded it. Is my family ok? Do the phones work? Is my house safe to go into? The unfolding story is news. True news.

Sadly, TV dwells on the blood, guts and gore which tends to disconnect us from the living and breathing people and their stories on the other end.

TimeOutTokoyo has regular updates about blackout times, hospitals, radiation levels, evacuation radius, transportation and train schedules, and other concerns that remind us of the chaos they are living through.

This headline by  Dave Ewing was found in a Tweet but not in a newspaper “Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and government building codes. “ Mainstream media wants to talk about death tolls and injuires. Too bad for us!

Resources:

TimeoutTokoyo

Hey From Japan

Dave Ewing

Simple Steps on Getting Noticed

A Special Touch:

Last month, I was the recipient of a book titled, Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg. The book was sent to me by Random House (for free) along with 2 bags of Dove chocolates (dark and milk chocolate!). In the package was a letter telling me to enjoy the book and the chocolates. I was so impressed with the book and chocolate I think I’ve told over a dozen people. Random House has sent me books in the past which I’ve read and passed on but this was a really special.

Share and Share Alike:

In cliffnotebooks.com, the author shares her cliff notes on Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk In addition to her thoughts, she includes a video interview with Gary and Scobelizer discussing social media. Gary offers great information about business, social media, expectations, work ethics and how he made them all work for him.

One Stop Viewing:

I found a site called TubeMogul, it’s like a clearinghouse with statistics tracking all those who view your material. It’s free and organized in a way that will help you remember where you’ve posted, what your passwords are and who’s been looking at your stuff.

Connecting with social networks as a way to learn, listen and grow is an ongoing lesson. Deciding to focus on Facebook or LinkedIn, spend time on Twitter or a little bit of each depends on your audience. The best way to get attention is to mix and match the tools you use and Be Present!

Put Your Fingers on the Keyboard:

The time is now to create a blog, or sign up on a social network site, check into existing videos on YouTube and Flickr and start reading. You’ll soon find a site that you enjoy reading and want to bookmark. When that happens, be sure to click the links on that page as well. And when people write in, follow their links. That’s where the networking begins. Pose a question and you’ll be amazed at the help you’ll get … just be sure to listen and respond!