Over lunch the other day, a friend and I were discussing how much Facebook has changed. “It’s really frustrating! These days, my news feed is overrun with updates I don’t want to see.” I had the same feeling. Remember a time before Facebook was 1.3 billion users strong? And Facebook showed us a Live Feed about what our friends where up to? And Facebook wasn’t completely focused on showing us the…

These days managing a social media presence is a normal part of daily life. Social and professional networking sites are great resources for content, career research, meeting new people, and staying current in your industry. Everyone is online, so it makes sense that your audience is made up of friends, colleagues, and even potential professional contacts. It’s essential to manage your social media presence in a way that complements both…

  The way we present or promote ourselves on social media is becoming an important part of our regular lives. Whether you’re using your profiles for professional or personal reasons, it’s important to create engaging updates. You might have great content, but if you fail to get your message across in a compelling way then you won’t be able to reach people in the way you want. Posting interesting facts,…

Your Facebook status updates say more about your personality than you think.   According to a recent study published at PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania think they’ve found a way to make predictions about your personality based on your Facebook status updates. The scientists, headed by H. Andrew Schwartz, examined the  language used on 75,000 profiles and discovered differences varying by age, gender, and even personality, which allowed them…