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Should You Use Facebook's Business Manager?

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Should You Use Facebook's Business Manager?

What I'm referring to, obviously, is the new Business Manager tool on Facebook that has replaced the old "grey page" for those who manage their own and others' Facebook pages. Agencies, I'm looking at you.

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There is Life After Death, At Least on Facebook

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There is Life After Death, At Least on Facebook

Did you know that 10,000 Facebook users die every day on average? Believe it or not, it's true. What happens to their accounts once they've gone to their great reward? Well, until recently there were only two options. 

life after death

If Facebook didn't know someone was dead, anyone with their login and password could get into the account and delete it (or whatever other macabre plans they had in mind). If Facebook did know they were dead, the account got locked down but remained on the site, essentially becoming a forever-more social memorial to the deceased. Now that's a bit macabre.

Your Social Heir
Facebook has made some bonehead decisions over the year (you know it's true!), but this time they got it right. They now will let any user pick someone to become the manager of their account after they have passed from this world.

This option is only available in the US for now, but it's rolling out to all users soon. If you don't want to pick a Facebook heir, you can alternately choose to have your account deleted when you die, something that also wasn't possible before.

To choose your "legacy contact", just go to your security settings - that's under the little upside-down arrow at the top right of your page, if you've never gone there before - and choose someone to take over upon your demise. Or choose for your account to be deleted. If you choose a legacy contact, they have to also be a Facebook user.

Keeping it Not Weird
The whole "memorialized account" thing was weird enough by itself, but use some discretion if you pick a legacy contact. Your cousin Ed with the really strange sense of humor probably isn't your best bet here. Do you really want your online life to go forward after you're gone, especially if it goes on in an extremely bizarre way? Probably not.

Personally, I think I'd choose to delete my account. Or at least pick a relative that I know I could trust to have some common sense and decency. But that's just me. Maybe you want to have an online afterlife that freaks people out. If that's you're thing, more power to ya. 

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Socialty is a full-service social media marketing and social recruiting agency in Chicago.  We create content, websites, blog posts, email marketing and strategic marketing plans for small and medium size businesses. Our social recruiting team helps you attract talented candidates via social media outlets.  Socialty connects you to your audience and potential employees.  We'll keep you social while you carry on with your business.  Keep Social and Carry On!

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Start Using the Facebook Call to Action Button - NOW!

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Start Using the Facebook Call to Action Button - NOW!

What do you consider the most important component to your blog, articles, and social media posts?

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The Death of Google Plus, the Social Network that Wasn't

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The Death of Google Plus, the Social Network that Wasn't

Before we go any further, the answer in short is don't leave Google Plus if you're a business, and don't be afraid to start a new profile either. I'll explain why below, but in case you don't know the backstory, here it is.

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The 6 Best Ways to Utilize Social Media to Connect with Potential Employers

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The 6 Best Ways to Utilize Social Media to Connect with Potential Employers

The social recruiting trend has gone through the roof in the last couple of years, so much so that minding your social profiles and protecting your online reputation has become not so much an "extra" but a necessity. The majority of companies, large and small, are checking Facebook and Twitter at a minimum to gauge their potential new hires as a "social background check".

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How to Start Using Social Media to get Your Dream Job

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How to Start Using Social Media to get Your Dream Job

No matter how good you think you are at something, someday someone will prove you wrong. This is particularly true when it comes to finding a job.

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How to Win at Social: 5 Things Your Small Business Should Do On Social Media

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How to Win at Social: 5 Things Your Small Business Should Do On Social Media

Your Facebook profile is a thing of beauty. You’re following all the right people on Twitter (and they’re following you back!). Your LinkedIn company profile is complete and you’ve posted quality content that got you noticed. Congratulations! You are winning at social media, sort of.

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The Changing Face of Social Media

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The Changing Face of Social Media

Social media is an ever changing beast.  Change or die, we say!  New sites pop up daily that might to be similar to what’s already out there, while others are a new concept altogether.  It is always important to keep up and stay ahead of those sites.

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It's a Brand New Day...

This has been a very exciting past few days for myself (Marina C.).  I've launched a new company called Socialty Inc.   

Socialty Inc. helps businesses manage their social media campaigns and online reputation management (ORM).  We will create and manage your social media following on several sites including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc... We will brand your social media sites to match and run parallel to your existing websites.  Personalized social media will keep your fans and followers interested in your services and attract new ones in the process.

Info:

Socalty Inc.

1523 Plainfield Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

www.socialtyinc.com

facebook.com/socialtyinc

@socialtyinc

http://www.linkedin.com/company/socialty-inc-

marina@socialtyinc.com

Keep Social and Carry On!

 

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