Dropbox is a great application for sharing large files.  I use it every day, especially with our clients that we create short videos for.  These videos can be quite large files over 50mb which are impossible to email.

We save the video files to the Public Folder of Dropbox and then share the link to the client.  Problem is this link forces the client to ‘view’ the video in a browser but doesn’t give them the option to download and… Continue reading

Social Media Tourism Symposium Australia 2014

Last year Townsville missed out on hosting the Social Media Tourism Symposium to Woollongong.  The host city was voted on via a Facebook Page app.  Townsville only just missed out.

It’s on again, but this year Townsville is ready to claim the top job…

Stay tuned for information on how to submit your vote.

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You can now run sweepstakes or competitions directly on your Facebook Page timeline (conditions apply – https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php )…. so running a competition is now really easy and a great way to increase your Facebook Page Likes and engagement.

There’s just one problem, how to fairly pick a winner.  I’ve found that a company called WooBox provides a free and automatic way to select a winner from comments on your Facebook competition post.  Here are the instructions:

1. Login to Facebook… Continue reading

I’ve just wasted hours trying to find the solution to an error that I was receiving in my Facebook Power Editor.  When I’d go and “Upload Changes” I’d keep getting this error:-

I noticed there were a lot of people having the same problem so I thought I’d share the solution here.

It’s as simple as ‘clearing your browser’s cache’

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95582?hl=en

Let me know how this goes for you.  If you found this post valuable, I’d be really grateful… Continue reading

There are internet trolls out there that are re-creating individual’s Facebook Profile to spam or even worse.  They start by coping your Facebook Profile and then sending friend requests to all your friends, because they know you they will just accept the invite and not think anything of it.  I’m sure there’s a sinister motive behind all the work these hackers do and it can’t be good.

Or maybe you just want to hide your list of friends from spying… Continue reading

Setup and use a ‘RESTRICTED’ Friends’ List on Facebook

If you need to be a Facebook FRIEND to someone, but you don’t particularly want them to see all of your posts and you don’t want to see their posts, then you can add them to a “RESTRICTED” FRIENDS’ LIST on your Facebook personal Profile. Facebook Says:

When you add someone to your Restricted list, they’ll only be able to see your Public content or posts that you tag them in.… Continue reading

With the latest relaxing of the Facebook Competition rules, we can now run (although with some requirements) a competition directly on a Facebook Page.  For example “a winner will be randomly selected from the list of comments below this post”.

It’s not totally requirement free – see Facebook Promotion Guidelines for the fine print.

The problem arises with how to fairly select a random winner from a list of comments on a Facebook post.

Here’s just one way you can… Continue reading

Are you part of an network and you do a lot of corresponding via email?  There’s a few different strategies that you could use to keep the groups contact list up-to-date.  One basic way, is to create a MS Outlook Group and then share that group with the other network members.  (Although, this isn’t the best and most efficient way, it seems to be the most popular.)

The organiser of the network would create a Contact Group in their MS… Continue reading

Providing remote TeamViewer access

There are many collaboration programs out there.  But for ‘occasional’ use TeamViewer has a remote access feature that is free for non-commercial use.  Great if you have a friend who thinks they can login to your computer and fix any techie issues you have, [like setting up your domain emails on Outlook] , or even show you how to use a program you’re having problems with.

Here are the instructions for allowing secure remote access on… Continue reading

Want your Instagram photos to post to a Facebook Page?

I had a client that wanted to use Instagram to post images and videos to the Facebook Page, so I thought I’d share my instructions:-

When it comes to using Instagram for a Facebook business Page, it’s not a business account you use, it’s actually an individual thing connected to the individual’s personal Facebook profile.

Once you’ve set yourself up on your mobile with Instagram, you connect with your personal… Continue reading

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