• The Friday Scoop: Sneak Peek at Facebook Timeline, 5 Reads Worthy of Your Time and a True Web Diva of Sorts

    Welcome back to The Friday Scoop, my weekly report of what you need to know in marketing news and top picks that are actually worth your time to read.

    This week we’re taking a look at a sneak peek into Facebook’s new Timeline (a major overhaul to profiles), a good look at the latest battle between Facebook and Google+ and more. And, I’ll introduce you to a web diva who is not exactly a woman, but I broke the rules this week to showcase one of my top advisors (and friend).

    Facebook’s New Timeline

    This week at the F8 Conference, Facebook unveiled the new, big overhaul of profiles–the Timeline (the intro video with the SNL guy who played Mark in the Social Network movie, was hilarious).  I digress.  So the great Timeline has been revealed and its definitely a major overhaul–one that I think is finally a good overhaul.

    Facebook developers  have been given a sneak peek with the ability to switch over before the rest of you on 9/29 and I have to say, I’m impressed.

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  • Get Yourself Some Fancy Hands and Get Sh*t Done

    Fancy Hands Assistance ServicePardon my french, but I’m in love.  Fancy Hands is my new best friend for getting things done.  I spotted them when my good friend Ron Hudson liked their Facebook page.  As with everything Ron shares, I had to check it out.  Boy am I happy I did.

    Fancy Hands is a low-fee monthly service that gives you access to a team of people ready to complete specific tasks.  FH is just the gap-filler I’ve been looking for in my business.  Yes, I have an assistant (she rocks!).  I also have a dedicated team of coders, designers and such.

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  • The Friday Scoop: Facebook Friend Lists and Subscribe Button, 7 Reads Worthy of Your Time and a Web Diva You Need to Know

    The Friday Scoop Online Marketing NewsWelcome back to The Friday Scoop, my weekly report of what you need to know in marketing news and top picks that are actually worth your time to read :-)

    This week we’re taking a look at Facebook’s improved friend lists, the new Subscribe Button and what it means in your marketing, and the impending SSL requirement for all Pages with custom apps.  Also, meet a web diva you need to know if you want practical, savvy marketing advice.

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  • Google+ Buttons, Widgets and Beyond

    Maria Reyes-McDavis on Google PlusWhile Google+ is the new kid on the block in the neighborhood of social media, it’s causing quite a stir with predictions of successand failure coming from all sides. Obviously, its a bit premature to garner whether Google+ will become the next, better Facebook.  Focusing on that debate kind of misses the point.

    Whichever side you find yourself on, one thing is for sure, Google+ shows that Google has learned from its past social failures.  Not only are Google+ updates being added to real-time search results, it’s also safe to say Google+ is here to stay and what we see now is just the tip of the iceberg.

     So, if you’re looking to do the circles dance on Google+ these are some of our favorite tools.

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