Category: Tips and Stories

Facebook Graph Search: First use and suggestions on personalized searching

You can get very detailed in your search.
Facebook recommends a two-minute tour. The show you how to search for anything you’re into. Using simple phrases to explore connections makes it easy to receive personalized results that show details just for you. When you start searching, Facebook offers suggestions: (1) Photos of my friends and me; (2) Restaurants nearby; and (3) Music my... Read more »

Before I Graph Search I Facewash with this new Beta Facebook App

I like Digital Trends.  They offer product reviews and news about new trends for consumers who want to stay ahead of the game and enjoy the latest products and services in the technology arena.
Shame on me for not writing about Facewash[i] before Facebook Graph Search. I know you are all wondering what you can do to occupy yourself before Graph Search is launches on your Facebook page. If you trust this third party App[ii] you can search for anything other than what Facewash determines is “clean” content in... Read more »

Facebook Graph Search: How to protect your privacy and manage content issues

I do not have the Graph Search feature yet, but when I do, I will start searching my own page to locate content I want to highlight or delete.
Do not be alarmed when you hear about the new Facebook Graph Search feature. Today Graph Search is available in a very limited beta release. When you see reports in the news about Graph Search, look for comparisons with Google to appreciate the similarities. Like Google, you will be able to type a search to... Read more »

Settlement: Banks pay foreclosed homeowners but is it enough?

Will homeowners be satisfied with the recent settlement?
Part of a recent settlement, a $557 million offer of money and aid was made to homeowners alleging the big banks improperly foreclosed on their homes. The Federal Reserve probe into impropriety allegations should be quieted for the time being with the announcement of the $8.5 billion deal incorporated into a settlement among the Comptroller... Read more »

Reduce stress at work: avoiding solo practitioner syndrome with recess breaks

Have you heard about the “Solo Practitioner Syndrome” that can strike when least expected? Symptoms start with delusions about unreturned phone calls and e-mails. Eventually a cloud of stress looms over the lone professional working alone in an office or at home. Relax! Practice a few healthy distraction techniques (take recess!) during your day and... Read more »

2013 Marketing Plans: Increase in social media marketing

Janet works at ACME and she sees Good Firm's blog about a new service, and shows the article to a co-worker.
Content marketing plans should allocate more time to engage others in social networks and focus on publishing and distribution of organic content. Thank Google for making digital marketing easier in 2013. Recent search engine algorithm updates at Google are helping level the playing field so Main Street businesses are more competitive in Internet marketing. The... Read more »

Still single: Loving the holidays before it gets crazy

I just turned 37 this month and the pressure is on! If I want to get married and have kids soon there is no time like the present to start looking for a wife and future mother of my beautiful children. In the meantime, I have enjoyed being single and the benefits this age allows.... Read more »

Your 2013 digital marketing plan: avoid five common pitfalls

2013 is the year to change the way you perceive social networking and digital marketing! They key to success is your engaging with your friends and followers. Do not post and run. Would you walk up to someone at a networking event and tell him or her all about you then turn around and walk... Read more »

Love Lawyer: Corri Fetman on talking about divorce during holidays

Are you in the middle of a divorce this holiday season? You can avoid a several pitfalls by preparing for family events and holiday parties. Not everyone may know about your divorce, and some who do could know through gossip, and what he or she “knows” could be false. Talking about the divorce is good... Read more »

Innovative Lawyering: Nicole Sartori introduces The Fox Valley Law Center located in a mall!

Clients often fear lawyers. Why? Legal matters affecting our lives cause stress. When stressed clients hire lawyers, they rely on them to resolve their issues. Attorneys often agree that clients nod and say they understand the process and relationship, when the reality may be that a client does not want to seem uneducated and overwhelmed... Read more »