8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
Posted by Mylan Roland
8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
Posted by Mylan Roland
Not to sure about you, but the rest of us are mainly
drinking composers that have a music problem. In this case, an addiction
to Facebook. We aren’t the originators of this article, but merely sharing
for the overall good of Face-kind (81% of the planet that uses Facebook).
Here are 5 Awesome new shares to try on your next login…. Or not!
Did you know that Facebook released Nearby Friends which tells you where you friend’s location is, and recently, Facebook is letting you make payments through Facebook Messenger. But did you know that Facebook keeps an archive of everything you have ever put on the social network, even stuff you’ve deleted before? Would you like to get a copy of this back?
We’ll show you how you can do this, plus a few other things — like how to make a donation to charity organizations, and save interesting stuff you find on your news feed to read later — you didn’t know you could do via/on Facebook.
Did you know that you can donate to nonprofit organizations via their Facebook page? So far it is a small list of 19 organizations that include the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund and Malaria No More among others. To make your contributions go to their page, click on More right below the cover photo and choose Donate Now.
Enter your donation amount and payment information. Choose to make this a one-time donation or a recurring one then click Donate. 100% of your donations go to the nonprofit organization of your choice.
Have you ever wanted to retrieve certain information that you have accidentally deleted off Facebook? Well, you can. Simply go to your Facebook Settings page and click the Download a copy of your Facebook data link.
Click Start My Archive (in green) and enter your Facebook password when asked. Click Submit.
You will see this prompt box, and will need to click Start My Archive again. Wait for Facebook working for a few minutes and send you an e-mail containing download link for your data. Before you can download it, you will be prompted for your password again. Here is the kind of data you would expect from this download.
Every time you open your Facebook you will get a lot of news in your timeline. While most of them may be of interest to you, you might not have time to read them all. Chances are, once you’ve passed them, you won’t be able to find them again (unless they are heavily shared by everyone). To help you with this, use the Save option. It is found in the list of options under the dropdown button.
You can save items like links, places, movies, TV, music etc to check out later when you have the time. All your saved items will listed as “Saved”, which you can access from the left sidebar of your news feed.
If you use Google Calendar to schedule all your important events but also have plenty of goings-on on Facebook, here’s how you can synchronize your Facebook Calendar with your Google Calendar to keep all your events in the same place.
First of all, go to the Facebook Event, you will see several events that involve you there. Then look at the bottom right corner of the page, you will find links Upcoming Events and Birthdays.
Right-click either one and select “Copy Link Address” or “Copy Link Location”.
Now go to Google Calendar. On the left side of the page there is the “Other Calendars” option, click the dropdown arrow button and select “Add by URL”.
Paste the link you copied earlier from Facebook, and click “Add Calendar”. When the process complete, you can see the Calendar that you have imported appear in your Google Calendar.
Did you know that you could convert your personal Facebook profile into a fan page? This way you can keep all your friends and followers rather than start from scratch.
To do this, first go to Profile to Page Migration. Then, choose a category for your Page. On the next page, select a subcategory and fill in required information. Lastly, click Get Started and follow the instructions provided. That’s it.
Note that this conversion is permanent, so it is better that you download a copy of your Facebook data (see #2 above) before you start migrating anything.
If you’ve gone online recently and HAVEN’T seen a viral video, we’re amazed. Video marketing is a powerful way to get your brand’s message across. If a picture is worth a thousand words, imaging what you can say in a video!
Don’t be fooled, an appealing website is a must-have for a business, especially a small business. Often times, the first thing people see is a fresh and innovative web design that will both attract and convert potential customers. You can’t complain about that.
Your online reputation can determine the fate of your business with a single negative comment. Why take chances? This is where social intelligence comes in – it allows us to manage, monitor, and address all aspects of your online reputation.
Running a business is hard work, but you can’t let your social presence lack because of it. That’s where we come in – to do the heavy lifting (typing) on all your social media platforms. Trust us, we’ve found a way to mix business with pleasure. We enjoy what we do and we want to help!
~ TSP Online
Another super kewl article I discovered. Im such an information junkie! But, one persons junk is another’s treasure. That said, Hope you enjoy!
What Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, and Mark Zuckerberg Have in Common
Posted by Mylan Roland
When I came across this article, I was drawn to it because seven (7) sounded doable. You may be laughing, but I’m so serious! As we get older and continuously moving towards being established our time has to make sense. Hopefully, you will find the core value of different ways “we” hold ourselves back.
For many of us, productivity is the most important working quality we can actively improve. Being more productive means you’ll get more work done. For the young professional, that means being more likely to get a raise and earn a promotion. For the emerging entrepreneur, that means driving more growth for the business. For the busy salesperson, that means hitting goals early and having more time to spend with family.
There’s a misconception that in order to be more productive, you just have to work harder. You have to bury yourself in your work, work longer hours, and take fewer breaks–but this can actually be counterproductive. The truth is, most of us have long-term habits that are ruining our chances at improving our productivity, and these are some of the most common:
1. Making the Internet Available. It’s a sad fact that yes, there are some tasks that will require you to use the Internet. However, making the Internet openly available for your perusal is a productivity death trap we’ve all fallen into more than once. You open a tab to access your online accounting software, but decide to open another tab and check on Facebook. You do some research on your next proposal and end up doing a bit of research on what to eat for dinner tonight. These little wanderings don’t take much time in the moment, but added up throughout the day, they can accumulate to rob you of an hour or more. Your best bet is to disconnect the Internet entirely, but a safe alternative is restricting your own access either by avoiding certain sites or only allowing access during specific periods of the day.
2. Opening the Communication Floodgates. If you’re like most workers, you have at least three or four communication channels to pay attention to, including your phone, your email, and an instant messenger program. Leaving all these on, or checking them near-constantly, is ruining your productivity. It might seem like checking your email every 15 minutes helps you “stay on top of things,” but in reality, it breaks your focus and occupies time that could be better spent actively working on something. To remedy this, designate specific “communication periods” throughout the day where you catch up on emails and messages, and turn off notifications during all other times.
3. Attending Too Many Meetings. Meetings are team-based productivity killers. They bring too many people in for a conversation that takes too long, ends up getting nowhere, and probably wasn’t even necessary in the first place. If you’re the one calling the meetings, just stop. Carefully evaluate whether or not the meeting is absolutely necessary, and try to keep their lengths to a minimum. If you’re being invited to too many meetings, have honest conversations about the appropriateness of your inclusion. Ask critical questions about the nature of each meeting, and request an agenda if they really are necessary for you to attend so they can stay on track.
4. Working Through Breaks. Working through your breaks is a short-term and frankly, short-sighted solution to improve productivity. Spending an extra half-hour working through your lunch instead of taking a walk away from your computer does get you an extra half-hour of work done, but it also robs you of the opportunity to decompress and reevaluate your to-do list. Spending that half-hour relaxing can actually make the second half of your day far more productive, more than making up for the paltry amount of time you spent away from your desk.
5. Forgetting to Set Priorities. It’s easy to get swept up in a whirlwind of tasks and responsibilities. You respond to an email, jump to a co-worker’s desk, take a phone call, and then jump into a task you just thought of. Before you know it, the day is over and you still haven’t touched your “important” work. Setting and organizing priorities properly, far in advance, can help you resolve this problem. With a clear priority system, you can successfully determine which tasks truly demand your attention–and which ones can be ignored for now.
6. Refusing to Try a New System. Many of us sabotage our own productivity potential simply because we’re so deeply ingrained in a system we’ve relied on for years. You have a set routine, a set system, and you’re afraid to change it because it’s worked alright up until now. If you want to truly maximize your productivity, you’ll have to experiment with new processes, new routines, and small tweaks that may or may not work out for the better. Eventually, you will find better systems that allow you to be more productive.
7. Failing to Learn From Your Mistakes. If you try a certain approach for a certain task and it results in you spending three hours accomplishing a relatively simple goal, it makes sense that you should try a different approach the next time the task arises. All too often, we fail to learn from mistakes that cost us precious time, and we become doomed to repeat those mistakes ad infinitum.
If you find yourself committing one or more of these acts of sabotage, take comfort in the fact that you aren’t alone. These seven productivity plagues are all too common in modern work culture, and they can manifest without you ever noticing. However, now that you know their effects, you can take proactive measures to eliminate their influence from your working life.
Credits: Business Insider Post: Mylan Roland