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Have you ever bought souvenirs for your family and friends while traveling? Of course you have, who hasn't. If you're like me, I don't just like to pick the cheapest souvenir, when choosing I like to pick things everyone will like which can sometimes take time. Well, NineMags has found a solution for that and made it very simple.

You can now create your own personalized souvenir magnets from your Instagram photos to share your most precious memories with loved ones and it's for a reasonable price. For only $14.99 you get to create 9 magnets form your choice of Instagram photos and shipping is free worldwide. The site is very simple to use, and you can place your order in a few steps.

To create your own magnets:
1. Vist NineMags.com.


2. Click "Log in with Instagram" and enter your credentials.
3. Add your default billing and shipping address under "Account Dashboard" by clicking "Edit Address" under each area. This way your account information is set up in advanced.


4. Click on "Instagram Magnets" at the top of the page to start.
5. Select your photos by clicking on "Add". You'll see your select being displayed on the right side.


6. Click on "Add to my order" after you select all 9 photos.


Now you're taken to the checkout page, from here you have the option to change the quantity of your order. This is great if you want to order several sets of the same photos.



You can also click on Edit if you want to change your selection. This will take you back to the previous page where you can choose the new photos, or you can click on Delete to start over.

Anyway you look at it, it's a great way to share your memories with everyone.

Start sharing now!




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This means that you’ll have the ongoing training you need to implement all the latest social media network with fellow marketers just like you. No longer do you need to wonder how your peers are tackling the same struggles you are. With the Society, you can easily connect with other marketers, share experiences and support one another. marketing tactics that matter.

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Here’s the cool part. Everything takes place online! We created the Society to be simple and accessible for busy marketers like you. You can attend the training sessions and interact with other marketers from the comfort of your office chair–wherever you are in the world!

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Here’s a “behind the scenes” tour of the Social Media Marketing Society.

If you noticed, after recently upgrading your Facebook mobile app you now have some annoying sounds every time you refresh your feed, post or interact in other activities. 

As always these are preferences you can manage and turn on, or off depending on your liking. If you have an iPhone, follow these steps to turn them off:

1. Navigate to the Settings area in your mobile app.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Sounds.
4. Slide to turn off In-App Sound.

From an Android do the following:

1. Go to the three-lined icon at the top right.
2. App Settings
3. Sounds
4. Slide it off.


And in those simple steps you have a soundless app again :)

What else would you like to know about any app or social channel? Let me know in the comment section, who knows your question may generate my next post. 


Well late last night I was asked "how do I repost something on Instagram?". My answer was you can't. As some of you may have noticed already you can't really repost by just tapping a button like on other social networks. The only way to repost from the app itself is to screen capture the photo, crop it and then upload it. The only problem with this is that you take the chance to offend the original poster since it looks like you're taking the credit for their photo. That's not the reputation you want to have online, remember hashtags and comments go alonnnnggggg way online.

So is there a better way to repost on Instagram? I'll answer that with a common phrase that surfaced after the app store made it's appearance "there's an app for that". Actually there are several apps for this, but I'll just mention one in this post as I think it's the one with the most free options. 

It's called Repost for Instagram. The free version has very similar features as Instagram with the exception of liking or following users. For those two features you'll have to purchase the Pro version for $0.99... Still not bad. 

With the free version you can:
  • Repost any photo
  • Search by user or hashtag
  • View your feed
  • View your following/followers list
  • View the photos you've liked


The app is very intuitive and very similar to Instagram so if you're a user you shouldn't have any problems figuring it out. But just in case, here is a short recap to help you out. 

First of all as any app that integrates with a social network you'll be able to sign in using your existing credentials and you'll need to authorize the app in order for it to repost on your behalf. After that it's very simple. 

1. Use either the Home tab or search to find photos then tap on Repost

This will take you into Instagram where you can use any of the filters or features to enhance the photo. 

2. Tap on Next when you're ready to continue. 

3. Enter your photo caption and tap Share. Just remember at this point you're in Instagram so you can use the other features of the app as you usually do.

Notice the app adds a hashtag, the original poster's Instagram name and the app name for credit.


Instagram will then add the photo on your profile. As you see, the photo will show the Repost symbol at the bottom of the photo with the original poster's Instagram name. You'll only see this on the version of the photo on your profile. 



Not bad for a free app, it's pretty simple and works very well. 

Remember also that for $0.99 you can also like photos and start following users from within Repost for Instagram




So yes, you can repost photos posted on Instagram just not within the Instagram app. Hopefully Instagram will add this feature later on, but in the meantime I think this is a pretty good option. 

What else would you like to know about any app or social channel? Let me know in the comment section, who knows your question may generate my next post. 

Thanks to @PaleoJo (paleojo.com) for asking this question and helping generate this post. 

Repost away!




Yes, you can. You can unfollow statuses, photos, videos, links, and I think pretty much anything else. The trick is that you won't see the Unfollow Post from the wall (pretty soon called timeline). You have to access just that piece of information to see it, and with that I mean if it's something like a photo or video you'll need to click on it to display it.

If it's a link or status you'll need to click on the notification.
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You'll then see the Unfollow Post link like in this example:

What I've noticed though is that you either have to be the person who posted the information or you've left a comment on someone else's post in order to see the Unfollow Post. Oh and don't worry, if you ever want to reverse the action you can always go back to the post and click Follow Post.

Now since in Facebook several things work together, if you still see notifications for things you've unfollowed, check your notification settings.

Hope this little tip helps in cutting down the notifications on those pesky post. Let me know what else you would like to know in the comment section.


 
You probably are and that's because Facebook just launched a couple of days ago a new subscription feature available for personal profiles that let's you subscribe to your friends updates. When you subscribe to updates you are actually deciding what information is shown on your newsfeed for each friend. Unfortunately when they turned this feature on you ended up subscribed to a slew of friend's which is now causing a slew of notifications.
So now it's up to you to decide what information you want to view on your newsfeed, and subscribe or unsubscribe. Just keep in mind, if you unsubscribe to a friend you won't see any updates on your newsfeed.
Here's how you can update your subscriptions:
1. Click Subscriptions.

2. Click Friend Subscriptions.



3. Click Subscribed.

4. Checkmark how many updates you want to view. 

  • All updates: Like word says ALL your friend posts
  • Most updates:  Equivalent to what you see today
  • Important updates only: Stuff like new job, or move

5. Checkmark or uncheck the kind of updates you want to view (status, life events, photos and videos, comments and likes, or other activities).

If you don't want to see any updates for certain friends then select Unsubscribe.

Hope this helps you! Let us know what else you would like to know about Facebook in the comment section.



To me, to be a great blogger means you love to write and share, you have knowledge of something, you probably have a pretty good sense of humor and wit, and of course good writing skills, but most importantly to me, you have a passion.

It's just not about writing about a random thought, it's not about writing just about something you see. To me it takes a passion and love to something that is so great that you must share it with others. It's like a burning sensation that needs to flow out of your body, and the only way out is through your thoughts and words.

It may be a passion for teaching, maybe a passion for sharing, for politics, for beauty, for animals, but it definitely needs to exist with in you, in your heart and soul.


What do you think makes someone a great blogger? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

If you're reading this post is because you've heard a little bit about Google+ and of course you want to know more. After all it's a Google product, right?

Well I've compiled a series of videos that will give you quick look at the different features offered in Google+ such as Circles, Hangouts, Sparks, and Instant upload.





The New Google Social Network-- Google+ Project -- Why It will be a Success??

The Google+ project: Explore Settings




The Google+ project: Explore Hangouts

The Google+ project: Circles

The Google+ project: Explore Sparks


The Google+ project: Explore Mobile

I personally can't wait to beta test it, hopefully I get my invite soon. I'm especially looking forward to Hangouts, what about you?

Do you see yourself using Google+ in the future, or will Facebook continue to dominate your social network world?


By now almost everyone knows how to show themselves offline to all their friends, but do you know how to do that for a specific friend list? Yup! You can do that.

Before I show you how, let's first set it up so you can hide and unhide yourself at any given moment. These few clicks will lessen the steps for you later.


Let's add the Friend Lists in your Chat window:


1. Click Chat.
2. Click Friend Lists.




3. Click the list you want to make available in the chat window. Do this for all your Friend Lists.




Now to make yourself available or unavailable you just click the moon icon corresponding to the Friend List you want to make yourself available or unavailable too. The moon icon will change to green when you're online for that list.




So you see, it's just a few clicks and viola! You're hidden from stalker! JK :)


From here on, all you need to do is click the moon icon corresponding to the Friend List you want to talk too or hide yourself from. Not bad, huh?


What other tips would you like to know about Facebook Chat? Let us know in the comment section.



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With all the Facebook changes going on have you noticed that the pages you've liked are no longer listed as they were in the Info section? Well look no further.... I have the solution to not only find the pages you've liked but also the pages you have in common with your friends.

To find the pages you've liked, search for Pages and select Facebook Pages from the results.


You'll be taken to the Facebook Pages Home Page. All you have to do is click My Pages on the top right corner of the page to access the pages you've liked.


The list of the pages you've liked will be displayed, just scroll to view more.


From the Facebook Pages Home Page you'll see on the right side the pages you have in common with your friends.

Just click on the xx mutual likes link to the right of their name to view the pages you have in common.


Pretty cool, right? Hope this tip helps you because I know several of my friends have been asking for this so I figured other Facebook members would probably want to know.

It's funny how I'm writing about changes and as I finished writing this post I had to redo two screen captures because of more changes, oh well they certainly keep us on our toes.

What other tips would you like to know? Tell us in the comment section.

In the meantime don't forget to check out the rest of my Facebook tips.