Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

So, what’s not to like? Buying Facebook ‘likes’ can be risky, says Mad Genius

If you spend much time on your business Facebook page, you most likely have seen a popup advertisement offering to sell you Facebook “likes.” One company advertises 1,000 likes from “real Facebook users” in one-to-four days for $29.99. This might seem like a good deal knowing how much attention Facebook users pay to “likes.” But […] [...]

BARLEY: How private are Facebook privacy settings?

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Facebook, law, Mississippi

For better or worse, the use of social media has grown astronomically in recent years, and social media has become a major part of our lives.  With this growth of social media, numerous questions have been presented on how social media will interact with the courts. In the recent personal injury case, Higgins v. Koch […] [...]

Ridgeland-based Vu Digital gives media content, websites a personal touch

Vu Digital founder Wade Smith grew up in Louise and after college and law school at the University of Mississippi briefly practiced corporate and securities law in Jackson before starting at C Spire Wireless as a consumer technology manager. With an eye for customer needs and interests as well as trending technology in the rapidly […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Newspapers vital to communities

“Have you lost your mind?” a friend responded to one of my recent columns. That got the old noodle off in an unexpected direction. Not about the column in question, but about why I bother to write any column. It’s all about newspapers, I keep reminding myself. I was in the business long ago and […] [...]

Attorney General Hood teams up with Facebook

Protecting teens’ online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in cooperation with Facebook. “As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our children concerning their direct interactions with others and we should treat online conversations the same,” said Attorney General Hood. […] [...]

Cities turning to social media to round up delinquent fines

by Published: September 9,2012

Tags: court fines, Facebook, municipal government, West Point

About a year ago the city of West Point started a pilot program aimed at getting folks with overdue court fines to pay up. The initial phases called for the names of those with delinquent court fines and those with active arrest warrants to appear in the local newspaper, and advanced to the point that […] [...]

Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will […] [...]

Expert: Social media isn’t a free way to advertise

by Published: April 22,2012

Tags: Facebook, marketing, social media

The biggest recent development in social media is the conversion of all pages to what Facebook calls the Timeline. Previously individual and business profiles were similar. But on March 30, Facebook began instituting the Timeline format for individual users and a separate pages function for businesses. Frank Owen, social media director, Mad Genius, Ridgeland, said […] [...]

Returning to EXPO pays off

Many businesses are taking advantage of Facebook to connect with customers. But you still can’t beat face-to-face interactions with customers, business associates and vendors like the opportunities provided by participating in the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO April 5 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. Now in its 28th year, the EXPO has become a […] [...]

‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, […] [...]

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