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Ian Anderson Gray
Speaker, Social Media & technology Consultant, founder of Seriously Social, Web Dev & Co-founder of Select Performers Internet Solutions
Speaker, Social Media & technology Consultant, founder of Seriously Social, Web Dev & Co-founder of Select Performers Internet Solutions

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Twitter users can now add their Periscope links to their profiles

I'm not a great Periscope user or anything, but I do like to keep my Twitter profile up to date!

Thanks +Ana Hoffman for keeping us up to date as usual! :-)

#T #TW
Twitter users can now add ‘View on Periscope’ links to their web profiles

To link your Periscope profile, click on “Edit Profile” on Twitter, then check the “Show My Periscope Profile” option.

Once implemented, when you go live on Periscope, the “View on Periscope” text will change to “LIVE on Periscope,” allowing other Twitter users to quickly watch your live broadcasts.


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I don't really have a cold, or anything proper, but I still feel really under the weather today.

My sinuses are blocked and my head feels like mush! It makes working difficult!
The problem is you can't really give a name to it. It could be a mild virus or something, but I'd really rather like to give it a name.
Any thoughts on what I should call it? Needs to sound impressive. Oh, and it's not man flu!


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Social Warfare bug?
Hi +Nicholas Cardot,
Hope you're well.
Where is the best place to submit a bug or ask for support for Social Warfare? Hope you don't mind me contacting you here.

I'm having issues with adding social media images on a post. The images seem to be aligned at the bottom right. I can't click on the edit or delete buttons because the edit/delete buttons disappear when I try and hover over them (probably because they only show up when I hover over the image which is to far down on the right).

Have you seen this problem before? Is there a way to fix it?


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Check out this MEGA post on Over 100 Internet Business Ideas by my friend +Ashley Faulkes. Just oozing with goodness including:

- blogging
- writing
- teaching
- digital and physical products
- services
and much more!

#socialmedia #business #blogging #FTL

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Want to Broadcast with Facebook Live using your Computer?

Would you like to stream live from your computer to your Facebook profile, group or page?
Would you like to have slick transitions between multiple cameras, pre-recorded videos, images and be able to share from your screen?

How about doing this for free?

I've been grumbling about the fact that I still don't have Facebook Live enabled on my Facebook profile. It appeared on my page a month back, but not on my profile.

I have found a way of doing this for free using a tool called OBS. It also allows me to stream to my Facebook profile.

I go through all the steps in this article.

#SocialMedia   #Facebook   #ns   #facebooklive  

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My 150+ Top Tools, Apps & Gear

Over the years I've spent rather too much time researching the best tools, apps, plugins, services and gear. All of this of course was in the bid to become more productive and efficient. Of course, I have to admit, I rather enjoy the research- I am a geek after all!

So, what are your favourite apps, tools and gear? I'd love to know!

#socialmedia #tools #FTL #P

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What Characteristics do you need to be a Great Social Media Marketer?

Is there a magic personality or skill that you need to be a great social media marketer?

In this article from eClincher 11 marketers give their take on the most important characteristics.

+Neal Schaffer says he thinks "the most prominent habit is being able to focus". I'd agree with him on that one... err what were we talking about? Sorry, bad joke! Seriously being able to focus is very important and not getting too distracted with all the shiny new toys!

+Jenn Herman says it's the "true understanding of customer service".

+Neil Patel said "Consistency".

+Ted Rubin mentioned "Looking People in the Eye Digitally".

The characteristic I came up with was having "attention to detail".

Probably my favourite one was from +Rob Zaleski who said "The best social media marketers make a habit of getting away from their desk". Not a skill you'd expect, but one that is vital if we're not all to lose all hope of creativity.

Which means, once you've read the article, you're going to go off for a walk and take a break! ;-)

#SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #TFL #FB

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What are the Top Social Media Trends for 2016? The Experts Weigh In

It's usually hard to predict the future, but if you live and breathe something then you are far more likely to see what's happening on a micro and macro level.

That's why I love to hear what different people think is going to happen. This article was put together by +Robin Strohmaier and is a fascinating read.

Whatever happens, I definitely agree that live streaming is going mainstream this year. Looks like I am going to have to get to like Periscope (and get over feeling like I am talking to myself!)

#SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #TFL
Experts Weigh In: Top Social Media Trends for 2016
After recently completing a new website for a client, I was asked one of the top questions I often hear, How can social media help my business grow

To discover what the key social media trends and strategies are to help businesses grow in 2016, I reached out to experienced social media marketing professionals with my question, 

*What do you see as the top social media trends for 2016?*

I am thrilled to include their insights below on what the emerging trends are and what the social media landscape may look like in 2016.

To read the full post, please see:

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A huge thank you to each and every one who contributed to this post! I am honored that you shared your insights!
+Mike Allton 
+Jenny Brennan 
+Mandy Edwards 
+Juan Felix 
+Heidi Garland 
+Ian Anderson Gray 
+Jennifer Hanford 
+Sheila Hensley 
+Jenn Herman 
+Ray Hiltz 
+Ana Hoffman 
+Dorien Morin-van Dam 
+Michelle Phillips 
+Sara Nickleberry 
+Rebekah Radice 
+Mark Schaefer 
+Brooke B. Sellas 
+martin shervington 
+Ravi Shukle 
+Michael Stelzner 
+Dawn Swick-Renshaw 

#SocialMediaMarketing   #socialmediatips   #socialmediastrategy  

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My Digital Toolbox - Over 150 tools, apps and gear that I regularly use

Since launching Seriously Social 5 years ago I've done an insane amount of research into the best tools and apps to boost my effectiveness and productivity. I've also tried to find the best gear to help me along the way. It's not just about what is best, it's also what is affordable and what will bring a good return on investment.

Here is my list. Now, over to you. What tools, apps and gear could you not do without?

‪#‎tools‬ ‪#‎socialmedia‬ ‪#‎socialmediatools‬

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Here's yesterday's Carol of the Day!

In case you didn't already realise it's not long until Christmas. So I thought I'd start something new - a game of Name that Carol!.

I'll be singing a Christmas carol each day and you need to work out which one it is. The only complication is that I'll be singing the bass line.

I started this on Facebook yesterday, but I didn't want you lovely G+ people to miss out, so here is yesterday's carol. I'll post the answer with my wife +Helen Gray and I singing the full first verse later.


#Christmas #Carol #Music #Singing #ns
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