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Ignore That Email: Nobody is Spying On You

Published on February 3, 2019 By dgreenbaum

We posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but it’s worth mentioning here again.  An email has been going around the past few months. It takes some different forms but generally follows the same pattern:  Someone “hacked” you and has your password They’ve been monitoring you They’ll send your information to all your contacts […]

Have You Set Up Facebook Trusted Contacts?

Published on April 1, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the hacks out there, including stolen passwords, getting locked out of Facebook is almost inevitable. Fortunately Facebook has a way to get back in through trusted contacts. Some people think it’s needlessly complex, but this guide as well as this one are excellent walk-through.  Even if it isn’t 100% effective, every Facebook user should set it up. […]

Protecting Your Business Page on Facebook

Published on May 10, 2016 By dgreenbaum

Although we aren’t social media consultants, we find that Facebook problems are part of the computer repair business here in Lawrence, Kansas. Often these problems are hacks, hijacking, or vandalism of a web page. For many businesses, a Facebook page is a key way to interact with customers and promote their business. They’re devastated by […]

Getting social with small business: it isn’t a waste of time

Published on January 19, 2014 By dgreenbaum

If you can’t tell, DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence is a social company. We don’t just socialize with our customers during service calls, but we are on Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, and Google Plus as well as blogging (just like this) I won’t lie and say it’s not time consuming because it is! Before I started […]

How to protect against Google Death: The one phone call that can destroy your business (part 3 of 3)

Published on February 10, 2013 By dgreenbaum

The past few blog posts I’ve been talking about “Google Death”–when Google gives you the message “We do not currently support this location” and how missing one call (and being the top search result for computer repair lawrence ks) nearly destroyed my business. One of the key factors is I knew this content didn’t belong […]

Stayin Alive after Google Death: One call that nearly destroyed my business (part 2 of 3)

Published on February 4, 2013 By dgreenbaum

Last blog post I talked about Google Death–when Google improperly removes your business’s listing. When I contacted Google I got the standard, canned, response (which I Googled to find out it was standard) I made some minor changes to the listing such as deleting an old location, but it had no effect. Eventually I got […]

Social Media Club recap from May 9, 2012 regarding backups of your digital life

Published on May 9, 2012 By dgreenbaum

Hi @smclawrence members (and others reading this blog). Today at our meeting, a number of questions came up about backups, synchronization, and security. Fortunately, these are subjects I’ve already written about for GigaOM and you all inspired some more blog posts by yours truly so watch this space and subscribe to it! First, we talked […]

Why employers ask for social media passwords–and how we work around it

Published on March 23, 2012 By dgreenbaum

The hot topic of his week was employers asking for Facebook and other social media passwords. I can completely understand why employers want this information. I talked about things applicants often do wrong to tank their employment efforts , but many times it’s more about learning the nuances of the applicant that can’t be derived […]

The world’s most awesome cover letter (or at least a very good one)

Published on January 19, 2012 By dgreenbaum

I’ve been blogging the past couple of weeks about the hidden job market and why you should apply even when there may not be an open position. (We’ve got an open position and will give you $500 to refer us to the right person) The clincher to it all is the effective cover letter. Not […]

Quick Tip: Facebook Security

Published on January 2, 2011 By dgreenbaum

How many times have you walked away from your computer and realized you left your Facebook logged in?  If you are a teenager, your parents are thrilled you did, but if you are a parent, do you want your kids to take a peek? What if you realize you left it open at a cybercafe […]

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