Do You Feel Safe on Facebook? 6 Ways to Improve Your Security Settings

5-4-15 How Safe Are You on Facebook

Facebook can be fabulous for your author platform and help you communicate with your readers in a way that can rival other social media platforms.

You can find numerous blog posts that will teach you how to make the most of this powerful marketing tool and make it sound as though Facebook is fun, exciting and extraordinary for your business goals. It can be.

Today, I’m discussing a different topic about Facebook. I want authors to feel safe online, and so I’m sharing information on ways to improve your security settings that you might not find elsewhere. I’m not saying you shouldn’t use Facebook. I am saying that you likely need to read this post and recheck your security settings, especially if you’re a woman writer.

When was the last time you checked your privacy settings on Facebook?


Well, things have changed at the Great Mall of America of social media with 1.44 billion users.

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Social Media for Authors Podcast: How to Conquer Google+

Social Media for Authors Podcast  by Frances CaballoBelow are the show notes from Episode 16 of the Social Media for Authors Podcast. To read the show notes from previous episodes,  please refer to my earlier Friday blog posts.

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This week’s episode includes summaries of four blog posts with awesome tips that will help you get more out of Google+, and, of course, I have your tip of the week.

Let’s start with your weekly tip.

Before I officially launched this podcast in January, I sponsored a survey, and I asked all of my followers to tell me what they (you) wanted to learn about in this podcast.

Well, Google+ ranked high so here I am fulfilling my promise and giving you information you’re going to love, and that will help you better learn how to make use of this powerful, great social media network.

When Google+ first appeared on June 28, 2011, everyone wondered whether it would destroy Facebook’s popularity the way Facebook tossed a lance into MySpace.

Some social media experts expounded on Facebook’s vulnerability and even publicly said adios to Facebook while proclaiming their allegiance to Google’s new social media product.

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