st1704: Twitter Changes How They Do Their Timeline [Podcast]

Twitter was always “What  you see it what you get” but no more.

Twitter has decided to more closely control what you see on your timeline.  What does this mean for you and will you still have access to the tweets you most want to see?  Find out in this episode.

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st1701: 2016 – A SmartTech Year in Review [Podcast]

It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened.  2016 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year.  So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast.  Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.

Illustration provided by Pond5

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st1605: Reacting to Facebook Reactions [Podcast]

When over a billion and a half people interact on a social media platform, having a way for them to react to content quickly is important. In this episode we discuss the new Facebook Reactions and explain how to use them.

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Wired Article: Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, is Here

How to Swap Facebook Reactions Emoji With Pokemon, Donald Trump, and More

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st1603: 4 Ways to Keep From Being Hacked on Facebook or other Social Media (don’t be like Bill) [Podcast]

Don't be like Bill!

If you are a Facebook user you probably have fallen for “clickbait.”  You know, that sensational headline or outlandish promise that tempts you into an innocuous click and suddenly you are down a rabbit hole or immersed in ad and pop-up hell.

The problem with some of those is that they can be fronts for malicious code that can infect your account or even your computer.  In this episode I cover 4 suggestions by the Better Business Bureau for not getting hacked as well as ways to share posts and still be safe. All of this in light of the new Facebook meme, “Be Like Me, Be Like Bill”

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Be Like Me, Be Like Bill at Blobla (I’m really not encouraging you to go to this site but since I referenced it in the show…)

 

st1501: Facebook Hoax goes Viral! [Podcast]

It’s back…

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Just when you think it’s over, your favorite Facebook/Internet hoax makes it’s way back to your news feed.  People, check things out before you repost.  

 Is it really too much trouble to take 1 minute and do a simple Google search when something seems fishy?  In this episode, I do a little tech rant and then give you some guidelines and suggestions so you don’t become embarrassed, a gossip, or loose your cyber integrity.

Some great places to check your facts…

TruthorFiction.com is my favorite and I feel, the most reliable source of checking up on such things.

Snopes.com is the most popular place to check out hoaxes.  I have found a bit of bias here but for the most part they give you good information.

1Password  from Agile Bits.  Yes, here it is again.  If you don’t have a password manager, why not?  One of the best and most reliable is 1Password. PLEASE secure your cyber life like you would your home or other personal property.

Proverbs 20:19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.