st1710: Keeping Up Appearances [Podcast]

Don't let social media make you miserable

Don’t let social media make you miserable

Surprise!  What you read on line is not always true.  In fact, social media makes a lot of us miserable.  In this episode of Smart Tech we explore the ramifications of social media and how you can use it in a way that allows you to keep your mental health.

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.

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


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.

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

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


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”

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…)