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Monday Morning Quick Tip – Did You Know June 30th is Global Social Media Day?

An ‘official’ Social Media Day (SMDay) was started last year by the influential social media site Mashable; the second annual event is this week, and growing. How will you participate in the conversation?

On Mashable’s announcement of SMDay last year, they had this to say:

Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate?

In 2010, Mashable urged readers to organize meet-ups to celebrate, and people responded, with over 12,000 people participating globally in 600+ meet-ups in 93 countries; over 30,000 tweets were posted on Twitter using the official #smday hashtag.

At this time, there are 1,374 meet-ups scheduled around the world for SMDay 2011Go here if you’d like to find a 2011 meet-up in your area, or you can start one yourself. Wouldn’t it be cool to have the first-ever trail ride meet-up to celebrate SMDay? Or to organize a meet-up at a horse show, tack store, barn, or feedstore near you?

Here’s how Mashable’s celebrating SMDay 2011. How will you?

Are you planning to do anything for Social Media Day 2011? Share your thoughts via the Comment link below.

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Monday Morning Quickie – Are You Quitting Facebook Today?

Facebook has been the ‘800 pound social media gorilla in the room’ for a while now; however, they’re facing increasing criticism and unrest from users due to Facebook’s treatment of user data and their complex privacy opt-out settings. May 31, 2010, has been designated as Quit Facebook Day; is it a sign of things to come? Or will it be business-as-usual come tomorrow?

An excellent article by Ian Paul at PCWorld.com covers the issues on this topic; he reports that while only a small percentage of surveyed Facebook users intend to quit today, over 80% are now being more careful on the social networking site, with 76% sharing less personal information. Paul’s article also covers some of the recently simplified privacy changes, in case you’re interested.

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Facebook: Do you love it? Or hate it?

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On a related topic, Mashable.com has an alert about a Facebook ‘clickjacking’ worm that is spreading via ‘likes.’ If you use Facebook and regularly ‘like’ items, you might want to read the alert and use some caution until it’s cleared up.

Many horse people like to connect and share information via Facebook, so until something better comes along, it’s probably a good idea to share private details sparingly when it comes to Facebook.

(Note – due to the Memorial Day holiday, this ‘Monday Morning Quickie’ turned into a ‘Monday Early Evening Quickie’ – hope you’ve enjoyed it anyway!)

Thank you to all of our armed forces and their families, past/present/future,  for your service and your sacrifices both small and large.

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