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Ep 53: Facebook Down!!!

Earlier this week Facebook – as well as Instagram and WhatsApp – went down for about 6 hours and for some it was like the world ended. Should we be relying on these social media platforms for our businesses? I don’t think so and in this episode I explain why.

(5 minute listen)

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Resources and Mentions:

Frances Haugen – Congress address on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg posts an essay to Facebook


Ep 30: Brand Damage Online

We have discussed damage to your online reputation in other podcasts, but in this show I give you a real life example of one online retailer whose post on her Facebook business page resulted in some potentially serious damage to her brand.



Women’s March:




Previous Podcast:

Ep 23 – Are you killing your online reputation

Ep 24 – Are you killing your online reputation – part 2


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Ep 24: Are You Killing Your Online Reputation – Part 2

In the second part of Are You Killing Your Online Reputation I talk about dealing with colleagues online and share some guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls of social media.

Have you noticed a decline in the way people treat each other online – especially colleagues? We seem to be more focused on the ‘drama’ than supporting and sharing. This was evidenced in an online space recently where a question asking for help received no replies at all, and one talking about the bad behaviour of a third party elicited over 50 comments including (well meaning?) offers to ‘bad mouth’ in return. Share your comments – but please don’t mention specific people or businesses!

(Did you miss Part 1? Find it here.)


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Ep 23: Are You Killing Your Online Reputation – Part 1

Everyone seems to be using social media these days but are you careful about what you post … all the time? You probably won’t ever know who or how many people are watching/following you. If you use social media for business promotion, you must be careful you are on-brand all the time.

It’s amazing how many people don’t think about the damage they can be doing online to their reputation. Once it’s online, it’s online forever!

Thanks to Sharon Williams of The 24 Hour Secretary for sharing her 5:3:2 rule with me!


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Ep 22: Putting the ‘Social’ Back into Social Media

Social media seems to have lost something over recent years – being social. And we seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a tool – a service provided to us for free, but people complain about how it’s “always changing”. Are we too focused on the drama and have lost the ability to be social in this new ‘faceless’ age of communication?


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