HOW TO: Use the New Facebook Groups Feature

A few months ago, I heard that Facebook released their new groups feature and, to be honest, I was confused about this announcement. People have always been able to create groups to share their interests and obsessions, so how is this a new feature? Actually, for a while now it seemed that the group feature is on its deathbed being pushed out in favor of the fanpage.

After a little digging, I realized that Facebook has a clear naming issue at hand, what they meant with groups are more like personal groups for users much like Twitter lists and, at the release of the service, it was actually labeled as “create a new list”!

Have I lost you? Well, let me give you an analogy. Remember when you first started using Facebook where only people you really wanted to stay in touch with were on it, and you felt free to share with them your pictures and status updates without a worry about either security or privacy and how that feeling was completely ruined when everyone and their kitchen sink became your friend on Facebook? Well, groups help you regain that private space by allowing you to select a group of your friends that you would like to share updates, photos and documents privately (or if you like openly) that is separate from your main profile effectively creating a mini-Facebook profile within Facebook.

HOW TO: Maintain Your Social Media Presence after Quitting Your Job

One of the traditional problems that used to face employees back in the days was keeping the contacts they have met with, obtained as customers, managed and built relationships with during their days of service, after they have quit their job.

However, the tables have turned and the times have changed and now, the bigger question is: How do employees keep their social media contacts and presence after quitting their jobs?

Based on our experience in social media, we have a few tips and pointers for you that could answer the above question and further maintain the code of ethics you have towards your company:

Create, Simplify & Connect

1. Quality Vs. Quantity:

If you are a social media addict like me, you will develop a large follower/friend base in a short time. This will be great as long as you are working for your current company but will be confusing when you decide to quit! Look for quality followers: those who retweet your tweets, interact with you, recommend you and show real interest in what you do and who you are. After you have established that, you build strong ties with those chosen ones so they can be with you whichever account you transfer to later on.

20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons Aug/Sept 2010

We are back with more hilarious jokes, clips and cartoons to bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day! Therefore, we would like to invite you to enjoy our eleventh fun collection of social media and networking related cartoons, jokes and clips!

Twitter Saves a Life, by Preventing a Suicide!

If you take the time to really look, you will find that sometimes, social media has the power to solve problems and maybe even save lives!

Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

The 30th of August, 2010, might be a day to remember for years to come: The day that Digg pays its dues and is sentenced to obsolescence for its repetitive crimes against its loyal users.

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Twitt(url)y — The Twitter Digg in the works?

Twitt(url)y — The Twitter Digg in the works?

Finally a link aggregator

Twitter became a sort of linking haven, there are so many links and media that is being shared on the service that makes it really a great tool to figure out what is currently hot and is being shared by a lot of people. If only there was some tool that would allow you to just have a Twitter eye view of the entire traffic and aggregate...

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Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Mixxers HATE Digg!

Since I began using Mixx, the behavior of Mixx users has always been very intriguing to me and their use of Mixx has been a topic that I wanted to analyze and write about. However, I decided to wait till I knew more and thus understood more. I guess the time is now!

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Is Digg Hacked? Or is it Just the Most Brilliant Ad Ever?

Is Digg Hacked? Or is it Just the Most Brilliant Ad Ever?

The ASCII art in Digg's source code

If you visit Digg and then view their page source, you would see a piece of ASCII art embedded on top.

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Top 10 Hottest Male Geeks on the Web!

Top 10 Hottest Male Geeks on the Web!

David Karp - Founder of Tumblr

The two Thoughtpick ladies decided to spice things up a bit for you and bring those handsome irresistible geeks to you within a top ten list and introduce you to them!

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Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Goodbye 2009!

The Thoughtpick team would like to extend their greetings and wishes for a happy 2010 to all of you tweeple, bloggers, Facebook lovers, Mixxers, Diggers, Redditors and other faithful social media users :)We hope this year will bring you more love, smiles, knowledge and new unique experiences!

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