Adding a Facebook Like button to your WordPress site

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Adding a Facebook “Like” button to your WordPress site is a great way to connect socially with your audience and to drive traffic to and from your site and your Facebook page.  This post will cover two ways to add a “Like” button to your site, and each requires a Facebook App ID and an Admin ID. There are a … Read More

New Pittsburgh office

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 Dig our new digs! Big Big Design now has a new office in Pittsburgh. We’re at The Beauty Shoppe, the co-working space on Penn Avenue in East Liberty. It’s a nice, bright, and open place, and we couldn’t be happier. Come visit! As excited as we are about having official space in Pittsburgh, we’re staying in Butler too, and moving … Read More

Data Highlighter Feature – Google Webmaster Tools

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If you’ve searched a site recently on Google, you may have noticed information about events or services appear to the right of your primary search results, or in expanded search results.  These are Google snippets, and they are created by setting structured data in Google Webmaster tools.  Google has simplified the process of creating snippets with their point-and-click tool, Data Highlighter. … Read More

Upcoming talk: “Staying Secure while Staying Social: Securing your online presence”

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On Tuesday, June 25, I’ll be speaking at the Technology Symposium, an event offered by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-County Technology Consortium, Butler County Community College, and Butler County Business Matters. The theme of this symposium is security, and I’ll be speaking about online security in social networks and how to keep your online presence safe. I’ve titled … Read More

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Update your WordPress username to increase security on your site

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If you use “admin” as the default administrative login for your WordPress site, it may be vulnerable to hacking.  News outlets are reporting and Matt Mullenwag is discussing the recent Brute-force botnet attacks on WordPress sites with the default “admin” account, and the take away is: change the username, use a strong password.

Finding Your Voice: Post Workshop Materials

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Vine of cardsorting exercise courtesy E.Louis Larson What a lot of good discussion and hands-on work we had at the Finding Your Voice: A Social Media Content Development Workshop, hosted by HandsOn Tech, part of Pittsburgh Cares, and Google Pittsburgh. I hope you found the presentation and the card sorting exercise helpful, and I hope you’re inspired to take what … Read More

Blog Syndication Refresher

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With the impending demise of Google Reader, I decided it was time to check my personal blog syndication setup to make sure my posts were being pushed to my favorite social media outlets.

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Cynthia on Awesomecast tonight

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UPDATE: Watch the 2/26/2013 episode of Awesomecast on YouTube. Tonight I have the distinct pleasure of being a guest on the nerdy/techy/funny podcast Awesomecast. You can watch Awesomecast live starting at 7pm, and then watch or listen to replay after replay to your heart’s content on the Awesomecast website.

Dear Facebook friend: Don’t expect me to manage your online privacy for you

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There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to Facebook notifying you that a friend has tagged you in a photo with your ex- from three relationships ago with the caption “True love 4evah!”  Or perhaps you’ve been tagged in the comments of a post that’s become uncomfortably political.  Or maybe your friend’s recent post to your timeline is an … Read More