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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Google is Dead — Long Live Google+

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Google+ is growing by the day, and it’s become a thorn in the side of more established social media sites. Then again, it’s been a thorn in the side of many long term Google users too. Let’s just hope that Google, in its dogged attachment to G+, doesn’t do for all of its services what it did to YouTube comments.

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Social-Media Themed Costume Ideas

Twitter FeedHalloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up?

Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume choices, according to a survey done by Savers/Value Village. “Nearly half of them say they get inspiration from looking at their newsfeed, like photos of what others wore,” shares Sara Gaugl, Savers spokesperson. “Nearly 40% say they put in more effort to wear something different every year because they know pictures of them will be posted on social media.” Read more

Google+ Users Review Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Street View

Nerd alert! Witches and wizards who are shopping for Hogwarts supplies can now find a map of Diagon Alley, aka Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, in Street View on Google Maps. If you’re wondering if the actual shops live up to the pictures, just ask the Google+ users who have already visited Diagon Alley and left a review. Overall, 21 reviewers have given the theme park based on the film version of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series a “very good to excellent” average score of 23 points out of 30. We’ve compiled some their best tips.

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