How Do I: Make a Facebook Page for My Business?

Facebook Landing Page for Creating a Page

With Facebook’s New Pages Overhaul now fully implemented, we decided it was time to update our old article about Creating Your Facebook Fan Page (and the subsequent Managing Your Facebook Fan Page – Basics) to better reflect the features and visual changes that you will now encounter.

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How Do I: Link My Facebook Page to My Twitter Account?

Facebook to Twitter Link

With the recent launch of Facebook’s New Pages Layout for Businesses, hopefully you have found it easier to take advantage of the benefits Facebook offers both small companies and major brands alike. Previously in this blog, we covered How to Connect Your Twitter Account with Your Facebook Page, so I wanted to show you how to do the reverse. With the new Pages layout, this process has gotten incredibly simple…

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How To Create an Animated GIF with Sparkle for the Holidays

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The Holiday Season is upon us! You may have noticed that Captico.com is experiencing some wintry weather – our developers are making it snow! Now the design team is getting in the festive spirit with an animated gif tutorial designed to make all of your images sparkle and shine!

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Takeaways from the Government Video Expo 2010 in DC

Government Video Expo 2010 Entrance

This week Washington, DC played host to the annual Government Video Expo. In addition to an exhibit hall full of equipment and technology (and more displays playing Avatar than I ever care to see again) there certification classes, paid conference sessions, free presentations, and community meetings. The Expo runs Nov 30-Dec 2 2010, but I attended yesterday to scope out the scene, walk the tradeshow floor, and see what the manufacturing industry had to offer. In this article I will talk about the presence (and lack) of social media among attendees, and advice on how to get work as a freelancer for government agencies, in addition to mention some of the sessions I attended.

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How Do I: Connect My Twitter and Facebook Accounts?

Twitter Application on Facebook

If you use a management tool like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite or Cotweet than you can already post simultaneously (and independently) to both your Facebook and Twitter Accounts. But for the casual user, being able to link your Twitter to your Facebook Profile OR a Page may be helpful. There are two ways this link can go: 1) Auto post all Twitter posts (excluding DMs and @replies) to your Facebook Page or Profile; 2) Auto post all Facebook posts, photo uploads, notes, etc to Twitter.

This guide will walk you through: Auto Posting your Twitter Updates to Facebook.

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How Do I: Send Public and Private Messages on Twitter

Magnifying Glass

For those of us who have been using Twitter for years, small changes and adaptations are taken in stride and basic functions seem natural. So it is easy to forget (or gloss over) the nuances we have incorporated into our daily routines. This series of blog posts will take a close and explicit look at Twitter functions. Today we will look at sending public and private messages.

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How Do I: Post Updates to Twitter

magnifying glass black

For those of us who have been using Twitter for years, small changes and adaptations are taken in stride and basic functions seem natural. So it is easy to forget (or gloss over) the nuances we have incorporated into our daily routines. This series of blog posts will take a close and explicit look at Twitter functions. Today we will look at the new ways to update your status on Twitter.

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Creating Custom Icon Stencils in OmniGraffle – Tutorial

fishing icons

I recently was using Omnigraffle and realized that I wanted to use my own custom icons for a client that was specifically related to fishing. I had already created the custom icons for the client in Illustrator. So I had to figure out how to create my own stencil in OmniGraffle so I would have access to my icons. It was surprisingly easy. If you find yourself in a similar situation here is how to do it and hopefully this is of some help to you!

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Twitter 101

Social Media Series with Emily Paterson: Twitter 101
In this 3-part series, Emily Paterson presents Social Media for Businesses, beginning with an Introduction to Web 2.0, then a quick look at Blogging 101, and finishing with an overview of Twitter 101.

How to add Facebook Like and Share Buttons to Your Website

Facebook-developers

The social networking behemoth Facebook offers a number of Social plugins to better connect your website with users and allow your content to spread organically. Below you will find links and information on how to take advantage of these features.

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