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Jen Reeves is the Social Media trainer at AARP. She loves to teach and share knowledge.

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Google Ads: Do You Want In or Out?

Posted on 10/18/2013 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyIf you use Facebook, you have seen how your friends’ photos and “Likes” can connect to ads on the popular social network. The “sponsored stories” concept is also moving to Google. The web search engine company recently announced it is changing its Terms of Service to include an option to participate in “shared endorsements.” Sign up for the AARP Money Matters newsletter According to Google, shared endorsements are an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with friends who are …

Prepare your Facebook Security Settings for New Search

Posted on 01/16/2013 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyFacebook announced this week it will make it a lot easier to search your personal page along with all of your friends. It’s called the Facebook Graph Search. While this announcement does not change your privacy settings on Facebook, it means if you’ve ignored your privacy settings, now is a really good time to check it out. (Facebook wrote up more details about how privacy works with the new search.) Facebook says the graph search will take already existing information …

Check Out Posts Before You Share

Posted on 11/27/2012 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyThere’s a Facebook post you may have seen again and again over the past week. It’s a post your friends are copying and pasting from each other without checking to see if it’s true. It looks something like this: Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws. By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take …

Using Social Media to Support Sandy Victims

Posted on 11/5/2012 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Technology | VolunteeringHurricane Sandy roared into the East Coast during my first week as the AARP’s new social media trainer. I noticed how many people were sharing incorrect information on social media and wrote a post explaining ways you can check the information you share with friends. In the aftermath of the storm and the growing crisis to provide assistance to thousands of people in 12 different states, I wanted to reach out and help. Luckily I’m friends with a leader at …

Social Media Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Posted on 10/30/2012 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyAs the AARP’s new social media trainer, I am always keeping an eye out on trends and “teachable moments” online. Hurricane Sandy has offered a very big lesson: Don’t believe everything you see. If you live along the East Coast, you may have spent the day watching the news and following posts on social media while working from home (if the power was still on). Hundreds of thousands of people were asked to stay indoors. It was an environment that …