North Iowa, Social Media, Techology, Video
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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 16

First of all, I can’t believe I’ve done this show for 16 weeks and second of all, I still can’t figure out why I can’t remember where the settings are for getting my stand height to be the same ever week.  Ugh!

Domestic violence affects so many people and in many cases it just cripples a family’s physical and mental health.  I was watching Dr. Phil the other day and he and his wife developed an app for your mobile phone that will text pre-assigned messages to friends and a recorded message to 911.  I thought it was so valuable, I decided to feature it this week in my show.  More information on the “Aspire News” app can be found by watching this video from Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin.

We also discuss the Microsoft call hoax, which I featured here last week and I talk about the Midwest Social Media Summit.  “Summit” is the 2016 buzzword of the year — everything is now a summit, but I know folks will really get a lot out of the event on October 24th at NIACC.

 

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Social Media, Techology, Video
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Blabbing About Periscope!

I sat down with Melody Jones from Colorado and used “Blab” for the first time and discussed the ways I share my Periscope videos to YouTube.  Blab is similar to Google Hangouts, but it seemed to work a bit better.  It’s a Twitter product, or at least you use your Twitter handle to get into it.  We discussed a few tips for Periscope and also how to upload your “Scope” to YouTube for repurposing.  For me, why put the work into something, to not save it and use a few other times in other areas of Social Media??!

A few basic things include: Restart the phone, put your phone on Do Not Disturb, clean the front and back lenses, speak in a steady and confident voice, use #hashtags to get the Periscope noticed in specialized topics and just be yourself with plenty of content!

I did a screen recording of our session, but the original link can be found here:
https://blab.im/melody-jones-how-to-convert-your-periscope-broadcast-to-youtube-with-patrick-palmer

Melody Jones – Social Media Management Services can be found online here:
http://socialmediamelody.com/

Thanks for the Blab, Melody!

 

 

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Hoaxes, Video
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The “Microsoft Call” Scam

The “real” Microsoft says that 3.3 million people will be duped out of $15 BILLION dollars in 2015 due to fake calls from Microsoft, Apple, Windows, or many scams.  Their targets are mostly elderly people.  Today, “Sharon” picked the wrong guy to call.  What happens is that they want you to hit a combination of keys to show you how messed up your computer is.  In this case, they wanted to show me the CLSID number, which is the same in every computer.  I recorded the screen through the process to show you how they do this and to warn you if they call you that you just need to hang up!!  In no uncertain terms this lady who eventually hung up on me know exactly what I think of her and her “call” to me.  It was just the luck of the draw that I had my video recorded next to me and my computer screen recorder on as well.  There’s a special place in hell for these people who call from overseas where there are no laws or rules in which to get your money back from them.

Please, if you have an older friend or relative, warn them of these people so they can just hang up on them, or tell them what I tell them, “It’s a bunch of shit!”

Here are some research links as well:
http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/07/19/support-desk-scams-clsid-not-unique/
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-predicts-33m-americans-will-fall-victim-to-pc-scams-netting-con-artists-a-cool-15bn

Please, be safe on line.

 

 

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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 15

We tackle a few taboo topics today as I just got back from two political rallies in two days! I also discuss what happens when you post pictures of half naked kids on Facebook and what may happen if they fall into the wrong hands.  Policies on child pornography are also discussed and what policies The Computer Guy has in relationship to that.  Bottom line, don’t do that!!  My video was a bit messy at the end with a glitch, so I just cut the last  minute off of it.  Basically I said, “See you next week!”

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Social Media, Video
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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 14

This week, I discuss the recent Social Media Rockstar Event in Morton, MN (Jackpot Junction.)  For some reason, the video locked up and so the audio/video is a bit messed up.  SOMEDAY, maybe I’ll have to fix that.   None the less, a great time in which Sarah and her staff need to be very proud of the job they did!!!

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