Kitchen Without Borders – the new cooking show at PIK1

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Facebook Promotion Guidelines

What is considered a promotion on Facebook? and Best Practices quite successfully and in detail explained in this article.

#Tips for running a compliant contest on #Facebook using the new guidelines.

What is your experience with the new guidelines?

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Internet Safety in teenage

Teaching Adolescent Internet Safety- This is a really good article about how to keep kids safe while they are on the internet and just in life period.

Internet Safety


The Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It brings so much of the world immediately to your fingertips. But unfortunately it brings both the best and the worst the world has to offer. This is especially true for today’s adolescent. Internet safety is something every parent should teach to their teens.

1. Teach teens about the permanence of what they share.
When 18-year-old Jesse Logan sent a nude picture to her boyfriend, she had no idea he would show the pictures to others after they broke up. As a result, Jesse was the target of vicious comments at school, and the harassment never stopped. So troubled by the abuse, she eventually took her own life. Other women have had similar humiliating experiences.

According to a survey by MTV and the Associated Press, 18% of those who receive a sext from someone else end up sharing it with others.

Once something is shared online—an embarrassing photo, a hurtful word, and rash statement—it is sometimes impossible to get rid of. As many as 42% of teen girls are concerned they won’t get accepted into the college of their choice or they will miss a job opportunity or they will get in trouble with parents or teachers, all because of the things they’ve said and shown online.

2. Teach teens how to react to slander.
Johnny Cagno was an eighth grader whose bullying problems gave Birchwood Middle School a wake-up call. The bullying, online and offline, became so bad, he eventually attempted suicide. Later, CBS filmed Johnny for 48 Hours special called “Bul•ly•ing: Words Can Kill,” to tackle the subject of bullying.

One in five teens says “people are mostly unkind” on online social networks, and a third of teens say they personally have been targets of annoying or menacing online activities.

Teens need to be taught about how to react to bullying, both done to them and done to others. In many instance, simply ignoring bullying behavior is best. Bullies often only want to get a rise out of someone, so teens shouldn’t give them the satisfaction. If the bullying is persistent, teens should save any evidence of it, and when necessary, involve the proper authorities.

Nearly nine in ten teens who use social media say they have seen someone being mean or cruel to another person on a social network site. Teens should be taught about the importance of standing up for others, to never be just an innocent bystander.

3. Teach teens about the allure of porn culture.
Despite the Internet filter on her computer, Natalie Ornorf stumbled across erotic literature on the online. What she thought would be just a one time thing turned into a habit. Then it progressed to pornographic videos. Mere months after her first exposure, unbeknownst to her parents, she was watching and reading porn for hours every night. Slowly it was starting to warp her mind.

Pornography and porn culture is everywhere. Today, more than half of guys and a third of girls see porn before they even turn 13. Porn stars are becoming the new crossover artists, regularly turning up on shopping-mall movie screens and prime-time TV. Additionally, pop culture now mimics pornography. One only needs to watch music videos of performers at the top of the charts or see the latest cover of Maxim to find evidence of this.

John Carr of the Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety says many adults are now talking about how much pornography has a grip on their minds and effects their relationships. “If adults are having problems coping with this new mass availability of these types of images, then it’s not unreasonable to deduce that children, who are exposed to exactly the same images, in exactly the same way, must be getting into all kinds of difficulties.”

Parents need to have honest discussions with their teens about not only why porn is damaging, but why it is an imitation of something that is very good. Teens need to be shown the contrast: porn bonds you to fantasy images that leave you empty, but sex in marriage connects you to a person in an intimate way.

To help parents with this discussion, Covenant Eyes has released a new downloadable guide: When Your Child is Looking at Porn: A Step-By-Step Guide for Christian Parents.

4. Create a culture of accountability in the home.
When Richard and Leila Hoffman found out one of their teenagers was looking at porn on the home computer, they spoke to their son-in-law who worked as a computer programmer. He recommended they try using Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability to monitor the computer.

Richard and Leila decided not to simply monitor their children—they monitored everyone, including themselves. They used Covenant Eyes as a teaching opportunity about the importance of lifelong accountability. In this way their teens did not feel targeted but part of something the whole family was doing.

5. Empower them to be their own watchdogs.
When Jacqueline Anderson was a teenager, her dad installed Internet Accountability on computers at home. She loved the freedom it gave her. No more annoying Internet filters that smothered her or required her parents to always plug in a password so she could do the simplest task. “This program allowed me as a young adult to make my own decisions about what I allowed into my mind through my eyes, while ensuring I had accountability,” she writes. “This empowered me to make my own wise decisions.”

Steve Siler has noticed the same thing with his son. At first, his son wasn’t so sure about being monitored all the time online, but over time he started to become more proactive about the “gray areas” online. His son now comes to him to tell him about the choices he’s MAKING ONLINE to avoid sexually explicit material. “I’m glad for the open dialogue [Covenant Eyes] has created for me and my son. I’m also glad it has helped him to be come his own watchdog.”

Social Media Monitoring Tools and Services Report 2012 Excerpts

by LUISA MILIC , Director Ideya Business and Marketing Consultancy

The Social Media Monitoring Tools and Services 2012 – The report offers elaborate profiles of two hundred fifty (250) Social Media Monitoring (SMM) tools and services worldwide including key product features, product applications, industry coverage, pricing and client information (on more than 150 SMM tools and services), contact information and much more. The Analysis part of the Report also provides a detailed guide to selecting and using SMM tools and services, definition of important SMM concepts and key applications, and up-to-date information on market trends including M&A activity in the SMM market. For more information visit

When should I post this?

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Every post you share on Facebook on Twitter you expect it to be read by maximum number of followers, don’t you?  Well, if you want to achieve maximum visibility for your each news feed and tweet, then plan to post on Monday, somewhere around 1pm to 3pm ET to get maximum referral traffic to your…

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The Company Social Media Policy

There’s no such thing as a standard social media policy. Your social media policy must be customized for the specific business and context.

Nowadays it becomes more and more obvious for businesses that they must develop a social media policy to prevent the risk of losing trade secrets or having employees say things that damage brand’s reputation.

Some of the most important aspects of a smart Social Media Policy are:

1.            Define what types of discussions and posts are allowed.

According to Mashable, firms should:

Refrain from comments that can be interpreted as slurs, demeaning, inflammatory, etc. The Internet is full of varied opinions, and it’s okay to share yours, but you never, never, never want to be branded a racist or narrow-minded or an unstoppable hot-head.

Firms need to monitor what employees say in social media — but not through accessing employees social networks, but through public listening posts. Remember, your social media policy should stipulate these policies are in effect whether the employee uses their own equipment on their own time or that of their employer.

2.            Establish consequences when employees violate the policy.

Remember that employees are your internal customers and you have to treat them nice and this should be followed in your social media policy as well.

Your employees should know that companies can and will monitor employee use of social media and social networking web sites, even if they are engaging in social networking or social media use away from the office. Employees should always think twice before hitting ’send‘; consider what could happen if your organization sees what the employee publishes on the Internet and how that may reflect not just on the employee, but also the company.

3.            Encourage employees to engage.

They can best respond to customer complaints they find in social media. Reward them for their efforts and empower them to fix problems.

4.            Participate in social networks even during working hours.

It can be difficult to parse employee actions on social networks between work related activities and purely social activities. And the natural blurring between the two necessary of effective community building makes this even more difficult.

5.            Distinguish employees who have a legitimate role in participating in the firm’s social networks.

Eliminate the bureaucracy. An approval process I believe works in social media is to have strategies approved by management, including the tone of conversations, sources of information legitimate for disclosure, who might post on the firm’s social networks, and the proper blend on personal and professional sharing.

6.            Develop standards and metrics related to the use of social media by employees.

If you’re going to use employees effectively as part of your social media efforts, your social media policy should contain standards and metrics to guide behavior. For instance, if employees are required to monitor company social networks, they should have standards and metrics in terms of how they respond to customers, such as responding within 24 hours.

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Promote your business but don’t spam your mama

As a business owner you are probably trying to tab into the Facebook world and attract people to your business or service. This task is easier than one might think if you use the correct methods and strategies.

Recently, there have been a great deal of people posting spamming messages and status updates out to their friends on Facebook. This is by far the worst thing you could do when trying to ATTRACT a new prospect into your business.

People are generally very turned off when they see this attempt of selling. As a business owner, you are losing your credibility and trust of potential prospects. Seriously, no one really cares about your offer unless it directly affects them and their current circumstances.

It is all about your niche. I cannot stress this enough when you are trying to build a following on facebook, you want to attract like minded individuals that are interested in your product or service.
Selling to your immediate friends or family will not work and will leave you way behind the curve in business.
I would suggest finding a group in with people interested in your niche and friending them. Send each person a personalized message when asking them for permission to be their friend.

Do not say anything about your business opportunity or service. If the person is more interested in you then they will further research you and your opportunities. People like to buy a lot more then they enjoy getting sold.

Developing relationships online takes a great deal of time and patience. You must not give up if you do not see immediate results from networking on Facebook. Nothing happens overnight!

One more thing, brand yourself as a leader and professional in your niche. People are looking for someone that is going to add value to their life. They are searching for someone that is going to teach them how to be successful and show them what it takes to reach their goals.

Cyprus Facebook Statistics

Facebook monitoring helps to improve your business and social media marketing strategy in every country. Currently, there are 553660 Facebook users in the Cyprus, which makes it #92 in the ranking of all Facebook statistics by country.

Socialbakers social networking statistics show that Facebook penetration in Cyprus is 50.21% compared to the country’s population and 127.63% in relation to number of Internet users. The total number of FB users in Cyprus is reaching 553660 and grew by more than 65420 in the last 6 months.

Comparing these nearest countries by penetration of Facebook users shows that Cyprus has 0.32% higher FB penetration than New Zealand and 0.17% lower FB penetration than Taiwan.

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How to Convert Facebook Personal Profile Page to Business Page


Facebook added the ability to convert your Personal Profile Page to a business page. The business pages use to be called “Fan Pages.” Although Facebook has officially changed the name, many of us still refer to them as Fan Pages.

This is great news for people who incorrectly setup a personal page as a business page. Setting up and maintaining a profile for anything other than an individual person is a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights & Responsibilities. If you don’t convert your profile to a page you will run the risk of permanently losing access to the profile and all of the associated content.

Below are details you need to know about converting your personal page to a business page. I have included direct links to the Facebook help section and instructions for converting the profile. I highly encourage you to review all of the associated material BEFORE converting your page. It is a permanent action. Do NOT expect help from Facebook if you inadvertently convert a page.

The Scenario:
1. You were new to Facebook and didn’t understand the terms and conditions. You setup a Personal Profile as a business page.
2. The second possibility is that you did understand the Facebook terms and conditions but chose to setup a Personal Profile as your business profile anyway. You assumed the risk and knew at some point you would have to deal with the situation. Well, that time is now friends.

How to Know if You Have a Business Page or a Personal Profile?
The number #1 way you can tell if your page is a personal profile and not an official business page is if you can send and accept friend requests. Only personal profiles are enabled to send and receive friend requests. Business pages can only have “likes”.

How to Convert Your Personal Profile to a Business Page:
1. Review the Facebook Help Section on this Topic here

2. Notify the friends of your personal profile page that you will be converting the page to a business page as required by Facebook terms and conditions.

3. Make a back-up of your personal profile information prior to the conversion. All of your personal profile information will not be transferred to the new business page nor saved by default. It is your responsibility to save and back-up this information if you want to keep a copy. You can learn how to back-up and copy the information here.

4. Complete the conversion process paying close attention to every detail. The conversion is permanent and you will lose data during conversion if you do not perform a back-up.

5. Develop and execute a marketing, engagement and post-like plan on your new business page that supports your business goals and objectives.  Remember, it’s what happens after the like that matters. You may need to work to keep some of your prior “friends” as “likers.”  Communication is key in providing value for them to continue to “like” your new business page.

6. Don’t forget to change any redirect urls and domains you had pointing to your personal page. Make note also of any business cards, email signatures, social networks which included the old url path.

Why Convert the Personal Profile Page You Have Been Using as a Business Page to an Official Facebook Business Page?

1. Maintaining the business page as a personal profile is a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights & Responsibilities.

2. If you don’t convert your page to a business page you increase your risk of permanently losing all of your content and access to the page all together.

What Happens Upon Conversion?

1. All of your profile pictures will be transferred to the new business page.

2. All of your content will NOT be transferred to the new business page.  Information such as photo albums, profile information will not be transferred.

3. All of your friends on the personal page will automatically become “likers” on the new business page.

4. The account associated with your old personal profile will be converted to a business account.

5. The business account will be the sole admin of your new page until you add another admin.

What Personal Information is Downloaded During the Back-Up Process?

  • Personal profile information (groups, information, interests, contacts etc.)
  • Photos & videos
  • Wall posts
  • Status updates
  • Content that your friends have uploaded
  • Friend lists
  • Notes
  • Messages sent and received
  • Events that you have RSVPd for
  • Comments you have received and made on walls, photos etc.

Success Tips & Important Reminders:

1. The conversion is permanent.

2.  You can NOT transfer your personal profile page to an existing business page (fan page).

3. If you are using a personal page as a business page, I highly encourage you to complete the conversion to a business page.  I have seen many people lose their pages due to breaking the terms of personal vs. business pages. Don’t risk it! It is better to do it when you are in control than if Facebook decides to do it for you!

3. Do a back-up of your Facebook personal profile  information here.  Your personal profile photos, videos and other information will be gone forever unless you download a back-up copy!

4. Communicate the change to your business “friends” prior to making the change. They will become automatic “likers” of your business page once you convert. I encourage you to let them know they will automatically “like” your page upon the conversion.

5. Do a check of your photos and other information to confirm if you want it to appear as part of your business page.

6. None of your personal engagement as a personal profile page will be saved. Your comments, wall posts will be gone forever.

7. Know that you may lose some “friends/likers” on the new page once they find out about the conversion. I for one know that I may have accepted a friend request when I was new to Facebook. It could be the person has moved jobs, started a new business. It is not guaranteed that I genuinely want to “like” the page.  Do not take offense if you lose people. Value and support their decisions regardless.

8. Note, this feature is not intended for those with a personal page to decide it’s now their business page. Just because I am your friend on your personal page doesn’t mean you should decide you are now going to take advantage of that fact and make your “liker.”  I highly encourage you to really think about this decision.  It may seem like a little decision now but it does involve ethics.  People have trusted you with being their friend. Do not take advantage of that trust. If you have thought about creating a business page to promote your business then that might be the best option.  This feature is perfect for those who have broken Facebook terms and have two personal profiles, one of which they are using for business.