Articles & Reviews

UNICEF Gifts from Under $20

If you’re just starting your holiday shopping list, consider a few items from UNICEF’s Survival Gifts guide. These items will help children living in areas affected by poverty, conflict, or natural disaster. They are also helping to fight disease, with UNICEF recently sharing on Twitter that approximately “920,000 children died… Read More

FB Live: Is Musical.ly safe for young kids?

Musical.ly is a “video social network app for video creation, messaging, and live broadcasting” – and it’s the topic of a couple of my #AmberMacLive Facebook Live segments that you can find below (excuse the sound issue at the beginning of the first one – we get it fixed and… Read More

Instagram’s New Comment Moderation Tool

We love Instagram but, like many social media networks, it at times struggles with harassment, trolls, and other types of negative behaiour. To help combat some of the abuse that takes place in comment threads, Instagram has recently rolled out its new keyword comment moderation tool. This hides any comments (past… Read More

FB Live: Time to Quit? 3 Things I Stopped to Reach New Goals

We often obsess about new things we want to do, but sometimes when bettering our business and ourselves it’s important to quit things that are interrupting our success. In this Facebook Live chat, I share the three things that I stopped to reach new goals for my work and for… Read More

12 Instagram Rules to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

I recently ran a contest in my weekly newsletter asking parents to share their online safety rules.  Sam Title, CEO of The Coffice, emailed me his family’s 12 Instagram guidelines.  He created this document to steer his 13-year-old daughter in the right direction.  In Outsmarting Your Kids Online, we talk a… Read More

Live Streaming: Truths, Consequences, Opportunities

When Periscope first launched in 2015, there were numerous news headlines warning users (and those in their lens’ way) about the dangers of live streaming.  As Motherboard explained in its March 26th post that year, “When you’re live streaming, you give away more than you likely would in… Read More

3 Tips for Scheduling Posts Across Multiple Time Zones

While some social media accounts have almost all of their followers in a single time zone (e.g. local retailers, restaurants, etc.), a lot of us have communities from coast-to-coast and beyond, which can make it hard to know when to schedule posts. Between managing my own accounts and working with… Read More

Daily Prioritizing on your Mac or iOS Device

Most people have a lot going on in their lives and sometimes it can be really hard to prioritize what you want to get accomplished each day. This may be the case for projects at home, but I find it even more useful for a day at work. If you’re… Read More