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Monday, December 19, 2011

Overland Park, Kansas man is indicted for selling bogus Facebook stock

Overland Park, Kansas man is indicted for selling bogus Facebook stock
Ronald Catrell of Overland Park, Kansas faces fraud counts for an alleged scheme to sell fake investments in social networking company Facebook Inc. 

A U.S. Attorney said late Friday that Ronald Catrell, 45, had been charged with three counts of bank fraud, one count of money laundering, one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
Catrell allegedly set up Blue Valley Capital Management LP. He then told investors he could buy Facebook stock through Goldman Sachs. At the time Facebook actually was not publicly traded. Victims gave Catrell thousands to buy the bogus Facebook stock.





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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist for Kansas City Businesses

The "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist for Kansas City Businesses

Facebook Page Checklist

Creating a Facebook page for your Kansas City business can be a little intimidating. Sure, it's easy to get one started, but how do you know if you're using it right? What's it for, exactly? How can you ensure that it meets your business objectives?

Wouldn't it be handy if you had a complete Facebook checklist to guide you through making and managing your Facebook business page?

Thanks to Jasper Krog and the folks at AllFacebook.com, now you do! This article breaks down the Facebook page project into 5 main activities:
1. Analysis
2. Strategy
3. Basic Set-Up
4. Community Management
5. Additional (ads & marketing)

In each category you'll find helpful questions, specific tasks, and links to help understand various aspects of Facebook management. 

I'm just getting through this checklist and I have found it useful. Visit my facebook business page and lets connect!

It is simple to use . . . To get started, click on the Facebook Business Page Checklist, below:


Get the "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist

http://www.allfacebook.com/the-checklist-all-facebook-pages-absolutely-must-have-2011-12






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Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Premier Realty 

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Facebook Scam!

If you have been on Facebook lately, you have most likely seen the newest Facebook scam from one of your  mutual Friends saying "Find out who's viewing your profile" with a Tiny URL.

Then you're asked to complete a short survey (for security reasons).

Then you're asked to enter your mobile phone number to get the results.

Don't do it!!!  It's a scam. You will be charged $5 per month (I read the terms).

A friend of mine has reported this to Facebook. But apparently, this isn't the first time they've been hacked.

It has nothing to do with anyone's account being hacked. So changing the password does nothing to stop this.

Just thought you should be aware of what's going on.

Have a great weekend!



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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You can now convert a Facebook personal profile into a Facebook business page.

You can now convert a Facebook personal profile into a Facebook business page.
Facebook never formally announced this new capability but Facebook’s help center explains how to convert a profile to a page.
In fact, seven different help entries describe this process, making it look like this has been an option all along when in fact it’s news to us — as it was for me.
Converting a profile into a page retains all of one’s friends as fans, but all other information gets lost in the process if a user doesn’t first copy and save all of their personal information onto their computer.
And once you convert your profile into a page, there’s no way to reverse the process.
Facebook’s help center describes how to download the contents of one’s profile in ample detail.
The ability to convert a profile to a page seems like a logical next step in functionality for the site, given how Facebook redesigned the layouts of profiles and pages to look alike.
Converting a Facebook profile page into a business page would suit someone who is simply more interested in maintaining a business presence on the site than a personal one. Small companies and sole proprietors might have a stronger inclination to do this, but so would page administrators whose usage of Facebook has become so professionally focused that they no longer use it for their own social lives.
Would you ever convert your personal profile to a business page, and for what reasons?


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Facebook will earn 1 billion dollars in 2010

Currently over 400 million people use Facebook for communicating and networking. According to figures released today by the singularly focused blog Inside Facebook, the ubiquitous social network made upwards of $700 million in 2009 and is expected to reach a phenomenal $1 billion in revenues in 2010.

Year over year, Facebook's revenues have typically doubled, from $150 million in 2007 to around $300 million in 2008 and so on."

Fore more information, go to: Facebook on Track for $1 Billion Revenue This Year:

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Facebook awarded patent for news feeds

Facebook awarded patent for news feeds:

Facebook's news feed from its 400 million users has helped the social network far surpass its competitors, which also supply similar digital streams of consciousness.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week granted Facebook Patent No. 7,669,123 for "dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network."

Facebook applied for the patent on Aug. 11, 2006, and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg heads the list of inventors.

The 16-page patent describes how Facebook presents those status updates, links and more. By Facebook's own numbers, that's 60 million status updates per day posted by 35 million users.

Facebook isn't commenting on whether it believes the patent covers rival social networks, which all offer similar news feed updates, such as Twitter's 'What's Happening,' MySpace's 'What are you doing now?' and LinkedIn's 'Network Updates.'"

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Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Official, Facebook is moving to Johnson County, Kansas!

As I was writing a victory post my train of thought was just captured by a headline on the internet. All I could muster up was a snappy headline.



For the past few months I have been working on a way to get Facebook to move its new office outside of California. In my quest as a REALTOR, I have been trying to drum up support. But most of the people I have talked to said so what? What will it do for me?

Through the grapevine (hightech REALTOR circle) I heard that two other REALTORS got their state governments involved. Why wouldn't they? They get it. Facebook would initially employ 200 people. Most of those jobs will pay higher than the median average.

Forget the facts that Facebook is used by 400 million and is a great website to network with friends, families and customers. Facebook would be great for Johnson County.

So here it goes. Looks like Johnson County, Kansas is losing out to Austin, Texas. Texas Governor Rick Perry announced in a Facebook note (How appropriate!) that the state is willing to offer Facebook $1.4 million in incentives to establish the new operation — along with its 200 jobs — in the city of Austin.

The deal is contingent on the city of Austin agreeing to pitch in $200,000 of incentives itself and on Facebook actually deciding that Austin is the best place to go. Austin will vote on the plan within a few weeks.

Anybody have any connections in Johnson County to help court Facebook here?

Johnson County is a high tech county with may tech jobs. The county boast wonderful schools and affordable housing and . . . Oh forget it. We Johnson Countians know how great the county is to work and raise a family. Add the benefits of rubbing shoulders with Kansas City and next to three awesome schools (ok 2 out 3 isn't bad). Johnson County is a great choice.

Hopefully my couple months worth of work will not be useful. Anybody have any ideas on how to bring Facebook to Johnson County, Kansas?

Here is the Facebook note from the Texas governor:

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the state will invest $1.4 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) for Facebook to create a sales and operations office in Austin. This investment will create 200 jobs and more than $3.1 million in capital investment. The TEF funding is conditioned upon the finalization of a local incentive agreement with the City of Austin.

“The TEF continues to be a critical, deal closing tool for Texas, helping to attract jobs and businesses and grow our state’s diverse economy,” Gov. Perry said. “Facebook’s expansion in Austin will enhance the area’s robust technology industry, create 200 jobs for Texans, and strengthen the economy in Central Texas.”

Facebook is a social networking service that enables 400 million people around the world to communicate more efficiently with friends, family and coworkers in a trusted environment. This office represents the first major U.S. expansion outside of Palo Alto, Calif., where the company is headquartered.

“We’ve been exploring various options around the U.S. to establish an additional online sales and operations office and we’re grateful to the assistance we've received from the Governor’s office and the state’s leadership in discussing the possibilities in Austin,” Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said. “Facebook continues to grow and Austin, with its deep talent pool, would allow us to hire the high-caliber employees we need to properly serve the people, advertisers and developers that rely on our service.”

At Gov. Perry’s request, the legislature created the TEF in 2003 and re-appropriated funding in 2005, 2007 and 2009 to help ensure the growth of Texas businesses and create more jobs throughout the state. TEF projects must be approved by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House. The fund has since become one of the state’s most competitive tools to recruit and bolster business. To date, the TEF has invested more than $388.6 million and closed the deal on projects generating nearly 52,000 new jobs and more than $14.3 billion in capital investment in the state.


I guess if I can't get Facebook to move an office to Johnson County, I'll just keep on visiting Facebook on our laptops. It would be nice, though, to see a big blue Facebook sign along I-435 someday, wouldn't it?

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Facebook is Focusing on more Users in 2010

According to a Business Week article, Facebook will be focusing on wooing users and developers in 2010, rather than investors.

Facebook, the largest social networking website with 350 million users, will likely grow in 2010 with its focus. To read the complete article from Business Week, go to:  Facebook Is Focused on Developers This Year, Not IPO (Update2) - BusinessWeek

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