I hope you had an amazing week! In case you missed it, we officially unveiled our new brand this week – Spodek & Co. The new year brings lots of exciting changes. Check out why the change was made and how we’re headed in a new direction in my previous blog post.
Hold that “Like” for just a second
Have you ever wondered how many things you “liked” on Facebook? You can find out by watching your year end video (assuming you created one before Facebook closed the app.) Lots of us use the like buttons to show our friends we care about their posts. Now there’s a caution against liking everything you see because you could be contributing to a Facebook scam if you do.
Yahoo! = Altababa
Big moves in tech! This week we learned that Yahoo! will be called Altaba once the Verizon acquisition is complete, and Marissa Mayer will step down from the board. They say Yahoo! was once worth $100 Billion – whoa, that’s a lot of dough! Are you still hanging on to a Yahoo! email address? It may be time to get a new one.
Know your lemons
Did you suddenly see a bunch of heart emojis ❤️️ as status updates this week? If you did, you weren’t the only one. This vaguebooking campaign is meant to raise awareness for breast cancer. One woman, who is living with breast cancer, thought the campaign was frustrating because it does little to raise actual awareness for the disease. She posted this helpful pic of a dozen ways you can recognize breast cancer for yourself, abnormalities depicted on lemons. Read more about her story and “know your lemons”.
Rules, rules, rules
Learn all about the unspoken rules that kids have created within their social circles for using Instagram. If you thought FOMO was bad in your day, you’ve got nothing on kids who are growing up today. Sadly, they get to watch their friends having a great time at a party they weren’t invited to. What do you think about self-imposed rules in social circles?
Los Pollos Hermanos – Taste the Family!
Better Call Saul is slated to return with season 3 this spring. If you’ve seen it and/or are a fan of Breaking Bad, you’ll love this Fun Friday teaser.
Podcast Episode of the Week – FIR #67: Let’s Launch a Startup!
Shel Holtz invited me to be a panelist on the December 26 episode of For Immediate Release (FIR) along side Ayelet Baron and Brad Whitworth. I hope you enjoy our discussion.