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Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Facebook To Verify Celebs — And Offer Opp to use a Fake Name

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 16, 2012

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Facebook will today start offering some users the possibility to verify their accounts, TechCrunch reports.

The feature will start as invite-only, allowing public figures (in the beginning, only users with high subscriber counts will be invited) to change their account to verified status.

Once the account is verified, it will appear more frequently in the “people to subscribe to” list.

Twitter launched verified accounts back in 2009, and Google+ launched a similar feature shortly after launch.

However, unlike Twitter’s version of this feature, Facebook won’t display any sort of badge on verified accounts – a somewhat odd decision, since having a way to distinguish the real person from impostors is precisely why this feature is useful to most users.

Instead, verified users will have the option to display a nickname (Facebook normally requires all users to use their real name) instead of a real name, or have their real name places in parentheses.

To verify your account, you’ll have to send Facebook an image of a government-issued photo ID, or a combination of two alternate IDs (such as birth certificate and credit card). While this will certainly make some users uneasy, Facebook promises to delete this data after verification.

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8 Things Great Publicists DO

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 3, 2010

Here are 8 Things that publicists often fail to do, but are second nature to great publicists (like the ones at LCO)!

1. Reading a daily newspaper.

2. Listening to all news talk radio in the car

3. Watching TV news at home.

4. Advance planning your week-at least a 1/2 hour.

5. Reading Guerrilla PR or listening to it on tape.

6. Using Google search- positioning research.

7. Socialize- go to events at least once a week.

8. Having Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or drinks with a client at least once a week.

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Revealed: Ali’s New Step-By-Step Blueprint for your Online Success

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 3, 2010

LCO Client and Millionaire Entrepreneur Coach, Ali Brown has lots to share when it comes to business. Ali knows what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and dedicates so much of her time to teaching those that are driven enough all of the tips and tricks that may not be so obvious. Ali will be holding a FREE One-Time Teleseminar for entrepreneurs next Tuesday, giving you the inside scoop on how to succeed. Don’t you want to know why “getting to the top of Google” isn’t nearly as critical for your business success as it used to be? And what’s becoming FAR more important these days? Or how about the top methods for delivering your content right now? (you’re probably familiar with at least one of these… but she will tell you about the most popular formats that your audience will actually USE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
8:00pm Eastern

To register for the teleseminar, click HERE. For more information on Ali Brown please visit her website at www.alibrown.com

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