Technology for the Disabled

I love all things tech but there’s one topic that captures my fancy like none other: Technology for the Disabled. Tech companies are just now starting to pay attention to those with disabilities and innovation is bubbling up around their specific needs.

Over the years, I’ve collected anything that I noticed that fit into this category and I saved it to a Pinterest board called Tech for Disabilities and Special Needs. I’m posting it here because I reference this board again and again during Geek to the Core Episode 5.

Let me know if there’s anything I should add to the board.

(Photo by Orcam)

(Click on the title of the board to see the whole thing or each individual image will take you to that specific pin.)

Episode 4 | The Dangers of Posting Your Location Online

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Episode 4 of Geek to the Core | The Dangers of Posting Your Location Online

Kerry talks about the dangers of posting your location online and gives tips on how to take control of location listings.

Read more about location and reputation management on my blog or in my book.

How to Optimize Photos for the Internet

There’s something really important about content creation that you may be missing. Every piece of media that you upload, including photos, video, audio, and documents, is full of metadata. Most people don’t know much about how metadata works so let me share with you how to optimize photos for the internet.

What is Metadata?

It’s information that describes a piece content. It’s important because most search engines use metadata to help determine the value of content when adding pages to their search index. In simpler terms, this information is what Google uses to decide where (and how high up) to show your stuff in search. Continue reading

Episode 2 | Optimizing Photos for the Internet

You are probably missing a huge opportunity to be found on the internet! Use your search engine optimization chances to come up in search and for you to be served to those that are interested in what you do.

I talk about how you can optimize your photos more efficiently, suggestions on organization of media, and my favorite resources for free stock photos.

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Watch How to Optimize Facebook Cover Photos

How to Mute Someone on Facebook

It seems as if everyone has experienced “The Oversharer.” This is a family member that complains too much or a friend that’s giving a blow-by-blow of her kid’s potty training habits (sorry) or any other account that simply talks too much. Our difference in communication styles has a way of spoiling relationships but there’s a way to salvage them and your social networking experience. Did you know you can mute someone on Facebook? It’s true. Let me show you how. Continue reading

How to Schedule Content on Facebook

Do you ever wonder how social media managers control all the posts they put out? Are you curious about how they do it? Once you know the trick, you can do it too.

Social media managers, marketing professionals, and community managers are all in charge of creating content, posting to various platforms, monitoring engagement, reviewing analytics, and creating reports. Each of these steps is an intense amount of work. Some people do all of them and some organizations are large enough that these jobs are split amongst multiple people. No matter which one they are, there’s a lot of work to be done and ways to cut down the time required.

Efficiency on the job

It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can do your job more efficiently, it’s a win. When it comes to digital marketing, I recommend deciding what content is important to your audience, what you need to be communicating, and with what frequency. I’ve talked about this before and you can read about editorial calendars and social media theme document (both have downloads.) Continue reading

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