ITEC Social Media Apprentice Award 2014 – Sponsored by Lollipop Local

Last week we were really proud to be asked to sponsor and present the first Social Media Apprentice Award at ITEC for 2014.

There were several other categories:

Adult Learner of the Year- sponsored by The Hamelin Trust based in Billericay
Comptia Learner of the Year
Microsoft Learner of the Year
Employer of the Year – sponsored by Be Child Cancer Aware
Line Manager of the Year – sponsored by The Indee Rose Trust
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Are You Suffering From Heartbleed?

Heartbleed is the latest virus/hack issue to trend across the webisphere.

It is a security flaw which takes the form of a bug in a piece of software called OpenSSL. This software is used to encrypt communications between your computer and the web server of many of the secure sites that we log into. The BBC describes it as “a sort of secret handshake at the beginning of a secure conversation” – which made me chuckle.

But it’s a very serious business! SSL is the encryption tool used by around two-thirds of all websites on the internet

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Twitter’s New Web Profile: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Announces New Look for Web Profile: “The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets

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A Fabulous Birthday Lunch In Leigh On Sea

I had a day off today – for my birthday :)

And a late lunch at the fantastic Sand Bar and Seafood Restaurant in The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea.

With Jon – a vegan!

The clue is in the title – it’s the Sand Bar and Seafood Restaurant. And my children and I made the most of the octopus, salt cod and pork on offer.

But the wonderful Louise made Jon a vegan starter and main course that had him almost licking both plates. He wrote about it on http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LollipopLocalSeoServicesSocialMediaOptimisationMobileWebsiteDesign/~3/BogWn4jU6uA/a-fabulous-birthday-lunch-in-leigh-on-sea

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Is Your Google+ Profile In The Name Of Your Business Or Product?

NO!!!! Please don’t do that!

Just as with Facebook and LinkedIn, Google’s guidelines confirm that the main profile on Google+ has to be a person with a first and last name.

I am starting to get requests to circle all sorts of things like bars, magazines and groups!

Only people can go in a circle. And you follow a business.

Rules for setting up your Google Plus profile

Your account has to be in YOUR first and last name.

You can add a nickname

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