What’s Happened To Scheduled Posts On Facebook

It took me a few minutes and a few aborted attempts to schedule a post on my Facebook Business page.

The schedule post button had disappeared from its normal place on the left hand side at the bottom of the status update box.

What you have to do now is press the dropdown menu to the left of Post.

Then you will find the option to Schedule, Backdate or Save as a Draft.

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Data mining tops LinkedIn’s list of the ‘hottest skills of 2014′

Big Data is netting big salaries.

Whether its Moneyball, President Obama’s election campaigns or just the social media-led explosion of information, “statistical analysis and data mining” topped LinkedIn’s list of the 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014.

Last year, the top skill was “social media marketing.” Data mining was No. 5.

See also: Warning: A computer science degree may be a waste of your time and money

For those who have those skills, these are good times. Glassdoor reports that the average salary for a data scientist is $118,709 versus Read more of this social media article: here

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The Internet can’t handle how cute Prince George is in his Christmas photos

All hail his royal highness, the king of cuteness.

Prince William and Kate Middleton — more formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — released three adorable new photos of their son, Prince George, for the holidays on their official website.

See also: Ring the alarm: William and Kate mingle with Beyoncé and Jay Z

The rosy-cheeked prince posed for the photos at the end of November on the steps of Kensington Palace. For a 1-and-a-half-year-old, he pulls off a classy pair of knee socks and sweater vest with amazing flair — as well as a “smize”

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Maximise Your Facebook Cover Images With A Call To Action

Here at Lollipop Local, one of the first things we show business owners is how to maximise the effect of their Facebook cover image by turning it into a click through.

But not many other folks are actually doing this.

So, introducing a new bright shiny thing from Facebook!

Custom Call To Actions on your Facebook cover image. Clickable buttons that will link through to a page on your website, a more mobile friendly page on your website or to a custom app.

At first, I thought it was yet another announcement from Facebook that was

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2014 Year in Review: Twitter and Pinterest

Ellen tweet2014 won’t be over until it’s over but Twitter, Pinterest and the rest of the social media gang have already published their year in review posts.

What are they going to do if something major happens in the next three weeks? Do they think it’s too late for anything to eclipse the marvel that was Ellen’s Oscar selfie or Taylor Swift shaking it off?

We’ll just have to wait and see and hope but in the mean time let’s gather around the screen of your choice and relive those precious memories

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