James Mayes

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Social media image size cheat sheet

In Facebook, Facebook tips, Google+, Infographic, LinkedIn, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Twitter, Twitter Tips, Video on January 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

Something that’s been a pain to me in the past, and no doubt a constant pain to everyone else who’s ever tried to carefully prepare a social media page…. what size should the image be?

Luckily, problem solved. The wonderful guys over at LunaMetrics have done the hard work for us. Not only for images though, they’ve covered video preview sizes, caption box character limits, thumbnail sizes… everything!

Image size

What’s more, they’ve covered all this for

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

If you build, customise or play with images, videos, thumbnails or layouts on any of the above sites…. you need this in your life!  Bookmark, enjoy! Full post here.

 

Twitter’s own profile recommendations

In Social Media, Social Recruiting, Twitter, Twitter Tips, Video on November 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’ve written before on how I use Twitter, and included there some thoughts on what I like to see on a profile to catch my interest.  Thing is though, that’s only my opinion.  Is one opinion worth more than others? Maybe, maybe not. But in this case, how about some advice straight from Twitter themselves?

They’ve just released a short video guiding you through profile updates and ideas – take a look! Whether just starting out or seasoned user, you might learn something 😉

Enjoy!

Video: How well do you support your team?

In Human Resources, Sport, Video on July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’d say the main action is about 15 seconds. The following support is around 2 minutes. That’s all I have to say on this one.

Blog: Turn your Facebook Timeline into a movie

In Facebook, Facebook tips, Personal, Social Media, Video on January 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Facebook is now rolling out Timeline for all users – and I’ve noticed more people adding detail to their history recently. Fortuitous then, that Timeline MovieMaker will suck in that history and turn it into a great little movie – kinda “This is your life, according to Facebook”.  Some I know are shy with the amount they share (you need at least 75 photos shared) – so I thought it’d be fun to grab the video of mine and share here – give you an idea of what can be done.

It pulls out various random snaps, which you can change and edit. My favourites? I’d forgotten the snap of me in a burgundy bowler hat with Brad Pitt. I also like that it pulled out the snapshot of a Tel Aviv check-in. I was trying to fool Facebook Places that day with check-in data – achieved. I’ve never been to Israel…

Having watched and played with a few options, it’ll be really fascinating to see what companies can produce when Facebook finally release Timeline for Brands – maybe next month?

Having watched and played with a few options, it’ll be really fascinating to see what companies can produce when Facebook finally release Timeline for Brands – maybe next month?

If you want to play yourself, the movie maker app is here.

I used HyperCam2 (no affiliation) for the screengrab.

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