Inevitably the school holidays start and the children are back at home for the 6 weeks of summer and the first thing that happens is it rains! What do you do… You can’t exactly send them outside to play in the rain and unless they are little they seem to be glued to the TV or computer.
Since we aren’t miracle workers here and can’t bring the sun back we thought we would bring you some top tips for how to find things for your children to do using your social networks.
My favourite resource for this is actually Pinterest because so many parents have had the same issue and the best of the resources have been pinned so many times that they come to the surface really easily. So your first point of call is to do a Pinterest search for rainy day activities. Just remember to try and give an age approximation – 18 month old, toddler, teenager etc. that way you will find the most appropriate pins.
Sometimes just browsing through your Facebook profile helps as you may see other parents have done some activities that you could do with your children. Make sure you like or leave a comment so that you can find these again another day. (You can always use the digi.me search feature to find them again then. Facebook search doesn’t tend to be much help unfortunately)
I don’t tend to find Twitter that useful for finding ideas and activities unless I ask my followers. Sometimes it is just worth asking people to see what things they come up with. Maybe ask what activities they did as a child on a rainy day. That always comes back with some great suggestions.
What top tips do you have for those wet and rainy summers days when the children are full of energy…
When it comes to having fun and enjoying ourselves we all want to come up with the ultimate weekend plans. We look to one another for inspiration and ideas. What better place to look for those ideas than on our social media networks.
This weeks Friday fun is one of working out what really makes us smile at a weekend. What is it that we each love doing. Use digi.me to look back over your old social network content and see what fun things you have done last summer or even the summers before that for ideas about what you want to do this weekend.
I took a look at my own social media history and it jogged my memory that there is a country fete that is on this weekend every year that it would be nice to take my son to so that is now my plan! Let us know what plans you are making!
Were you at a festival this weekend or plan to be at some point over the summer, then this article is just what you need. This articles shares some of our top tips for how you can use your festival photo’s from this year and past years in creative and fun ways.
First of all you need to grab a copy of all your festival photo’s. You can do that in a few different ways, grab them from your phone, camera etc directly or if you have shared them online and aren’t sure where you had them originally that’s fine. Download digi.me, sync your social media accounts and then do a search or two to find the pictures you are after. You may need to do a date range search or you may just need to search for the name of the festival. It depends what you put in the description when you uploaded the pics.
Once you have the copy of your pictures you can start doing all sorts of things with them.
You could make a photo collage with them and put it in a frame.
Make a photo book of your festival highlights to leave on the coffee table for when friends come round.
Turn your pics into a photo clock with a picture for each hour of the day.
Put all your photo’s into a digital photo frame and see those festival moments all summer long.
Set your festival photo’s folder as your screensaver or screen background and see those special moments unfold.
Create a video of your festival photo’s and share it with your friends on social media.
Do you have other ideas of what you could do with your festival pictures! Share them with us and we’ll add them to our list!
This Friday we thought we would have some fun by sharing with you three features that our users really love!
3. PDF Export: Save all your social media content forever by exporting it into a PDF. You can print it, share it or just save it in case you need it one day.
2. Search: You can’t find a picture online but can’t remember if you shared it on Twitter, Facebook or Instergram but you know you shared it… try a quick search on digi.me and you’ll soon find what you were looking for!
1. Journal: People love the journal as a great way to look back over their content, filtering it by date or just looking back a year from now.
We have just added the ability for you to now export your social media data to Evernote as well! Next to that all important PDF icon is now the Evernote elephant logo. Click on it and try it out! Let us know what you think!
If you aren’t already using digi.me why not try it out for free!
Have I gone completely crazy I hear you say! How can archiving be fun… Why would I want to do that? So lets go back to the beginning, you joined a social network to share moments and memories with friends. You’ve now built up a few months or many years of memories online that have a lot of personal meaning to you and you don’t really want to lose them. So how do you capture them and what will you do with them next?
Capturing those memories is relatively easy to do with digi.me you just download the app, connect it to your social networks and off it goes and archives your digital memories. What you do with them from this moment onward is really up to your imagination.
The big question is how can we make that process more fun for you? If we could make archiving into a fun thing to do what and how would we do that and make you smile at the same time?
We could show you some cats or other cute pictures… We could show you a few of those memories whilst they are being put on your computer… but what would make you go oooh and aaah!!!
Leave a comment or share your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus with us!
I don’t know if you have noticed the recent trends on social media towards sharing video and the importance of video on social media sites. Statistically other than Google search YouTube is the most popular video site in the world however Facebook and Twitter now have video embedded into their timelines as well. The difference here is that if you share video directly through these sites rather than by linking to YouTube you will get more views on these sites.
This in itself leads to a question, do you put your video up on YouTube and link to it from the other sites or do you upload it to multiple places… The answer to this is simple, what is the purpose of your video? To reach as many people as possible or to reach friends, family and colleagues… If it is to reach as many people as possible I would recommend that you upload your video to YouTube but also upload to the social media sites separately don’t link out from YouTube to Facebook as you will lose some of your reach.
For more personal video’s that you really just want to share with those close to you share them directly on Facebook or Twitter. You aren’t after views as such but you are after family noticing them or friends so focus on what is important.
Over the next few months you will see that we are updating our digi.me help and how to videos, let me know what subject areas you would find useful for us to record short videos of and we will share them with you on Facebook and here on our blog.
Once you have downloaded digi.me open the application and register your social media accounts with it and let it sync your data. Once that is done you’ll be ready to start viewing it.
Step 2: Views & Selection
Go to the Journal view.
In the header you will see a calendar icon along with a date range. Click on this and you will see a full calendar view along with a series of options for different time periods. You can either use the preset time periods to view your data or use a custom one.
For the preset time periods you just click on them and voila. You are now seeing just the content from that date range.
For custom date ranges go to the start date within the calendar and click on the date you want the period to start. Then find the date that you want the range to end and click on that. You will then see that the whole date range is highlighted green to indicate your date range. The range will also show in the header next to the calendar icon and you will only see the content from that date range.
Once again Facebook has been drawn into another privacy debate. Basically their practices of updating their privacy settings in line with the EU data protection laws are being questioned again. This time by an independent review team on behalf of the Belgian Data Protection Authority.
Why does this matter to the likes of you and me?
The question being asked is really quite simple really. Why should you care how Facebook uses your data? After all you agreed to their terms of service and agreed that they could use your data right? Well quite simply the question is around the control that you as a user have over their data. Can you simply turn on and off what data you share with advertisers and is it easy to understand what data they can see.
The simple and uncomplicated answer to this is no you can’t. But there have been some changes to the privacy settings so it is worth reviewing your privacy settings again as they did change a couple of months back to give more granularity.
How can I be in control of my data
So you want to be the one controlling and seeing what information advertisers and the like can see on your social networks. You want to know what information they can see and what you have opened up to the world. We have a simple solution that also has the added benefit of giving you a copy of all your social media content on all your social networks in one location. Your computer and you are the only person who sees and accesses it.
Download Digi Me and review your social media data today. See what advertisers can see and if you don’t like what you see tighten up your security settings or remove your account. Remember you have a copy of all your data so you won’t lose it in the process!
This weekend brings us The Oscars and along with that comes a flutter of anticipation on social media. Whether you are a celebrity awaiting the winners announcement or someone who is a bit of a movie buff you can feel the tension rising as this week goes on! To help get you into the spirit of the event we wanted to share how you can interact with your favourite celebrities during this exciting time!
Many people want to share that anticipation with celebrities that they follow on Twitter but very few of us ever get a direct response back. But when you do that moment is magical! So how do you go about doing it?
Make your tweet memorable.
Share something that will make them laugh, cry or go aaaaawww!
Include an image in your tweet. (but make sure it is appropriate)
Join in with conversations that the celebrity is having online.
Be aware that some celebrities only ever broadcast out and don’t respond. (You’ll never get a response from these)
Consider challenging the celebrity.
Don’t spam them.
Don’t resend your message loads of times.
If you were a celebrity and it was your life, what would you respond to and why?
If you do manage to inspire a celebrity interaction you will probably want to capture the moment forever. Download Digi Me and save that moment forever!
Back in December Instagram added 5 new filters to their image options. Some of you may not have noticed them but they are: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden & Perpetua. For the photo enthusiasts out there this came as great news but it is always interesting to know which filters you use most often. Saving you time trawling through them all and finding just the ones you know you really like.
How to find your most used Instagram filters
So here’s that all important information on how you can find out just which filters you use most often.
Download Digi Me (formerly SocialSafe) from our website. The free version will work just fine for this.
Connect your Instagram account and then sync it using the sync button.
Go to Insights where you will find three different insights section. The one you are looking for is Instagram Filters.
Go to the most used tab and scroll down. You will find a pie chart showing your most used filters and if you scroll down even further as a bonus you will see your most popular images based on your most used filters.
If you just want to see your most recently used filters go to the calendar icon at the top and select your date range or a time period and voila! Now you can see a subset based on your time period!