Have You Heard the Latest (Podcast- Ep. #001)

For the next few weeks I’m going to try to publish a podcast recapping some interesting stories from the week – here are a few that stood out to me.

2.6 Million Seniors Fall Victim To Identity Theft Annually

This week I learned 2.6 million seniors fall victim to ID theft annually, as according to experience. And these thieves target seniors because they are often less tech savvy than other victims one of the recommendations is to consider using some identity protection service the several services out there. I no longer be signing up at least one of my family members for the. The other thing to consider is to maybe get a shredder. It’s outrageous to think that they dive through dumpsters to retrieve documents and then sign up for loans in your family members name.

Source: GoBanking

LinkedIn Adds Native Video Features for Mobile and Desktop

In social media news this week LinkedIn announced they will be coming out with native video offering the ability to upload and autoplay videos from mobile and desktop. LinkedIn is testing this feature with a small number of users. The videos will play with the sound off initially and provide typical stats such as views and likes but LinkedIn will also provide basic information about the viewer such as the company where they work, the name and job title. I think this going to be a major game changer for LinkedIn. Right now it’s a very textual platform and I think for social sellers out there, anybody who’s trying to cultivate a professional brand for him or herself, strategically using video in this manner is something to be considered.

Source: Social Media Examiner

Twitter Adds New Muting Tool to Filter Out Notifications

Twitter added new muting tools for notifications. The tools will mute notifications from newly registered accounts and accounts that you don’t follow or don’t follow you. Twitter previously added anti-abuse measures such as the ability to silence certain users and filter out direct messages. I have to tell you how much I welcome this news. I receive notifications several times throughout the day from people who aren’t even following our account and they post ridiculous comments. It can be a real distraction. I think this is going to be really healthy for Twitter as a platform.

Source: Social Media Examiner

84 Year Old Bridal Shop Files for Bankruptcy

In business bankruptcy this week Alfred Angelo Bridal Shops filed for bankruptcy this week closing all stores including six here in Southern California. The company operates more than 60 Alfred Angelo Bridal Signature Stores in the U.S., and the store’s gowns and dresses are also sold at more than 1,400 wholesale stores worldwide. it’s especially sad when you consider this company has been in business since 1933.

Source: ABC News