We cherish our social media platforms and spend lots of hours and dollars to make them the best they can be. But there are times when our power circle is infiltrated by hackers, spammers and other unsavory types. If this ever happens to you, here are some steps to take back control and give the infiltrators the boot.
Google+: Go to your Circles page. Click on the person you want to block, then hit the actions button over to the right, and then block! If you feel things are more serious than someone simply being annoying, take the extra step of changing your password.
Facebook: The best course of action is to BLOCK the offender. Blocking them prevents them from not only viewing things you share on your timeline, but also doing things like starting a Facebook chat or message with you. If your account has been hacked, change your password right away!
To block someone:
1. Click the cute little lock at the top right of any Facebook page (It’s to the right of the home button).
2. Click “How do I stop someone from bothering me?”
3. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to block, and click Block.
People will not be notified when you block them.
Twitter Hackers: Change your password ASAP. Some hacking is as mild as sending spammy comments about weight-loss or suspicious links like “OMG look at this hilarious video of you!” Those can be salvaged by changing your password.
**Next week I will share tips on what to do when your Twitter account is hacked in a big way.
In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up shopping carts and editing video, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!