Social media sites are continually tinkering with their platforms. Here are a few of the changes I have run across this week:
The image at the top of your profile has just gotten much larger. No, your photo has not been enlarged. The space available has been enlarged. This means back to the drawing board to create a correctly sized image.
(I just noticed on the Miller Mosaic Google+ company page that the company hot link has been automatically overlaid on the image.)
You can no longer upload your resume into your profile. Instead, you must manually enter the information from your resume.
The “like” button (and tally) underneath a book title on Amazon has disappeared from the U.S. Amazon site. Of course, with Amazon this could reappear. But as with the removal of tags, it is probably unlikely that the “like” button will return.
(Note for those authors who use Amazon html for their book descriptions on Amazon: There is a major change in when you can use Amazon html. Click here to read about this on a Kindleboards forum.)
And an obstacle on Goodreads that should be removed:
I tried to upload the new book cover for my romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY to my author profile on Goodreads. Nope, no can do. Only a “librarian” can do this. Luckily, I am in a Facebook group with a designated Goodreads “librarian.” Unluckily there was a glitch in her uploading the new book cover and she is now trying a workaround.
Question to Goodreads: Why would you not allow authors to change a book cover themselves? Is this obstacle user friendly?
News flash: Facebook is rolling out a new News Feed. More changes to deal with!
If you have been checking your own social media accounts, you may have found other changes. If so, do leave the information in a comment below.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com
She is also the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY.