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S'mores Dip

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If you haven't seen the Buzzfeed.com video on how to make S'mores dip, then you've been living under a rock. I've seen multiple friends attempt this recipe this summer. Some with success, others, well... 
I decided I had to try this! I did make this without a cast iron skillet. I used square glass Pyrex dish lined with aluminum foil (easy clean-up). Also, this makes a lot so be prepared to share with a group.
S'mores Dip:  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips,   • 1 bag Marshmallows,   • 1 box Graham Crackers,   • 1 baking dish lined with aluminum foil.
Directions: Pre-heat PAN in the oven to 450 degrees. Take pan out of oven and pour chocolate evenly on the bottom. Place 1 layer marshmallows on the top. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until marshmallows have turned golden brown. (You need to watch it because it can easily over cook)  Take out of oven, serve with graham crackers.
Try it yourself and tell me how it turned out! I heard this was also good with peanut butter cups :)


Meerkat or Periscope?

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Live video streaming on the Internet is nothing new. Over the years we have seen tons of services come and go including, Justin.tv, Ustream.TV, Qik... Even YouTube joined the game and introduced a live video service.
So, what makes Meerkat and Periscope so special? They are both mobile focused, simple, interactive and integrate with Twitter. They are perfect options for those folks that may want to do a quick live shot from an event, or maybe a quick Q&A. News outlets have definitely jumped on the bandwagon. They are using the services to share exclusive live footage while gathering news stories. This truly gives a social option when it comes to LIVE breaking news. 
So, which one should you use? 

Both services have a chat option. With Meerkat, the chat actually puts your interaction into a tweet to the person you are watching. On Periscope, the chat is seprate from your Twitter feed. 
Both services allow you to save your video. Periscope gives you the option to share your video with y…

New Year, New Algorithm

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It's a new year which means changes on Facebook. No, I'm not talking about the privacy policy changes or that post about owning your content (STOP SHARING THAT). I'm talking about the dreaded algorithm.
This year is no different. Facebook has rolled out updates that decide what will show up in your news feed. 

What is the algorithm? In simple terms, it is how Facebook picks what content shows up in your News Feed. The algorithm decides the content based on your engagement, who you are friends with, pages you have liked, popularity of posts, and many many other factors.
Facebook adjusts the algorithm slightly throughout the year, but whenever we enter a new calendar year, they tend to make a big change. Sometimes this affects the average user, but typically it is the business that have Pages that suffer from the change.
This year brands and pages have been hit hard. In order to guarantee post views and engagement it's going to take more than just putting great content ou…