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Facebook Changes Face of Privacy

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s main goal for the last 5, almost 6, years has been to make the world a more open and connected place for internet users, and we here at Reach Magazine TV think that they’ve done a fantastic job.

One of the newest (and most innovative) things to happen at Facebook has been their recent change to Privacy Protection and Control.

The new update, which was rolled out to the 350 million Facebook users worldwide on Dec. 9, was the first among internet services to offer such control.

You may remember seeing a notification box at the top of your news feed page the last time you logged into your Facebook that asked if you wanted to update your privacy settings or keep them the same.

Well if you decided to update, brand new tools are opened that let any Facebook user decide who, what, and how they send their info to.

Instead of using networks like school, city, etc. they are changing settings to include sending info to Friends, Friends of Friends, Everyone & Customized.

Everytime that you make a post you are now able to select a privacy setting within the post and edit your audience to who you want your information to go out to.

So that means that depending on whether you just found a rotten tomato is lameville, you just posted a photo of you and mom, or you want all your friends to know you’re watching J-LoveSherrie Marlene, and J.O. on Reach Magazine TV, your privacy is directly at your fingertips.

Thanks Facebook!

Source: PRNewswire

December 11, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, Informative | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 tips to step your game up in today’s music industry

Reach Magazine TV’s  host James “J” Love has been in “game” since 1994. In that time  J has gone from being an indie artist running a small independent record label, to heading a multi-media full service entertainment company and marketing firm.  J- Love has also released and produced four independent musical compositions.

He reveals 5 tips to step your game up in today’s music industry.
1. Get technological.
Technology enables everyone to do something exciting at the click of a button.
“It’s beautiful because it’s so easy to go global. We all have an advantage now, back in the day we use to sell our music out of our trunks, at the park, and at school – not so glamorous.”
2. Put your music out there.
Programs like Soundclick and Twiturn  provide services to digitally download and share your music online. “Not having to physically manufacture CD’s makes it easier for people to distribute their music.”
3. Get your social media grind on.
Make your presence known on social media sites like MySpace, Twitter, Bebo & You Tube. Make sure you keep your friends interested by constantly posting new content, and updating regularly. Take Soulja Boy,  for example, his popularity on MySpace & YouTube, led him to land a record deal. “Whether you love or hate his music, he completely changed the game.”
4. Beat your music up.
Getting producers to produce beats are expensive, to make your own beats use programs like Frutyloops  or Cake Walk.  What if you don’t have the ingenuity to make your own beats? This brings me to the next tip.
5. Make a mixtape.
A mix tape or an underground CD that has instrumentals already used by some artists is a great way to break into thegame. You just have to make sure your lyrics and style are banging.jlove

Success is based on ingenuity and hustle. If you don’t have the money to do it, its ok, just get your grind on.”~J-Love

August 4, 2009 Posted by | God, music | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment