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You may have noticed that a login is no longer required to access the podcasts. Rest assured that if you had an account registered at Clintcast in the past, your account information has been securly erased.

Likewise, if you were previously receiving the Clintcast Newsletter emails, you are still on the distribution list and can maintain your email account information/profile as needed. Simply visit the newsletter sign up form and input your name and email address you already receive the newsletter at in the blanks and click ‘Subscribe to list’. The page will indicate an error, noting you are already on the list, and provide you a link to click to update your profile. Click this link and MailChimp (our newsletter service provider) will send an email to that email address (for security purposes) providing a link to update your profile information. Simply follow the link and you can modify your information as needed.

Clint Maun has joined the web 2.0 social networking revolution and you can now follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/clintcast.

Find Clintcast on Facebook

If you are not familiar with Facebook, it is a free social networking website on which members can interact with each other (their network of ‘friends’) in a myriad of ways. Members maintain a ‘profile’ page from which they can share information with others based on the privacy controls they set. One primary way many members communicate with the other ‘friends’ they connect with (member initiated/approved connections) is to post status updates to their ‘wall’ which are then shared to their networks/friends/connections as dictated in the member’s privacy policy. In this way, users can share updates about their activities/etc with other members without having to email each individually. Furthermore, if the member chooses to activate a mobile phone/device on their account, Facebook can forward these status updates to your mobile device via SMS text-messaging updates. Facebook does not charge to send these messages, but your phone/device carrier plan might, so be sure to check your plan to see if you are able to send/receive SMS text-messages, and if so, their costs.

Note:
You do not have to have a Facebook account to view a member’s profile page (like the Clintcast page linked above), unless that user has privacy controls preventing viewing by visitors other than approved friends. However, if you wish to actively follow one or more member’s sites/pages in a consolidated way or receive mobile phone/device updates, you will want to set up a Facebook account.

Creating a New Facebook Account

If you currently do not have a Facebook account, you should begin by creating one now. If you need assistance with this, you can visit Facebook's help page for additional information regarding how to Sign Up at Facebook. Otherwise, if you feel pretty comfortable with how these things work, proceed to facebook.com and create your new Facebook account. It is advisable to become familiar with Facebook’s various features and privacy controls before proceeding to further use if you are not familiar with them. Again can get higher level help at Facebook’s help site with this.

Once you have your Facebook account setup, proceed to the next step to use your existing (new) account to now ‘like’ the Clintcast page on Facebook.

Using an Existing Twitter Account to ‘follow’ Clintcast

If you have an account on Facebook already, you can simply go to facebook.com and login now. Once you are logged in, ‘liking’ the Clintcast page at Facebook is easy. Start by navigating your browser to our page at http://www.facebook.com/clintcast.

Once there, simply look for the ‘Like’ button near the top of the page (see image below for example) and click it. The Clintcast ‘Page’ will then be added to your list of others you follow at Facebook and you'll be able to follow the Clintcast posts forever-more! A Facebook ‘page’ is slightly different than a typical ‘friend’ account as it is more tailored to businesses/entities for social interaction on Facebook.

Clintcast at Facebook 'like' screenshot

If you need further assistance with this process, have additional questions regarding ‘liking’ content on Facebook (formerly known as becoming a ‘fan’ of Facebook pages), you can seek further assistance at Facebook’s help site for more detailed/timely information.

Now that you ‘like’ the Clintcast posts on Facebook, you may want to set up your mobile phone/devices to receive SMS messages (aka ‘text messages’) to get status updates delivered right to them around the clock without having to log in. Go to the next step for help with this task.

Enabling your mobile phone/devices

So far, we have covered how to follow status updates (also knowns as ‘posts’) from Clintcast (and others you follow) on Facebook in a web browser. Did you know you can set up your mobile phone/device to receive these updates over SMS (aka ‘text messages’) as well, so you can get these little doses of inspiration any time when you away from your browser?  While there are a number of apps available for various smartphone models for interacting with Facebook directly over the phone, some users prefer to have Facebook updates relayed to them via SMS. Facebook will broadcast these updates for free via SMS to your mobile number.

Be aware that while the text message is free from Facebook, your phone carrier may charge you for receiving/sending text messages. Consult your carrier plan regarding text charges if needed.

To set up your device to receive text messages, you need to first pair your device to your account so Facebook knows it is really you it is sending texts to. Again, Facebook has an excellent help page to assist with setting this up.

Once your phone/device is activated with Facebook, you can simply adjust your ‘mobile’ account settings to indicate to Facebook who you want updates for, what types of updates to receive and even when you want to receive them. Again, make sure you are currently logged in to Facebook, then navigate to your Account > Account Settings page to modify your settings. You’ll find the settings you seek under the ‘Mobile’ tab on your ‘My Account’ page. Again, for more detailed information on adjusting these various settings, refer to Facebook’s mobile texts help site for further assistance.

Need More Help with Facebook?

Facebook can be both very simple, yet very extensive in its use. As such, it is beyond the scope of this page to elaborate on additional setup/features but as always, you can find a wealth of assistance by visiting http://www.facebook.com/help/ to learn more. Enjoy!

Clint Maun has joined the web 2.0 social networking revolution and you can now follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/clintcast.

Twitter icon

If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is what is known as a 'micro-blogging' site where members (accounts are free) can 'follow' other members' status updates (referred as 'Tweets') as well as create your own ‘tweets’ for members who are following you. Tweets are limited to 140 characters, so the intent of Twitter is simply to give members an easy, quick means of delivering short, bite-sized bits of communication to those who choose to receive them (followers). Likewise, members can choose to have Twitter 'relay' these subscribed tweets from those you follow onward to your cell phone/mobile device by utilizing SMS text-messaging. Twitter does not charge to send these messages, but your phone/device carrier plan might, so be sure to check your plan to see if you are able to send/receive SMS text-messages, and if so, their costs.

Note:
You do not have to have a Twitter account to view a member's page (like the Clintcast page linked above). However, if you wish to actively follow one or more member's pages in a consolidated way, you will need to have a Twitter account.

Creating a New Twitter Account

If you currently do not have a Twitter account, you should begin by creating one now. If you need assistance with this, you can visit Twitter's help page for step-by-step instructions on How To Sign Up on Twitter. Otherwise, if you feel pretty comfortable with how these things work, proceed to twitter.com and create your new Twitter account.

Once you have your Twitter account setup, proceed to the next step to use your existing (new) account to now ‘follow’ Clintcast tweets on Twitter.

Using an Existing Twitter Account to ‘follow’ Clintcast

If you have an account on Twitter already, you can simply go to twitter.com and login now. Once you are logged in, ‘following’ the Clintcast page at Twitter is easy. Start by navigating your browser to our page at http://www.twitter.com/clintcast.

Once there, simply look for the ‘Follow’ button near the top of the column (see image below for example) and click it. Clintcast will then be added to your list of others you follow at Twitter and you'll be able to follow the Clintcast tweets forever-more!

Clintcast at Twitter 'follow' screenshot

If you need further assistance with this process, have additional questions or maybe you want to setup following from other non-web based or 3rd party applications (on a smartphone, for instance), Twitter has an excellent help site for this.

Now that you ‘follow’ Clintcast tweets on Twitter, you may want to set up your mobile phone/devices to receive SMS messages (aka ‘text messages’) to get tweets delivered right to them around the clock without having to log in. Go to the next step for help with this task.

Enabling your mobile phone/devices

So far, we have covered how to follow tweets from Clintcast (and others you follow) on Twitter in a web browser. Did you know you can set up your mobile phone/device to receive these tweets over SMS (aka ‘text messages’) as well, so you can get these little doses of inspiration any time when you away from your browser? Twitter will broadcast these tweets for free via SMS to your mobile number.

Be aware that while the text message is free from Twitter, your phone carrier may charge you for receiving/sending text messages. Consult your carrier plan regarding text charges if needed.

To set up your device to receive text messages, you need to first pair your device to your account so Twitter knows it is really you it is sending texts to. Again, Twitter has an excellent help page to assist with setting this up.

Once your phone/device is activated with Twitter, you can simply indicate to Twitter which specific people you follow you want to have Twitter relay tweets to your phone/device via SMS by doing the following:

While logged into Twitter, visit the Clintcast page you are following (again, located at http://www.twitter.com/clintcast). You will note to the right of the ‘Following’ button is a small graphic depicting a mobile phone (see image below).

Twitter SMS setup screenshot

Simply click that image to toggle SMS messages on/off from this specific user to your mobile phone/device. This also can be done via SMS (in addition to other ways as well). Again, for more in-depth assistance with this procedure, visit Twitter’s help page.

Need More Help with Twitter?

Twitter can be both very simple, yet very extensive in its use. As such, it is beyond the scope of this page to elaborate on additional setup/features but as always, you can find a wealth of assistance by visiting http://support.twitter.com to learn more. Enjoy!

Some of you may wonder what the heck this RSS/Feed thing is all about. RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. In short, what RSS does is provide a simple means by which an application on your computer, often called a news reader/aggregator, can monitor a simple text file which tells it about content at a given site. When new content becomes available, the information about that content in included in the RSS file and your computer can alert you regarding the new content (or even download it for you depending on your settings) so you don't have to independently visit every site you want to check for new content on everyday. It does the heavy lifting for you. RSS readers are built into many apps these days. For instance, those of you on Macs have it built right into Mail and Safari.

All you basically need to put the ball in motion is the URL to an ‘RSS feed’ to monitor. Most websites make this real easy to find. Just look for the standard ‘chicklet’ resembling the following somewhere on the page:

RSS Feed icon

These usually take you straight to the feed in question where you can ‘subscribe’ to the feed in your specific feed-reader application/aggregator. In our case, the entirety of the Clintcast Archive is contained in the feed. By subscribing to the feed, you can be notified by your feed-reader when new episodes come available and you can play/download them at will. For further information, learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS.

I'm hooked! I've introduced Clintcast to my supervisors and they love it. I've taken 15 minutes out of our meeting to listen to one of your podcasts. I've even sent invitations to other managers in the healthcare field and have received many positive responses for sending such an awesome tool. Clint is very motivational and puts a lot of things into perspective. Keep up the great work. Thanks Clint!

-Lisa Bohlman