Socialcam is a very popular video capture and sharing phone app. You can use it to quickly capture video and share it to your social network. And it is a great way to see what your “friends” have been up to.
However, Socialcam also posts (by default) information about the other Socialcam videos that you’ve watched. And it has been doing this for Facebook users who are not even using Socialcam to create videos. For some people, this has proven a bit embarrassing.
And even if you are a boy scout on the web, when you’re using social media to market your business, you simply do not want to broadcast to the public at large all of the specific videos you’ve been watching. Am I right?
The problem is that many of us don’t even realize that we have integrated Socialcam into our Facebook profile. By simply clicking a link to a Socialcam video, you will integrate the app and presto – any other videos you’ve watched may be public information.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO … I’ve created a couple videos to help you make sure you’re not caught unaware.
This first video outlines the problem and shows how easy it is to accidentally start broadcasting your web habits.
Viewing Tip: To view this video in High Definition & full screen mode: Click the video to start playing it and then click the gear button below select 720 HD. Finally, click the Full Screen [ ] icon.
The second video shows how to configure Facebook and the Socialcam app so it only posts what you want it to post.
I reference a couple articles in the video, so I’ve added links to them right here:
My biggest fear is that because of this information you may shy away from using Socialcam. Please don’t. It’s a wonderful tool and the upside is huge. I have put a note in my todo list to create a post that will “sell” you on the upsides to Socialcam. As a Realtor, it’s an amazing tool in so many ways.
As always, please feel free to add your comments below (or email or text them to me)
Realtor®, NAR e-PRO Instructor & WA Realtors Tech Educator