Category Archives: Social Media

Why Are You So Popular on Social Media?

As we spend more time than ever before on our devises, most people are aware of the many scams that exist on the internet now. It’s tough to simply look at your emails without noticing several phishing emails sitting in your inbox, and those are just the obvious ones! Then, there’s, “We need you to update your account info, just click the link below,” emails. It can even go deeper with hackers physically talking with you or conning you into giving them information you shouldn’t. Lately, the largest influx of scams has come from social media.  As of right now, it is estimated that worldwide social media users total 3.8 billion. That is a lot of people to target. Fake Facebook Profiles Facebook saw a lotRead Full Article

Your Business Website

Your website represents your business and so building and maintaining it needs to be of primary concern to you as a business owner. We often find business owners struggling with their websites, saying things like: “My website looks great, but I am not able to convert” or “I invested so much into creating my website, but I don’t get many hits.” These things are very common pains faced by businesses, especially small and mid-sized business. If you aren’t sure where to start your site improvement project, this post will get you rolling in the right direction with seven key areas you need to pay attention to when it comes to your website.   1. Content – Make sure your website has a significant amount of contentRead Full Article

Kevin Lee’s Lifehacker Blog: Four Methods to Create a Secure Password You’ll Actually Remember

NOTE: This blog originally appeared elsewhere, and was repeated on  The Nerds thought our readers would benefit from this information.  It is copied in its entirety below. How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all? The only secure password is one that you can’t remember, but there are times when you can’t use a password manager and need to rely on your memory. This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. It’s a question I mull each and every time a security breach happens. When the Heartbleed vulnerability was discovered last spring, the mandate was for everyone to change all their passwords right away. It’s still on my to-do list. I cringe at the thought ofRead Full Article

OpenTable App and Website Review

If you are from New Orleans, currently live in New Orleans, or ever visit New Orleans, food is probably very important to you.  You take dining out seriously. So do we!  That’s why we are very avid users of OpenTable.  Both the website and the app (for both Android and iOS) allow you to locate restaurants, read reviews, make reservations, and write reviews for over 20,000 restaurants in the United States alone.  They also have restaurant listings for numerous European cities. True story: My husband, Chief Nerd Darrin, and I wanted to grab some food at a popular downtown restaurant prior to an evening Saints game.  When we approached the host station, we were told there was no availability.  Darrin walked outside, logged onto theRead Full Article

Winner of the Nexus 7 Tablet Contest

Rent-A-Nerd recently held a Facebook promotion in which contestants were asked to guess how many Nerds were in the jar.  The person who “liked” our Facebook page and had the closest guess would win a Nexus 7 Tablet.  Congratulations to Brett Patron!  There were 6854 Nerds in the jar and not only was his guess the closest, it was also the FIRST guess!!  We love being able to reward our Facebook followers with goodies like this.  So, be sure to “like” Rent-A-Nerd’s Facebook page so that you can join us next time!  Here’s the link: Winner of the Nexus 7 Tablet Contest was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by Charlotte Piotrowski