Top Social Media Trends That Will Take Over 2018
As we accelerate towards the end of the year, the season of predictions is almost upon us.
You know the time - when every social media marketing guru comes out with a new listing of projections and prognostications on what to expect, and where we're headed in the next 12 months.
And while no one ever gets these 100% right, it is possible to look at the latest trends - based on usage data - in order to make an informed estimation of what to expect.
That's what the team at Filmora have done with this infographic - rather than going overboard with AI takeovers and robots gaining human-like awareness, they've put together a listing which simply looks at the trend data to give you some pointers as to where you should be looking for more focus in 2018.
Hopefully it helps with your own strategic planning
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I can imagine getting an eviction notice would be pretty upsetting. Well, i don't have to imagine.. I deliver them every day. Sometimes ten a day. Luckily i'm not the guy that has to forcably remove them. I just deliver what is sometimes the initial paperwork, The Bearer of bad news if you will. I've been doing this for a while now but never really had anything that i couldn't talk my way out of. Recently i had one that was different than others. Most people just get a little upset or seem confused. This guy looked at the papers, said thank you very much with a big grin and began to walk away. As i walked away he apparently changed his mind and said, "wait, you know what? you can take these with you!" as he ripped the Unlawful Detainer papers up he clearly began to get angry. I continued to towards my vehicle, (where i have tools for this kind of thing) and he got between me and the car and repeatedly said, "Leave!" "Leave!". Shoving me with his chest again and again i informed him that if he touched me again i would be forced to remove him from my path to my vehicle. Being very reluctant to put my hands on anyone, I pulled out my camera and began recording. As soon as i did that he turned around and went back into his trailer to get "something", Lets just say i didn't wait around to see what it was. I filed a police report only because i believe him to be mentally unstable. He went from friendly to foe in 2.12 seconds. This was a great example to me of how almost any instance can be resolved without the need for physical tactics and/or restraints.
(Read the spoof Eviction Notice Above Carefully, haha!)
I recently had an experience that was not so different than many others. You arrive at the door, knock a few times. Waiting for any sign that somebody is inside. When you realize the A/C unit is on or the TV is blaring or you hear the shower going.. Ect.. You stay and continue to periodically knock. Hoping that somebody will get tired of the knocking and answer the door. Most people eventually come to the door and say, without opening it, "Who is it?" to which i usually respond, "Michael". LOL I have gotten all kinds of funny responses to that one. This recent one said, "I dont know anything!" I had a good laugh then asked her to open the door. It took a few more knocks and she finally laid it all on me as sometimes they do.. "So here's what happened". I usually humor them by pretending to listen and take notes when i'm actually writing down there physical description. This lady said to me after venting to me for a bit through a screen door. "I'm not accepting service and you better not drop serve me, I used to have a firm and i know you can't do that!" I left the documents on the porch as she was shutting the door i said, "you've been served legal documents ma'am" Have a good day!" She opened the door and said, "HA I caught you!" "you are in trouble buddy!" I laughed all the way to the car and watched her step out on the porch and pick them up. Awesome! On a side note, I've met attorneys that still think that a document has to touch the person to be considered valid. Does anyone in the industry still hold to this misconception? - Michael
I love my job, I don't know why people insist on lying. As if it will in some way saves them from the impending action that is coming upon them, or just to "stick it to the man!" I appreciate when people are honest, but i find humor in the times when i knock on the door a few times and the lights all shut off, but not before I've seen the peep hole darken a few random times. I'm usually faced with the decision, Call out there name as if they didn't know i was there for them. Or just keep knocking until they answer. This is usually remedied when they get tired of hearing me knock. But one time I felt bad when this same situation happened and i found out later that it was a young girl that was commanded not to answer for anyone! That has changed the way i knock. I'll knock a few times and either stakeout, or come back another time. It's usually not worth the effort to wait and knock over and over when you know somebody is inside hiding. The worst is when you dont have a picture and you happen to catch them coming or going but they deny even knowing who you are talking about. You certainly cant serve them without a positive I.D. Most companies will pay a little extra, Skip trace fee for you to track them and find out additional information. This not only gives them more info to use later in the legal process but helps make your job easier and you get paid to do it. Social Networking sites are usually a great cross referencing tool. Thank you for reading.
How often do you show up at a location all ready to serve someone, only to find that the address is either wrong or the people simply abandoned ship?
It happens here in Nor Cal a Lot!
I was speaking to another process server with decades of experience. She stated that it is common practice among the seasoned pro to perform what is known as, "phantom Service attempts".
In some counties, such as Butte here in California. It is required to obtain diligence that shows the judge that you have attempted at different times of the day (eight hours apart) and at least three attempts before requesting an order to post on the property.
Returning the second and the third time at different times of the day can seem senseless when the property looks like the one above. The place is vacant. Why bother?
Here is the way i see it, I know we are paid to serve someone and the less attempts we make to get the job done, the better! However, I like to schedule the attempts so that i don't see them as additional work. My routine service includes three attempts before an order to post or sub-service on the fourth attempt.
What is your standard? Do Ghost or phantom serves plague or benefit your organization?
Friday, February 21, 2014
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Service of process was fatally defective where the summons and complaint was left with someone who was in charge of a company’s branch office and then a copy was mailed to the company, rather than any individual officer or manager, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.
Div. One, in an opinion by Justice Patricia D. Benke, affirmed the court’s granting of Homeward Residential’s motion to set aside a default and default judgment of about $254,000.
Benke explained that Ariel V. Ramos used none of the methods prescribed in the Code of Civil Procedure for service of process on a corporation after filing a complaint in 2011 alleging causes of action related to the foreclosure of a deed of trust on Ramos’s home.
Ramos had opposed the motion to set aside, arguing that he had properly served the corporation, and that any defect in service was merely technical and did not deprive the mortgage company of actual notice of the action.
In 2007, Homeward Residential filed a statement with the Secretary of State’s office designating CT Corporation System as its agent for service of process, with an address located near downtown Los Angeles.
After filing the complaint, Ramos obtained a process server who attempted to serve the mortgage servicing company at a branch office in Irvine. At that time, the server handed an unidentified woman, who claimed to be in charge of the office, the summons and complaint.
The woman advised the server that she could not accept the documents.
The server then mailed a copy of the summons and complaint to the Irvine office, but the copy was not addressed to any individual, and was instead designated to Homeward Residential.
Ramos’ counsel received a copy of the summons and complaint, which had been received at the Irvine address, with a message requesting that Ramos send the service to the CT Corporation at an address in Dallas, Texas.
The following month, Ramos’ counsel sent electronic facsimile letters to the mortgage company’s legal department, informing them that Ramos had filed a complaint against them, that Homeward Residential had not responded, and that Ramose had requested an entry of default.
Ramos then obtained a default judgment, executed a notice of levy against the company’s bank account, and the bank notified Homeward Residential of the execution.
After receiving notice from the bank, the company filed a motion to set aside the judgment, but while the motion was pending, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department disbursed money from the company’s bank account to Ramos.
Benke said that the Ramos’s proof of service was facially defective by not identifying a particular individual to be served. His service, she explained, did not identify any of the officers or managers of the corporation as required by the Code of Civil Procedure §416.10, and instead only identified Homeward Residential at its Irvine address.
This defect, Benke explained, shifted the burden to Ramos to show that service was still substantially in compliance with the rules of civil procedure by delivering the service to Homeward Residential’s designated agent for service, CT Corporation, or by delivering the summons and complaint to someone in charge of the office.
“Ramos did not provide the trial court with any evidence identifying the person to whom the summons and complaint was delivered in Irvine or other evidence from which it might be inferred….[and the] record does not support Ramos’s contention that no agent for service of process was provided to the Secretary of State.”
The case is Ramos v. Homeward Residential, Inc., 14 S.O.S. 872.
By Kristin J. Bender
SAN LORENZO -- A day care center was evacuated and several streets were closed during rush-hour traffic Tuesday afternoon after a man punched a process server in the face and then sped off in his car, said a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
No one was seriously injured.
About 4 p.m. Tuesday, a process server went to a home in San Lorenzo to serve a man some legal paperwork.
The two got into a verbal fight and then the process server said the man punched him in the face and then tried to run him over with his car as the man sped away, said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.
Sheriff's deputies were called to an apartment building in the 15000 block of Washington Street, where the man went after driving away from his home nearby, Kelly said.
In the interest of public safety, authorities evacuated a day care center for a short time, Kelly said. The name of the center was not released.
Police tried to reach the man on his cell phone and made announcements for him to come out, but he refused. His car was towed from Washington Street, Kelly said.
More than two and half hours after the incident, authorities left the scene.
The man, whose name and age were not released, was not armed and not considered a threat to himself, the public or his 17-year-old son, who is with him.
Kelly said in the interest of time and opening all streets to motorists during rush-hour police cleared from the scene about 6:30 p.m. Kelly said the sheriff's office will submit a misdemeanor battery complaint to the Alameda County District Attorney's office for their review.
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Hello, for those of you that don't know me. My name is Michael, and i just started a new business that involves the delivery of sensitive and timely legal documents to those who would usually be otherwise unaware of their pending court date and time. Most people don't want to see me when i come a knocking but i find that most people answer the door anyway. A lot has happened since I've begun this business but i'd like to tell you about a particular serve. A serve that helped me refocus on what my goals are as a Process Server but more importantly, as a new business owner. One evening as i started out on what seemed to be the hardest day yet (nobody answering, people running out the back door, people lying to me, Ect) when i knocked on the last door of the night for an Unlawful Detainer (A step in the eviction process) i noticed the kitchen light turn off. I thought "Oh Jeez, not another one of these guys". After seeing the light go off i felt determined that i was going to knock until somebody answered. After beating on the door for about 15 minutes i went back to my car and waited where i could see the window and if anybody was coming or going. After about five minutes i see a little girl about 15 years old, she came out and got into a car (later found out it was her uncle) and rode off down the street. The subject to be served was her mom who told her to never answer the door for a stranger. The same thing i tell my children!! I apologized to the young lady as i served her mother the next day. They were both nice about it and it reminded me of how things are hardly ever the way they seem. .