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A Look at SXSW Interactive

Courtney Price | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Courtney Price

It has been an insanely busy couple of days SXSW Interactive so far. Want to see a slice of what it is like?

Crystal Jiang: Listen to Your Mentor and Keep Hustling

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

How to Find More Time for Social Media as a Busy Business Owner

Syed Balkhi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

If you're struggling to get everything done, it can be really tough to make time for an active social media presence. But you know how important social media is for growing your business, especially if you have competitors who are making great use of it.

Is Your Voice Worth Elevating?

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

In all the social media that you follow, how many messages do you see that are actually worth your time? For that matter, how much value is there in what you are posting? There are very different kinds of value that can be derived from all things social.

Klout Pivots, Embraces Content Aggregation

Sam Fiorella | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

Even those "social media experts" who actively play Klout's game will pull out the authenticity card when describing best practices in social media marketing. How authentic is it to share content for the purposes of artificially increasing an influence score?

How to Put Your Social Media on Autopilot

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

It's not uncommon to get several thoughts in a row I want to share, or come across several things to share while reading email or working.  Buffer allows me to add all these ideas to my queue when I think of them, and shares them at predetermined intervals.

The Art of Personal Branding: An Interview with Dorie Clark

Phil Simon | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

Over the years, I've come to embrace my inner geek. I'm convinced that being authentic has helped me cultivate a certain brand, one that doesn't suck....

5 Quick, Painless Ways to Make Social Media Marketing Easy

Lena L. West | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Lena L. West

While you might've told yourself using social media is just too hard, that you don't have time to do it, or some other seemingly reasonable excuse, I'm here to tell you that you can use it, easily and effectively. You just need a few tips and tricks to make it manageable.

Social Media in Government Is Way More Advanced Than You Think

Beverly Macy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Did you know that the U.S. Army publishes one of the very best social media handbooks on the planet -- covering everything from "Army Branding" to "Th...

Job Cred: Social Media Certification Revs the Resume

Jason Schmitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Jason Schmitt

For the first time ever, the skill sets and resume building certifications that relate to the newest iteration of digital proficiencies are cheap, accessible, and increasingly credible.

Artful Social Listening

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Social media is a double-edged sword, and this applies both to engagement and listening equally. Social CEOs are applying this type of thinking not just to themselves, but to their entire organizations.

How Not to #GetSlizzerd on Twitter: Controlling the Message as Social Media Goes Company-wide

Ryan Holmes | Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology
Ryan Holmes

Social media teams tend to be decentralized. Confusion, rogue tweets and off-message posts are almost inevitable. The worst gaffes live on in social media infamy. So is there a way for businesses to avoid a social media meltdown?

TechStar Interview: David Blumberg

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

When you first meet David Blumberg his smile is what you notice. But shortly thereafter, you notice how smart he is; later, you begin to see this man's true level of intelligence.

Amazon Troubles Take Down Top Sites

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

Amazon's affordable cloud-based EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Web hosting service has attracted many popular startups in the social media space, and tec...

Twitter Starts Posting Ads In Users' Streams

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Thanks to a screenshot from Center Networks, you can see what Twitter's in-stream ads will look like (at least on HootSuite). CenterNetworks s...