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Top 5 IM Chat Messengers For Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Toby Nwazor

Credit The advent of the age of social media has helped ease a lot of the headache that comes with effective communication. There are a myriad of soc...

Chatbots are the New Webpages. Say What?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

So what exactly is a chat bot (also known as a chatterbot, a talkbot or even an Artificial Conversational Entity)? Well, definitions vary, but it can be described as an automated computer program that simulates conversation either through text or audio.

The Evolution of Creative Mobile Advertising

Advertising Week | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Evan Wray, vice president and co-founder of Swyft Media Mobile Advertising, as we know it, is changing. Ad blockers continue to threaten the viewa...

The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty

Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online ac...

"What If's" Surrounding Social Media's Role in Nicole Lovell's Death

Diana Graber | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Diana Graber

This week I spent an awful lot of time talking about the tragic murder of Nicole Lovell. She is the 13-year-old central Virginia girl whose body was f...

Is Your Child's App X-Rated? 3 Social Media Sites with Surprising Access to Nudity

Detective Sgt Thomas Rich | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Detective Sgt Thomas Rich

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to honor this month of online awareness we would like to explore the darker side of social media, and aim to supply you, Parents, with some valuable need to knows about various popular platforms and X-Rated content.

Breaking the Code: How the Ad Council Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.

The Four-Letter Word Parents Have for Social Media

Diana Graber | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Digital parenting isn't for sissies. Nothing's prepared us for Kik, Yik Yak , Vine, Ask.fm, Whisper, Secret, Instagram, Omegle, Tumblr or whatever other social media app lurks in the mind of the barely-adult person who's about to create it.

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

2015 - The Year of the Message App for Consumers and Business

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Something has been missing. The ability to communicate one-to-one privately has been lost in the world of social applications. Many-to-many has a place and is relevant much of the time.

3 Reasons Why Social Media Age Restrictions Matter

Diana Graber | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

In short, as a society we have largely given up, giving age restrictions a collective shrug and "so what?" But, guess what? Age does matter, and here's why:

Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

Diana Graber | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:

The Great Messaging War of 2013

Turnstyle | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Oh, we're in it now. The past few weeks have seen a series of moves and counter-moves in what has become the hottes...

8 Scary Social Networking Sites Every Parent Should Know

Michael Gregg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Gregg

As more parents embrace Facebook, they're driving teens and tweens away as they look for other, more secretive venues that won't be subjected to the same level of parental scrutiny.

Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Randy Taran | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Randy Taran

As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.

How Responsible Are Western Retailers For The Bangladesh Disaster?

Der Spiegel | Hasnain Kazim, Nils Klawitter and Wieland Wagner | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

More than 3,000 people worked producing cheap t-shirts for European clothing chains in the highrise sweatshop that collapsed in Bangladesh last week. ...

What Are Your Kids Really Doing on Their Cell Phones and How Can You Keep Them Safe?

Risa Ferman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Risa Ferman

How many of us have handed over a mobile device that gives our children complete access to the world, with all of its lures and dangers? Many of us feel helpless when faced with youthful demands for technology and our own inability to understand how it can be used -- or misused.

The 2 Little Apps That Pose An Existential Threat To Facebook

Reuters | Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Create personal profiles. Build networks of friends. Share photos, videos and music. That might sound precisely like Facebook, but hund...