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Public Shaming on the Internet

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

In an age when interpersonal communication is primarily driven by digital technology, it is indisputable that bullying is already back -- and that it has taken the form of digital public shaming.

App-maker, App-maker, Make Me a Match

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

If you're on Tinder, the idea of using Tinder-like techniques to find a job might make you cringe. On the other hand, you might think of this as a great opportunity to level the playing field and to remove the "who you know" factor from the job search.

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?

Why I'm Giving Up Lists in 2014, and Why You Should Too

Max Cantor | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York
Max Cantor

I'm giving up lists this year because reading lists is one of the "Top Ten Time-Wasters at Work." It leads to over-thinking, one of the "Fifty Guarant...

Online Klout: Digital Gateway or the New, Mysterious Gatekeeper?

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

With each passing year, digital literacy solidifies its position as the currency of success. It's not just the continued decline of American manufacturing jobs, and what we already know about the upward trend toward the future of STEM jobs.

How I Increased My Klout Score by 6 Points in 2 Weeks With 7 Tweets a Day

Kirsten Bischoff | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology
Kirsten Bischoff

People replied to me, and re-tweeted me, and even 'favorited' some of my tweets. A few people even discovered my start-up site and tweeted about it to their followers! My bonus reward? My Klout score rose by six points in two weeks, and I was hardly even trying.

LinkedIn, TrustCloud, Klout and the Game of Plusses

Sam Fiorella | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

After a year of being awarded +Ks and +Krs from random followers on various topics that have ranged from pink socks to social media to grey hair, I had to wonder if we were adding value to online engagements or simply dumping more +toxic waste in an already polluted ocean?

The 12 Most Influential Apple Execs Online

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

How influential is your digital footprint? PeekYou, founded in 2006, helps answer that question by scanning "content from over sixty social sites,...

L.A. Hotspot Gives VIP Access -- If You Have Enough Facebook Friends

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.27.2012 | Small Business

In the latest sign that geek is the new chic, a swanky L.A. nightclub has said that it will let you cut the line if you have enough Facebook friends o...

What's Your Klouchebag Score?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.27.2012 | Technology

Tired of hearing colleagues and friends celebrate their Klout score? Well, now there's a new site that might help put them in their place. Londoner...

Your Klout Score Could Save You Money

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money

* Discounts would depend on Klout score * Gilt sees as extension of word-of-mouth strategy * Gilt hoping to go public la...