Qe are not products, but rather social people who want to control how we share our lives and protect our privacy. As the Red Sea in social media parts, we are left to choose which side to swim in.
Facebook isn't real or productive, it's just an advanced version of the electronic bulletin boards that have been around since the Internet dawned. Nobody on those old boards met their 'soul-mate' or bought a car; or paid their bills; or broadcasted their political opinions; or flamed each other for disagreeing.
Facebook has served me well, however, I've noticed some changes lately in the way both others and myself utilize the site. This shift in activity is reminiscent of when Myspace was nearing the end of its popularity and makes me wonder if Facebook has peaked.
A room of your own on the web is a philosophical statement. Who are you? How do you want to be perceived? What do you want to showcase about your life/art/beliefs?
We rank cities on their overall quality of life and access to natural resources to help us decide if we want to live there. Why should we not also choose the manner and method with which we manage our relationships online?
We've all seen the new commercial announcing the re-release of Myspace. A group of musicians let loose in a white room, complete with a cameo of Riff Raff, James Franco's muse à la Spring Breakers. But are we the only one seriously doubting this endeavor?
Most brand relaunches fail under the best of circumstances, and this one is especially challenging. The fact is the MySpace brand, if it is known at all, has become something of a joke among a good of the young people they seek to attract.
You may not have heard of WordPress, but if you surf the web every day, you're almost certainly using it. As of this writing, it powers an astonishing...
Fellow Republicans: As you know, our party is in a wilderness right now so it is incumbent upon us to blast our way out of this jungle of doom with a veritable buckshot spray of repackaged ideas.
One way to judge the relative social significance of new technology is to determine how frequently it is referenced in litigation. A LexisNexis search on February 6, 2013, of terms appearing in the database for "All States Highest Courts" for all available dates yielded these results.
While we sometimes think of social media as a very new, recent phenomena, its roots go back more than a decade. LiveJournal was founded in 1999 and...
Overall, 29 percent said social media was moderately to extremely influential in their opinions of the candidates and issues.
Over the past week, you may have seen the recent study by Posterous co-founder Gary Tan, which stated that more teens are on Tumblr than on Facebook or Instagram. So what is going on?
I haven't gone on Facebook in a year. Whenever I am tempted, I speak to God. We have a special relationship because I had friended Him two years ago. He'd poked me twice.
It took time to connect, but once we did, I was in love. Whenever I had a bad day at school, you were there to listen. We tied up my parents' phone line all night exploring life together and discussing our beliefs. Those days will always make me smile.
Find out more about the future of MySpace, plus a look into why Instagram and Twitter aren't getting along, in this week's episode of Freshwire's "60 Seconds of Social Media."