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Your Online Identity Matters

Bant Breen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Bant Breen

Today, more than ever, people turn to the web to find information about others. It's quite likely that someone you know has Googled you. Do you know what they found? And, does it matter?

7 Truths About Social Media and Online Relationships

Marty McPadden | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Marty McPadden

If you see someone is falling in love with you and you do not feel the same way, be honest and firm. Tell them exactly how you feel. Never play with anyone's feelings and never pretend to like someone. Remember those avatars represent real human beings who can get hurt.

FOMO Trumps FOPL With American Adults

Jeffrey Tinsley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jeffrey Tinsley

While people may be averse to a loss of privacy, they are even more averse to being left on the sidelines while the rest of their network happily rides off into the social sunset, tweeting and sharing along the way

Harmonic Convergence: Social Media Meets TV with the Launch of Gravity Summit TV

Mary Hall | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mary Hall

Clearly, the time is right for social media and TV to converge.

5 Steps for Crisis Management Using Social Media

Amy Neumann | Posted 10.20.2012 | Small Business
Amy Neumann

Thinking about and detailing a crisis management plan in advance is of course ideal; getting at least prepared with the basics is a necessity.

Millennials' Facebook Usage Dissected (Slideshow)

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.29.2012 | College

The Pew Internet and American Life Project's recent release of data reveals information all about the way in which users’ interact and function on F...

What's Next for Facebook and Social Media? 5 Trends to Watch After the IPO

Ryan Holmes | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Ryan Holmes

The Facebook IPO is a watershed moment in social media. It leaves no doubt that social networks are a true cultural and financial force. Social media is here to stay. It's not a fad. And it's huge business. The big question is what's next.

Ron Dicker

Is This Why Some Advertising Is Awful? | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

Ever feel that advertisers don't get you? Maybe it's because they bury their faces in Twitter all day. A recent survey by Heat ad agency in San Fra...

Triangulating Our Way to the Truth? (Excerpt)

Rory O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Rory O'Connor

Every day, the single most important new trend within the digital information revolution -- the exponentially increasing amount of unvetted and unverified information now washing over us all -- continues to flashflood forward at a frightening pace.

Watch: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.20.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

But a hologram Tupac on tour? Long-term interest and success of 3D tech is notoriously hard to predict, once the novelty wanes.

SXSWi: Bourbon and Brilliance

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Farryn Weiner

More often than not, a convention is not quite worth the aggravation -- speakers ramble on about lofty ideas of expertise, happy hours cloud your judg...

Social Fresh East: A Look Back

Matthew Knell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

We're not always going to be interested in everything your friends share, think or create, especially when the definition of a Facebook "friend" is becoming blurry. Facebook has become a bit of a social shopping mall -- something for everyone, but not everything someone may want.

The Viral Immigration Meme: Did You See The Success Story?

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

"We all see what we want to see," someone wrote as a Facebook comment for this picture. What do you see when you look at it?

How Social Media Can Help Caregivers | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

Have you ever wondered: "My mother is driving me crazy, but who can I tell?" "How can I help Dad out of bed without breaking my own back?" "W...

Who Owns Hispanic Social Media?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Communication is a fundamental function of human existence. And it does not require corporate sponsorship. That primordial need to listen, and in turn to be heard, will always drive social media.

Why Lack of Social Consent Could Kill Facebook or Google

Richard Stacy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Richard Stacy

Social media is a bit like the Wild West. Everyone is trying to seize the territory before the wagon trains of civilized society and attendant rules of behavior roll into town.

The Two Keys to Social Media Marketing Success

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

There are two salient takeaways that I believe anyone looking to take a cause viral need to know in order to be successful online: the secret to going viral; and how to approach World 2.0, where everyone is smarter than anyone.

I Don't Know What You Did Last Summer

Mary K. Moore | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology
Mary K. Moore

Forget relationship status updates or enviable vacation photos. If you really want to create a buzz on Facebook, deactivate your account. That's what happened to me this summer when I pulled the plug.

Social Media Takes a Page From the Playground: Is Quantity or Quality of Relationships More Important?

April Rudin | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
April Rudin

Twitter follower count alone is a poor proxy for influence in the real-world.

Gerry Smith

Most Federal Agencies Have No Security Policy for Social Media | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Less than one third of federal agencies using social media have created safeguards against hackers looking to exploit their accounts to launch cyber a...

Bianca Bosker

Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away' | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director, has a fix for cyberbullying: stop people from doing anything online without their names attached. ...

Amy Lee

Myspace Collapse: How The Social Network Fell Apart | Amy Lee | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Tom's not anyone's friend anymore. Myspace, the once illustrious hub of social activity, shameless C-list celebrity boosterism, and a go-to roost for ...

The Revolution of Relevance

Mehret Mandefro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mehret Mandefro

Patterns of communication, best described as many-to-many, are resulting in a world governed by relevant, almost-real-time, and perpetually flowing feedback. This constant and permanent traffic of participation is the animating force of the Revolution of Relevance.

Corporate Execs Beware! Social Media Can Destroy Your Executive Brand!

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

Social networks offer fantastic ways to stay in touch with friends, build your network and grow your executive brand in a positive way. But they can can also destroy your executive brand.

Is the Next Hot Social Media Site 'Real Life?'

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Many entrepreneurs are social media savvy, but they're afraid "they won't be able to make conversation with the experts that attend these events" who may help their businesses the most.