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7 New Social Media Tools With Sizzle

Reid Wegley | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

This 'Internet of things' we call the web has naturally morphed into The Facebook, Twitterland and numerous other social media channels, where a generation of millennials and select old people (generation x'ers and the like) spend their every waking minute contributing and curating content in hopes of engaging 'someone.'

What It's Like to Intern at Instagram, Cosmo, Man Repeller, and More

Penina Remler | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Penina Remler

There are a ton of internships out there, but when you grow up in a generation that eats, sleeps and breaths for the latest inklings and industries, the number of applicants is increasing all while the number of open positions is plateauing.

Do Insurance Companies Look at Your Social Media Profiles?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

The Internet is a great resource for conducting research and gathering information on almost anything. Today, with the emergence of data tracking devices and social media, this now includes information about people.

What You Need to Know Before Joining Social Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Before you dive into social media there are a few things to consider. There are hundreds of social media platforms; however many have different audiences and different ways they interact with their users.

Social Media Manners: Responding to Online Customer Complaints

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If your business has a social media presence, it may only be a matter of time before someone issues a complaint online. Handling the situation in a mannerly fashion can take the sting out of negative feedback and lead to improved client relationships.

Pro Tips to Track Results From Infographics

Randy Krum | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Randy Krum

Creating an infographic is no simple task. A lot of time and resources go into the data research and design of a good infographic, but not always into figuring what happened after publishing it on the Internet.

Social Media Strategy 101: Know Your Brand, Know Your Audience

Ariel Kramer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Ariel Kramer

If your company has yet to be active on social media it's about time to get out from under your rock and make some changes. The number of platforms offered today to help increase your company's visibility and sales has dramatically increased.

Filter Less, Live More: 6 Social Media and Technology Rules to Live By

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 07.09.2015 | Media
Alyssa Piperis

What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.

World Social Media Day - Save the Date: 30 June, 2015

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

These days, it's hard to imagine a world without social media. A world where hashtagging, trending and Followers means nothing. A world without having a cheeky peek at your Facebook feed at work.

SMA: Social Media Anxiety

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
LJ Charleston

Like anything we abstain from, sometimes it makes you realize how unimportant it really is. Like hair straighteners, dog walkers and kale.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Your Guide to Social Media Image Dimensions

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Social media cover photos and profile pictures create the first impression your audience will get from your brand. They need to look good and say the right thing about you.

How to Ramp Up Your Twitter Engagement

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

My team and I test social networks and social media tools to see what's getting the job done, and here are 4 social media tools (that're free or pretty inexpensive) that might be worth checking out.

It's Not Facebook, It's You: Social Media for Business

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

The problem many business owners face is not that Facebook and other platforms are ineffective -- just that, typically, their approach to it is. It isn't enough to create a Facebook page, schedule posts, sit back and hope the following comes.

Why Visual Content Is a Social Media Secret Weapon

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Over the past few years there has been a noticeable shift towards visual social media content online.

5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century skill). If they're really serious, social media can provide essential feedback for kids to hone their craft.

Philippines: A Digital Lifestyle Capital in the Making?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Jonha Revesencio

As of January 2015, Internet penetration around the world has reached a 21% growth from the previous year and now totaling an astounding 42% penetration for both fixed and mobile connections.

7 Deadly Sins of Social: What Your Brand Is Doing Wrong

Lauren Vaccarello | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Lauren Vaccarello

When social media first emerged marketers raced to be the first to master the new channel. We piled on in droves looking for ways to monetize and optimize before knowing exactly what social media really was. In the years since, marketers have learned that social is really just another way to communicate with your customers and prospects.

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

Jan Golden | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.

Twitter Basics: 5 Simple Steps to Get You Started

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and Candace W. Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-B...

What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.14.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Dr. McLemore's good friend and colleague, Steph Herold, Deputy Director for The Sea Change Program developed a set of best practices for use of social media at professional meetings and conferences.

The Digital Voice of Philanthropy

Avis Richards | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Avis Richards

For every global concern, there is a philanthropic group eager to combat it. They have their mission, vision and goals perfectly printed on company stationary, and with that, they feel ready to change the world -- but I would like to add one more element for consideration: digital media.

The Best Times to Post on Social Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
Catriona Pollard

Posting the right content at the right time can make the difference between getting lots of valuable comments on your post and clicks on your links or no engagement at all. Here are some general guidelines for the best times to post.

7 Social Media Mistakes Every Company Needs to Avoid

Matthew Collis | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Matthew Collis

Are you sure you're doing everything right on social media? Almost every company has a social media presence these days. But that doesn't mean they're all taking advantage of the myriad business benefits social can provide.

Should You Invest in Alternative Social Media Networks

Brett Relander | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

While there are certainly advantages associated with limiting your social media marketing to those sites where you know your audience tends to spend time, you should also consider that you could be missing potential business if you are not willing to consider alternative social media networks.