So, while Twitter does have its problems (both for celebrities and people prone to procrastination), it's still a fun thing to have on your phone to check every once in a while, as long as you don't spend your entire life on it.
The energy and ardor we see flung with feverish force at the sight of certain key words would be far more beneficial if harnessed and used to rid the world of its eternal anger and insults.
Try getting on TV if you're telegenic with an instinct for news. Try again if you lost an eye as a poverty-stricken child from Yemen where even your r...
In my Twitter feed this morning, I found this PRWeek article about a conference where a BBC editor declared "no self-respecting young person would be ...
To the extent that Twitter activity reflects sentiment among influential politicians, journalists, and activists, proponents of comprehensive immigration reform can feel encouraged. On the other hand, conversations on Twitter are not necessarily representative of public opinion.
"It's all about content for us -- without it we have nothing to market. Social media to us means two things: community and distribution."
With the democratization and twitterization of the Boston Marathon investigation, the future of the national security state is here -- for better, and worse.
For one, the "coming out" dog and pony show that the media puts on now is getting tired. It should not be breaking news in 2013 for anyone to announce their sexuality. I understand how "momentous" and "unprecedented" all of this is, but I do find it exploitative and repetitive as well.
Once we get past the hoopla and the effusive praise for the pioneering 34-year-old currently with the Washington Wizards, the real question remains: what does his historic coming-out mean for him, the NBA, pro sports and society as a whole?
Getting back to this "Tough Week," now nearly 14 days ago, as the news raged on, I found myself turning to social media sites like Twitter and Reddit for the latest updates about the situation in Boston.
As social media moves goes from infancy in to its toddler years, maybe we need to teach it how to handle disagreements in a positive and constructive way. Maybe we should go so far as to encourage it.
When I am in touch with my most authentic self, I am not engaged in the bottomless pit that is social media. When I am busy being myself, I am not looking over my shoulder to see what other people have or what they are doing or what they like.
Today's digital consumer is expecting their favorite retailers and brands to know how to operate in the social and mobile environment. They're not just looking for the best shopper experience possible -- they are demanding it.
You might think it's funny that I thank a social media company for saving my life, but I genuinely believe that if it wasn't for Twitter, I'd be back on the streets -- or worse.
I've been observing that while social media is rapidly expanding, there are those who embrace the new and others that are overwhelmed by it. Who knew social media would divide people?
It's that time of year again. Graduation. That seminal moment in our lives when, in ceremonies of varying degrees of pomp and circumstance, our elders pass on the wisdom of the ages to those of us who are evolving from the shelter of the ivory tower to the stark reality of the "real world."