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The 10 Best Marketing Tweets I've Ever Seen

Melanie Curtin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Melanie Curtin

While a brand used to have to spend zillions of dollars to get its ad on TV or its logo on a billboard, now social media like Twitter make it possible to reach millions of people quickly, without spending millions of dollars.

A Guide to High Quality Social Media Sharing: What, When and How to Share

Courtney Seiter | Posted 07.04.2014 | Technology
Courtney Seiter

Some people just have a knack for finding and crafting the perfect share. The rest of us have to work a little harder. Really, great social media sharing is a skill. And like all other skills, it requires a little strategy.

Autism Without Fear: "Asperger Entrepreneurs"? Don't Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize with Potential Investors?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

Finally, a wave of companies are starting to see the benefits of employing individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of autism that often yields incredible abilities alongside the more well-known social challenges.

Watching a Wedding: Social Media in 3D -- How Internet Paradigms Cast and Script Real-Life Events

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Annabel Osberg

As I stood at the edge of the velvet rope, dubiety gnawed at me. Why am I here? Why should I care?

After Real Time Advertising

Amil Husain | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Amil Husain

Oreo's "Dunk in the Dark" post during the 2012 Super Bowl clearly demonstrated the impact of creating responsive content during existing conversations. Now, a year after "Real Time" entered the lexicon, has the promise of an always on content engine met up with the expectations?

Top Social Media Campaigns of 2014 So Far

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Lisa Parkin

The first quarter of the year is at an end, and we've already been offended, shocked, impressed and overwhelmed by business's activity on social media.

How Artists Can Use Social Media to Discover and Promote Their Voice

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Carlota Zimmerman

You have to start seeing yourself as the artist you want to be, in order to become that person. Start valuing your art so that others may care.

Open Letter to the Shameless Social Media Self-Promoter

Zondra Hughes | Posted 03.23.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Here's a tip: If Facebook and Twitter are the only methods that you use to promote your new book, new mix tape, new whatever, just stop. You're doing it all wrong, and you're wearing us out.

The Perils Of Facebook After A Split

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If you want to know what someone's up to now, you can usually find out. Now it's up to a person to exert self-control. You want to untangle the whys of their existence? There are tantalizing clues everywhere on social media.

5 Ways To Become an Effective Social Media Douchebag

Amil Husain | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Amil Husain

This year people will spend more time on digital media than watching TV. TIME TO FREAK OUT!!!! You could loose your sh*t, or you could do the smart thing and cash in on the fear by becoming a social media expert.

Twitter and the 2014 Election: Mysteries Revealed!

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Dan Rutherford is playing by the social media rules, Kirk Dillard is one of the most engaging candidates on the Twitter-sphere, people must really want to hear what Gov. Quinn has to say, and Bill Brady writes golden tweets.

What Do You Get When You Start Searching a Candidate's Name?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

You can learn a lot about a candidate with a Google search. But you can learn a lot about what people are wondering about a candidate if you let Googl...

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

How to Use Instagram for Business: Stop Talking and Listen

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lisa Parkin

Whether its branded or un-branded, create a conversation that adds to one Instagram users are already having (with or without you).

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

4 Steps to Safely Make the Leap into Meme Land

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Lisa Parkin

Whether it's Grumpy Cat captions or Harlem Shake knock-offs, there's always some new Internet trend to follow and imitate.

2013 Prediction: Your Social Media Team Will Add a Dedicated Content Strategist

Matthew Knell | Posted 03.05.2013 | Technology
Matthew Knell

The pressure to produce content that works has never been higher, and it's more necessary than ever to "fail fast," because the next shot at your audience is often just minutes or hours away.

You Aren't Sharing; You Aren't Even Listening

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

It seems we have substituted real relationships and communication with our public image and personal 'brand.' Is it somehow more satisfying to be clever for the strangers of Twitter instead of the real people who are standing in front of you?

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.