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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 | Books
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.

Social Media Used To Spread Britain's Riots

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

LONDON — Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters. "If you're down for making money, we're about to go hard in ...

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.

The Networked Nonprofit: Beth Kanter And Allison Fine Tell Orgs How To Use Technology To Their Advantage

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Even some bloggers may not have heard of Beth Kanter. That's because she doesn't blog about celebrity gossip or the latest KFC sandwich -- she's a non...

Diplomats Tap Into Social Media

AP | BY ILEANA MORALES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology


The 21st Century Worker: Collaborative Tools Flatten Workplace Hierarchies

Karen Appleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Karen Appleton

Email's solitary reign is fast eroding. Competition from a range of social networking and collaboration platforms "promises to profoundly rewrite the way we communicate."

Learning Social Media Lessons from Brown v. Coakley

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren DeLisa

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were, seemingly, used more effectively by state Senator Brown to promote his campaign and connect with supporters.

8 Ways to Prevent Business Social Media Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Social media is still in its infancy and its security has been an issue since its inception. Users are tricked into clicking links. Viruses enter the network when employees simply visit an infected page.

Social Media -- Is it a Fad?

Mike McCready | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike McCready

There is a shift in how business is seeing and reacting to the social media cascade. As we build out our online personas, products will find their way to us rather than the other way around.