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How the Grinch Steals Christmas: He Follows Your Kid on Instagram

Adam Levin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Hardly a day goes by that you can't log into one of those services and see your "friends" talking about airport delays, creating their own vacation trip hashtags or Instagramming pictures of where they are -- thereby letting the world at large know where they aren't. And if adults can't resist, you know teenagers can't.

Gary Vaynerchuk's New Book Is A Knockout For Social Media Managers

Melanie Deziel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Melanie Deziel

Social engagement managers fear a lot of things: typos; dead links; people asking if you "just tweet for a living"; and tweeting from the wrong account in Tweetdeck, or worse, on mobile late some Friday night... But if there's one thing we don't have to fear anymore, it's building our following and justifying our job's importance, thanks to Gary Vaynerchuck's new book, "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook."

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.

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If you're managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are ten that might make you rethink the way you're approaching social media.

62 Twitter Tips -- in 140 Characters or Less Each

Simon Tam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

Here are my tips, all delivered in 140 characters or less to help get you more followers, a more engaged followers, and a more interesting profile.

Click Me! 3 Ways to Make Social Media Content Irresistible

Lisa Parkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lisa Parkin

Make it so irresistible that your business doesn't have to ask again and again for likes and shares. Make it so that the fanbase doesn't need prompting; that based on what is being said, they're already hooked.

10 Ways to Put Social Media to Work for You Today

Deborah Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Deborah Lee

Perhaps you need a plumber quickly but don't have the details of anyone locally? Or maybe your computer is playing up and you simply don't have a clue what to do beyond "switch off and on again"? Throw the question out on social media, and you'll be surprised how many people will be only to happy to help.

The Twilight of Courtesy and Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are we seeing courtesy and conversation fall victim to technology?

The Secret To Keeping Each And Every One Of Your Social Media Followers

Lisa Wirthman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

Successful social media marketing isn’t just measured by the size of a company’s fan base. Even more important than how many fans and followers yo...

5 Simple Social Media Tactics That Lead To A Job

U.S. News And World Report | ARNIE FERTIG | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

Do you stay up till all hours of the night, posting your résumé and responding to ads on job boards like Monster or CareerBuilder? Is this the essen...

What You Can Learn From These 7 Small Businesses That Are Killing It On Twitter

Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

If you're a small business owner, you've no doubt already spent some time stressing about what to say on Twitter... or whether to say anything at all....

Does Small Business Understand Social Media?

Daniel Newman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

So while the small business owner is asking to have an account set up with every social network on the planet (and there are many), the very presence of having an account means exactly as much as the effort it took to get signed up with it in the first place. Nothing!

How a Small Staff Can Get the Most Out of Social Media

Lisa Parkin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Lisa Parkin

No matter the size of the company, there is a common gripe in social media teams across the U.S. and that is, "We don't have a large enough staff to accomplish everything we have (and want) to do."

Brand Building: Connecting With Consumers Through Social Media

Jose Costa | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

Social media affords us a great opportunity, the ability to build relationships directly with consumers. It's something no amount of media targeting has been able to achieve.

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.

The Power and Limits of Social Media

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Yes, social media can amplify the impact of any of these activities but a single tweet or Facebook post is not enough to bring wide acclaim.

Don't Let Your Twitter Haunt You

Tori Molnar | Posted 11.07.2013 | Teen
Tori Molnar

As a 16 year-old girl, but also as a CEO, I must say that I love social media. You could even consider it a slight obsession.

The 5 Best Free Job-Hunting Resources Unemployed College Grads Aren't Using

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

Many of us, upon graduating from college, treat the act of graduating, and the pretty diploma that comes with it, as almost shamanic talismans. We value the diploma as a not-so-minor miracle cure and throw out, with the trash, the real, lasting value of a college education: that huge alumni network, with all of its inherent professional opportunities.

The Top 5 Tips to Make Media More Meaningful

Jessica Ann | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
Jessica Ann

Media surrounds our every day life. It's the radio advertisements in the background as you drive, the Facebook newsfeed minimized while you type, and the content you're consuming as you read this.

I Will 'Unfollow' You

| Posted 07.15.2013 | Teen

By Danielle Henderson A lot of my best friendships started online. Some of them stayed online, some of them died there, and many became IRL bonds. ...

18 Social Media Rules To Follow At Your Wedding

mashable.com | Posted 07.12.2013 | Weddings

Your wedding day is whatever you want it to be. Pick a weird theme. Make friends wear an ugly dress so you look prettier. Wear a gown so impractical y...

Is Twitter and Facebook the End of Society?

David Wygant | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
David Wygant

We've become so social media reliant even people we're close to now only send us Facebook messages on our birthday. And we've become such a disconnected society.

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).

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

Kim Garst | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Kim Garst

I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.

Cultivating Super Fans With eNewsletters

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Fauzia Burke

Social media is sexy, but the real power of your relationship with your fans is in email newsletters. The people on your mailing list are your "Super Fans." They are the ones who have given you permission to show up in their inbox. That invitation is very valuable.