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Most People Are Lurkers in Social Media

Ted Rubin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

There are many lurkers, searchers and readers who may never interact, or even post, but still have a great deal of value.

When Hashtags #FAIL

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

While our Twitter culture may be mocked by some, it is undeniable in its power.

5 Social Media Listening Tools That Every Business Should Be Using

Simon Tam | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Have you noticed that it's easier to keep your house clean if you work on it a little each day rather than waiting until it gets really bad and needs an overhaul? It's the same with social media and any kind of listening tool.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

The New Economics of Caring - and Why Social Media Drives it

Tania Yuki | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Tania Yuki

We share what we care about, or what moves us, with those who we care about to add value to their lives. And when customer opinion can be made so transparent so quickly, it's worthwhile for brands to invest with valuable deposits into their goodwill bank.

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Just as most nonprofits initially resisted getting on board with social media, they're also apprehensive to spend the time and resources to devise and implement a mobile strategy. But with over 28 percent of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, the truth is the mobile age isn't coming, it's here.

Can You Follow Too Many On Twitter?

Ari Herzog | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Ari Herzog

It's just another way that businesses foster other businesses, and everyone wins.

Is Your Social Media Failing?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Social media is moving at warp speed and most people who are charged with managing the content and distribution are not well equipped to handle the ever-changing social eco-system.

POLL: Do You Feel Tech-Savvy When It Comes To Using Social Media?

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

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Is Your Voice Worth Elevating?

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

In all the social media that you follow, how many messages do you see that are actually worth your time? For that matter, how much value is there in what you are posting? There are very different kinds of value that can be derived from all things social.

Is Social Media Now Part of the CEO's Job?

Alice Korngold | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

Consumers, employees, investors, and members of the broader community look to a company's top leader to understand what that company stands for -- in good times and in bad. With social media, CEOs have a unique opportunity to be tell their story directly, immediately, and openly.

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?

Here's What A Healthy Relationship With Facebook Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're using Facebook like this, you're probably on the right track.

Top 5 Social Media Tools Every Marketer Needs to Know About

Matthew Collis | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Matthew Collis

In this article, I'll outline five of my top social media tools to help you manage your social channels and practice effective social media marketing and community management.

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.

News Flash! No One Actually "Likes" Your Social Media Bragging

Alissa Dean | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Alissa Dean

Now, in less time than it takes to say, "Okay. This time... sexy faces!", we can flash our "goods" around the web without so much as a thought as to how it might be affecting (and potentially offending) those around us.

Three Things Miley Can Learn About Social Media

Tania Yuki | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Tania Yuki

Huge returns come to those who treat content as though it were meant to last.

The Current State of Building a Twitter Following

NYNightlife | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
NYNightlife

The golden era of Twitter is over. At least for building a following quickly in a now more established Twitter world. In its early days, bunches of Tw...

The Key for Twitter: Lists As Your Newspaper Sections

Adam Wexler | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Adam Wexler

With Twitter and specifically Twitter Lists, you can recreate the exact same format, but with an optimal mix of sources that speak to your personal preferences.

12 Mistakes You Are Probably Making On Pinterest

GalTime | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
GalTime

Before you repin, take a second to follow the pin to its destination. In many cases, your browser will pop up a warning if the website you're trying to navigate to has been flagged as potentially dangerous.

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.

The Social Media Fetish

William J. Furney | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
William J. Furney

How often do I need to know what someone's fleeting, mindless, thought is? Do I really need to see what you're about to devour for dinner, or even breakfast? Isn't it a bit early in the day?

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.

7 Of Your Biggest, Most Cringe-Worthy Twitter Pet Peeves

Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

This week, HuffPost Teen readers sounded off on some of their biggest, most obnoxious and totally cringe-worthy Twitter pet peeves. Read seven of thei...

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science of Colors in Marketing

Leonhard Widrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Leonhard Widrich

How do colors really affect us, and what is the science of colors in marketing? Let's dig into some of the latest, most interesting research.