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Yearning for the days when we were all disengaged consumers

May 10, 2013
The quest for engaged consumers is relentless (and annoying) in the new advertising world.
Posted In: social media, advertising

Abandoned buildings get starring role in social media

May 8, 2013
Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.
Posted In: social media, instagram, history, photography

Obama's digital director takes his talents to business world

May 3, 2013
Big data helped the President Obama's campaign team identify potential voters and get them to the polls. Now Teddy Goff, who was digital director of Obama's 2012 campaign, is taking his ideas to the business world.
Posted In: Obama, big data, social media, media

Quitting the Internet cold turkey

May 3, 2013
Ever tried to quit something cold turkey? What about the Internet? On May 1, 2012, Paul Miller of the tech site The Verge cut himself off from the Internet. No web, no streaming, no email, no texts, or voicemails.
Posted In: Internet, social media

The next generation unfriends Facebook

May 3, 2013
What are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one.
Posted In: high school, social media, Facebook, privacy

To financial advisory firms: A list of words to avoid on Twitter

May 1, 2013
Putnam Investments says certain words used on social media can trigger regulatory scrutiny.
Posted In: Twitter, social media

Has Facebook saturation finally set in?

Apr 30, 2013
Social networks are growing in China, but are they still on the up and up in the U.S.?
Posted In: Facebook, China, social media

Social media and the stock markets after that one AP tweet

Apr 30, 2013
One tweet sent the stock market downward, but just for a minute. Now the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions is looking at how social media and the markets should interact.
Posted In: Twitter, social media, stock market

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty

Tweeting your firing: The rise of announcing your professional demise

Apr 23, 2013
Terminated employees used to go quietly. But Twitter is becoming a popular site for announcing one's own professional demise. Is that a good thing?
Posted In: Twitter, social media, workplace, etiquette

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