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Engaging Students through Snapchat

April 19, 2014 by Michael Bird

Youth and Snapchat

So you’re out and about, eating at a new café, strolling along on the beach. You want to show your friends all the cool things you’re up to, but it’s not interesting enough to tweet or to check-in on Facebook, and it’s not pretty enough to post on Instagram.[read more]


Social Advocacy & Politics: The Counter-Revolution Will Not Be ZunZuneo'd

April 15, 2014 by Alan Rosenblatt

Social Advocacy & Politics column.

One of the goals of the social network ZunZuneo was to learn who among the people of Cuba were receptive to dissident messages and counter-revolution opportunities by monitoring what they were posting. We can easily do the same thing by analyzing social media content around the world.[read more]

Break Your Social Media Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties

April 14, 2014 by Kayla Minguez

Social Media Habits

Social media is a fantastic way to communicate and stay in touch with people from around the world, but it can also cause an individual to become too dependent, to the point that they are actually battling an addiction that adversely impacts their lifestyle.[read more]


5 Answers to the Question: How Can Social Media Improve Health Outcomes?

April 14, 2014 by Courtland Long

A startling amount of American adults suffer from at least one chronic condition – almost one in two adults. Given our various proclivities for inactivity, tobacco use, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol consumption, this figure is not actually very surprising.[read more]


What You Should Know About the HeartBleed SSL Security Bug

April 13, 2014 by Steve Peterson

The HeartBleed SSL security bug.

If you have an account on Yahoo mail, Gmail, Instagram, Netflix, or a variety of other websites, you may have been affected by the HeartBleed SSL security bug. HeartBleed just became public this past week, and is rapidly being addressed, but it represents an SSL security vunerability that may have existed and been exploited by hackers for up to the last two years.[read more]


Want to Keep Your Personal Information Private? Monitor Your Online Reputation!

April 13, 2014 by Joe Chierotti

Personal Privacy is harder than ever to achieve. The abundance of online information, as well as the many venues available to share personal and private information, makes it extremely difficult to protect yourself against online threats to your personal reputation and identity.[read more]


Interview With Marie Wallace of IBM: All Things Analytic

April 10, 2014 by Candida McCollam

Marie Wallace of IBM.

I recently caught up with Marie Wallace of IBM. A lover of technology with a fascination for “all things analytic,” Marie has spent the last decade building analytics technology at IBM. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on analysis, enterprise solutions and working at the intersection of people and technology.[read more]


3 Ways to Protect Brand Websites from the Heartbleed Security Breach

April 9, 2014 by Samantha Rupert

Heartbleed security breach.

The Heartbleed Bug is one of the biggest Internet security breaches of all time, and it could be affecting your brand's website! The best way to ensure your website is no longer affected, it’s best to take all precautions. Whether your site has been compromised or not, this is a big lesson on the importance of securing your digital assets.[read more]


Drawing the Line: When Live-Tweeting Becomes an Epidemic

April 5, 2014 by Katie Parr

Live-Tweeting Epidemic?


When a New York hotel chain announced the debut of a new live-tweeting service for weddings, it immediately sparked a backlash on social media. After all, who would drop $3,000 for a professional tweeter to broadcast their wedding to the world via Twitter?[read more]

When Your Employees Go Too Far on Social Media

March 31, 2014 by Mike Kujawski

Social Media and the Law

I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms. I ended up using some of these cases as examples in an internal training program I developed.[read more]

Digital Divisiveness: Electronic Displays of Insensitivity Take Toll on Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 30, 2014 by Irfan Ahmad

Relationship Toll

Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 people report their relationships being damaged as a result of the insensitive use of technology. According to a recent study of more than 2000 people, 90 percent respondents say that their friends or family stop paying attention to them in favor of their digital devices.[read more]

Social Media Listening Is a Business Imperative, Not an Intriguing Anomaly

March 29, 2014 by Andrew Hutchinson

Social media listening.

Targeted marketing will become an expectation. As social media expands, consumers are seeking to be marketed to, not at. If they're going to see ads anyway, they want to see brands relevant to them, not a random big business campaign or generic billboard-style pitch.[read more]

The Case for Student Privacy on Social Media

March 27, 2014 by Chris Syme

Student privacy on social media.

Everybody’s worried about teens on social media. Whether it’s coaches, teachers, college presidents, parents, or compliance officers, everyone wants students to learn to use social media responsibly. For some coaches, that means banning student-athletes from using it.[read more]


Is Social Media Stealing Your Life Away?

March 27, 2014 by Philip Cohen

The costs of social media.

You wouldn’t spend time with a friend who steals your most valuable possessions, would you? What about a friend who consistently borrows your things and never gave them back? Likely you wouldn’t. Yet, you’re spending about 37 minutes a day with social media — a confidant that’s taking your information, and profiting from it.[read more]


Your Privacy and LinkedIn

March 27, 2014 by Pankhuri Anand

LinkedIn privacy

Don’t want to broadcast your profile update activities? Not ready to share your profile data with potential LinkedIn connections? Here are few steps that will help you secure your LinkedIn account further and enable you to share information only with people you want to.[read more]


Wearable tech meets extreme sports: Dan Larsen talks to @simonpearcelive

March 16, 2014 by Simon Pearce

Dan Larsen uses a transponder and robotic camera to create wakeboarding videos

Simon and Dan talked about how the move towards the quantified self is opening up exciting new applications in unexpected places. Dan talked about wearable technology that can automatically create action sports videos.[read more]

Are You Paying More Attention to Your Privacy?

March 15, 2014 by Edward Boches

Snowden and Internet Privacy

Who knows you’re here right now? Who knows what you are doing? I’ll tell you. Google analytics, Livefyre and Twitter. They may not know exactly who you are, but they know something about you. At least your IP address. Does that matter to you?[read more]

20 of the World's Most Clever Twitter Bios in 2011 and How Clever They Remain Today

February 24, 2014 by Ari Herzog

Some twenty-nine months ago, Mark Schaefer blogged about clever biographies of Twitter users. I was curious how many of those bios remain intact today, which changed, and whether or not any of the accounts changed names or were deleted.[read more]

Are You Satisfied With Your CRM? If Not, Maybe it's You!

February 24, 2014 by David Masover

Are you satisfied with the way your salespeople are using the CRM you bought? Are you satisfied with the data that comes out of it? Are you satisfied with the degree of engagement between your sales managers and their front line direct reports? If you are not, and you want to fix that, where do you start?[read more]

8 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Small Business Owners

February 22, 2014 by Melissa Leiter

LinkedIn Tips for Small Business

Many people think of LinkedIn as a resume of sorts. While that’s certainly true, it is also so much more. Get out of the mindset of “traditional resume” and get ready to learn the LinkedIn profile tips you need to know to help further market yourself and your business.[read more]