the good and bad of ten years of facebook

After 10 years and with more than a billion active users, Facebook has changed social and business dynamics. Individuals interact differently than they did prior to Facebook and businesses have had to adapt their business models to use this social media platform. For every positive there is a negative to countermand the good and bad […]

turn negative reviews into positive opportunities

It is hard enough to build a new business with good reviews and positive feedback. Just the regular daily activity of running a business has its challenges. And then there are the negative reviews that can throw you off your game. Don’t let it get to you and don’t simply blow off bad reviews. Instead, […]

the multi-author blog issue: is it the right choice for your site?

  There are many different factors that make a blog successful, but one of the most important factors in having a blog that’s engaging, readable, and successful is its content. However, it’s not enough to simply fill your blog with content that interests you, but it’s also vital that you post content that keeps current […]

instagram pr know-how

Instagram has gained popularity since it started up in 2010. It has grown so fast among social media platforms that its numbers are astonishing: 200 million users per month, with 7.3 million postings a day. With that kind of traffic small and medium sized businesses can achieve public relation points without a lot of effort […]

has facebook lost its charm for businesses?

In recent years social media was considered the best marketing method available, especially among small to mid-sized businesses. Lately, Facebook has perhaps lost some of its charm for businesses with its recent algorithm that essentially rewards higher quality content on business pages. While that is perfectly reasonable among bigger businesses that can afford a team […]

the disillusion and disengagement of social media

On an average day, most people dedicate a few hours towards managing their social media accounts; catching up with friends on Facebook, responding to tweets on Twitter, or searching for new recipe ideas on Pinterest are a normal part of many people’s lives. Even businesses dedicate time and resources into managing these accounts and addressing […]

what is the real impact of social media activism

  With the creation of top-named social media networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, a new wave of social media activist campaign strategies have emerged. With over one million links on Facebook being shared every 20 minutes, and 190 million Tweets posted each day, it is easy to see why activists have turned to social […]

is social media a disease waiting to die

This year, a popular topic has been the decline of social media networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Much due to the study of Princeton researchers “Epidemiological Modeling of Online Social Network Dynamics” study, in which they state, “Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out”. From […]

facebook tweaks!

When a social media giant such as Facebook announces they are making a few changes to advertising structures, many people became outraged and opposed. In this outrage, they seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a for profit organization. As a business, Facebook needs to make a profit. Facebook has realized that they are in […]

vanity and social media – the digital ego boost

Years ago, in order to reach out to a friend or colleague, you would call them, email them, walk over to their cubical, or even send a text message. Now, we reach out via social media networks. To add to that, we ensure that everyone knows how wonderful we are doing, even if at times, […]

why social media is a requirement for 2014 and how small businesses can effectively use it.

I know you have heard this time and again  – “social media is here to stay”. In some form or another, it is. Social Media 2006 is far different from the Social Media of 2014 and businesses of all sizes are taking notice. Social media has allowed us to stay connected with friends and relatives […]