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 […]

selfies – the rise of our narcissistic behavior

Facebook and MySpace have coerced us to posting our profile picture in the beginning of the social media profile era. Most of us were not ready to share our personal photo with the world, lest known start showing ourselves on a daily basis. Nonetheless, we all have given in and posted our profile picture so […]

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 […]

has social media matured?

Social media has reached a varying level of maturity, but is still in the process of reaching full maturity. Through continuous research and study, experts are seeing the emergence of some patterns, which help to shed some light on this matter. The 2013 release of data made available by the Pivot Conference’s “State of Social […]

is follow friday becoming a thing of the past?

You know the old saying…be a leader, not a follower. It seems that in the past two years many people – not all, but many – have either never found Follow Friday to be useful to them or those that have used it have now chosen to simply opt out due to the fact that they no […]

traffic jam on the information superhighway

The information Superhighway may need to add a few more lanes if it hopes to accommodate the growing traffic that short form videos are bringing to the mix. Indeed, with the popularity of Facebook owned Instagram, and Twitter’s Vine application growing exponentially, many industry experts are starting to worry that the prevailing signs that will […]

do not underestimate the power of a tweet!

When you have a business, it is important to make it visible on the internet. One of the most powerful things you can do with the internet is to become known on the social media circuit. Facebook has made changes and posts may not be seen, and Pinterest is still very new. Twitter, however, is […]

television and twitter: a new taste of advertising

Since the introduction of the television, movies, shows and advertisements have depicted happy families and groups of friends huddled around a TV set, sharing thoughts and emotions. In the modern era, this same stereotype could be modified to feature teens on their cell phones, texting and tweeting their peers about the happenings in nighttime dramas […]

some companies will have a poor experience with their social media consultants!

There has been a constant barrage of posts bemoaning the proliferation of self-proclaimed social media experts on sites like Twitter and Facebook. According to AdAge, over 181,000 people on Twitter claimed to be a social media consultant, expert, marketer, professional, etc., in their profile. This has led to much hand-wringing and complaining among social media […]