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 […]

the dark side of social media

What is it that Justin Strom, Calvin Winbush, Alan Townsend, and Adrian Nicholas all have in common? They are all Social Media Pimps, and not the kind that can “pimp-out” your company online to the public. No, these are real pimps that have mastered the use of technology and exploiting teens on the streets and […]

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 […]

spend more time on the digital real estate you own!

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook in the past several weeks, you’ve probably run across one or two of the following observations, laments or even diatribes: Facebook reach is plummeting … Looks like small businesses are going to have to pay if they want their posts seen on Facebook … Looks like I’m going […]

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 […]

build your brand and increase engagement by thinking “community”

When marketers solely focus on the delivery of content, they lose sight of the importance of connecting with people – their audience. You know the old saying, “you can talk the talk, but can you walk the talk.” That old saying sort of applies with building a brand community through engagement. If you have the best information […]

define your brand as a selfless leader and not a self-promoter

There is a difference between marketing your brand and living your personal brand. There seems to be some confusion when it comes to personal brand development due to the popularity and dependence of social media for brand promotion. The true meaning of personal brand development has somehow lost its value. While social media is one of the […]