Tools and tips to help you manage your social media smarter

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Listen to an audio version of this article Running a business is challenging in itself. The thought alone of using Social Media for your business can be extremely stressful. Having to come up with a strategy is pretty scary too. Then executing your Social strategy can be (usually is) more than a full-time job. Fear […]

A case study in crowdfunding content

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Listen to an audio version of this article Video Game High School (VGHS) is the most successful webseries of all time boasting more than 36 million views on YouTube in its first season, crowdfunding more than a quarter of a million dollars for production. Its success led to a deal with Netflix to make the […]

Why does society treat privacy as a disposable commodity?

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Listen to an audio version of this article Imagine an epic battle between Batman and Ironman… It won’t happen because one is a superhero from DC Comics and the second one belongs to the Marvel Universe. In the world of comic rights, to be one or the other is worse than becoming villainous archenemies. Fortunately, […]

Have we forgotten etiquette when it comes to Twitter?

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Listen to an audio version of this article I love Twitter. I have since the day I signed on and saw this amazing stream of consciousness on my monitor. I quickly found people to follow, people from whom I could learn things, and I finally took the plunge and tweeted my first tweet.  

Be thankful for social blessings

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Listen to an audio version of this article In the spirit of the coming holiday, I want to give thanks for social media. Like you’re wish for the Thanksgiving prayer, over a heaping plate of food, this post is short and sweet.  Here’s the top three things that make me thankful for social media in […]

How to Get Started on Google Plus

How to get started on Google Plus

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Listen to an audio version of this article Many people who’ve used social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook with success still don’t understand how to get started on Google Plus. Perhaps they’ve become so familiar with the mechanics of using their old standby platforms, the fresh look and feel of Google Plus intimidates them. They just don’t know […]

How Social Media is Like Doing Math

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Listen to an audio version of this article When I talk to people about social media, I notice similarities to talking to people about math. Here’s a handful of the things I’ve seen. Those who do it, think it’s fun and intuitive! As any engineer, math major or computer geek and they’ll tell you that […]

How to Cheat on Twitter with your Real Life

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Listen to an audio version of this article Everyone hates a cheater, but sometimes it feels so good……. wait, let me explain. I love you Twitter, but there’s someone else. I’m absolutely head over heels in love with Twitter, I’m not really a Facebook kind of girl. I mean, I dabble from time to time […]

Clueful – How to know how your iOS apps use your personal information

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Listen to an audio version of this article Clueful is an iOS and web app that shows you what information you are sharing through your iOS apps and how those apps can exploit your privacy. Made by anti-virus software company BitDefender, it has a storied, mysterious history (that is bound by a confidentiality agreement).  It was released […]

Twitter is “simplifying” tweets by erasing third-party info from them

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Listen to an audio version of this article Twitter wants you to come home to the Mothership.  In fact, they are making it much more convenient for you by removing any mention of third-party apps out of tweets. TNW broke the story yesterday, pointing out that Twitter took third party attributions off of their mobile app last […]