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How much are you worth to these tech giants?

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. has broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.

5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.  

The 5 trends that will change how social media is used in 2015

June 29th, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.  

Millennials love Snapchat

April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm » Comments Off

This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.  

Social media changes the way the news covers conflicts around the world

November 20th, 2014 at 5:04 pm » Comments Off

Web Summit conference in Dublin. Social media has changed the way news organizations cover conflicts around the world, but traditional journalistic values are still vital. These were the conclusions from a panel at the Web Summit conference in Dublin. The conference featured representatives from Time, Vice News and News Corporation-owned social curation service Storyful.   […]

Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives. Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.    

French Twitter users can now tweet payments using S-money service

October 28th, 2014 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Twitter users can tweet a payment to their followers. Twitter users in France can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.    

Top 7 social media psychology studies that will make us better marketers

August 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Social media is changing the way we relate to each other. Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to […]

Should employers monitor their employees’ social media?

May 13th, 2014 at 9:06 am » Comments Off

39% of employers dig into candidates on social sites. Should employers be looking into how people live their lives through social media? It’s becoming an increasingly important question. The number of people fired over social-media posts is rising, and many employers look closely at a job candidate’s online presence before making a decision.    

Conversnitch: Listening device planted in public locations post straight to Twitter

April 30th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

Conversnitch Everyone eavesdrops but few people will admit to it. However, two artists decided to bring the popular pastime into the digital age, with a lamp that can listen in on conversations and post the juiciest details straight to Twitter. Kyle McDonald and Brian House created Conversnitch to raise the issue of privacy in a world where internet-connected […]

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