Twitter Releases “Twitter Follow Button” For Websites

Following in the footsteps of the Facebook Like Box for websites, Twitter today rolled out the “Twitter Follow Button” an option that allows site visitors to click on a single button to follow companies and individuals directly. In order to gain followers in the past Twitter users had to redirect their site visitors to their […]

[Infographic] Is Facebook Affecting Your Relationship?

Courtesy of AllFacebook comes this fascinating infographic about the impact of Facebook on relationships. Like the advent of AOL and its impact on infidelity in the mid-90’s, Facebook has been to blame for a lot of relationship drama since it became a household name. The social network undoubtedly opens channels for communication that may not […]

Twitter To Launch Photo Sharing Feature, But Will Users Trust It?

Twitter is rumored to be working on a new photo sharing and hosting feature that will launch “very soon” but the real question is, who in their right mind would trust Twitter to store their photos, after all this is the same company who has failed to properly archive and allow for searching of basic […]

Next Tech Bubble Disaster? Social Media Valuations Are Out Of Control [Infographic]

LinkedIn rakes in revenue of $200 million per year, yet the company was recently valued at $9 billion when their IPO was made available to investors. On the private market SharePost has recently reported Twitter to have a $7.7 billion valuation on just $150 million per year (50x valuation), while Facebook is valued at an […]

[Case Study] Anthony Weiner, Andrew Breitbart and the Politics of Twitter-Hacks

Rep. Anthony Weiner, probably the most powerful rising star of the Democratic Party at this point, should not have been surprised to find himself the target of Andrew Breitbart’s truth-distorting poison pen- indeed, it’s only shocking it took Breitbart this long to drum something up. Breitbart, who owns and operates a conservative blogging collective, is […]

New York Times Writer Says Best Joplin Reporting Was on Twitter

Social media’s role as a major source of breaking news during important events increases with each big story, with last summer’s unrest in Iran serving as a tipping point for information exchange using services like Twitter. The New York Times– a standard-setter for old media and “the paper of record”- can tend toward the conservative […]

Social Media Distractions Are Costing Some Businesses Millions Annually [Study]

Even the best of employees in this changing times have the tendency to become distracted by instant messages, emails and social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc) and it turns out that may be a bigger problem for businesses than originally expected. Social email software provider harmon.ie recently conducted a survey and found that online distractions […]

Social Media More Important to Youth Than Sense of Smell

Kids these days. Would you pick the being able to Facebook and Twitter over the ability to detect the scent of a gas leak, smoldering candle or other potentially dangerous smell? Then you’re old, according to a new study titled Truth on Youth. 7,000 whippersnappers were surveyed for the study, across seven countries- the UK, […]