If you’ve just moved the rock, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is currently at the center of an ugly scandal that centers around the use of social media for private, adult conversations. Those of us that rely on social media to conduct a large number of our interactions- professional and personal- have probably felt a…Continue Reading ›
Just spotted this video on Mashable– it hasn’t been verified as legit yet, but what do you think of the concept? How awkward will it be when one of the 152 people- amusingly close to Dunbar’s Number– inevitably defriends her?
Simpliflying did a study about the use of social media by airlines- and they’ve compiled the results into a handy infographic. The infographic is just an overview, but fascinating. It will be interesting to see the more detailed information when it’s released. Do you follow any airlines on social media? Which sites and which airlines?…Continue Reading ›
Sharing pictures of food on social networks is a kind of “love it or hate it” activity. As an early food-pic-sharer, I happen to be quite fond of the practice. (Which leads to several “WTF?” comments on Facebook when I post a new pic of my disco fries.) Which is why I was so impressed…Continue Reading ›
The Better Business Bureau is kind of what people used before they could run to Facebook, Yelp and Twitter to share the good and bad experiences they’d had with certain businesses. The agency’s letter ratings and customer feedback served as a kind of Google Maps Reviews of the past, warning potential customers of a shady…Continue Reading ›
Via AllFacebook comes this infographic about common Facebook profile photo practices. How many times have you updated your profile pic this year?
Earlier this week, we posted about Google’s regrets in parlaying its search engine prowess into social media power. (We will refrain from the obligatory rehash of the massive, flaming disaster that was Google Buzz.) Google’s fortunes in the social media realm could be set to change, with the announcement today that the company has acquired…Continue Reading ›
Obviously, I am female. (Well, I hope that’s obvious.) And I clearly have a vested interest in the study of social media, as evidenced by my role in editing this site. Ahem. Personally, I’ve used and written about social media for quite awhile. To say I was unaware of some concerns (ones I personally feel…Continue Reading ›
MySpace- which has become the token example of network failure- shall meet its fate later this month, according to News Corp’s media chief Jim Miller. MySpace rapidly rose to prominence globally, but was overtaken by Facebook in April of 2008. Since then, the fiery decline of the site has been an ongoing train wreck spectacle…Continue Reading ›
Although the tweeting isn’t court ordered, a Malaysian man has been bound by the terms of a settlement to resend the same apologetic tweet one hundred times. Social media has often been lauded as the great leveler of fields, giving everyone a (nearly) equal voice to express opinions, settle grievances, voice passionate devotion, et al.…Continue Reading ›