Social Media

Social Media Helps Legitimize the Porn Industry

Greg Roopert |
Siri’s voice sounds strong and sweet over the phone. I ask her questions, and she responds with efficient answers. However, in this interaction, there’s no robotic accent, no bu... more

Facebook Knock-Up

Abigail Rasminsky |
The other day I posted a photo from my recent wedding on Facebook. Unlike many couples, whose 450 shots are plastered and tagged the day after the vows have been uttered, I have... more

Facebook and Google: PR Campaign Wasn’t About Privacy (Duh)

So we’ve learned that Facebook contracted with a prominent PR firm to pitch anti-Google stories to the media. OMG. Their defense centered around the privacy issues with a ... more

Six Reasons I Won’t Watch YouTube Movies

YouTube is ramping up its offerings to compete with Netflix and Amazon on streaming movies. Today it announced the addition of 3,000 full-length feature films from major Hollywo... more

Osama Bin Laden News: Twitter for the Win

This is why Twitter is not about what you had for lunch. I learned that Osama Bin Laden was most likely dead on Twitter Sunday night at 10:30 pm, an hour before the President’s ... more

Geeky Passover Fun for Anyone

My father is Jewish and my mother is Christian, but it was my mom who sent me this fun video today. It’s so deliciously geek-techy (hitting the highlights of websites and ... more

Choosing the Best Social Technology for Your Business

This piece is adapted from 10 Steps to Social Networking for Business by Darin Hartley (ASTD Press, 2010. Disclosure: I worked for ASTD for five years, and Darin was a co-worker... more

Top 10 Social Media Steps You Should Take (But I Don’t Have To)

So you’ve been hearing that you need to get involved in social media, but you’re not  sure how to start. Below are what I see as the bare minimum steps. Many of you may be way a... more

Japan and Social Media: Truth, Lies, and Consequences

One of the very few bright spots after last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan was the ability for social media to help pass information quickly. But the strengt... more

Social Media Stars: Washington Post National Innovations Editor and 10,000 Words Founder Mark Luckie

The Poynter Institute named Mark Luckie one of its 35 Influencers in Social Media in 2010. He is the founder of the popular blog 10,000 Words, covering the intersection of tech... more

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