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Helping Auntie Angela to Navigate the Complex World of Facebook

A few years ago, I introduced my Auntie Angela to Facebook. It was, apparently, a revelation. It meant she could basically find out exactly who was having an affair with who, who was pregnant, who was getting divorced and who...

The Early Morning Sober Rave

Fifty yogis gathered in the VIP Room, a Manhattan nightclub, at 6:00 a.m. on a weekday morning. By 7:00 a.m., they rolled up their mats and were joined by 400 other Daybreakers, as they call themselves, while DJ Tasha Blank started spinning...Show More Summary

Why You Should Never Live On Cash

“Learn To Live On Cash” At first, this seems like good financial advice: pay cash for everything you buy, and you’ll never get into financial trouble. A slew of TV shows, like Till Debt Do Us Part, Suze Orman, and […]

How Social Media Evolved into a Service Channel

The battle lines between traditional marketing and social media were drawn in 1999 when The Cluetrain Manifesto was created. The promise of the world without advertisement and outbound marketing appealed to many, myself included. Generating revenue without expensive advertising would be a game changer for my clients. Show More Summary

Latest 'Grey's Anatomy' Episode Sent Fans Into Meltdown Mode

Well, that was heartbreaking In Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the show lived up to its reputation as a soul-crushingly honest exploration of modern relationships by breaking up one of the series most beloved couples See also:...Show More Summary

Up to 73% Harassed Online

Summary: The Pew Research Center found that 73% of adult Internet users had been harassed online, with 40% having experienced the harassment personally. Online harassment and cyberbullying are hot-button topics as of late, and the numbers released in the study are disheartening.

Spanish Ebola Patient: Why Did They Kill My Dog?

The Spanish nurse who became Europe's first confirmed case of Ebola is improving and on her way to being cured, but something weighs on her: the death of her dog Exalibur. Teresa Romero, 44, is "very happy" that she tested negative for...Show More Summary

Monarch Plugin: The King of Social Sharing

It’s undeniable how important social media has become, particularly when it comes to content-based businesses like this blog. You want your visitors to like, share, pin and +1 your blog posts as much as possible, because it means that your […]

Storytelling Using Social Media: 9 Way to Tell Your Story [SLIDESHARE]

In my recent blog post “Personal Branding 101: Whats Your Story” I discussed the importance of story telling and understanding what your story is before you worry about building a personal brand. To my surprise many brands and leaders...Show More Summary

University of Oregon Quarterback Invades Super Mario

It’s-a me-a Super Mariota! The sports-comedy brain trust at Fox Sports Live thinks that Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota is really good at Football. They may even go as far as to say he’s “super” good at it, hence the nickname “Super...Show More Summary

Why You Should Automate Menial Social Media Activity by Using IFTTT

Summary: A how-to guide to use If This Then That (IFTTT) to automatically post your favorite stories to social media accounts and boost social activity and engagement.

5 Steps to Build a Community of Engaging Fans through Social Media

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Full Tilt. All opinions are 100% mine. Because social media and how businesses leverage it is always evolving, some brands are now beginning to shift their social strategies away from...Show More Summary

CareerBuilder’s Annual List Of “The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick” Is Here, They Are Hilarious

Each year, for the last ten years, CareeBuilder has comprised a list of “The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick” and they do not disappoint. This year’s list was ran through a Harris Poll from August 11 to September 5, 2014 from 3,000 employees and 2,000 hiring managers. If you are going to call in […]

Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return

Warning: These photos are completely heartbreaking. Two dogs owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ottawa on Thursday, were spotted peeking out from under a fence at his home. See also: Photographer Captures...Show More Summary

HostGator Birthday Sale – 65% Off Hosting & Free WordPress Setup!

Have I got a great deal for you. HostGator is celebrating their 12th birthday with a big 24 hour sale. Starting at midnight, Wednesday, October 22nd at 12am CST (the time this post went live), and ending at 11:59pm CST […]

A Call for Social Media Restraint During a Crisis

Tuesday, October 23: At 12:43 today, I watched the tweet stream about the Ottawa shooting with horror. The story unfolding in 140-character bites, complete with pictures and up to the minute snapshots on the scene. Photos of victims, police and journalists are flooding the #Ottawashooting hashtag. Show More Summary

Dead Heart Transplanted into Patients in Huge Medical Breakthrough

SYDNEY — In what has been described as the biggest breakthrough in a decade, surgeons at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney have transplanted hearts from dead bodies into patients. The world-first procedure, which uses hearts that are no longer beating, will allow more lives to be saved. Show More Summary

Does Anyone Want a More Relevant Twitter Feed?

Summary: “We’re working to show you better, more relevant content” is perhaps the most dreaded phrase in social media. Just hearing it from your social media platform of choice is enough to trigger an eye roll. So, not surprisingly, Twitter’s recent announcement that it will be tweaking with the feed has many users annoyed.

How to Personalize Customer Interaction on Social Media With Data

To personalize your experience with your customers and create meaningful, one-on-one conversations, collect as much information as you can about them. Beyond knowing what people say about your brand, tracking conversations and analyzing...Show More Summary

Watch Jessica Lange Sing Lana Del Rey In AHS: Freak Show [Video]

Ryan Murphy does a significant amount of teasing the American Horror Story fans with what may or may not happen in a season or a specific episode. Murphy’s comment that Jessica Lange would sing Lana Del Rey proved to be true and incredible when Elsa Mars (played by Lange) covered Lana Del Rey’s “Gods and […]

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