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4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace

Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users. Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. Show More Summary

CopScore Allows You To Rate The Police, But Could It Do More Harm Than Good?

CopScore is a new social network looking to revolutionize the way that police officers are held accountable. The network would allow users to rate police officer performance provided they have a badge number. A link for the service was...Show More Summary

help me! this is my hot mess in teaching social networks

Question for readers who teach networks: What software should I use for low tech undergrads? So far, I am having some real challenges… I have an undergrad class where the first major assignment is to download one’s Facebook network and analyze it. I have been using NetVizz, an app inside Facebook, to extract network data. […]

Is MySpace Making a Comeback?

Social networks have come and gone. While some, like GeoCities, are closed down entirely, others like MySpace and Bebo fade into obscurity. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, MySpace might not be dead after all, and the social...Show More Summary

Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or even citywide. The idea is similarShow More Summary

The 20 Best Food Instagrammers in the Country

By: Dan Gentile Everyone's heard the joke about how much a hipster weighs. An Instagram, obviously. But given the amount of food porn on there, the social photography network is less like a pair of skinny jeans and more like a pair of basic-as-hell jeans. So to help feed you the best food... Show More Summary

A New Sharing Site Aims to Infect Users With Content

Summary: Sometimes, the headlines write themselves. This post was almost called “Journalists finally correct, PR people are infectious,” but I held off. A new social network called Plague has grown pretty considerably since November, and may force every PR firm...

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr Launches Ad Agency | Selfies Give Away iPad Thieves

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Tumblr Launches In-House Ad Agency (SocialTimes) Tumblr is joining the ranks with YouTube in using its social network to leverage creators and make them money, and maybe even Michelle Phan famous. Show More Summary

Removing the Social Security Tax Cap Would Benefit Most Workers

As we and others have discussed at some length, the concern over Social Security funding is vastly overhyped. As Nicole Woo discusses in this Real News Network interview, one simple fix, that of eliminating the cap on who is subject to the tax, would solve most of the gap that is anticipated in long-term projections. Show More Summary

Is 2015 the Year David Takes Down Goliath?

Every year it seems like contenders wade into the pool of social networks, only to be bought up or dispatched. But, is 2015 any different? Can David take down Goliath?

The World Leader in Mobile Facebook Access? Indonesia

Indonesia leads the world in terms of the percentage of its Facebook users who access the social network on their mobile devices.

REVEALED: A Breakdown Of The Demographics For Each Of The Different Social Networks

The demographics of who's on what social network are shifting — older social networks are reaching maturity, while newer social messaging apps are gaining younger users fast. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting. Show More Summary

Avoid Wasting Time on Social Networks by Creating a Game Plan First

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter can be a huge time suck. To reduce the amount of time you lose reading about other people's lives, decide on a purpose before logging in. Read more...

Ad-free social network Ello says hello to videos and music — with ads

Ello’s having a big day: It added sound and video support. Bring on the video and music embeds — and possibly ads, according to an email sent to users today. Ello, the venture-capital funded startup that wants to be an alternative to the advertising-laden Facebook, seems to have allowed a loophole into its ad-free zones, […]

Ello Pretends It’s Not Over With Video And Music Launch

Already forgotten anti-Facebook social network Ello today launched the ability to share music and video clips in its feed, but that won’t matter. Here in September gone in September, Ello hoped to dethrone Facebook by…not having ads. But while hipsters had fun hating on Zuck’s creation for a few days, they all went back to it and promptly ditched Ello. Now it’s left… Read More

Twitter really doesn't want its top users to share Instagram links anymore

Twitter has a message for its top users: Stop sharing Instagram links. The social network sent out prompts Thursday to a batch of its high-profile users, nudging them not to tweet links to Instagram photos, and instead post photos directly...Show More Summary

Tumblr Launches In-House Ad Agency

Tumblr is joining the ranks with YouTube in using its social network to leverage creators and make them money, and maybe even Michelle Phan famous. Today it launched the Creatrs Network, an agency that will select Tumblr users that are...Show More Summary

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. Not only do we learn something new, but it feels great to connect with other people who are asking the sames types of questions about their work. Show More Summary

eMarketer: 1B Users Will Access Facebook via Mobile Phones Monthly in 2015

Nearly 1 billion Facebook users, or more than 70 percent of the social network’s total, will access Facebook via mobile phones at least once per month in 2015, according to new research from eMarketer. eMarketer also projected that 1.34...Show More Summary

Is Social Media Sucking Your Time? Get More Done With These Tips

Social networks are a double-edged sword. On one side, there is a wealth of information to mine, analyze, and use to grow your business. On the other side, however, social networks are a time vampire ready to suck every minute of your day away leaving you in a trance wondering where your day went. Show More Summary

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