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Google Glass: Creepy or Cool? [Video]

As written for Social Media Today If you were a developer fortunate enough to have won entrance to the exclusive Google I/O conference in San Francisco last week, you might have also been one of the first to play around with Google Glass prototypes. Indeed, Mashable proclaimed the device the hands-down, breakout winner of the annual event. And this […]

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Survey Reveals Having Facebook Fans Tops #SMB Wish List [Infographic]

As written for Social Media Today When Staples asked business owners to select one marketing wish, Facebook prevailed. The office and stationary supply giant recently surveyed 500 assorted businesses in an online poll, asking: “If you were given one wish to be granted, either a one-time Super Bowl Ad, a Facebook page with 2 million […]

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5 Tips for Twitter Advertising to Your Mobile Audience [SlideShare]

Social Media Advertising As mobile technology grows, a big opportunity arises for brands, mobile ads on Twitter are an intrinsic part of the user experience. According to Twitter, sixty percent of their 200 million active users log in via a mobile device at a rate of at least once per month. So the company sought to better understand the behavior of […]

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Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: Social Networking in Real Life

 As written for SocialMediaToday A funny thing happened when we got our first smartphone and data plan only to embark on an entirely new digital relationship. And some of us forgot, even just a bit, about real life. Social Networking in Real Life If 2012 was the year social networking went mobile, then we may well […]

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The Facebook Post That Saved A Dog’s Life

Originally published to Business2Community Though some think it grossly overused to over-share about our lives, engaging in social media can be beneficial, and sometimes even save a life.  Below is a story about a dog, whose life was spared as a result of a nondescript posting on Facebook. After a trip to the grocery store, Kyle Bowser of Barnstable, Mass. […]

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How Airlines Are Embracing Social Media (Infographic)

Originally published to Business2Community In an effort to build customer engagement, commercial airlines have embraced social media — Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and check-in locations for location-based mobile apps. Airlines like Southwest Air make a strong point to personalize audience experiences in ways like: Social media duties as part of job responsibility. Seeking out and sharing real customer experiences. Using local station […]

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5 Key Questions to Calculating Lifetime Social Value

As written for SocialMediaToday This was my second year at last week’s Social Media and Web Analytics (SMWA) Summit in San Francisco. Hosted by the UK’s Innovation Enterprise Group, an organization built around an entire curriculum of industry knowledge events, the social series, in particular, is designed to improve the science of social media measurement. I continue to be […]