Friend Request: It's the FBI

Friend Request: It's the FBI

You may know how many friends, followers, and connections you have on your various social networking sites. But do you know how many are actually agents from the FBI, looking to comb through your profile and pictures for criminal leads? …

Top 10 Ways to Write Retweetable Tweets on Twitter

Top 10 Ways to Write Retweetable Tweets on Twitter

If you’ve ever wondered what makes something go viral, hopefully this blog post will uncover some of these hidden characteristics. Last Friday, viral scientist and author of The Social Media Marketing Book, Dan Zarrella, gave a webinar on The Science …

Facebook Message Fiasco

Facebook Message Fiasco

So we know the postman always knocks twice, and that the USPS will deliver your mail through rain, sleet, or snow, just not on Sundays.  But as snail mail has been replaced by email, email has been increasingly replaced by …

What's New and Old in Social Media

What's New and Old in Social Media

How About We… Go gallery hopping in Chelsea this Thursday.  Attack the crossword in a quiet café.  Take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  Go skin-diving in the Maldives. Finally, an online dating site dedicated to, in the words of …

Foursquare is Not Just Fun and Games

Foursquare is Not Just Fun and Games

Are we all asking to get robbed?  That’s what the guys behind PleaseRobMe.com are telling us, with their new website dedicated to a Twitter reel showing anyone who recently left their homes and then notified the public via location-sharing networks, …

Facebook by the Numbers, Users Sharing More than Ever

Facebook by the Numbers, Users Sharing More than Ever

Two new studies of social behavior over everyone’s favorite social networking site were released this week, detailing the nature and extent of sharing links and information on the network.  The network, which grew from 250 million users to 400 million …

New Beginnings for Social Media on the iPad

New Beginnings for Social Media on the iPad

The techies and gadget enthusiasts the world over waited with bated breath for Steve Job’s State of the Union address to shareholders last week.  Not because he offered any solutions for the growing deficit, the wars in the Middle East, …

New Wave Social Media: Location-based Apps

New Wave Social Media: Location-based Apps

The new frontier for social media networks is at our fingertips.  Literally.  More and more cell phone users are switching to smart phones, giving rise to location-based mobile social networking.  While location-based applications have long been available on the shelves …

Despite Skeptics, Twitter is Here to Stay

Despite Skeptics, Twitter is Here to Stay

At the start of the new decade, many are questioning what lies ahead for social media networking sites.  Twitter remains the target of skeptics who point to stagnant membership and mock the micro-blogging mecca. Simultaneously, tweeters and commentators have come …