Nowadays Checking Social Media 100 Times a Day Is Just #Connecting

Be honest, how many times do you take a selfie before you get it right and send it out? Well according to an article by CNN’s Chuck Hadad, tweens take 100-200 selfies before they “get it right”. Social Media is such an important presence in the lives of these teenagers. They heavily depend on it, […]

Have You Snapchatted Anyone Lately?

Snapchat

          Snapchat, an app available on iTunes for a free download, is the hottest new app among teens and 20somethingers. Once you download the application, a little friendly ghost will be the icon on your screen. When you click on the link, it takes you to a camera, similar to Instagram.  […]

Combating Digital Assassins by Bert Cunningham

Which of the seven swords used by digital assassins will cut down your reputation or that of the brand you represent? At today’s Social Media Association meeting, Fortune 500 PR and crisis management expert Richard Torrenzano detailed how easy it is for everyone and every brand to experience “15 minutes of shame” caused by digital […]

Top 10 Most/Least Healthy Cities From Foursquare

Foursquare

Foursquare recently released its 2nd annual list of most and least healthiest cities. * Foursquare has looked at data from more than 3 billion check-ins to determine the healthiest eaters in the country based on *check-ins to healthy spots like juice bars, salad shops, yoga studios, tracks and gyms over the last year. Top 10 […]

Should You Use a Live Twitter Stream at Your Next Event?

Twitter

It’s cool to have a live stream at your big event. But what happens if something inappropriate gets posted during the event? That’s exactly what happened during this year’s NYC’s Fashion Week. Designer, Rebecca Minkoff decided to incorporated a large screen to showcase tweets while her fashion show was taking place. When a Buzzfeed staff […]

Social Networking Review: Keek

Keek

If you thought Vine (a Twitter video sharing tool) was pretty awesome, you will think that Keek, a new social networking site that is primarily video based, rocks! I joined Keek the other day after getting an email from one of my employees saying, “Check this out. It’s a new social site.”  (I think my […]

What’s Your Klout Score?

Klout gets so much controversy. Many marketers use it to find influencers in the community. However, there are a handful of people who are in the social media/marketing field who think the sites are a complete waste of time. Whatever your thoughts about using a site to measure influence, engagement and followers, are beside the […]

Hurricane Sandy Inspires a Social Media Storm

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The storm came and then it was gone. In its wake, plenty of destruction to go around for everyone. Here in Long Island, N.Y., neither the North or South Shores were spared the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. The hilly North Shore had countless trees crushing homes, cars and electrical wires; the South Shore had severe […]