Facebook’s Data Collection Policy: Giving Away Your Private Information

Thousands of companies that provide internet services systematically and purposely collect confidential information belonging to every person who uses their web platforms. Social media, search engines, mobile apps and games — all of these ask for, collect, maintain, and in some instances re-distribute personal information about their users. Facebook recently confirmed its dark side when […]

What Does Google Glass Do?

I picked up my Google Glass a week ago.  Since then, I have barely taken them off!  When I went to Blogher ‘13, many of the attendees asked me to try them out.  Others asked me what they do.  Everyone was curious and excited about the possibilities. Here’s what you can do with Glass: Take […]

It’s Better on the Beach — Beach Meetup 2013

The Allegria Hotel, situated on the pristine 3.5 mile white sandy beach of Long Beach, NY, also known as the Riviera of the East, served as an elegant and enjoyable venue for the Social Media Association’s annual Summer Meetup, aptly hashtagged #BeachMeetup. Conversations floating around the exquisitely designed Londa Lounge ranged from “Let me see […]

Have You Snapchatted Anyone Lately?

          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.  […]

Top 10 Most/Least Healthy Cities From 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?

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

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 […]

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Social Media Association Meetings

10. Social media enthusiasts are not health food addicts nor are they “foodies.”  The four food groups available last night were wine, beer, soda and water. What could be better? 9. This 12 step withdrawal program uses Twitter handles instead of first names. 8. You learn what to look forward to — like a panel […]

Got Design?

Design. All important and all critical to the success of your business. Design as function, that is. Design that makes sense of what your business needs to say and how best to say it. Design that establishes a content hierarchy so navigation is efficient and intuitive, allowing people to find what they need without extra […]