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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]