Do We Really Need More Social Networks?

Over the last couple of months I've received more pitches than usual from owners of fledgling social networking websites. They want me to promote them on one...
Social Proof Manipulation, Censorship and Propaganda

Social Proof Manipulation, Censorship and Propaganda

Almost invisible to most, the manipulation of social proof is extremely dangerous because people are easily influenced by perceived positions, i.e., what others think about important issues. Have...
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Big Changes Coming Soon on Social Implications

Social Media has been with us for years now - but people still have questions: Which social networks matter most? Am I just wasting my time? How can I get...

Measuring Social Media ROI Using Timelines ~ Retweets are NOT Conversions!

Social Media has a bad reputation for not having measurable ROI - for good reason. There really is no way to directly measure the impact of what...

The Future of Niche Social Networking

For years I've been singing the praises of niche outreach and waiting to see niche social networking overtake general social networks (like Facebook) with the public. I'm...

6 Ways to Beat Social Media Burnout

Social media channels are great for promoting your business, but Twitter, Facebook and Google+ can also be a huge drain on your time. It is easy to...

How Social Networks Are Restoring Our Human Connections

  Social networks are restoring to us what television stole from us: relationships and community. Ever since people started sitting connected to the "boob tube" they became disconnected...

How Social Media Is Changing the World

Before social media, almost everyone relied on the major media for news. What they saw on television and in the movies, or heard on the radio, or...

How to Manage Multiple Social Media Identities (Without Feeling Like You Have Multiple Personalities)

Do you have just one social media presence that encompasses both professional and personal networks, or do you have more than one? As a writer who works...

Social Media Censorship Imminent? Executive Orders for Internet Kill Switch

While we have social media - and before it gets any more censored than it already is - we can choose to use it simply as yet...

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