The Mental Workings of Social Media, and Its effect on YOU

There are plenty of people out there today that use social media to its fullest. They want to learn about the world and the people in it,...

How Social Media Works: A Look at Human Psychology

People use social media a lot today. And I mean A LOT. I'm constantly checking my Twitter account, wondering what status messages have changed on FB... wondering...

You’re a Social Media Whatsit? – An Overabundance of Social Media Job Titles

Social media buzzwords are all around us -- Web 2.0, engagement, community, conversation, influencers, and countless others. But have you realized how much social media buzzwords have...

Is Social Media Killing Personal Relationships?

Is the bite-sized world of social media leading to bite-sized and unsubstantial personal relationships? This was a question I asked myself recently when looking at some of...

Does the Social Web Stop Us from Thinking for Ourselves?

Recently I've torn into Mashable not one, but two, times. In both cases the issue had to do with them posting either misleading or downright false statistics...

Hey Twitter: Stop Telling Me What I Want!

First, let me say that I love Twitter. I was a slow convert, but love it despite its problems. And that said, I'm continually amazed by Twitter's...

The Social Media Lifecycle

I don't make it a big secret that I'm not a fan of Facebook. Yet I don't let the hype about the site get me down too...

Are Analytics Services Sharing Your Personal Browsing History?

A huge part of social media measurement involves studying the Web analytics of your blog (or your company's blog). There are numerous free and subscription-based services available...

5 Things to Keep Off Social Networking Profiles (If You’ll Ever be Job Hunting...

There are a lot of people out there in the job market looking for work right now. And HR representatives have long since started looking to social...

Social Media: Sorting Through the Noise

You can't escape from social media these days, at least not if you work heavily on the Web like I do. Social media is great for marketing,...

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