Sometimes I wonder if it's just me, but I think it's fair to say that a widely-experienced byproduct of social media engagement is social media disengagement. I've encountered it in BBS's, forums, message boards, with IM clients, on MySpace, Facebook, and now, most recently, on Twitter. I was exasperated with FriendFeed before I even gave it a pro Read More
A new report by Inside Facebook discusses some best practices for retailers hoping to set up shop on the popular social networking site. Some of the recommendations include letting users shop from within Facebook, including even the ability to share product information with friends. Another suggestion is to have contests, giveaways and sweepstake Read More
It's been an unusual week in social media, most notable because many of us had to learn to live without it. A DDoS attack targeting Twitter (Twitter), Facebook (Facebook), LiveJournal and many other sites knocked the leading micro-messaging service offline and caused numerous problems with the leading social network, too. Read More
A Web seminar in Royal Oak will help to teach businesses about the use of social media. “You CAN Measure Social Media: True Tales from the Social Media Measurement Trenches” is being hosted by the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communications. Read More
Twitter ruffled a few more journalistic feathers this week when American Idol judge Paula Abdul became the latest household name to usurp the breaking news power of traditional media by making a big announcement on the social networking site. Read More
Social Media Marketing Colombia Interview I'm doing a keynote seminar on Implementing and Integrating Social Media in Bogota Colombia for a marketing congress on September 27th. As a professional speaker this is one of my favorite parts of the job, getting to share my ideas and passions with people from all over the world. The seminar company Read More
The culture war over social media is raging out of control. In the latest conflagration, Vincent Nichols, the new Archbishop of Westminster, launched a vitriolic attack on the unnaturalness of social media. Read More
Businesses need strong people skills to be able to find the right social media strategy. When your questions do not get the answers you need, your perspective is wrong. This is fundamental in cross-cultural communication. And this is why these 7 cross-cultural communication tips can help you to develop strong social media skills. Read More
Social Media offers many businesses and organizations a unique platform to promote their cause. But as we have seen with a bunch of campaigns recently some companies are choosing to abuse their twitter profile and social media presence with spammy twitter marketing campaigns. Read More
NING is a wonderful, easy-to-use, resource for creating your world for your audience to share, connect, participate, collaborate. Oh. Did I mention it's free? The post shares 5 reasons you should use it. Read More

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