10 Reasons Why the Selfie is Here to Stay

Selfies are the “new” trend. New because some people still haven’t figured out it’s now part of our lives and that this “trend” is going to last for a while. As a digital consultant but also as a professor, I come across people who doubt selfies will survive the year. Here are 10 reasons why […]

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The Times Are Changing – But Are You?

Here are some interesting facts that I’ve come across regarding the internet: More than half of the world’s population was born after the creation of the internet. That number will only increase until it reaches 100 percent. In 1999, 39 million people had broadband internet access. Today, 1.2 billion have it on their mobile phones. […]

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5 Fantastic Examples of B2B Social Media Marketing in 2013

I don’t know about you, but I tend to feel a bit pensive and sentimental at the end of each year. The plethora of posts about “The Best of This…” and “The Biggest Fails of That…” really make me want to take a look back to make sure I didn’t miss a thing. I suffer […]

5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

With the decreased level of online interest span, the rise of social media platforms and applications that emphasise quicker circulation, images, videos, and news centric contents will see a boost in 2014. 1. An era of news centric contents: Social media will experience a newer face of news centric content distribution over the regular memes […]

Tech News: Facebook Email Fiasco & ICANN Top Level Domains

I mentioned in my last post, privacy is looming large in the social media space again this year, and users are really making social network operators sit up and pay attention when changes to the site or its terms of use are not acceptable to them.  I’m sure these will not be the last such […]

In this Adapt or Die Digital World, Where Are You Headed?

A big tech meteor has crashed into the economic landscape and changed the business climate forever. Now is the time to decide if your business is going to go the way of the dinosaurs or evolve to survive in the new world order.   Sound a little melodramatic? Perhaps. But if you work in any business, […]

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Social Media Club CES Preview

CES is just around the corner, much to every geek’s delight. The annual Consumer Electronics Show has gotten even bigger over the past few years with the addition of minute by minute coverage from websites like TechCrunch and Mashable, bringing consumer electronics to the masses in 140 characters or less. As social media professionals and […]

Social Media Clubhouse Newsletter (11/16/11)

SOCIAL MEDIA IN HIGHER EDUCATION Over two years ago, we launched an initiative known as ‘Social Media Club for Education’ (SMCEDU) and have been working with a team of volunteers to connect social media professionals, students, educators and administrators in higher education organizations to facilitate world wide discussion of social media and higher education. Earlier […]

What's Hot in Blogging: October 2011

The first week of every month, contributor Amy Phillips will recap what made waves in blogging for the previous month. October saw many of us entering fall and cooler temperatures, but blogs have been heating up. Stories on true crime in Italy, financial greed in the US, and the future of the European Union are […]

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E-Commerce Becomes F-Commerce

Six weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Shop.org Summit in Boston, Mass.  This particular summit is one of the largest conferences for online retailers.  Over 400 participants attended, 225 vendors appeared and seven influential keynote speakers presented over a three day period.  As with all major conferences, certain trends stood out: mobile e-commerce, […]