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Social Media Look Ahead for 2014

What are the social media trends we should be keeping an eye on during the coming year? I recently appeared on Fox 2 TV with Angela Hutti to provide my social media look ahead for 2014. We discussed Google Plus, Snapchat and Twitter. The discussion on Twitter at the end had to be cut short […]

Social Media Year in Review – 2013

I recently joined Angela Hutti on Fox 2 TV to discuss 2013′s social media trends. Here’s what I saw when I reflected on the year. MORE: Mobile – More people are living their entire lives on their mobile devices. And they’re comfortable doing so. Ads – Facebook rolled out ads in your newsfeed, and Instagram […]

The Trick to Social Media Success?

When we all get our neural implants installed, thereby relegating Google Glass to the trash heap (nevermind our long-deceased iPhones), the key to our success will not be mastering the technology. Nothing will be more determining and necessary than depositing the right thoughts into the device. Social media is no different. Don’t master the bat; […]

Unfriending People On Facebook

When scanning your Facebook news feed, do you ever run across posts that infuriate you? Do you have certain trollers that always jump in on your posts and make comments that get your goat? Did you make Facebook friends with a stranger a year or two ago, and now you wonder why you’re staring at […]

Birth of a Meme – Why Did The Harlem Shake Take Off?

In a scant eight days, the Harlem Shake went from a song that was released in August 2012 to an crowdsourced international YouTube phenomenon. One can claim to be sick of this meme, but 1 billion YouTube views and over 300,000 versions later, I’m thinking that all of us watched at least a few Harlem […]

What I’m Going To Figure Out In 2013

There is a social media engagement continuum on which I must determine where I fall.  On the one side, there's Seth Godin and his blog with no comments and his robotic, broadcast-only Twitter account. On the other side, there's full, head-on engagement and all of the battles and criticisms that go along with that. For […]