Twitter takes action against online abuse
Twitter takes action against online abuse

Twitter is taking serious action against online abuse, at least as perpetuated across the Twittersphere. Everyone’s favorite mini-blog announced April 21 it is, among other steps, moving to shut down the accounts of abusers, those who harass others and/or make violent threats. Online abuse is a vile and, unfortunately, growing threat – particularly against women (as […]

Facebook tweaks your news feed – again
Facebook tweaks your news feed – again

When Facebook tweaks your news feed – as it is want to do with some frequency – the scratching of heads often follows. That is, if you care at all what items appear in your Facebook news feed. We heard someone comment just the other day, “Facebook has become just another magazine,” and often we […]

Social media technology helping save planet
Social media technology helping save planet

Social media technology is actually helping save – trying to save – the planet on this Earth Day 2015. That is to say, the technology being put to use right now on social networks by giant tech firms like Google and Facebook is also being put to use to help stop on Spaceship Earth rapid […]

It’s all about your content – authentic content
It’s all about your content – authentic content

It’s not who you know. It’s what you know. Or, more precisely, what content you share. Wait…what? That’s right. The, “what you know,” is the new, “who you know.” The old paradigm probably still exists in some circles (not GooglePlus circles, mind you) but in this age of information sharing and creativity, content trumps connections. […]

Mobile websites rise to top April 21
Mobile websites rise to top April 21

We’ve been telling you and telling you (and telling you): Google will give extra search boost to mobile websites starting 4-21. Chances are you’ll miss that deadline if you have yet taken steps to make sure you website loads and reads well on mobile devices – that is, your website is what’s called, “mobile-friendly.” And, yea, […]

Net Neutrality battle far from over
Net Neutrality battle far from over

You’re mistaken if you think Net Neutrality in the U.S. – an open and free-flowing Internet – is a done deal. The major Internet service providers (ISPs) – the major telecommunications corporations like Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and others – are fighting back vociferously and with an unrelenting (and heavily financed) effort to take complete control […]

Twitter giveth and Twitter taketh away
Twitter giveth and Twitter taketh away

Twitter restyled its web client home page to give non-users a free glimpse into the Twitterverse – but, at nearly the same time – cut off to third-parties access to its full stream data. Ah well, gotta feeds the birds and Twitter certainly understands the power of its own data to attract more and more […]

EU v. Google: antitrust isn’t evil?
EU v. Google: antitrust isn’t evil?

Let’s cut to the chase, here: EU v. Google could determine – eventually – if Google does evil after all by being a bully with its search dominance and Android smartphone market manipulation. The Europe Union’s Competition Commission formally filed antitrust charges April 15 against the tech giant claiming it abuses its dominance in Internet […]

LinkedIn Elevate – employees to brand ambassadors
LinkedIn Elevate – employees to brand ambassadors

LinkedIn Elevate will be an app – when rolled out to all users – intended to turn company employees into brand ambassadors by making it easier to share company content. At Relevanza, we’ve long encouraged companies to do just that – and for smaller companies or nonprofits to grow a loyal band of followers willing […]

Government surveillance as a matter of course?
Government surveillance as a matter of course?

Hardly anyone thinks widespread, unchecked government surveillance of private phone and computer data is good for democratic societies – except democratic governments. While the major tech companies in the U.S. are finally rallying together to “just say no” to the bulk collection of metadata by the U.S. government, the head of the U.S. National Security […]