Teens – They’re all, like, about the smartphone
Teens – They’re all, like, about the smartphone

Eighty percent of the world’s teens own a smartphone, which is, like, whoa dood. And, sure, the Global Web Index tells us teens (ages 16-19) still spend just over four hours each day on PCs or laptops but this smartphone thing, man, might be here to stay. “Some 78% of this trend-setting audience say that […]

Twitter gains allies in transparency lawsuit
Twitter gains allies in transparency lawsuit

Media companies are beginning to flock toward Twitter’s effort to release more information about government surveillance requests. Twitter sued the U.S. government in October 2014 to try to force the release of more information about how many – and what kind of – suveillance requests the government makes of it and other social media companies. Like […]

LinkedIn expands ad platform beyond LinkedIn
LinkedIn expands ad platform beyond LinkedIn

Like other social networks, LinkedIn is expanding its advertising sales across the web to other platforms while also accelerating its lead-generation business. The pin-striped, silk-socks social network rolled out Feb. 19 an expanded ad sales program intended to take LinkedIn users and customers beyond its own platform to reach customers and clients. The move follows […]

GooglePlus…yes, you need it.
GooglePlus…yes, you need it.

GooglePlus is quite simply an essential element to any online effort, these days. Any business, but especially a small business working online, cannot expect to really advance much without being active on GooglePlus. GooglePlus has long been the far more advanced, thorough, deeply-connected social media platform that’s, well, a kind of social media platform but […]

Twitter & Google: tweets may soon help visibility
Twitter & Google: tweets may soon help visibility

Because of a renewed deal between Twitter and Google your tweets – if done well – may soon aid your online visibility. This means your Twitter activity – again, if done well – may help you score higher in search results and increase your overall chances of being found in the wide, wide and woolly […]

Website design – updated for 2015?
Website design – updated for 2015?

Website design continues to evolve – and quickly – and it’s amazingly easy for a website to get out-of-date, old in a very short time. Put bluntly, here we are in 2015 and roughly 90 percent of all websites two to three years old are simply out of date, not current enough to be as […]

Twitter testing “View Tweet Activity”
Twitter testing “View Tweet Activity”

For daily Twitter conversations, tweeting and retweeting, I use Twitter’s App on Android. Today, we explored a new feature of this mobile app: “View Tweet Activity” See a short video on Instagram This new mobile feature has not rolled out yet to all Twitter users and I suspect it’s still in testing mode. Let’s explore the […]

NetSquared: Pauli-Haack is North American ambassador
NetSquared: Pauli-Haack is North American ambassador

NetSquared tapped Relevanza co-founder Birgit Pauli-Haack to be its ambassador for the eastern half of North America. NetSquared is the international volunteer network of TechSoup, a world-wide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the online and technological expertise and effectiveness of other nonprofit organizations working for social good. “Our Ambassadors, who are veteran community organizers, will […]

Generation Z – digital natives
Generation Z – digital natives

They have been dubbed Generation Z – people born around 2000 (and not affected at all by Y2K). They are entering their mid-teens with the older members in college, getting ready for adult life and careers. They are digital natives, meaning they are at home on the Internet, mobile devices, apps, games, emoji and all […]

Twitter: While You Were Away…
Twitter: While You Were Away…

Twitter doesn’t want you miss a thing. Or so it says. You may have noticed over the past few weeks, if you operate on the iOS system, Twitter is trying to keep you up on posts you might have missed while not gazing directly into any of your screens with its new little, “While You […]