Got two bucks? Facebook will give a little extra "oomph" to your posts.
Got two bucks? Facebook will give a little extra "oomph" to your posts.

Pssst…you…yea, you! C’mere…have I got a deal for you.  See that” Your most recent Facebook post? Yea, the one about your Aunt Lucille and her new boy toy? Yea, that one. If you have an extra $2 Facebook will give it some extra algorithm love and send it way higher on the visibility meter.  That’s […]

Social media to become essential for Medicare funding in the future
Social media to become essential for Medicare funding in the future

Still think social media won’t play a major role in health care in the future?  Let’s get a second opinion: health care organizations – hospitals, doctors – will be required by 2015 to include social media in normal, day-to-day operations if they are going to continue to recieve Medicare payments.  The requirement is part of […]

Words vs. Pictures…not exactly a new debate.
Words vs. Pictures…not exactly a new debate.

We really shouldn’t be surprised the biggest debate among social spacekateers these days comes down to: words vs. pictures.  Are words more engaging in the social spaces or do pix & videos attract the most attention and drive the conversation?  Ever since Gutenberg first smashed ink into paper in the 15th Century and some monk […]

Transform your blog to video with Wibbitz…

Take a look at this video. It’s astonishing. It reads the RSS feed of our blog and converts it to voice, uses the graphic that we used for illustration to create a visual collage accompanying the text. The music was selected when we created it. Video here:  The Wibbitz team found a great way to […]

The social media universe expands, contracts…
The social media universe expands, contracts…

Curation…curation…curation.  Just as the social media universe seems on a never-ending path of expansion so, it seems, one of Mr. Newton’s laws is also continually at play with the effort to also contract. Put all my sources in one spot, reduce my experience down to a single URL or dashboard or app.  And so it […]

Social Media and Health Care: the new stethoscope.
Social Media and Health Care: the new stethoscope.

That social media is already playing an important role in health care should come as no surprise.  The extent to which social media will become an integral part of health care in very near future is evidenced by a conference held April 24 on the campus of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. The […]

Wander…around…looking for a new social platform.
Wander…around…looking for a new social platform.

You know what we need? Yea, we need another social media platform.  Because the social signals are just not fragmented enough yet!  Okay, okay…snark aside, now we’re all waiting with baited SEO for the formal unveiling of Wander, the newest kid on the social block.  At least, in its previews, Wander shows a little style, […]

French tweets skirt election law…and…a GooglePlaces ebook
French tweets skirt election law…and…a GooglePlaces ebook

We all know the InterWebs to be a basically lawless frontier, despite efforts by the U.S. Congress to control it (see, now, CISPA).  French Tweeters (Pepiers???) were actively skirting elections laws on Sunday, using code words to report vote tallies ahead of the prescribed 8 p.m. (Paris time) official release hour. The New York Times […]

Social media: Rx for health care in the future.
Social media: Rx for health care in the future.

Among the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 and being implemented in steps over the coming years, is the opportunity for health care organizations to morph into what will be called, “accountable care organizations.”