We ain’t doin’ so great
We ain’t doin’ so great

Thought I was feelin’ just fine; happy, diggin’ the summer and the digital spaces but, apparently, we ain’t doin’ so great according to academic studies. It’s weird, I know. I coulda sworn life was pretty darn good. The weather is terrific. I’m in love. I’m healthy and keepin’ busy with lots of projects, staying in […]

Facebook is expanding Fundraisers
Facebook is expanding Fundraisers

Facebook is expanding Fundraisers beyond nonprofit organizations to a wide range of causes, community groups and endeavors, individuals. Through a Fundraiser on the social media behemoth, individual residents of Facebookistan can ask friends to donate to specific events, causes, community events, community sports teams, medical expenses and students can ask for help with tuition and […]

Twitter is getting more all into you
Twitter is getting more all into you

Like most – nearly all – online companies and social media networks Twitter is getting more all into you with its updated privacy policy. Everyone’s favorite micro-blog announced two days ago it will start keeping more data about you and keep it longer in an effort to sell more advertising and try to salvage its […]

The social media are not television
The social media are not television

The social media are not television. At least they didn’t used to be. But that’s changing – and quickly – as some of the major social networks forget what brought them here and morph head-long into life as broadcast media. After flirting with it for nearly a year, Twitter announced last week it will soon […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

Is your content social?
Is your content social?

Is your content social? Does your content get shared along the social media by admirers, fans, friends? Do you tell your story? As you tell the story of your business or organization do you find others pick it up and publish it on their own sites? Are news publications interested in what you have to […]

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder
Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder, whispering advice and suggestions as you stare into your screens chatting with friends on Messenger. Facebook announced April 6 it is rolling out to chat app Messenger users a relatively tame version of its artificial intelligence (AI) experiment, M, to make the app more “useful, seamless […]

Contact Congress through Facebook
Contact Congress through Facebook

Thanks to a new tool rolled out March 27 you can now contact Congress through Facebook. The tool, called Town Hall, makes it especially easy for the roughly 213.7 million Americans who regularly use Facebook to reach out directly to members of congress and, even, if you want, the president. And, yes, nearly all elected […]

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts
Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts in the second half of 2016, according to its latest Transparency Report, published March 21. The company removed those accounts on its own, after its own investigations, without waiting for complaints to be filed by Twitter users themselves. Twitter users or governments reporting tweets promoting terrorism amounted to less […]

Fake news or credible news: friends matter
Fake news or credible news: friends matter

Fake news or credible news: friends matter when it comes to sharing news on the social media according to a new study. “As social platforms such as Facebook or Twitter become major thoroughfares for news, the news organization that does the original reporting still matters,” according to the American Press Institute. “But the study demonstrates […]