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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
United Breaks Guitars Song Part 2 – Dave Carroll

Since we highlighted the Part I of this video series called “United Breaks Guitars” by Dave Carroll, we felt it necessary to highlight the next part of the series.
United Breaks Guitars Part 2 by Dave Carroll
For those of you may not know of “United Breaks Guitars”, an aspiring musician named Dave Carroll wrote and produced a music video after his Taylor 714 CE (A $3000+ guitar) was broken by United Airline’s Baggage crew and United refused to replace his instrument.

This is Part 2 of his fun music video series. Watch the video after the jump.

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[7 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Teens Don’t Use Twitter, What the Tweet?

Twitter. A Trendy Social Media Site for Kids? No?
Most people I speak to think social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are new, trendy and hip, but that does not mean it is popular among the youth?

Nielsen has released statistics showing that engagement among teenagers are low on Twitter.

So why aren’t teenagers engaged on Twitter?
Is it all that different than Facebook?

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[26 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
United Breaks Guitars Video by Dave Carroll

United Breaks Guitars Video – Dave Carroll
If you have not already heard, a young musician named Dave Carroll wrote and produced a music video called “United Breaks Guitars” after his Taylor 714 CE ($3000+ guitar), was broken by the United Airlines Baggage crew and United refused to pay or replace his instrument. Dave Carroll had saved money to purchase this guitar for three years with the hope that once he

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[2 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Power of Images in Media & Iran’s Twitter Revolution

When I say Tiananmen Square Massacre, what is the first thought or image that comes to your mind? For the vast majority of people it is the image of the young man making a stand in front of the rolling tank.

Images are powerful and can leave a lasting impression and sway public opinion.

As you may or may not know, everyone has been following the news of the turmoil in Iran through the Internet. As journalists are not allowed (or more likely afraid) to officially transmit news out of that country, all the recently events have been followed through YouTube videos and twitter updates…

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[30 Jun 2009 | 34 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson’s Death causes Social Media Explosion

As everyone by now knows, Michael Jackson, one of the greatest pop icons in history died at the age of 50 due to undetermined causes. What followed was a wave of online attention never seen before. The spike in traffic was so abnormal that Google thought they were being attacked by a virus or spyware application. When people searched Google News for “Michael Jackson” they would receive an “we’re sorry” error page. But this brings up many good questions

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[16 Jun 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Pro Anorexia “Pro Ana” Sites on Facebook

Pro-anorexia, or sometimes called “pro-ana,” Web sites have been a common fixture in the internet world including popular social sites like Facebook. These sites have users sharing dangerous diet tips and posting pictures of very skinny girls. The purpose of these sites is to give one another “thinspiration”. Users tend to comment and posting anonymously or with a secret aliases.

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[11 Jun 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
AdBlock Plus: Block All Ads on the Internet!

Trashy Advertising Influence
We talk all the time about how bad emotionally driven advertising has had a detrimental influence in our society. Starting at a very young age, billions of dollars are spent to take advantageous of our inner desires for love, significance and our insecurities to sell us things we don’t need.

So what can we do? Try out this awesome little plugin for your browser to block all ads!

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[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Craigslist “Erotic Services” vs Henry McMaster

Craigslist Threatened by Attorney General for Erotic Services

Are you aware that Craigslist were making headlines among the internet sphere for their battle against South Carolina’s Attorney General for the controversial “erotic services” column.

Were you aware Craigslist even had such a category?

Craigslist has become an household name as the place to go to find jobs, to buy and sell all kinds of items but…

Internet, News, Social Media »

[30 May 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Facebook vs MySpace vs Twitter Statistics: Raising $200 Million

Facebook vs Myspace vs Twitter Growth Statistics
Facebook vs Myspace vs Twitter Visitor Statistics (via ComScore)
Facebook started off as a small social network popular among some college students. Then in the past few years Facebook’s users have skyrocketed as Facebook went mainstream. First among college students, then once it was open to the public, it blew the gates open as millions of new users young and old joined to check out this new social network. In April 2009, the social network passed 300 million unique visitors a month according to ComScore. …

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[13 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Social Network Media Connection
Social Network Moves Up
A new study released by Nielsen has shown that Social Networking has overtaken email as the most popular internet activity. As popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace have features built to stay in communication with friends and connections many people are utilizing those communication mediums to “email” or “chat” or “post” with one another.
Nielsen reports that “member communities” exceeds email participation 67% to 65%. This is in conjunction with the fact that social networking and blogging is growing twice as fast as other …

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[6 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

Social Media Networks: Unstoppable Growth
Social Media has been rapidly growing in the US in the last few years. Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace are now household names in the likes of Google and Yahoo. 1 out of every 5 people who go online have visited Facebook! It has impacted the way people communicate and relate with one another. People are more connected through easy access, however, as technology becomes more ubiquitous, general social skills and relationship building has taken a hit. It has caused unthinkable issues among the youth, …

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[23 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Teen Sharing Explicit Photos Everywhere
“What teens and young adults are doing electronically seems to have an effect on what they do in real life: Nearly one-quarter of teens (22%) admit that technology makes them personally more forward and aggressive. More than one-third of teens (38%) say exchanging sexy content makes dating or hooking up with others more likely and nearly one-third of teens (29%) believe those exchanging sexy content are “expected” to date or hook up.”
This articles discusses how social media sites as well as advances in communicative technology via …