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[8 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Study says Facebook Users are Narcissist! [Study]

A new study determined that the overuse of Facebook can lead to the development of psychological disorders in teens. Some sample findings:

– Teens who use Facebook show more narcissistic tendencies.
– Young adults who use Facebook show more psychological issues such as mania, anti-social behavior and aggression.
– Children who overuse media and technology (ex. Facebook, Video Games, TV) tends to show negative effects on health. They are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.

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[17 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Social Media Consume 1 out of every 6 Minutes

Social Networks all Consuming: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & More

Time spent on social networking has doubled since 2007. Facebook, Twitter leads the way in the ever growing social media presence. ComScore released their latest figures on this social media growth.

The average U.S. online user spends 1 out of every 6 minutes on a social networking site!…

Social Media, Video »

[13 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Improv Everywhere at GEL Social Media Conference. [Video]

Something about this video tells me “I Gotta Share…”

Improv Everywhere, a well known improv group that became famous for bursting into spontaneous musicals at random public places, appears at a bonified social media conference in New York called the “GEL Conference” to sing about how connected we are to social media and our need to share

Internet, Social Media »

[19 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Does Social Media Work for Small Business?

Social Media Usage by Small Businesses

Social Media is in a very interesting stage of it’s life. Many companies have jumped in. Some are showing great profits, others just see it as a good “brand” play, while others are skeptical just dipping their toes and seeing what happens. It reminds me where SEM and SEO was just 6-7 years ago when businesses would hire interns to figure it out for them. But look where online marketing is now…

Art & Design, Creativity Series, Social Media »

[7 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Twitter used by our Founding Fathers [Comic]

I saw this comic, and thought it was pretty darn hilarious. These kind of comics use a lot of exaggeration in terms of social media use, but in it’s own way captures some of the downside of social media use as well.

News, Social Media »

[27 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Change Your New HTTPS Facebook Privacy Settings Now

Facebook is finally rolling out the option to use encrypted “HTTPS” protocol. Turn it on immediately!

Without it, your information is sent and received without any protection (encryption).

More info after the jump!

Internet, Social Media »

[13 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
$1B Social Gaming Market plus w/ $653M in Virtual Good Spend!

This year, social gaming is expected to become a billion dollar market according to an emarketer report. One Billion Dollars.

I’m sure you’ve seen them, maybe on Facebook, “Bob has leveled up to warrior class 3 and found the golden lamp”. You get enough of those, you start wanting to hurt Bob.

Some crazy stats & sarcastic dry humor after the jump.

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Social Networks Help or Hurt Social Interaction?

The impact of social media on actual live social interaction really cuts both ways. Yes it does open a venue in which people can hide behind computer, interact through online personalities, and perhaps under-develop their social abilities. It’s so much easier to comment or like someone’s post or post up updates about your own life. But in the same time, it does open a venue in which friends can interact more often which in itself can lead them to hang out more in the real world and keep up with one another when you probably wouldn’t have done so in the real world to begin with.

Where do you stand?

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[21 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
How is Twitter Doing? What is it For!

For the majority of internet users, if they were asked what the purpose of Twitter was, they would draw a blank. No worries. You are not alone.

Twitter still hasn’t found a unique and clear identity, however, what we do know is this…

Movies, Social Media »

[13 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Social Network – Business Ethics in Movies

“…virtually all of the practices that nearly wrecked the global economy back in 2008 were legal—all of which goes to prove that just because something is legal doesn’t make it ethical or right… So the question isn’t “why?” but “why not?” If the only thing standing between you and millions, even billions, is other people’s disapproval, why not do what you want to do?”

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[1 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Facebook Video, Photos Getting Bigger & Better

Facebook Video Surpasses Yahoo! Video

Facebook has officially passed up Yahoo! to become the second largest video viewing site in the United States behind Google. Google owns YouTube & Google Videos.

Facebook Photos gets a Huge Upgrade
Facebook announced several upgrades to their photo product. As Facebook already has more internet traffic then Google and with 500 million active users they have tons and tons of potential in the photo space. With these new changes, Facebook is slowly positioning themselves to be a bigger player.

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[13 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Experts Say Gen Y Will Not Grow Out of Social Networking

Will Social Networking continue strong among the youth as they enter adulthood?

A new survey released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that the majority of technology experts and stakeholders firmly believe that social networking and online sharing is here to stay among today’s youth or Generation Y.