Archive for the ‘Social Media Insights’ Category

Are We a Culture of Social Media Addicts?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

> Wake up. Check email.

> Have coffee. Check Twitter, Facebook, and all other social channels.

> Get dressed. Read RSS feeds.

> On the hour or more frequently, repeat above check-ins.

Does this sound like your typical day? Are you a 24/7 social animal? Many of us follow some of these patterns to a greater or lesser degree. Are we all becoming addicted to social media?

Multi-tasking once consumed our thoughts. So passé.

Recently The Wall Street Journal posted an article stating that we’ve become a culture of braggarts, constantly craving attention and validation. Added to the showboating, a recent study out of the University of Chicago indicates that social media is more addictive than alcohol and cigarettes. A potentially dangerous combination for both our business and personal lives.

Mashable posted this video from an artist in Copenhagen about our social dependency, asking “When is too much simply too much?” It’s very well done, and slightly frightening.


Siri-ously Siri: What Apple’s personal assistant says about almost everything

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

With businesses expanding to mobile apps at a record pace, I’m spending more time browsing my iPhone than before. It has its pluses and minuses. But the point of this post is not to debate the future of mobile. I found something much more fun to do with my smartphone: Explore the world of SIri, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant on iPhone 4S (currently in Beta).

While researching a project, I had Siri working hard: Find me this, what’s my schedule today, how do I, etc. Nuts and bolts stuff.

It wasn’t until I asked for something Siri didn’t know that I got a rather snarky response. Seriously, Siri is programmed with a sense of humor! Come on, you know if you haven’t tried this already, you’re definitely going to test Siri now. Check out some of these responses.

The meaning of life and the universe…

the future of mobile, mobile trends, iPhone features, Apple’s Siri responses, personal assistant software, humor,


Pinning down Pinterest’s Terms

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A word, or two, of caution before joining Pinterest, the social networking platform-of-the-moment.

Social networking platform, Pinterest terms of service, copyright infringement, legal issues and ownership on Pinterest, copyright questions,

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.”


The Anti-Censorship Collective: Who Went Dark Today & Why

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Today, 18 january 2012, is a day that we’ll live in ignorance. Many Internet sites have begun 24- and 12-hour blackouts in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate.

Internet companies (including Google, Wikipedia, Firefox, WordPress, Reddit and Creative Commons, among others) are concerned that SOPA and PIPA, if passed, could be used to target legitimate sites where users share content.

internet censorship, copyright infringement, social media, content sharing, Internet blackout,


Social Media Success Story: The Greening of Ken + Barbie

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Upbeat beats a downer any day. There’s a great social media lesson there on persuasion and engagement.