5 Ways to Show Potential Employers You’re a New Media Expert

New media is steadily becoming a larger and larger part of everyday life. Not only is it becoming the primary communication channel for a larger segment of the population, it is also increasingly becoming big business. Advertising dollars and e-commerce opportunities continue to grow on new media platforms, creating new jobs and new ways to […]

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#SocialMediaMarketingProblems: Common Hazards Faced By Social Networking Experts

Social media marketing now holds a prominent place in promotional efforts, with 87 percent of small businesses reporting that social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have proven incredibly helpful in generating customers, according to an oft-cited study from Vocus. Unfortunately, although they’re acknowledged as a necessity in today’s marketing environment, social media experts […]

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Is Twitter Here to Stay?

One of the biggest stories in the world of investments in 2013 was the public launch of Twitter stock in an initial public offering (IPO). Held for November 7, the IPO was expected to raise in excess of $1 billion for the San Francisco based company. The IPO surpassed even bold predictions, as Twitter shares […]

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Where Can You Find the Most Insightful Conversations Online?

One major goal for teachers and librarians today is to foster “information literacy,” a set of skills that allows us to efficiently communicate what information we need, understand where and how to search, think critically about information and use it strategically to achieve our goals. Information literacy instruction typically involves activities like a discussion of what makes […]

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The Most Embarrassing Corporate Social Media Mistakes

A VOIP company recently posted a video on its Facebook page. The video features some of its employees doing the “Harlem Shake.” Meanwhile customers are complaining – on the company’s Facebook page – that they’re not getting answers for their urgent requests. Social media platforms can help companies build brand awareness, power up their advertising […]

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Risks of Logging Into Other Sites with Your Social Media Passwords

Convenience is king. We have the option of signing in to many Web sites – from blogs to online communities to business sites – by logging in with Facebook, Twitter, and many other social-media sites. But is it safe? Here’s the scenario: You occasionally visit “downloadsRus.org” (not a real site), but can’t seem to remember […]

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Know the Best Social Plugins for WordPress

WordPress is possibly one of the most user-friendly and seamless innovations whether you use it to power a website or blog. One of the key benefits of WordPress is that it can be easily connected to social media, and then later connect the social media via those well-designed plugins to your website. The best thing […]

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The Benefits of Using Social Media for Learning

Sometimes it might seem as though everyone has a strong opinion on the issue of social media use in the educational sphere, but one thing is certain: its impact can no longer be ignored. Using social media platforms as a means of enhancing your learning often comes down to simple discipline. If students are able […]

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Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

No doubt about it. Twitter is a great and useful tool. It cuts down barriers and makes everyone from political leaders to reality TV stars accessible. It champions the everyman. It helps raise the profile of individuals, brands, issues and products alike. Got a campaign you want to back? Use Twitter. Need to do a […]

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Privacy and Security Issues When Using Social Networks

Q: I liked your post about staying safe when shopping online. Do you have any advice for security relating to social networking sites? Friends of mine have told me some horror stories! When you’re using social networks like Facebook and Twitter, you’ll want to be careful what you post because your words can quickly become […]

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