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On November 8, 2012, social media site Facebook has proclaimed the above photo the most-liked photo of all time. While the photo was originally taken in August and depicts the president of the United States of America hugging his first lady Michelle, the photo became a hit after the election. The caption read “Four more [...]

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TEDTalks is a video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. In this edition, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and texts can “help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors [...]

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When it comes to large televised events like the 2012 Olympic Games in London, it is necessary to enforce rules about social media usage. Social media has been so ingrained into the collective consciousness that most people do not think twice about taking a photo with a smartphone or tweeting the current status of an [...]

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The creator of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, tells the tale of a whale’s rise to Web stardom. Well, not really. He talks about the rise of social media in the story of Mister Splashy pants. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conferences, where leading thinkers from around [...]

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The Benefits of SEM

What is SEM? SEM stands for Search Engine Marketing, a form of online marketing that can promote online sites by increasing their visibility in search engine results through paid placements, inclusion and advertising. Essentially, this allows websites and their content to gain higher rankings in search results in search engines like Google. In its simplest [...]

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Once again, Information is Beautiful comes up with a fantastic visual description of our social media usage. Do you think this is accurate? Do you find yourself taking much longer at a task just simply because you are distracted by social media? How do you shut off those distractions? And do you think there is [...]

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Google has decided to pull the plug on its two products, Google Health and Google PowerMeter. When Google Health was announced, its goal was to consolidate people’s personal health information and allow them to integrate it with other health domains, such as Drugs.com, DiabetesHealth, and American Heart Association among many others. The service allows such [...]

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Have you ever wondered where news sites get their traffic from? It’s no big secret that journalism has taken a radical turn with the dawn of digital news. Until recently though, the statistics on how news sites are gaining readership compared to the more traditional newspapers hasn’t been clear. With figures from Nielsen though, the [...]

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Twitter Turns Five This Week!

Five years ago, who would have thought that Twitter would become the powerful social tool that is today? It’s such a simple concept of disseminating small bits of information over large network of people and it seems pretty trivial, but it works. Today, 140 million tweets are sent on average every day, totaling over a [...]

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Web tools I can't live without.

You know, Lifehacker and other blogs like it always feature different websites or web-based tools that help people do a given task or set of tasks. Sometimes I wonder if the editors ever really get anything done with all their trying different ways of doing things. But it is important, when you’re trying to be [...]

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