Tag: Social Media

Getting Started with Twitter Spaces

I’m excited and fascinated by next week’s Inauguration. And I’m relying on the Web to keep me up to date with the festivities. I’m following the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) […]

Why Citizen Journalist Sites are Worrying Mainstream Media
Posted on November 25, 2008
Every morning, while drinking my green tea, I peruse The New York Times online. Like millions of people around the world, I have canceled my paper subscription to a local or national newspaper and instead rely on the Web to deliver the news. But here's a news flash: an increasing of us are getting our news from citizen journalist [...]
Who Are These People and Why Are They Following Me?
Posted on November 20, 2008
Unlike some of my friends and many staffers at Matrix Group, I'm relatively new to Twitter, the mini-blogging site that lets you broadcast your status, location and thoughts. I've been "twittering" for just a few months, but I'm addicted. I "tweet" all [...]
Yes, Even Companies are Twittering!
Posted on November 12, 2008
I used to think that twittering was for individuals who wanted to broadcast their whereabouts and activities to friends and family. Most of my tweets have to do with where I am, what I'm reading, yada, yada.  But I've found a growing number of companies using Twitter to raise awareness, [...]
Who Needs E-Mail When There’s Facebook?
Posted on August 29, 2008
I'm noticing a curious trend lately. Instead of sending me e-mail, friends and family are sending me messages through Facebook. My niece (age 17) and nephew (age 20) ignore my e-mails. But when I send either of them a message via Facebook, I'm likely to get a message back. When Facebook [...]
Can the Web and Twitter Help Find Jeddah?
Posted on July 17, 2008
Last Thursday, John and Ronia Weisner were at Dulles Airport, on their way to Saudi Arabia for a year-long assignment.  Accompanying them was their beloved dog, Jeddah.  Somehow, something went terribly wrong, Jeddah's crate was damaged, and the dog escaped.  Now, there is a Web site - http://www.HelpFindJeddah.com -  devoted [...]
Are You HyperConnected?
Posted on June 10, 2008
A recent study by Nortel and IDC showed just how wired and connected we have become. The study found that:
  • 16% of global workers are already “hyperconnected,” fully embracing a world of multiple devices and intense use of new communication applications. The hyperconnected worker uses a minimum of seven [...]