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Was I a Troll Boy?

This image presents a real conversation over social media taking place in the last 24 hours.  My correspondent: a social media agency, whose identity is obscured to protect the… well… you decide. You won’t be able to find this conversation any longer; my comments have

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Dedicated Denial Of Service At Ello

Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.

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Human Trafficking On Twitter

I’m not an expert on social media marketing – and few of those who say they are actually are. Still, I feel confident in declaring that the technique that I witnessed this morning is about 180 degrees in reverse of what effective social media marketing

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World Humanitarian Day

As F.G. Fitzer observed earlier this morning, today is National Aviation Day, a holiday that promotes an industry that has become more of an annoyance than an inspiration. Today also commemorates something more inspiring: Humanitarian workers who put themselves into dangerous situations in order to

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Plants Maps – Now With Maps!

A few months ago, I asked the rhetorical question, What kind of Plants Map has no map? I was referring to a web site called Plants Map, which is aspiring to serve as a kind of social media network for gardeners. It’s a great idea,

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Has Social Media Really Killed Off Traditional Media?

“Every day fewer and fewer people get breaking news from a newspaper or even TV.” — Social Media Today, “Is News Dead?” A tallyboard for historical ship replicas touring the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. provided one indication this week to the contrary:

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Billionaires Stage “Grassroots” Protest in Pennsylvania

Here’s how “Americans for Prosperity” describes itself on a national scale and in the context of Pennsylvania: “Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots movement of over 2.3 million activists nation wide who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom. We have over

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?