In an interesting twist, MySpace makes the news today. Motherboard reports on hackers claims about having 427 million MySpace passwords. There are some questions about the actual source of the data and when it was retrieved. Bill Jordan talks about the coming crisis in software development. His target is mostly on low quality applications built… Read More Geek Reading May 31, 2016 #1117
This is a guest post from Jesse Langley. Nobody involved in social media even wants to hear the word bubble mentioned. It’s almost as if the mere mention of this rapidly approaching reality is perceived by social media insiders as potentially self-fulfilling prophecy. But just because social media is experiencing rapid expansion isn’t necessarily an indicator… Read More Solidifying the Social Media Bubble
This is a guest post from David Murton, a professional writer and blogger. The old days of marketing were pretty simple: the business put up a billboard and tracked the increase in foot traffic and the upswing in sales. Modern day entrepreneurs have to be a lot more finicky. Billboards are no longer the end-all-be-all… Read More What Social Media Marketing Metrics Should You Pay Attention To?
When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the data must be flawed in… Read More Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?
There have been several recent posts where people list the blogs that they are reading. It is an interesting idea, but what about someone new to the social media scene? What sites should they visit, what blogs should they read and why is everyone complaining so much? So, I figured I should highlight what some… Read More Quick Guide To Social Media
Given the recent block of Google Friend Connect by Facebook, TechCrunch and Robert Scoble decided to start an argument. This is perfect fodder for this week’s bitchmeme as there are a few issues that people tend to ignore. First, if you put any data on the internet, privacy is an afterthought. Basically, if you put… Read More Privacy and Data Ownership Do Not Apply
In technology, boring is normally necessary. Sexy technology is what everyone wants to talk about and work on. In the corporate world, there is a lot of boring going on. Administrative applications are not complicated, and typically use standard methods and proven technologies. Given that, boring probably makes the world go round. This is why… Read More Data portability may be boring, but boring is necessary
Contrary to recent opinion, social networking is still growing by leaps and bounds. However, the news that people are focusing on is the “high profile” exodus of Bill Gates from Facebook, or the lack of monetization for the sites. The Bill Gates profile can be ignored as it is not a sign of things to… Read More Rumors of Social Networking’s Death are Highly Exaggerated
The past few days have been fairly busy in the social media space again. So I figured I should throw my opinion in the ring just like everyone else. Last week, Facebook had some really interesting news when they announced the ability to put Facebook applications on any website. This allows them to expand their… Read More Social Media and Data Portability Inch Ever Closer
I was talking with someone yesterday and they mentioned LinkedIn as a good business tool. This was an older gentleman who admitted that the whole social networking and social media industry was still a bit new to him. This made me think about who the typical users are of the various social networks. Given that… Read More Social Networks Following A Similar Pattern