12 Amazing Social Media Statistics

 By Alyse Speyer Social media is about conversation and always has been. Here are twelve jaw-dropping statistics that may help you plan your next social media campaign....more

Social and safe online

When I was a kid, a long, long time ago, back when America was still known for making stuff and before the term "politically correct" existed, I remember the closes thing to a social network in my youthful world was a phone number you could call and hear more than a dozen voices calling out there numbers to try and make a more personal connection.  My little girlfriend and I used to sneak Playboy magazines out of one of our dad's closets (I won't say who, so to protect both the guilty and the innocent) and we'd read the stats off the page to meet men that were much too old for us, assu...more

"Unfriended"

You are having a normal day when you wake up.  You shower, get your breakfast and hop on your computer.  When you log into your Facebook account you look to your right and see FB's "suggested friends" and notice that someone you are friends with has "unfriended" you.  What a horrible word..."unfriend".  Who even says that??? Immediately  questions start spinning in your head.  Why did this person unfriend me?  Did I do something wrong?  Am I too boring?Or even worse, am I too annoying on Facebook? Sometimes it is not a big de...more

Even the Pope Speaks Out About Social Networks

In a document entitled, "Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age," Pope Benedict XVI addresses social media. I read the document fully expecting to find an antediluvian response to technology and was quite surprised to find a statement that had me nodding my head in agreement. Let me give you a few quotes that may surprise you. ...more
Very interesting article. I enjoyed reading the Pope's views and am interested to see the ...more

The Ups and Downs of Facebook for One Mom by Jenny Heitz

Ah, Facebook. Everyone uses it. And everyone uses it differently. ...more

Spokeo.com: How Much Information Is Really Being Shared?

My dad called me in a panic last week. "Have you heard of that spoke-o-dot-com website? HAVE YOU HEARD?" The fact that my calm and collected father seemed panicked about something was alarming enough. The fact that he knew something about tech news as he is decidedly un-tech was even more alarming. But, yes, I had heard of Spokeo.com, and I was concerned about the level of information the search-engine-info-aggregator was sharing with the Web. ...more

I just went to spokeo.com that is scary. I am using my GOOGLETV from DISH Network so I am ...more

Has Facebook Lowered Blog Traffic and Comments?

Where I used to get an average of 60-80 comments a post. While I can still pull in 3-digit comments on the important posts, I am often lucky to get 30 or 40 comments now. (Sometimes I am annoying and flat out ask people to comment so my poor mother will stop calling me with worry that my blog is sucking up a storm. She's cute that way.) ...more
Great points!  thanks for giving me something to write to my blog ...more

Facebook Stole My Commenters (And My Blog Is The Better For it)

People came to my blog, and they commented, or didn’t comment, and I went to their blogs, and commented, or didn’t comment, and whatever discussions were taking place about the content on our blogs were taking place, well, on our blogs. That, of course, has all changed. Now, our blogs are more often than not only one of many spaces that we occupy on the Internet, and only one node in the many conversations that we’re having there. So what does that do for our blog traffic, or other traditional markers of blog "success"? ...more

You should be posting all of the photos of your creations on Facebook as well! I know plenty of ...more

Addicted To Social Media

I'm a tweep. I'm a Blog Frogger and a Community Leader. You can find me on Facebook....more

Are Robots Taking Over The World??

No, this is not  a sci-fi story circa 1950....more