I *heart* Facebook

I love Facebook. I love finding old friends, catching up, and seeing pictures of their cute kids.  I like how easy it is to keep in touch, or simply check in on a friend.  It makes relationship maintenance really easy!I know that Facebook doesn’t make for the deepest of relationships,  but it is a fun way to stay connected beyond the Christmas card. The problem is when I love it too much…...more

Social Media by the Numbers: Fill(ed)-in-the-Blank Statistics

Fair Warning If you are thinking of starting a blog, be warned....more

Social Media by the Numbers: Fill-in-the-Blank Statistics

Fair Warning If you are thinking of starting a blog, be warned....more

As a Facebooker, Do You Know the Following Terms?

According to a recent study from TRUSTe, 80% of teens use privacy settings on Facebook to hide content from friends or parents. If you want to know more about what your kids are doing on Facebook, you'd better get to know some slang terms they are using. And as a facebooker, do you know the following slang terms? • 2lc = Ecstasy • %- = Hung over • Juggler = Teenage drug dealer • YSG = You're So Gay [gay in the slang derogatory term] • GNOC = Get naked on cam • DOC = Drug of choice...more

Are We Contributing To The Exploitation Of Our Kids??

With the resurgence of Attachment Parenting and helicopter moms (continuously hovering), I am shocked at how we are in denial about the dangers of social networking for our kids. I know moms who wore their babies, who stayed at home with their kids, who wouldn't allow babysitters for fear of predators and now they seem to turn a blind eye to their kids' social networking habits. ...more

Social Media Fundraising FTW!

As I flew from San Francisco to San Diego last Friday afternoon, I was followed by an email from a woman named Mary. She had heard from @melle who had heard from @sassymonkey that I could possibly help get an iPad for Pierre, her non-verbal son with multiple special needs. Pierre had been using AAC/communication apps with his speech therapist, and even though his communication had shown real progress, his treatment hospital had stopped donating iPads to families in need. Mary knew how much Pierre needed an iPad, but told me her family was already financially strained by Pierre's out-of-pocket medical costs. Mary simply couldn't afford to buy Pierre the iPad herself. ...more
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How Do You Measure Facebook Success?

Below is an article by By Robert Speyer – Web Success Team on Facebook Marketing and realistic expectations How effective is Facebook in generating business? As you might surmise, there isn’t one answer fits all because it depends on expectations – both real and perceived....more