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The Efficiency Of Communication – Knowing When To Shut The Hell Up

Researchers have now determined the point at which a communications system becomes unwieldy, and when it’s best to just stop talking.

Social Media Speeds Up Political Promises Before Elections

The time period from campaign promises to delivery has traditionally been lengthy. The public voted for the candidates of their choice based on a belief that they were going to live up to their word. From start to finish, this process usually took one to two years - the duration of which became increasingly frustrating when candidates failed to deliver on their promises.

Social Media's Image Make-over To Counter Facebook Movies & Books

With a limited amount of time left to work damage control, Mark Zuckerberg has been diligently trying to improve his self image, tarnished by movies and books that have spotlighted some of the young CEO's not so shining moments. Now ranking thirty-fifth on the Forbes' annual list of wealthy Americans and worth $6.9 billion, Mr. Zuckerberg is using his vast riches to help with his corporate make-over. 

Pink Kisses: The Business of Breakups!

After a breakup, one of the best ways to feel better is with a little bit of shopping therapy. Pink Kisses is specializes in the business of breakups and helping women pick themselves up for their next conquest.

Social Bookmarking Replaces Digg With Foursquare, News With Location

The excitement of Digg recently reinventing itself to resurrect social bookmarking as a viable news service dissipated as fast as it was introduced. Folks have found Twitter and Facebook more reliable resources for gathering and saving real-time news.

Social Media "Together In Concert" With Chris Hughes' Jumo (VIDEO)

While Mark Zuckerberg has focused on the commercial enterprise of the Web with his monolithic social network, Chris Hughes, one of Facebook's co-founders and  former director of online organizing for Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign is carving his social media niche in a space that has come to be known as "The Good Web."

"Mad Men" Of YouTube Haven't Won Any Awards Yet?

Historically, AMC's "Mad Men" is the first TV show to win Emmys for "Best Drama" three years in a row. In a recent episode, the show's lead character Don Draper accepted a CLIO award for his agency's Glo-Coat TV commercial. However the fictional ad agency known as SmithWinterMitchell that parodies the fictional ad agency known as SterlingCooperDraperPryce doesn't appear to be getting the same type of accolades.

Social Media Phones It In With A Facebook Mobile Device?

Giants of the Internet have gravitated to mobile devices over the years as a conduit to sell apps and advertising. Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms have proved successful and compete aggressively for marketshare. So it's somewhat inevitable to believe that a social network with a built-in market of 500+ million users would consider jumping into to the fray to slice off its own piece of the action.

Social Media Cartoons Adds Dilbert, A Graphic Novel & Randy Glasbergen To Its Fold

Back in February I posted my Top Ten Social Media Cartoonists list for the year. While cartoonists are less likely to take on the topic of social media, there are a few established cartoonists as well as some new writers and illustrators who  find humor in a lot of social networking issues that consume so much of our waking hours. To my TOP TEN, I add the following.

Social Media Introduces iTrailer For 'The Social Network' Movie

Without clearing it with Apple, the producers of The Social Network and Scott Pilgrim vs The World have introduced  "iTrailer" - as an innovative means for users to interact with a movie's trailer while the video is playing online.