Tag: web 2.0

Social Media Marketing: For Commerce or Community?

Social Media Marketing: For Commerce or Community?

Why doesn’t social commerce work? Theories abound. Among the most popular are “People use social sites to communicate, not to shop,” and “People don’t want to use their credit cards on a social network.”

Synchronizing Social Traffic Signals

Synchronizing Social Traffic Signals

“It’s very important that businesses make it ridiculously easy for visitors to their website, blog or social channels to connect with [their] business across all online outlets, and also to share content with their networks,” said Melissa Ruggles, social media manager with Splash Media.

Social Stream: Showcase All of Your Social Network Outposts with One Plugin

Social Stream: Showcase All of Your Social Network Outposts with One Plugin

When the guys at Design Chemical got in touch regarding their new plugin, I was skeptical. The idea of a “social stream” seemed rather gimmicky to me.

Study: Teens see social media as a positive

Study: Teens see social media as a positive

Still, they’d rather talk face-to-face, suffer ‘Facebook fatigue’

Creative B2B Social Media Marketing Ideas

Creative B2B Social Media Marketing Ideas

A recent study from Penton Marketing cited that now 60% of B2B marketers have either implemented a social media strategy or plan to do so this year.

Women ‘more attracted to social networking sites’

Women ‘more attracted to social networking sites’

Women are more attracted to social networking websites than men, who prefer gaming and gambling sites, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Bath.

Why Social Networks Won’t Kill the Blog

Why Social Networks Won’t Kill the Blog

In the last year, users have turned to social sharing platforms like Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram to share bite-sized snacks of content, while relying on blogs to enable longer forms of communication and self-expression.

U.K. Politicians Launch U.S. Social Network

U.K. Politicians Launch U.S. Social Network

At this point in Internet history, social networks are already becoming old news, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some factions who think there are new and innovative ways to approach the space.

5 Social Networks To Achieve 10 Business Tasks

5 Social Networks To Achieve 10 Business Tasks

Thinking about using Facebook and other social networks to boost business? It’s not enough to post everything on every platform. In fact, such a strategy could backfire.

Kremlin launches its own social network

Kremlin launches its own social network

The Kremlin is planning to create its own Facebook-style social network, where users with personal accounts will be able to upload content and discuss the issues of the day.

Can social networks protect your kids?

Can social networks protect your kids?

Here’s a look at potential safeguards that companies may put in place in light of recent cases of alleged abuse and rape in youth-centric online communities.

FBI Counterintelligence Releases Social Networking Risks Report

FBI Counterintelligence Releases Social Networking Risks Report

New FBI report details high risk methods of social networking deception used by so called hackers to gain personal information for the purpose of defrauding the unsuspecting user.