Social Media Predictions for 2014

(1) Google+ Will Finally Be a Thing Let’s face it – Google+ is a bit confusing. And like it or not, that’s been a significant deterrent in their rate of conversion from Facebook.

Are You Jelly?

Brought to you earlier this January by one of the cofounders of Twitter, Jelly is hyped as the next big thing in social media. It’s built on a simple question-and-answer format and currently available

Social Media: Building a COMmunity

When you think of the term “community,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Your neighborhood? Religious affiliation? Group of friends? The truth is that community

Destination: Social Media

Social media is a great way to connect with guests beyond the confines of your property before, during and after their visit. As long as you give social media the attention it deserves

From a Circle to a Sphere: Evolution of delivering digital content

For the last couple of years, I’ve been working to strengthen news content through viewer interaction and user generated material. As I said in a recent interview,

Creating New ASL Signs For Social Media Concepts

How do you create a sign for new concepts emerging in the English language? The vocabulary surrounding social media is new, and there aren’t official American Sign Language

3 Ways To Find Communities On Twitter

We know Twitter is a great way to connect with others online, but how do you broaden your connections and find others with similar interests?

Working Breaking News Via BlackBerry

When initial reports came into the newsroom about the shootings at Fort Hood, the information was spotty – as it usually is in the beginning. We had all just come out of the afternoon meeting

Can Social Media Be Used Against Employees?

The short answer is – yes. The longer answer is that in Texas employers generally are free to monitor employee social media postings

Ins and Outs of Foursquare

With any aspect of social media most of us are making up the rules as we go along and Foursquare is no different. For those of you who aren't familiar, Foursquare is a location based social network