Bored with social media. Are we?

You bored with social media?

In a time when we check Facebook when we’re bored, I recall a line from Harvey Danger’s smash hit, “Flagpole Sitta:” if you’re bored than you’re boring. I’m not talking about you, Reider reader (punny). I’m talking about the social networks. So have we really become bored with social media? The Landscape The article, Triumph of the […]

Tweet from the Seat: Your Morning Social Media Habits


What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed each morning? Let me rephrase that… What’s the first thing you do when you wake up each morning? If you’re like 80% of smartphone users, you check your Palm Pilot, phone, tablet, etc., within 15 minutes of waking up. Why is that? How […]

Using Social Media Unleashes the Love Chemical

social media oxytocin study

Checking your Facebook news feed or your Twitter timeline may happen once, twice, ten times a day for you. For better or worse, these actions have become habit for many of us. Your habits are results of your emotions, and emotions are a force to be reckoned with. Have you ever felt your mood change […]

Do Push Notifications Increase Social Media Engagement?

Apple Push Notifications: iPhone App

One of my new fascinations has become learning about how you and I build the habits that impact our lives, families, businesses and just about everything else in between. Stop and really think about it for a moment — a large portion of your daily routines are governed by the habits you’ve learned and stored over the years, good or bad. It’s […]