What Are the Seven Social Media Building Blocks?

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How do you use social media? To read stories, articles, gossip, comics? To share them? To tweet your own activities or opinions? Each of these ways, plus others, are the social media phenomenon. We are now content curators, and social media is a building block in our daily activities. But what is the framework of […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies: Social News and Online Ordering

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This week, Brandon and I are back with episode 004 of This Week in Restaurant Technologies. How do you get the news these days?  Do you read the morning paper? Email newsletters?  What about Twitter or other social media sites? This Week in Restaurant Technologies: Social News and Online Ordering In this week’s video, Brandon and […]

Check Out Twitter’s New Features: #FirstTweet, Fave People, and View Counts

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When you’re active on social media, you can quickly become obsessed with numbers. “How many followers do I have?” “How many retweets did that tweet get?” “C’mon, people, FAV THAT!!” Now, two new Twitter initiatives–and one other that’s just fun to explore–may fuel your obsession with numbers. #FirstTweet Twitter is now an eight-year-old, and it […]

Fascinating Olympic Digital User Trends from Social Sochi 2014

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Digital user trends are changing how we experience the Olympics… In this post, we’ve highlighted the gold, silver, and bronze networks of the “Sochial” Olympics  – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – and we’ll take a look at how brands and athletes are performing in their respective events using these tools. Articles across the internet proclaimed […]

Social Media Research and the Six-ish Degrees of Separation

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The well-known six degrees of separation, which proposes that any two people are connected in a maximum six steps and has turned into a Kevin Bacon game, is under fire with the expansion of the vast body of social media research. Social networking sites can increase interpersonal connections, and new research has shown that the […]