Pinterest: The Salesman of Social Media?

May 31, 2012, 1:56 PM

​Just a few months ago Pinterest was the new kid on the block, but now it is firmly the number three social network in the world. Since January 1st the number of users who visit Pinterest daily has grown by 145%. This is great news for marketers as…

Timeline Movie Maker: Is the New Facebook Feature Awesome or Unnerving?

May 30, 2012, 8:34 PM

​I remember the eerie unwelcome emotion I felt a few months back when I uploaded several pictures of my friends to a Facebook album only to discover Facebook had cleverly tagged each and every one of them for me. I watched a familiar square black box wrap…

Searching for Social Media’s John Hughes

May 30, 2012, 1:08 PM

The filmmaker John Hughes is considered by many to be the voice of the generation that grew up in the 80s. His movies, such as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, were accurate portrayals of what it was like to grow up during…

Facebook Camera: The Love Child of Facebook and Instagram

May 29, 2012, 1:09 PM

​The transformation is complete. Not even two months after the purchase of Instagram Facebook has released its own photo app to the public. Facebook Camera, a separate app from the Facebook mobile app, can be considered a complete clone to Instagram. The…

Facebook’s Waterloo? Nah, Just It Becoming a Real Company

May 28, 2012, 1:27 PM

​So, as you’ve probably heard, Facebook had its IPO and it was... disappointing, to say the least. It came to market in a weird way, didn’t blow up like it was supposed to, and even decreased in value. And, you’ve probably also heard that Facebook is…

What If Jarvis Really Existed?

May 28, 2012, 1:18 PM

When does Hollywood really become reality? Edwin Jarvis was a fictional character in Marvel Comics, Iron Man and in the movie adaptation of Iron Man he is characterized as a fictional system digital interface called J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very…

YouTube Search: Untapped Potential for Brands

May 27, 2012, 1:55 PM

Brands often approach their YouTube strategy the same way they approach their other social media strategy, but they may be missing out on an untapped audience. Unless you stumble upon viral video gold like Old Spice, people on YouTube are not here to watch…

Social Media: Breaking Through the Traditional News Barrier

May 26, 2012, 1:13 PM

​As of 2012, printed newspaper has been surpassed big time by online news revenue. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming the new “Sunday’s paper” causing traditional news outlets to be a thing of the past.

Initial Reactions from So.Cl’s Launch

May 25, 2012, 1:52 PM

​On Monday Microsoft announced the launch of So.Cl, its social media platform geared towards helping students collaborate and discover web content with their friends. Oddly enough, the homepage does not mention anything about students at the present.…

Have Smartphones Lengthened Work Hours?

May 25, 2012, 1:00 PM

​I truly enjoy owning an iPhone. I have a massive iPhone case to make sure nothing bad happens to my phone. There are tons of useful apps and I constantly feel connected to the rest of the world. With Facebook, Twitter, and any other social network at my…