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The Virality of Singing Cats

To skip the pontificating and get straight to the signing cat video just scroll down the page. The elusive VIRUS. We all want it to happen to us, but the chances of it happening are like winning the lottery. This week a nonprofit hit the jackpot with its Kony 2012...

George Takei: Facebook Hero

Maybe it has to do with who my friends are and what my demographic is, but George Takei is all over my Facebook feed, and I don’t even follow the guy. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Why is George Takei, an actor best known for his supporting...

The URL of a Tweet

This week I’d like to begin a series on social media basics for businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who might need a little help in understanding how to fully utilize social media. For this first post, I wanted to focus on a very basic aspect...

Should You Buy Twitter Followers?

It feels dirty to suggest it. I hate the idea of buying Twitter followers. When I was in high school back in the 1990s, my friends and I used to joke with each other that we were only friends because the other’s mom was paying us to hang out with them. It was a...

Twitter Mob

The word “mob” itself carries with it some dark and devious connotations, from mobsters to mob justice. But a flash mob can be as benign as a gathering of people singing the Hallelujah Chorus in a shopping mall or as impassioned as a group of people...

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