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Category Archives: Social Media

Can You Escape or Avoid Facebook?

Last week, I got an e-mail from an old university friend who asked if he could include some photos on a new Facebook Page he was creating. My immediate reaction was “no” because I think there are parts of your … Continue reading

LinkedIn and the Downside of an IPO

The world is abuzz, aflutter and agog about LinkedIn’s IPO, which saw the price of its shares more than double to $94 from the offering price of $42. LinkedIn is now worth a staggering $8.9-billion, or 40X revenue. To some … Continue reading

Social Media Needs to Embrace the Big Picture

Gary Vaynerchuk is a savvy social media practitioner and a tremendous self-marketer but he does offer pearls of wisdom about how social media is being used or how it should be used. Case in point is his assertion during an … Continue reading

Is Twitter Really “Mainstream”?

According to Mitch Joel, “Twitter is mainstream”. With more than 200 million users, there is no doubt Twitter is popular but is it really mainstream? For that matter is Facebook “mainstream” with 660 million users. What about LinkedIn, which has … Continue reading

How do Startups Avoid the Fickle Factor?

There was an article in the New York Times yesterday about how Blekko is hoping to establish a foothold in the ultra-competitive search engine market by taking a different approach that involves technology and people. To be honest, I hadn’t … Continue reading

Facebook: A Deal with the Data Devil

Unlike Julian Assange, I don’t believe Facebook is “the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invited” but I do agree with Niall Harbis Facebok has aggressive ambitions to dominate the Web. Steadily, Facebook is appearing everywhere all in … Continue reading