Topic: Social Media (33 articles)

Social Media

The New Facebook: Your Life Story in Likes Or: The Perfect Surveillance Machine

It was Jeremy Bentham who invented the Panopticon, a circular building with a tower in its center that allows “an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they…

October 2, 2011, by

Social Media

What Is StumbleUpon And How Can We Use It To Discover Stuff And Boost Traffic?

All the recent discussions about the alleged “epic battle” of the Social Networks Google+ and Facebook overshadow the fact that there’s a whole gamut of wildly useful tools, platforms and services besides them. StumbleUpon is one of these tools that…

August 17, 2011, by

Social Media

Where’s Your Home On The Internet? Of Refugee Camps and (B)log Cabins

One could argue that a part of humanity is already living parallel or “second” lives online, although these are much more complex than just mere “mirror” images or clones of our everyday existence. Many people wake up and the first thing…

August 5, 2011, by

News

How The Like-Button Killed All Credibility

It’s morning time. You make a coffee, open your browser and type: f The required effort is minimal. And Facebook is already loaded before you know if you’re still asleep or awake. Photos of other people’s babies snap you into…

July 8, 2011, by

Social Media

How To Give Facebook A Face-Lift!

If you’re using Facebook mainly for connecting to friends and family you might have already switched over to Google+ in hope of well… something new. But what if you’re not just using Facebook for personal but for professional use? Professional? Facebook?…

July 7, 2011, by

Social Media

A Brief History of Peer-To-Peer Networks

If there’s anything that turned the three words “peer to peer” from an obscure and abstract concept to a game-changing technology for both music fans all over the world and lawyers in air-conditioned offices then it was Napster. How We…

July 5, 2011, by

Social Media

Are We Using Social Media Or is Social Media Using Us?

Everybody’s talking about Google+ these days. Whether it will replace Facebook or not. What’s good about it and what’s not. While that all seems very important, there is a chance, though, that these questions are covering a far more important…

July 4, 2011, by

Social Media

Top 3 Business Blogging Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

According to Pingdom, there are 152 million blogs on the Internet, as counted by BlogPulse. Doesn’t sound so much, does it, compared to the whopping 600 million of Facebook “Likers”… And how many of those 152 million blogs are actually…

July 3, 2011, by

Social Media

Why Marketers Are Like Mosquitoes and How To Get More Eggs

  Today, Tuesday 21st, is the longest day of the year (at least for us Northern Hemisphere folks.) It’s summertime… The skies are blue. The sun is shining. Everybody is on holiday. It’s the time of beach-parties, cool drinks and…

June 21, 2011, by

Social Media

Why You Shouldn’t Base Your Business or Your Online Experience on Facebook Only

The Internet is a big place. Sometimes it feels so big that we get tired of exploring, ploughing through endless fields of data, looking for fertile ground to build our businesses and grow personal relationships. Which makes us look for…

June 7, 2011, by

News

“Please Turn Off the Internet. It Scares Us.”

The “ultimate gothic high tech figure”, Nicolas Sarkozy has put himself at the front of a Lost War: To Civilize the Internet. That’s right. The War on the Internet as we know it. What was it again that Bruce Sterling…

May 29, 2011, by

Online Teaching

Why Parents and Educators Are Epically Failing the War on Cyber-Bullying

A recent study showed that 74% of Parents friend Their Children on Facebook. Needless to say, they don’t always do it just for fun. Since Social Media mirrors the world of relationships with all its attractions and dangers, parents naturally…

May 20, 2011, by