Keep Tweeting After You Die with LivesOn

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Description: If a friend or family member passes away, would you want artificially intelligent software to keep speaking for them? If so, you may want to suggest they register for LivesOn. Source: TechVibes Date: March 15th, 2013 A unique new program has been developed that aims to allow Twitter users to continue tweeting long after they’re dead…. Read more »

Don’t Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

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Description: HMV recently laid off 60 HR representatives including @poppy_powers, the Facebook and Twitter manager. What followed was a live tweeting session of the mass firing. Source: Forbes  Date: February 1st, 2013 Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The… Read more »

Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

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Description: Rumors are circulating about a possible Twitter IPO in 2014. What’s the initial valuation? $11 billion. Source: FastCompany Date: January 4, 2013 An analytic report from a firm used to sizing up businesses on their way to an IPO is suggesting that Twitter will float in 2014. Greencrest Capital, which has been vocal in its support of recent… Read more »

Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

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Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it? Source: Huffingtonpost.com Date: September 18th, 2012   Posting your… Read more »

Political Campaigning with Technology

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Description: A look at the way President Obama and Mitt Romney have been utilizing technology. Dan Simon reports. Source: www.cnn.com Date: Sept 5, 2012 Questions for discussion: What are various methods used to campaign digitally in 2012 presidential election? Do you feel that the candidate with the lead in technology will have a distinct advantage… Read more »

The Billion Dollar Mind Trick

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Description: The most successful social media platforms serve a distinct purpose but also form addictive habits within their users. Instagram is the latest social media platform to exhibit this incredibly powerful tendency. Source: Techcrunch.com Date: April 22 2012 Yin asked not to be identified by her real name. A young addict in her mid-twenties, she… Read more »

Social media bears witness in Syria

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Description: Two CNN assignment editors discuss how important the activist network is for us to cover the story in Syria. Source: cnn .com Date: March 15, 2012 Questions for discussion: Has social media been a positive force in what is going on in Syria?  Why? Or Why Not? Is there anyway in which the government… Read more »

In Nonstop Whirlwind of Campaigns, Twitter Is a Critical Too

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Description: When Newt Gingrich said in a recent debate that he was a man of “grandiose” ideas, Mitt Romney’s campaign pounced. It sent mocking Twitter messages with a hashtag, “#grandiosenewt”, encouraging voters to add their own examples of occasions when they felt Mr. Gingrich had been “grandiose.” Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 28, 2012 With… Read more »