Geosocial networking

Some stats on the adoption of Geosocial and Location-Based Services via mobile devices have been revealed in this infographic from Flowtown – Social Media Marketing Application. Over 58% of smartphone users are utilizing these services. The infographic defines each of...

How big is your map?

“Your professional universe…visualized” is the label of LinkedIn’s InMaps feature. Looking like it was created by a Spirograph, it shows a cool map of your LinkedIn contacts. You can sort your contacts via colour coding in categories like job, industry,...

How social do you think you are?

Are you using your teenage daughter’s Facebook to get the word out? Are you hounding your staff about Tweeting on the job? Was your website built by your sisters son’s best friend’s cousin? Don’t just play Mafia Wars or Retweet because he’s your buddy. Use the tools...

Am I getting old or is the world moving too fast?

My kids have never known a world without the Internet. We live in a world that integrates our lives with the Internet, and it’s now an acceptable part of our lifestyle. How did it happen so fast? Social Media for one! Those who once called themselves...

Out of the hands of the masses

If anyone questions the worth of social networking media, there’s a prime example of how it can be used with the ongoing earthquake relief effort in Haiti. After news of the earthquake hit the global news media, it was noticed that communications with survivors...

To Tweet or not to Tweet…

Curious about all the noise being made about Twitter I set up and account to check it out. I set up a brief profile and snooped around a little before I went back to work forgetting all about it. That is until the ‘followers’ came. Not many, but...