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Does Social Media Sabotage Happiness?

Technology and the Internet have yielded some amazing, even life-changing, advances including social-networking. This week’s burning tech question focuses on whether or not social media can lead to happiness or sadness, or both, or neither. It’s an issue that has been hotly debated over the last couple of years. Psychology Today put out an article all the way back in …

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Is Facebook Ripping Us All Off?

As you might have read recently, Mark Cuban (the infamous owner of the Dallas Mavericks who has also invested in around 70 companies) is leading a revolt of sorts against Facebook. He’s going to deliberately begin leading fans to Twitter and other networks. Why? Facebook wanted to charge him to reach more of his own fans (around $3,000 to reach a …

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Are You Building or Do You Just Own the Tools?

Facebook and Twitter are just tools your brand can use to build something. Just “being on them” means nothing. It’s like owning a hammer. So what? What are you going to build with that hammer and the other tools you own? That’s what you should be asking yourself. Too many people think of social media platforms as the end game–it’s …

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100 Must-Know Social Media Tidbits for 2013

Here’s your chance to get in on the social media revolution in it’s most current form and guess what? These bite-size tidbits will get you informed without taking up much of your time (but there is plenty to dig into if you want to get deeper). This post has it all: from emerging networks to trends to stats and all …

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How NOT to Handle Your Company’s Social Media

Quick, somebody call the doctor cause my social media skills are siiiiick! Depending on your generation, you’ll either view that as a good thing or bad thing. I happen to mean it in the Adam-Sandler-thinks-he-got-a-free-Ferrari way (see Bedtime Stories for more information). Your social media skills, on the other hand, may just be plain ol’ sick–diseased, unwell, ailing. Here, let’s do …

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Is Facebook’s Future Bright or Dismal?

Despite the beating Facebook’s stock has taken recently, many people see plenty of opportunity in the company’s future. Mark Cooper, the co-founder and CMO of Offerpop says, “I believe Facebook is in a great position to reshape the digital marketing landscape, and we’ve only seen the beginning of what that might mean. Ultimately, it comes down to leveraging the power …

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When Brands Automate Twitter and Facebook Responses I’ll Revolt

Have you seen this article on TechCrunch describing how and why brands will soon try to automate social media responses? I just read it and it makes me a bit furious. Many companies, especially large ones, already go out of their way to make it as difficult as humanely possible to contact a real, live human being to talk to. …

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7 Scorching-Hot Social Media Trends Happening Right Now

While doing some research for a recent article on breakout social startups I was able to identify 7 unique trends happening in social media right now. All I can saw is, “wow,” because the social media landscape is changing so quickly. I believe this is because companies have started asking themselves what real life social situations people are facing day …

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8 Innovative Social Startups that Could Help Topple Facebook

Can Facebook ever be toppled? This is a question that began running through my head when I saw that nearly half of the people surveyed in a recent poll believe Facebook will fade away as new platforms come along. It wasn’t long before I began wondering what those new platforms might look like. I’m actually one of those crazy people who aren’t on …

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Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card for Discovering Music on Facebook!

DailyTekk has teamed up with Music Festivals Game to give you an exclusive offer: win a $50 iTunes voucher for discovering new music! In Music Festivals Game you play the music you love, discover new music and build your own perfect music festival. Lay down rock stages, jazz stages, whatever you like and visit your mates’ festivals and rate their …

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Meet Kontest, a Cutting-Edge Enterprise Social Marketing Contest Platform

Kontest is a social marketing platform for community managers running marketing campaigns on facebook, the open web and mobile devices. Developed by two French guys, Sylvain Weber and Jacinthe Busson, Kontest competes in the crowded social marketing space with companies like Wildfire, Strutta and Involver. Kontest is easy to use even for non-techies. Simply select a promotion type (sweepstakes, poll, photo contest, …

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Daily Tech Find: Feedair Desktop Text Updates

I can’t wait until March because that’s when the cool looking Feedair goes on sale. Billed as “your new information notification friend”, the Feedair sits in a fixed position and shoots you non-intrusive text updates that you can configure using an iPhone or Android app. Using the downloadable vidgets (visual widgets, apparently), users can use the Feedair to display their latest …

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