Social Media

As Facebook Fights Fake Accounts, Black Market Prices Go Up

NBC News recently posted an interesting article where the author notes that the spam industry follows the same Law of Supply and Demand as any capitalist-loving business does. As social networks crack down on fake accounts and fake news, the spam industry is able to charge their customers more to establish such inauthentic accounts.

Hackathon in support of LGBT rights provides solutions to the problem of hate-crime data collection RealWire Mon, 12/12/2016 - 17:46

Hidden as a contact within the social messaging service Snapchat, the winning concept allows users to upload images and videos, directly connecting with lawyers and activists. 

London, December 12, 2016 – LexisNexis announced the winning design of the “Hack the Change” Hackathon challenge. More than 40 coders, developers and designers were brought together over 48 hours, tasked with prototyping solutions to connect lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT+) people with those documenting and fighting discrimination.

Scoring Social Goodness via Xocial Merilee Kern Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:11

Gamifying Goodness: New ‘Social Impact Scoring System’ Spurs a Movement of Competitive Kindness

How nice are you? The xocial online community is calculating and curating “competitive kindness” to help mere mortals out-nice each other, and make the world a better place

3 Ways to Give Your Social Media Marketing an Extreme Makeover

You’ve probably heard people talking about how awesome social media marketing is, and how they’ve used it to do everything from grow their brand, to spike their traffic and bring in the conversions. All of that sounds nice, but what happens when you’re trying to find success in this field, and you’re coming up short?

Livefyre Engagement Cloud Is Much More Than Comments

When Livefyre announced their new Livefyre Engagement Cloud on Wednesday, Jordan Kretchmer claimed that "Today, we’re going to make some history". With history yet to be written, this could come across as typical grandstanding made by a company's CEO and founder. Yet the deeper you dig into this story, the more you realize if not history being made then at the very least Livefyre has charted a better course for user engagement and the use of user generated content.

Off Topic: 5 Social Apps That Will Get You In Beach Shape

Summer is upon us and it’s time to run to the beach, take off those layers—and realize you’ve gained a few winter pounds.  But good news! The mobile phone stuck to your keister can help put it back into beach shape.  Mobile apps such as those designed and built by Fueled have been revolutionary in changing the quality and efficiency of our lives, and multiple platforms exist for your different habits and tastes.  Need a buddy to encourage your progress?  A coach to scare and inspire you into shape?

An interview for #DontJerkandDrive Bryan Ruby Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:48

I was recently asked by the Argus Leader, a local newspaper in Sioux Falls, to give my two cents on the controversial South Dakota #DontJerkandDrive campaign. Since then the article has been syndicated out to USA Today and other publications.

The How Many Active Users on Social Networks Infographic Bryan Ruby Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:00

Earlier this week, I questioned whether social media could replace my need to blog. In my article, I mentioned that Google+ and LinkedIn as social network platforms are able to provide near blog-like functions. Since that article posted, I've already heard comments from my Facebook and Twitter friends that no one uses Google+. I respectfully disagree with my friends. While people like to call Google+ a ghost town the numbers would indicate otherwise.

DotNetNuke Moves into Corporate Website Communities with DNN Social

DotNetNuke (DNN) has announced a social software solution aimed at optimizing customer engagement and loyalty through online communities. DNN Social gives businesses the ability to easily create and manage communities on their existing websites, giving end-users a one-stop destination for consuming content, exchanging ideas and interacting with other community members.