Category Archives: Social Media

Doing Well By Doing Good: Re-CAPTCHA at the Cross-Section of Technology, Economics, and Psychology


A colleague of mine at Infosys, Kapil Ashok Jaiswal, posted an article on our company internal blog site. I am thankful that he gave me the permission to re-post his contribution on my blog. He had titled his blog “Killing … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table Of The Social Web


Having studied Chemistry in university for six years, I remember well the Periodic Table of Elements from the lecturs in Inorganic Chemistry. With some amusement I recently came across a new “Periodic Table” of the Social Web: The Periodic Table Of … Continue reading

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Privacy Revisited: A Standard Information Sharing Label


We all are very familiar with nutrition labels on milk bottles and groceries. They disclose to us that water has 0% fat and that the burger you are heating in the microwave contains 70%fat and some interesting chemicals. But when it comes … Continue reading

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Cloud Singing: The Virtual Choir Project


I am reposting this from Simon Phipps‘ blog “Wild Webmink.” He writes in his blog: “Eric Whitacre launched Virtual Choir 3, the composite performance of his choral work “Water Night”, to promote his new album of the same name. Once again, it’s transcendently beautiful.” (Virtual … Continue reading

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Google Drive Arrived: Cloud Storage And Privacy/Security


Cloud Storage is not any longer just for the big guys. This morning when I updated my Android phone a new app was loaded called Google Drive. It explained that it was part of Google Docs and I downloaded it. … Continue reading

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Internet And Smartphone Addiction


After posting my article on the IT’s Seven Worst Addictions (And How To Cure Them), I came across a posting on coupons.org where they expand on “Online Junkies and Brain Shrinkage: The Rise of Internet Addiction.” For my readers’ convenience I include … Continue reading

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Ten Preventable Social Marketing Mistakes


Terri Seymour ponders about 10 Preventable Social Marketing Mistakes. She writes: Social media have made a profound impact on the way businesses market their products and services. Did you think Facebook and Twitter wouldn’t last when they first came out? Many of … Continue reading

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Metcalfe’s Law and Marketing


Ian Dainty recently published an article on EzineArticles.com on Metcalfe’s Law and Marketing. He muses: If you aren’t using Social Media to its utmost, and posting messages at least once a week, you’re missing out on thousands of potential clients. … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Social Networking Sites For Business


Michel Ruggaber (@miruggaber) pointed me to a useful article discussing Social Media sites for business: Top 10 Social Networking Sites For Business (Social Networking Marketing Stress Relief) I don’t necessarily agree with the entire list but do agree with the … Continue reading

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: What Has Changed and What You Can Do About It


Wired.com today published an article from a blog at webmonkey.com: Google’s New Privacy Policy: What Has Changed and What You Can Do About It | Webmonkey | Wired.com. I posted an update towards the end of this article describing “Tom Henderson’s … Continue reading

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How to Use bit.ly to Track Clicks On Your Links


Many are aware of Google Analyticsto measure web site traffic on their own pages. But setting the tool up correctly is quite involving and many give up half way through. Google analytics, once you succeeded in setting everything up correctly … Continue reading

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Social Media Revolution 2011 (Video)


Some amazing facts on Social Media—and many companies still think they don’t have to deal with Social Media. That Social Media are only for kids… I saw the link to this video on Michael Neuwerth’s Social Media Zeitung following a link in … Continue reading

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Another Strong Personal Vote For the Cloud


Friday (I seem to be very lucky with Friday’s–see my earlier vote for the cloud) my “smart”-phone spontaneously started rebooting. It had done this before. This behavior is inconvenient for the user since one does not realize that the phone … Continue reading

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Act Now: Set Your LinkedIn Privacy


Retweeted from several messages that I received: In case you don’t know it, without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use your name and picture … Continue reading

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Plastic Bottles Lighten Up the Slums


As recently reported in our local newspaper in Basel (Plastikflaschen für den Klimaschutz – News Wissen: Technik – bazonline.ch) philanthropist Illac Diaz from the Philippines is using simple low-tech discarded plastic bottles filled with water to bring light into the … Continue reading

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If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook: Social Networks – Can We Survive Without Them?


In many previous postings I have been pondering on the importance of Social Media for business and how it will change our cooperation. Today I would like to discuss our dependence on such technologies: I still remember the days in … Continue reading

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Ten Sloppy Social Media Mistakes to Fix NOW


Corey Eridon has some advice on mistakes to avoid and she warns not to be sloppy about Social Media. She writes in her blog on hubspot.com: “What makes the following social media mistakes particularly sloppy is that they cost little … Continue reading

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How to Back Up Your Social Media Accounts


Now that we learned to make the occasional backup of the files on our computers using external hard disks and — the audacious ones among us — using cloud services (BTW: check out Wuala for backup. Files get encrypted on … Continue reading

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QR Codes (Updated): From Urinals And Bus Stops to National Parks to Art, Shopping and Tombstones


We can observe more and more adoption of QR codes and their pervasiveness. In Asia you find these codes anywhere in the meantime and they allow quick responses usually by use of a smart phone’s QR reader. I have seen them … Continue reading

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New EU Directive Might Reshape the Clouds


As reported in Silicon.de, in Experian.it and in other sources, the European Commission is planning to release a new directive on data protection, which will affect the Cloud Computing industry. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenships … Continue reading

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