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The foursquare Phenomenon Explained

As a recent foursquare addict member, I’ve been questioned by several friends and colleagues each time I pull out my phone to “check-in” when we arrive at a new location. It would seem that, even though foursquare is adding close to…
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Up with the Digital Down Time

Over the last few days I have noticed a trend. It’s not anti-technology and it’s not anti-business but it feels as if people are slowly turning onto the fact that our obsessive pursuit of connectivity and technology devices may have a down…
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Celtics are Social Media Champs

If you’re a Boston Celtics fan who can’t score tickets and don’t get enough of your favorite players on television, you’re in luck: social media is here to help. The Boston Celtics is using social media in an effort to increase…
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There Are Three Types of Twitterers: The Conduit, The Thinker and The Writer

Recently, Beth Brenner took the fictional social network “Woof” as warning to those whose social media habits had spiraled out-of-control. Social media discipline is something that nearly everyone in communications struggles with, precisely…
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Survey: PR wins, advertising loses when it comes to being convincing

In the theories of media effects the impact of advertising and PR is still a controversial topic. A current study by the University of Applied Sciences Mainz now repeated the analysis of this topic. The result shows: PR works especially, when…
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The Social Media Revolution Continues

I’m amazed that people are still questioning whether social media is a fad or not. Social networks and online interactions have exploded over the past few years and are continuing to grow, without any hint of a plateau. Erik Qualman, author…
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How to use Microstock Images for PR – Stockphotorights.com

Not only shrinking budgets but also the need to get images within a very tight timeframe are factors making microstock images a choice used by more and more companies and PR agencies. Microstock vendors offer licence free image (and video) material…
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Looking to Boost your Clients’ SEO?

Jani Virtanen of Marketwire came and visited the March office for a ‘Training Tea’ session—he gave us insight on how we can increase our client’s online visibility and SEO and elaborated on the in’s and out’s of Marketwire. What…
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E-mail does not work anymore

You remember: with e-mail everything should become better. With the new communication channel, it had become possible to appeal to people in person with relatively little effort and within a short time. The addressees were no longer - as the…
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Green Search – Search Engine Ecosia saves the Rain Forest

Following the „Green Computing“ trend topics, „Green Internet” have become a new area of interest. Christian Kroll was one of the early visionaries of this concept and developed the search engine „Forestle“ in August 2008. Forestle…
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Net Neutrality: Not So Neutral Anymore

The future fate of the Internet took a giant step forward today when the federal appeals court ruled in favor of Comcast Corporation that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not have the authority “to require broadband providers…
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People of social media, don’t tell the world when you leave your house

At lunch time, I like to catch up on news reports from Boston and Amsterdam. I was curious about the development of the war against cyber criminals and found something that caught my attention. I came across an article that warned us social…