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Piracy Via Twitter: Periscope, Pacquiao, and Phones

A-list celebs paid up to $300,000 to be closest to the blood and spit. Pay-Per-View viewers paid close to $100 to watch from their couches. Others opted instead to watch for free vialive-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. Quick History: Meerkat launched to much fanfare just before Twitter launched Periscope. Both offer similar services allowing people to stream their […]

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Why There Is Spam On My Twitter Feed?

There is an old joke applied to software which I first heard from Microsoft. It’s a simple, one sentence excuse that pops up often. “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.” Twitter announced (via a support article) that they are working “to make your home timeline even more relevant and interesting.” They are doing this by adding posts from strangers […]

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Why You Should (and should not) Schedule Posts

Last Monday a 9-year-old girl from New Jersey was learning to shoot an Uzi at a range in Arizona while on vacation with her family. Shortly after her second attempt at a shot, her instructor was being airlifted to the hospital having been hit multiple times. He died later that night in the hospital. As the story began […]

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What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Social Media

When the Founder and CEO of Icebreaker Consulting asked me to pen a guest post on Star Trek and social media, I couldn’t have been more pleased. I am, after all, the same guy who dropped a few (okay, I admit it was many more than a few) Star Trek references into blog posts I […]

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2013 eCommerce Stats

2013 is in the books. Ecommerce stats from 2013 show strong growth and offer powerful tips for anyone in the space. We will have to wait for the Internet Retailer Conference in June to get the newest 500 guide but here are some quick 2013 ecommerce stats that you’ll appreciate: Mobile: $182B in mobile payments […]

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Twitter Brings Strangers to Honor a War Hero

People who underestimate the power of social media have obviously not heard about Harold Jellicoe Percival, who died at the ripe old age of 99 and had no living family or friends to survive him. Percival was a World War II veteran who was a part of the Royal Air Force and took part in […]

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What do you need to know in order to be popular on twitter and to have a large follower count?

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What can you do if a Twitter hashtag campaign backfires?

Users start using the hashtag to promote other competitors or use it for negative comments. View Question on Quora

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Best and Worst Superbowl Ads

Everyone knows that the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers. Yet, there was another match that came down to the wire – 2013 Super Bowl ads. With millions of dollars invested in one ad, Super Bowl ads are in their own league. Oreo The Oreo whisper Super Bowl ad scored the winning touchdown. The […]

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Twitter hack- Are you at risk?

Yes, you are. But you don’t have to be. The last two weeks has brought an increase in cyber-attacks. The New York TImes and Wall Street Journal have both reported security breaches and the Twitter hack happened onFriday February 1st, Twitter announced a breach of their own. Up to 250,000 accounts may have been accessed. They report the event […]

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