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Twitter, Facebook, and all other things social are covered in this section.




Big data can be applied in nearly any field. Here we examine how big data can be used in social work - and what implications that has for...

Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones


Twitter can be a great business and marketing tool, but only if it's done right. These tools will help you get more out of your Twitter...

5 Twitter Tools You Should Be Using


Sites like Facebook and Twitter are now so popular they account for more of our online time than any other single activity

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media Sites?


Sentiment analysis has come a long way, but companies still need to follow a few guidelines to really benefit. Learn more about it here

Social Chatter: Should Your Company Be Listening?


In the tech field, there's a lot of jargon that's totally unfamiliar to those who don't call themselves geeks. How many of these acronyms...

10 Tech Acronyms You Must Know


Sockpuppet marketing is shilling in sheep's clothing. Here, we review this online scourge, its legal ramifications and advice from Google's...

No, That's Not My Hand In There! Why Sockpuppet Marketing Is Bad News


Hashtags began innocently enough, but now it seems we've created a monster. Learn more about their history here

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Hashtag


Social networks represent a drastic and rapid change in the way we connect with each other. Perhaps what's most interesting is the...

Social Media Networks: Who's Using Them?


Twitter can be a great marketing tool. It can be a great way to network. It’s awesome for content marketing. Unless you mess it up. Want to...

Twitter Fail! 15 Things You Should Never Do On Twitter


While you're trying to make your friends jealous by splashing pictures of yourself drinking Mai Tais on a beach, burglars may be checking...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Burglars Are Using Social Media


Worried about your privacy online? Here are some tips on how to keep your private life from becoming a public matter

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 Tips for Keeping Your Internet Use Private


Forget about getting coffee for minimum wage: Google and Facebook treat interns like one of their own. Which one would you

INFOGRAPHIC: Would You Rather Work at Google or Facebook?


Google+ Ripples is a slick, free analytical tool that allows users to view how their public Google+ posts spread - and it’s a great way to...

Google+ Ripples a Fun, Free Toy for Analytics Geeks


You shouldn’t have to police privacy regulations, but you also shouldn’t fall prey to the inappropriate use of your personal information...

A Little Privacy Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies


Social media is actually making us less social, and affecting our social lives in ways that some experts say are unhealthy. Check out some...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Social Media Making Us Psycho?


New technologies are helping users destroy digital messages and images they send after a short time, but what really happens to these...

Eat This Tweet: Creating Life Cycles for Social Media Messages


Called a "ghost town" less than a year ago, Google+ is now a huge, rapidly growing social network that is attracting a lot of attention -...

7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook


Social media is becoming an increasingly common source of breaking news. But while it gets points for being fast and interactive, accuracy...

Fast News Nation: Why Social Media Almost Works As a News Source


As Twitter becomes an increasingly important source of information, hackers are turning it into a playground. Check out some of the biggest...