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Ask, Listen, Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn is a creative, multimedia program which was designed by a team of educators and psychologists specializing in middle school-aged students. The campaign efforts are divided into 2 main... Read more »

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Facebook’s New “Check-In” Service: An Illusion of Utopia?

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When I first started reading about this new service on Wired, I was tricked into thinking that it simply lets you “check-in” at a place and send a notification to your friends who are nearby. Just then I thought: “Great, another privacy screw up, yet I am sure no one will care!

However, when I started reading further down, I began to think than things might be a little bit more complicated when it comes to this service!

Facebook VP, Chris Cox: “Stories are going to be pinned to a physical location so that in 20 years our children will go to Ocean Beach and their phone will tell them this is the place their parents had their first kiss, and here’s the picture they took afterwards, and here’s what their friends had to say.”

An Illusion of Utopia?

I am not a pessimist however, I wonder: Are the Facebook people living in a dream of utter utopia? I mean I understand what they are trying to do but didn’t they think of the other side of this argument? What if someone went somewhere and “checked-in” then had an accident? A huge fight with a partner? Was robbed or even raped? Would they want to carry this “memory” with them for years after? Would they really want their grandchildren to know about it?

HOW TO: Make Money Online (the non-spammy way!)

“Do you want to earn some EXTRA cash?”

Have you seen those ads before?!

The first instinct for any decent netizen who sees something along those lines to quickly dismiss it as either a phishing attempt or scam that will 0nly bring trouble.  But does that mean that the only way to make money online is through scamming and cheating?

We’ll be sharing some cool new ways to earn money on the web. In the past, businesses used to rely on outsourcing, where they used to give the job to someone in India or China to do it since it was simple enough. However, nowadays they are moving more and more into crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is basically the act of giving the job to anyone out there on the web to do it, sometimes for free and other times for a fee depending on the service.

So the marriage of social media and jobs allowed for the creation of some interesting opportunity to earn a good buck if you have a certain skill set.

If you are a video maker

You can go to Current.TV and participate in their create an ad campaign contest. If the ad that you create gets picked up by their sponsors, then you will get paid $2,500. Learn more about this over here.

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The Twitter Mirror; Does It Measure Your Worth? [REBLOG]

As a medical practitioner, it was interesting to read his blog and get an insight into how medical professionals use social media and how it’s impacting their business, communication, and how they tame s0cial media to meet their needs rather than follow the crowd when it comes to its usage. In this post he shares with us how he utilizes Twitter, and what he wants to achieve with his usage of the service.

10 Tips for Keeping Your Twitter Followers Hooked on You!

Ten simple tips on how to cut through Twitter’s noise clutter and keep your target audience hooked!

Sit on My Facebook! – Internet “Love” Song by The Scribes [Video]

Once upon a time there was the love that we all knew, but then came a different kind of love, one which takes intimacy to a whole new level! This type of love is called the "internet love".

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Cisco SPice — Learn Social Media by FAILURE!

Cisco SPice — Learn Social Media by FAILURE!

A cause of Projectile Vomiting?

What is it about? With the runaway success of Old Spice’s brilliant campaign, the “creatives” at Cisco decided to do their own spin off of the campaign by basically copying it in an attempt to tag along for its meteoric rise. About the campaign Director of Strategic Communications, Doug Webster, basically fell in...

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Brain Buddies — Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

Brain Buddies — Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today's application is: wooga's Brain Buddies on Facebook.

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HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

The Dreaded Account Disabled Message

Facebook have quite the draconian usage policy and at any point in time you might find yourself the proud owner of a disabled Facebook account. Do not dispair for there are ways to reactivate your account without having to re-create a different one.

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Post-Off: 5 More Types of Facebook Friends!

Post-Off: 5 More Types of Facebook Friends!

Facebook Friends

We present to you "5 More Types of Facebook Friends" as a post-off. Let us know which type you think you are :)

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Quirky News of the Web — July 2010

Quirky News of the Web — July 2010

Isn't This Precious?

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago. Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will...

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