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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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Is Technology Making us Cocoon Away From Society?

I can still hear it ringing in my ear every time I sit behind a computer screen “Get off that thing and go interact with Real People!”. That was my father’s reaction whenever he noticed me spending too much time on the computer. It has been more than a decade since I started growing up with the internet, and up to this day, my parents still feel that the internet makes people withdraw from society and leads them to become anti-social. That idea is not only fostered by my parents but also by a lot of people. You know what is even worse than being an internet user? To be an internet user and avid gamer!

Personally, I never bought into that argument at all, and apparently the people at PEW set out to find the truth. The results of the research have been interesting, to say the least.

Social Interaction

Social Interaction

The numbers…

People who use the internet have been found to have a more diverse network of people whom they interact with. Internet users are 55% more likely to have a discussion partner that is not part of the family. Not surprisingly either is that internet users who blog and share photos are more likely to have a confidant (people whom they trust and confide in) of a different race and tend to interact with people from across races and political lines. That’s certainly an advantage since our comfort zone is constantly challenged and hopefully not by many trolls.

Mashable Open Web Awards: Free Advertising by Thousands of People

Mashable is running its 3rd cycle of its Open Web Awards this year. The Open Web Awards is their international online voting competition that covers major innovations around web technology and achievements in the social media arena. This year, Mashable has created a viral nomination platform that was spread amongst social media enthusiasts all over the web. While the awards are directed towards web innovators in social media, they are not explicit to persons or companies, but also to brands and any page or product online!

Mashable number of unique visitors almost tripled in the last year

Thousands of people – mainly social media experts – have nominated themselves (or have been nominated by others), and each one of them has probably called for votes through his social media contacts and followers to provide Mashable with amazing free advertising. According to Compete.com web stats, Mashable’s unique visitors have almost tripled in the past year surpassing TechCrunch back in April.

One of the interesting moves of self promotion for the Mashable Open Web Awards is DM’s video (who contacted us to have is name removed from this post) over on his YouTube channel. He is nominated under the “most educating” category – same as Stephen Fry – and is now in the top 500. He used a Youtube video to call out for his 18k+ channel subscribers to vote for him.

Calling for votes…

The Open Web Awards have gained much momentum all over the web. The biggest winner is Mashable themselves! The awards web page shows an impressive 109,955 retweets! I wonder if there has ever existed any page that surpassed that number of retweets!

What do you think of Mashable Open Web Awards? Have you participated in giving Mashable some free advertising? Do you think it helped them take over TechCrunch? Let us know your opinion in the comments section

50 Top Noise-Free Twitter Tips in Social Media, Marketing, SEO & Design! Part 5

Below you will find our fifth specialized well researched list of 50 Top Twitter Tips and Links divided into 5 distinctive categories: 1) Social Media & Technology, 2) Marketing & Advertising, 3) Design, 4) SEO, 5) Motivational & More.

Top 10 Social Media Golden Posts: Rules, Tips & Know-How’s!

A compilation of our top 10 social media golden posts, with a brief summary on each, in order to make it easier for you to locate, read and further gain deeper insights from our experience in this field.

Top 10 Smartphones of 2010 [video]

Many companies are trying to match the new standards set with the iphone with new launched smartphones. What are the top 10 smartphones of 2010? We have them all listed in this post!

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Cool: iPhone to Control a Walking Robot! [video]

Cool: iPhone to Control a Walking Robot! [video]

Plawres Sanshiro

iPhone multi-touch capabilities give us a natural way to control robots with simple finger gestures.

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8 Tips to help you Become a LinkedIn Power User…

8 Tips to help you Become a LinkedIn Power User…

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LinkedIn seems like the middle child of social networking, and is a hugely underrated site. The fact that its a zero cost business networking tool should definitely play to its advantage and it will surely hit its prime in the future. Like everybody else the only reason I got to join LinkedIn is because I kept on getting invitations...

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Google wants to Speed up the Web! Is your site optimized? [video]

Google is re-writing their search rank algorithm to include load time as a factor. They hope that this move will improve users' experience of the web at large.

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Apple is on the Move: Verizon Should Watch Out! [videos]

“Healthy competition is the fuel for growth and development”. Big names in the technology arena are bumping each other’s heads in a war dedicated to grab customer attention and further create loyalty! One of those names must be Apple! Not only does Apple lead a variety of creative, well-studied and effective small...

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Nokia in 2015 – The Way We Live Next

In general, the Nokia 2015 video promises a better, more comprehensive and interconnected platform for communication and services through the Nokia devices. This all seems well and good, however, there are some concerns that need to be addressed!

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