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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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Karma-lization! The Pros & Cons…

The concept of karma was first originated in India to describe a relationship of cause and effect; “the effects of all deeds are viewed as actively shaping past, present, and future experiences“. Hundreds of years later, the social media karma idea emerged heavily relying on the same traditional trend that goes: “Do onto others as you would do to yourself.”

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What goes around comes back around!

In a vast virtual world where each of the online users aim to seek recognition, be known, be heard, and be “someone” who people desire to be associated with, karma seems to be a fine defining ground of online intentions! Karma comes across as having the power to add balance to online relationships and differentiate between spammers, heavy advertisers, blabbers, time-wasters and those individuals who are really looking forward to make a change, invite others into their world and make them a part of it while being a part of theirs as well.

In life, there is always give and take! Karma ensures, to some extent, that this kind of relationship exists and persists between the members of social media communities therefore, good karma can only be earned by dedicating free time to positive community activities such as:

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Ford Fiesta‘s smart social media campaign backfires in the Middle East

Bloggers power is one of today’s world facts; it is a major social media tool that has a very high effect in influencing people and setting trends around the globe. Ford Automobile was smart enough to realize this; they came up with a brilliant marketing campaign that is unprecedented in the automobile segment. The campaign […]

Is Facebook Being Jinxed?

I guess it’s true what they say: “You can’t be right all the time!” Stunned by the two latest articles I have come across this morning: 1) Mashable’s Another Facebook Scam Strikes, and 2) Read and Write Web’s Facebook Shutdowns RSS Feed App , I couldn’t help but wonder: Did we really jinx Facebook? Throughout […]

Web 2.0’s Incremental vs. Radical Innovation!

As the Wikipedia defines it, innovation is “a new way of doing something” and “an important topic in the study of economics, business, technology, sociology and engineering.” But what is the true meaning of the infamous term “innovation” in Web 2.0? Do large companies realize the real value of...

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Facebook-Like Platform: Is IBM Running Out of Ideas?

How saturated is the online social media world nowadays? What is the destiny haunting the new emerging social media tools and networks? Did Facebook lead social media to its final stage of saturation transforming it into an otherwise mass media tool? Are there any limits to incremental innovation? And did real genuine innovation...

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Facebook’s Evolution: Biting off Chunks of the SN Market!

How long is Facebook going to stay, as I may call it, “The Big Boss” when it comes to Social Networking sites? Are Facebook’s continuous efforts to bite off chunks of the social network market proving to be successful and how much of the chunks can it digest? Are there any currently available sites which […]

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Quub Micro-Blogging: Meowing its Way in the SM Jungle!

Has Twitter become the king of the Social Media jungle? What is the future of micro-blogging and is there a real threat against the Twitter kingdom? What can a new micro-blogging platform add to the so-far highly successful Twitter experience? And is Quub’s attempt to “meow” its way into the Social Media jungle...

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“Social Media Forces” Helping the Police Clean Up Psychos!

“Social Media Forces” Helping the Police Clean Up Psychos!

Is there a definite end to the world of crime? Sadly but truly, the answer to this question is an equally definite “No”. Let me ask you something: How many of you spend numerous hours, daily, watching those crime-related series such as NCIS, CSI, Cold Case, NYPD and many others? I for one, used to […]

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The Future of Our Privacy: Down the Drain It Goes!

This decade seems to be heading towards an endless whirlpool of privacy breaching, mind controlling trend which appears to have the power to lure more and more audience without any deeper reflections upon issues such as: How is this going to invade my personal space? Do I really want people to know what I do, […]

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