Top 10 Tips to Get Rid of Your Social Media Addiction!

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some bline, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.” Chuck Palahnuik

Social Media Addiction!

Social Media Addiction!

Whether or not we choose to admit it, each of us has, or at least is prone to having, a certain addiction at some point in time or another and for a specific substance, object, concept and so on. Recently though, the hot topic which everybody seems to be talking about is the sibling of Internet addiction; the one and only: social media addiction!

Yes, I know what you are thinking now: “Social media addiction is overrated.” Some might even say: “It is a joke!“. I have to brutally disagree! Just as any other addiction has the power to eventually end up disturbing and disrupting your lifestyle, social media is capable of causing the same damage!

Quick therapy is key to effective recovery!

Previously, I wrote a couple of articles discussing the negative outcomes of social media addiction and stating the effects of social media on our overall mental health. Back then, I was simply stating the problems and the consequences that I observed through my humble experience with social media. However, the goal of this post is to give you the top 10 pointers and tips on how to cure yourself, with the help of others, from your social media addiction.

How to Best Promote Your Brand Using Social Media [read @ bkmacdaddy.com]

This article was written as part of our first article exchange with Brian McDaniel (@bkmacdaddy on Twitter). Brian wrote us a great article entitled ‘Google Wave: First Impressions from Real People, Not “Experts”‘ which got more than 700 views and 50 RTs in under a day. In exchange, we wrote this article (click here to read full copy at bkmacdaddy.com) for his blog. Enjoy!


People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps”. Mary Kay Ash

Celebrating Success By Michael D. Brown

Celebrating Success By Michael D. Brown

Whether we like it or not, people – customers- are and will always be the main focal point of any marketing, promotional and research and development efforts. They are, as the quote above clearly indicates, the real assets of any business with which it can’t operate or function without. Therefore, when considering the best practices for promoting any brand or product, through social media or offline,  the first thing the company has to consider is its target audience, in terms of demographics, education, backgrounds, likes, dislikes and so on and so forth.

Yet, since the simple marketing mix theory consists of 4 main elements: product, place, promotion and price, the tricky part is figuring out the right mix that suits a liquid medium such as social media.

Therefore, this article will discuss, in details, the best 10 top tips and ideas that can help steer a brand towards success and away from mistakes that might lead to utter failure and losses!

[read full version at bkmacdaddy.com]

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2020: May Social Media Rest in Peace!

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How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

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twitter, dangerous, evil

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5 Top Reasons Why Twitter is Not Very Popular with Teens!

5 Top Reasons Why Twitter is Not Very Popular with Teens!

Quantcast: Twitter.com's teen users are the lowest category (July 09)

Is Twitter simply too "dull" for teens to sign up to and use? What are the reasons for the rather low number of teen Twitter users? Would it be wise for Twitter to focus advertising in a way that targets teens? What benefits would teens gain from regularly using Twitter?

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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...

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Websters: Trust in God but Lock Your Car!

Have you ever heard of the old saying that goes something like this: “Trust in God but lock your car”? Well, at least I have and I do very well understand the shortcomings of failing to follow that rule in everything we do in life, especially online! There are no honest thieves! This is a […]

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