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  • Don't Be A Weiner
    Congressman Anthony Weiner, representing New York's 9th district, has many accomplishments under his belt, from putting at-risk teens to work removing graffiti in a program he called "Weiner's Cleaners" to ...
  • The 7 Social Stages of NFC
    If near field communication (NFC) wasn't already the most-buzzed-about technology of the year, the debut of Google Wallet made it more or less official. NFC is a way for devices ...
  • The Wrong Route To Social Commerce
    Lost in the chaos last week, amidst signs of rapture and fears of a second dot-com bubble, was a positive omen. What once appeared to be one of the four ...
  • The Social Life Of Books
    As a Kindle user since its first model debuted, I've marveled how it has changed my reading habits, and in some ways has changed my life. Some of the most ...
  • I Am Not A Social Publisher
    Recently, I caught up with MyLikes, a vendor in the sponsored conversations genre (e.g., "pay per post") that beckons participations to "like these campaigns to make money." That only works ...
  • How Did You Hear About Osama's Death?
    Where were you when you heard that Osama was killed, or likely dead, or probably the subject of an upcoming White House address on national security matters? This is one ...
  • Watch Bo.lt Strike -- But Prepare To Run
    Over the weekend, I was in Dallas and watched lightning strike the city in every direction. I was so mesmerized that I stayed outside on a terrace balancing my camera ...
  • Meet Your New Boss, The Digital Native
    Over the past month, I've met a number of people whom we all need to understand better. Right now they call themselves members of the class of 2011 or 2012 ...
  • Five More Social Trends To Excite You
    I listened to all the social media chatter after last week's post on social media trends, and I heard you loud and clear: five trends aren't enough. Brilliant social marketer ...
  • Five Social Trends To Get Excited About Today
    The digitally social world is moving so fast that as spring shows itself, it's time to smell the roses. Here are five trends to get excited about right now, with ...
  • The Shorty Awards And The Social Iceberg
    You're invited to an awards show, or perhaps you pay a considerable enough sum to attend. Where would you rather be, in the room with the celebrity entertainers and everyone ...
  • Shattering The SXSW Petri Dish
    Some time between an earthquake rattling Japan and Operation Odyssey Dawn launching to protect Libya from itself, my world was consumed by a mere four letters: SXSW. In the metaphysical ...
  • SXSW's Tower Of Babel
    Picture this, as Sophia says on "The Golden Girls." It's Austin, 2011. You're at the most buzzed-about interactive media event in the world. You want to meet up with a ...
  • A Mzungu's Guide To Social Africa
    Unlike my December trip to South America, I was fine staying somewhat connected digitally while in South Africa, Tanzania's mainland, Zanzibar, and Amsterdam during 17 days away. While visiting places ...
  • Why Social Media Week Should Be Every Week
    Happy Social Media Week! Yes, boys and girls, it's that time of year when you drop what you're doing and go to any of hundreds of amazing events around the ...
  • The Clay Matthews Social Media Combine
    If you missed MediaPost's Social Media Insider Summit this week in Florida, you can still learn a lot by paying attention to just one person, albeit someone who wasn't even ...
  • Mobile Marketing Is Exploding, So Get A Strategy
    2011 is the year that two key mobile trends will converge. Consumers have embraced smartphones, using them for everything from shopping to social networking; and mobile technology has become scalable ...
  • Ten Social Local Technologies For Marketers
    Social media is often appreciated for its virality, which implies a loss of control as messaging spreads beyond target audiences. Marketers still can use social media to target consumers in ...
  • Make Way For The One True Fan
    There's a lot of reflection now about the lack of civil discourse in America. I hit my low point last week, thanks to a site you probably haven't heard of ...
  • The Social Side Of CES 2011
    There are many ways to describe the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, such as: vast, tiring, over the top, technophilic, illuminating, geeky, and productive. One more to ...
  • All In The Social Family
    The end-of-year holidays offer a perennial reminder that no matter how hard you try, you can never escape your family. My own family often inspires columns here, sometimes directly as ...
  • A Mobile, Eventful, App-Filled Year In Review
    After writing 44 Social Media Insider columns this year, this 320th contribution to MediaPost offers a good time to reflect on what happened in 2010. Several themes emerged, with mobile ...
  • Nine Days Of Social Silence
    For nine days, I was silent. The world heard not a tweet, not a Facebook post, not an email from me. This is the story of one man who went ...
  • Fantastic, Made of Plastic, Videocastic
    Ever wonder what Barbie could teach you about social media? Maybe you haven't, but Barbie got an upgrade lately in the form of a video camera built into her necklace. ...
  • Foursquare Bets Beyond The BCC Set
    One of the most important decisions Foursquare's leadership has made was revealed last week. It's one of those decisions that could determine if Foursquare becomes a footnote or a phenomenon. ...
  • Five Reminders For Social-Media Marketers
    When Facebook announced its new messaging service yesterday, you had to listen closely if you wanted to hear what social network founder Mark Zuckerberg said about brands. He mentioned that ...
  • How Xbox Puts Connecting Into Kinect
    Throughout Friday, the comments kept piling up on my Facebook photos: Sister: Dave...what is going on over there?? Friend:Huh? And so they continued. It was all in response to my ...
  • Are Mobile And Social Best Practices The Same?
    It's getting clearer by the day that mobile marketers can learn a lot from social marketers. This never struck me as much as it did last week while watching OMMA ...
  • Attack Of The 50-Foot Faces
    Where were you the morning of Thursday, October 21, 2010? I happened to be in a series of meetings. Yet if you were walking down a certain street in Singapore, ...
  • Scenes From A Social Media Face-Off
    How do you share insights from nine panelists spending 50 minutes discussing what works with social media? You don't. But given that I was one of the nine, I can ...