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Month: March 2014

31 Mar 2014
oculus rift facebook

Oculus Rift Facebook

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about Facebook’s plans to buy out Oculus VR, and what that might mean for the future of virtual reality.  But seeing how deeply social has become integrated in our way of life, maybe we should all be asking a larger, more basic question: What does […]

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28 Mar 2014
search engine protection

Free Speech Ruling Could Spell the End for "Free" Search Results

In 2011, eight New York-based activists filed a lawsuit against Chinese search engine Baidu, claiming that by blocking their pro-democratic content from it’s results pages, Baidu had violated their rights to free speech. Today, however, a U.S. district judge ruled that Baidu has done no such thing. Baidu, the largest search engine in China with […]

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28 Mar 2014
creativity and music

Creativity And Music

I alluded to my usage of Spotify on a regular basis in my first post, and I think it’s time to take a further look. A workplace is full of distractions; that’s a given. We all deal with them because we have to. Whether it’s out of annoyance, or the desire to possess a degree […]

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27 Mar 2014
future retail technology

Future Retail Technology

Remember those nights where you would stand outside GameStop, waiting for the clock to strike midnight? And the game you’ve been so desperately waiting for is so close to your reach, you can already feel your hands around the controller back at home? Me neither. Not since pre-ordering was established and games’ availability for instant […]

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26 Mar 2014
brand pages on facebook

Brand Pages On Facebook

As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, many brands are analyzing how effective their campaigns are performing thus far, with an even closer eye on their social media efforts via Facebook. But following last December’s News Feed algorithm change, many brands are starting to wonder if they should start moving away […]

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22 Mar 2014

Social Video Marketing

Given that Youtube is the world’s 2nd largest search engine and a marketing channel that is growing by leaps and bounds, marketers have not choice but to jump on the video marketing bandwagon. In this infographic that Gryffin Media created for, we explore the players in the video marketing game and give an overview […]

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21 Mar 2014
keyword optimization

Keyword Optimization

People think keyword research is soooo 2000.  It’s a newbie skill, right?  One you can easily forget as you gain more knowledge and skill as an internet marketer.  Guess what?  They’re very very wrong. With every passing year, choosing the right keywords becomes much more important.  If you choose keywords that are too generic and […]

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20 Mar 2014

Gain Followers On Twitter

Every social media platform is crowded, making it difficult to be noticed, but Twitter carries challenges all its own. Throughout the airing of the Oscars, more than 14.7 million tweets went live. 24.9 million tweets lit up screens during the Superbowl. And on any other ordinary day, an average of 500 million tweets go out. […]

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18 Mar 2014

Career In Social Media

Wait, you mean I can get a job working in social media? Wait, what does that even mean? Updating Facebook statuses for people? Tweeting photos? Being a socially awkward billionaire like Mark Zuckerberg? The quick answer is sort-of. Only a fool or a MySpace holdover (same thing?) would argue that social media isn’t one of […]

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14 Mar 2014

Optimism In The Workplace

March 12th, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis being pope, and that brought me back to the day the world found out about this. I was eating lunch when I found out who the pope was. There was no fanfare at the office I was working at in Chicago; in fact, I celebrated […]

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