Tag Archives: Twitter

Social Media and Weinergate: Use Common Sense

The New York Times’ social media policy is simple: “Use common sense and don’t be stupid.” Let the recent online mistakes of New York congressman Roger Weiner remind us all of a few common-sense social media do’s and dont’s.

What businesses and employees can learn from Weinergate:

Do have a social media policy for your business. “Employees need to be reminded that their behavior online is subject to… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Wall Street, Welcome to Web 2.0

Wall Street, welcome to Web 2.0: Morgan Stanley is officially the first Wall Street firm to allow its employees to use social media interactively.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will begin to roll out the use of LinkedIn and Twitter in June, and hopes to have the sites available to all of its 18,000 advisers in the next few months. The company said it is working to make Facebook available… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: The Phone Call is Dead?

The phone call is dead.

Yes, most of us carry phones with us at all times, but greater access to telephony has made us more wary of unexpected, interruptive phone calls. “The whole phenomenon of the random personal phone call is pretty much becoming a thing of the past,” this TechDirt blogger says (from the Keep-Up-With-the-Times Department).

Text messaging surpassed phone calling in usage… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday (on Friday): Social Media During Japan Quake (and other tech bytes)

“Is social media truly entering our social DNA to the point that for a significant number of people it is part of their reflex response to emergency?” Dartmouth’s Ano Lobb

Today, the Japan earthquake and tsunami proved that Twitter has become the go-to emergency communication service. As Japan lost phone services (less than an hour after the quake), the number of tweets from Tokyo topped 1,200 per minute. Twitter users… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: How is Quora useful for real estate/mortgage industry professionals?

Question: How is Quora useful for real estate/mortgage industry professionals?

Answer: First, some background. The “online information market” Quora is a crowdsourced question-and-answer site whose value is information. “In essence, Quora takes the best of the social web and seeks to build a solid platform for sharing topical information,” writes Damond Nollan.

Ask the Quora community What are the best iPad apps for… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: #Snomenclature

First came the #snowpocalypse.

Then, #snowmageddon.

This week, it’s a #snownami.

What would you call the winter weather we’ve experienced this week? (Tweet your suggestions here.)

Canada’s National Post turned to Twitter for ideas. (“snOMG!” or “The Blizzard of Oz,” anyone?) The Washington Post did their own crowdsourcing (“Kaiser Snowze?”).

Maybe #snowverkill says it best.

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Tech Thursday: Want money? Get it with your phone!

Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has released a new mobile application that enables you to accept credit card payments with no contract, monthly fees, or hidden costs. The app, called Square, is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and select Android mobile devices.

Getting started is simple. Just download the app, and once you’ve been approved, you’ll be sent a free credit card reader. When used with the Square mobile app… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: New Twitter: It’s Here. Google: It’s Still Here.

New Twitter: It’s Here. Google: It’s Still Here.

We’ve blogged before about how our readers have used Twitter to generate sales leads. Yes, Twitter is exciting and fast and trendy. (And yes! I made that pun!) But in a Web 2.0 world, have we forgotten how powerful and effective a Google search can be?

Back in 2007, Hubspot’s Brian Halligan posted 12 Quick Tips to Search… Continue reading

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