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Predicting our Next President with Social Media

Predicting our Next President with Social Media

Nov 5, 2012

The idea that we can use social media chatter to predict the future is not a new one. The sheer size of networks like Facebook and Twitter mean that if nothing else, social media can provide researchers with limited funding a large sampling of data that can be sorted and organized quickly with algorithms. Everything from trends in the stock market to future...

Three Next Generation Web Design Trends of 2013

Three Next Generation Web Design Trends of 2013

Nov 2, 2012

The evolution on web design reminds me of the auto industry. When the first websites came online, technology limited the aesthetics to color schemes and white space. New programming languages and improvements in graphic design programs allowed designers to start using sleek curves, flashy tail fins, and match aesthetics to real world inspiration. For a time in...

When Google Wins, We All Win

When Google Wins, We All Win

Nov 1, 2012

With Google’s latest project they have used dozens of existing technologies to develop cars that can drive without user input. It seems like science fiction, and it begs the question “what do autonomous cars have to do with search engines?”   We’ve almost become accustomed to seeing the tech giant getting involved in projects that at the time seem...

Admitting Your Weaknesses is the First Step to Self-Improvement

Admitting Your Weaknesses is the First Step to Self-Improvement

Oct 29, 2012

In 2012 we’re a culture of specialization. Today’s lean development teams and reactive hierarchies are setup to include one person (in theory the best person) to handle each job. You can probably trace this back to the beginning of industrialization and the assembly line. Through specialization each person could get progressively better at their small part,...

#SMSchat 1 – Facebook Friends featuring Mari Smith 10-18-2012

#SMSchat 1 – Facebook Friends featuring Mari Smith 10-18-2012

Oct 21, 2012

[View the story “#SMSchat 1 – Mari Smith 10/18/2012” on Storify] #SMSchat 1 – Mari Smith 10/18/2012 Social Media Sun’s inaugural #SMSchat Twitter Chat, with special guest Mari Smith. The theme was Facebook, and the chat was a total success! Everyone enjoyed the chat, and Mari shared a lot of valuable information! Storified by Adam...

Best Facebook Articles of 2012 and Chat With Mari Smith

Best Facebook Articles of 2012 and Chat With Mari Smith

Oct 18, 2012

Facebook Bookclub week is coming to a close on Social Media Sun, and we hope that you’ve learned as much as we did about the world’s biggest social network. If you didn’t, there are still two days left, and it just so happens that we have saved the best for last.   The Inaugural #SMSchat with Mari Smith Today at 6:30pm EST we’re...

Join Us at #SMSchat, Bringing You the Smartest Experts onTwitter

Join Us at #SMSchat, Bringing You the Smartest Experts onTwitter

Oct 18, 2012

Upcoming chats include Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+!

Facebook EdgeRank Explained: How it Works, and How to Beat It

Facebook EdgeRank Explained: How it Works, and How to Beat It

Oct 17, 2012

When it comes to marketing through social media channels, you can’t argue with the fact that Facebook has over a billion users now. There are half a billion people that you have the potential of reaching through Facebook that you couldn’t possibly reach through another network. When you consider that the average user logs in more often and spends more time...

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