April 9, 2012 | By

Photos – The new age of storytelling

If you didn’t pick up on it already, @Facebook ’s acquisition of @Instagram for 1 billion dollars is pretty solid evidence that photo editing and sharing apps are all the rage in the mobile space right now. Even though Facebook paid double what Instagram was valued at, according to @VentureBeat, there’s no mistaking its value …+

Feb. 24, 2012 | By

Apps, Apps and More Apps

We all know how pervasive mobile apps have become—most of us use one or more apps in our daily lives. There are nearly 1 million apps currently available: approximately 600,000 iOS and 400,000 Android. According to a survey by Robert Half Technology featured in a recent FierceMobileIT article, nearly half of US businesses will have …+

Feb. 17, 2012 | By

DEBATE: Social Media’s Privacy Invasion

By Katie Lister & Laura Keesee A recent article in Mashable, “Twitter: Yes, We Keep Your iPhone Contacts Too”, details the recent controversy surrounding the Path iOS app. Turns out Path has been storing contact information from users of the app on its servers. But they are not the only ones; Twitter revealed that it has …+

Feb. 16, 2012 | By

Pondering the Future of Journalism and PR

I’ve often told friends and family that one of the greatest things about the PR industry (besides the minor detail about actually liking it) is that it’s basically a recession proof industry. Everyone needs PR – whether you’re Charlie Sheen or Dove soap. And most companies use it, whether the public realizes it or not  …+

Feb. 14, 2012 | By

Twitter Did It Again

As we continue to experience the power of social media and how it impacts our daily lives (professionally and personally), this weekend was yet another example of this influence. According to a Mashable article, Twitter broke the news before the mainstream news media about the passing of pop music singer Whitney Houston. The social media …+

Feb. 9, 2012 | By

Shall I Shop With My Mobile Phone or Tablet?

Smartphone and tablet applications have yet to take over the world, but they are well on their way.  In the Summer of 2007, the first iPhone was released, and as of today there are over 500,000 apps in the iPhone App Store.  The Android Market currently offers over 400,000 apps to consumers. It was reported …+

Feb. 7, 2012 | By

Reading, Writing and Digital Books

 The month of February brings many well-known holidays from Groundhog Day and Lincoln’s birthday to Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day. This past February 1, 2012 marked the inaugural Digital Learning Day, a commemoration of “innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience,” according …+