July 5, 2012 | By

Defining Social Business – a New Way to Link Employees

I learned a new term today – “social business” – and immediately thought “another social media phrase.” But this term is more related to collaboration across locations and business functions.  As I read more to prep for writing this post, I see that I am not alone and many articles that describe a social business …+

July 2, 2012 | By

One Million Apps – Why Does Yours Rock?

Last week on the fifth anniversary of the iPhone’s launch, the tech industry was both reminiscent of the pre-iPhone world and hopeful for its future. Several @GigaOm writers contributed some thoughtful articles including Ryan Kim in, ‘Because of the iPhone, there is an app for that.’ He detailed the success stories that the iPhone has …+

June 27, 2012 | By

News Business Overdosing on Technology

I recently read an article in Forbes on the advertising industry’s obsession with technology. It really got me thinking about my own personal media consumption and why I sometimes find myself quite annoyed with my favorite news sites. There really is an obsession with technology. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reporting? Words on paper? At …+

June 25, 2012 | By

Don’t Talk to Me…I’m Social Networking!

Do you ever find you’ve missed an important moment in life because you’re updating your social networks? Mashable  recently came out with an article stating that nearly 40% of Americans spend more time socializing via the internet than in real life and have missed out on special moments due to distractions from social networks. I …+

June 21, 2012 | By

Pandora vs. Spotify: A Musical Rivalry

Consumer demands have forged an interesting relationship between music and technology. For example, Napster software and the Apple iPod combined the two industries. They also resulted in huge strides for the portability and accessibility of music, which strengthened the thirst for the next big thing in music/tech. An evolving thirst in this market involves free …+

June 19, 2012 | By

Does a degree in public relations make a difference in the real world?

This month thousands of fresh-faced interns will fill public relations agencies across the country. Many of these young people are currently studying or just earned a degree in communications, journalism or marketing. Though, more and more these days we are seeing interns who have degrees in public relations. Up until recently, degrees in public relations …+

June 15, 2012 | By

In a world of ‘me, me, me’…why do we have to share data?

IPv6 Day Last week got me thinking. As I was monitoring the news around the IPv4 to IPv6 migration, I came across this Network World article questioning how many IP-enabled devices we have in our households.  For me alone, I have my phone, tablet, computer and eReader. And those are just devices I currently have, …+