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Twitter’s Promoted Tweets hit the Main Stream

Yesterday Twitter announced that they’ll be rolling out Promoted Tweets in your main Twitter timeline. By definition, Promoted Tweets are ordinary Tweets paid for by advertisers in order to reach a wide group of users or spark engagement from their

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Google’s social network finally revealed: The Google+ Project

Yesterday Google launched their much-rumored push into the social networking space: The Google+ Project. I was interviewed by ABC5‘s Katie Eastman (video embed below) about the new network and how it stacks up to the main competition – Facebook. Here are

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Posted in Blog, Des Moines, Digital Media, Social Media, Social Networks, Video

Five apps to watch at SXSW 2011

The South by Southwest Interactive festival has consistently been a proving ground for launching new social networks (most famously, Twitter in 2007 and foursquare in 2009). Each year, pundits and conference-goers try to predict what the next breakout hit will

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Posted in Blog, Conferences, Digital Media, Events, Mobile, Social Media, Social Networks

Journalism 2.0: Social Media Ethics

This month I gave a talk called Journalism 2.0: Social Media Ethics at both the Iowa Newspaper Association and Wisconsin Newspaper Association conventions. (BTW, it was great to fly in to Green Bay Packer country only days after their Super

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Posted in Blog, Conferences, Digital Media, Presentations, Social Media, Social Networks

A quick social networking lesson from a 14-year-old

I noticed this flyer (pictured above) while walking through my neighborhood grocery store the other day. It caught my attention because flyers for services like babysitting (or handyman, or snow shoveling, etc.) rarely show you who you’re going to be

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