It’s no longer just journalists delivering information. With social media, the power of information-sharing now rests in the hands of everyday people.
As a journalist, I learnt really early in my career to verify sources. I have never been afraid of lawsuits, it's more about being ethical and providing my audience with the most accurate information possible.
The big problem is that, not everyone takes the time to check if what they share on social media is true or not. And this became really apparent during the Boston Marathon bombings.
I rarely share articles from Mashable, but this one is definitely worth a read.
A collection of great tool and technology tips for social media that are easy to implement and can seriously help your business.
Yesterday, Ian Cleary published the first article in a series of weekly social media tools and technology tips.
The article features two tools that will help you with email productivity and advice to rock your blog and your Facebook presence.
Designed for journalists, marketers, and educators, Soo Meta lets you grab the videos, pictures, audio recordings, and text you find on the web to create short, mixed-media movies. The platform has...
Looks like a great tool for educators. Seems quite easy to use and the result is very interactive.
Keeping track of your thoughts has never been easier with Google Keep. With this neat little extension for Chrome, you can create checklists, type notes, and upload and annotate pictures in seconds...
I have been playing with Google Keep for the last hour to review the extension. I wish I had an Android phone to test the options there.
The only thing that I can say is that it's pretty awesome. It's a basic extension but it does its job.
LinkedIn is on the move again. The company announced on Wednesday the addition of a new feature that will help professionals add an interactive layer to their p
Even though LinkedIn says it's a new feature, I had had access to it for a while. I really like it! What about you?
Does becoming a successful blogger mean you can start slacking off? No - quite the opposite, in fact. Stop shortchanging your readers.
"Don’t sacrifice what made you great by attaching it to the mundane. Be great the way you aspired to be great." - Danny Brown
Rolio lets you import your Google Reader feeds in a few clicks. The site also has a list of hundreds of popular blogs and publications to which you can subscribe very easily. And if you cannot find...
One of the nicest Google Reader alternative I have seen. Easy to figure out, integration with Twitter and Facebook, and more.
Check it out!
"Brands who automate too much risk appearing cold and inhuman, and can potentially lose followers and opportunities for engagement." - Mike Allton The other day, I read an article berating Guy Kawa...
There is no denying that the Boston Marathon bombings have all affected us in more ways than one. Social media has been instrumental in exposing robo-tweeting and the way people deal with their own emotions.
One person, in particular, became Public Enemy #1 on that day: Guy Kawasaki.
Social network deserted by millions as analysts claim 'we're suffering from Facebook fatigue'
I have always said that Facebook will be the first big social network to follow the MySpace tracks.
IMHO, the demise of Facebook has a lot to do with the corporate spirit behind the site.
If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards, I have a surprise for you. With SnapShot Postcard, you can send custom picture postcards to anyone in the world from the comfort of your own ...
If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards in the mail, here is something that you will surely enjoy!
Tint is a new service that allows you to aggregate content from Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and even RSS feeds, and then embed the r
I wrote about Tint the other day in my blog. Now, here is an interview that will give you even more information on this neat little tool!
You can see Tint in action on the home page of my website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com
A few weeks ago, I alerted readers to the growing problem of Twitter spam and now news comes that this is not the domain of underground players but one where large brands and stars may also be playing, purchasing fake followers to puff up their...
Twitter spam accounts have been an issue for years. The fact that brands, especially big ones, buy followers is proof that they still don't understand how to leverage social media properly.
Grow your followership naturally by being their go-to resource.