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Real-Life Social Media Success Stories & The Value of Researching Social Media Profiles

February 26, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Internet search engines and social networking sites are enabling companies to do their “due diligence” on prospective employees more extensively than ever before.  According to an article I read this morning, Google (and other big companies) are researching prospective recruits by investigating their on-line presence on social networking sites.  But, businesses aren’t the only ones […]

inCode Predicts Rise of Mobile Social Networking, Ads, & GPS in 2007 + My Predictions for 2008

January 26, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Yesterday, inCode Telecom Group Inc. announced its “Top 10 Global Wireless Predictions for 2007”.  Topping the list as the number one trend for wireless operators in 1007 is Social Networking: “Social Networking Gets Mobilized. Mobility is added to existing Internet business models, services and behaviors, driving traffic for wireless operators. Teens and twenties accustomed to […]

5 (make that 6) Deadly Sins of Social Media

January 20, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Thanks to technology and the Internet, the world is becoming increasingly transparent and accessible.  Social media is playing an important role in this transformation.  So far, most people seem to be responding to the power of social media favorably, and they’re using the power of social media for good.  However, there is a risk that […]

New MySpace Lawsuit Ignites More Questions: “Who is Responsible For Safety of Kids On-Line?”

January 18, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Today, the Associated Press reported, that four families filed separate lawsuits against News Corp (MySpace), claiming that their 14 and 15 year old daughters were sexually assaulted by pedophiles they met on-line.  The families, located in New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, are seeking millions of dollars damages, claiming that MySpace didn’t initiate strong […]

Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy: Walk Before You Run.

January 16, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Everyone in marketing is talking about “social media” these days.  I’d be tempted to add the term “Social Media” to my “bullshit bingo” card, except that as you can probably tell from my previous blog posts, I like social media.  In 2007, developing an effective Social Media strategy is an important part of developing a […]

Has “Social Networking” Lost its Appeal to the News Media?

January 11, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Today, the self-proclaimed “tech gossip rag,” Valleywag, published the following graph, suggesting that Social Networking is past its peak from a media coverage perspective: 011107-valleywag Valleywag writes: The social network — the umbrella term for features of a website which allow users to track their friends — is past its peak. Mentions in the press […]

WAYN: Social Networking for Travelers

January 4, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Review, Social Media
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I’ve been hearing a lot about WAYN (acronym for “Where Are You Now”) over the last few months.  WAYN is a social networking site focused on travelers, where community members can exchange travel tips and meet others who will be in the same place at the same time. With some calling it the “MySpace of […]

The Social Networking Awards – Vote for Your Favorite

December 29, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Contest, Events, Social Media
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Mashable in conjunction with PhotoBucket is hosting “The Social Networking Awards” and is asking you to vote on your favorite mainstream social networking site. The nominees are: MySpace Friendster Multiply hi5 Piczo Tagworld Bebo Tagged Orkut Xanga Facebook Facebox LinkedIn Vox To vote, click HERE. I voted for Vox because I use it so often, […]

Roundup of Exciting Social Media / Social Networking News

December 13, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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The World is abuzz today with all sorts of interesting news relevant to social media/ social networking.  Here are some teasers with links to keep you occupied with plenty of great reading: MySpace is apparently the biggest site on the internet in terms of the number of page views.  Fox Interactive (largely MySpace) surpassed Yahoo, […]

Introducing Stickis: Interact with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere on the Internet

December 6, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Review, Social Media
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Last week, San Francisco-based start-up Activeweave launched an exciting new product called Stickis.  At first glance, Stickis looks like any other web overlay and annotation tool (i.e. Google Notebook, Trailfire, Fleck, Diigo, etc.), but dig a little deeper and you’ll see that Stickis does more.  If it reaches critical mass, Stickis could revolutionize the way […]



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