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On the Verge of Viral

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

While why certain videos go viral cannot be figured out by a single algorithm just yet, we’re constantly using our advanced social monitoring tools in innovative ways to provide predictions and insights. (more…)


To Read or Not To Read: Is It Really A Question?

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Terms of serviceThe Terms of Service, an agreement whose name you’re probably familiar with, but what about the contents of the infamous agreement? Chances are you’ve never even read one line, yet you have probably agreed to the terms multiple times in your Internet tenure.

On Twitter and Facebook in the past eight months, there were over 1,700 individuals who came out and admitted their secret: they don’t read any website or web services terms of service prior to signing up.

Why is this you ask?

Well, complaints included the agreement being too long for starters, while others just flat out didn’t care — they just wanted access to a site or service.

But really, should you care about what you’re potentially agreeing to?

In an ideal world, yes. However, the fact of the matter is that if you want to be on Facebook with your friends, you’ll agree to their terms, as there’s no way for you to negotiate your own terms of service.

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Land of the Free and Home of the iPhone

Monday, May 28th, 2012

In a world where staying connected is vital to your everyday life, it’s hard to imagine life without all your apps in the palm of your hand. Go off of Facebook for a few hours and you’re already out of the loop. When your phone is at ten percent you start to panic and sprint to an outlet before your phone powers down. You would be lying if you say you never felt this way, even just a little bit.

But how do you know when it’s time to step away from the smart phone and surrender?

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Picture this: Facebook Camera

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Yesterday everyone found out that Facebook launched its new “Facebook Camera Application” that is available in the App Store for free. Facebook’s new app has 15 different filters and cropping features created by Facebook product manager Dirk Stoop. Sound familiar to a little mobile application called Instagram that they bought 1 billion dollars ago?

To keep everybody in one place, it’s only natural that Mother Facebook adopted Instagram and then ate its own kin. But is mimicking another mobile app going to enhance its owns mobile influence? Investing more time on their mobile strategy and having sub-applications to breed profit might have been a better line of attack.

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