Category: Social Networking

Search gets social with new Jelly app

Search gets social with new Jelly app
“Everyone’s mobile, everyone’s connected, so if you have a question, there’s somebody out there who knows the answer.” This is the concept behind Jelly, a new search engine that uses social media connections to help you find what you’re looking for. Co-founded by Biz Stone – the co-founder of Twitter – the mobile app launched... Read more »

2014 will be known as the year of the Visual Web

2014 will be known as the year of the Visual Web
Predictions for the future of media in 2014 are flying. Google is anticipating a focus on mobile. CNET reports Amazon is on its way to becoming a “media powerhouse” with streaming movies and original Web series. Digital storytelling through video and image-based platforms like Vine and Instagram is expected to increase. What do these predictions have... Read more »

Writing fast and furious: Your NaNoWriMo digital survival kit

Writing fast and furious: Your NaNoWriMo digital survival kit
We’re a week into National Novel Writing Month, that breakneck 30-day event in which thousands of aspiring novelists try their hand at penning a 50,000-word book. NaNoWriMo is expected to reach 500,000 participants this year, drawing writers from all over the world. Besides being a fun personal challenge, signing up for NaNoWriMo could result in something... Read more »
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Literature meets branding in these book-inspired Vines

Call it a modern take on a classic (or six): this week, natural skin care company Burt’s Bees launched a collection of Vines that riff on famous works of literature. Positioning them in its Twitter feed as #6secondclassics, Burt’s Bees is promoting the short videos with copy like, “Hast thou tried our #classic products? Thou... Read more »

From "Books of Orange Is the New Black" to Amy Tan's meme: Digital media finds for readers

From "Books of Orange Is the New Black" to Amy Tan's meme: Digital media finds for readers
The characters in the Netflix series, “Orange Is the New Black” are many things. Criminals. Inmates. Yoga instructors. Readers. Leave it to book lovers to notice that everything from best sellers to cult novels and classic works of literature have been making an appearance in nearly every episode. If you want to know what Piper... Read more »

Have your Facebook - and your privacy, too

Have your Facebook - and your privacy, too
The Web has been abuzz for weeks with talk of online privacy. As you may have heard Facebook’s in the process of updating its privacy policy terms, the user-facing handbook that lets us know what the social network can and can’t do with member content. This news – and in particular the delay caused by... Read more »
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Quote me: How digital publishing is getting straight to the source

Quote me: How digital publishing is getting straight to the source
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” It was famed Chicago-based architect Daniel Burnham who said those words, and it’s a quote many Chicagoans know and love. History is full of memorable sentiments like this one, spoken and written by authors and musicians, business... Read more »

Get the most out of social media by knowing what social sites do best

We spend a lot of time with social media. By the end of this year, almost one in four people worldwide will be using it. More than a quarter of all Internet time is spent on social sites, and that number’s on the rise. But are we getting the most out of the networks we use? Are we leveraging... Read more »