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Senior Citizens and Social Media

  • July 4th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Everyone is doing it now. From the young to the elderly – they are all into it. What you may ask – social media that’s what. It’s not just for the 20 something’s – you’ll find retirees, grandmas, and innovative seniors browsing and claiming social media. Seniors are participating in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Not only is it just plain… Read more

How Social Media is Transforming TV Interaction

  • July 3rd, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Social media is making inroads into how we interact with TV. However, many media sources would have you believe that social media is already a significant aspect of how people interact with TV. However, that is not the case. We are merely scratching the surface when it comes to how much social media is used in conjunction with TV viewing.… Read more

Social Networks: Managing the Balance Between Utility and Control

  • June 26th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
American digital media expert Erik Qualman once said “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media. The question is how well we do it.” Social networks can help us run our lives, strengthening our connections with loved ones, improving our career prospects, and entertaining us. But if we let them, they can also take over our lives.… Read more

Is Facebook Relevant to My Business?

  • June 7th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
According to research published by Mediabistro, 71% of social media users are more likely to purchase from businesses that they follow through social media. And since more than a billion people use Facebook, chances are that statistic applies to all of your potential customers. Because you can literally set up a Facebook page for free and tap into this… Read more

5 Reasons My Business Needs to Be More Social

  • June 5th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Sometimes it seems that social networking sites have taken over the Internet. Just about every website features Facebook and Twitter buttons, and it’s not hard to see why: a huge segment of Internet users visit social media sites every day. If you’re not using social media to promote your business, you may be all but invisible online — especially if… Read more

Ensure Your Kids Are Using Social Networking Responsibly

  • May 28th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
The use of social network sites such as Facebook has risen tremendously in the last two years, and almost every child over the age of 6 or 7 seems to have their own page. This is an incredibly useful and very entertaining way for our kids to stay in touch with each other remotely. But there is another, less attractive,… Read more

Mining Social Media For Home Improvement Ideas

  • May 24th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
The World Wide Web has changed the way people all over the world do everything from selling car parts to meeting the love of their lives and it’s all happened in less than twenty years. And while the Web has dominated our Internet lives so far, social media is rapidly emerging as a contender for our cyber attentions.… Read more

Lead Generation Tactics on Social Networks

  • May 22nd, 2013 by SEM Contributor
There’s no question about it that social media is here to stay. Although in the early days of social media, services such as Facebook and Twitter could be seen as a fad, it’s clear now that social networks have redefined the Internet. A staggering 91 percent of all online adult users are regularly active on some social networks; many belong… Read more

Social Media and Athletes

  • May 9th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
More and more pro sports and college teams are banning their players from using social media. And, with a rise in athletes that seem to tweet and post their way into controversy, the social media restraint seems reasonable. The question is, what are the dangers involved if an athlete chooses to ignore these new found bans? Bad Press Whether a… Read more

Social Media and Selecting a College

  • April 22nd, 2013 by SEM Contributor
When you’re trying to choose a college for the coming fall, it’s easy to get frustrated. There’s just too much to consider. The faster you can narrow down the options, the sooner you can get things moving in the right direction. And one way to make this fast and easy for you is to use social media to help you… Read more