Is Radical Transparency Good or Bad?

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Is Radical Transparency Good or Bad?

Transparency (2)Lately, we’ve been pondering this question. Radical transparency has been touted in various opinion pieces as the savior for everything from journalism to social media to democracy itself. The idea is that radical transparency will build trust in those organizations …

Has Growth in Social Media Peaked?

SelfieIt appears social media use among American adults has actually stopped. According to Pew Research Center, among almost all major social media platforms the percentage of American adults using them hasn’t grow over the last year. Some social media …

Image Size Guide for Social Media

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Keeping up with the image size and format requirements for various social media posting…and general media for that matter…can be a real challenge. Not only do requirements change, but many social media sites have different image size and format requirements. …

Facebook: Open Platform, Private Platform

Facebook cMark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, posted his vision for Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger (all which his company runs), and for social media in general, on a blog post in The New York Times. It is a startling …

Influencer Marketing: Problems with Fakes

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)One wild west area of social media that is coming under increasing scrutiny is influencer marketing. Media stars have been enhancing their incomes by becoming influencers. They use their star power to sell brand products to their social media followers. …

Facebook Users Information On Target

Facebook cThough Facebook algorithms mostly classify users as having certain traits and interests accurately, about half the users are uncomfortable with Facebook having this knowledge once they are shown this information. Facebook users can go to this link, about their …

Congress’ New Members Amp Up Social Media

Share graphicIncoming members of Congress are making a lot of noise on social media and it’s just the start … the story from CNN.…

How do Americans Prefer Getting Their News

NewsjpgWould you rather listen to the news, watch it, or read it? Depending on your answer, you could be in the minority of how Americans consume news. The largest group, roughly half of all Americans, prefer getting their news from …

A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

pexels-cell photo-smallFor the most part, social media use by teens has been viewed by researchers, parents and even teens as fraught with negative outcomes. However, a new study by Pew Research Center is showing that there are positive benefits to be …

Nanoinfluencers Look to Persuade Friends

Small groupLike influencers, nanoinfluencers look to persuade others about products and services. Marketers seek out these people to have them engage their friends and followers with messages about products. Nanoinfluencers are those people who have a small following, usually between 1000 …