Category Social Media

EPA Book Review: Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams is a number of things. In some ways, it gives a brief history of the Web 2.0 revolution. In other ways, it predicts what the future of the Web holds. It also underscores the effect the, as they dubbed, β€œNet-Gen” is going […]

It’s Official: Myspace is Dead.

Today, something that many of us have known for years, has been officially announced. Myspace is no longer a social networking site. According to Mike Jones, the chief executive of Myspace, “MySpace is a not a social network anymore. It is now a social entertainment destination.” In other news, Truman trumps Dewey and Michael Jackson […]

I Voted! And Shared That Fact With My Social Network

Today, I served my civic duty by going to the polls and voting. After I submitted my ballot, I checked into Foursquare and felt a thrill of delight when I received an “I Voted Election 2010” badge. As soon as I got home, I logged onto Facebook, and clicked the button to add to the […]

The Social Network

After wanting to go since opening night, I finally saw The Social Network last night. Critics raved about the film, which was based on the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s rise to fame. A few quick thoughts: * Jesse Eisenberg was terrific as a socially awkward yet brilliant Zuckerberg. He played the role […]

FreeRice.com

I discovered FreeRice.com several years ago when I saw my friend post something about it on Facebook (of course). Occasionally, I will head over to the site to brush up on my vocabulary and lately I have been testing my geography knowledge. I even used it to study for the GRE. The beauty of this […]

Journalists on Twitter

I just read this article off http://www.mashable.com regarding the Washington Post‘s attempt at damage control on a minor Tweeting war. Basically, the Washington Post is telling its reporters that while it is ok to use Social Media to spread stories, it is not ok to respond to critics through social media. According to the memo […]

Twitter Booth?

Phone booths are somewhat obsolete nowadays: they can’t send texts, they can’t connect to the internet, they can’t check Facebook and they can’t send Tweets. Russia apparently found a solution to this:

PAF 591 – EPA Module 3 Pt. 1 of Pt. 2

The rule of thumb is to try not to mix work and pleasure. There are company guidelines prohibiting fraternization and inter-office dating; personal agreements between co-workers can impact productivity… many times we try to separate the two as much as possible. For the most part, we don’t want our bosses to know what we do […]