Category: Social Technology/Social Media

Relax, Your Smartphone Probably Isn’t Destroying Your Relationships

Amy Blankson

In a 2011 study at Stanford University, researchers asked a group of girls ages 8 to 12 by to surf the internet for up to five hours, then share how happy and socially comfortable they felt. The results weren’t encouraging. The

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Creating a Better Social Media Experience

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Every second, your brain receives 11 million bits of information. That’s right. 11 million bits. Every. Second. And you know how much your brain ends up processing? Just 40-50 bits of information per second.[1] Those 40-50 bits that we choose to focus

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3 Happiness Hacks to Savor the Holiday Season

Use technology to get more out of life, not distract you from it. Buy the groceries! Prep the turkey! Set the table! In the midst of the scurry to get ready for Thanksgiving, sometimes it can be difficult to just

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Is technology good or bad for us?

In recent months, I have seen a growing number of posts about how bad technology is for us. Technology is blamed for social isolation, disconnection, and corruption.  But I’ve also heard and seen how technology can be used for good

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Winning and Losing with Social Technology at Your Office

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This article by Sara Tsoodle was originally published on the blog of  Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm.   As professional technologists, here at FPOV we are both well informed and highly opinionated on the positives and negatives

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Using a Technology Halo to Increase your Customer WOW Factor

Scott Klososky

This article by Corey White of Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm, was first published on Technology Story. A quick keyword search on Google reports that in the month of October the term “digital marketing” was searched 135,000

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The Kiss of Death in Social Media

Sally Hogshead

Okay, friends, let’s talk. Are you… boring? Like, ugh, really boring. Instant narcolepsy. I don’t mean you, personally. I mean your social media. Here’s the BAD news: In a world with a 9-second attention span, you have to either stand

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Executive Digital Denial – from Scott Klososky’s Technology Story

The following article is a guest post from Vaughn Rachal of Future Point of View.  It originally appeared on Scott Klososky’s blog Technology Story.  There’s no denying that technology is perpetually accelerating in both performance and function! The changes we’ve

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7 Ways to Let Your Personality Shine on Social Media

You are already fascinating. That’s a fact. But, are you allowing your natural, authentic personality to shine through on social media? Hmm. Maybe not. A lot of fascinating people have extraordinarily boring blogs, tweets, and YouTube videos. (Yawn.) The world

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Can Self-Destructing Content Improve Communication?

If you have no idea what Snapchat is, I urge you to load it on your mobile device and try it out. This application is sweeping through the teenagers of the U.S. and seems to be the next darling of the

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3 Effective Social Media Strategies to Drive Sales

Social technologies provide a powerful collection of marketing tools, and they are inexpensive compared to other forms of marketing. Companies including Starbucks, Nike, Pepsi, Dell, Dirt Devil, IBM and JetBlue have already seen tremendous results from social marketing methods, and

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Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

One of the foundational aspects of social technologies I talk about is the ability for a person,or an organization to use new tools to harvest huge amounts of information from the Websphere and pack it into our brains. I often

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5 Crippling Mistakes People Make with Technology

I often comment that technology is just a tool. It’s not magic, nor mysterious, it is just a tool. I do admit that some aspects can be complicated, and if one adds together all the technology we face in life,

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Want a promotion? Give more social support

The greatest metric for predicting job satisfaction and engagement is the social support perceived by the employee. And job satisfaction and engagement directly correlate with productivity. So the best and fastest way to feel more connected and therefore more productive

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How to make social tech relevant to your business

Social media/networking and the collection of tools they have spawned have moved solidly into the strategy toolbox for organizations. If you want to be the Zen master of social tools, then first understand the need to implement elements of social

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4 Ways To Create Your Own Personal eCommunity

What is an eCommunity? It is a question I hear often, and it is usually followed by an answer that does not do more than scrape the surface of this powerful tool. The term eCommunity has been used to describe

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Vocabulary (and the Social Quagmire)

OK, I am only going to write about this one time, and then I am going to let it go. I start every presentation I give on social technologies with the same slide, and each time I review it, the

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Using Technology To Gain A Competitive Advantage

Powerful, passionate and creative, Scott Klososky is one of the first successful Internet entrepreneurs and is a highly sought-after speaker.  He shares stories from his experience of building successful companies in good and hard times and shares personal stories

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Social Technologies – Rivers of Information

One of the more important concepts I speak about these days is the idea that the Internet, and a gaggle of social technologies, has created an amazing ability to build rivers of information into our brains. Most people are still

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