Social media has changed how we communicate, learn, and share our lives with each other. From one vantage point, the emergence of social media has been a positive tool in our society. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to this medium. Anything good in the wrong hands can bring negativity, and in the wrong hands social media can cause harm to others, particularly young girls who are often the subject of cyber bullying. Where Did All the Happy Girls Go? Stanford University analyzed a ... Continue Reading
The relationship that social media has with young girls can not be ignored. Although there are some positive effects, there are also some problematic issues that must be addressed.
Learn how and where to best maximize your social media efforts.
The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... Continue Reading
Hacker group Anonymous threatens to take down Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011, alleging Facebook shares private data with governments and privacy controls are lacking
The hacker group known as Anonymous posted a video today, promising to destroy Facebook on Nov. 5, 2011. The group said the purpose of the attack is to revolt against Facebook allegedly selling or sharing information with governments, and the lax privacy controls Facebook offers consumers. The group has claimed responsibility for successful attacks against Visa, PayPal, Bank of America and a host of governmental agencies around the world. The group denied responsibility for the recent ... Continue Reading