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2014 and Social Media

2014 was a huge year for social media, for better or for worse.  There were quite a few big events in the past twelve months that were either started by online interactions, or spurred on and exacerbated by them.

The Sochi Olympics and the World Cup were two events that saw nigh-unprecedented levels of social media interaction and engagement, and those were just the tip of the iceberg.  

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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

Notice Anything New on Youtube?

As the new year approaches, everyone is taking a look back at all the progress and major events that happened over the last year.  For social media, many updates and innovations have taken place, and a few days ago, another one was quietly rolled-out.  

Without any fanfare, Youtube introduced their own built-in GIF creator last week on a few select channels. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Google: 2014 in Searches

This year, Google was used to search for trillions of topics from the Sochi Olympics to clues on the whereabouts of the missing Malaysian airlines flight.

What do these searches say about us?

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Liam Neeson Will Endorse Your Skills on LinkedIn

20th Century Fox’s profitable movie series Taken, starring Liam Neeson, is getting ready to debut its third installment in the franchise, and all signs are pointing to a box office hit.  

For one thing, the marketing for the film is taking some interesting avenues, such as offering endorsements to LinkedIn users.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm