May 22, 2012

Catalyzing action for Internet freedom

by JD Lasica

]Ijust arrived in Washington, D.C., for a conference with the goal of protecting freedom of expression on the Internet. Organized by Google, Internet at Liberty (they could have done better on the name) will “explore the most pressing dilemmas and exciting opportunities around free expression in the digital age.”

As the conference site says, “Today, more than any time in history, technological and political forces are colliding to draw lines about how the Internet functions. Continue reading

June 1, 2011

Google wants me to put Google +1 buttons on my blogs

by Chris Abraham

I just popped into AdSense, as I do as obsessively as anyone online, and something new popped up: Recommendations Add the +1 button to your pages Adding the +1 button to your pages allows users to recommend your content to friends and contacts on Google search. As a result, you could get more and better qualified traffic. How exciting!  It … Continue reading

July 19, 2010

Change the world with social networking

by JD Lasica

At Personal Democracy Forum last month I got a chance to sit down for a few minutes with Deanna Zandt, who spoke on the main stage minutes beforehand. Her new book, Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, just came out.

“Empathy is the building block for any kind of social change,” she says in the interview. Continue reading

March 15, 2010

Cause marketing motivated through challenges

by David Spark

Joe Jaffe explains how our desire to game with each other can be a useful marketing tool At the Diggnation party at South by Southwest Interactive, I caught up with author and social media maven, Joe Jaffe of Jaffejuice and Jaffejuice.tv. Joe had actually interviewed me a year and a half ago regarding an article I had written for Mashable … Continue reading

July 4, 2009

Socialbrite: Social tools for social change

by JD Lasica

For the past several months, while juggling the demands of client work, the conference circuit and writing projects, I’ve also been hard at work planning and building out an important new site. So I’m happy to announce the launch of Socialbrite.org. While Socialmedia.biz remains focused on exploring the fast-changing mediasphere and helping businesses successfully add social media to their internal … Continue reading

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