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Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 10 May 2012 | By | Categories: Industry News, Social Media, Technology | No Comments

Happy Friday, folks! Things have been abuzz in the office. When not pondering the mysterious elasticity of Jon Hamm’s face on the Emotions with Jon Hamm Tumblr, we’ve been feeling super meta playing Logos Quiz (seriously, Draw Something who?)  and surprisingly intrigued by guessing which Congress members have tattoos. Here’s what we’ve been linking each other to [...]

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Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 27 April 2012 | By | Categories: Industry News, Social Media | 1 Comment

It’s Friday! We’ve got lots to share so let’s jump right to it! This is some of the stuff we’ve been linking each other to when not breathing a quiet sigh of relief that we’re not Rihanna’s publicist, laughing along with the TextInstagram Twitter, and going on a gleeful gif saving spree. We’re logging off [...]

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Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 15 March 2012 | By | Categories: Industry News | No Comments

Happy Friday! Admittedly with Daylight Savings in effect, it’s been hard to not stay outside all day, but we’ve been coping. When not giggling over Pictures of People Scanning QR codes, we’ve been contemplating deleting all those smug SXSW tweets from our stream, puzzling over the use of homeless people as hotspots, and mourning the [...]

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Using Social Media to “Keep Your Friends Close, but Your Enemies Closer”

Posted 28 February 2012 | By | Categories: Marketing, Research, Strategy | 2 Comments

I recently re-watched one of the greatest movies of all time, The Godfather: Part II, in which Don Corleone provides one of the most memorable quotes in movie history: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” * Hearing that quote made me wonder, “how can a social media marketing practitioner apply this advice to gain [...]

For example, did you know that your Google + profile image will be downloaded to all the smartphones that download your contact info?  I didn't either.

You Should Know: Photo Licensing Agreements on Social Networks

Posted 07 February 2012 | By | Categories: Social Media | 6 Comments

Dear Google, I like your services, I even drafted this post in Google docs, so I’m into it. Just don’t be that guy. When Google + launched it’s beta version a few months ago, I decided to research  what kind of licensing rights users were signing away when posting photos on Google +.  In addition [...]

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 13 January 2012 | By | Categories: Industry News, Social Media, Uncategorized | No Comments

Happy Friday the 13th! We’ve been doubling back, backing up everything repeatedly, and monitoring the office wireless from the corner of our eye today. When not puzzling over some truly bizarre taco-fueled crimes, refreshing the #truthvigilante hashtag, wondering at Verizon’s decision to create a gamified aspect to their brand or people who fell for the Facebook color scam, [...]

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 06 January 2012 | By | Categories: Industry News, Marketing, Social Media | 1 Comment

We’re ushering in the new year with viral videos, tweets, and keeping an eye open for new startups, (give us a call, Kanye!) When we weren’t watching a literal interpretation of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – this time with Doctor Who! –   or getting free Timeline inspired business cards and laughing at the hapless teenagers featured [...]

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 29 December 2011 | By | Categories: Industry News, Social Media | 1 Comment

As we bow out of 2011 and ring in the New Year, the office’s been abuzz with predictions and lots of lists of what we’d like to see more of from our favorite apps and platforms. When not streaming Spotify’s top streamed songs of 2011, puzzling over Michelle Bachmann’s conspiracy theory that Facebook and Google are in [...]

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Drinking from the Fire Hose of Information (and the Death of RSS)

Posted 08 November 2011 | By | Categories: Research, Social Media, Strategy | 3 Comments

Psst… I have a confession to make. I do not  “subscribe” to any blogs. Nor have I used an RSS reader for well over a year. Shocked? Don’t be, because I still get my daily fill of timely news, information, and gossip. Only now, I rely exclusively on my “social lens” – the filtered/curated content [...]

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Playground Buzz – The Most Intriguing Social Media News of the Week

Posted 23 September 2011 | By | Categories: Industry News, Uncategorized | No Comments

We’ve collectively taken a break from testing out cover photos on our new Facebook Timeline (find out how you can join in on the Timeline fun in the first story below) to round up the best bits o’ buzz that had us buzzing around the coffee maker this week. We’re logging off this weekend with [...]

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The Business of Social Graphs (and Why Everyone Wants to Own One)

Posted 15 September 2011 | By | Categories: Industry News, Social Media, Strategy | 1 Comment

When Facebook unveiled “Open Graph” at their f8 event in 2010, it was the first time many of us had been exposed to Graph Theory. Basically, Facebook realized that they were onto something – they had grown so big, so quickly and had amassed so many users that they could essentially provide a global mapping of [...]

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The 10 S’s of Social Media

Posted 11 August 2011 | By | Categories: Marketing, Social Media, Strategy | No Comments

The phrase “social media” has evolved to become a blanket term for nearly all things digital, encompassing a diverse set of tactics, platforms, uses and benefits. The following 10 S’s of social media should help explain the key ways in which social media is being used (and abused). 1. Sharing Social media is built on [...]