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Here at the agency, most of us are fans of all things Apple. iPads, iPhones, you name it, someone has it and everyone is talking about it. The latest from Monday’s Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference is the new syncing service for music, photos and files called iCloud. iCloud makes it possible to have any program […]

Remember in your college news-writing class when you were quizzed on all the rules in the AP Stylebook? Okay, maybe you didn’t take a news-writing class, but if you did, and you didn’t memorize the 3,000-plus entries, then you probably won’t mind hearing they’ve added a few more social media terms to the 2011 edition. […]

iPhone 4’s and Vuvuzelas have been dominating the news for the past few weeks.
1. Like a swarm of killer bees, this South African instrument – previously unknown to many – dominated the news, our ears and was a popular Twitter hashtag. Articles even popped up on how to remove the Vuvuzela sound from your audio by muting […]

The marketing industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation – from mass marketing to engagement with the individual. With the rise of new mediums, customers can share their opinions about products or services with millions of other individuals. This means that consumers are starting to trust the opinions of strangers over even the largest brands and, […]

Suppose I get lucky enough to interview you for a job. I’ll get all prepared and you’ll get all prepared, and we’ll meet and talk and laugh (please tell me you laugh), and I’ll size you up and you’ll size me (and Richter7) up.
Then we’ll take it to the next level where we like you […]

There’s significant chatter lately regarding how much the advertising industry is changing, how traditional agencies no longer exist, that the majority of projects have shifted into the digital realm, how everyone’s roles are more all-encompassing, all the new media offerings, and on and on and on.. I honestly don’t believe there is much argument to […]

As a former ballet dancer, having spent 18 years of my life devoting over three hours of each day and both days on weekends to the craft, I was particularly interested in Monday’s front page article in the New York Times chronicling how professional ballet dancers are utilizing Twitter to humanize the trade – “Ballet […]


Google has launched Buzz, a service wrapped into Gmail which allows for quick sharing of pictures, videos, status messages, etc. with your Google Friends. You can also autopost to Twitter, Picasa, Flickr and more. It includes privacy settings so you can share with the world or just your friends.
Flash your optics upon the […]

Twitter recently rolled out a new feature called Lists. It enables you to group those you follow into lists, similar to Brizzly and desktop applications such as TweetDeck and Seesmic.
How do lists work?
You can login to Twitter and click the “following” link under your username in the upper right column. This will show everyone […]


Here are some top social media/advertising/business stories that caught my attention over the last couple of weeks:

Google buys Gizmo5. Google bought Gizmo5, a VOIP company, to use with Google Voice to create a direct competitor to Skype and every telco in the world.

 

Murdoch threatens to block Google searches from indexing his […]