Tag Archives: Google

On Demand Webcast and Presentation Download

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Today’s webcast was a success, and I learned a lot from Socialware’s Christie Campbell and LIMRA’s Stephen Selby — as usual.  Here’s a summary of what we covered: How the 5W’s of social media evolved & why they’re different than what you … Continue reading

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Google+ Hoopla Hiding a Real Danger?

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Last week, the world was buzzing about Google+.    I got an invitation, but I haven’t tried it yet.  I probably won’t until absolutely forced to do so.  But the hoopla surrounding its launch got me thinking about all the other social media … Continue reading

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ECPA Shows its Age as Google Wi-Spy Lawsuit Proceeds

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Way back in 1986, when digital communications was in its infancy, Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  Originally conceived as an amendment to the 1968 wiretap law, ECPA’s sponsors intended to cover new technologies like email and online networks. … Continue reading

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Facebook and Twitter are NOT Your Friends

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One of the lessons that seems hardest for people to learn about social media sites is that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites — from dating sites like Match.com to online communities for people with specific diseases like RA.com — aren’t … Continue reading

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Go Google Yourself!

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Did you ever Google yourself – only to find that you didn’t like what turned up? Just before I took off on an around the world trip a few years ago, I sent an email to an acquaintance in town. … Continue reading

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Online Misconduct: The New Jury Duty Worry

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Yesterday’s mail disgorged one of those notices that crop up every few years: a summons for criminal jury duty. Until recently, I thought of jury duty as boring, but not that bad. (Boring, because I seldom get picked for jury … Continue reading

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Online Review Lawsuits: Sometimes the Truth Isn’t Enough

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Today, I ran a Google search for the phrase “sued for online review.” The search engine returned 9.4 million results in 17 seconds. I’ve been running that search regularly for the last couple of years, and the numbers keep growing. … Continue reading

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Productivity: Back to the future?

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The media seems to buzz an awful lot about “alternative productivity tools” like Google Apps premier Edition and Open Office suites. There’s talk about how mobile, cloud, and collaboration are the next frontier for productivity – and how integrated touchpoints … Continue reading

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How to Invite a Lawsuit over YOUR Blog

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As the number of blogs has exploded, and more and more businesses add blogs to their corporate communications toolkit, a number of “experts” in social media and search engine optimization have sprung up to advise clients about the best blogging … Continue reading

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When Pedophiles and Search Engines Collide

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David Coursey and I have been working on a book about online reputation management for awhile now.  We’d done the research, talked to people who know this stuff inside and out, and drawn on our combined decades of experience in … Continue reading

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