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Your no bullsh*t 2014 social media trends post

Your no bullsh*t 2014 social media trends post

I'm quite the cynical guy. I'm not one to make bold predictions either. Combine those two attributes together and you get my annual 2014 social media no bullish*t predictions. Brace yourself. Your mind will be blown. Well, maybe not blow, but you'll probably nod quite a bit and chuckle.

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The Burger King and McDonald's Twitter Hack

The Burger King and McDonald's Twitter Hack

Burger King's Twitter account was hacked as if it was taken over McDonalds. That's not the story.

The story is how a brand as big as Burger King would use a password that was hackable.

I use 1Password, which auto-generates complex passwords for all my email accounts, websites and social networking profiles. Not one password is the same as the other and that's the point. 

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The Biggest Plus for Google+: Google Authorship

The Biggest Plus for Google+: Google Authorship

Google Authorship is a great way to get your content seen. It's Google's way to help you get better click through rates as well as higher ranks for your content (not to mention prevent people from stealing your stuff). 

If you're managing a blog or content site and not using Google Authorship, you're missing out.

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RIP Posterous: The Death of the Lifestream

RIP Posterous: The Death of the Lifestream

Buzzwords. There are loads of them, especially when it comes to social media. 

One of the more popular buzzwords was "lifestream," which was coined mostly because of the experience that Posterous provided its users: a simple way to create, manage and curate content quickly, i.e. throughout your daily drivels aka lifestream.

Well, Twitter bought Posterous last year and is officially killing it off.

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The White House and Social Media

The White House and Social Media

President Obama has been dubbed as one of the most "social" President's in history. By social, I mean social media. 

The President is always using Google+ hangouts, Twitter chats and other ways to connect with his constituents. It's a great way to connect with voters, drive influence and rally support for his political agenda.

In a Q&A on The Next Web, Kori Schulman describes what it's like to be at the hub of this effort (though I'm disappointed that some questions weren't asked).

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Is the #Brandowl a Glimpse of What Social TV Could Really Be Like?

Is the #Brandowl a Glimpse of What Social TV Could Really Be Like?

It's Monday and those of us who love sports are doing out Monday Morning Quarterback thing. Those of us who are marketers, and arguably those who aren't, are talking about the #Brandbowl. 

Whether you liked some, all or none of the multi-million dollar spots, one thing loads of us liked was using social media to talk about them and share our opinions.

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Graph Search and the Future of Customized Content

Graph Search and the Future of Customized Content

We are in living in a social-network-minded world. People you know, don't know, think you know and want to know, are creating content on a frantic pace. It's hard to keep up with it all. 

As a result, Facebook, the largest network, is trying to simplify how we get our content -- or at least search for relevancy in content. Question is, how will other networks react, specifically the likes of Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin?

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