Egyptian Activists Understood Key to Social Media: It’s the ‘Social’


She doesn't have some new sentiment-analysis app. She doesn't consult on finding influencers. She doesn't claim to know the secrets of viral earned media. And I'm pretty sure she isn't on a panel at SXSW. All she's done is put her life, and the future of her country, in the hands of the internet. Mona Seif is a democracy protester in Cairo.


Welcome Aboard the Anti-HuffPo Bandwagon; Took You Long Enough!


Visiting HuffPo is, simply, an icky experience -- like visiting pre-Disney Times Square. As I type this, HuffPo is hyping "stories." Meanwhile, if you actually come to the site for some of its "serious" aggregated content, and then click through to the original source, you get to feel dirty and used (and complicit) in a whole different way.


Egyptian Activists Understood Key to Social Media: It’s the ‘Social’


She doesn't have some new sentiment-analysis app. She doesn't consult on finding influencers. She doesn't claim to know the secrets of viral earned media. And I'm pretty sure she isn't on a panel at SXSW. All she's done is put her life, and the future of her country, in the hands of the internet. Mona Seif is a democracy protester in Cairo.


And the Award for Making Us Care About Stupid Awards Shows Again Goes to … Twitter!


Figuring out what's a trend vs. a subtrend on Twitter isn't easy. Especially in a week like this one. Take the Grammys, for instance. No surprise that the show tops our Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter chart. But two pop stars who appeared on the show -- Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber -- had lots going on this week besides, respectively, arriving on the Grammy stage in a giant egg and engaging in a weird, sweaty little pas de deux with Usher.


And the Award for Making Us Care About Stupid Awards Shows Again Goes to … Twitter!


Figuring out what's a trend vs. a subtrend on Twitter isn't easy. Especially in a week like this one. Take the Grammys, for instance. No surprise that the show tops our Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter chart. But two pop stars who appeared on the show -- Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber -- had lots going on this week besides, respectively, arriving on the Grammy stage in a giant egg and engaging in a weird, sweaty little pas de deux with Usher.