Top 8 Favorite (Free) Android Apps So Far

Well, well, well. It’s that time of year again. Sure enough with the holidays comes the inevitable year-end lists of everyone’s favorites from the year that was. I was attempting to think of which category I wished to cover with my year-end list(s), and I simply couldn’t land on just one or two. However, my … Continue reading

Twitter Won’t Be Sold for $5 Billion

[Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] No, I’m not suggesting that Twitter is evil – I simply want you to envision Dr. Evil saying, “one billion dollars,” as we discuss the more pressing issues at hand – like Twitter’s current valuation and potential buyout. There has been recent talk about Twitter’s … Continue reading

Why Facebook’s Attempt to Rule the World is a Good Thing

I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve heard people discussing how upset they are with Facebook. Statements such as “I can’t trust Facebook,” or “Facebook is on a power-trip,” have become all too common. Mark Zuckerberg, in many circles, has been positioned as some sort of heartless dictator (The Social Network … Continue reading

Has Ping’s Falter Made Way for Google Music?

Ping, Ping, Ping. Although it would be a long-shot to say that Apple’s lost its pristine polish, it has taken a few hits in 2010. Case-in-point, the devastatingly awful social music service, Ping. I’ve already written at length about what exactly is wrong with Ping (in a recent poll, voters actually preferred MySpace to Ping), … Continue reading

Graph Your (Gmail) Inbox

[Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally written for Emerson Social Media] It’s public knowledge that Gmail is best personal e-mail system around. Simply put, Google just gets it. If you’re at all as obsessed with Google and Gmail as I am, you probably install every extension of the brand – if at least just for … Continue reading

The Social Media Detox Effect

That’s the name I’d like to assign to the latest experiment from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Eric Darr. The school’s Provost is proposing to cut the entire undergraduate student body’s social media experience for one full week. “That’s interesting,” “Many people won’t like that,” and “I’m glad I don’t go to HUST” are … Continue reading