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Friday, January 18, 2013 19:33 PM

A Banner Year for Censorship

The Internet has devolved into a three-ring e-circus that serves as a microcosm for global conflicts, scorched-earth politics, and the battle for hearts and minds.

Friday, January 04, 2013 22:25 PM

Are We Friends ... Really?

How we define friendship is being rewritten at Internet speed. Can we value a virtual being we have never met as much as someone we have spent time with?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:15 PM

Buyer Beware: Fake Online Reviews

I'm not sure who bases buying decision on e-reviews. It seems to be the Wild West of cyberspace—with some people reportedly pocketing up to $5 for each fake review.

Monday, September 17, 2012 14:10 PM

Electing to be Anti-Social

Recently, Facebook has been transformed into a steaming cauldron of political rants and diatribes.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 14:50 PM

The End of the Web

Over time, the mechanics of Facebook—and the Junkweb—lead to a lower common denominator of human interaction. Ultimately, we join a self-selecting club of like-minded individuals.

Monday, June 18, 2012 16:06 PM

Money for Nothing?

By Samuel Greengard One of the fascinating things about the online world is the emergence of digital economies. In games as diverse as Farmville, Mafia Wars, World of Warcraft and Second Life, people are ....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 16:06 PM

Are We a Nation of Tech Addicts?

By Samuel Greengard Every day, the evidence piles up that we're becoming a nation of tech addicts. We're unable to pull ourselves away from Facebook, we text during meals, and we can't stop checking our m....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 15:05 PM

Facebook Faces Reality

By Samuel Greengard You may recall a late 1990s phenomenon dubbed the dot-com bubble. During this period, countless startups tossed out a steady stream of novel and crazy ideas--in a few cases, innovative....

Monday, May 21, 2012 17:05 PM

Email Advertising Gets an "F"

By Samuel Greengard Online marketing is all about getting the right message to the right person at the right time. Yet, despite all the blather about big data and contextual marketing, the sad reality is ....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 21:05 PM

Don't Get Stung by Social Media

By Samuel Greengard Right now, social media is all the buzz--and for good reason. It connects people in new and profoundly different ways, and it allows a fundamentally different type of interaction: bott....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 16:04 PM

Seven Deadly Social Media Sins

By Samuel Greengard Social media is an amazing thing. Unfortunately, too many people and companies use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other services in an ineffective or obnoxious way. Here are some of t....

Monday, April 02, 2012 19:04 PM

Swinging the Social Media Wrecking Ball

By Samuel Greengard If the Internet has proved one thing about human nature, it's that it's possible to hold a megaphone up to stupidity. Peruse discussion boards and reader comments at news sites, and yo....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 17:03 PM

Business Gets Social

By Eileen Feretic It's no surprise to me--and it's probably not a surprise to you either--that the cloud has enveloped another business function: Collaboration is the latest technology to be rolled into t....

Monday, March 12, 2012 19:03 PM

Is Privacy Even Possible Anymore?

By Samuel Greengard It's difficult to get through a day without encountering an article, news story or discussion about electronic privacy. Google reports that nearly 4.2 billion references to the subjec....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 19:02 PM

Social Distortion

By Samuel Greengard The power of social media is indisputable. It has changed the way people act--and interact. It has empowered consumers and created new challenges and opportunities for businesses. On ....