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Blake Dowling: Expert advice on navigating the Social Media universe

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Who remembers the short-lived site, Friendster? Six years ago I was asked to sit on a panel at a conference to give “expert advice” on social media use at work. I wish someone had shot some video footage; in the lifetime of social media, six years is an eternity. Just think … in 2008, Myspace peaked. Myspace was the most visited social networking site in the world, attracting during that time 75.9 million unique visitors a month. Now, in 2016,…

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Maybe Twitter needs to get used to being small

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Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn’t taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in terms of amassing users. But maybe it’s destined to stay small, serving a vital, if limited, role for the public. Maybe Twitter just isn’t meant to be an all-encompassing social utility. Maybe stock price is not the only lens through which a company can be valued. Twitter, perhaps even in spite of its difficult interface and site-specific lingo, has…

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Jeb Bush joins LinkedIn as it seeks to engage campaigns, voters

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Sometimes the jokes write themselves. Last week, Jeb Bush joined LinkedIn, the global professional networking site and a place that attracts employers and job seekers worldwide. The jokes came easy, since the former Florida governor is indeed looking for a new job – president of the United States. Beyond simply creating a new profile, however, Bush used LinkedIn to publish a lengthy epistle on the culture of “disruption” coming from Silicon Valley, writes Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post PowerPost…

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