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Forget Grumpy Cat: Can Garfi take over the Internet?
We all know the internet loves cats, but is there space for another internet celebrity of the feline form?
Kiwis fall foul of Twitter’s dark side
Any time you use a social media service, it provides an additional opportunity for spammers, scammers and malicious masterminds to take advantage.
How social media lost the New Zealand election
In the wake of the 2014 general election, it could be time for companies and political parties alike to take a fresh look at social media.
Social Media Charity Crazes - will there be another ice bucket challenge?
Enough with the stupid challenges.
Post-election Facebook: all is not quiet.
I’ve noticed that left-wing supporters are far more vocal about their distaste for the right than right-wing supports are at all.
Is it time for CEOs to hammer home Yammer?
"Smart CEOs of the past would walk the factory floor or spend a day working behind the counter to understand how their company operates...."
Get social with sales to capitalise on Enterprise 2.0...
Social media has a part to play in the mobile world, and Brian Bird, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise business development manager, says it can benefit both you and your customer.
Censorship... Is Facebook keeping Kiwis quiet?
This is interesting considering the upcomoing election here in New Zealand; a topic that gets up a lot of people’s grills...
Gartner observes... Marketers, Cynics, and the #ALSIceBucketChallenge
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken much of the social media world by storm, but not without generating blowback from critics and cynics.
Youi Insurance: Using tech to take on the big boys
Despite being the self-proclaimed new kids on the insurance block in New Zealand, Youi Insurance is bucking the industry trend when it comes to techno
Do you really hate Facebook? Or is it just because you're supposed to?
Most people I know say they hate Facebook, and complain about how boring it is on a regular basis.
IT leaders: 8 steps to build a compelling business case for social initiatives...
IT leaders planning to introduce or extend a collaboration and social software initiative may well need a more compelling business case to present to business leaders.
Will social data monitoring improve the Kiwi workplace?
"The younger generation is more willing to share personal data meaning data monitoring will rise and could become routine practice for organisations."
State of crowd funding "very immature and highly fragmented"
"I have now analysed almost 50 leading crowd funding sites and my overall view is that crowdfunding is in a very early and fragmented state."
Where has all the Social gone...?
Do you wonder where all the interest in social went? Once the hottest trend since sliced bread, interest in social definitely dissipated.
Recent volatility gives way to positivity as IT spending rises...
"At the beginning of 2014, we asserted that businesses would choose to fix the roof while the sun was shining."
Canterbury software start up bags $700k Japanese investment
"There is just so much going on in social media now that having a tool that can harness all of a company’s online activity, pulling it all into one website, is very valuable."
Her hips don't lie... who wins the Facebook popularity contest?
So you may have heard that Shakira became the most popular person on Facebook after hitting 100 million likes week – the most likes any public figure on Facebook has ever achieved.
Is Facebook's Buy Now button a game-changer for SMBs?
Facebook introduced a new feature last week that businesses are sure to like. It is testing a way for advertisers to make a direct sales pitch to Facebook users, and it could be a game-changer.
SMBs drive business growth through Facebook
With over 30 million active small businesses currently using Facebook, including 19 million on mobile, SMBs are continuing to utilise social media as a key channel to build business.
For their eyes only... Facebook Mentions
Facebook has released a new iOS app for celebrities and public figures, namely actors, athletes, musicians and other "influencers", making it easier for them to interact with their fan base.
Unhappy Kiwis air shopping grievances on Social Media
Kiwis are unhappy with the way New Zealand businesses treat them, prefer to complain on Facebook and want something free in response to their complaint.
Has "emotional" studying Facebook crossed the line?
"With this research, Facebook has skated too close to the edge of online users’ willingness to share data."
Facebook dead? No chance...
Ever since Facebook CFO David Ebersman admitted last October that young teens were visiting the site slightly less frequently, most have accepted as fact that young people are fleeing Facebook en masse.