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Social media key to new growth for NZ exporters and start ups
Social media is becoming an increasingly crucial tool for NZ exporters, and exporters are using this channel in more creative and innovative ways
Should social media be taught in school?
As social media becomes a part of everyday life, more people are entering into the discussion about whether it should be covered in the school curriculum.
Don't lose your job with one quick tweet
Social Media and the Law is the newly published book that covers a variety of topics and is said to be essential reading for the business community.
More gigs for social media users with new Spark offer
Refreshing newsfeeds and checking Twitter timelines has become a part of people’s day-to-day lives, so it makes sense to give customers more data to do so
Helping those who help: how social media has changed the charity landscape
Social media enables charities to target different audiences, get more people involved and increase awareness of their brand.
When are breasts a bad thing?
People on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest express themselves in a variety of ways, so when is nudity art or expression and when does it become inappropriate?
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. Don't get me wrong. I think anything the raises awareness for things that people might not have otherwise thought about is great.
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.