Bing Ranks the Top People, Moments & Events Which Shaped 2014

December 15, 2014
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2014, the year that was. Microsoft’s search engine Bing has released it’s Big Trends of 2014. Based in part on country of origin of the searcher, you can view “the people, moments, and events that shaped 2014″ in the search engine’s interactive look back at the past year. The results for the United States show [...]

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Foolin’ with Social Media

December 1, 2014
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“Tell the world what I think. Keep it fast, keep it mean, I don’t mean what I’m sayin, baby. Somebody save me.” Inspired by social media, Andrew Combs‘ new song “Foolin’” examines what the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone is the “somewhat sad but fascinating” look at how a digital world allows us to reinterpret ourselves [...]

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Patriots Fumble Twitter Campaign by Promoting Racist Slur

November 14, 2014
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You know that old saying about about what happens when you “assume.” Well, the Patriots learned last night how it applies to social media. On the surface the team’s Twitter campaign to recognize their 1,000,000 followers by highlighting usernames on a Patriots jerseys seemed harmless enough. It’s Twitter, so what could possibly go wrong? Not [...]

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The Trending Costumes of Halloween 2014

October 31, 2014
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Halloween is finally upon us. That special holiday where a child can dress up as nearly anything he or she wants and demand candy from friends and strangers alike, and adults are given a free pass to wear costumes which might get them locked up for indecent exposure or mental instability on any other day [...]

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Hashtag Round-Up (Sports Edition): #FreeSimmons & #ThatsWhatCountryBreakfastDo

October 8, 2014
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Taking a look at look at a couple sports-related Twitter topics we see examples of how fans jumped on-board bandwagons to support both a suspended sports journalist and a Kansas City baseball player while poking some goodnatured fun at the situations in which they find themselves. For the first time in 29 years (since they [...]

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Consumers Respond to Colorful Brands

October 1, 2014
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Brand awareness and brand marketing are constant struggles in the digital world to retain and grow a customer base. We’ve discussed the use of color in branding before. This video infographic from Elizabeth Steele offers a few stats to underline the importance of color in a company’s logo, marketing materials, and its public message. The [...]

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