Ethical Implications of Graphic Images in Social Media

On April 15, 2013, bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon resulting in three casualties and more than 260 cases of injury.  What ensued was a digital explosion of information and photos across social media.  Some of the graphic images published have raised some serious questions about the ethical implications of using such content in the media, especially via […]

Ello Operates on a Manifesto of Ethics

Ello is a social media network which originally started as a private platform but opened up to the general public after great expressed interest in its “simple, beautiful & ad-free” experience. “Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties,” states the website’s About section. This is both the foundation of, and the […]

Social Media Monitoring

Social media monitoring is a critical component of social CRM (customer relationship management).  Monitoring gives social media communications professionals the opportunity to build relationships and boost marketing endeavors through authentic individual and group interactions via social platforms.  This process consists of of two main tasks performed simultaneously and continuously:  Listening and Responding. Listening allows a brand’s social media […]

Medium’s Ethical and Effective Terms of Service

Medium is home to creative writers across the globe.  The platform’s focus is on sharing and highlighting original content from inspired storytellers. Medium’s Terms of Service may not be the most engaging selection of content on the site, but it certainly reads like a well-crafted piece of prose.  This is one of the elements that […]

Crowdfunding The Basics Wallet on Kickstarter

Crowdsourcing is a concept born of the collaboration of organizations, media, and audiences of content-generating prosumers who are willing to share their creativity.  Companies and non-profits turn to audience members outside their own walls in search of solutions and ideas. Crowdsourcing includes micro and macro tasks, contests, ideation, crowd creation, voting, and the wildly popular phenomenon; crowdfunding. Oxford Dictionaries […]