Social Media For Social Good

    • Social media never forgets. How YouTube killed the circus

      By Mark Schaefer For 146 years, there has been a spectacular show traveling from city to city in America. The Ringling Brothers Circus featured clowns, acrobats, and animal acts that thrilled families for generations. But on May 21, the show will go dark after its last performance. There are a lot of reasons behind the demise of this American institution.

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  • Mark Cuban, the first trillionaire and chatbots on the edge

    … By Mark Schaefer To me, SXSW is the most exciting place in the world, featuring all the coolest breakthrough thinkers in media, publishing, technology, and marketing. I did my best to pluck out a few meaningful sessions and here are some interesting highlights I picked up from my trip. This is PART TWO of my report from Austin. You can see my…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … with that name. I don’t agree with everything he says and sometimes his humor offends me. But it’s his job to be provocative, entertaining and very political. Social media is simply another outlet for him. No one is forced to watch his show or follow his social media posts. He is an entertainer. And to a large extent, so is Donald Trump. I agree…

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  • Should Facebook be regulated?

    … Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Is it a widely-available broadcast channel like TV that should be regulated, or is it something different? The social web has created amazing opportunities to learn, discover, connect, and have fun. But with the advent of innovations like live…

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  • Five ideas: Constructive engagement in destructive times

    … of connection. When I’m looking at my social media newsfeeds and glance over the updates from my friends and peers, I fool myself into believing I’m still connected to them, even though I haven’t spoken to some in years, or even a DECADE. Engagement equals connection. Let me add to that— genuine engagement equals genuine connection. Being a Facebook…

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  • Tolerance, diversity and the social media filter bubble

    … today, good! Correct it! Seeking the other I believe Mr. Wiesel has a point. If the otherness of the other helps defines us, how does this fit in a world where we build digital fortresses to keep diverse opinions out? A few weeks ago I wrote a post about 15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world. It was a glimpse of global impact based…

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  • 15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world

    … Ignore the hype that we’re all becoming more superficial and narcissistic because of our obsession with social media. What’s really going on is far more incredible. That’s the conclusion from an extraordinary research study by University College London provided in several new books and reports. Nine anthropologists spent 15 months living…

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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Who really benefits?

    … response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Donate here. Make a difference in the fight against ALS. The post ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Who really benefits? appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Can Millennials and social media solve complex world problems? Five companies with a human…

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  • Five companies with a human social media presence

    … on social media and in their YouTube videos in their quest to raise money to cure cancer. Post by American Cancer Society. They actively reach out in many ways and connect with people through active involvement. An example is hosting a Google HOA with GE Healthcare to talk about cancer prevention. They also reach out and feature actual survivors…

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