Be Wary of Absent Ties some places. Mathematical sociology suggests there are three types of interpersonal connections. Strong ties are people who live, work, or play with you. Weak ties are people who may have been strong ties but are now acquaintances or … [Read more]

Weekend Reading

Here are some articles I've read and shared online over the past week. I enjoyed them and you may too. Have a great weekend. Discover why Facebook is making changes to its Messenger chat application. Be repulsed by partying elephants. Read … [Read more]

When Wikipedia Misses the Facts

Wikipedia prides itself on always providing a neutral point of view. As long as there is a reliable source without bias, their editors ensure the content is printed. Why, then, is the page on penguins lacking a 2008 scientific discovery by the BBC … [Read more]

Why I Want Weak Ties

Facebook says: should only send friend requests to people you have a real-life connection to, like your friends, family, coworkers or classmates. LinkedIn says: ...the basic type of connection is a contact you know personally and who you … [Read more]

Strategies and Tips on Social Media Marketing

June 2010 seems like an eternity ago when I took initiative and created a LinkedIn Group to share strategies and tips in social media marketing. I invited friends and industry colleagues to join and participate. They did that, and they told their … [Read more]

Why You Should Ask Why

Run a Google search for the exact phrase, "how to write a blog," and peruse through 416,000 results. Type "why to write a blog" and see 47,300 results. If you agree successful online content (the type that one bookmarks and shares with others) … [Read more]