Category Archives: Square Smarts

Feb 10

Week in Review: Twitter Content, Super Bowl Mobile & Lady Gaga’s Social Network

Week in Review: Twitter Content, Super Bowl Mobile & Lady Gaga’s Social Network

Study Suggests Content Matters On Twitter A study was conducted by HP Labs in order to determine how to increase views or re-tweets of an article on Twitter.  HP Labs analyzed articles, approximately 40,000, during one week in August and had some interesting findings. According to the study, sentiment or tone does not increase the  continue reading

Feb 03

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

Facebook Sets Historic IPO On Wednesday February 1st, Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering (IPO) and experts believe the company could be valued somewhere between $75 billion-$100 billion. Facebook is expected to surpass Google’s 2004 IPO which brought in $1.9 billion for the popular search engine that was valued at $23 billion. If  continue reading

Jan 23

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

Wikipedia: So How Do You Like Censorship? As most of us are aware, Wikipedia shut down for a day on January, 18th. The blackout was done intentionally in order to protest two anti-piracy bills known as Protect IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The designed tactic by Wikipedia was very effective in  continue reading

Jan 13

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

How Social Media Is Changing Consumer Electronics, and CES Technology is becoming increasingly more social, and the new tech at CES 2012 is no exception. Consumer electronics are becoming less like solitary devices and more like social experiences: watching TV is augmented by chatting with friends on Twitter and Facebook, while fitness gear is about  continue reading

Jan 09

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

7 Social Media Predictions for 2012 Mashable has released a list of 7 social media predictions that will shape 2012. Some of these include: mobile malware, celebrity investments, and second tier social networks. Author Adam Ostrow, believes mobile users will see an increase in malicious threats or attacks to their devices and smart phones. He  continue reading

Jan 02

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

How Much Time Do We Really Spend on Facebook? A new report released by comScore shows just how addicted the world is to social networking and Facebook. 1 out of every 7 minutes online is spent on Facebook globally. In terms of social networking sites, 3 out of every 4 minutes are spent on Facebook  continue reading

Dec 21

Square Smarts: News in Review

Square Smarts: News in Review

Saudi Prince Invests $300 Million in Twitter Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company, Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co., invested 300 million dollars into Twitter on Monday. However, it is unclear as to how much stake the prince has in Twitter as a result of his investment. The billionaire prince is known for investing in  continue reading

Jul 29

Square Smarts

Square Smarts

This week, the Google+ vs. Facebook debate carries on as more information becomes available about how people are using the platforms…and don’t forget about Foursquare! Read on for the Smarts… Google Plussed 20 Million in 21 Days Google+ ComScore Report  – According to this report from ComScore, Google+ has successfully added more than 20 million  continue reading

Jul 25

Square Smarts – Facebook Vs. Google Debate Video

Square Smarts – Facebook Vs. Google Debate Video

In this episode of Zocalo Group’s “Square Smarts”, Katie and Hugo give us a look at the ongoing Facebook vs. Google debate. Check it out for the Smarts! Square Smarts Video

Jul 22

Square Smarts

Square Smarts

From Facebook releasing new rankings to women’s soccer causing a Twitter frenzy, it has been a record-breaking week. Read on for the Smarts… Facebook’s Newly Released Popularity Contest Something to Shoot For – Inside Facebook has just released a new ranking of the top 25 most-liked pages. No surprise that Facebook tops the list of  continue reading