Social Networking: Past, Present and Future

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you ask a teenager today what social networking is the answer will get is Facebook. But, I do not think social networking started with AOL or Yahoo Groups or even with online community called “ The Well ”, which was founded in 1985 and is now part of Salon.com. These are all tools that were used for social networking. Television and radio can also be considered social networking tools.

Social Networks: A Means for Connection or Fabrication? ~ Dushka Zapata

Elephant Journal

Social media is all smoke and mirrors—it''s time to either start sharing our truths, or to stop comparing our projections. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) comparison confusion facebook honesty social media

Facebook to Launch Energy Awareness Social Networking App

Eccorazzi

The social networking site has teamed up with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Opower to create the app. Facebook will soon be launching a new app allowing users to track their energy usage and compare with friends and other users. Opower works with utility providers to give customers better information on their energy [.]. Causes Environment Internet facebook

GreenWorldOne Is A Social Network with Soul

Green Prophet

Lifestyle & Culture animal rights environmentalism human rights social networkingMy children, living a world apart in Hoboken and Amman, find the same goofy YouTube clips, only to learn their cousins in California and England already hit those same sites.

HealthKeep: The Social Network Platform for Heath and Wellness

Hug a Tree with Me

Search engines and social networks such as facebook and twitter has fast become some of the most influential and trendy portal we use. However, I now also go to a new place, a social network dedicated to health concerns and wellness, a place called HealthKeep.

Bilboket, the first social network of your neighborhood

Green (Living) Review

You know when your run out of sugar or salt and that you are by yourself at home and the first think you think about is going to your neighbor and ask for a little bit of sugar or salt? Or this one time you had to rush out the door, for any urgency, and you asked your next-door neighbor the typical favor of watering your plants or feed the cat? Of course you did at least once.

How Facebook Turned Me into a Science Experiment. ~ Maren Hasse

Elephant Journal

I am looking for confirmation. I am looking for affirmation. I am wanting to know that what I say, think or do matters.

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A new Green Social Networking website is launched

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith On March 11, 2009, Cooltribe.com , the new social networking site dedicated to connecting like minded people around the world who care for the environment, fight global warming and other ethical issues, went live. It's pretty easy to find greenies on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, but if you want a community that is specifically geared towards getting green-minded people together, check out this new website.

Social Media for Bird Bloggers – What is Just Right?

10,000 Birds

As a bird blogger in these days of the social-media-heavy internet it is important to properly calibrate your blog’s social media presence. How is a bird blogger to figure out how much social media is just right? What is your social media strategy?

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Anonymity: The Syndrome of Communicating More Only to Communicate Less

The Alien Next Door

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Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markers—EAC Conference 2014

The Alien Next Door

The importance of the Internet and Social Networking in emerging opportunities of a changing publishing paradigm was evident in the topics covered. Burns, a writer and editor for the Travel + Escape television network, shared that blogs now rank alongside major online publications.

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To Facebook or Not to Facebook: What's the Right Social Network.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, February 22, 2010 To Facebook or Not to Facebook: What’s the Right Social Network For You? Social networks are an amazing way to meet and form meaningful relationships with people of like minds.

Vacation 2.0 – Danger of burglary due to vacation notifications given on Social Networks

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is a serious danger of experiencing a burglary in one's home and/or office if, like so many, one announces that one is going on vacation on social networks. Vacation updates on social networks are also a very bad ideas, as indicated, and should be an absolute no, no, and that even if you have not disclosed your location, your address, etc.,

Equator Estate Coffees & Teas – 1st food company to launch storefront on Facebook iFanStore provides contextual e/commerce inside social networks

Green (Living) Review

Social media is rapidly becoming a critically important vehicle for talking with our customers. The iFanStore technology is provided by San Francisco-based startup Milyoni (pronounced “Million Eye”), which develops e-commerce solutions for companies who have sophisticated social marketing and merchandising needs. iFanStores leverage the viral potential of social media, allowing sharing of purchases to a customer’s friends and fans.

In Defense of Millennials: An Anti-technology Rant.

Elephant Journal

What are the hard and fast rules for communicating with our fellow humans by electronic means: texting, e-mailing, the nebulous world of social networking?

Connected Communities: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

The Green Changemakers

They often failed to deliver on key social capital improvements such as improving trust between residents or fostering a greater sense of belonging. In this report we argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks, such an approach has the potential to bring about significant improvements in efforts to combat isolation and to support the development of resilient and empowered communities.

Carpooling Services for Lebanese Students

Green Prophet

Cars & Transportation car pooling cars Egypt Lebanon social networkingVisit Autopooling.com to car pool in Lebanon. It is often true that through hardship people naturally become more resourceful.

The Truth Behind Facebook Profiles. ~ Yaisa Nio

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Facebook profile fake honesty online image social networks Manipulating the truth is an old recurring theme. We find it in Wag the Dog-like movies, in anti-photoshop campaigns.

Unbound Soul Checkin’ In.

Elephant Journal

I drank the social networking juice, hoping that if I conformed, then I would. Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today #findyourtruenorth Haiku Social Media Myth soul spiritual path wanderlustI tagged @thehaikuguys and hashtagged #Wanderlust2016 and #FindYourTrueNorth.

How Cancer helped me make up with Social Media.

Elephant Journal

Re-thinking my love-hate relationship with social media now: Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Activism benefit cancer community connection elephant academy friends isolation network relationships social media social network support group support system survivor

Why I Decided to Break Up with Facebook: A Yogic Perspective.

Elephant Journal

And, since when did people start calling their friends a ‘social circle’? Social communication differs across generations. The same caveats apply to the social networking world. The Social Media Life of a Yoga Instructor. Social(k).

Cell Phone Addiction in Teens is Real: Scary Statistics & Some Helpful Advice.

Elephant Journal

Forcibly removing kids from their online social network has shown to trigger symptoms that are normally associated with drug/alcohol/nicotine withdrawal. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today cell phone addiction cell phone detox cell phone use cell phone use children cell phones conscious parenting For Children john douillard kids parenting parenting teenagers smart phones technology addiction

I Fell in Love with a Profile Thumbnail and it Broke My Heart. ~ Scarlet Amor

Elephant Journal

Surely we have all done it at some point in our modern social networking lives. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) broken heart crush facebook love social media love

Your Personal Panopticon: Privacy in Relationships & in Public.

Elephant Journal

Every single person who hears, spreads, or is the subject of rumors is living inside a Panopticon. And the Panopticon affects every single person, every action, and every communicative structure that we subscribe to in our personal and public lives.

We’re On Twitter. Now What?

10,000 Birds

Asides social networkingWhen I first joined Facebook (all the way back in 2008? Really?) I didn’t exactly have a plan, other than to steer clear of Bejeweled, Farmville, and all the other productivity snares. Also, being on Facebook was a good way to avoid committing to Twitter. However, we couldn’t resist joining the conversation any longer because we’ve finally figured out how that channel fits in with the blog, feed, FB page, etc.

The Facebook Police.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks arguing compassion facebook judging kindness politics snark social networking

The Myth of Narcissus: Love & Lies in the Virtual World. ~ Paula Zayco Aberasturi

Elephant Journal

Global Litter Clean-Up: Why Should We Give a Sh*t?

Elephant Journal

Ah, social media—specifically, Facebook. We can get so caught up in our phones, gadgets and checking our social networks, rather than staying present and interacting with the people next to us. Some folks really don’t care for it, and I can understand why.

How to Get Through One of Those Days. ~ Melissa Schollaert

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today change compassion food health wellness meditation mindfulness and social media mood nature''s prozac social networking Ways to cope with the ups and downs of life.

I Choose My Own Ladder. ~ Jenny Fratt

Elephant Journal

inspiration empowerment facebook life personal growth self-doubt social networking I’d rather be at the bottom of my own ladder than let someone else’s seemingly fabulous life make me think I need to be climbing up to the same goals or lifestyle or career path as they are. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks dreams.

Twitter Announces Big Service Changes {April Fools Edition}. ~ Caroline Scherer

Elephant Journal

The massively popular social media service Twitter announced a new business model today, jointly promoting its formerly free service to “Premium” status and launching a new, but enormously pared down companion service, “Twttr.”

Birds Not Blackberries

10,000 Birds

In a world that is all about the newest device, the coolest social networking platform, and narcissism it is nice to read an acknowledgement of the current human condition and to see an antidote prescribed. When the scribe is Jonathan Franzen and the antidote is birds, well, go read the opinion piece in The New York Times.

Graphic of the Day: Where do you get your news?

Environmental Economics

 While useful, I fear most of the public no longer uses primary news sources, and instead relies on social media.  Given social media filtering algorithms, over time the public is pushed to sites that reinforce the views of what they consider to be their own social network.

Unplugging Can Be Dangerous. ~ Michelle Marchildon

Elephant Journal

Unplugging for a week is like a yoga lifetime of missed opportunity on social networks. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Featured Columnists Funny Yoga Yoga News & Culture michelle marchildon social media unplugged yoga selfie yogi muse yogimuse

Blogging and Social Media Workshop for Writers

The Alien Next Door

My November 9 th workshop on Blogging & Social Media for Writers was held at the Mississauga Central Library. I reviewed: branding, SEO (how to bring and keep traffic coming to your blog), tagging, content, times and schedules, comments and linking to / from other social networks.

10 Ways to Change the World through Social Media

Green Living Ideas

Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media. 10 Ways to Change the World through Social Media. Tags: News and Events activism citizen journalism crowdsourcing friendfeed max gladwell social actions social media social networking social networks Twitter

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Wend Magazine

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Projects done in similar communities created a perception of natural infrastructure as a growing social norm. It’s also about social norms, social networks and communications. “We

“SLOWCIAL NETWORKING” HAS FAR MORE IMPACT THAN TWEETING, STUDY FINDS – Cards and letters have six times the impact of tweets

Green (Living) Review

Social networking is a great way of feeling connected but our poll shows that letters and cards are still the unrivalled super-social network. In fact, as our data reveals, a misplaced tweet or status update can in fact be anti-social networking.” by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Research for Clintons finds that a handwritten thank you letter or card has six times the impact of a thank you tweet.

Justin Timberlake Honored With Big Help Award For Charity Work

Eccorazzi

When the Social Network star accepted the award, he asked the audience to stand up and yell as loudly as they could if they had ever helped anyone, “Even your sister, ew!&#