Do Companies Have A Right to Your Facebook Password?


Imagine you’re at a job interview and you’re asked for your Facebook password. What do you do? How about if you’re working at a company where they are investigating “misconduct” and ask for your Facebook password? Do you turn it over? Can you be fired for refusing?

The Dark Side of the Internet is Us


Ripping people down has been part of the human condition for as long as there’s been a human condition. So it’s not as if the internet has suddenly made people do bad things. Instead, it has just lowered the bar. If it’s easy to destroy something, how much easier is it when you can do it from your couch in anonymity?

8 Social Startup Campaigns to Inspire You in the New Year

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Eight young entrepreneurs answer the question, “What’s the most inspiring thing you saw a socially minded startup do in 2012 and why?”

Getting Started as an Entrepreneur

There’s an aspect to getting started as an entrepreneur that is important: the knowledge and experience to get your business off the ground. That part can be challenging, but help is available!

The Power of Connection: Maintaining Valuable Relationships (Part 3)

The Power of Connection (Part 3)

This series started with a discussion about where to find good connections and how to build your relationships. Here, Erica Holthausen will give you a few tips for how to maintain those relationships.

Gender in Social Media


How does gender balance affect the way your business uses social media? …or does it?

Do You iFast?


For the last couple of years I’ve been reading about iFasts. The idea that for a full month you simply walk away from social media. Blogging. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. (Do you feel anxious yet?) But I’ve never been able to commit to it…

The Dangers & Opportunities of Social Media


Many social media users simply don’t understand their privacy options — or the privacy policy they agreed to when they signed up for a particular service. (This is certainly a candidate for simplifying legal jargon, as previously discussed.) Facebook is notorious for its complex and confusing privacy controls, for instance.

Startups: Lead with Social Marketing


Today, the conversation is less about whether you should have a website or whether you should use Mailchimp versus Constant Contact as your small business email provider. Now the conversation is about how quickly and effectively you can start conversations about, with and for your new product or service. And today… the answer is to lead with social marketing.

Does Twitter Prompt Good Conversation?


Is Twitter capable of conveying the nuances of human emotion? Can this tool engender meaningful conversation?