SoCon13 is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

Join us for one of the Southeast’s premiere and longest running social media conference series. SoCon13 returns to Kennesaw State University on Saturday, Feb. 9 2012. Use promotional code ‘friend10′ to save 10 percent off the already low registration cost of just $69.…[more]

What a $5 Foot-Long Can Teach You About Social Media

What a $5 Foot-Long Can Teach You About Social Media

More than 100,000 people flooded to the Subway Facebook page earlier last week after a man (who appears to be from Australia) posted a picture of one of the fast food giant’s foot-long sandwiches ne…[more]

Another Social Media Blunder Worth Learning From

Another Social Media Blunder Worth Learning From

  As if you really need another lecture on the power of social media. There are a ton of social media blunder recaps, round-ups, and “bewares” around the web, but every once and a while it d…[more]

Introducing SoCon13 – February 9, 2013

Introducing SoCon13 – February 9, 2013

  One of the Southeast’s premiere and longest-running social media conferences, the SoCon series returns to metro Atlanta for the seventh year, Feb. 9, 2013 at Kennesaw State University.…[more]

We’re Hiring! Online Producer/Web Editor


Online Producer/Web Editor The Center for Sustainable Journalism is looking for a highly-skilled, qualified employee to lead online production, web development and digital strategy for and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ( – national publications covering various aspects of youth issues, policy and industry news. The successful applicant will be a self-starter with strong…

Five Simple Ways to Optimize Your Twitter Profile to get More Followers

Twitter follow bird

I hate to admit it, but Twitter is saturated with bots, spammers and every single kind of business from here to Tokyo. With that said, I still love it. The people make it all worth it. Twitter has been great because it adds a value to my life I just can’t get from other services….

2011: The World of Social Media

world of SM

  In the social media world things tend to change quickly. A year may as well be a decade, or at least it seems. has put together a great, engaging video infographic with the tweet, liked and +plus-ed trends of the year. One of the most interesting? More people are now on Facebook than…

Five Tips: Using LinkedIn to Land a Job


Let’s face it, the job market is competitive regardless of your industry. The way people are getting hired is changing as well. Last year, nearly half of new people hired by companies in the United States were picked up online, according to a 2011 report from Career Xroads. Developing an online presence for professional development…

Transparency v. Anonymity: a Geekend Presentation


This past weekend two of our digital communication team members travelled to Savannah, GA for the third annual Geekend Conference to give a presentation on the debate over online transparency an anonymity. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, argues for complete transparency (thus accountability) on the Internet. Christopher “Moot” Poole, founder of the image message board…

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

social media journalism

People no longer seek out news. Instead, it often comes to them through social networks. Journalism and information in general is all becoming more social, and this trend will only continue. So, it’s important for people in the media to think about how to make their content social and how to use their social networks…

StumbleUpon Overtakes Facebook, #1 in Website Referrals in all of North America


Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Social Media Market Share Do you stumble? Do you at least know what it is? You should, and here’s why. Kicking off 2011, StumbleUpon, a website that recommends ‘the best of the web’ based on the recommendations of users with similar interests, got to add another shiny achievement to its…

Recent Facebook Updates Cripple Pages


Facebook is a great website, there is no doubt. And its communities are invaluable to news organizations, or at least they used to be. Last week Facebook began to roll out a whole host of updates to the site, changing not just how it looks but also how it functions. Despite the protests that always…

Photography is Not a Crime, or is It?


Do you have the right to film police? Do the police have the right to delete video (or any) files from your cell phone? Are you allowed to photograph the exterior of federal buildings? These are all good questions taken from real-life examples. When Miami-based multimedia journalist Carlos Miller started Photography is Not a Crime…

YOU Made SMIATL a Great Success, Thanks


PHOTOS from SMIATL 2011 2011′s Social Media Integration conference is officially one for the history books. Special thanks to all the sponsors, speakers and 200+ attendees for making SMIATL2011 another great success! Photos from the conference are live on Picasa. Feel free to tag, share and save. Along with great memories comes great networking opportunities….