What do you think about the Facebook Privacy scandal?

If you haven't heard about the Facebook privacy scandal yet, please read this summary here. Do some additional Google searches if you want more information. 

Once you feel confident you understand what happened I want to know your opinion on the whole thing. Are you upset? Why or why not? What implications do you think this will have for the future of online privacy?

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Getting into the Habit of Crafting Compelling Content

Blogs have been popular for over a decade now. While the traditional "blog" may have peaked around 2008 many companies use some form of blogging in their marketing efforts. They may call it something other than a blog-- articles, news, content marketing, etc... but it's still blogging.

Software like WordPress has made it easy to set up a blog. Simply install the software required to start blogging used to require an expert and maybe a couple hours of effort. Now, most website hosting companies offer one-click installs that take minutes at most.

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The Importance of Website Links

Website links are so ubiquitous that it's easy to overlook their importance. Most websites have dozens if not hundreds of links -- sometimes within a single page.

Links are the primary method which we navigate the web. Even if you're performing a web search it's a link that you click on to visit a site and then a series of links as you explore the site.

Links are the reason the web exists in the first place. The founder of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee wanted a method for sharing and interlinking research documents, so he invented HTML -- the code used to assemble web pages.

Taking a Social Media Break

OK, how many of you have taken a real break from social media? It could be for Lent, or because you spend too much time on your phone, or whatever.

Here is an article on the benefits of taking a break on social.

Maybe take a moment and look at your battery on your iPhone to see where you spend the most time. Give me a 7 day reading of the hours you spend and what you top social network is. Mine is Facebook and it's 9.8 hours over the past 7 days. Wow!

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Super Bowl Social

Smart digital marketers are always looking for ways to take advantage of the "second screen" experience. This is where traditional television media attempts to extend the experience to mobile devices. For example, if you're watching The Walking Dead you might tweet your reactions and discuss the show real-time with others who've also tuned in.