Posts byBrian Wallace

The Psychology of an Internet Troll

Take extreme caution when becoming involved with online social forums such as chat rooms and even Facebook. The “Trolling effect” has been recognized by scientists as the shifting of our identities when we are online because we essentially have no worries of physical altercation or “real” social rejection since we are able to hide behind
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Retail Social Media Top 10 [Infographic]

Social networking sites have provided companies with a platform to reach their consumers in a new, fresh, and efficient way. Retailers are one industry that has jumped on the social media bandwagon, however, they all are not on the same playing field. Let’s take a look at what retailers are the top dogs on the
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New Social Media Trend: Social Gifting

Social gifting is on the rise. What is social gifting you ask? Well, it’s simple. People share their wish list of gifts on social media so others can see what they want and pitch in money to purchase it. It’s a collaborative way to buy expensive gifts for other people. And gifts sure are expensive. The
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Infographics: A Revolutionary Marketing Tool [Infographic]

Presentation is everything in the world we live in. Would you rather digest information presented to you in large blocks of text or stunning visual representations? If you favor the latter, infographics will appeal to you. Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge, and they have become a revolutionary marketing tool. A
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Customer Service Goes Social [Infographic]

Customer service is a huge part of any business.  Bad customer service can result in a lost customer; in fact, 800 out of 1,000 people surveyed said they did not make a specific purchase due to bad customer service.  Additionally, consumers are twice as likely to tell their peers about a bad experience than a
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Facebook Privacy Fails

Nowadays, most people stay connected through Facebook. However, Facebook has had many accounts of privacy failure in the last couple of years. Starting in 2009, Facebook reset their privacy settings. This allowed anyone in the public to see your “about me” page, friends lists, and posts such as status updates and photos.
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All’s A-Twitter In The Sh*tter

  In light of all the privacy issues with Facebook recently, one has to question the outcry over privacy, or lack thereof, when a large demographic are caught with their pants down (pun intended) updating their social networks while using the facilities.
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Facebook Psychology: Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds?

Is Facebook affecting the way our minds function? When looking at the infographic below you will probably have to resist the urge to click on the Facebook notification icon appearing at the top. It doesn’t matter if you know that isn’t an actual Facebook notification.  It doesn’t matter that you probably have your Facebook page
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The Science of Beer Goggles [Infographic]

Disinhibition is the loss of inhibition, as through the influence of external stimuli such as drugs or alcohol, or as a result of brain damage. Chances are if you’ve ever consumed alcohol, you’ve experience disinhibition and the infamous “beer goggles”. Even low doses of alcohol can turn the shyest of people into sociable creatures, with
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The Most Social Colleges [Infographic]

Social media has become a permanent fixture in our everyday lives. Which means, if you aren’t on the most popular social sites, then you are out of the loop. Many people and businesses have social media accounts, but even colleges do as well. And some seem to be more popular than others.
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Graphic Design is Good for Business

Graphic design can be great for business, but you have to have the right graphic design team. For many start up businesses, this is where they run into a problem. They aren’t quite ready to have an entire team dedicated to graphic design, but it can be very helpful.
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The Problem with Projects [Infographic]

One of the hardest parts for many projects is getting them off the ground, and even then they are hard to complete. In fact, 88% of projects are past deadline, over budget, or both. Not to mention for every 100 hundred starts there are 94 restarts. So with all these project problems, what is the
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What’s Eating Up Your Data Plan? [Infographic]

If you have a smart phone, you’re using apps, it’s as simple as that. However, those handy dandy apps that you use on a daily basis could be what’s eating up your data plan. When smart phones became popular, most mobile carriers provided unlimited data plans, which was awesome. And some still do today, but
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Practice Makes Perfect [Infographic]

Everyone has heard the phrase, “practice makes perfect”, but how true is it? Well, according to the 10,000 hour rule it’s pretty spot on. However, to become “perfect” you must practice for 10,000 hours or 10 years. That’s a lot of time, but in order to reach perfection, it could be worth it. Malcolm Gladwell
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Gaming with Granny [Infographic]

Who says granny can’t play games too? Well, no one, but still, we rarely think of grandpa or grandma playing games online. In fact, we rarely think of the elderly even knowing how to use the internet, or even the computer. But senior online gaming is quickly growing. Over a quarter of online gamers are
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How to Win Big in the App Market [Infographic]

Running a business takes large quantities of hard work and dedication to succeed. Sometimes it takes more than one company or group of people to make all ideas and goals a reality. The infographic below tells the story of a business decision that landed two companies with some pretty powerful success. It all began with
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Let Your Voice Be Heard [Infographic]

There’s a big day coming in America. The future of our country rests on this day, and to some it means everything. As Election Day quickly approaches, we need to remember to educate ourselves on the upcoming candidates. Knowing what both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are bringing to the table is absolutely key
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Is College Still Worth It? [Infographic]

Did you know that 94% of parents expect their children to go to college while only 75% of Americans actually believe that tuition is unaffordable? The rates of tuition in the past twenty five years has aspired four times faster than the general inflation rates. Between the ages of 18 to 34, 48% of Americans
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