Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity


A new study of social media activity and e-commerce, compiled from Los Angeles social tools developer Social Annex , shows that social media is--not surprisingly--playing a far bigger role in online shopping this year.

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. I love to watch networks evolve, see how crowds gather and communicate and curate and share. Social Media.

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

What I mean by this is we do radio better by building it around the web, social media and traditional marketing strategies alongside, behind and wrapped around our radio shows. For one, we built a following by using Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites.

Social Media Faking It – Cheaper Than You May Think, But Still Not Worth It


How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? Social norming is powerful. If an article has numerous social shares (i.e., This reality encourages some high-profile individuals to manipulate their social media standing by acquiring fake followers.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

Eric Greenspan

Using social media to increase your company’s touch and reach with each of your customers may be the most important reason to jump in to this game changing strategy. Social networking is powerful huh? Social media and social networking make this possible.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests


Santa Monica-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, told its users today that it is gearing up to launch a new, spin-off website for its social media contest platform. gotcast casting talent hollywood content mediablastr social media newtorking

Social Media for Service Professionals


I did a presentation about the use of Social Media to a great group of people who mostly are different kinds of service professionals (attorneys, accountants, consultants, etc.). And make sure you spend time visible networking. Put yourself in the middle of a blog network.

CitizenHawk Takes On Social Media Monitoring


Aliso Viejo-based CitizenHawk , the venture backed developer of online brand protection services, said today that it has launched a social media monitoring tool. The firm, which is backed by Maveron, said that its new tool allows companies to monitor what people are saying about them and their brands, on popular social networking sites. citizenhawk social media monitoring brand protection software

Social Media Marketing World | San Diego

Tech Zulu Event

On April 7-9, 2013 San Diego welcomes the top influencers of social media in an extensive networking conference, Social Media Marketing World. The event packed weekend will consist of networking, learning and most of all fun!

Soteria Intelligence Takes On Social Media Threat Identification


Los Angeles-based Soteria Intelligence said yesterday that it has launched a new, social media threat assessment service, to help find threats voice on social networks in real time. According to Soteria Intelligence, its service is aimed at identifying things like terrorist activity, celebrity death threats, threats of school shootings, and more by filtering through social media posting.

Social Media Breakfast Los Angeles | More Then Just Breakfast

Tech Zulu Event

Come rain or shine, the social media community gathers together here to share breakfast, network and learn at the Social Media Breakfast LA (SMBLA) monthly meeting. Come eat, network and learn — all before the work day starts.

Social Media Matching


People seem to be missing the really big picture of the value of social media and really the Internet for that matter. They look at how current social networking sites work and how online and offline relationships currently work and make the assumption that this represents the value proposition. Just as currency inflation debases money, so social inflation debases relationships. Ignore what social networks and social media looks like today. Brags About Social Media Growth


San Diego-based , the sports and fitness site owned by Active Network, is bragging today that it has reached more than one million social media fans. Those fans include both Facebook fans and Twitter followers, as well as other social sites. The firm said it saw a 297 percent increase in its social media fan base over the past year. active network sports fitness social media twitter facebook gamification

Concerns Keeping You From Social Media

Tech Coast Venture Network

While social media is a hot topic for individuals and businesses, you would be surprised to learn that some businesses and individuals are simply avoiding even checking it out. In a recent survey I conducted at couple of my BreakThrough Networking Training Sessions , results showed that there are 4 main concerns that are keeping EVERYONE from checking out social media or even considering tapping into it. #1

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

Tech Zulu Event

Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature


Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. The company said its new SheKnows Connect social media platform connects into sites such as Facebook and other social networking services, allowing users to challenge their friends to "dares". sheknows evolve media content publishing

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

Tech Zulu Event

Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. They have broken events down by two hubs: Social Tech , and Entertainment.

Social Media Breakfast

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 -- Social Media Breakfast. Network and mingle with marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, future SMBLA speakers and more. See [link] (more

Enplug: Bringing Social Media To A Display Near You


How about if you could make those displays interactive and social? Culver City-based Enplug ( is looking to change those one way digital displays into social, interactive content. media social advertising open software display entrepreneur startup interview nanxi

Bottlenose Lands $3.6M For Social Media Analytics


Bottlenose , a brand new startup in social media analytics, has raised $3.6M Bottlenose said that its software is helping brands and agencies, including Pepsi, FleishmanHillard, Razorfish, and DigitasLBi, to map and track trends in social networks. capital venture analytics media social bottlenose in a Series A funding round.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Best Friday Reads: Social Media Rules Us All, and Mints Billionaires


While the evolution from hunched primates to homo sapiens took tens of millions of years, we needed only about a decade to develop an arched neck that is perennially looking down at a smartphone—presumably one with a social media app open.

Schmoozd Social Media Mixer

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, January 14, 2010 -- Schmoozd Social Media Mixer. The first-ever Schmoozd event, a new Social Media Mixer event in Los Angeles will be held at the Xbar in Century City, CA on January 14th, 2010. X bar's environment is the perfect place to network  a lounge designed with spots for hanging out as well as socializing and action.

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed. Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

Social Media Marketing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 -- Social Media Marketing. The German American Business Association (GABA) and Epic States, invite you to an exciting workshop and panel discussion focusing on the social media industry followed by a reception at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Over the past few years, social networking sites have experienced explosive growth. German American Business Association.

CrownPeak Takes On Social Media


Los Angeles-based CrownPeak has set its sights on the social media space, saying this morning that it has launched a new product which publishes content into social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. According to Crownpeak, the new product is called the Crownpeak Social Media Publishing Console, and will help marketers manage publishing content to both their own web sites and those social media sites.

Snap is channeling Asia’s messaging giants with its move into gaming

TechCrunch LA

Snap is taking a leaf out of the Asian messaging app playbook as its social messaging service enters a new era. The company unveiled a series of new strategies that are aimed at breathing fresh life into the service which has been ruthlessly cloned by Facebook across Instagram, WhatsApp, and even its primary social network. It isn’t hard to see where Snap found inspiration for social games — Asian messaging companies have long twinned games and chat — but the U.S.

TZ Tech Crawl | Social Media Week LA Edition

Tech Zulu Event

TZ Tech Crawl is back and teaming up with Social Media Week Los Angeles! !! Whether you’re a networked entrepreneur or just finding your way in the LA tech scene, TZ Tech Crawls give you a fun way to discover new things about the community and each other.

Effectiveness of Social Media

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, June 19, 2009 -- Three Brands Speak Out on the Effectiveness of Social Media. You've heard the buzz: it's all about social media. Twitter, Facebook, bookmarking, LinkedIn, social networks, microblogs and video. A brand is now defined by a sum of conversations, and we are in a pull world, not a push one.Come learn how three companies successfully use social media to influence perceptions, build awareness and reach customers.

Social Media Breakfast Los Angeles

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 -- Social Media Breakfast Los Angeles. Peg Samuel is the Social Diva and the queen of networking. The Topic: Public or Private? We've all had this dilemma when deciding whether or not our business contacts should see all of the photos from our extravagant night out in Hollywood. But are you blocking too much information from your business contacts so that you appear impersonal?

Science Inc Names 500 Startups Matt Monahan as VP Social Media Marketing

Tech Zulu Event

has appointed Matt Monahan as its VP Social Media Marketing to stir its digital business acceleration. Monahan will be in charge of managing Science’s social customer acquisition companies like EverySignal and Madrigold. LA-based Science Inc.,

How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly


We caught up with CEO Walter Delph to hear how the promise of social media advertising has measured up to reality, and what that means for brands and marketers today trying to leverage the new reality of social conversations.

The Social Media Monster; It’s right under YOUR bed.

Eric Greenspan

Which social media portal is the best means in which to promote your wares? If you want to check to see if your vanity URL is available at most major social networks, check out: Contributions by Maryinn. Tags: Eric Greenspan 140conf facebook social media Twitter Twitter? Facebook? Linkedin? Where does it all end? How many are enough? Which one is here to stay and gone tommorow? The answer to these questions lies within the questions themselves. NEVER.

Social Media Trend Spotting Turns $20,000 into over $2 million

Tech Zulu Event

Using Facebook to learn from his personal network. Cheers to discovering a real return on using social media. . Recently when at Blog World I got an advance copy of “Laughing at Wall Street” by Chris Camillo. He teaches how to take the risk out of being risky.

Break Media Launches Into CPA Ads, Social Media Marketing


Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online operator of a network of sites focused on men, announced Friday morning that it has launched a new division focused on CPA, performance marketing. Break Media said that Apogee Media Network will focus on customer acquisition, email marketing, and social media for advertisers, on a CPA-basis. Tags: marketing media social advertising break apogee