June 1, 2012

Something is wrong on Wall Street.

The whole financial community is aflutter over Facebook shares, which stumbled out of the blocks as a publicly traded company last month.

But that’s not the problem. The problem is that the company’s market capitalization is completely out of whack with acceptable notions of corporate significance and meaningful contributions to society. The value of Facebook shares multiplied by the number of those shares is — at last tally — an amazing $87.33 billion.

May 4, 2012

“This place is a hell hole. If I had a car today I would up and quit.”

This is a real Facebook status update referenced in a discussion on the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) member bulletin board. The question raised: What should be the next step for the manager? Discussion? Termination? Nothing?

It’s a scenario played out in workplaces all over the world, experts say -- people tattling on their Facebook friends.

April 27, 2012

Just when you felt comfortable marketing your business on Facebook, here comes Facebook Timeline.

A Facebook posting from Dave’s Ace Hardware of Milton, Wis., had this to say about the new twist in social media: “The Dave’s Ace Hardware page has been automatically converted to Timeline. What used to be my comfortable and familiar refuge has now been reduced to a foreign and stressful exercise. This is going to take me some time to get used to.”

April 12, 2012

Social media marketers are learning a few new tricks now that Facebook is rolling out a new interface design called “Timeline."

They have to. Consider the following Facebook posting from Milton, Wis.-based Dave’s Ace Hardware about the new Timeline format offered by the social media network:

August 4, 2011

DiggersList.com is taking a new approach to engaging shoppers and sellers, reminiscent both of business sites and social networking sites. In June, the online home improvement classified introduced a new program, offering a combination of features, which it says are similar to those found on Facebook, Twitter and Groupon.

February 26, 2011

Hampshire, Ill.-based building materials manufacturer W.R. Meadows launched a new website -- wrmeadows.com.

Among the new changes are more project photos, a product spotlight for new products and new social media features. These features include a live Twitter feed, so users can follow tweets as they happen, and links to their Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube pages. 

September 6, 2010

This weekend, Boulder Colo.-based McGuckin Hardware held its Labor Day sales event, despite the fact...