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Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
Randall is an expert on Social Media Strategy, Social Media Risks, and Networking, and has helped over 100 major organizations since 1994. Author of seven books, including Social Media for Business, the Online PR and ...

News Releases

Adding Value, FUSE Marketing Group Offers Clients a Third Sellout Seminar on Facebook Credits
2011-05-13
FUSE Marketing Group
Future-forward marketing agency from Toronto hosts information sessions for eager clients online, explaining the opportunities surrounding the only currency to be used soon on Facebook.
Facebook: Billions Served
2012-10-23
Randall Craig, Social Media and Web Strategist
Facebook announced that it now has one billion users. An astounding number. On the other hand, you or your organization may have but 1000 or 10,000. This singular measure of success is of little value...
Fear of the Facebook "Fan"
2011-05-04
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
How do you use your Facebook Fan page and what does that say about your organization? Most organizations are gutless and spineless, are you?
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
How to Avoid the Dreaded 'UnLike'
2012-02-22
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
It's imperative that organizations reach these 'overconnected' fans with useful engagement because we all know that gaining a 'like' doesn't necessarily translate to gaining a fan.
IFJ urges Facebook to reject outside influence
2014-07-27
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges social media platform Facebook to uphold freedom of expression and say no to outside influence, after many Hong Kong account holders expressed a...
Ontario Honda Motorcycle And ATV Dealers Show How to Get Facebook Credits or Music Download in Contest
2011-06-07
Honda Ontario Power Dealers
The Honda Summer Lovin’ Event, time-limited rebates on motorcycles and ATVs across Canada, gets even more love in Ontario with Facebook Credits, music downloads, and a draw for a Honda VT750 RS motorc...
Will Facebook take over the world?
2011-04-20
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
Perceived as a time-waster and on-line haunt for teens and twenty-somethings, the reality is that it has grown well beyond the original confines of social networking. And when it busts out of its wall...

Sources Select Resources

Big business censorship
Boura, Malcolm
Article
2011
British Naturism
Big business is almost entirely unaccountable. Some of the worst offenders are US corporations exporting harmful attitudes from the USA to the rest of the world. We suspect that some of them are drive...
China suspected of Facebook attack on Nato's supreme allied commander
Beijing cyber-spies accused of using fake social networking accounts in bid to steal military secrets from the west
Hopkins, Nick
Article
2012
Guardian
Nato's most senior military commander has been allegedly been targeted in a Facebook scam designed to glean information about him from his colleagues, friends and family.
Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos
Arthur, Charles
Article
2012
Guardian
Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giant.
Facebook job ads suggest 'mind reading' social networks could soon be a reality
Article
2017
RT
Details job descriptions from the 'Building 8' group of facebook, which suggest engineering efforts in neuroscience, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
Facebook’s 'anti-fake news' plan looks like effort to curb alternative media
MacDonald, Bryan
Article
2016
RT
Examines the problems of how 'fake news' is defined, and how Facebook's strategy to limit exposure to 'fake news' might also impact any alternative media.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Global Coalition to Facebook: 'Authentic Names' Are Authentically Dangerous for Your Users
Kayyali, Nadia
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Facebook claims its practice of forcing users to go by their "real names" (or "authentic identities" as Facebook spins it) makes the social network a safer place. In fact, the company has often claime...
Have new social media made 'traditional' media obsolete?
Article
2009
Sources HotLink
New media provide additional channels for getting messages out, but they don't make older media obsolete. The task is of public relations is to reach people through the media they use. In an increasin...
Internet Companies: Confusing Consumers for Profit
Cordozo, Nate
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
In the age of information, companies are hungry for your data. They want it - even if it means resorting to trickery.
Manipulating Reality: Facebook is Listening to You
Gurtov, Mel
Article
2015
CounterPunch
One thing we have become all too used to is that our reality can be manipulated to create the appearance of something else entirely. Invading another country is defensive, rigged elections are passed ...
Millennials and Political News
Mitchel, Amy; Gottfried, Jeffrey; Matsa, Katerina
Article
2015
Pew Research Center
Obama has often been dubbed 'the first social media president' but this title has more implications than you think. This report looks at the sources of political news across generations. Spoiler alert...
Social Networking and the Death of the Internet
How Do You "Like" That?
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Social Networking is, by its nature, a capture environment. The companies that offer the services, particularly Facebook, host your site and control all the information on it. Facebook — a group of li...
Tomorrow on NY Radio We'll Be Dropping a Bomb on Facebook
Giordano, Al
Article
2015
The Field
I've been asked to speak for Narco News and the nonprofit Fund for Authentic Journalism, and I'll announce that we're taking our 27,000+ Facebook users to Tsu as our response to Facebook and Instagram...
Who Are the 5.5 Million Facebook Fans of Chinese State Newspaper People's Daily?
Lam, Oiwan
Article
2015
Global Voices
Facebook has been banned in China for six years yet the Facebook account for Chinese State Newspaper People’s Daily has over 5.5 million fans. What is a state run newspaper doing on a social network t...
Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test
Maass, Dave
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
If you click around Facebook's "Government Request Report," you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of "content restrictions" the company has fulfilled. This is a saniti...
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "...

Sources Bookshelf

It's Complicated
The Social Lives of Networked Teens
boyd, danah
Book
2014
In It's Complicated, danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media.
You Are Not a Gadget
A Manifesto
Lanier, Jaron
Book
2010
The internet has spawned a hive mentality, where the crowd takes precedence over the individual.


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