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Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

Former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer Randi Zuckerberg will speak at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Gallogly Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company’s former director of market development, will deliver a discussion of social media,… Continue Reading Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

Two weeks ago I took the drastic step of blocking Facebook in my office. Well, it’s an office of one, so really what I’m saying is that I’ve stopped using Facebook during the day. However, since then the changes in productivity and mood are so dramatic that I wanted to share my findings with you.… Continue Reading Let’s block social media in the office

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Even as the Waldo Canyon fire raged, residents set up signs, honked their horns and waved in thanks to the firefighters and first responders fighting the blaze. And now Colorado Springs has created a Facebook page for residents to archive their photos, drawings and artwork of the many “Thank You” signs and other ways of… Continue Reading Facebook page created to thank firefighters, first repsonders

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Manitou cash mob canceled

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A mob of 800 people who planned to descend on Manitou Springs today to patronize businesses changed plans after the dramatic turn the Waldo Canyon Fire made Tuesday night. “Due to the sudden developments in Colorado Springs, resulting in the loss of homes and property, this event is canceled,” organizer Bob Falcone wrote on the… Continue Reading Manitou cash mob canceled

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More businesses are using Pinterest to attract consumers, according to a survey from shop.org.   According to the 2012 Social and Mobile Commerce study, Pinterest has become a huge player in social media – online consumers report that they follow and average of 9.3 retail companies on the site, compared to the average 6.9 retailers… Continue Reading Study: Pinterest gaining ground with consumers

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  A Senate panel is reviewing Facebook’s high-profile stock offering last week amid allegations that the bank handling the IPO may have provided select clients with a negative assessment of the company.   A Democratic aide to the Senate Banking Committee says the panel wants to learn more about the initial public offering. The committee… Continue Reading Senate panel to launch review of Facebook IPO

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The Colorado Springs Embassy Suites has launched a Facebook contest in honor of the summer Olympics and will give away a two-night stay for up to four people. “The idea behind the contest is to create hype around the area and around the hotel, which is not far from the U.S. Olympic Training Center,” said… Continue Reading Embassy Suites offers CS suite in Olympics-themed competition

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Community members can win green for being green this month. The  Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is sponsoring an online contest to reward people who are caught “green-handed” recycling, biking to work or any one of 20 sustainability activities. Participants should upload photos to the OIS Facebook page. Those who enter photos in… Continue Reading Facebook contest to reward sustainable behavior

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Ready or not, businesses will see their facebook pages switch over to the new timeline format today. While reactions to the change are likely to be mixed, local social media strategist Glenn J. Miller says the timeline format offers beneficial tools for businesses. “We’ve seen this before,” he said. “Every four months or six months,… Continue Reading Business Facebook pages switch to timeline today, but it’s all good, consultant says

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Facebook warns employers of privacy issues

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When employers demand Facebook passwords from prospective employees, its an invasion of privacy that could leave a company open to legal liabilities, Facebook officials warn. The social networking company is also threatening legal action against those who violate its long-standing policy against sharing passwords… Read more at the Denver Post

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