The Big Social Media Time Suck And How To Stop It

The following is a guest post.

Social media can suck up all your time, especially if you don’t plan ahead or follow the mistakes that many beginners make. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. With the following tips you could soon find social media working for your business and giving you the time for other – often more important – areas.

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You need to spend time on your business, not all on social media.

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The Drill Down 243: Beware The Net (preview)

This week, a bushel of Apple headlines, including revealing evidence in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial;  how a tech reporter’s online identity was demolished through a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.
Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million– & their entire paypoint infrastructure– in Square payments.

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The Drill Down 242: Occupy ISP (preview)

This week, we talk about Google’s plan to put Gigabit Fiber in every home, beginning with Kansas City. And we look at the 2012 London Olympics, a games so far fraught with technical challenges and social media disputes.

But first, the headlines…Rumored launch dates for the next Apple iPhone and the rumored iPad Mini, Verizon can’t charge extra for tethering, Microsoft launches Outlook.com, and Digg relaunches!

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The Drill Down 241: Covering a Tragedy (preview)

This week, we examine social media’s reaction to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, plans to relaunch Digg, Why a buyout of your favorite startup means it’s probably toast, Nexus 7‘s overwhelming demand,  Apple‘s Mountain Lion launch, Apple vs. Samsung pt. 287, and why you’ll need new dock connectors for your Apple devices.

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The Drill Down 240: Digg’s Downfall, Yahoo’s Hope (preview)

This week, we explore how Digg went from the king of social news to cashing out for half a million dollars. Then we discuss the transition of one of Google’s top executives, Marissa Meyer, to becoming the new CEO of Yahoo, and whether it’s enough to save the flailing company.

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The Drill Down 197 – Social Media & The London Riots

 

This week we discuss Sony missing the holiday window for their PS Vita launch, Google’s first self-driving vehicle crash (kind of), Anonymous hacks the Syrian Defense Ministry site, Digg launches a new feature called Newswire, Nokia ends Symbian development in the US for Windows Mobile, Facebook launches a new mobile messaging service, Apple (briefly) becomes the world’s most valuable company, Gizmodo’s name is cleared from prototype iPhone 4 theft, Amazon does an end-run around Apple’s iOS app restrictions with a web-based Kindle reader, and Anonymous vows to kill Facebook.

Later we discuss the Greater London Riots and how Social Media has been used to both aid conspirators to coordinate their actions and help peacekeeping forces to identify looters. We also discuss further volleys in the patent wars as Microsoft & Google play the blame game, and Apple blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Europe.

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The Drill Down 178 – AT&T +1

This week, Tom and Andy make up for two weeks lost time, and do it in whirlwind fashion.

Tom wraps up highlights of his trip to CTIA Wireless. We discuss ICANN’s approval of the .XXX domain, New York Times’ paywall, Showtime’s decision to pull future shows from Netflix, the release of Firefox 4,  Amazon’s online Cloud Player, and Google’s +1 social recommendation button.

Later, we discuss AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile, and the ramifications it has for the mobile industry, and we finish off the show with a brief discussion of the future of Digg following Founder Kevin Rose’s departure.

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