Can Better Privacy Help Google+ Take Down Facebook?

Lou T.

Many might say that if you’re not on Facebook, you’re out of the loop. With over 700 million users, it certainly takes the cake for social networking popularity—and ubiquity. But, Google wants a piece of the pie. They recently launched their new social network, Google+ and from what I’ve read about it, it’s everything you love about Facebook, minus everything you hate.MORE…

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What Does Facebook’s New Photo Sharing App Mean for the Facebook Community?

Lou T.

News leaked today that Facebook will soon release a photo sharing app for iOS. The app is being described as a mix of just about every photo sharing app out there. But why will the app be successful? Not because it will be better than any of the apps currently available (Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc.), but simply because it’s a Facebook creation … a Facebook photo creation.MORE…

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The Personalized Products Trend: “It’s Mine and I Want It Now!”

Lou T.

On most days, my daily routine is quite simple: I wake up, brush my teeth, toss on some clothes and my shoes, grab my books, throw in my iPod and sprint to class (stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way to grab some coffee).

Sounds rather unremarkable, right?MORE…

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Summer Reflections

Lou T.

It’s my last day at Communispace, and I was charged with writing a blog post “reminiscing” about my summer. Truthfully, I’m not a very sentimental guy. I mean, sure, I cried at the end of Where the Red Fern Grows, and I’m never shy to express my love for the Red Sox, but other than that … well, it’s just not my thing.MORE…

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Can McDonald’s Pull Off "Local"?

Lou T.

Local is all the rage right now. Everywhere I turn, I see restaurants and stores pitching their food as locally grown and sold. I think this is pretty fantastic (though it certainly can get out of hand—I recently saw a “locally raised and organically fed filet of rabbit with a side of natural root of summer squash and a home-grown fat of pig garnish”), so I was especially intrigued when I saw that McDonald’s has recently launched a “locally sourced” food campaign in Washington state.MORE…

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Old Spice’s "Man Your Man Could Smell Like" Campaign is Fantastic

Lou T.

Old Spice has been getting all sorts of praise for its “Man your man could smell like” advertising campaign. The premise is simple: jacked dude explains to women that if their men used Old Spice, they could smell like him—while all the while he is shirtless doing amazing feats (and riding horses… backwards). It’s cracked me up from the start and is absolutely brilliant in its absurdity. Understandably, the ads were instantly viral.MORE…

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BP Cares (about how much you think they care)

Lou T.

Besides catching up on sports scores and Blake Lively’s relationship status, I don’t really do as good of a job keeping up with the news as I should. Even in my self-centered shell, though, I’ve been hearing a lot about the BP Oil spill. It’s a terrible tragedy, not only for the environment and Gulf-area businesses, but also for BP’s Public Relations department. With public opinion of the company dropping faster than BP’s stock prices, it’s all but certain that the PR damage to the company is going to stick around long after the oil is finally cleared from the Gulf.MORE…

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