Social Pro Files: An interview with Maggie Silver from the CDC

We recently had the opportunity to interview Maggie Silver, Health Communication Specialist for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Maggie  is a Social Pro, so we wanted to share this entire interview with everyone.  Enjoy! How did the idea to create ‘preparedness 101’ for a zombie[…]

Social Media ‘To Die For’: Preparing for a zombie apocalypse

What makes  the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta more approachable, and more effective at one of its core missions?  A  hoard of zombies. When CDC staff from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response asked Twitter users what types of emergencies they were prepared for, answers citing tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes[…]

Get the feel of Facebook’s new timeline

The new look & feel coming to Facebook can’t come soon enough for me.  That’s why I’ve been using it for months — in an application called Flipboard. Flipboard bills itself as the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of  content shared using traditional print media, Flipboard takes online content from social media sites, blogs, and online[…]

Social Science: Your shared links are short lived on social networks

We’d like to think that the links we share on social networks have a life of their own.  However, the links we share on social networks have a half-life shorter than the North American mayfly. While a mayfly can live for up to 24 hours, most of the energy behind the links you share on[…]