Melissa Appel

Ask the Internet: Combining Search and Social Networking to Find Answers

Before the Internet, when you had a question about what you should do in a certain situation, you’d pick up the phone and call your best friend, or your mother, or your brother, and ask for advice. If you needed to know the best way to replace the flush valve in your toilet, you’d call someone who’s handy. If you needed a recipe for chicken soup you’d call your grandmother

Who Should Be Worried About Google+?

When Google+ came on the scene at the beginning of July, the early adopters were all over it, but they were skeptical. We all remember Wave and Buzz, which didn’t quite hit the mark. This time though, the general opinion is optimistic, and the conversation has turned from “should competitors be worried” to “WHICH competitors should be worried.” Of course the first reports of Google+ was that it’s trying to