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    Extending Middle-Class Tax Cuts - has anybody seen a similar infographic or explanation on why this is not a good idea?

    Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) - Do you care or do you just fear being left out of the loop? Do you regularly monitor your text messages, Facebook, and/or Twitter because you want to avoid appearing ignorant? Are you looking at your phone when you should be relating to those around you? Are you overwhelmed by all the information coming at you, but can't stop for fear of missing out?

    Building an Engaged Audience - Blogs (and books) use highly valued content to attract and keep readers; since 80% of readers will not read all of it then put the most important information first; since most people scan rather than read then use callouts such as bulleted lists

    Maximizing Millennials - by 2020 46% of workers will be millennials (born between 1976 and 2001); 33% value social media freedom more than salary

    Breakdown of Google Search Results - which social media sites to use to improve your brand's search results

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    Social TV Chart - shows with most social media activity - if all you watch is the opening ceremony for the Olympics then are you really supporting the athletes? if the show with the most activity on the SyFy network is WWE wrestling then how long will it be before it is renamed the Sissy network?

    Etsy MBA - Turning Artists into Entrepreneurs - Etsy brings together a large community of enthusiasts, helps them do something they would like to do, and earns a small fee for their services. Provide value to earn compensation

    Social Impact of Olympic Brand Campaigns -2008 versus 2012 - The internet enables digital entities to expand on an exponential scale, far beyond what individual humans are capable of

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    The Cost of Being Batman - could one person actually develop the skill set needed to be Batman?

    The Importance Of A Fan Base - see list at bottom for steps to growing a fan base (while it is simple, it also is difficult)

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