Eileen Brown

Eileen Brown is a social media consultant and advisor who has been working with collaborative technologies for over 20 years.

Latest Posts

Micro-emailing: The 2009 email brevity challenge

I've had several discussions with my Twitter pals over the last year about how being forced to fit our thoughts into 140 characters or less has made us slightly more succinct elsewhere. For me, quite frankly, that is a miracle.

December 29, 2008 by Jennifer Leggio


FriendFeed, Twitter address URL redirection risks; Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace lag behind

When I compiled my crowdsourced 2009 predictions earlier this month, several people shared with me the same forethought: URL redirection leveraged by phishers could create a bottoming out of sorts for Twitter. The concern is that masked URLs could lead to stolen data or drive-by-malware, making it too late for the poor user who clicks the link once he or she figure out what happened.

December 29, 2008 by Jennifer Leggio


Social media and traditional business mores

* Jennifer Leggio is on vacationGuest editorial by Don MacVittieThere is much speculation about how social media is changing business communications, but what are the identifiable differences, and how can they be marshaled in a constricted business environment?Imagine a store with a string of expletives on a sign out front next to another storefront with risque propositions on its sign, and a third with political slogans for one party or the other.

December 23, 2008 by Jennifer Leggio