5 Social Media Trends to Watch Right Now

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With social media itself an exponentially growing trend that’s here to stay, many…

In Defense of Facebook

  The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. All eyes are on Facebook. Ever since Facebook revealed Facebook Open Graph, the world’s largest social network has been getting hammered by tech pundits, mainstream media, […]

Dear Foursquare: This Is Not the Right Time to Sell

The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. It’s undeniable: Foursquare has been on fire in a way that no startup since Twitter has come close to achieving. It’s changing the world and acquiring new […]

On Google’s Impending China Decision, and How It Has Lost Its Impact

The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. Two months ago, Google threatened to shut down its China search engine over censorship. Yet until today, its China search engine has stayed up with results still […]