Stories by Sarah Day Owen

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Create virtual pin boards

Imagine if there were a place to easily collect images you spot online to stick onto a virtual page. That's the appeal of Pinterest.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Foursquare aids out-of-town visitors' explorations

While out of town, Foursquare served as a guide to the city for unique places to dine.
By Sarah Day Owen

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ga. politican namesake of carrier used in bin Laden burial

Carl Vinson, the namesake of the nuclear-powered carrier used in the North Arabian Sea for bin Laden's burial, was a prolific Georgia politician from Milledgeville.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wedding has implications for social media

The royal wedding is shaping up as a serious social media event, starting with the event's stream on YouTube.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Google answers Facebook's 'like' with '+1' feature

Possibly Google's answer to the growing reach of Facebook "like" buttons, the search engine giant revealed a new project Wednesday: +1.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Facebook Questions are now posted in newsfeed

I was less than impressed about the last incarnation of Facebook Questions, as I wrote in July. But it seems like they got it right this time.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New services allow group text messages

I was thrilled to hear the buzz coming from the SXSW Interactive Festival about group messaging services as the new big thing.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Take precautions before your phone goes missing

I didn't realize how unprepared I was for my phone to be stolen (or lost) until it happened. There are precautions you can take, but you must act before your phone is gone.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Facebook pages take ideas from profiles

You may notice your favorite local business page commenting as only profiles have been able to before on Facebook.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

Options let users control who they see on Facebook

After being invited to a "Facebook is hiding you" event page on the social network, I realized there are a lot of misconceptions. Here's how to navigate and optimize the way you view posts on ...
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

Google to offer a more social search engine

Google has announced a more social search, which will give users more personalized results.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

Free iPhone apps can be fun, useful

Here are some of the free apps I've downloaded and tried that are worth a look (and if you don't like them, you're not out any money):
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

Facebook Deals can be money-saving tool

Facebook is rolling out Deals to Places, and it just got easier to find one near you. Remember to use safe practices while taking advantage of location-based network perks.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Goals will determine if group or page is best

If you're debating whether you should create a page or a group for your organization, here's what you need to know based on your goal for a Facebook presence.
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

An Android or iPhone, which would you pick?

After several months of rumors, the Verizon iPhone was finally announced Tuesday. Would you get it?
By Sarah Day Owen

Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011

What trends will you follow in 2011?

Twitter and tech publications have been buzzing about the Consumer Electronics Show. CES is the time for tech companies and mobile- service providers to showcase some of the cool things they'll be ...
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011

Skype joins mobile video calling game

You may be familiar with FaceTime, the video calling program for the iPhone and other Apple products. Now, Skype is joining in.  
By Sarah Day Owen

Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010

Travel site lets friends rate locations

Taking a trip soon? TripAdvisor, a travel site that has reviews of hotels, restaurants and other vacation-related spots, is getting a lot of buzz for its Facebook integration.
By Sarah Day Owen

Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Facebook is a resource for nonprofits

Facebook pages are a basic Web presence for organizations and a potential gold mine for nonprofits. Here are a couple of tips Facebook suggests, with my additions.
By Sarah Day Owen

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Facebook, Etsy combine to find gifts

Looked everywhere and still can't find the perfect gift? Try Etsy. is a site that sells handmade and vintage items.
By Sarah Day Owen
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