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Enjoy the Holidays with this Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog (sometimes Egg Nog) is a traditional element of the Christmas Season. The exact origins of eggnog are unknown, but by the 1600's it was popular in Europe and England, where the aristocracy would drink the sweet, creamy mixture with Brandy or Wine. Due to the taxes on imports, American Colonists turned to Rum from the Caribbean. When the American Revolutionary War disrupted all coastal activity, domestic whiskey and bourbon was substituted, resulting in the recipes and varieties we all enjoy today.

“Social Media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.” – Brian Solis

In 2007, Brian Solis published an article discussing the current state of Social Media. In it, he posits that technology will continue to change and evolve, but the future of marketing, and by corollary social media, is about sociology. Marketers must concentrate on how people and businesses and communities can and do interact. It's all about relationships.

Do Social Networks Have an Obligation to Remove Hateful Content?

Americans and the World at large have watched and been stunned as more and more groups have rioted and killed over a video that was posted to YouTube.

On Friday, Sept. 14 the White House asked that the video be removed. According to Mashable, "The Obama administration has "reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use," Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council, told the Washington Post on Friday."

Welcome to The Social Media Hat!

The purpose of The Social Media Hat is to help small business owners who already wear one too many hats. If you're like most small business owners, you're in charge of your daily business operations, as well as accounting, human resources, legal, maintenance, IT, customer service, sales and even sometime therapist. One top of all that, you're expected to know how to market and promote your business.

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