Ho! Ho! Ho! — #Ho!

Image: Andreas Rentz / Getty Images We’ll be taking a holiday break here at the 435 Digital blog. To spread a little cheer I’m presenting a few clips from the top 15 holiday  movies of all time as voted by Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye readers....

Facebook Timeline demystified

The Chicago Tribune’s Tribune Media Group has been working with CBS-2 Chicago News to help viewers understand changes in various social media platforms. This morning, the Chicago Tribune’s Tracy  Schmidt discussed Facebook’s new Timeline feature and what...

Reddit: Smarty Pants? Meet Mister Splashy Pants!

Some friends of mine have been having success getting attention for their videos, blogs and other creations on Reddit, a social news website. In this short TED talk from 2009, Alexis Ohanian, the founder of reddit, talks about the power of the Internet  to determine...

What’s my meme?

These are choice days for memes, which Wikipedia defines as A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of...

Pew: We use social networks to say hello

We’re not  going social on the Internet to buy stuff. We’re going social to say hello to family and friends. So if you’re a small business  talking with customers on social networks remember why they are there and see how your offerings can help them  better say...