Earlier this month, The Dachis Group launched the Social Business Index, a compilation of data that illustrates how social or influential brands are online.

As our world becomes more technology-dependent and interconnected, surfing the Internet as a private individual has become more and more difficult. Take a minute to think about it.

This week has certainly been a crazy one here at the DC office. On Tuesday, central Virginia was hit by a 5.9 earthquake and several aftershocks. After evacuating (from our building's top floor, no less) the RepEquity team gathered outside and turned to our phones for more information.

Tripp Donnelly, CEO of RepEquity, and Huard Smith, President of RepEquity are candidates for a panel at next year's SXSW Interactive Conference, which is being held March 9-1