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STUDY: Facebook Users Aren't Facebook-Exclusive - Posted January 9, 2015
It's no surprise that social network users are multitaskers, but according to new research from ... [AllFacebook]

3Q Digital's 2015 Facebook Predictions - Posted January 6, 2015
Digital marketing agency 3Q Digital shared its predictions for Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Messenger Pre-Installed on New Nokia 215, Nokia 215 Dual SIM Low-Cost Handsets - Posted January 5, 2015
Facebook and Facebook Messenger are among the preinstalled applications on the new ... [AllFacebook]

'FOX & Friends' Asks Twitter What It's 'Over'; Trolling Ensues - Posted December 31, 2014
You'll have to forgive national news anchors when it comes to the Twitter. They are still using tube monitors and flip phones, so they can be a little slow in figuring out how it all works. Case in point: FOX... [FishbowlDC]

Pixe Social, CEA Team Up to Allow CES 2015 Attendees to Share Photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - Posted December 29, 2014
Social marketing solutions developer Pixe Social announced a partnership with the ... [AllFacebook]

Verizon Wireless to Kick Off NFL Video Clips on Facebook - Posted December 23, 2014
Just in time for the National Football League postseason, the league is teaming up with Facebook to post short ... [AllFacebook]

BREAKING: Justine Sacco Has 'Really Suffered' Since AIDS Tweet - Posted December 23, 2014
We at PRNewser often use the breaking news line as a joke, but this "no kidding" ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Role in Travel Advertising - Posted December 22, 2014
Aside from shopping... [AllFacebook]

NewsWhip Announces 2014 Whippies Winners; HuffPost Takes Facebook Gold - Posted December 18, 2014
Social media news aggregator NewsWhip announced the winner... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Instagram Crushes Twitter in Engagement - Posted December 17, 2014
When Instagram topped the 300 million-user mark earlier thi... [AllFacebook]

Fan Girls Are the Key to Social Media Success - Posted December 16, 2014
The best social media moments are often mixed with great live television. Add some pop music to the mix and it's a given that people will be tweeting about it. Z100's annual Jingle Ball is one of those moments. The recorded concert will air on the CW on December 1... [AllFacebook]

NBA TV Tops 5M Facebook Likes - Posted December 12, 2014
NBA TV, the ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: 40% of Facebook Accounts that Represent Fortune 100 Brands Are Unauthorized - Posted December 10, 2014
On average, some 40 percent of Facebook accounts claiming to represent ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Users Love Their MTV - Posted December 10, 2014
Users of Facebook and other social networks want their MTV a... [AllFacebook]

Rolling Stone Revises Apology as Backlash Against its Handling of Rape Story Grows - Posted December 8, 2014
In order to change the current culture and systems that allow colleges and universities to systematically fail victims of sexual assault in the name of self-preservation and rosier PR, many things must take place -- not the least of which is the spreading of awareness of such egregious failur... [FishbowlDC]

Daniel Graf's Departure from Twitter May Cause Dark Cloud of PR for CEO - Posted December 8, 2014
Meet Daniel Graf. The guy is kind of a big deal in the world tech. In this interview from Engadget last year, he was talking about his latest contribution to the Interweb and your phone --... [FishbowlDC]

Re-Slung: Facebook Revamps Slingshot App - Posted December 5, 2014
Facebook announced a thorough revamp of its Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application, including ... [AllFacebook]

The Social Media Woes of Police Departments - Posted December 4, 2014
Social media has been a place for people to voice their outrage over the recent events in Ferguson Mo. and New York. So it makes sense that police departments are also turning to social platforms where their communities are voicing displeasure. However, both the St. Louis County Police and ... [AllFacebook]

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Notable Defenders on Twitter - Posted December 4, 2014
(Photo Credit: Getty / Source: NYDailyNews.com) More than twenty women have now accused Bill Cosby of sexual misbehavior. Yesterday one of those women ... [FishbowlDC]

SnapStream DVR Users Can Upload TV Screenshots, Video Clips Directly to Facebook - Posted December 3, 2014
Digital-video-recorder and TV-search company SnapStream, which brings "DVR on steroids" functionality to PCs and Macs, introduced several social features,... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Amazon Dominates Black Friday, Cyber Monday on Facebook, Twitter - Posted December 2, 2014
The big winner in the 2014 editions of Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

How Weight Watchers Is Using People-Powered Marketing and Winning - Posted December 2, 2014
Last month at the WOMMA Summit, Crowdtap and Weight Watchers shared their experience working together to put "people-powered marketing" to use. Both organizations are seeing results. And why shouldn't they? Millennials love brands more than any other generation, but they also think they have the power to dete... [AllFacebook]

Today Was the Most Social Cyber Monday Ever - Posted December 1, 2014
This year's Cyber Monday online shopping event was the most social ever, according to social media management platform Spredfast. Conversation about #CyberMonday was up 75 percent on Twitter compared to last year. However, social media chatter about Cyber Monday is still lower than B... [AllFacebook]

BLACK FRIDAY: Socialbakers Maps Out Instagram, Twitter Activity in Real-Time - Posted November 25, 2014
Social media analytics platform Soc... [AllFacebook]

Twitter CFO Doesn't Understand How Twitter Works - Posted November 25, 2014
(Source: Brian Ach/Getty Images) In most cases, the surest sign of excellent internal communications is a team's ability to fully advocate for and support the brand in any situation. Do people from Disney have a hard time discussing magic? Do employees ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Commerce Platform Shoppost Sets Up Shop on Amazon Webstore - Posted November 24, 2014
The Shoppost social commerce platform from Zantler is now available for ... [AllFacebook]

National Media Runs with Fake Lisa Bonet Tweet About Cosby - Posted November 24, 2014
Remember her? For years, she was seen on posters in pre-pubescent boys' school lockers. Lately, she may as well be seen on milk cartons because Lisa Bonet has not made much of an appearance beyond a guest spot on Portlandia and the whole "getting married to Khal Drogo" thing. Of course, now that... [FishbowlDC]

The New York Times Experienced Premature Publication on Keystone XL - Posted November 20, 2014
The New York Times just can't catch a break. The editors of the Old Grey Lady have serious sight problems, as noted with this unfortunate front page drama and ... [FishbowlDC]

Dave & Busters Can't Even Do Racism Right on #TacoTuesday - Posted November 19, 2014
From Del Taco to Rosa's Cafe to Taco Bell, no one really knows the source -- but #TacoTuesday is a thing known to kids (and parents looking for a quick bargain) across this great land of ... [FishbowlDC]

Gain Users Gain the Ability to Mass-Edit, Perform Bulk Actions with Facebook Posts - Posted November 19, 2014
Social media management tool Gain added new features aimed at its enterprise customers, including the ability to mass-edit posts on Facebook, as well as to perform bulk actions and set up multiple approval rounds. ... [AllFacebook]

Dove Tops the Debut Edition of The Love List from Hootsuite - Posted November 19, 2014
Social media users love Dove, as ... [AllFacebook]

80% of Active Daily Twitter Users Are Mobile and International - Posted November 18, 2014
Yesterday we posted about what happens in a Twitter minute. Ultimately, the infographic shows Twitter's growth since going public a year ago. The site has gained more than 80 million monthly active users over the past year, and according to the Si... [AllFacebook]

Beta Release of Adobe Social App Allows Marketers to Handle Facebook, Twitter Campaigns - Posted November 18, 2014
Adobe, a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Ads, Boosted Posts Narrowing Gap on Organic Posts - Posted November 17, 2014
Marketers on Facebook were already starting to ramp up their paid ads and ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Data @Scale Boston - Posted November 17, 2014
Facebook hosted Data @Scale Boston... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Emphasizes User Numbers To Drive Traffic, Lure Investors - Posted November 14, 2014
Twitter talked up the hundreds of millions of users it has at its first Analyst Day. Not just the "284 million active registered users" but the "500 million unique visitors," what the company calls "logged out" users. CEO ... [GalleyCat]

How theScore Keeps Growing Its Facebook Page - Posted November 14, 2014
TheScore was mobile-first back before everyone knew you had to be mobile first. Now, the sports publisher has around 9.2 million monthly active users. As a digital publisher, that means they are focusing on growing their social presence, too. In May, they had 140,000 fans on Fa... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: 75% of Social Media Users Who Interact with Ads Would Do So with Facebook Mobile Ads - Posted November 14, 2014
With the holiday shopping season fast approachi... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Average Fortune 100 Brand Has 320 Social Media Accounts - Posted November 14, 2014
The average Fortune 100 brand has 320 social media accounts, u... [AllFacebook]

Shipping Up to Boston: Facebook Boston Celebrates One-Year Anniversary, Hosts Data @Scale Boston - Posted November 11, 2014
Facebook is Boston strong this week, as the social network is celebrating the one-year annive... [AllFacebook]

Cloud Computing Veteran Shawn Douglass Joins Facebook PMD Unified - Posted November 11, 2014
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and marketing cloud technology provider ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: 74% of Online Shoppers Are Unlikely to Share Purchases to Facebook - Posted November 10, 2014
Facebook is the social network most shoppers tu... [AllFacebook]

SURVEY: If Users Are Forced to Choose Between Facebook and Twitter, Twitter Loses - Posted November 10, 2014
The good news for Facebook in a recent survey by survey creator Survata is that if regular users of both social network were hypothetically forced to choose between keeping only Facebook or ... [AllFacebook]

'National Geographic' Dominates Publishers in October in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Actions - Posted November 6, 2014
National Geographic blew away the competition in October according to the... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Security @Scale 2014 - Posted November 6, 2014
Facebook hosted Security @Scale 2014 at its headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Dallas Cowboys Should Reconsider This London Social Media Strategy - Posted November 5, 2014
I am a proud Texan. I am also a (semi) proud Dallas Cowboys homer. That said, Rich Dalrymple, legendary PR chieftain of the aforementioned football team, should really consider firing his entire social media team because digital campaigns are just not their th... [FishbowlDC]

CNBC Survey Respondents Trash Facebook - Posted November 4, 2014
Respondents to a recent survey conducted by ... [AllFacebook]

NPR Issues Social Media Reminder to Employees on Election Day - Posted November 4, 2014
We first read about this NPR reminder on JimRomenesko.com and it's worth repeating not only for Election Day but for any other day as well. While many HR policies ... [MediaJobsDaily]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Rules 3Q Social Logins - Posted October 31, 2014
Facebook maintained its social login dominance i... [AllFacebook]

Four Ways for Pages to Prepare for Facebook's Nov. 5 Like-Gate Ban - Posted October 31, 2014
By now, you've surely heard about the Facebook like-gate ban that will go into effect Nov. 5. If you somehow missed it, here's a quick r... [AllFacebook]

Vidpresso Powers Addition of Facebook Posts, Tweets to Narendra Modi Speech Broadcast - Posted October 30, 2014
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra... [AllFacebook]

Facebook PMD SocialFlow Rolls Out SocialFlow for Agencies Saas Offering - Posted October 30, 2014
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer... [AllFacebook]

Pilot Passes Sobriety Test; Airline Grounds Passenger for Tweeting - Posted October 29, 2014
We've heard about employers slapping the wrist on employees for scribing questionable tweets but in a recent case, an airline sent a passenger packing when she tweeted about one of its employees. Namely, the pilot. According to ... [MediaJobsDaily]

REPORT: Facebook Accounts for 22.36% of Overall Social Referrals to Sites in 3Q - Posted October 27, 2014
Despite a slight decline during the third quarter of 2014, Facebook was still responsible for nearly one-quarter of social ... [AllFacebook]

Sickweather App Now Available for Android - Posted October 24, 2014
Sickweather, the ... [AllFacebook]

Israeli Tech Start-up Spot.IM Enables Publishers To Turn Visitors Into a Community - Posted October 24, 2014
The creators of Tel Aviv-based Spot.IM say that their free platform, now currently in Beta, can turn any website into its own social network, thus greatly diminishing the need and reliance on external, social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others. Foun... [10,000 Words]

REPORT: Mobile Ad Budgets for Facebook, Twitter Soar in 3Q - Posted October 23, 2014
Mobile ad budgets on Facebook and Twitter among the clients of ... [AllFacebook]

Why Gwyneth Paltrow Is to Blame for Whisper's Failure as a Media Source - Posted October 22, 2014
Earlier this summer, Whisper -- the creepers app that allows people to send and receive meme-ified messages anonymously -- wanted to become a viable news source. The idea: if you have real, possibly unflattering news to share and don't want to be outed by the soothsayers at TMZ, you post it on... [FishbowlDC]

#WakeUpSelfies to Invade Your Facebook News Feeds Like the Virtual Undead! - Posted October 22, 2014
Warning! Zombies are continuing to dominate our popular culture. And, beyond The Walking Dead or ... [AllFacebook]

Nuvi Adds Real-Time Conversation Feed; Post Scheduling to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter - Posted October 22, 2014
Real-time social media listening and reporting solution Nuvi added a real-time conversation feed and ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Do Conservatives and Liberals Differ in Their Facebook Activity? - Posted October 21, 2014
The U.S. political spectrum can, for the most part, be divided in... [AllFacebook]

Shaquille O'Neal, Toys "R" Us #PlayItForward for Toys for Tots - Posted October 16, 2014
Shaq's back: Retired National Basketball Association legend ... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Avoid (at All Costs) Sites that Promise to Let You Hack Other Facebook Users - Posted October 15, 2014
Once again, Facebook users are reminded to stay very far away from websites and applications that claim to enable them to hack other users' accounts, as ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Job Seekers Turn to Facebook, But Recruiters Still Favor LinkedIn - Posted October 15, 2014
Social recruiting solution Jobvite released the seventh version of its annual ... [AllFacebook]

Fsearch Provides Alternative to Search Feature in Facebook's iOS App - Posted October 14, 2014
Facebook users who are unhappy with the search feature in the ... [AllFacebook]

The Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014 (Part 3) - Posted October 14, 2014
There are numerous PR blogs on this World Wide Web, many of which we highly recommend you book... [FishbowlDC]

The Guardian Wonders Whether Twitter Will Grow Up to Be a 'PR Platform' - Posted October 13, 2014
Jane Martinson of The Guardian wrote an interesting piece yesterday about the departure of Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller. It's really yet another attempt... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Gamers Prefer Facebook - Posted October 10, 2014
Facebook is the social network of choice among both console gamers and mobile gamers, according to the latest ... [AllFacebook]

SOCIAL LOGINS: Strong 3Q for Facebook - Posted October 8, 2014
Facebook's share of social logins rose 2 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter, to 46 percent, driven largely by a 9 percent bump-up in the entertainment category, according ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Web Track - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and software engineer Tom Occhino shared ... [AllFacebook]

DHL Ripped for Facebook Post Using Severely Injured F1 Driver Jules Bianchi - Posted October 6, 2014
There are countless ways for brands on Facebook to entice users to like their ... [AllFacebook]

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Launch of Its Revamped Atlas Ad Platform - Posted September 29, 2014
Facebook took a major step toward achieving its goals of making sure its users see advertising that is relevant to them -- no matter which devices they are using, and even when they are not on the social network itself -- and of allowing advertiser... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Q&A to Precede 'Dateline' Season Premiere - Posted September 26, 2014
The season premiere of NBC newsmagazine ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Marketers Eye Social, Particularly Facebook, for 2014 Holiday Season - Posted September 26, 2014
It's never too early for retailers and other brands on Facebook to begin preparing for the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook PMD SocialFlow Bolsters Publishers Product - Posted September 24, 2014
SocialFlow, a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Sharewall Launches Artificial-Intelligence Engine - Posted September 23, 2014
Sharewall, which allows users to access content that would otherwise be locked behind paywalls by using sharing on Facebook and other social networks as currency, announced Tuesday that... [AllFacebook]

The New York Times Agrees: Shonda Rhimes Not An 'Angry Black Woman' - Posted September 22, 2014
Here's a topical reminder that words matter on the editorial side, too. Twitter blew up -- as it tends to do -- this weekend thanks to a... [FishbowlDC]

The New York Times Agrees: Shonda Rhimes Not An 'Angry Black Woman' - Posted September 22, 2014
Here's a topical reminder that words matter on the editorial side, too. Twitter blew up -- as it tends to do -- this weekend thanks to a... [GalleyCat]

TuneCore Debuts Facebook Audio Recognition - Posted September 17, 2014
Digital music-distribution service TuneCore introduced two new tools to bring its artists in harmony with Face... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Open-Sources mcrouter Memcached Protocol Router - Posted September 15, 2014
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it is ... [AllFacebook]

TODO: Facebook Spearheads Launch of Open-Source Collaboration - Posted September 15, 2014
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it teamed up with companies including ... [AllFacebook]

Quintly Debuts Competitive Feed Analytics - Posted September 12, 2014
Social analytics provider Q... [AllFacebook]

Baylor Is No. 1 in Unified's College Football Poll, in Terms of Facebook Engagement - Posted September 12, 2014
The 2014 college football season is in full swing, with teams already moving up a... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Reaction Was Neutral to iPhone 6 Announcement - Posted September 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_203337" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Are they bored at the iPhone 6 or is their livestream not working?[/caption] A mere six minutes after Apple unveiled the next generation of iPhones, there were already almost 120,000 tweets about the new devices. According to data from social media monitoring platform ... [AllFacebook]

Twitpic Folds After Twitter Threat - Posted September 4, 2014
The popular photo-sharing host Twitpic announced today that it will be shuttering the six-year-old service on September 25. Twitpic founder Noah Everett was not shy about the reason for the sudden shut-down: Twitter. "A few weeks ago Twitter contacted our legal dem... [AllFacebook]

Facebook SPMD SocialCode Announces Exclusive Partnership with Percolate - Posted September 4, 2014
Marketing solutions provider SocialCode, a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

CeeLo Leaves Twitter, Loses TV Show After Insensitive Rape Comments - Posted September 3, 2014
CeeLo Green did not have a good weekend. After pleading "no contest" to slipping ecstasy into a date's drink, the singer took to Twitter to share his own completely despicable defini... [FishbowlDC]

Is Live Snapchat Worth a Thousand Hashtags? - Posted September 2, 2014
You may have noticed a new "Live" option in your Snapchat updates this weekend, but the creative potential of the new feature is still unfolding. The popular social messaging app announced Friday that they are expanding their ... [AllFacebook]

Vine Aims for Instagram with Update Onslaught - Posted August 27, 2014
It seems as if there is no end in sight to the competition between two popular video-sharing social media platforms -- and their parents. ... [AllFacebook]

140 Proof Granted Patent for 'Targeting Users Based on Persona Data' - Posted August 26, 2014
Social-data and ad-targeting platform 140 Proof announced that it has been granted what one of its advisors refer... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Report Card for Retailers' Back-to-School Efforts on Facebook, Twitter - Posted August 26, 2014
Which major retailers have generated the most ... [AllFacebook]

iPhone App Sickweather Taps Public Facebook, Twitter Posts to Tell Users Where Kids Have the Flu - Posted August 26, 2014
With school starting up again, what if parents had an application that mined public posts on Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Facebook, Twitter Factored Into Discussions on Government Surveillance - Posted August 26, 2014
What role did social networks such as Facebook and Twitter play in discussions about ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014 - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook released the agenda for its @Scale 2014 conferenc... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is No. 5 on Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values - Posted August 22, 2014
Facebook placed fifth on the 2014 list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

Court: Facebook Likes Are Not Property - Posted August 21, 2014
Facebook likes can be viewed any number of ways, but according to a federal court judge in Florid... [AllFacebook]

A Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Summer? The Too-Early Trend Making Us Crazy - Posted August 21, 2014
As has been made abundantly clear in previous posts about the pumpkin spice marketing craze, this PRNewser writer loves Fall. Like, really, real... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Slings Out Update to Slingshot App - Posted August 19, 2014
Facebook released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wins Positive Press for His Perfect Definition of Feminism - Posted August 15, 2014
The word "feminism" can be a touchy one, especially given the wildly-varying definitions out there, and celebrities often seem particularly wary of stating their allegiance (or lack-thereof) to the concept. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, however, has no such qualms. In a recent... [FishbowlDC]

How Zelda Williams Will Change Twitter's Troll Policy - Posted August 14, 2014
A while back, we offered a '5 Things' post about "How to exterminate Internet trolls." Apparently, some of you didn't get the memo because something really (expletive) awful happened to the grieving Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams. ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things Your CEO (And You) Should Never Post on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2014
Have you ever wondered what you should or shouldn't say online if you made it to the big leagues one day? Being a leader means ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Social Media Is Winning PR War for Anti-Fracking Groups - Posted August 12, 2014
We've written frequently about the PR war over hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" -- a... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: 84 Percent Claim Facebook Offers Can Influence a Purchasing Decision - Posted August 12, 2014
According to a new study by G/O Digital, when people want to find out more about a ... [AllFacebook]

What Apps and Features Do Page Admins Use to Post to Their Facebook Pages? - Posted August 11, 2014
Not surprisingly, most ... [AllFacebook]

How Little America Cares About War in Iraq as Seen on LIVE with Kelly & Michael - Posted August 11, 2014
ICYMI: Kate Upton is easy on the eyes. At least, that's what the cool kids say. I'm married so my eyes were removed years ago (Hey baby). Anyhow, Upton provides a ratings spike to most shows as you can imagine. Such was the case for LIVE with Kelly & Michael... [FishbowlDC]

5 Social Media Mistakes PR People Should Avoid - Posted August 5, 2014
It wasn't too long ago that Justin Sacco, former chief communications officer of IAC (parent company of Tinder, Vimeo and OkCupid), ruined a rather cushy gig thanks to one questionable attempt at humor on Twitter. ... [FishbowlDC]

Which Pubs Perform the Best on Social Media? - Posted August 5, 2014
As the media landscape evolves, we're learning that publishers have much more to concentrate on than just putting out good editorial content and having a nice website. Today's media organizations must put strong focus on having a powerful social media presence, as ... [10,000 Words]

CNN's Bill Weir to FOX News: You're a Bunch of 'Willfully Ignorant F*#ksticks.' - Posted August 1, 2014
Unfortunately, this really is CNN now. It's no secret that national news networks exist on a stepchild familiarity level. They may acknowledge each other at reunions because they are there for the same reason, but when it comes down to... [FishbowlDC]

Sprint's Virgin Mobile Prepaid Service Offering Facebook-Only Data Plan - Posted July 30, 2014
A Facebook-only data plan? It's one of the options being offered by Sprint's ... [AllFacebook]

Don't Buzz Me, Bro: Another Major Plagiarist Bites the Dust - Posted July 28, 2014
Why yes. He did go too far. In what has to be one of the worst trends in journalism today, another national reporter has been fired for plagiarism. This time, it was BuzzFeed's "Viral Politics" guy Benny Johnson... [FishbowlDC]

Where's the LUV? Southwest Airlines Kicks Passenger Off Flight for Tweeting - Posted July 24, 2014
In most circumstances, love (or ... [FishbowlDC]

Nuvi Adds Publishing Capability to Social Media Monitoring and Visualization Platform - Posted July 23, 2014
Real-time social media listening and reporting solution Nuvi added publishing to its arsenal, announcing Wednesday that users of its s... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Continues Social-Login Dominance in 2Q - Posted July 22, 2014
Facebook continued to dominate social logins in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 55 percent of overall social logins and 64 percent of social logins from mobile devices, according to the latest figures from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Improves in ACSI's Latest E-Business Report, Still Trails Other Social Networks - Posted July 22, 2014
The American Customer Satisfaction Index re... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: 23.39% of 2Q Social Referrals from Facebook - Posted July 21, 2014
Facebook accounted for 23.39 percent of social referrals ... [AllFacebook]

WORLD CUP: Kia Motors Overtakes Nike as Top Sponsor on Facebook, Twitter - Posted July 18, 2014
Germany edged Argentina to win the soccer portion of 2014 FIFA World C... [AllFacebook]

Loyalty on Facebook: SocialToaster Joins Izea Exchange - Posted July 18, 2014
Social engagement and ... [AllFacebook]

CW's Supernatural Gets Twitter Trolled in Miraculous Fashion for 'Queer Baiting' - Posted July 18, 2014
The CW (formerly known as the WB because initials are good) isn't exactly known for "quality programming" lately. Back in its heyday, the network was populated with Gilmour Girls, Steve Harvey, the Wayans family (and Jamie Foxx), and Dawson's Creek. Today, not so much. One of its breakthrough-ish hits has been ... [FishbowlDC]

Five Stats to Improve Your Twitter Strategy [Video] - Posted July 16, 2014
Over the last two years, social listening and analytics firm Mention has collected and analyzed over one billion social media mentions. Earlier this month, SocialTimes brought you 5 tips for developing a social mentions strategy. Th... [AllFacebook]

NPR to Employees: 'Retweets Actually Are Endorsements, So Quit It!' - Posted July 11, 2014
Something that has plagued reporters of any ilk for years is the dreaded retweet button. Although they work for a particular network (local or national), they have personal accounts ... and opinions. Thanks to becoming the personification of the TV network, the disclaimer "Retweets are not endorsements" appe... [FishbowlDC]

Digital VOD Release Of Feature Film 'Affluenza' Promoted Via Slingshot Contest - Posted July 9, 2014
Slingshot, the photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter's New CTA: Buy Now, Tweet Later! - Posted July 9, 2014
We discussed it until we exhausted... [GalleyCat]

Four Ways to Become a Social Media Influencer - Posted July 7, 2014
If you're active on social media and want to know how to become an influencer, listen up. According to serial entrepreneur Marc Fischman, there are several key factors to keep in mind. We connected with the CEO and co-founder of Hyperactivate to ge... [MediaJobsDaily]

REPORT: 2Q Rebound For Facebook In Social Logins - Posted July 3, 2014
Facebook reversed a trend of six consecutive quarters of declining market share in social logins, posting a 1.5 percent gain in the second quarter of 2014, according to customer-profile-management technology provider ... [AllFacebook]

Grammer on Grammar: Frasier Corrects Twitter's Atrocious Language - Posted July 3, 2014
The doctor is in: actor Kelsey Grammer announced his arrival in the Twitterverse with the below message on June 30. It has come to my attention that the fine people of @Twitter have an egregious grammar problem. I'm here to help. #KelseyGrammerGrammar -- Kelsey Grammer (@KelseyGrammer) ... [FishbowlDC]

Which Tweet Wins? See If You Can You Out-Predict A Computer - Posted July 2, 2014
If you work in social media, or any online media site really, for very long, you learn that it's hard to predict which post or piece of content will go viral. That doesn't stop people from trying. The latest attempt? The New York Times has the details on a collaboration by three... [10,000 Words]

Bandsintown Manager Is Mobile Music To The Ears Of Artists, Managers On Facebook - Posted July 1, 2014
Music fans have embraced concert-discovery application Bandsintown, and now the company i... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Customer Service Via Facebook Hampered By Companies' Choice Of Platforms - Posted June 26, 2014
A total of 67 percent of companies surveyed by Forrester Research for social customer-service platform ... [AllFacebook]

WORLD CUP: Nike Tops Other Sponsors In Mentions On Facebook, Twitter - Posted June 24, 2014
Just do it? Nike has when it comes to mentions of ... [AllFacebook]

25 Brands Making the Most of Twitter's New GIF Feature - Posted June 23, 2014
Last week the nerds at TechCrunch told us that the new Twitter GIFs aren't really GIFs at all--they're just tiny mp4s on loop with no sound. That's OK, though. We wel... [FishbowlDC]

WPP Will Double Its Spending Budget on Twitter in 2014 - Posted June 23, 2014
In another headline from Cannes-Lions, WPP Grand Poobah Sir Martin Sorrell told the world that he will double ad spending on "The Twitter" (as he may have called it) from $50 mil... [GalleyCat]

Facebook PMD AdParlor Boosts Analytics Offerings - Posted June 20, 2014
Are you looking for a way to maximize your spend on Facebook advertising? ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: R.I.P., Facebook User ... Now What? - Posted June 19, 2014
Facebook may have more than 1.28 billion monthly active users, but ... [AllFacebook]

NewsWhip's New App Brings Users Most-Shared Stories On Facebook, Twitter - Posted June 19, 2014
Social media news aggregator NewsWhip released a new application for ... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: 'Huge Snake Eating A Man Alive' Video Scam Returns To Facebook - Posted June 18, 2014
Those sneaky snakes are at it again, and we're not talking about the ... [AllFacebook]

How 'Exposed' Are You? Social Media-Powered Statement Dress Grows Transparent - Posted June 18, 2014
A common topic of conversation in the political, PR, and marketing spheres is the increasingly-delicate balance between "sharing" on social media and beco... [FishbowlDC]

The Tweetest Cannes Insights, Part One - Posted June 17, 2014
Dear Readers, We know how much you would like to be hanging out at Cannes this week: hitting the beach, sipping some espresso martinis and--most importantly--soaking up the insights fr... [FishbowlDC]

10 Brands That Had the US Team's Back During Its World Cup Win - Posted June 17, 2014
Last night we saw Delta get a bit carried away by its enthusiasm over the American team's 2-1 victory over Ghana and forget that not all African countries includ... [FishbowlDC]

Unmetric Integrated Into Shift Open Marketing Cloud - Posted June 17, 2014
Social intelligence and benchmarking platform Unmetric has been integrated into the ... [AllFacebook]

Which Apps Are Accessing Your Facebook Account? MyPermissions Updates Android App - Posted June 16, 2014
Security outfit MyPermissions released ... [AllFacebook]

Abine Helps Users Tell Facebook, 'DoNotTrackMe' - Posted June 16, 2014
Privacy software provider Abine is targeting Facebook users who were upset by its ... [AllFacebook]

Is Twitter Planning More Changes to Make America Freak Out? - Posted June 12, 2014
Why does anything have to change? It is going to happen, and usually when you least expect it -- change. Things begin to sag. Batteries run out. You have to move. The job doesn't have the "new car" smell anymore. Whatever it takes, ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Will Top Olympics, Super Bowl In Social Buzz - Posted June 11, 2014
Is it possible that a sporting event can tally more social mentions than the ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Social 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Posted June 10, 2014
In the four years between 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and ... [AllFacebook]

Eventblimp Takes Flight With 20M+ Events From Facebook, Other Sources; IOS App - Posted June 10, 2014
Looking for an event to attend? Boulder, Colo.-based startup ... [AllFacebook]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Analytics Combo: EdgeRank Checker Teams Up With Socialbakers - Posted June 9, 2014
Two major providers of Facebook analytics have joined forces, as EdgeRank Checker announced... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Content With Hashtags Added To Google Search Results? - Posted June 6, 2014
Google appears to have incorporated Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Millennials Distrustful of Information on Twitter - Posted June 5, 2014
A recent study appearing in the Springer research journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review found that millennials don't trust information they read in Twitter feeds. The study is the first to examine the effects of social m... [AllFacebook]

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton: We'll Bring Facebook 'Another Billion Users' - Posted June 5, 2014
As soon as the ink dried on Facebook's acquisition of messaging application WhatsApp, industry leaders questioned whether the social network overpaid with its $19 billion buy. So why did Fac... [AllFacebook]

Brands On Facebook Can Scoop Up User-Generated Photos Via Scoopr - Posted June 5, 2014
With more brands turning to user-generated content, and ... [AllFacebook]

Why Are Only 60% of Journalists on Twitter? - Posted June 5, 2014
Can we talk about something? It looks like 2008 is calling and they want their newsrooms back. The American Journalism Review posted a piece this week with the headline "Some Newspapers to Staff: Social Media Isn't Option... [10,000 Words]

Janrain Debuts User-Generated Content Platform - Posted June 3, 2014
User-generated content can be a valuable resource for brand... [AllFacebook]

The Ticker: Revolving Door Edition - Posted May 29, 2014
Job moves from around the Web today: Chris Fry, Twitter's SVP of engineering, steps down. He'll move into an advisory role. Alex Roetter, VP of engineering, steps up to take Fry's place. [TechCrunch] Evan Cohen, chief operating officer, and Holger Luedorf, head of busines... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: RadiumOne Examines Six Myths Of Social Sharing - Posted May 29, 2014
Social advertising company RadiumOne examined si... [AllFacebook]

Mike Deerkoski Joins SocialCode As CTO, SVP - Posted May 28, 2014
Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode has a new chief technology ... [AllFacebook]

Iranian Prosecutor Denies Report That Mark Zuckerberg Was Ordered To Appear In Court - Posted May 28, 2014
Confusion reigns in Iran, as ... [AllFacebook]

Thailand Temporarily Blocks Facebook, Seeks Its Cooperation Along With That Of Instagram, Twitter - Posted May 28, 2014
Facebook was temporarily blocked in Thailand Wednesday in t... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Has A Court Date ... In Iran - Posted May 27, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a court date that he will most likely not be keeping, sinc... [AllFacebook]

ANNUAL MEETING: Jesse Jackson Urges Facebook To Add Minorities To Board, C-Suite - Posted May 23, 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Facebook to include minorities on its board of directors in a brief speech prior to the question-and-an... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mike Hudack On The State Of The Media: 'Someone Should Fix This Shit' - Posted May 22, 2014
Facebook has launched several initiatives aimed at boosting media companies' presence on the social network thus far in 2014 -- ... [AllFacebook]

Pat Sajak to America: 'I'd Like to Buy a Clue About Twitter and Climate Change' - Posted May 22, 2014
For decades, outside of a lapse in judgement to host a talk show (pictured here), Pat Sajak has been one of the most beloved individuals in TV history. How hard is it to develop bad PR asking a woman to exercise h... [FishbowlDC]

Crisp Offers Second Set Of Eyes On Facebook Posts, Tweets From Brands Before They Go Live - Posted May 21, 2014
Brands large and small have hurt themselves with questionable posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter, but what... [AllFacebook]

EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

The Weather Channel Picked a Twitter Fight with the Wrong Texan Yesterday - Posted May 13, 2014
Know your city. Be proud of your city...or pay the consequences, y'all! Ah yes. Things really are bigger in my beloved Lone Star State, including the Twitter fights. Oh, and the bravado of ancillary city council representatives. Now, if you know anything... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL Team Up To Create TrustInAds.org - Posted May 12, 2014
Twitter wants you to be safe from deceptive and malicious online ads - so much so that they've partnered with competitors and big names in tech to bring you TrustInAds.org. Along with Facebook, Google and AOL... [AllTwitter]

Los Angeles Times Bets On Social Sharing With Redesign - Posted May 9, 2014
The Los Angeles Times' website underwent a redesign this week, and the changes included a left-aligned navigation bar, more seamless scrolling movements and ... [10,000 Words]

MomentFeed Offers Easy Access To Ratings, Reviews From Multiple Facebook Pages - Posted May 7, 2014
With ratings and ... [AllFacebook]

ReSnap's Take On Facebook Photo Books Includes Algorithm That Selects Most Popular Photos - Posted May 7, 2014
Nijmegen, Netherlands-based ReSnap offered its own take on ... [AllFacebook]

Has Twitter Entered its Twilight or is it on the Cusp of Greatness? - Posted May 6, 2014
Twitter claims its less-active users reflect a more streamlined experience. The Atlantic, however, has a different theory: "T... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: KLM's Flight Pattern Keeps It Atop Socialbakers' Socially Devoted Index - Posted May 6, 2014
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines once again soared to the top of the quarterly ... [AllFacebook]

Impulse Buying Reaches New Level: Now You Can Add Things to Your Amazon Cart from Twitter - Posted May 6, 2014
As if the "buy with one click" option wasn't dangerous enough, now Amazon is ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Networks and Digital Publishing: Friday Link Round-Up - Posted May 2, 2014
Ah, it's Friday and finally nice out. Which is why I plan on catching up on all the good links and stories I had to breeze through during the work week. Somewhere outdoors, facing the sun, preferably with a morning coffee. Here are some social media themed links I've been thinking... [10,000 Words]

Socialbakers Raises The Facebook Analytics Bar With Socialbakers Analytics V3.0 - Posted May 1, 2014
Social media analytics company Socialbakers beefed up... [AllFacebook]

Understanding User Habits Is the Secret to Understanding Engagement - Posted April 29, 2014
While there is a wealth of data about the amount of sharing, tweeting or interaction that occurs on social networks, it can be a little more difficult to understand why users do what they do. Why are certain retweets popular? What's the primary motivation behind unfriending, or unfollowing Facebook friends and... [AllFacebook]

Why Were You Unfriended On Facebook? - Posted April 29, 2014
The most likely Facebook friends to be ... [AllFacebook]

5 Social TV Stories You May Have Missed - Posted April 25, 2014
From HBO announcing an exclusive deal with Amazon to a Pulsar study showing that Tumblr is a more im... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Teams Up With Storyful To Launch FB Newswire For Journalists, Media Outlets - Posted April 24, 2014
Facebook has become a virtual newsroom of sorts, with a recent study by the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project finding tha... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Dominates Social Network Usage In The Middle East - Posted April 23, 2014
Not surprisingly, Facebook was found to be the dominant social network in the ... [AllFacebook]

Pagemodo Updates Facebook Marketing Platform Aimed At Small Businesses - Posted April 22, 2014
Social marketing platform Pagemodo announced its spring 2014 release, with new feat... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Brands' Auto-Play Videos On Facebook Deliver Strong Engagement In 1Q - Posted April 22, 2014
Facebook caught a great deal of flak when it introduced auto-play videos i... [AllFacebook]

'Veep' Renewed for Fourth Season, Show Prompts Fans to Call Fake Campaign Number - Posted April 21, 2014
HBO's hit political comedy "Veep," which has a knack for weaving social media references about Twitter and Instagram into the show, announced that it's been renewed for a fourth season toda... [Inside 3D Printing News]

REPORT: Facebook Rules 1Q Referral Traffic - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook continued to dominate referral traffic in the first quarter of 2014... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook To Announce Mobile Ad Network Plans At F8 - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook initially began testing a mobile ad network in September 2012, and it began performing a ... [AllFacebook]

When Democracy Falls From The Sky Thanks To Google And Facebook - Posted April 21, 2014
The Internet is the ideal channel through which to publish and circulate photos and videos of atrocities, and it is a place where citizens can organize to better resist and overthrow their oppressors -- that is, provided they can gain access ... [AllFacebook]

Sparksfly Helps Users Manage Their Social Flows - Posted April 16, 2014
The latest solution to help users cut through the clutter of their multiple social media accounts comes from Sparksfly, which a... [AllFacebook]

SocialCode Adds Post Predictions Algorithm To MessageOptics 2.0 Analytics Tool - Posted April 15, 2014
Brands on Facebook: Would you like the ability to accurately predict the lifetime reach and ... [AllFacebook]

SnappyTV Enables Native, One-Tap Playback Of Videos On Facebook, Twitter - Posted April 15, 2014
Cloud-based video-content-production and marketing platform SnappyTV announced that its platform now en... [AllFacebook]

New 'Tweeting Bomb Threats to Airlines' Meme Didn't Last Long - Posted April 15, 2014
Yesterday we tried to write an honest "what would you do?" post about the 14-year-old Dutch teen who tweeted a threat to American Airlines claiming to be involved with "Al Qaida" and promising to do "something big." While most agreed that American overreacted by implying that the authorities might just be coming... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATED: American Airlines Customer Service Includes Reporting Terror Threats on Twitter - Posted April 14, 2014
In case you missed it, many in our industry feel that social media management and customer service teams should work in unison. The idea is that the fall of the silos separating these disciplines will improve the performance of both. American Airlines is one account that blends the two well, but yesterday... [FishbowlDC]

WATCH: Netflix Goes to Prom, Proves Being a 'Third Wheel' Can be Epic - Posted April 11, 2014
Call me old fashioned, but there's just something totally un-romantic about propositioning a potential prom date via Twitter. That is, unless you're courting a major company, not a classmate. Seventeen-year-old Muthana Sweis, a student at Marist High School in Chicago, sent out the following tweet in January: ... [FishbowlDC]

Your Twitter Chat Is Stressing Me Out - Posted April 9, 2014
Twitter is stressing me out. It all culminated this weekend when I wanted to waste some time on an Amtrak train, but couldn't focus. The journo chatter was too loud. Jacob Harris seemed to understand me: There are like three different conferences happening simultaneo... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: Instagram Is Most Important To Teens - Posted April 9, 2014
The subsidiary has overtaken the parent company, as a new study from ... [AllFacebook]

Here's What Happens When a Comedian Takes Over Your Twitter Account - Posted April 8, 2014
In case you missed it, comedians are pretty good at using social networks--especially Twitter. It's not just Rob Delaney. Now, you may be excused for responding to the prospect of a funnyman/woman taking over ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter's Mobile App-Install Ads are One of 15 New Ad Formats - Posted April 7, 2014
Twitter is ramping up its advertising offerings to boost user-advertiser engagement and make it more competitive with Facebook. More than 15 new ad types are being considered, according to The Wall Street Journal. In line with... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Staffer Tweets Through Labor, Media Coverage Ensues, Baby is Born - Posted April 7, 2014
Among the many things that happened this past weekend, babies were born. Maybe you know one of them. Maybe you gave birth to one of them. Claire Diaz-Ortiz tweeted through labor, so we have digital evidence that she did, indeed, ... [FishbowlDC]

Marie Claire Tweets That Kendall Jenner Pioneered Cornrows; Outrage Ensues - Posted April 4, 2014
And this is why worshiping at the altar of people who have no merit of being idolized is stupid (shout out to entertainment media and everyone who follows Justin Bieber on Twitter). For those not in the know (or the care), that is Kendall Jenner, a fave of paparazzi vultu... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Senior Citizens' Use Of Facebook, Other Social Networks Slowly Climbing - Posted April 3, 2014
While the percentage of U.S. senior citizens (defi... [AllFacebook]

What's Up At WhatsApp? New Single-Day Message Record Followed By Service Outage - Posted April 2, 2014
This week brought good news and bad news to ... [AllFacebook]

3 Social Media Insights Every Publisher Needs To Know - Posted April 2, 2014
How effective are certain channels are when it comes to ... [AllFacebook]

Shift Taps Former AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns As Managing Director, U.K. And Europe - Posted April 2, 2014
Former AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns joined social marketing platform ... [AllFacebook]

Voss Water Uses Facebook App To Chronicle Efforts To Bring Clean Water To Sub-Saharan Africa - Posted April 1, 2014
Norwegian spring-water provider Voss Water created the ... [AllFacebook]

8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands' awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect w... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: YouTube Pummels Facebook In Post-Click Engagement - Posted March 31, 2014
Brands on Facebook striving for ... [AllFacebook]

Stephen Colbert finds his 'Report' in Twitter Trouble - Posted March 28, 2014
Without question, Stephen Colbert is a juggernaut of political hijinks and online shenanigans. Much like his progenitor, the great Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" fame on Comedy Central, Colbert has become a political hack (slash) phenom because of his hilarious takes on boring and mundane political issues. Only now, he is... [GalleyCat]

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter Team Up On WebScaleSQL To Tackle MySQL Challenges - Posted March 27, 2014
Facebook, Google, ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Instagram Catches Twitter For U.S. Users - Posted March 27, 2014
Positive statistics continue to roll in for ... [AllFacebook]

Stolen Twitter Accounts 'More Valuable' than Credit Cards - Posted March 27, 2014
The hacking community and cyber black markets are growing and maturing according to a new report by RAND Corporation. The research used Twitter accounts as an example of how the yield of a black mar... [AllFacebook]

Turkey's Ban On Twitter Proves Ill-Fated - Posted March 26, 2014
Amid anti-government protests, the Turkish government attempted to block Twitter last week. This move proved ill-fated: Users found multiple workarounds aided by advice directly from Twitter's corporate accounts. As the block persists, users are becoming much more savvy, and each new attempt to ban is quickly circumvented. In J... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook's Role In Pew Research Center's 'State Of The News Media 2014' - Posted March 26, 2014
Facebook and other social networks continue to become further intertwined with the media, as the ... [AllFacebook]

Consumer Group To Facebook, Twitter, Google: Speak French - Posted March 25, 2014
Facebook may soon be looking for some French translators, as ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: One Out Of Six Primetime TV Viewers Are Also Using Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted March 25, 2014
The television is definitely not the on... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Not Pacified By White House Meeting On Government Surveillance - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives me... [AllFacebook]

Which Agencies Had the Best First Tweets? - Posted March 21, 2014
this is the first ever PRNewser tweet! -- PRNewser (@PRNewser) October 23, 2008 Game. Over. To celebrate its eighth birthday today, Twitter introduced a "discover" service that allows you to rewind and check out the first tweets (or, ... [FishbowlDC]

#PRFail: Meet the Woman Who Thought MH370 Could Help Sell Business - Posted March 20, 2014
MH370 -- By now, we all know what this means. It represents Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the real-life episode of "Lost" that is slowly unraveling before the world's eyes. Did it fly under the radar? Did it swap frequencies with a learjet? Is it off the coast of Australia? No... [FishbowlDC]

1Q Review: Top 5 Facebook Changes For Brands - Posted March 20, 2014
It's been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions... [AllFacebook]

SumAll Adds Facebook-Centric Features Throwback Thursday, Auto-Thanks - Posted March 19, 2014
Data-analytics provider SumAll added two new features to its ... [AllFacebook]

This Is Why You Don't Show Twitter Streams Live On TV - Posted March 19, 2014
It could happen to anyone: You're following a hashtag or a trending news topic on Twitter, and bam, you're assaulted with hashtag spam or, worse, some sexually explicit item you don't want to see. Most of us quickly scroll away or close the browser, offended and put off for seconds. But what... [10,000 Words]

REPORT: Facebook To Account For 21.7% Of Global Mobile Ad Market In 2014 - Posted March 19, 2014
Market-research outfit ... [AllFacebook]

ABC's 'Good Morning America' Says Good Morning To #Socialsquare - Posted March 18, 2014
Mornings just got a little more social on ABC, as "... [AllFacebook]

Izea Opens Doors To Sponsorship Marketplace - Posted March 17, 2014
Social-sponsorship outfit Izea announced the debut of its ... [AllFacebook]

Media-Savvy Turkish Protesters Take Out Full-Page Ad in NYT, Recreate 'Ellen Selfie' After Arrest - Posted March 17, 2014
An organization of Turkish protesters called Occupy Gezi recently placed this full-page ad in The New York Times to commemorate the death of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who died after a blow to the head from a teargas cannister s... [AllFacebook]

Idiot on Twitter Arrested Because Shooting People Is Cool for Retweets - Posted March 17, 2014
This story from the Los Angeles Times, sent to me by ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Menlo Park HQ Locked Down After Threat - Posted March 12, 2014
It was a scary hour-and-a-half or so at Facebook's headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Poaches Baljeet Singh from YouTube - Posted March 10, 2014
Twitter has poached former YouTube exec Baljeet Singh as a product director, reports The Verge. Singh is tasked with helping the company monetize video content as the social network ... [AllFacebook]

3D Printing Machine Uses Twitter-Styled Trends to Create Oreos - Posted March 10, 2014
(Adweek.com) At South by Southwest Interactive, vending machines are using Twitter-styled trends to create Oreo cookies with a 3D printing system. Before the start of the festival on Friday, Mondelez International announced a partnership with Twitter that will offer attendees "deliciously hyper-personalized and customized snacks based on real-tim... [Inside 3D Printing News]

HBOGO Crashes During True Detective Finale, Awesome Tweets Abound - Posted March 10, 2014
Once upon a time, one had to tune in to an actual channel on an actual television to catch a new episode of one's favorite show. Then came apps on mobile devices that allowed us to catch up on the drama we missed wherever and whenever we wanted, but our culture... [FishbowlDC]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [AllFacebook]

What Makes for a Good, Monocle-Free Trend Piece? - Posted March 6, 2014
If you obsessively follow journalists on Twitter each evening (and you really should), then you probably noticed many of them passing this New York ... [GalleyCat]

Social News Aggregator NewsWhip Revamps Website - Posted March 6, 2014
Social media news aggregation and analysis platform Ne... [AllFacebook]

Social Marketing Platform Shoutlet Integrates With Governance, Compliance Outfit Actiance - Posted March 6, 2014
Social marketing and compliance monitoring on the same platform? The partnership between social relationship platform provider ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Atlas Solutions Announces Integrations With Flite, Innovid - Posted March 5, 2014
Ad server and measurement platform Atlas Solutions, which Fa... [AllFacebook]

Among award shows, Premio Lo Nuestro sees most engaged Twitter audience - Posted March 4, 2014
Two weeks ago, we wrote about three social activations driving the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards. While the show did not drive as much social volume as Su... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Is This Apple's First Social Media Campaign? - Posted March 4, 2014
Social media is obviously not foreign to the Apple organization. iTunes, for example, has a strong Twitter presence with separate feeds for music, radio, movie trailers, etc. It would seem, however, ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Social Were The 2014 Winter Olympic Games From Sochi, Russia? - Posted March 3, 2014
The 2014 Wint... [AllFacebook]

Exclusive: Mass Relevance will be using Twitter data exclusively on-air under social network's strengthened guidelines - Posted February 28, 2014
[caption id="attachment_41438" align="alignright" width="304"] Mass Relevance being used during Twitter Town Hall with President Obama[/caption] Lost Remote has just learned of some big social TV news that reinforces that value of Twitter to TV. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

STUDY: Facebook Users Ignore Brands' Content - Posted February 28, 2014
An upcoming study from Web-content and customer-experience-management provider Kentico Software highlighted some of the challeng... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: People Can't Use Twitter Without the Eff Bomb - Posted February 27, 2014
Birds of a feather @#$& together. WARNING: If you have a client interested in social media, you may want to turn your head. Better yet, turn your client's head because twits can't be ... [FishbowlDC]

4 Tips on Effective Tweeting from the BBC - Posted February 26, 2014
The BBC rules Twitter in the UK--and they've got some tips for you to encourage more sharing on your own account. They know of what they speak: this is the year's most-shared story so far. Who knew so many Britons loved the Fresh Prince? US actor James Avery, best known for sitcom... [FishbowlDC]

HootSuite Launches Managed Security And Compliance Services - Posted February 26, 2014
The newest solution to help brands protect their online reputations and social media assets comes from social relationship platform ... [AllFacebook]

Why Social Media Loves Domino's Pizza (UK) and Perverts May Too - Posted February 26, 2014
Domino's Pizza is yum-yum-good-times food. A global brand that feeds millions of people its greatness. And then there are the randy misfits who enjoy the Domino's brand for, shall we say, other things. Meet Lad Vigo, or a... [FishbowlDC]

All Mt. Gox Twitter Posts Removed - Posted February 25, 2014
(CoinDesk) In a move sure to unsettle its waiting customers, Mt. Gox has removed all posts from its official Twitter feed. Readers started noticing the missing tweets just a short time after CEO Mark Karpeles resigned his seat on the Bitcoin Foundation's board of directors. The Twitter account has over 27,800 followers, making... [Bitcoins Insider]

Facebook Is Not Responsible For Your Stupidity - Posted February 25, 2014
Social media gets the blame for a lot of things -- cyber-bullying, the rise of the ... [AllFacebook]

Manalto Rolls Out Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning Platform For Brands On Facebook - Posted February 20, 2014
The latest entry into the field of enterprise resource planning platforms for Facebook and other social networks comes from Manalto, which announced its new cloud-based social media ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Plans For WhatsApp Involve Growth, Not Advertising And Monetization - Posted February 20, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing 'Subscribe On YouTube' Links? - Posted February 18, 2014
Some Facebook users are seeing "Subscribe on YouTube" links below links to ... [AllFacebook]

Bode Miller Defends NBC Reporter After She's Slammed for 'Tone-Deaf' and 'Shameful' Interview - Posted February 18, 2014
After becoming the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine history, Bode Miller found himself in an interview with NBC reporter Christin Cooper, who questioned him repeatedly about the death of his brother, and how that loss has shaped his experience at the Olympics. While such personal questions are often asked of athletes... [FishbowlDC]

Game of Thrones Shares Some Content with U.S. Olympians - Posted February 18, 2014
Today in Things We Missed This Weekend, HBO's Game of Thrones took a little extra step to increase the already-insane hype for Season 4's April 2 debut. Well before most viewers were settled in to check out the latest trailer ahead of True Detective (which just got really interesting, BTW), the show's... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Mobile Measurement Partner Kochava Releases Version 2.0 Of Its Platform - Posted February 18, 2014
One of Facebook's mobile measure... [AllFacebook]

KLM Passengers Can Book Tickets Via Facebook - Posted February 12, 2014
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has alrea... [AllFacebook]

Now It's Twitter's Turn To Borrow From Facebook - Posted February 11, 2014
If Facebook can adopt Twitter feat... [AllFacebook]

Market Force Information Enters Content- And Sentiment-Monitoring Fray With SocialForce - Posted February 11, 2014
The latest solution to help brands monitor Facebook and other social activity comes from customer-intelligence-solutions provider ... [AllFacebook]

Rebel Without a Handle: James Dean's Estate Sues Twitter - Posted February 11, 2014
He wouldn't say that if he knew what the hell a Klout score was Fan pages are no stranger to social media. It's usually some rabid celebrity stalker aficionado who believes that the actual person doesn't do a good job of getting in to... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Instagram's Profile Rises As Marketing Tool For Prestige Brands - Posted February 10, 2014
Prestige brands -- those in the beauty, fashion, retail, hotels, and watches and jewelry sectors -- are relying more and more on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network ... [AllFacebook]

5 Most Important Findings from Vocus 'State of the Media' Survey - Posted February 10, 2014
Last week the integrated marketing software brand Vocus released its annual "state of the media" report, created by surveying hundreds of active journalists.... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Hashtag Usage Stalls Among Facebook Pages - Posted February 7, 2014
Facebook introduced hashtags to great fanfare last June, but according to research from social analytics firm ... [AllFacebook]

@SochiProblems: All Your Favorite Olympic Failures in One Feed - Posted February 7, 2014
Because you need to see the best of the horrible experiences reported by journalists covering the Sochi Games in one place, the #SochiProblems tag has now become a feed (or five). 200K+ followers in three days is pretty impressive.... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: The Social Job Seeker, The Mobile Job Seeker, And Facebook's Role In The Process - Posted February 6, 2014
Facebook is the preferred social network for job seekers, while recruiters still gravitate toward ... [AllFacebook]

Brand Advocacy On Facebook Goes Mobile With Dynamic Signal's VoiceStorm IOS App - Posted February 5, 2014
Employees can be valuable brand advocates, a... [AllFacebook]

What Happens When Journalists Show Up To An Unprepared Sochi: Twitter Gold - Posted February 5, 2014
Journalists often fall into one of two extremes: The nothing-fazes-me, I've-seen-everything sort, and the quick-to-complain, give-me-what-I-want-now set. It's not often the two overlap, but this week both of those types have a reason to vent in unison. That's because the cadre of journalists covering this year's winter Olympics have arrived and taken... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event - Posted February 5, 2014
Beginning Feb. 18, experts in the social media space will share their insights through a series of webcasts and interactive online sessions. Taking place over the course of six weeks, ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event - Posted February 5, 2014
Beginning February 18th, experts in the social media space will share their insight through a series of webcasts and interactive online sessions. Taking place over the course of six weeks, Social Media 20... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Social Buzz About Super Bowl Ads Was On Facebook, Via IPhones - Posted February 3, 2014
There were 650,757 posts on Facebook Sunday related to ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Role In Super Bowl Ads - Posted February 3, 2014
Facebook tied with ... [AllFacebook]

14 PR and Social Media Winners from Super Bowl XLVIII - Posted February 3, 2014
That was a boring Super Bowl in every way. Not only was the game itself a blowout, but most of the ads were lackluster and no brand recreated Oreo's breakout success on social. Still, a few companies and personalities did manage some clever nuggets, which we will now... [FishbowlDC]

FiftyThree, Developer Of Established Paper App, Urges Facebook To Change Name Of Its New App - Posted February 3, 2014
On the same day that Facebook released Paper, its new ... [AllFacebook]

The New Social Contract - Posted January 29, 2014
The intersection between social media and TV on-air is soaring, but there is a growing trend happening off-air: social media platforms becoming key in contract negotiations between TV talent and their networks. "With the importance of social media interaction and branding by media compan... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Twitter Is Your New Healthcare Customer Service Line - Posted January 29, 2014
Have a great day--and don't forget to @ us when you tell your 235 followers how much we suck! The fact that many brands use Twitter for customer service is nothing new; we covered a few of the best feeds last year, and ma... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Super Bowl TV Ads Get The Glory, But Is Facebook A Better Buy? - Posted January 29, 2014
It sometimes seems as if Super Bowl ads draw more attention th... [AllFacebook]

New Mass Relevance Platform Brings Facebook, Other Social Content Into Visual Experiences - Posted January 29, 2014
Social experience creator ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Login Competition Creeping Up On Login With Facebook - Posted January 29, 2014
Much like the ... [AllFacebook]

Agency Asks Aspiring Creatives for 10-Second Pitches via Snapchat: The Job Interview for the Twitter Generation? - Posted January 28, 2014
Kids these days. All they do is take selfies and share ridiculous, self-made videos on Snapchat. How will they ever amount to anything? Why, by sharing ridiculous self-made videos on Snapchat, of course! DDB Oslo is inviting students from around the globe to share their creative genius (and pencha... [FishbowlDC]

Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop Popup Store Will Only Accept 'Social Currency' - Posted January 28, 2014
Designer Marc Jacobs will open a popup shop in SoHo during ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Will Beat Twitter For Super Bowl Ad Conversation - Posted January 27, 2014
Let's be honest: You watch the ... [AllFacebook]

Adobe On Facebook And Retail Sites: Watch Out For Tumblr, Pinterest - Posted January 27, 2014
Facebook still dominated among social networks driving users to ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Referrals Continue Upswing In 4Q - Posted January 24, 2014
Facebook saw its ... [AllFacebook]

Bringing The Social To Sochi: IOC Announces Updates To Olympic Athletes' Hub - Posted January 24, 2014
The opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in ... [AllFacebook]

NBA dominates social conversation after All-Star starters announced - Posted January 23, 2014
Before tonight's game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA All-Star starters were announced on TNT's 'Inside the NBA.' Almost immediately, "NBA All-Star Game" became a Facebook trending topic. On Twitte... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Live Q&A with Edward Snowden Today at 3pm - Posted January 23, 2014
Edward Snowden will answer the public's questions at 3pm EST today during a Q&A hosted by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Live Q&A with Edward Snowden Today at 3pm - Posted January 23, 2014
Edward Snowden will answer the public's questions at 3pm EST today during a Q&A hosted by ... [FishbowlNY]

In Which CNN Proves That Clickbait Headlines Don't Always Work - Posted January 23, 2014
Today in Misreading Media Trends news, lots of people got mad at CNN this morning for this tweet (in case you missed it amidst all the stories about a certain drag-racing Canadian pop star): 14-year-old girl stabbed her little sister 40 times, police say. The reason why will shock you. http://t.co/5ZFqHFrviw -- CNN... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Proves It Is Not a Monochromatic Medium - Posted January 23, 2014
Now that Twitter is public and wants to take its IPO out for a spin, the social media/microblog giant is looking for novel ways to promote its stock. So, the Twitt... [FishbowlDC]

OMD's Colin Sutton Joins SocialCode - Posted January 22, 2014
Former OMD U.S. Director of Social Med... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Airlines, Particularly KLM, Soar In Terms Of Facebook Customer Service - Posted January 22, 2014
The airline industry was the... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Suspends Hamas Account Because Terrorism Sucks - Posted January 20, 2014
ICYMI over the weekend, Twitter was busy "God Blessing America" when it suspended the microblog account for Hamas, t... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Facebook VP Tom Arrix Named To Advisory Board At SPMD Ampush - Posted January 16, 2014
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, U.S. Tom Arrix, who left the soc... [AllFacebook]

What's Trending On Facebook? Users In U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Australia Can Now Answer That - Posted January 16, 2014
Facebook Thursday began the rollout of a new, Twitter... [AllFacebook]

5 Ways to Become a Top PR Twit - Posted January 16, 2014
Over the past couple of weeks, your humble PRNewser team put our noggins together to list the Top Real PR Twits to Follow (Parts 1... [FishbowlDC]

AKC's WOOFipedia, Cleverbug's CleverCards Salute Furry Friends With Facebook Cards - Posted January 15, 2014
Facebook and Twitter have gone to the ... [AllFacebook]

'Manipulative' Cheerios Ad Aired During Golden Globes Sparks Twitter Backlash - Posted January 14, 2014
The Golden Globes' purpose is to celebrate artists who succeed in making audiences feel something. During one of the awards show's commercial breaks, Cheerios, with its "Nana" ad, also tried to make people feel things; but unless those things were intended to be anger, disgust and disillusionment, the spot failed. Miserably. Cheerios... [FishbowlDC]

Don't Miss the Jan. 14 #MuckedUp Chat on Digital Journalism Startups - Posted January 14, 2014
Tonight (Jan. 14) at 8 p.m. Eastern time, log into your Twitter feed and follow the hashtag #MuckedUp for Muck Rack's weekly chat -- this time, the topic is about digital entrepreneurship and journalism sta... [10,000 Words]

Spider Turns Mark Zuckerberg To Jelly - Posted January 13, 2014
Jelly, the new photo-based question-and-answer application from ... [AllFacebook]

The (Other) Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014 - Posted January 10, 2014
They'rrrrrrrrre Baaaaaaaaack! ICYMI: PRNewser rang in the New Year with a list of the people we considered the ... [FishbowlDC]

Delta, USSA Team Up To Allow Fans To Wish Olympic Athletes #GoldLuck On Facebook - Posted January 10, 2014
Fans who attend four upcoming U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association qualifying events for the ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Like Button Is Pinned Under On Retailers' Pages - Posted January 9, 2014
The Pinterest Pin It button has overtaken Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

64 Percent Of The Top 50 U.S. Law Firms Have Facebook Pages, But ... - Posted January 9, 2014
Only 64 percent of the Am Law 50 -- the 50 largest law firms in the U.S., as identified by ... [AllFacebook]

Tips: NYT Social Media Staff On What Worked (And Didn't) In 2013 - Posted January 8, 2014
Ever wish your website could garner the kind of social media engagement the New York Times enjoys? Well, honestly, without as many followers as @nytimes (more than 10 1/2 million as of today) and as many boots on the ground -- and fingers on the keyboard typing up tweets and stories... [10,000 Words]

Apple Promises to Add More Women and Minorities to Its Board - Posted January 7, 2014
We're going to have to agree with the HuffPo commenter at the end of this clip: as much as we'd like for Apple's board to reflect the diversity of the United Sta... [FishbowlDC]

Colorado Weed Joke Proves That Ben & Jerry Are Just Hippies - Posted January 7, 2014
Colorado: Where "Home on the Range" means something completely different. On January 1, the Centennial State became the nation's first to legalize marijuana. That means all Deadheads and Widespread Panic fans are putting their homes on the market because Denver suddenly is the place to be, but ice cream major domos Ben... [FishbowlDC]

Australia's Sharks Are Tweeting Now - Posted January 3, 2014
2014 just started, and we've already got a candidate for most creative PSA-style campaign via our friends Down Under: more than 300 Australian sharks are the newest members of the Twitter community. Thanks to ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Relationship Platform Spredfast Raises $32.5M - Posted January 3, 2014
Social relationship platform provider Spredfast... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Facebook Users Are Valuable To Marketers - Posted January 2, 2014
Top Marketing Schools put together an ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: 71% Of Online Adults Now Use Facebook - Posted December 31, 2013
A social media ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Robin Roberts Comes Out on Facebook | Social Network Use - Posted December 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

7 predictions for social TV in 2014 - Posted December 31, 2013
[caption id="attachment_40212" align="alignright" width="304"] CNBC.com[/caption] Many of our social TV predictions for 2013... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How Will Journos Remember 2013? - Posted December 30, 2013
This year will be remembered for many things in the media world other than twerking. It was the year of the listicle. The year of the internet hoax making headlines. And, in my mind, the year that we came to terms with native advertising. Last year, when I started writing for this... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Q&A Misfires: Three Companies to Learn From in 2014 - Posted December 29, 2013
Public relations professionals are tasked with understanding how and when to use social media to support their organization's overall marketing and communications goals, but several execs fumbled on Twitter in 2013: J.P. Morgan The banking giant's public relations department announced a Twitter Q&A with Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee in November only to cancel... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Forget Your ID? Your Facebook Profile Could Be Enough To Get You On Your Flight - Posted December 23, 2013
If you arrive at the airport and realize that you neglected to bring your driver's license or another form of government-issued ID, your Facebook profile may be enough to get your on your flight, as ... [AllFacebook]

On the Justine Sacco Apology - Posted December 23, 2013
So...how was your weekend? Now that #JustineHasLanded, the endless and largely pointless analysis of her rapid downward spiral may begin. First let's review her apology. "Words cannot express how... [FishbowlDC]

Still Waiting For An IPad App From Instagram? Flow Is A Go - Posted December 20, 2013
Despite Instagram's rapid growth, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network still does not have an of... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Suicide-Prevention Initiatives - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook continues to forge ahead with suicide-prevention efforts... [AllFacebook]

Facebook 'Trending Unit' New Player in Social TV Battle - Posted December 17, 2013
At the Lost Remote LA Show, Facebook poured cold water over the mantra that Twitter is the dominant force in social TV. As our... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How Facebook Users Can Virtually Share Jim Beam With Their Friends - Posted December 17, 2013
Attendees at tasting events for Jim Beam ... [AllFacebook]

Which Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers Were Touted By Forrester Research? - Posted December 17, 2013
Seven Facebook Preferred Marketing Deve... [AllFacebook]

You Will Be Able to Edit Existing Tweets Soon - Posted December 16, 2013
"Wait'll they get a load of THIS one!" Tweeting can be difficult. We know how annoying it is to realize that you've made a typo after clicking "send", and we can think of quite a few people who might like to go back and make corrections on this or... [FishbowlDC]

Why Tragedy and Twitter Should Never Mix - Posted December 16, 2013
A basic fact: when it comes to heinous events that involve mass chaos, terror or even death, people should immediately throw their smartphones out of the window, thereby resisting the temptation to tweet and forever be linked to stupefaction via social media. Meet some simpletons who thought tragedy provided a gr... [FishbowlDC]

Where Can Facebook Users Complete Missions, Earn Vees To Spend On Digital Goods? Empire Avenue - Posted December 13, 2013
Users of Facebook and other social networks who complete their "Missions" by sharing content can use their rewards -- digital social currency units called "Vees" -- to purchase digital music, movies, and eBooks followin... [AllFacebook]

New Sharing App Looks to Out-Snap the Competition - Posted December 13, 2013
The week of big announcements about Twitter and Instagram's new direct messaging pic share features would be a sensible time to announce the release of a new app from a compan... [FishbowlDC]

How Facebook Is Encouraging Mobile Users To Download Its Messenger App - Posted December 13, 2013
Facebook is prompting its mobile users, at least on iOS, to download... [AllFacebook]

Instagram and Twitter Scramble to Be Snapchat - Posted December 12, 2013
Today Instagram released an updated app, to much fanfare, touting its new private message infrastructure. This just two days after Twitter pushed an update to phones worldwide with new, more prominent direct messages. Looks like they're playing catch-up with Snapchat. In... [AllFacebook]

Networking Is Key to Being a Successful Freelance Travel Writer - Posted December 12, 2013
Travel writing as a genre stirs up plenty of emotion in people. Let's be honest, it's mostly jealousy. Getting paid to travel the world sounds like a pretty sweet deal, and it is... and isn't. The reality of life as a freelance travel writer isn't as glamorous as it's made out... [MediaJobsDaily]

'Twitter Mirror' Encourages Celebs to Be Even More Self-Centered - Posted December 11, 2013
We just can't quit you, Shutterstock Say you have an event to promote. Say there will be some celebrity VIPs at said event. Wouldn't you love for those celebs to tweet images of themselves via your own feed? Twitter ... [FishbowlDC]

Nelson Mandela Image Used During Memorial Service Came From ABC News' Facebook Page - Posted December 11, 2013
The ABC News page on ... [AllFacebook]

Why Did Facebook Finish Fifth On Glassdoor's 50 Best Places To Work In 2014 After Topping The 2013 List? - Posted December 11, 2013
The good news for Facebook is that it finished at No. 5 on the list of the ... [AllFacebook]

What Will Facebook Marketing Platform Shift Do With $6M In New Funding? - Posted December 10, 2013
Real-time marketing platform Shift announced Tuesday that it finaliz... [AllFacebook]

What Facebook, Seven Other Tech Giants Wrote To The U.S. Government On Surveillance Reform - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook teamed up with ... [AllFacebook]

Stephen King Isn't Sure What to Make of Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
Are you relatively new to Twitter? Still a lurker, not a poster? Can't figure out how to make the most of the service? Don't worry; you're not alone. On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be. -- Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 6,... [FishbowlDC]

Tweet-Powered Budweiser Robot Knits Sweaters for Designated Drivers - Posted December 9, 2013
Not sure how to thank the friend willing to drive your sloshed self home from the company Christmas party? (And let's face it, they totally deserve a token of gratitude after spending the entirety of the trip dealing with your increasingly panicked attempts to blot a beer stain out of your... [FishbowlDC]

How Do You Define Social TV? - Posted December 6, 2013
"Twitter owns ... [AllFacebook]

Dick Costolo Reveals the Secret 'Key to a Great Tweet' - Posted December 6, 2013
... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Sports Radio Jokes About Sexual Assault - Posted December 5, 2013
......what were you even thinking when you pressed send on this tweet, social media manager for @NBCSportsRadio???? pic.twitter.com/VbOM5TCa1D -- Carolyn Lasky (@carolaskyn) December 5, 2013 Good question. The account appears to be making light of ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter (Finally) Adds a Woman to Its Board of Directors - Posted December 5, 2013
We're all aware that Twitter has received some well-deserved negative attention at the most important moment in its history for neglecting to include any women on its board of directors. That changed this morning when the company announced, vi... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Shifts From Social to Informational Network - Posted December 5, 2013
  This week Facebook announced an algorithmic change designed to put more informational c... [AllFacebook]

How Dominant Are Facebook's Mobile Apps? - Posted December 4, 2013
In a survey of 500 U.S. respondents who activated mobile phones from June through September, Facebook dominated in terms of usage, with 45 percent citing the social network as one of their three most frequently used applications, far ahead of... [AllFacebook]

How Offerpop Added Video On Instagram - Posted December 3, 2013
Social marketing software company Offerpop incor... [AllFacebook]

Does Facebook Need An Unfollow Button? - Posted December 2, 2013
Facebook is bringing the functionality of its hide all button -- which allows users to hide all posts from ... [AllFacebook]

Are Your Facebook Friends Really Your Friends? - Posted December 2, 2013
Are your Facebook friends your friends in "real life,... [AllFacebook]

Holiday Shopping & Social Media: 5 Fantastic Campaigns - Posted November 29, 2013
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday ... It's almost like social media was created to promote deals during the holiday shopping season. The post-Thanksgiving shopping season starts earlier every year. There were many people camped out days before in traditional Black Frid... [AllFacebook]

How LifeStyles Condoms, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Are Marking World AIDS Day On Facebook - Posted November 28, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day, and ... [AllFacebook]

Beware the Twitter Bots - Posted November 26, 2013
Does this look like a real person to you? It's not. We checked. We know of the Twitter "bot" phenomenon because someone at some organization has created some bots that automa... [FishbowlDC]

7 Holiday Pitching Tips for PR Pros - Posted November 25, 2013
The holidays are the perfect time of year for PR pros to showcase a new product to the world. Members of the media are compiling their holiday wish lists, Black Friday is around the corner and consumers are hungry to hear about the hottest new trends. So how can you be sure... [FishbowlDC]

How Bravo's 'Real Housewives' Reality Franchise Is Using Facebook's Keyword Insights API - Posted November 25, 2013
Cable network ... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Goes On Twitter Defense When Ashton Kutcher Attacks - Posted November 21, 2013
Walmart workers are collecting Thanksgiving fixings for those in need . . . coworkers in need, that is. Think that sucks? So does Ashton Kutcher - as ... [AllFacebook]

Is Kosovo An Official State? Facebook Says Yes - Posted November 21, 2013
It is often said that life events such as relationships, enga... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Will Keep Getting Bad Press for Its Female Problem - Posted November 20, 2013
We're not saying that Twitter needs to start moving on this issue; everything on the monetary and service fronts seems to be going pretty well. But these... [FishbowlDC]

How Postano 2.0 Brings Content From Facebook, Other Social Networks To Life On Multiple Screens - Posted November 20, 2013
Late last month, ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Facebook Fare In Terms Of Social Shopping? - Posted November 19, 2013
Facebook still dominates when it comes to social shopping sessions and driving traffic, but ... [AllFacebook]

Who Do You Trust: Facebook, Twitter, Or Google? Facebook's Feedback Panel Returns - Posted November 19, 2013
Last month, we told you about Facebook's new Feedback Panel and how its eerie data gathering ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Nixes New 'Direct Messaging to Non-Followers' Feature - Posted November 19, 2013
Last month we asked whether PR should pitch journalists on Twitter with direct messages in response to a new feature that allowed users to DM others who don't follow them. The question may be a little less relevant today as the service ... [FishbowlDC]

How SportStream Will Incorporate Facebook Data Into Live Broadcasts Of Sporting Events - Posted November 18, 2013
One of the latest media companies to gain access to the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Biz Stone Film - Posted November 18, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

How A Snow Globe On Facebook Is Shaking Up Growth For Harvest Snaps - Posted November 16, 2013
With Thanksgiving and the rest... [AllFacebook]

SURVEY: Facebook Mobile Ads Still Need Work, And Video Ads May Meet Resistance - Posted November 15, 2013
Despite Facebook's e... [AllFacebook]

White House Uses Climate Change Hashtag to Announce More Oil Drilling - Posted November 14, 2013
We haven't been able to review President Obama's "yes, we botched the product launch" press conference today, but here's an interesting case of the White House team spinning on social. RT the good news: For the 1st time in nearly two decades, we're importing less oil than we're produ... [FishbowlDC]

How Does News Consumption On Facebook Stack Up Vs. Other Social Networks? - Posted November 14, 2013
A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing ... [AllFacebook]

Journalists Prefer Twitter to Facebook, and Here's Why - Posted November 12, 2013
Do you follow any of your favorite journalists on Facebook? The 'book made it pretty easy for journos to create a "communi... [FishbowlDC]

How Toys "R" Us Enhanced Facebook Sharing On Its Ecommerce Sites - Posted November 12, 2013
The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant ... [AllFacebook]

How To Replace Or Ignore Facebook News Feed Posts On Certain Topics: Rather Chrome Extension - Posted November 12, 2013
Facebook users: Have you ever said to yourselves, "I would rather see photos of cats than read one more Facebook post about ... [AllFacebook]

Dangerously Open-Ended Tweet Asks Followers to Fill in the Blank; Hilarity Ensues - Posted November 8, 2013
Asking followers to participate in wordplay can be a fun way to get people to interact with your brand on Twitter. But When coffee brand Kenco decided to ask its followers to complete the following sentence, I'm a bit surprised it didn't consider how easy it would be for clever tweeters... [FishbowlDC]

Why Windows Phone Users May Not Be Able To Sync With Facebook - Posted November 8, 2013
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management ... [AllFacebook]

Urban Outfitters Taking Hipster Image To The Second Screen - Posted November 8, 2013
Urban Outfitters, the clothing store most associated with hipsters, has developed a new app in an attempt to spark sales after a weak f... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The Inside Scoop on Working at Twitter - Posted November 7, 2013
In the spirit of Twitter going public today and having it's very own hashtag (ahem, #ring), we were curious. What's it really like to work at the social media company that was spawned in 2006? According to reviews on ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Twitter Picks Patrick Stewart, King of the Internet, to Ring Its IPO Bell - Posted November 7, 2013
Patrick Stewart pretty much rules everything right now. When our favorite Starship Captain isn't winning Halloween with his lobster-in-a-bathtub costume, he'... [FishbowlDC]

It's the End of Mass-Market Retail with 3D Printing - Posted November 7, 2013
(Quartz) Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is by building the largest, broadest, most efficient supply chain. Amazon mastered the strategy of advanced analytics which allowed companies to determine what products to suggest next to the product you were already buying, or to provide add-ons that any specific buyer might want. Now... [Inside 3D Printing News]

X-Factor social numbers prove its deeply engaged audience - Posted November 6, 2013
Simon Cowell is hard to beat. The finalized social media numbers from Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings show that the October 29 episode of X Factor -the first live episode of this season - not only generated four times as many tweets as The Voice, but it actually topped ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Is Facebook Testing 'Trending Now' News Feed Posts? - Posted November 5, 2013
First hashtags, and now "Trending Now": Is Facebook becoming ... [AllFacebook]

Some Findings About Twitter and the News, From Pew Research Center - Posted November 5, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we learned how Americans consume news on Facebook, and according to a ... [10,000 Words]

How Arbor Mist Toasts Its 1M-Plus Facebook Fans - Posted November 2, 2013
Arbor Mist raised its glasses to Facebook, as it became the first wine brand to reach 1 milli... [AllFacebook]

3Q EARNINGS CALL: How Is Facebook Responding To The Mobile Transition From An Advertising Standpoint? - Posted October 31, 2013
Facebook said in its third-quarter earnings report Wednesday that its tot... [AllFacebook]

Study: Teens Can't Decide Which Social Network They Like Least - Posted October 31, 2013
This week Facebook admitted that it's witnessed a big drop in use among teens, who apparently no longer want to post selfies where grandm... [FishbowlDC]

Social-Media Themed Costume Ideas - Posted October 30, 2013
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up? Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume... [AllFacebook]

How Universities Can Harness Facebook, Other Social Networks During Athletic Events - Posted October 30, 2013
College students are... [AllFacebook]

How To Follow The 2014 Winter Olympic Games From Sochi On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - Posted October 30, 2013
The 2014 Winter ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Shows Strong Performance In Adobe Social Media Intelligence Report - Posted October 28, 2013
Facebook's cost per click... [AllFacebook]

SURVEY: 33 Percent Of Millennials Prefer Identity Theft To Revealing Facebook Histories - Posted October 25, 2013
From the "Take this with a grain of salt" department: According to a survey (of just 250 adults) conducted by Google for virtual-private-network application provider Tunn... [AllFacebook]

Should PR Pitch Journalists on Twitter with Direct Messages? - Posted October 25, 2013
One of the big updates Twitter made this month allows users to receive direct... [FishbowlDC]

Instagram Campaign Gives Bravo Fans Clues On Next 'Inside The Actors Studio' Guest - Posted October 25, 2013
Cable network Bravo tapped ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Instagram Campaign Gives Bravo Fans Clues On Next 'Inside The Actors Studio' Guest - Posted October 25, 2013
Cable network Bravo tapped ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Industries, Brands Excel At Answering Questions On Facebook? - Posted October 25, 2013
The telecommunications industry received the most customer-s... [AllFacebook]

How Dallas Reporters Used Twitter to Get Un-Banned From Public Meeting - Posted October 25, 2013
I don't think I can say it any better than Dallas Morning News reporter Tristan Hallman ... [10,000 Words]

Atlanta Newspaper Apologizes for Incredibly Racist Tweet about Lottery Winner - Posted October 24, 2013
What better way to congratulate someone who just won $1 million than to reference slavery? Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted a tweet saying, "$1M GA Lottery winner Willie Lynch can get 40 acres and a whole lotta mules." The historical reference is to a post-Civil War proposal to help freed slaves start... [FishbowlDC]

Investing In Business Users Will Make Or Break Facebook's Future - Posted October 24, 2013
Facebook is more than a social networking site; it's a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only ... [AllFacebook]

Newspaper Editor Tweets Resignation - Posted October 22, 2013
We've heard of resignation letters, and of course, the occasional resignation cake and ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook Under Fire For Reversal Of Ban On Beheading Videos - Posted October 22, 2013
The no-win situation that Facebook often finds itself in when it comes to ce... [AllFacebook]

'There's a new Malcolm Gladwell in town. That town is LinkedIn, and that Malcolm Gladwell is Conan O'Brien' - Posted October 22, 2013
Conan O'Brien and Team Coco have been late-night social TV leaders since moving to TBS and have made good use of Twitter and Facebook as mediums. Now, Conan is taking to LinkedIn, joining yesterday as... [Inside 3D Printing News]

REPORT: Facebook No. 9 In Annual Average Software Engineer Base Salary - Posted October 18, 2013
Facebook came in at No. 9 on the 201... [AllFacebook]

Nissan Fuels Up Facebook Marketing To Promote 2014 Nissan Versa Note - Posted October 18, 2013
Automaker Nissan continues to use Facebook and other social networks to drive sale... [AllFacebook]

Looking for Signs of Depression on Twitter with Natural Language Processing - Posted October 17, 2013
Elizabeth Harrington of Free Beacon reports, "The federal government is studying how to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) began a study financed by the Nationa... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Direct Message Change Could Make News Tips On Twitter Easier - Posted October 16, 2013
By this point in time, every reporter has probably tried to reach out to some potential source via Twitter. It's awkward, and often if the subject is of interest to you they're probably inundated with other requests. A quick search today of the phrase "reporter" & "reach" turned up examples of how... [10,000 Words]

Google's New 'Shared Endorsements' Will Be a Hard Sell - Posted October 16, 2013
Last Friday, Google made headlines with its plans to literally sell existing user generated content to businesses. It seems like a perfec... [FishbowlDC]

Shaquille O'Neal Brings Shaq-A-Claus Back To Facebook For Toys "R" Us Toys For Tots Campaign - Posted October 16, 2013
Toy retail giant ... [AllFacebook]

Creative Facebook Posts About Arcade Fire Could Result In Tickets To Los Angeles Show - Posted October 15, 2013
Attention, Arcade Fire fans: Creative posts about the band on Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

INQ Mobile Android Overlay SO.HO Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Fourth Feed - Posted October 15, 2013
Facebook Home isn't the o... [AllFacebook]

Bottlenose Nerve Center Debuts, Bringing The Artificial Analyst To The Enterprise - Posted October 15, 2013
The enterprise version of Bottlenose has formally launched. Now dubbed Nerve Center, the service to provide real-time trend intelligence for brands and businesses, which The Semantic Web Blog previewed ... [semanticweb.com]

Bottlenose Nerve Center Debuts, Bringing The Artificial Analyst To The Enterprise - Posted October 15, 2013
The enterprise version of Bottlenose has formally launched. Now dubbed Nerve Center, the service to provide real-time trend intelligence for brands and businesses, which The Semantic Web Blog previewed ... [AllTwitter]

Political Rivals Bond Over Pooch - Posted October 14, 2013
Tucker Martin is the communications director for Bob McDonnell, the Governor of Virginia. Over the weekend, he set out to do a little hunting and, in the process, lost Blue, one of his hunting dogs. So he did what any savvy person would do in that situation. He tweeted about it.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Political Rivals Bond Over Pooch - Posted October 14, 2013
Tucker Martin is the communications director for Bob McDonnell, the Governor of Virginia. Over the weekend, he set out to do a little hunting and, in the process, lost Blue, one of his hunting dogs. So he did what any savvy person would do in that situation. He tweeted about it.... [FishbowlNY]

REPORT: 15%-17% Of TV Viewers Engage With Social Networks In Real-Time - Posted October 10, 2013
With Facebook and Twitter jockeying for position in the television... [AllFacebook]

Someone at Twitter Has a Sense of Humor About Misogyny - Posted October 9, 2013
Twitter's been getting a good bit of flack this week over the lack of female executives on its board, and we can't imagine CEO Dick Costolo was too happy when this little stunt went viral from the company's office today: Seen on a sign in the @twoffice. In the women's bathroom no... [FishbowlDC]

Sarah Hofstetter Is 360i's New CEO - Posted October 9, 2013
Yes, 360i is best known as a marketing agency, and you've already heard quite a bit about them this year for good reason. But we think this is news worth mentioning given the fact that even marketers now say ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Creator Jack Dorsey Almost Joined Facebook - Posted October 9, 2013
Twitter Creator, Co-Founder, Chairman, and former CEO ... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen - Posted October 7, 2013
Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of ... [AllFacebook]

Philly Reporter Learns Not to Compare Real-Life Murderers to Walter White - Posted October 7, 2013
If you weren't glued to Twitter last night at 9 PM (and we really hope that you weren't, for your own sake), then you may have missed the case of a Philadelphia newscaster who took "newsjacking" to another level. Joyce Evans of Fox 29 in Philly really wanted everyone to watch... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Made Last-Minute Edits to Better Spin Its IPO - Posted October 4, 2013
You may have heard that Twitter made its IPO official this week. Despite the nonchalance of the filing announcement in September, the team put quite a bi... [FishbowlDC]

Miley Cyrus Responds to Sinead O'Connor's Open 'Tough Love' Letter - Posted October 4, 2013
Miley Cyrus, current queen of pop music controversy, has found herself on the receiving end of some serious tough love advice from a woman who formerly wore the same crown: Sinead O'Connor. C... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Compass Labs Bids Farewell To Social Ads Business - Posted October 3, 2013
One of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developers no longer prefers to continue in the F... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Still Tops In Social Login, But Market Share Slipping As Google Plus Sign-In Gains - Posted October 2, 2013
Facebook is still dominant when it comes to social login, but its share of the sector slipped slightly in the third quarter, as Google Plus Sign-In began to chip away at its lead, according to a ... [AllFacebook]

NBC News Taps Facebook's Keyword Insights API To Examine Use Of #DearCongress Hashtag - Posted October 2, 2013
NBC News used Facebook's recently introduced ... [AllFacebook]

Hi. I'm Your New Editor. Now Let's Talk About Something Useful! - Posted October 1, 2013
Hello, my name is B.J. Mendelson, you killed my father, prepare to die. Oh. Wait. Sorry. I got my notes mixed up. Let's try this again: Hello, my name is B.J. Mendelson, and I'm the new Editor of SocialTimes. (The E in editor for that sentence is capitalized because ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Has 100X More Spam Than Other Social Networks, 4X More Phishing Attacks - Posted October 1, 2013
Spam has been an issue for as long as email has existed, and a new ... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Brand Platform Venueseen Becomes Seen, Launches Snapfluence Network - Posted October 1, 2013
Venueseen, a platform via which brands can launch, promote, and track campaigns on ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook showcases big 'Breaking Bad' numbers as it courts TV industry - Posted September 30, 2013
After every big TV event, Twitter is quick to share its social TV stats for the broadcast. But with Facebook suddenly in the social TV race, it shared its own numbers the morning after the "Breaking Bad" finale on AMC. And as you might imagine, Facebook's sheer reach plays to its... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook To Send Weekly Reports On Users' TV-Related Actions To ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC - Posted September 30, 2013
Facebook will begin sending weekly reports to the "Big Four" television networks -- ABC, ... [AllFacebook]

'Twitter Handle Advisor' Is a Real Job Now - Posted September 26, 2013
Ever dealt with a client whose preferred Twitter tag is already taken? In a development that's sure to secure a spot on the next "most misunderstood jobs" list, the New York Post tells us that... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook In China? Not So Fast - Posted September 26, 2013
Facebook and Twitter in China? Not so fast: Chinese daily newspaper People's Daily contradicted a report earlier this week by Hong Kong paper th... [AllFacebook]

Spoiler Shield Allows Facebook Users To DVR TV Shows, Games Without Finding Out What Happened - Posted September 26, 2013
Facebook and Twitter users who have attempted to watch TV shows and ... [AllFacebook]

To 'Amplify' highlights in real-time, the NFL completes deal with Twitter - Posted September 26, 2013
According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the National Football League has reached a deal with Twitter to use the social network's Amplify product to make highlights and other content availab... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Alerts | Facebook for Educators Guide - Posted September 26, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Caribou Coffee Brews Up #CaribouKnits Facebook, Twitter Campaign To Benefit CancerCare - Posted September 25, 2013
Caribou Coffee is brewing up a social campaign to help benefit CancerCare, a national o... [AllFacebook]

Will TV Networks Pay for Publicity via Twitter? - Posted September 24, 2013
The natural partnership between Twitter and television has earned a good bit of press over the past year or so, with Twitter taking credit for saving shows like Scandal and breathing new life ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed's Favorite Marketing 'Bot' Account Is a Weird Product Launch Stunt - Posted September 24, 2013
In case you spend even more time trolling blogs and Twitter feeds than we do, you've probably heard of horse_ebooks. Here are prime examples of the feed at work, posted over the past week: No circus act lifts or beach body workouts. -- Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) September 20, 2013 ... [FishbowlDC]

China To Lift Ban On Facebook, Other Sites, But Only In Shanghai Free-Trade Zone - Posted September 24, 2013
Well, it's a start: Facebook, Twitter, and other sites that are currently blocked in ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Summer Blockbuster Films Play On Facebook? - Posted September 21, 2013
The summer has come to an end, and digital marketing technology provider Silverpop broke out the popcorn and examined the performances of this year's ... [AllFacebook]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [FishbowlDC]

Why Facebook Wouldn't Make Money 10 Years Ago - Posted September 18, 2013
Facebook posted strong second-quarter earnings, with 88 percent of its total revenue coming fr... [AllFacebook]

Food-Delivery Service Proudly Advertises on Porn Sites, Calls them the 'Unicorns' of Web Marketing - Posted September 17, 2013
Its traffic figures are huge, buying ad space on its sites is relatively cheap, and it's a pretty safe bet that your ads would stand out, as your competitors likely aren't placing their marketing there. With such a description, one might wonder what great untapped marketing resource could possibly be so... [FishbowlDC]

Iran Blocks Twitter, Facebook Again, Cites Technical Glitch - Posted September 17, 2013
UPDATED: For the first time since 2009, millions of ... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Senate Hopeful Cory Booker Sits Down For Watershed Instagram Interview With NowThis News - Posted September 16, 2013
New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate and Twitter phenom ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Still Dominates Social-Commerce Referrals But Lags Behind In Mobile - Posted September 16, 2013
Despite Facebook's strides in the mobile sector, only slightly more than 11 percent of the so... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Expand Into London's King's Cross Tech Cluster - Posted September 16, 2013
Facebook will set up shop in London'... [AllFacebook]

Daughtry Turns To Facebook, Twitter For Title, Artwork Of New Single - Posted September 13, 2013
Rock band Daughtry has taken to Facebook and Twitter for the title and artwork of its new sin... [AllFacebook]

Daughtry Turns To Facebook, Twitter For Title, Artwork Of New Single - Posted September 13, 2013
Rock band Daughtry has taken to Facebook and Twitter for the title and artwork of its new sin... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Twitter Vs. Facebook: A Tale Of Two IPOs - Posted September 12, 2013
From Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's mouth... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Announces Its IPO Filing in Tweet Form - Posted September 12, 2013
Today Twitter proved the rumors true and began the process of putting its shares on the market by "confidentially submitted an S-1 form to the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the process for an initial public offering." Did they push a press release? No. Did they schedule an event? No. They... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Sneaks Up On Facebook Advertising Like Hobbits Entering Mordor - Posted September 12, 2013
While the great eye of the tech community focused squarely on Apple this week, Twitter took the opportunity to sneak through the black gates of mobile advertising in a way that's SURE to shake up Facebook. And, ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Walmart Still Top U.S. Brand On Facebook For August; DealDash Leads Post Engagement Rate - Posted September 12, 2013
Walmart remained the top brand on Facebook in the U.S. for August, with nearly 31 million local fans, while ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Going Public, NSA Controversy, Home, 'Moving Fast' At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 - Posted September 12, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a variety of topics w... [AllFacebook]

Is Social Media the Wrong Place for 9/11 Tributes? - Posted September 11, 2013
As the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks comes and goes, we're left with a number of big misses by some pretty major brands who tried, and I would argue, frequently failed, in getting the tone just right. It's a tricky day for social med... [AllFacebook]

Are Resumes Becoming Archaic? - Posted September 11, 2013
When we read this piece on Fast Company, it became food for thought. Although resumes are necessary for systems purposes from a recruiting purposes and having a calling card, are they... [MediaJobsDaily]

10 #NeverForget Brand Tweets: Offensive or Acceptable? - Posted September 11, 2013
If you work in marketing, remember: there is no such thing as a *bad* 9/11 tribute. Throw it out there, see what works. -- Philip Bump (@pbump) September 11, 2013 He's joking, BTW. And if you didn't see this post coming, then you must not have logged on to Twitter today. It really... [FishbowlDC]

Why You Need To Verify Tweets Before Including Them In Your Reporting - Posted September 11, 2013
New York Times social media staff editor Daniel Victor shared a simple tweet last night that says a lot about the hit-and-run-with-it journalism industry today. This is journalism https://t.co/pLitaIgc8r— Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor) September 10, 201... [10,000 Words]

PR Fail: Business Insider CTO Pushed Out Over Horrible Tweets - Posted September 10, 2013
You mean there are puerile misogynists working at Business Insider? -- Irin Carmon (@irin) September 9, 2013 Apparently so--and "all opinions my own" statements on Twitter accounts aren't quite enough when said opinions are as noxious as those of Pax Dickinson... [FishbowlDC]

Kenneth Cole Says Controversial Tweets Are Great for Business - Posted September 9, 2013
One man's PR fail is another man's business plan...if that other man happens to be "designer with a conscience" Kenneth Cole. In case you thought some clueless intern wa... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook For Windows Phone Beta Update: 256-MB Devices Now Supported - Posted September 9, 2013
Most of the attention on the mobile side at Facebook goes to iOS and Android, but the social network hasn't forgotten about it... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Two APIs That Allow News Organizations To Tap Into Its Real-Time Public Posts - Posted September 9, 2013
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing LinkedIn-Like 'Professional Skills' Addition To 'About' Section - Posted September 9, 2013
Facebook added a teaspoon of Twitter to its test kitchen late last month with its test launch of ... [AllFacebook]

How The 70/30 Rule Can Rocket Your Twitter Presence To The Top - Posted September 7, 2013
How do you spread out your tweets throughout the day? Do you consciously choose when to send what, or are you more of a spontaneous tweeters? Spontaneity, if it's who you are, is a great thing. However, it can lead to a Twitter account that is "blotchy" - lots of... [AllTwitter]

10 Ways Topsy's Twitter Search Index Is an Invaluable PR Tool - Posted September 6, 2013
We have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. It's a journalistic necessity, a prime source for stories both breaking and obscure, an infinite time-suck and a wasteland for antisocial malcontents, failed comedians and partisan political junkies. One of the... [FishbowlDC]

More on Vocus' New PRWeb Social/Search 'Enhancements' - Posted September 6, 2013
This week Vocus announced new updates to its PRWeb service, so we'll take a minute to review. After adding security measures to prevent fraudulent press releases, the company made some tweaks to its product in the interest of m... [FishbowlDC]

PR Win: Chobani Contains 'Contaminated Yogurt' Story - Posted September 6, 2013
This morning brings a good example of a food brand nipping a potential PR disaster in the bud via social media: Greek-style yogurt giant Chobani had to recall all cups made at its Idaho plant due to mold contamination. Unfortunately, the company has received multiple reports of "bloated cups, odd-tasting yogurt,... [FishbowlDC]

PR Fail: Kenneth Cole Still Thinks War Is A Funny Promo Gimmick - Posted September 5, 2013
We have no idea who's in charge of the Kenneth Cole Twitter feed, but they clearly haven't learned that the prospect of armed conflict isn't a good tool for selling clothing. "Boots on the ground" or not, let's not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear -- Kenneth Cole (@KennethCole) September ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Jobvite Examines The State Of Social Recruiting - Posted September 5, 2013
LinkedIn is still th... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Hashtags Still Ineffective For Posts By Facebook Pages - Posted September 4, 2013
Despite Facebook's efforts to promote its hashtags feature since its June launch, includi... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Ruder Finn, Twitter and GolinHarris - Posted September 4, 2013
Ruder Finn has signed an agreement with S&W Public Relations to expand its presence into the central and western provinces of China. With the strategic partnership, Ruder Finn will have access to S&W's knowledge, insights, and resources in 21 cities throughout western China. S&W is especially active in Chongqing City and... [FishbowlDC]

Topsy Takes You Back To 2006 And Up To 426 Billion Tweets In Its Social Data Index - Posted September 4, 2013
426 billion tweets, dating back to the very first one in 2006. The entire history of Twitter - as well as tools to analyze in real-time tweets' influence, relevance, sentiment and geo-inference -- are to be contained in Topsy's social data index as of 11 AM EST today. It's... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Head Of Consumer And Mobile Marketing Kate Jhaveri Leaves For Twitter - Posted August 30, 2013
While Facebook was taking trending topics from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Trending Topics Module - Posted August 30, 2013
Hashtags and trending topics: Must be Twitter... [AllFacebook]

Pregnancy Test Creator e.p.t. Celebrates a Different Kind of 'Labor' Day - Posted August 30, 2013
e.p.t, creator of the home pregnancy test, is putting a baby-centric spin on the upcoming holiday by taking advantage of the dual meaning of the word "labor" with their #MyLaborDay contest. The promotion, geared tow... [FishbowlDC]

Prediction: Twitter Payment Processing Will Put Co-Founder's Company Out Of Business - Posted August 29, 2013
With all the 'Miley twerking' and Syria issues evolving, you may not have heard that Twitter has hired the former Ticketmaster CEO to be its head of commerce. Why care? If you were Twitter's co-founder, Jack Dorsey, you'd care. Here's why: ... [AllFacebook]

Findables Smartphone, Tablet Cases Allow Users To Share Facebook, Other Social Info Via QR Codes - Posted August 29, 2013
Cases for smartphones such as the iPhone 5 often serve other purposes aside from prot... [AllFacebook]

Twitter acquires social TV startup Trendrr - Posted August 28, 2013
If Twitter's acquisition of Bluefin Labs six months ago reflected its "commitment to the social TV market," then today's announcement that... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Twitter's New 'Editorialized Tweets' Feature Helps Highlight Earned Media Mentions - Posted August 28, 2013
The big tech blogs have all reported on The New York Times' recent experiment with what it calls "editorialized tweets". In case you missed it, the feature allows news organizations to highlight chosen quotes and sentences in a story and allow readers to instantly turn those sections into individual tweets with... [FishbowlDC]

Qwiqq, Buying Groups Enable Independent Retailers To Offer Flash Sales Via Facebook - Posted August 28, 2013
Independent retailers often turn to buying groups in order to obtain merchandise at lower prices, as manufacturers receiving larger orders usually offer discounts, but the purchasing power of buying groups hadn't made its way to Facebook and other social networks, until now. Enter mobile social commerce platform ... [AllFacebook]

More Brands Paying to Distribute Earned Media Mentions - Posted August 27, 2013
Here's another story about how PR and marketing should be best friends: more brands are spending money to bring at... [FishbowlDC]

Woobox Integrates YouTube, Video On Instagram, Vine With Facebook Video Contests - Posted August 21, 2013
Facebook application developer Woobox eliminated the need for ... [AllFacebook]

Internet to Dr. Phil: It's Not OK to Ask Whether It's OK to 'Have Sex With' a Drunk Girl - Posted August 21, 2013
Today in We Blame Oprah news: last night the Twitter account of one "Dr. Phil" McGraw (who had his license to practice psychiatry "retired" back in 1989 and is therefore not a licensed psychiatrist or any other kind of medical professional) asked its 1.2 million followers what we in The Real... [FishbowlDC]

Using Twitter to Monitor Food Safety at Restaurants - Posted August 20, 2013
Leonor Sierra of The University of Rochester reports, "A new system could tell you how likely it is for you to become ill if you visit a particular restaurant by 'listening' to the tweets from other restaurant patrons. The University ... [semanticweb.com]

Four Essential Tips To Repurpose Your Content So It's Tweet-Friendly - Posted August 17, 2013
One major hurdle businesses face when starting out with a social media marketing plan is coming up with great content... over and over again. Because of the real-time and always-on nature of Twitter and other social networks, there's a lot of pressure for... [10,000 Words]

Expion, Ignite Social Media Team Up On Social Advocator For Fans App For Facebook Brand Advocates - Posted August 17, 2013
Brand advocates can be an essential cog in the Facebook mark... [AllFacebook]

Friday Munchies: Seattle PD Gives Free PR to Frito-Lay at 'Hempfest' - Posted August 16, 2013
Boy oh boy, those sure do look like Scooby snacks. Frito-Lay--or, more specifically, Dorito's--received a bit of free viral PR this week via an unlikely source: the Seattle Police Department. On Saturday the city will host its annual "Hempfest", a gathering of like-minded people dedicated to making rope, oils and clothing from the... [FishbowlDC]

Michael Kors Launches Facebook App To Promote Three New Beauty And Fragrance Collections - Posted August 16, 2013
Fashion brand Michael Kors is no stranger to marketing on Fa... [AllFacebook]

SocialSafe Adds Backup Support For Video On Instagram - Posted August 16, 2013
SocialSafe added ... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Zbot Trojan Variant Creates Fake Instagram Accounts - Posted August 14, 2013
The creation and sale of fake likes and followers is not limited to Face... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Testing 'VIP' App Enabling Celebrities To Quickly Respond To Chatter - Posted August 13, 2013
Facebook is testing a new application, but unless you're a celebrity or you manage socia... [AllFacebook]

PassionTag Looks To Monetize Photo Sharing On Facebook - Posted August 13, 2013
Facebook users upload more than 350 million photos per day, and ... [AllFacebook]

FIFA Gears Up For 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil With Launch Of Three Facebook Pages - Posted August 12, 2013
The F d ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is gearing up for 2014 FIFA ... [AllFacebook]

Bottlenose Enterprise Wants To Be Your Artificial Analyst Team To Discover Trends And Insights - Posted August 12, 2013
Bottlenose earlier this month raised $3.6 million in Series A funding to help with its launch of Bottlenose Enterprise, the upcoming tool aimed at helping large companies discover and visualiz... [semanticweb.com]

Study Links Twitter Dialogue With TV Ratings -- Now What? - Posted August 8, 2013
Sure, you might like tweeting during ABC's #modernfamily, but have you ever wondered whether the Twitter dialogue might influence the show's ratings? The TV ratings powerhouse Nielsen says they've cracked the code on that relationship, with a first-of-its-kind study that proves a two-way causal influence between broadcast TV tune-in for a program... [AllFacebook]

Weirdos Sabotage Twitter Promotions While the WSJ Watches - Posted August 7, 2013
We all work in social media, so this may strike some as an odd question, but we'll ask it anyway: don't you just hate promoted tweets? If you answered "No, I love them; they provide essential information on goods and services that I may or may not purchase," then you must work... [FishbowlDC]

FanTree Allows Athletes, Celebrities To Sell Gear Via Flash Sales, Recognize Top Fans Via Facebook - Posted August 7, 2013
U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and Sunderland... [AllFacebook]

New York City Launches Second Annual #LoveNYC Instagram, Facebook Contest - Posted August 7, 2013
The City of New York launched its second annual #LoveNYC Instagram and Twitter photo contest, this time expanding its reach to Facebook since the social network ... [AllFacebook]

Just What Is the Relationship Between Twitter and TV? - Posted August 6, 2013
Marking another evolutionary step in the dynamics between the public and the ways we consume information, Nielsen has released its first survey measuring the impact of Twitter... [GalleyCat]

Farmers Protest Panera's Shaky Anti-Antibiotics Campaign - Posted August 6, 2013
Last week our sister site AllTwitter reported on a story that serves as a great example of a well-meaning social media marketing campaign that got a little too aggressive. Harping on the fact that it supposedly uses only "antibiotic-free" meat in its food, the Panera Bread chain's team created a campaign... [FishbowlDC]

Hanes Thinks Twitter Wants to Know the Color of Your Panties, You Sassy Girl! - Posted August 6, 2013
Sharing the color of your panties with the Twitterverse will make you feel liberated, independent, sassy and sexy! At least that's what Hanes' new Undercover Color campaign would like you to think. After selecting my hue from the color wheel provided on the campaign's... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: Nielsen releases study that proves causal relationship between Twitter and TV ratings - Posted August 6, 2013
Nielsen has just released a major study for the social TV world. The study "proves there is a causal relationship between Twitter conversation and TV ratings -- the volume of Tweets influences the number of TV viewers," as described by Twitter's communications... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Engineering Manager Rong Yan Joins Square - Posted August 2, 2013
Electronic payments startup Square dipped into Facebook's talent pool for the second time in the past few weeks, as its new data science lead is Rong Yan, an engineering manager on the social network's ads ... [AllFacebook]

Approval Of 'That's So Gay' Removed From International Olympic Committee's Social Media Moderation Policy - Posted August 2, 2013
The International Olympic Committee updated its social media moderation p... [AllFacebook]

Former BuzzFeed Writer Lands Fox Sitcom Writing Job Based on Witty Tweets - Posted August 2, 2013
This just in...if you're particularly cognizant about keeping your social media accounts professional and polished, you're pretty darn prudent (like we didn't already know that). When it comes to social media though you can take it one step further and consider it your online portfolio. Instead of being overly conscio... [MediaJobsDaily]

PRNewser Co-Founder Jason Chupick Joins MWW - Posted August 1, 2013
We're not prone to bragging about our accomplishments (cough cough), but today brings official word that MWW Group has hired Jason Chupick, the founding editor ... [FishbowlDC]

PRNewser Co-Founder Jason Chupick Joins MWW - Posted August 1, 2013
We're not prone to bragging about our accomplishments (cough cough), but today brings official word that MWW Group has hired Jason Chupick, the founding editor ... [GalleyCat]

Telco Giant Takes Another Semantic Step - Posted July 30, 2013
Starting today, if you're a customer of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. in Malaysia, you're going to be able to expand your notions of a more personalized web experience. The company's SingTel Digital Life Division has partnered with Nara to integrate its proprie... [semanticweb.com]

Job Post Statistics Reveal the Social Media Skills Employers Want in 2013 - Posted July 29, 2013
Employers are moving away from general social media skills in favor of proficiency with specific platforms, according to statistics from employment website Indeed.com. Scanning through the site's job listings for related keywords, Indeed analysts found that wit... [AllFacebook]

Book Discovery Tool BookVibe Uses Data from Twitter - Posted July 29, 2013
Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly reports, "BookVibe is a three-year old Big Data venture that has developed a ... [semanticweb.com]

Publicis and Omnicom Join to Create Agency Supernova, Inspire Twitter Jokes - Posted July 28, 2013
This weekend we moved a step closer to The Singularity as the world's two largest PR/marketing/advertising groups announce... [FishbowlDC]

McDonald's Canada Wants to Show You Where the Beef Is - Posted July 26, 2013
In case you never watched Dudley Do-Right as a kid, we'll let you in on a little secret: things are different in Canada. For instance, McDonald's Ontario recently added the McLobster to its menu. Let t... [GalleyCat]

Twitter Expands Its Ad Tool for TV Marketers - Posted July 26, 2013
Douglas MacMillan of Bloomberg recently wrote, "Twitter Inc., the microblogging site, expanded a service that lets advertisers direct promotions to viewers who tweet about shows they're watching on television. The ad-targeting... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's Social TV Group Hints At New Products - Posted July 26, 2013
Facebook is launching a new content group to work with the film and ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Nasty Gal Makes Nice On Facebook - Posted July 25, 2013
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal totals nearly 842,000 likes on its ... [AllFacebook]

POLL: 15 Percent Of Facebook Users Would Pay To Avoid Ads - Posted July 25, 2013
Maybe Biz Stone was onto something: Earlier this week, the Twitter co-founder suggest... [AllFacebook]

Chipotle Fakes Twitter Hack for 20th Anniversary Publicity Stunt - Posted July 25, 2013
Chipotle's official Twitter feed, @ChipotleTweets, appeared to have been hacked when it started sending out strange, seemingly random messages this past Sunday, like: Hi sweetie, can you please pick up some lime, salt, and onions? twitter -- Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) July 21, 2013 ... [FishbowlDC]

Chinese Social Network Sina Weibo Allows Non-China Users To Login With Facebook - Posted July 24, 2013
Facebook may still be blocked in China, but that hasn't stopped that country's leading social network, Sina Weibo, from tapping... [AllFacebook]

BET Slapped With Lawsuit Over Demise Of Unofficial Facebook Fan Page For 'The Game' - Posted July 24, 2013
Page administrators of successful but unofficial fan pages may want to le... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Testing Game Suggestion Ads In Mobile Notifications Feeds - Posted July 23, 2013
Facebook is testing a new ad unit that places game suggestions directly into the notifications feeds of mobile users, AllThingsD... [AllFacebook]

No Satisfaction: Advertising, Privacy Concerns Sink Facebook In Study By ACSI, ForeSee - Posted July 23, 2013
Facebook's efforts to ensure that advertising on the social network is unobtrusive and that ads are ... [AllFacebook]

Royal Baby PR: The Good, The Bad, The Money To Be Made - Posted July 22, 2013
Hooray everyone! We have a new prince! Release the publicists! With #RoyalBaby trending for most of the day on Twitter (along with some reference to Buckingham Palace, the Royal family, or David Cameron), it's only fitting that marketers raced to social media to try and tap into the excitement with some sort... [GalleyCat]

8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to the Royal Baby News - Posted July 22, 2013
The newest heir to the throne -- a boy -- came into the world today at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Although his parents have yet to announce his name, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter today and inspired... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Suggests $10-Per-Month Ad-Free Facebook Premium - Posted July 22, 2013
Despite the fact that Facebook has repeatedly stressed that it will never charge for its service... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Pacific Coast League - Posted July 22, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball tea... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: International League - Posted July 20, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues ... [AllFacebook]

A Quick Guide To Strengthening Your Brand's Voice On Twitter - Posted July 20, 2013
Describe your best friend in elementary school. Was she fun and happy? A bratty and playful kid? You probably have a pretty strong memory of her personality, even though you might not have seen her in years... but can you say the same for your brand? A brand's voice on social... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Speaker Boehner Posts First Vine Video - Posted July 18, 2013
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner's office is stretching its social media muscle with the posting of the Ohio congressman's first video with Twitter's Vine app today. So what was the occasion the House leader chose to capture? Representatives Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Todd Young (R-IN) preparing to deliver the... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Southern League - Posted July 18, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues with the cl... [AllFacebook]

Dakick Wants To Kick Event Recommendations Into High Gear - Posted July 17, 2013
What's the only and biggest startup in Istanbul, Turkey that's working on the semantic web? The answer is Dakick, says co-founder and general manager Serkan nsal, a service for more than 100,000 members in Turkey so far that is focused on ev... [semanticweb.com]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Eastern League - Posted July 17, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues wi... [AllFacebook]

MTV To Announce Video Music Awards Nominees Via Video On Instagram, Vine - Posted July 16, 2013
MTV will reveal nominations for its upcoming ... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Florida State League - Posted July 16, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continu... [AllFacebook]

Tennis Player Michael Russell Blames Publicist For Facebook Post Ripping Fellow Pro Lleyton Hewitt - Posted July 15, 2013
Professional tennis player Michael Russell resorted to the favored tactic of athletes and celebritie... [AllFacebook]

How Big Brands Use Hashtags On Facebook, And How You Can, Too - Posted July 15, 2013
In June, Facebook announced that status updates could include "clickable" hashtags. Users... [AllFacebook]

A Semantic Lift For Social Journalism - Posted July 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_38497" align="alignleft" width="304"]... [AllTwitter]

A Semantic Lift For Social Journalism - Posted July 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_38497" align="alignleft" width="304"]... [semanticweb.com]

UPDATED: Facebook Not Testing Syncing Of Status Updates With Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted July 12, 2013
Facebook appears to be testing a way to allow users to sync their status updates with Google Plus, Twitter, and LinkedIn. UPDATE: Th... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: South Atlantic League - Posted July 12, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams contin... [AllFacebook]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: New York-Penn League - Posted July 10, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continue... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Hopes To Be A 'Thorn' In The Side Of Child Pornography, Abuse - Posted July 9, 2013
Facebook is among the major Internet companies involved in talks with Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a Los Angeles-based organization started by ... [AllFacebook]

MyCurrent Widget Brings Facebook News Feed, Twitter Stream To PC, Mac Desktops - Posted July 8, 2013
More and more Facebook users are accessing the social network exclusively via mobile d... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Is Transforming The News - Posted July 8, 2013
These days, news gets out at an alarming speed. We no longer have to wait for the evening news or the morning paper to fi... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Posts Help Determine Suicide Risk? - Posted July 5, 2013
Can posts on Facebook and other social networks, and text me... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook's Outdated Web Encryption Technology May Have Enabled Prism - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook still uses encryption keys with 1,024-bit lengths, while the industry standard used by Internet companies -- including App... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Captures First Marriages in Calif. -- Prop 8 Plaintiffs Marry - Posted June 28, 2013
Goosebumps! CA AG Kamala Harris about to marry Berkeley plaintiffs in Prop 8 case. #BREAKING #Prop8 @KTVU pic.twitter.com/qjzo7pFbh5 -- David Stevenson (@DStevensonKTVU) June 28,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Social Recruiting Solution Work4 Labs Tops 6M Jobs Posted - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook social recruiting solution Work4 Labs reached a milestone Friday, topping 6 million jobs p... [AllFacebook]

Former Facebook Exchange Product Director Antonio Garcia-Martinez Joins Nanigans As Advisor - Posted June 27, 2013
Former Facebook Exchange Product Director ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Loses Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram To Square - Posted June 27, 2013
Facebook's ongoing revamp of its advertising will have to go on w... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Data Provided To Turkish Government - Posted June 26, 2013
Facebook responded emphatically and quickly to a report that it cooperated with the government in ... [AllFacebook]

LifeStyles Condoms, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Use Facebook Hashtags In #KnowYourStatus Campaign - Posted June 26, 2013
Marking one of the first uses of Facebook hashtags in a marketing campaign, ... [AllFacebook]

How Political Social Media Director Neenz Faleafine Used Facebook To Win Votes - Posted June 26, 2013
I recently caught up with Neenz Faleafine, who has worked on a variety of ... [AllFacebook]

What's Matthew Boyle Tweeting? - Posted June 25, 2013
Windbag Investigative journalist Matthew Boyle from Breitbart hasn't had the best track record on reporting stories for the site since he jumped from The Daily Caller at the end of 2012. (Remember when he repor... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What's Matthew Boyle Tweeting? - Posted June 25, 2013
Windbag Investigative journalist Matthew Boyle from Breitbart hasn't had the best track record on reporting stories for the site since he jumped from The Daily Caller at the end of 2012. (Remember when he repor... [FishbowlNY]

Rolex At Wimbledon Facebook App Takes The Court - Posted June 25, 2013
Rolex is the only sponsor at the ... [AllFacebook]

Why Facebook Hashtags Will Revolutionize #SocialRecruiting - Posted June 25, 2013
It's finally happened: Hot on the heels of Google Plus' recent addition of hashtags ... [AllFacebook]

What's Up In Kalamazoo? Topsy Updates Geo-Inference Model To Boost Brands' Location-Specific Insight - Posted June 25, 2013
Real-time social analytics company Topsy has updated its geo-inference model so that brands can better track location-specific trends popping up among Twitter users. Its tool now can identify the origin of over 95 percent of tweets at the country level, 50 percent of tweets at the state level, 30 percent of... [semanticweb.com]

Video On Instagram By Justin Bieber Tops 1M Likes - Posted June 24, 2013
Justin Bieber became the first celebrity to reach 1 million likes for a post using Video on Instagram, Instagram parent Facebook confirmed to ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Developing Mobile News Reader - Posted June 24, 2013
The big debate last week was over whether Facebook would announce a ... [AllFacebook]

Logo announces first soap opera exclusively on Vine - Posted June 24, 2013
Vine is no longer just a trendy social media tool for short video. The Twitter-owned video app is now the medium in which logo will air a 22-episode series titled, "... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Video On Instagram Draws Mixed Reaction - Posted June 21, 2013
Facebook's introduction of Video on Instagram Thursday and its potential ... [AllFacebook]

Vine Vs. Video On Instagram: The Jockeying Starts Early, But Is There Room For Both? - Posted June 20, 2013
Is there enough room for both Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine and ... [AllFacebook]

MyPermissions Debuts Real-Time App-Permissions Scanners - Posted June 20, 2013
Application security provider MyPermissions Thursday launched real-time application-permissions scanners in the form of apps for iOS and ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Acquires Location Filtering App Spindle - Posted June 19, 2013
Twitter has acquired the startup Spindle, whose namesake app allows users to search for Twitter content created near them. The app, which finds locally produced content from Twitter and Facebook, will shut down, the company said. The Boston-based team of ro... [AllFacebook]

FTC Threatens to Give Bieber a Spanking - Posted June 19, 2013
Most 19-year-olds don't get a chance to visit outer space, leave their pet monkeys stranded in Germany or ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science Of Social Job Sharing, From Work4 Labs - Posted June 19, 2013
Facebook and other social networks can be valuable tools for employees seeking to recruit "passive" candidates -- those not actively looking for new jobs, but likely to switch for the right opportunity -- according to a recently published a white paper on social job sharing by social recruiting company Work4 Labs. ... [AllFacebook]

Michael Kors Digital Campaign Taps Instagram, Twitter - Posted June 18, 2013
Luxury accessories designer Michael Kors launched its "What's in Your Kors" digital-media campaign Tuesday, focusing its efforts on Facebook-owned photo-sharing network ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Draining Your Batteries? Try Uninstalling And Using Its Mobile Site - Posted June 18, 2013
Reports continue to circulate that Facebook's mobile applications are draining the batteries of users' devices, so Kevin P... [AllFacebook]

San Francisco Mayor Applauds Tech Industry as Public Concern About Skyrocketing Rents Grows - Posted June 17, 2013
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee today pointed to the growth of the technology industry as a major success of his administration, even as anger in the city has mounted over skyrocketing rents and urban congestion worsened by the fleet of private buses that ta... [AllFacebook]

Sen. Mitch McConnell's Campaign Uses Facebook To Entertain, Persuade Voters - Posted June 17, 2013
From cat videos to "The Harlem Shake," the ... [AllFacebook]

Fake Twitter Account of the Week: PRISM - Posted June 14, 2013
Not only has the U.S. government been tracking your email and cell phone metadata, but, by the looks of it, it's been tweeting about it! Scratch that. On second glance, @PRISM_NSA is a fake account. But it's a clever one, able to find a surveillance tie-in for timely topics as wide-ranging as... [AllFacebook]

Breitbart News' Exclusive Source: Twitter - Posted June 14, 2013
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave Breitbart News exclusive information yesterday, revealing the same things he exclusively told his 16,000 Twitter followers hours earlier. 20 brazen self pr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Breitbart News' Exclusive Source: Twitter - Posted June 14, 2013
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave Breitbart News exclusive information yesterday, revealing the same things he exclusively told his 16,000 Twitter followers hours earlier. 20 brazen self pr... [FishbowlNY]

The Best Of Facebook, There For The Taking - Posted June 14, 2013
Everyone is on Facebook, truly. Kids complain about their grandparents commenting on their statuses. Colleagues rave about its potential for ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook To Account For 12.9 Percent Of Mobile Internet Ad Revenues In 2013 - Posted June 13, 2013
According to the latest report from ... [AllFacebook]

Hashtags Are Now Clickable On Facebook - Posted June 12, 2013
It's official: Hashtags -- long a staple of Twitter, as well as Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram -- became clickable on Facebook Wednesday. Facebook said in ... [AllFacebook]

Open Graph Sponsored Stories: Laser-Focused Ad-Targeting For Facebook Apps, Content - Posted June 7, 2013
Mobile application install ads and domain sponsored stories are currently the most widely used ways for advertising apps or conte... [AllFacebook]

Breaking Into Facebook With Break Media -- An Interview With Chris Strickland - Posted June 7, 2013
On the Internet, funny and interesting videos reign supreme as the leading form of entertainment. You've most likely been exposed to them at some point: There are videos of pranks being played, and people and animals doing crazy stuff. There are countless videos of parodies, events, and the sometimes-confusing memes. While... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

News From The Facebook Ecosystem: Shift, Teckler, Brand Networks - Posted June 6, 2013
Social marketing platform Shift released its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Users Seeing Polls About Home In Sponsored Stories - Posted June 5, 2013
In the past, Facebook has used polls i... [AllFacebook]

Hilarious "Mayor vs. Bear" Tweets Go Viral - Posted June 4, 2013
A 250-pound bear climbs a tree in Connecticut, and the local mayor live tweets about it. It sounds like a pretty standard day on Twitter, but this particular encounter was different. It went crazy viral. How does a seemingly ordinary alert from a mayor about a bear incident become the subject of... [10,000 Words]

OMGPOP Is History As Part Of Zynga Cuts - Posted June 4, 2013
Draw Something developer ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Parents Have No Clue What Their Kids Are Doing On Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted June 4, 2013
Parents may think they know what their teenagers a... [AllFacebook]

Why Two Industry Giants -- Walmart and Viacom -- Have Semantic Technology In Their Sites - Posted June 3, 2013
The opening keynotes at this week's Semantic Technology and Business Conference saw two industry giants pump up the volume about how, and why, to apply semantic technology in the enterprise. At Viacom, the largest pure-play medi... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Removes Ads From Firm That Promises To Lie For Its Customers - Posted May 31, 2013
Dishonesty appears to be a theme this Friday, but in this case,... [AllFacebook]

White House Press Corps Hacked! - Posted May 31, 2013
Looks like @whpresscorps forgot to turn on Twitter's new two-factor authentication. Someone appears to have hacked into the account as dissatisfied tweets about that off-the-record meeting with Attorney Gen. Eric Holder yesterday began appearing around 2 a.m. HuffPost first reported the news this morning at 4:41 a.m. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Press Corps Hacked! - Posted May 31, 2013
Looks like @whpresscorps forgot to turn on Twitter's new two-factor authentication. Someone appears to have hacked into the account as dissatisfied tweets about that off-the-record meeting with Attorney Gen. Eric Holder yesterday began appearing around 2 a.m. HuffPost first reported the news this morning at 4:41 a.m. ... [FishbowlNY]

Google Chrome Extension Silencer Helps Facebook, Twitter Users Avoid Spoilers - Posted May 30, 2013
Google Chrome users: Do you have Facebook friends that ignore your pleas to not reveal spoilers about your favorite ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter, TV, and Semantic Technology - Posted May 30, 2013
Michael Learmonth of Ad Age reports, "Twitter is attempting to deepen its links to TV -- as well as skim TV ad budgets -- with a series of new media deals and technology to target ads at TV viewers. Twitter's ad pitch has been consistent over the ... [semanticweb.com]

Dish Network's Social App Brings Facebook, Twitter To Its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR - Posted May 30, 2013
Satellite-TV provider Dish Network continues to integrate Facebook into its offerings with its launch Thursda... [AllFacebook]

INQ Android App SO.HO Now Includes Instagram Feeds, Along With Facebook News Feed, Twitter - Posted May 30, 2013
In March, U.K.-based social application creator INQ released Android app ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Verified Pages - Posted May 29, 2013
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. ... [AllFacebook]

Idcloak Technologies' IP Port Proxies Enable Full Facebook Access In Countries Where It Is Blocked - Posted May 28, 2013
With Facebook periodically finding itself bl... [AllFacebook]

Ashton Kutcher: Facebook Is The 'New Religion' - Posted May 24, 2013
While teenagers may not be enthusiastic about Facebook, the company has a fan in Ashton Kutcher. The actor and angel investor, who is... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Global Head Of Brand Design Paul Adams Joins Startup Intercom - Posted May 24, 2013
Facebook Global Head of Brand Design Paul ... [AllFacebook]

'Jello-O' Saw Your #FML Tweet and is Here to 'Fun Your Life' as Requested - Posted May 24, 2013
If you're a Twitter user, you're familiar with the hashtag #FML, a shortened version of a certain profane statement that usually accompanies self-pitying tweets like these: At the self serve check out buying cheese n ba... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Facebook Delivers More Social Commerce Conversions, But Pinterest Users Spend More - Posted May 22, 2013
Facebook delivers much higher conversion rates than Pinterest or Twitter in terms of ... [AllFacebook]

Washington State Passes Bill Protecting Facebook Passwords Of Employees, Job Applicants - Posted May 22, 2013
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that bans employers from dema... [AllFacebook]

How social media erupted about the cancellations of Happy Endings and Smash - Posted May 22, 2013
With the TV upfronts come announcements of cancellations as networks set their schedules for the fall. As social TV grows it becomes easier and easier to understand how fans feel about these decisions they usually have no control over. Social media analytics company ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Why Life Without Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Would Suck - Posted May 22, 2013
Facebook has an algorithm (externally known as EdgeRank) that determines who sees which posts at which times. It's meant to... [AllFacebook]

Video StoryEngine Helps Brands Get 'iNvolved' With Videos On Facebook - Posted May 21, 2013
Another way to promote brands through videos on Fa... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Teens Still Use Facebook (And Can Master Privacy Settings) - Posted May 21, 2013
Yes, teenagers use Facebook. And although whether or not they'll be using Facebook in a few years remains to be seen, the s... [AllFacebook]

Likeable Media Introduces LikeableAds.com - Posted May 21, 2013
Likeable Media, a social media marketing provider, announced the launch of LikeableAds.com and its new me... [AllFacebook]

Nimble 3.0 Allows Brands To Be More Nimble In Managing Facebook Relationships - Posted May 21, 2013
Customer-relationship-management tool Nimble announced the release of ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Hashtags Getting Closer? - Posted May 21, 2013
Rumors began surfacing in March that Facebook would add a ... [AllFacebook]

Dish Anywhere Adds Tighter Facebook Integration - Posted May 20, 2013
Satellite-TV provider Di... [AllFacebook]

Oakland Raiders Touch Down At Facebook HQ - Posted May 20, 2013
Facebook's headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Expion Unleashes Suite Of New Social Marketing Tools - Posted May 20, 2013
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new t... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Testing Video-Sharing Feature - Posted May 20, 2013
In January, Facebook prevented Twitter-owned video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Finance, Airlines, and Telecom Prove Most 'Socially Devoted' Industries on Twitter - Posted May 20, 2013
"Social listening" -- the practice of brands tuning in to what customers are saying to them and about them on social media -- is a hot topic, and we've talked a lot about the increasing importance of brand responsiveness. While many companies are ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Changes That Would Greatly Improve Facebook - Posted May 17, 2013
Many of Facebook's more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree -- the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more... [AllFacebook]

Facebook App Puts Users' Faces On Cover Of Resident Evil Revelations - Posted May 17, 2013
The box art for ... [AllFacebook]

Rupert Murdoch: 'Look Out, Facebook' - Posted May 17, 2013
News Corp. Chairman and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Social Integration Platform Mass Relevance Announces Major Milestones - Posted May 16, 2013
Mass Relevance, a social integration platform that worked with Facebook and CNN on Election Ins... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Introducing Facebook For Google Glass - Posted May 16, 2013
While there have been two unofficial Facebook applications for Google Glass, Google announced Thursday at its I/O conference that an ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Shortcuts - Posted May 16, 2013
Who doesn't love a good shortcut, especially when it comes to Facebook and other social networks? Social analytics firm Quintly compiled a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Launches IPhone App - Posted May 15, 2013
Viralheat, a Facebook marketing platform, announced Wednesday a way that users can manage their Facebook pages on the go, with an ... [AllFacebook]

Optimal Analytics Allows Brands On Facebook To Analyze Performance Vs. Competitors - Posted May 15, 2013
Self-service ad-buying and analytics platform ... [AllFacebook]

The Onion Gets Hacked, Shares Insights - Posted May 14, 2013
The pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army has had its fair share of huge hacking attempts. With propaganda messages spilling out from outlets like the Associated Press and The Guardian, hacks from the group have become more prevalent than ever before on media outlets. However, they made a mistake earlier this month: hack... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: Facebook Reigns Supreme In South Asia - Posted May 14, 2013
Facebook is handily winning the battle of social networks in south Asia. According to a new study by Jana, Facebook is the social ne... [AllFacebook]

ESPN and Twitter expand their partnership with video at the center - Posted May 13, 2013
Upfront week is already proving to be the platform for major social TV announcements. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ESP... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Director Of Corporate Communications Larry Yu Announces Departure - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Mobile App Install Ads Help Make Social Top Source Of App Discovery - Posted May 8, 2013
Social networks including Facebook and Twitter were the most effective marketing chann... [AllFacebook]

Ribbon Brings Together Facebook Friends When Traveling - Posted May 7, 2013
Say you're planning a big trip to New York. You want to get in touch with friends to go to a movie or a concert while you're in the Big Apple, but can't remember ex... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: The Onion Hacked | Kurtz Pay Hit | Scripps Revenue Down - Posted May 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

REPORT: Super Bowl Ads? Small Businesses Would Rather Have Large Facebook Communities - Posted May 6, 2013
Small business owners surveyed by office-products giant Staples would rather have large ... [AllFacebook]

The Wrong Path? Facebook Cuts Off Access To Find Friends API From Social Network's App - Posted May 6, 2013
Social network Path became the latest application to lose access to Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Hearsay Social Ramps Up Focus On Social Sales With Two New Products - Posted May 6, 2013
Social sales and marketing software provider Hearsay Social bro... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Not Concerned With Reports Of Young Users Avoiding Site - Posted May 2, 2013
It seems like on a monthly basis, there's been a report or study that says teens and young adults are ... [AllFacebook]

Warren Buffett Joins Twitter - Posted May 2, 2013
Investor Warren Buffett joined Twitter and sent his first tweet out less than an hour ago ("Warren is in the house") and has already amassed more than 65,000 followers. Update at 2:15 p.m.: 95,916 followers. The lone tweet has been retweeted more... [AllFacebook]

Visualizing Marketing Success On Instagram Takes Imagination - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook-owned photo sharing network Instagram is starting to become more ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Hopes the Public Will Take Responsibility for Security Issues - Posted April 30, 2013
Much of life is figuring out what, exactly, we as people are responsible for: ourselves, our communities, our social media accounts... At least this is how Twitter wants the public and private companies to handle their Twitter profiles. With the ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Hopes the Public Will Take Responsibility for Security Issues - Posted April 30, 2013
Much of life is figuring out what, exactly, we as people are responsible for: ourselves, our communities, our social media accounts... At least this is how Twitter wants the public and private companies to handle their Twitter profiles. With the ... [GalleyCat]

Social TV: Facebook Vs. Twitter Vs. Tumblr - Posted April 30, 2013
Facebook has a perception problem in ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Adds Social Login And Explore Features - Posted April 30, 2013
Viralheat, which allows users to better manage their Facebook pages, announced Tuesday that ... [AllFacebook]

Shoutlet Adds VP Of Application Development, Two Board Members - Posted April 30, 2013
Cloud-based social marketing platform Shoutlet added to its executive ranks ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: T-Mobile USA Was Most Responsive U.S. Brand On Facebook In 1Q - Posted April 30, 2013
Mobile service provider T-Mobile USA was the mo... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Despite Facebook's Social Recruiting Growth, LinkedIn Still Dominates - Posted April 30, 2013
Despite the growth of social recruiting... [AllFacebook]

What if Twitter launched a #TV app? Here's what it could look like - Posted April 27, 2013
On the VC panel at the Lost Remote Show, Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital, praised Twitter's approach to building a standalone music app that ties to external services like Spotify. He raised the idea that Twitter could do the same for TV, which certainly s... [Inside 3D Printing News]

5 Essential Tips For Local Businesses On Twitter - Posted April 27, 2013
Twitter is working hard to become a place for local businesses and customers to connect - so now's the time to develop your local strategy. We've compiled 5 tips for local businesses to maximize their impact on Twitter, helping you use your 140 characters to reach the customers that care about... [AllTwitter]

When News Breaks, How Does Facebook React? - Posted April 26, 2013
The recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon showed the expanding role of social media when it comes to the ... [AllFacebook]

Leveraging The Power of Facebook Advertising: Three Things To Know - Posted April 25, 2013
We know that brands will only see meaningful engagement when they put people at the center of their Facebook strategies. But even with insightful, brilliant creative ideas executed perfectly, it's still highly unlikely that most fans will see a given post. In fact, you may have heard the dreaded 16 percent... [AllFacebook]

'Excedrin' Manages to Make Migraines into a Fun Facebook Sweepstakes - Posted April 25, 2013
Ever feel like you're living in The Truman Show and every ad you see is geared directly at you? While we know that this is becoming more and more true with targeted online ads, it still never fails to freak me out when I am merrily going about my business, and... [FishbowlDC]

How Secure Are Your Social Media Accounts? - Posted April 24, 2013
A hacked Twitter account is nothing new. Unfortunately, on a regular basis I get suspicious direct messages and tweets from friends and followers with links to who knows where. They've been hacked. Usually, their friends flag that and it's quickly cleaned up. But what happens when that hacked account has more than... [10,000 Words]

How Should Brands Respond to Tragedy on Social Media? - Posted April 23, 2013
This post was co-written by the author and his wife, ... [GalleyCat]

Twitter, Viacom And The Future Of Micro-Blogging - Posted April 20, 2013
It seems the popular micro-blogging service Twitter has something up its sleeve and is about to make the jump from micro-blogging to a full-fledged media platform. We know that Twitter is currently in tal... [AllTwitter]

TweetDeck Apps and Social Commerce App Flattr Felled by Twitter's API Rules - Posted April 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_124673" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image via Flattr[/caption] In its ongoing efforts to police how its data is used by third-party apps, Twitter this week shut down mobile TweetDeck apps, Facebook integration with TweetDeck an... [AllFacebook]

TweetDeck's Facebook Integration Ends May 7 - Posted April 19, 2013
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter expands TV push as BBC America announces video partnership - Posted April 19, 2013
While the nation was riveted on the Boston bombings manhunt, BBC America announced in a tweet that it had inked a deal with Twitter to offer the "first in-tweet branded video synced to an entertainment TV ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Teens Tired Of Facebook? - Posted April 19, 2013
One of the main topics concerning Facebook now is whether or not teenagers are getting tired of the site, or are avoiding the social network completely because it's not cool. Younger users also likely have reservations about joining a site where their parents are, preferring Tumblr and ot... [AllFacebook]

How the Pros Use Pinterest to Build Buzz - Posted April 19, 2013
Fast Company recently reported that Pinterest was not only one of the most visited sites in the country, but also that purchases made through the site bring in twice the revenue per order than through Fa... [FishbowlDC]

Prominent Data Journalist Joins Twitter Flock - Posted April 18, 2013
Simon Rogers, a prominent data journalist who led the Guardian's Datablog, will join Twitter as its first data editor. One of Rogers's most highly regarded projects... [AllFacebook]

Breaking News and Social Media: Stop Fighting It - Posted April 18, 2013
Social media and journalism are back in the ring this week. They're both pretty strong contenders, but not without their weaknesses. In the immortal words of Paulie Pennino, let's blow these punch-outs. In this corner: Journalism ... [10,000 Words]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Personal Information Are You Sharing On Facebook? - Posted April 17, 2013
As a former con man once pointed out, the more personal information you have publicly on Facebook, the easier it is for an identity thief to strike. NextAdvisor.com compiled an infographic showing how often identity thieves use social media, and what kind of information Facebook users share. ... [AllFacebook]

Two Quiet, High-Profile Hires For Facebook - Posted April 17, 2013
According to reports, Facebook has quietly hired Richard Williamson, who led the ill-fated Apple Maps effort and was fired last November, and Loren Brichter, designer of the original ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Partner Category Targeting: Is Your Head Spinning Yet? - Posted April 16, 2013
Recently, Facebook announced something called partner category targeting, which lets us run ads based on a user's retail shopping behavior and other offline information. ... [AllFacebook]

News Of Boston Marathon Explosions Spreads Through Facebook - Posted April 15, 2013
Not long after two explosions reportedly killed two people and injured several others Monday at the Boston Marathon, people started using Facebook to not only share news, but to share well wishes for those involved and donate to the American Red Cross. Runners and spectators on the scene have also ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Has Acquired Music App We Are Hunted - Posted April 12, 2013
Twitter is getting into the music streaming business. The social networking company has agreed to acquire the San Francisco-based music streaming startup We are Hunted, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The company is shutting down wearehunted.com, bu... [PRNewser]

Twitter Has Acquired Music App We Are Hunted - Posted April 12, 2013
Twitter is getting into the music streaming business. The social networking company has agreed to acquire the San Francisco-based music streaming startup We are Hunted, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The company is shutting down wearehunted.com, bu... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Netflix Already Using Facebook To Break Company News - Posted April 11, 2013
It didn't take long for Netflix to start informing investors through Facebook. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that companies can keep investors abreast of news through Fac... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Xbox Director Departs After Twitter Overshare - Posted April 11, 2013
Today in No, You're Not a Company Spokesperson news: last week some gamer blogs let their readers know that the new Microsoft Xbox, scheduled for a reveal in May, will require users to maintain "an active internet connection" at all times. Now get ready for a shocker: some people who own... [FishbowlDC]

MTV Movie Awards To Feature Facebook Integration - Posted April 10, 2013
The MTV Movie Awards April 14 will feature the social network ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Won't Verify Its Own Founder's Parents - Posted April 10, 2013
Establishing a "verified" Twitter account can be even more important than snagging a great handle. Why? Because if your group or client has any imitators, he/she/it will be battling them in order to establish authenticity. We know people tend to trust whatever they find on the Internet (ha ha), but do... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Videos Discovered Via Facebook Will More Likely Be Watched Until They End - Posted April 10, 2013
Although 65 percent of Web users access ... [AllFacebook]

Stephen Colbert Forces Bill Clinton to Tweet Like the Rest of Us - Posted April 9, 2013
You'd think former President Bill Clinton, master of shameless self-promotion, would know all about hyping himself on Twitter, right? Apparently not! In his famous state of perpetual insecurity, Clinton asks Stephen Colbert, "What if you tweet and nobody tweets back?" Colbert isn't just a genius when it comes to self-promotion: he knows... [FishbowlDC]

5 Tips For Mastering Mobile Facebook Advertising - Posted April 9, 2013
Recently, eMarketer announced that mobile Facebook advertising now receives more mobile display advertising dollars than... [AllFacebook]

The Art of Online Reputation Management - Posted April 9, 2013
Full disclosure: we recently Googled a friend from long ago to see what he/she had been up to in recent years and found ourselves confronted by an entire images page filled with mugshots. Is there a point to this sad story? There is! Yesterday our sister site ... [FishbowlDC]

Looks Like Vine Is Here to Stay - Posted April 9, 2013
Our readers may be forgiven for responding to Twitter's Vine app with a shrug and a "meh." When we first saw it, we were very skeptical of reports that it was the hot new thing among the kids who've apparently grown bored with Facebook and don't follow politics or tech news... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Blocks Access To Unauthorized Pre-Release Version Of Home - Posted April 8, 2013
Some tech-savvy users of Android devices were able to ex... [AllFacebook]

Offerpop Adds One-Click Facebook Open Graph Actions To Photo Contest App - Posted April 8, 2013
Social marketing platform Offerpop relea... [AllFacebook]

Business Wire Adds Nuvi Social Media Monitoring Reports - Posted April 8, 2013
Companies that use Business Wire to release information to the media can now track how their content performed on Facebook and other ... [AllFacebook]

12 Tricks The Pros Use To Hack Facebook - Posted April 5, 2013
A total of 40 percent of all interaction on Facebook occurs in the News Feed, yet most brands experienced a 47 percent drop in reach in the past six months. How can you get your reach back? ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Major League Baseball Facebook Standings At Opening Of 2013 Season - Posted April 5, 2013
The New York Yankees may be injury-plagued and off to a sluggish start to the 2013 ... [AllFacebook]

Damage Control in China: Bow Down Before Your Leaders! - Posted April 5, 2013
PR in China: it's a brave new world! Yet, despite all the talk of a dirty "black PR" industry and the ... [FishbowlDC]

Target Responds to Plus-Size 'Manatee Grey' Dress Fiasco - Posted April 5, 2013
A Target shopper recently noticed that the color of a grey plus-size dress was listed on the store's website as "Manatee Grey" (and the image of a manatee may not be the most flatterin... [FishbowlDC]

A Tour Of Facebook's Home On Android - Posted April 4, 2013
It's not exactly a Facebook phone. It's not exactly a Facebook application. It's Home, and it will be on select Android devices starting April 12. The company announced Thursday that the HTC First, as pr... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite Hoots About Its First Quarter - Posted April 4, 2013
Social media management system ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Doesn't Kill Productivity After All - Posted April 4, 2013
Does your company prohibit you from accessing Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube at work? Quite a few do, citing the ability of cute animal videos and status updates to distract employees from the work at hand. But according to ... [FishbowlDC]

How A Company Gained Younger Customers Through Facebook Marketing - Posted April 3, 2013
Probiotic yogurt products that are aimed at digestive health aren't always the most exciting things. However, Lifeway Foods has used Facebook to not only grow awareness of the brand, but to ma... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Accounts For $3 Of Every $10 Spent On Mobile Display Ads - Posted April 3, 2013
Revised forecasts by ... [AllFacebook]

Can Anyone Guess What Beyonc Will Do Tomorrow? - Posted April 3, 2013
A Jay-Z post deserves a Beyonc follow-up, right? Well, this week everyone's favorite star-spangled pop star made a very...strange video announcement. We only know this thanks to the clip below and the #BeyHereNow hashtag. It's not an ... [FishbowlDC]

Please Don't Use Vine: It's Boring - Posted April 3, 2013
When Vine was launched in January, I immediately thought it could be a new tool for reporters and wrote about it here. I didn't have any particular good ideas, but was interested to see how peop... [10,000 Words]

SEC Allows Companies To Announce News To Investors Through Facebook - Posted April 2, 2013
Soon, investors will be able to learn more about companies in the same space where they play Candy Crush Saga. The ... [AllFacebook]

WWE Trains For WrestleMania 29 With HootSuite Command Center, New Facebook Game - Posted April 2, 2013
World Wrestling Entertainment is gearing up for its WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view event Sunday, and social media management system HootSuite is entering the ring with The Rock and John Cena... [AllFacebook]

Sprint Manages to Run a Decent April Fools' Campaign - Posted April 1, 2013
So we're not really into this whole April Fools' thing. On the one hand, we are amused by the American Eagle "spray-on jeans" and the number of users who took to Twitter in an attempt to be the 1000th person to ask "Is this Google nose thing for real? I've been... [FishbowlDC]

Beyond Facebook's Makeover: If Text Is 'Dead,' How Will Advertisers (Finally) Start Monetizing Photos? - Posted March 29, 2013
Remember the kindergarten game, "Show and Tell?" Based on its more mobile-friendly ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Brand Chatter Doesn't Always Leave an Impression - Posted March 28, 2013
Everybody loved the recent back-and-forth between Kit Kat and Oreo on Twitter, and we're fond of the "is it an April Fool's joke or not" concept behind Scope's new "bacon mouthwash" campaign. But this little interaction between Charmin (wh... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Facebook Employees Katherine Losse, Brandee Barker Exchange Pleasantries - Posted March 28, 2013
A war of words broke out between Katherine Losse, an earl... [AllFacebook]

Weight Watchers Finds Its New Spokeswoman on Twitter - Posted March 28, 2013
Here's an interesting case study in crowdsourced social media branding: Weight Watchers, which faced some PR challenges when its spokeswoman Jessica Simpson got pregnant in the middle of her contract, found its newest celebrity backer ... [FishbowlDC]

NYPD Tells Cops: Don't Post Racist Tweets, Please - Posted March 28, 2013
Here's a painfully simple lesson to stop an HR problem from becoming a big PR problem: discourage your employees from using their personal Twitter accounts to share their horribly racist opinions with the rest of the world. To readers who don't live in New York and may have missed the story, two... [FishbowlDC]

Human Rights Campaign's Marriage Equality Avatar Goes Viral - Posted March 27, 2013
If you haven't seen the photo to the left, it's a safe bet you haven't been on Facebook in the past 24 hours. The Human Rights Campaign's drive for marriage equality has taken social media by storm as the Supreme Court hears arguments in ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Advertising, Marketing Firms Moontoast, SocialCode To Collaborate - Posted March 26, 2013
Two winners in Facebook's recent Prefe... [AllFacebook]

Digg Founder Kevin Rose Gives @Milk Handle to Small Creamery - Posted March 25, 2013
Kevin Rose, the serial entrepreneur known for founding Digg, has given away his very valuable "@milk" Twitter handle to the small Straus Family Creamery based in Marshall, California per a Tweet moments ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Essential Elements Of A Great Twitter Content Strategy - Posted March 23, 2013
What's your Twitter strategy? If you tried answering this question with "Ummm, we tweet a lot, and we use hashtags," that's not good enough. To be successful on Twitter - whether you're tweeting on behalf of a Fortune 500, the small mom-and-pop down the streed or your own personal brand - you n... [AllTwitter]

3 Ways Facebook Hashtags Could Help Brands - Posted March 22, 2013
The latest rumored change in the Facebook model is hashtags. The company hasn't confirmed it yet, but most observers expect ... [FishbowlDC]

Did Oreo Win Twitter Again? (Yes, They Did) - Posted March 22, 2013
We missed this social media branding win last week, but when the words "Oreo" and "social media" showed up together on our Twitter feed this morning we knew we had to check it out. Seems like the team at 360i (see below)** won again in a friendly exchange between the cookie... [FishbowlDC]

Coke Clarifies: Social Buzz Complements Long-Term Sales - Posted March 21, 2013
You've probably heard that everyone's talking about Coca-Cola's social media reveal this week. According to the soft drink giant, the fact that... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Buzz Helps Boost TV Ratings - Posted March 21, 2013
The biggest PR/marketing story of the week so far involves Coca-Cola's surprising announcement that social media "buzz" doesn't translate to short-term boosts in sales. On t... [FishbowlDC]

RIP to the Brooklyn Nets' Amazing PR Twitter Feed - Posted March 20, 2013
We are sad to report today, via various sources, that the nascent Brooklyn Nets PR department has (at least temporarily) abandoned its incredible Twitter account. Some speculate that the decision to "go in a different direction" on the social media front came after pretty much everyone on the Internet mocked truly... [GalleyCat]

RIP to the Brooklyn Nets' Amazing PR Twitter Feed - Posted March 20, 2013
We are sad to report today, via various sources, that the nascent Brooklyn Nets PR department has (at least temporarily) abandoned its incredible Twitter account. Some speculate that the decision to "go in a different direction" on the social media front came after pretty much everyone on the Internet mocked truly... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Pushes IOS Users To Post More - Posted March 20, 2013
Are you an iPhone user who hasn't posted to Facebook in a bit? Facebook wants to change that. Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet tweeted that Facebook pushed a notification to his iPhone, asking him to post something. ... [AllFacebook]

Former Apple Exec Thinks the Company's PR Strategy Is All Wrong - Posted March 19, 2013
Over the last few weeks, we've posted several stories about Apple's newer, more aggressive PR strategy in the post-Jobs era. Not only is the tech giant focused on pushing i... [FishbowlDC]

HootSuite Rolls Out HootSuite Assignments Google Chrome Extension - Posted March 19, 2013
Social-media-management platform ... [AllFacebook]

Meet the World's Greatest Vine User - Posted March 18, 2013
Last week we wrote a couple of posts about brands creating cool promotional campaigns with Twitter's Vine app. Yet, when we wrote about the (excellent) clips from brands like GE or Clorox GreenWorks,... [FishbowlDC]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [AllTwitter]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [semanticweb.com]

Pope Francis announcement a huge boon for CNN Digital - Posted March 17, 2013
With last Wednesdays's announcement that Pope Francis would be succeeding Pope Benedict XVI, the internet went into a frenzy. Pope Benedict XVI will forever have the distinction of being the first Pope to join Twitter. Soon after he stepped down, Benedict'... [Inside 3D Printing News]

10 Replacements for Google Reader - Posted March 15, 2013
If you are one of the many loyal users of Google Reader, it's time to think about what you will do when Google pulls the plug on the RSS feed aggregator in July. Reader is not the only RSS feed reader, and we took a look at some of the others. What... [AllFacebook]

Green Works Urges Fans to Play St. Patrick's Day Charades on Vine - Posted March 15, 2013
On Monday we gave you a list of brands doing cool things on Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video app. Today we have to add Clorox's Green Works to that list for their St. Patty's day-themed campaign urging fans to "go green" by playing charades. Tweeters who guess each charade correctly will... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Apps Bring The March Madness Home - Posted March 15, 2013
Sunday, 68 teams will be selected to play in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament -- a time of year known as March Madnes... [AllFacebook]

Dubbler App Allows Users To Send, Modify Audio Messages Via Facebook, Twitter - Posted March 15, 2013
The big changes Facebook recently introduced, such as its revamped n... [AllFacebook]

Would Facebook hashtags help steal the social TV show from Twitter? - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is planning to add hashtags "as a way to group conversations," reports the Wall Street Journal. "Facebook is testing whether to follow Twitter's lead and allow... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Report: Hashtags Coming To Facebook? - Posted March 14, 2013
According to a report in ... [AllFacebook]

Music To Your Ears: Seevl Takes First Step To Become Cross-Platform Music Discovery Service - Posted March 14, 2013
Seevl, the free music discovery service that leverages semantic technology to help users conduct searches across a world of facts-in-combination to find new musical experiences and artist information, has launched an app for Deezer that will formally go live Monday. (See our in-dep... [AllTwitter]

Pagemodo Posts Provides Facebook Page Admins With Third-Party Content Options - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook page admini... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Introduces Free Analytics Tools - Posted March 12, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: many of our readers have felt some pressure to more fully utilize Pinterest as a PR tool but hesitate due to a lack of the quantifiable ROI stats tha... [FishbowlDC]

Hack to Flack: A Former Journalist's Guide to Better PR Pitches - Posted March 11, 2013
Today we're happy to bring you a guest post by Lindsay Goldwert, a senior program executive at a global tech PR firm. Before she leapt to the dark side, Lindsay worked at the New York Daily News... [FishbowlDC]

Cory Booker: Elected Officials Should Act More Like PR Pros - Posted March 11, 2013
Newark Mayor/oversized political personality Cory Booker has a suggestion for politicians and government officials who want to engage their constituents and build their public profiles: be more like Ashton Kutcher. No, really: Booker, who remains one of the world's... [FishbowlDC]

INQ SO.HO App Allows Android Users To Toggle Between Facebook, Twitter Feeds - Posted March 8, 2013
Users of Android devices can now toggle back-and-forth between their Facebook and Twitter feeds without having to switch between applications thanks to ... [AllFacebook]

Doritos Creates Tweet-Powered Stage for SXSW - Posted March 8, 2013
We recently told you about the success of Hot Wheels' tweet-powered vending machine, and speculated as to what sort of real-world d... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Twitter approaches Holy Grail of interactive TV advertising with new partner ad tool - Posted March 7, 2013
For two decades now, interactive TV advertising has been an albatross. Dozens of companies with hundreds of millions of dollars have failed to create a true, scalable interactive TV adverting platform. Then social TV emerged, combining the scale of the second sc... [Inside 3D Printing News]

10 Brands That Do Customer Service Right on Twitter - Posted March 7, 2013
Here's an interesting fact: 30% of top brands now have "dedicated customer service Twitter handles". This makes perfect sense, right? Customers value great service above all else, they love the instant gratification of social media and they real... [FishbowlDC]

Want to Manage Social Media for Pizza Hut? Tell Them Why in 140 Seconds! - Posted March 7, 2013
In what seems to be a combination PR stunt/staffing experiment, Pizza Hut announced that it ... [FishbowlDC]

Customer Service Via Facebook, Twitter Becoming More Mainstream - Posted March 7, 2013
Customer service via social ... [AllFacebook]

PeopleBrowsr's Case Against Twitter to Remain in Superior Court - Posted March 6, 2013
Twitter's request to move Peoplebrowsr's case against the company from state court to federal court has been denied. Today, Federal District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled that the rest of the case will play out in San Francisco Superior Court. In addition, Twitter... [AllFacebook]

PR Win: South by Southwest's Tweeting 'Community' Bikes - Posted March 6, 2013
In case you haven't heard, the biggest names and soon-to-be names in tech will be at the upcoming South by Southwest Festival to show they public what they're all about. The best related PR st... [FishbowlDC]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [AllFacebook]

Highlight Jumps on the Bandwagon With Photo Filters and Map View - Posted March 5, 2013
Highlight, the It Girl of last year's South by South West Interactive conference, is playing catch up this year, ... [AllFacebook]

TweetDeck To Pull Plug On Facebook Integration, Apps For IOS, Android, AIR - Posted March 5, 2013
TweetDeck, the former third-part... [AllFacebook]

Budweiser Issues Sassy Social Response to 'Watered Down' Lawsuit - Posted March 4, 2013
Anheuser-Busch, maker of such top-quality "beers" as Budweiser, Michelob and Stella Artois, isn't playing nice in the face of a lawsuit filed by former employees who claim the brewery illegally waters down its products. Yesterday the company took the opportunity to simultaneously mock its accusers a... [FishbowlDC]

Is Social Media's Branding Power Overstated? - Posted March 1, 2013
Despite the intense focus on social media and measurement in PR and marketing departments, a new and somewhat surprising study from web cont... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Tops Searches For Social Networks' Analytics - Posted March 1, 2013
Social analytics firm Quintly examined search queries for social networks' analytics since early 2007, and Facebook was the subject of t... [AllFacebook]

PR Win: Hot Wheels Hits Jackpot with Tweet-Powered Vending Machine - Posted February 28, 2013
We know that social media can power all sorts of things from brand recognition to customer interaction, and that making it worthwhile for customers to use your hashtags by offering prizes or incentives can sometimes prove a useful strategy -- but... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Blocks Instagram-Like App Vintage Camera - Posted February 27, 2013
Facebook has not been hesitant to cut off data to applications that don't share back, as Vine and Yandex discovered recently. Now it has blocked a photo app -- ... [AllFacebook]

Hip-Hop Mogul: Turn In Your Guns and Get Free Beyonc Tickets - Posted February 27, 2013
Something tells us this wasn't what Michael Bloomberg had in mind when he started the "Demand a Plan" campaign--but it has potential. Hip-hop mogul ... [FishbowlDC]

Burger King Gets Royal PR Boost from Twitter Hacking - Posted February 26, 2013
We've all heard the tired maxim that there is no such thing as bad publicity (though Lance Armstrong may disagree). So it makes us feel warm and fuzzy when this adage reveals itself to be true. When news hit that the Burger King Twitter ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Zuckerberg Appears In Code.org Video Promoting Computer Science Education - Posted February 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined o... [AllFacebook]

Most 'Social' Brands Missed Their Chance to Shine on Oscar Night - Posted February 25, 2013
The media has rendered its verdict: Despite receiving the message that it's all about Oreo-style "real time marketing", brands promoting themselves during last night's Academy Awards (or "The Super Bowl for women" if you're a sexist) did not measure up to their Game Day peers, despite paying premium prices for 30-second... [FishbowlDC]

Gay Blackmail and Scandal at the Vatican! - Posted February 22, 2013
We knew Ratzinger's retirement was a little weird! Today's ... [FishbowlDC]

Reuters: 54 Percent Of Young Adults Polled Use Facebook Continuously - Posted February 21, 2013
Although it wasn't exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft's cool factor is on the rise th... [AllFacebook]

Aflac for Affleck: The Duck Picks Argo for Best Picture - Posted February 21, 2013
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday night, and all eyes will be on actor/director/Bahstun accent promoter Ben Affleck as his international drama Argo vi... [FishbowlDC]

Google Fans Must Apply to Buy and Promote New 'SmartGlasses' - Posted February 20, 2013
Other than sex, nothing connects with the public better than exclusivity. What better way to engage the masses than to create a product that's out of reach? We all want what we can't have, especially if someone else can have it. It's not just a PR strategy--it's a quirk of human... [FishbowlDC]

The Obama Administration: PR Masterminds? - Posted February 20, 2013
On Monday, Politico posted a story with the traffic-bait headline "Obama, the puppet master". Why is it relevant to us? Because it's really about the administration's ma... [FishbowlDC]

Data Mining of Facebook & Twitter Shows Effect on Stock Prices - Posted February 19, 2013
According to Tineka Smith of CBR Online, "New research links public sentiment on so... [semanticweb.com]

Thirst Looks to Launch New Social News Network - Posted February 19, 2013
Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat reports, "While I was impressed with Thirst's gorgeous Twitter cli... [semanticweb.com]

3 Important Takeaways from the NYT/Tesla Battle - Posted February 19, 2013
What could make venerated publication and hallowed critical voice the New York Times backpedal ungraciously and admit some shaky practices by their own staff writer? The electric car. Over the past week, the dust-up between electric car company Tesla and the Times r... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: How Are Top Brands Using Instagram? - Posted February 19, 2013
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarte... [AllFacebook]

Burger King Twitter Hack = PR Win? - Posted February 19, 2013
Yesterday, while we were at home cleaning the mildew off our shower curtains, a certain someone hacked Burger King's offi... [FishbowlDC]

We Are Social Adds Paid Media Support - Posted February 19, 2013
Social media agency We Are Social has primarily focused on earned and owned media, but the company feels that as the lines between paid, earned, an... [AllFacebook]

Brian Stelter and David Carr At Social Media Week NYC - Posted February 19, 2013
Social Media Week has officially kicked off and this morning in New York, Brian Stelter and ... [10,000 Words]

Lay's 'Do Us A Flavor' Contest: Customers Vote For Their Favorite Chips - Posted February 19, 2013
Chicken & Waffles potato chips, anyone? Last week, top snack brand Lay's rolled out three consumer-created flavors of their famous potato chips: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Sriracha (named for a spicy Thai sauce), and Chicken & Waffles. These...unconv... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Innovation Lessons For Your Business - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is the big bang in the universe of social networking. Sure, MySpace and ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes People Sold On Brands On Facebook? - Posted February 15, 2013
Pretty much any company worth its salt has a Facebook presence. After all, there are more than 1 billion people on the site, so it makes sense to go where the audience is. But why do people like Facebook brand pages? A new infographic from Ambassador shows what motivates people to... [AllFacebook]

10 Great Apps for PR Professionals - Posted February 15, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post from Kelsey Libert reviewing ten top smartphone apps that can help PR pros. Kelsey is a speaker, entrepreneur, and Internet enthusiast. She's a chief development officer for a diverse website portfolio, where she runs the content development strategy and execution for several websites. Thinking on... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Audi, Mercedes Benz Lead The Pack On Facebook - Posted February 14, 2013
Unlike General Motors, many automotive brands have been supportive of marketing via Facebook, and it shows. New statistics from social benchmarking platform ... [AllFacebook]

Users of Twitter API Will Be Able to Filter by Language, Importance - Posted February 13, 2013
Twitter will soon add metadata to tweets that will allow users of its API to filter the tweets they call up by language and importance, the company said today. The filters will be available for streaming APIs that use Twitter's da... [AllFacebook]

Tesla Fights Back Against Its Own PR Fail - Posted February 13, 2013
Paypal co-founder/insanely rich guy Elon Musk isn't afraid to defend his far-out ideas, be they successfully marketing an electric automobile or convincing rich people to move to ... [FishbowlDC]

CEOs Going Social: An Interview with Leslie Gaines-Ross of Weber Shandwick - Posted February 12, 2013
How social is your CEO? Weber Shandwick's recently released follow-up to its 2010 study "Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)socia... [FishbowlDC]

Finally: The World's First LOLCats Campaign - Posted February 12, 2013
When we first heard of cat poop specialist Litter Genie's plans to create a real-life ad campaign worthy of I Can Has Cheezburger, we had two very different thoughts: 1. What took so long? Someone already planned a reality show tracking the brilliant minds who come up with content ideas for what... [FishbowlDC]

Virgin Media Sees Promo Opp in Burger King Horse Meat Scandal - Posted February 11, 2013
We all know that one brand's bad news can be another brand's opportunity--especially if the second group uses humor to make the most of it socially. Virgin Movies, the film-centric wing... [FishbowlDC]

Pope Benedict Resigns, Concedes Twitter Defeat to Justin Bieber - Posted February 11, 2013
We'd like to take a moment this Monday morning to weigh in on the story that's dominated everyone's news feed: Pope Benedict XVI, the man who showed the world that the old school still rules new media ... [FishbowlDC]

Jobvite Refer, Jobvite Engage Take Social Recruiting To Next Level - Posted February 8, 2013
Social recruiting platform Jobvite took its o... [AllFacebook]

Viralheat Adds Smart Stream To Media Marketing Suite - Posted February 5, 2013
Viralheat, which allows marketers to track the effectiveness of their Facebook pages, has added a new feature to its media marketing suite -- Smart Stream. This new utility lets users customize smart filters to view brand mentions by keyword on Facebook, as well as other social media sites, such as Twitter... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Firm Spredfast Raises $18M - Posted February 5, 2013
Social marketing software provider ... [AllFacebook]

The Superdome Blackout, MetLife Stadium and PR Karma - Posted February 4, 2013
PR professionals believe in karma. We just do. It's part of the job. As soon as you start believing that everything will go right because you're prepared and you really mean well, something goes wrong. When the lights went out during the Super Bowl last night, we cringed... [FishbowlDC]

Top 10 Social Media Moments of Super Bowl XLVII - Posted February 4, 2013
You've heard the news: Super Bowl 47 was all about social. While the TV ratings for last night's game were higher than the year before, the audience's social activity/engagement numbers more than doubled. The "Brand Bowl" confirmed something we already knew: social now plays a bigger role in the marketing/advertising/PR equation... [FishbowlDC]

Oreo's On-the-Fly Super Bowl Blackout Tweet Steals the Show - Posted February 4, 2013
For all the time, money and man power spent planning and perfecting Super Bowl ads, one of the most successful and brilliant acts of branding that occurred during last night's game went from idea to execution in a matter of minutes--and cost a whole lots less than any prime time TV... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Discloses Massive Data Breach - Posted February 1, 2013
After suffering a significant outage yesterday, Twitter disclosed late Friday afternoon Pacific time that it had been hacked and the accounts of 250,000 users had been compromised. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram's Kevin Systrom Among Crunchies Awards Winners - Posted February 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference To Be Held At Facebook HQ Feb. 2 And 3 - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Fired HMV Employees Blow Up Company's Twitter Feed - Posted January 31, 2013
Message to companies like down-on-its-luck UK retailer HMV: if you plan to announce large-scale layoffs, make sure you have your brand's Twitter feed under control. Earlier today, management announced plans for more than 190 firings (60 within HR alone) to the staffing department without considering the fact that some of the... [FishbowlDC]

Blackberry 10 Debuts, Smart Touch-Screen Keyboard Is Onboard, As Is New Employee Alicia Keys - Posted January 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_35062" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blackberry president and CEO Thorsten Heins with new global creative director Alicia Keys.[/caption] The new and long-awaited Blackberry 10 line from Research In Motion (RIM) makes its debu... [semanticweb.com]

CrowdSync Offers Straight-To-Facebook Video Uploading Of Concerts, Events - Posted January 29, 2013
While there are a variety of ways to upload video to Facebook, CrowdSync is hoping to change the way people share footage from their favorite concerts and e... [AllFacebook]

Webtrends Deepens Facebook Marketing Offerings - Posted January 29, 2013
Webtrends, a digital marketing firm, has been stepping up its Facebook services over the past couple of years, and the results have been evident.... [AllFacebook]

Twitter's Vine Video App: Great for Marketers and Porn Promoters - Posted January 28, 2013
Never underestimate the porn industry's uncanny ability to worm its way into every single thing ever. Twitter made media headlines at the end of last week with the debut of its new Vine video-sharing application, a feature that threaten... [FishbowlDC]

Scott Brown and The Dangers of Late-Night Tweeting - Posted January 28, 2013
Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator whose recent loss to Elizabeth Warren left his political future uncertain, got some unwanted attention over the weekend after releasing a series of ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Video-Sharing App Vine Hung Out To Dry By Facebook - Posted January 25, 2013
Add one more application to the list of those being blocked by Facebook: Vine, a new video-sharing app from Twitter, joined Russian search engine Yandex's ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Yanks Data From Yandex's Mobile App, A Graph Search Competitor - Posted January 24, 2013
Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like ... [AllFacebook]

Target's 'Live Tweet-to-Runway Show' Was...Strange - Posted January 24, 2013
Last week we posted on Target's sleek new TV ad campaign, which seems to aim for that crucial "real housewives" demog... [FishbowlDC]

Debt Collectors Posing As Bikini-Clad Models On Facebook - Posted January 24, 2013
If you're running behind on your bills and suddenly find a friend request on Facebook from an attracti... [AllFacebook]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Discusses SEC Investigation Of Facebook Post On CNBC - Posted January 24, 2013
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appeared on ... [AllFacebook]

Indy500 Co-Opts Fans' Instagram Shots for Promo Campaign - Posted January 24, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we had a very interesting discussion with the founder and CEO of VenueSeen, a ... [FishbowlDC]

Swipp Social Intelligence Platform Merges Social And Knowledge Streams - Posted January 24, 2013
When Don Thorson and Charlie Constantini looked at the social graph - some 1 billlion connected people all sharing information at an incredibly fast pace - they saw a problem, and an opportunity. Data extraction wasn't playing as big a role in the picture as it could, so the possibility that... [semanticweb.com]

How Marvel Comics Rules Social Media - Posted January 23, 2013
Marvel Comics is a massive brand. Its success relies on a stable of characters created over decades, and thanks to its film franchises it shows no signs of slowing down. So what can everyday companies learn from Marvel's hyperactive social media presence? ... [FishbowlDC]

How Should PR Adapt to Looser Social Media Rules in the Workplace? - Posted January 23, 2013
We found ourselves fascinated by this great Sunday New York Times piece on an issue of vital importance to PR ... [FishbowlDC]

Win a spot in Mediabistro's Job Search Intensive with our Twitter contest - Posted January 23, 2013
Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. It's easy to lose your train of thought, ask a ridiculous question or get so nervous you trip an... [MediaJobsDaily]

Spredfast Integrates Bazaarvoice To Add Input From Users Of Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted January 23, 2013
Ratings a... [AllFacebook]

PostRocket: Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Can Actually Help Pages - Posted January 22, 2013
Ever since Facebook tweaked its news feed algorithm (which many people refer to as EdgeRank), in the fall to make it so users see mo... [AllFacebook]

Who Won the Inauguration On Social Media? - Posted January 22, 2013
There's little doubt that inaugurations rank right up there with State of the Union addresses when it comes to PR and branding opportunities for newly elected presidents. In fact, we'd say inaugurations are the bigger of the two PR blowouts, because very few see the State of the Union as an... [FishbowlDC]

Retailers Beat Celebs and Entertainment Brands on Facebook - Posted January 18, 2013
This is something of a surprise: a new study from WSL/Strategic Retail tells us that Kim Kardashian... [GalleyCat]

Storify Curator Shows Private Facebook Posts - Posted January 18, 2013
Many media moguls use a content curator called Storify, which gathers social media reactions to certain topics or events in order to put together story streams. It's effectively u... [AllFacebook]

Lance Armstrong and Oprah Walk Into a Bar... - Posted January 18, 2013
We don't know about you guys, but we've had about enough of this Lance Armstrong. Full confession: we didn't even watch the Oprah interview live, because we were too busy catching up on American Horror Story (which is kinda campy but wow, Jessi... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook's Graph Search Will Both Challenge And Help Brands - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook's newest addition -- graph search -- can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the... [AllFacebook]

Bing Integrates More Facebook Results Into Social Sidebar - Posted January 17, 2013
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft's search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing ... [AllFacebook]

PR Disaster: Notre Dame Star Manti Te'o's Fake Dead Girlfriend - Posted January 17, 2013
It was every sports journalist's dream story: Promising college senior, Heisman trophy runner-up and near-certain first round NFL draft pick Manti Te'o suffers the deaths of his grandmother and his beautiful, supportive girlfriend within 24 hours--ju... [FishbowlDC]

The Do's and Dont's of a Twitter Interview - Posted January 15, 2013
The Twitter interview has become a strange, somewhat mythical beast in digital journalism. Using a 140-characters-or-less platform can seem like a journalist's heaven or hell, depending on how you like to gather your information, but there's no doubt that the so-called "twinterview" has become de riugeur ... [10,000 Words]

AgoraPulse Offers Mobile Support For Facebook Campaigns - Posted January 14, 2013
AgoraPulse, which provides Facebook page analytics, now offers marketers the ability to tailor mobile-only campaigns. With Agor... [AllFacebook]

The New Social Networks: Which Ones Will Be Useful for PR Pros? - Posted January 14, 2013
As Instagram continues to lose members, Twitter decides whether to go public, Google+ screams "Notice Me!" and Facebook tries to resist th... [FishbowlDC]

Please Tell Us #TweetTheDress Won't Be a Thing Now - Posted January 14, 2013
We would never go so far as to call ourselves fashion experts. In fact, we have to rely on our wife to tell us not to wear an outfit involving a sweater, pants, shoes and socks that are four different shades of brown. That said, we were struck by one fashion innovation... [FishbowlDC]

Is PR a Job or a Lifestyle? - Posted January 11, 2013
Full disclosure: As we grow more deeply connected to the PR world, we find ourselves checking our Twitter feeds right before we go to bed every night and right after we wake up every morning to see what's exciting or irritating our colleagues in the industry. It's tough to keep up... [FishbowlDC]

Tweeting a Tragedy: 5 Things to Remember When News Breaks - Posted January 11, 2013
When news broke about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last month, those on Twitter were some of the first to hear about death counts and momentum in the investigation. We all know Twitter... [10,000 Words]

Girls, Urban Outfitters Want to Pay Your Rent for a Year - Posted January 10, 2013
This week marks the return of HBO's Girls (and the many, many articles telling us why we should love it, hate it o... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Scores Painfully Low In Customer Satisfaction - Posted January 9, 2013
While brands are in a love/hate relationship with Facebook, many users are ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Many Users Still Don't Understand How Facebook Makes Money - Posted January 9, 2013
Despite several new advertising methods Facebook has rolled out over the past couple of years, many users don't understand how the site makes money, according to a new study by The Search Agency. The Search Agency, in a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, found that among 2,006 U.S. adult Internet users, only... [AllFacebook]

Google+ Lets Desktop Users Zoom and Pan Photos - Posted January 9, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115552" align="alignleft" width="300"] Zinchuk_Oksana / Shutterstock.com[/caption]The photo wars continue, as Google launched support late Tuesday for zooming and panning on photos viewe... [AllFacebook]

Taco Bell's Facebook Page Grants Swimmer's Wish For Speedo - Posted January 7, 2013
More brands are learning that one of the keys to Facebook marketing is engagement. Taco Bell has aced this test. A high school swimmer posted to the restaurant's Facebook page, asking for a Speedo that read, "Think Outside The Buns." Taco Bell not only responded to the post, but sent the... [AllFacebook]

Storytelling Through Social Networks - Posted January 4, 2013
Erin Griffith recently opined that 2013 will be the year of storytelling. She writes, "Since social networking was invented, it has been powered by users. We happily fuel our favorite social networks with the snippets of content that mak... [AllTwitter]

What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Nearby - Posted January 2, 2013
Ever since Facebook acquired his location-based check-in site, Gowalla, around this time last year, co-founder and CEO Josh Williams (now a product manager... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Outlook: 2013 - Posted January 2, 2013
[caption id="attachment_34376" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Lars Plougmann[/caption] In recent blogs we've discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see ... [semanticweb.com]

AllFacebook's 10 Most Liked, Retweeted Posts Of 2012 - Posted December 31, 2012
As 2012 ends and 2013 begins, AllFacebook looked ba... [AllFacebook]

Our 12 Favorite PR Stories of 2012 (Part 1) - Posted December 31, 2012
Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen lots of "best" and "worst" lists for the PR year that (almost) was. Most of them were well-researched, informative overviews that helped give us a fuller picture of a topsy-turvy year in public relations. We debated whether to put our heads together, conduct a... [FishbowlDC]

Good-Bye to 2012: Continuing Our Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech - Posted December 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34313" align="alignleft" width="149"] Courtesy: Flickr/LadyDragonflyCC <3[/caption] Yesterday we began our look back at the year in semantic technology here. Today we continue with more expert co... [semanticweb.com]

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Randi Zuckerberg Angered By Retweeting Of Facebook Photo - Posted December 26, 2012
The sisters of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Santa Says, 'Ho Ho HootSuite' - Posted December 24, 2012
How does Santa Claus manage ... [AllFacebook]

Education Is The Key To Preventing Facebook Leaks - Posted December 21, 2012
Many companies don't have seasoned social media gurus at the helm, often relying on interns or marketers to present the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. This sometimes leads to leaks, hacks, and other night... [AllFacebook]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches 'Demand a Plan' Campaign - Posted December 21, 2012
The social advocacy organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Meninio... [FishbowlDC]

Pope Benedict Beats Justin Bieber at Twitter - Posted December 20, 2012
OK, maybe the world really is ending: In addition to ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Great 2012 Instagram Branding Campaigns - Posted December 19, 2012
There's been a bit of drama on the social media photo-sharing front recently, hasn't there? We didn't spend too much time following the playground Twitter vs. ... [FishbowlDC]

eMarketer: Sunny Outlook for Mobile, Social Advertising in 2013 - Posted December 17, 2012
The digital marketing research firm eMarketer has substantially revised its previous estimates for mobile advertising spending in 2012 from $2.61 billion to $4 billion, nearly double the 2011 number. The company is also bullish on social marketing, ex... [AllFacebook]

Nielsen and Twitter Team Up to Measure Social TV - Posted December 17, 2012
The present is a great time to be in the public relations industry: never before have so many people done so many things while in contact with so many others. Thanks to social media and the continuous miracle that is technology, we never do anything alone anymore (with a few obvious exceptions,... [FishbowlDC]

Report: Facebook Drives Huge Upward Revision In 2012 U.S. Mobile Ad Spending Forecast - Posted December 17, 2012
Research firm eMarketer boos... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft 'Comms Guy' Challenges Google Rep to a Twitter Duel - Posted December 17, 2012
Frank X. Shaw is Microsoft's "top comms guy". He doesn't think too much of rival Google's attempts to go highbrow in the PR sphere--and he let thousands of people know about it on Twitter this weekend. Let's unravel the roots of this little ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter-Instagram Talks Before Facebook Deal? - Posted December 17, 2012
How close was Instagram to being acquired by ... [AllFacebook]

Saudi Arabian Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Favored Twitter Over Facebook In Terms Of Growth Prospects - Posted December 17, 2012
Facebook's initial public ... [AllFacebook]

Kmart Tweet on Newtown Tragedy Includes Promo Tag - Posted December 14, 2012
Like everyone else in the country, we've spent much of the day today distracted by the unspeakably awful events that occurred in Connecticut. Unfortunately, Kmart became the first brand to release a completely inappropriate statement this afternoon. In the midst of a promo campaign called "Fab 15" highlighting the "15 coolest toys... [GalleyCat]

Thousands Share Alleged Conn. School Shooter's Facebook Profile -- But It May Not Be Him - Posted December 14, 2012
Not long after the name of the shooter who killed nearly 30 people -- including 20 children -- was released ... [AllFacebook]

Figuring Out Where to Pitch Your Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
This week brings another helpful post from our friends at ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama PR Team Recasts Victory as 'Revenge of the Nerds' - Posted December 13, 2012
If you're anything like us, you remember the 2012 election as a long, unpleasant string of joke candidates, gaffes, Twitter fights, terrible debate performances and attack ads. The Obama campaign's PR team, however, would like the public to see the presi... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Friends & Family Gifting Feature Taps Into Data On Facebook Friends - Posted December 12, 2012
Ecommerce giant ... [AllFacebook]

With MarkLogic Search Technology, Factiva Enables Standardized Search And Improved Experiences Across Dow Jones Digital Network, - Posted December 12, 2012
Dow Jones & Company's Factiva information service has long been distinguished by the semantic tools it applies to its content to surface relevant search information. Last week the company announced what it says is one of the most significant investments it's made in the Factiva pro... [semanticweb.com]

How To Add a Twitter Header Photo - Posted December 11, 2012
Got a Twitter account? You need to upload a new header image before December 12th! AllTwitter explained why: "Twitter started rolling out its Facebook-a-like header photos to profiles back in September, and users who haven't yet implemented this new functionality have until tomorrow (Decembe... [semanticweb.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Favorite Fab.com Tops 8thBridge Social Commerce IQ 25 List - Posted December 11, 2012
Social commerce firm 8thBridge announced the result... [AllFacebook]

Is Twitter Replacing the Traditional Job Posting? - Posted December 11, 2012
We've seen it all too often here at MediaJobsDaily. Companies post a job on their own Web site only to get candidates via Twitter after their in-house recruiter mentions a few available opportunities. And as per a recent post on ... [MediaJobsDaily]

HootSuite Adds Three Business-Focused Apps - Posted December 11, 2012
Social-media-management platform HootSuite... [AllFacebook]

Buffer Shifts Focus, Launches New Social Sharing Apps For IPhone, Web - Posted December 11, 2012
Social sharing application Buffer shifted its focus to mobile, announcing the laun... [AllFacebook]

Singly "App Fabric" Platform Helps Developers Deeply Connect To Other Apps So Users Can Connect With All Their Data - Posted December 11, 2012
Singly, which has as its mission connecting people more closely with their data everywhere it lives, now is opening up the beta of its development platform to help developers create the apps that can make that happen. As co-founder and CEO J... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Responds to Instagram's Pulled Photos With Filters of Its Own - Posted December 10, 2012
Twitter added eight filters for photos in iPhone and Android app updates it pushed out today, the company said. The move comes as an appar... [AllFacebook]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [FishbowlDC]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [GalleyCat]

Facebook: Goodbye 'Subscribe,' Hello 'Follow' - Posted December 6, 2012
In an effort to quell user confusion, Facebook's service that allows users to see updates from other users who they are not friends with will now be referred to as "follow," rather than "... [AllFacebook]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted December 4, 2012
TV One's Roland Martin tweets A LOT. He's approaching his 100,000th tweet. Sure, he's gotten in trouble for his tweets in the past, but... [FishbowlDC]

Shoutlet 6.0 Rolls Out With New Features For Facebook Marketers - Posted December 4, 2012
Cloud-based self-serve social marketing platform Shoutle... [AllFacebook]

Oh, Right: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant - Posted December 3, 2012
Today in Awkward (sort of) Press Releases News, the communications team at Buckingham Palace confirmed that we will, indeed, meet little Prince William Junior (or Juniorette) in approximately ni... [FishbowlDC]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [FishbowlNY]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [PRNewser]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Search Through Your Facebook History With Archify - Posted November 30, 2012
So you remember a funny picture or a witty post from a Facebook friend, but you can't recall when or which friend. Archify, which launched earlier this week, seeks to solve this problem by allowing ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Offers Social Networking Tips To New Members Of Congress - Posted November 30, 2012
The men and women of the U.S. Congress may know government affairs, the economy, and public policy, but they might not be well-versed in Facebook. T... [AllFacebook]

Albania Pirate Group Facebook Page Deleted Again - Posted November 30, 2012
It was strike two for the Albania Pirate Group... [AllFacebook]

Moviegoer Social Sentiment: Big Data Analysis For Big Business - Posted November 30, 2012
Like lots of other families over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, we made our way to the movies. Our choice: Life of Pi. We'd highly recommend it, and according to the IBM Social Sentiment Index, as applied to Moviegoer ... [semanticweb.com]

5 Ways to Find an Agent for Your Book - Posted November 29, 2012
Every week we receive emails from aspiring writers looking for guidance about publishing a book on the traditional publishing route. We always offer the same advice: find the best literary agent for your manuscript. Every aspiring writer needs to make a list of literary agents they would li... [semanticweb.com]

Will The White House's New Social Media Strategy Work? - Posted November 29, 2012
There's no question that The White House knows its way around social media--President Obama's "four more years" Instagram tweet quickly became the most l... [FishbowlDC]

Win a Free 3-Job Posting Package in our Twitter Contest - Posted November 29, 2012
Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard th... [AllTwitter]

Durex Marks World AIDS Day With #1Share1Condom Campaign On Facebook, Twitter - Posted November 28, 2012
Condom manufacturer Durex is mar... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Time Do You Spend On Facebook? - Posted November 28, 2012
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Friends Annoying You? Sentence Them To Defriendtion - Posted November 28, 2012
While there will likely never be a Facebook dislike button due to the prominent pre... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday And Cyber Monday: Retailers' Referral Traffic From Facebook, Mall Check-Ins, Fab.com - Posted November 27, 2012
The huge shopping days of Black Friday... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Unified Debuts Fall 2012 Social Operating Platform - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer ... [AllFacebook]

Is Sharpton's Twitter on the Fritz? - Posted November 26, 2012
On Saturday MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton apparently really wanted people to know what he was up to here in the nation's capitol. Repeatedly. We're glad to hear he had friends to chill with in D.C. before his NBC "MTP" appearance, but is... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is Sharpton's Twitter on the Fritz? - Posted November 26, 2012
On Saturday MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton apparently really wanted people to know what he was up to here in the nation's capitol. Repeatedly. We're glad to hear he had friends to chill with in D.C. before his NBC "MTP" appearance, but is... [FishbowlNY]

Amazon Enters the Brand Pages Game - Posted November 21, 2012
Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all that related insanity, Amazon has joined Facebook in giving marketers yet another reason to obsess over data with new brand pages and analytical tools. So... [FishbowlDC]

Five Key Considerations For Facebook Page Promotions - Posted November 21, 2012
The holiday season has already begun. Brands and... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Data-Visualization Outfit SumAll Closes $6M Capital-Financing Round - Posted November 20, 2012
Data-focused software-as-a-service provider SumAll announced the completion of a $6 million series-A capital-financing round led by ... [AllFacebook]

7 Things Job Seekers Should Include in Social Media Profiles - Posted November 19, 2012
Social media has revolutionized the way recruiters search for talent, which means job seekers need to make sure their profiles are tuned to perfection. After all, you never know when the right person will stumble across your LinkedIn page at the right time. In the latest Mediab... [MediaJobsDaily]

Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Straying From Its Original Mission - Posted November 19, 2012
Billionaire Mark Cuban used his ... [AllFacebook]

Seeing Lots Of Twitter Spam Lately? Here's How To Report It - Posted November 19, 2012
Win a free iPad 3! Have you seen the nasty things people are saying about you on blogs? Try this new antivirus software for free! Have you seen any of these tweets lately? They're most likely spam, and they're quite the epidemic on Twitter. The company is trying to fight ... [AllTwitter]

Video: The Impact Of Twitter On Journalism - Posted November 17, 2012
PBS Arts Off Book put out this interesting, short video this week with some thoughts from a few leading minds in the digital journalism sphere (including Mark Luckie, the 10,000 Words founder and current manager of journalism and news at Twitter). The subject is all about how Twitter has impacted journalism... [10,000 Words]

Why I'm Torn About @IDFSpokesperson's Coverage Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict - Posted November 15, 2012
As someone who experienced living through two wars during my time in Israel (the 2006 Lebanon War and the Gaza "Operation Cast Lead" War in 2008), it's interesting to be experiencing the Israel-Gaza conflict from the other side of the world and watching as things unfold through tweets, Facebook status updates... [AllFacebook]

Is Billionaire Mark Cuban's Anger At Facebook Misguided? - Posted November 15, 2012
Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks, is... [AllFacebook]

Sephora Helps Facebook Users Accessorize Their Cover Images - Posted November 13, 2012
It's all about accessorizing, and beauty products manufacturer ... [AllFacebook]

Half a Million People Urge Macy's to 'Dump Trump' - Posted November 13, 2012
Disclaimer: We hate to give undue attention to Donald Trump, but this story simply offers too much Schadenfreude... [FishbowlDC]

Pope Brings the Good Word to Twitter - Posted November 9, 2012
Today the Catholic Church prepares to take a giant leap into the 21st century. No, the pope isn't planning on appointing women to the clergy or condoning same-sex marriage, but he is about to bring the word of the Lord into the realm of social media: according to T... [FishbowlDC]

Did Facebook Engagement Translate To Wins In Key Congressional Races? - Posted November 9, 2012
The 2... [AllFacebook]

Election 2012: The Semantic Recap - Posted November 8, 2012
There's no such thing as too much post-election coverage, is there? Alright, maybe there is. But we couldn't let things die down without at least a nod to those in our space that have delivered the semantic industry's own take on the topic. Here are a few you may want to review: ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Is Sending Emails To Users Whose Accounts Have Been Compromised - Posted November 8, 2012
There have been reports of users receiving emails from Twitter telling them to change the password on their account. And, while you might rightly be suspicious of any email asking for your password, this time it's the real deal. ... [AllTwitter]

Weiner Whips Out His Twitter Account - Posted November 7, 2012
More often than not we give the gossip columns around Washington grief for being so vanilla. But today we give a nod to Roll Call's HOH for writing about former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-SexyLawmaker) for breaking his 17-month Twitter silence for the sake of Hurricane Sandy's rampage through his old con... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Weiner Whips Out His Twitter Account - Posted November 7, 2012
More often than not we give the gossip columns around Washington grief for being so vanilla. But today we give a nod to Roll Call's HOH for writing about former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-SexyLawmaker) for breaking his 17-month Twitter silence for the sake of Hurricane Sandy's rampage through his old con... [FishbowlNY]

Digital Marketers: Time To Get More Savvy With Social Media - Posted November 7, 2012
The Digital Channel Intelligence (DCI) Solution unveiled last week by enterprise social intelligence vendor NetBase aims to make conversations on social channels more useful to the brands and agencies that hope to gain insight from that commentary. In a world where digital marketing is swiftly becoming e... [semanticweb.com]

Which Tech Giant Ran the Best Election 'Campaign?' - Posted November 6, 2012
We'd like to follow up on a question posed by multiple blogs today: which big tech/social media/search... [FishbowlDC]

Americans, Annoyed By Voting, Voice Outrage on Twitter - Posted November 6, 2012
What, you thought we wouldn't post any more election stories today? To all our readers who already voted: how annoying/rewarding was the whole process? Was it worth the "voter's high"? Is that even a thing? Reminder: We live in a democracy, and just as we have a right to vote we also... [FishbowlDC]

What Are The Most Trusted Facebook Apps? - Posted November 6, 2012
Not all Facebook applications are created equal. While some only require basic information to function, many more want to know your location, access your photos, and post on your behalf. Which apps can you trust? MyPermissions, which helps users rid their social media lives of dangerous apps, shared with AllFacebook the... [AllFacebook]

Twitter To Launch Promoted Products In Middle East And Northern Africa - Posted November 6, 2012
Twitter is set to launch Promoted Products in the Middle East and Northern Africa region, in a bid to attract more global advertisers and increase its revenue. ... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook And Candy - Posted November 6, 2012
Candy brands have a sweet tooth for Facebook, as it is by far their social network of choice, with most of them having ... [AllFacebook]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [semanticweb.com]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Fight: Orbitz vs. Priceline - Posted November 2, 2012
Today in social media brand wars, two longtime competitors face off on Twitter...with (sort of) hilarious results. In case you didn't know, both @Priceline and @Orbitz claim to offer travele... [FishbowlDC]

Should NYC Postpone the Marathon? (UPDATED) - Posted November 2, 2012
Today a battle wages on Twitter over what most would probably not consider a pressing issue: whether New York should proceed as planned with the ING New York City Marathon, currently scheduled for Sunday morning. The debate has turned bitter a... [GalleyCat]

Should NYC Postpone the Marathon? (UPDATED) - Posted November 2, 2012
Today a battle wages on Twitter over what most would probably not consider a pressing issue: whether New York should proceed as planned with the ING New York City Marathon, currently scheduled for Sunday morning. The debate has turned bitter a... [FishbowlDC]

Hurricane a Big PR Win for...The MTA? - Posted November 2, 2012
Yes, we're still a little overwhelmed by all the Sandy stories, but we'd like to bring you another example of a brand that scored a PR win during the storm. This story is even more relevant because the brand in question, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has a generally ter... [FishbowlDC]

Walmart Kicks Off 12 Days Of Giving On Facebook - Posted November 1, 2012
With the holiday season approaching, it's also giving season at ... [AllFacebook]

Sandy Twitter Troll Outed and Shamed - Posted November 1, 2012
To the unfortunate few who pay attention to online flame wars: the nightmare is over. ComfortablySmug--the Twitter "troll" who posted false messages during Hurricane Sandy claiming that Con Ed was about to shut off power to a... [FishbowlDC]

More Poorly Executed Hurricane Sandy PR - Posted October 31, 2012
Add Gap to the list of brands criticized for releasing Sandy-themed marketing messages during the storm. First there was American Apparel's "Sandy Sale"; then there was the Urban Outfitters email blast reading: "This storm blows (but you know what doesn't?)" Yeah, that would be free shipping on all orders. On Monday, Gap's... [FishbowlDC]

AllFacebook Stats Rebrands Itself As Quintly - Posted October 30, 2012
There's major news coming from sister site AllFacebook Stats, which today announced ... [AllFacebook]

How Often Should You Change Your Twitter Photo? - Posted October 30, 2012
So you went to a wedding last weekend and someone took a fantastic shot of you that would be the perfect Twitter profile pic. But you just changed your photo last week... is it OK to change it again? Yes and no. Changing your Twitter photo too often is a big... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Spread Fake Hurricane News, Pics - Posted October 30, 2012
We've all heard about the power of social media to bring people together and help spread information quickly, especially during crises like the deadly storm that struck the Eastern seaboard yesterday, causing multiple casualties and untold billions in prope... [FishbowlDC]

39% Of US Adults Have Engaged In Political Activity On Facebook Or Twitter [STUDY] - Posted October 29, 2012
Politics has permeated social media, from Twitter town halls to ... [AllTwitter]

UK Seeing Average Of 3 Social Media-Based Arrests Per Day - Posted October 29, 2012
If you've ever had a fight on Twitter (which we recommend you never, ever do), you know how tempting it can be to throw your hands up from your keyboard and take things offline. Maybe not in a ... [AllTwitter]

SocialSafe Allows Users, Pages To Store Their Facebook Lives - Posted October 26, 2012
There's a treasure trove of information on Facebook -- years of messages, wall posts, and photos. SocialSafe, which rec... [AllFacebook]

Japanese TV Ratings To Be Determined By Tweets - Posted October 26, 2012
Twitter has long been heralded as the path to social TV, with hashtags infiltrating live TV broadcasts, ... [AllTwitter]

Six Keys To Standing Out On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 25, 2012
With over a billion tweets sent every 72 hours, it's hard to be noticed on Twitter. Unless you're a celebrity, you've got to work hard to get your profound thoughts in front of more than a handful of tweeps. S... [AllTwitter]

Six Keys To Standing Out On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 25, 2012
With over a billion tweets sent every 72 hours, it's hard to be noticed on Twitter. Unless you're a celebrity, you've got to work hard to get your profound thoughts in front of more than a handful of tweeps. S... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Rules TV PR - Posted October 25, 2012
Breaking if not quite surprising news: Major TV networks have all but abandoned the old-school PR model, replacing it with the instant gratification of social media. All this report really tells us is that big TV-related announcements now almost always hit Twitter before "the media" gets wind of them and writes the... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Eventbrite Likes Facebook For Social Commerce - Posted October 24, 2012
Facebook may still trail Pinterest in terms of getting people to buy products, but Eventbrite likes the social network's aptitude to push tickets. Eventbrite, an online event... [AllFacebook]

NewsWhip: Huffington Post Killing It On Facebook - Posted October 24, 2012
The mark of a successful news story in t... [AllFacebook]

Zuckerberg Salutes Instagram During Facebook's 3Q Earnings Call - Posted October 24, 2012
Even though Facebook's acquisition of Instagram didn'... [AllFacebook]

Social Media's A1 Problem (+ An Idea) - Posted October 23, 2012
Even if you think they're dying, newspapers have something your Twitter stream doesn't: hierarchy of what's important to read. Story "weight" is intuitive on paper. There's what's above-the-fold, and on top of that, there's clear positioning of pieces, with one more prominent than another. There... [10,000 Words]

Twitter's Workplace Culture: Keeping 1,300 Employees Happy - Posted October 23, 2012
As a startup, a company doesn't have to really work hard to make sure its employees care about the product and each other. With one, two, maybe three people working crazy hours on a business they're passionate about, startup culture has internal engagement bred into it. But as a company grows, mana... [AllTwitter]

Report: 77 Percent Of Data Generated By Facebook Mobile Apps Goes To Five Sites - Posted October 23, 2012
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network's mobile app... [AllFacebook]

Can Twitter Get You Better Grades? This Professor Thinks So [STUDY] - Posted October 22, 2012
A new study from Michigan State University suggests that Twitter can be a fantastic learning tool - so if your professor tells you to put away your smartphone, you can show her these findings. Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of educati... [AllTwitter]

How to Be Good at Instagram - Posted October 22, 2012
Today in Yes, We Know This Video Is a Couple of Weeks Old News: We just checked out Casey Neistat's nearly viral "Instagram I Love You" short, and we think he may be onto something (other than the fact that Rick Ross is kind of a badass). In summary: Neistat thinks Instagram... [FishbowlDC]

JRubinBlogger Successfully Suspends Imposter - Posted October 22, 2012
The parody Twitter account that for months has hounded WaPo's Jennifer Rubin is officially suspended. Earlier this month Rubin told FishbowlDC she was asking Twitter to remove "JRubinBIogger" -- a Twitte... [morningmedianewsfeed]

JRubinBlogger Successfully Suspends Imposter - Posted October 22, 2012
The parody Twitter account that for months has hounded WaPo's Jennifer Rubin is officially suspended. Earlier this month Rubin told FishbowlDC she was asking Twitter to remove "JRubinBIogger" -- a Twitte... [FishbowlNY]

Funnyman Politics | Twitter Festival | Cockroach TV - Posted October 19, 2012
TVNewser: As the perfect release of some election steam, President Obama and Mitt Romney kept the heat on each other. But at last night's annual Al Smith dinner las... [FishbowlLA]

Another Customer-Service Option For Facebook Pages As Parature Social Monitor Launches In Beta - Posted October 19, 2012
Customer-service software provider Parature ann... [AllFacebook]

'Optimal': Weigel a Casualty of Twitter's Short Fuse - Posted October 19, 2012
Slate's Dave Weigel committed the cardinal sin of modern politics. He asked Twitter to calm down. During President Obama's taped appearance on the Daily Show Thursday, two White House pool ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Optimal': Weigel a Casualty of Twitter's Short Fuse - Posted October 19, 2012
Slate's Dave Weigel committed the cardinal sin of modern politics. He asked Twitter to calm down. During President Obama's taped appearance on the Daily Show Thursday, two White House pool ... [FishbowlNY]

CloudCraze Connects Consumers To Facebook Brands Via Cloud Technology - Posted October 17, 2012
Brands on Facebook are always looking for new, efficient ways to connect with customers. CloudCraze, which recently released its 3.0 ecommerce platform, ... [AllFacebook]

YouTell Provides Forum For Honest, Anonymous Opinions From Facebook Friends, Twitter Contacts - Posted October 17, 2012
If you want to know what your friends really think, and you want them to speak freely, without the fear of ... [AllFacebook]

Is the Lightt App an 'Instagram Killer'? - Posted October 17, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg clearly made a wise move in acquiring Instagram. The social media reaction to yesterday's story about a Manhattan restaurant's brilliant new "Instagram menu" proves that the app is hugely popular--and we also recently learned that Instagram b... [FishbowlDC]

Report: Small Businesses Reluctant To Pay For Advertising, Promotion Via Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
Facebook was the platform of choice for small businesses looking to use free offerings from social networks to promote their goods and services, but when it came to paying for promotion via social medi... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

PR and Porn Part 5: Joanna Angel, the Brand - Posted October 12, 2012
In yesterday's fourth chapter of our week-long "PR and Porn" series, Burning Angel CEO Joanna Angel... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook On European Outage: DNS Issue, Not Anonymous Hack - Posted October 12, 2012
Facebook said an outage Thursday in European countries including Denmark, France, Norway, and Italy was a DNS issue, and the social network was not the victim of ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Users Who See Political Ads Are 97% More Likely To Visit A Campaign Donation Page [STATS] - Posted October 12, 2012
Twitter is quickly turning into a political machine. Politicians are tweeting campaign slogans, behind-the-scenes pictures and calls-to-action for citizens to go out and vote. And now Twitter is entering the coveted political... [AllTwitter]

Mark Zuckerberg No. 2 On 'Fortune' 40 Under 40 - Posted October 11, 2012
Facebook finished second to ... [AllFacebook]

What Journalists Are Saying About Updates to TweetDeck - Posted October 11, 2012
Yesterday, Twitter announced updates to the TweetDeck app on all supported platforms, which includes its web app, Chrome, Mac and Windows. TweetDeck announced the updates in a blog post: "This update makes TweetDeck easier to ... [10,000 Words]

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's Very Easy to Criticize a Company That You're Not In' - Posted October 11, 2012
Google's executive chairman expressed the headline's sentiment during a discussion with Walt Mossberg and Kar... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Opens New Office In Korea - Posted October 11, 2012
Move over Psy, there's a new superstar in Korea. Twitter has just announced that they're opening a Korean office to promote localized features and partnerships with key companies. According to ... [AllTwitter]

'Friday Night Lights' Motto Shines On Mitt Romney's Facebook Page - Posted October 10, 2012
"Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose." Readers may remember this motto from former NBC hit series "Friday Night Lights," bu... [AllFacebook]

Study: Twitter, LinkedIn Gaining On Still-Dominant Facebook Among U.S. Work Force - Posted October 8, 2012
Facebook is still the social network of choice among the U.S. work force, with 83 percent of respondents to a survey by social recruiting platform ... [AllFacebook]

StubHub Apologizes For Obscene Tweet - Posted October 8, 2012
Calling all social media divas and divos! If you're going to manage your company's Twitter account, word to the wise: Keep upset employees (and potential hackers) away from the mouse. That is, on Friday the StubHub account got more than it bargained for with this tweet: "Thank f*** it's Friday! Can't wait... [MediaJobsDaily]

Kanye West Quits Twitter, But Promises To Be Back - Posted October 5, 2012
Publicity stunt? Angry reaction? Nonsensical nonsense? All are good guesses as to why Kanye West has hit the "Delete" button on his Twitter account. Will you miss him? Kanye has been one of the most entertaining things to come out of Twitter, ever. His twe... [AllTwitter]

Questionable Facebook Content Hurting Chances At College Admission - Posted October 4, 2012
Embarrassing and naughty Facebook posts aren't just hurting job applicants, they're also making it harder for prospective ... [AllFacebook]

KitchenAid Apologizes for Insulting Obama's Grandma - Posted October 4, 2012
To all those who work with social media: When was the last time we warned you to keep your personal and professional accounts separate? Well, it's time to make that point again. During last night's presidential debate, moments after President Obama mentioned his late grandmother, applia... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Marketers, Start Your Engines: ShopIgniter's Igniter 4.0 Aimed At Conversions - Posted October 4, 2012
Social media marketing outfit ShopIgniter hopes to ignite more return... [AllFacebook]

Journalists Note Facebook's Role In 2012 Election - Posted October 4, 2012
Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined ... [AllFacebook]

10.3 Million Tweets Sent During Last Night's Presidential Debates - Posted October 4, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney met in Denver last night to verbally duke it out, and Twitter was listening. Between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT, users sent 10.3 million tweets related to the Presidential debate. The tweets started to really spike ... [AllTwitter]

Mobile App Mila Uses Semantics To Match Micro-Entrepreneurs To Social Media Customer Leads - Posted October 4, 2012
A mobile app released this week aims to give micro-entrepreneurs a hand-up when it comes to financial interactions with customers, as well as sussing prospects out to start with. The app, called Mila, is a blend of two companies' technologies: One of them is Core Syst... [semanticweb.com]

Report: Shoppers Prefer Dealing Directly With Retailers Vs. Purchasing Via Facebook - Posted October 3, 2012
How effective is Facebook as a marketing tool for retailers... [AllFacebook]

#CantAfford4More: Are Promoted Tweets a Waste of Money? - Posted October 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_46590" align="alignleft" width="300"] Promoted tweets are worth about...this much.[/caption] Shock of the day: Twitter is a complex tool, and its mastery requires a bit of...nuance. We recently reported on the company's promoted hashtag service and its tendency to produce unpredictable ... [FishbowlDC]

Over Half Of All Twitter Users Follow At Least Six Brands - Posted October 3, 2012
Twitter revealed yesterday that its users are very interested in hearing the 140-character musings of companies: over half follow six brands or more, and 88 percent follow at least one. Twitter's vice president of global brand strategy Joel Lunenfeld sp... [AllTwitter]

PR Stunts: Runaway Teen Tweets Fake Kidnapping (#helpfindkara) - Posted October 1, 2012
Another day, another example of social media's power to magnify the effects of bad behavior: Last night, New Jersey teenager Kara Alongi tweeted that there was someone in her house and urged followers to call 911. Twitter quickly exploded with messages of support as... [FishbowlDC]

This Sports Team Takes Twitter So Seriously They Painted Their Handle On The Field - Posted October 1, 2012
Listen up, sports fans, because this is pretty cool: The University of Central Florida Knights (UCF) football team has painted their Twitter handle right on the field. In an effort to get more fans following the team on Twitter, UCF now displ... [AllTwitter]

Report: There Are 63.52 Million Facebook Users In China, Despite Ban - Posted September 28, 2012
Laws are meant to be broken, including, apparently, the one ban... [AllFacebook]

Klout Finally Adds Support For Facebook Pages - Posted September 28, 2012
Nearly two years to the date after adding support for Facebook users' influence, online influence-measurement service ... [AllFacebook]

California Employers, College Administrators Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords - Posted September 27, 2012
As the link between Facebook usage and work comes under closer scrutiny, several states have made it a law th... [AllFacebook]

Campbell Soup Exec Scalds Facebook's Ad Sales Team - Posted September 27, 2012
Facebook is apparently in the soup at Campbell Soup, as its global d... [AllFacebook]

Report: Instagram Tops Twitter In August - Posted September 27, 2012
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, it's certainly worth more than 140 characters, so it should come as no surprise that Facebook-owned photo-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Nimbit Enables Musical Artists To Thank, Reward Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers - Posted September 27, 2012
Nimbit, a direct-to-fan commerce and promotion platform t... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Beats Twitter in Mobile Engagement - Posted September 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_46184" align="alignleft" width="222"] Hey, it made our apple look pretty cool.[/caption] Today's social media engagement analysis by ... [FishbowlDC]

Instagram Beat Out Twitter For Daily Mobile Users In August [STATS] - Posted September 27, 2012
For the first time in history, Instagram saw more daily users in the United States accessing its app on mobile than Twitter did. The month of August saw nearly half a million more users augmenting their photos with sepia-toned and retro lenses than sending ... [AllTwitter]

10,000 Words Makes It Onto The List of 100 Twitter Accounts for Journalism Students - Posted September 27, 2012
Schools are in session across the country, which means a new crop of up-and-coming journalists are getting their start in the fast-paced and exciting world of journalism. While students can hone their journal... [10,000 Words]

Corporate Tweet Fight: AMC vs. Oreo - Posted September 26, 2012
We've recently written a good bit about ... [FishbowlDC]

The Complete List Of Twitter Certified Products - Posted September 26, 2012
Twitter has recently created a Certified Products Program, where it highlights those third-party apps and software that extend the Twitter experience and get the company's wholehearted thumbs up. Want to know which apps made the cut? We'v... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Leads Users To The Box Office - Posted September 25, 2012
People use Facebook as a referral service all the time -- for restaurants, services, and vacation destinations. The social network has also been a gr... [AllFacebook]

Got Distractions? New Infographic Shows Workers Get Interrupted Four Times Every Hour - Posted September 25, 2012
The statistics are staggering. Sure, we're pretty confident social media is not only beneficial to our work, it's also a distraction. Thanks to Red e App's new infographic, the numbers tell all. In fact, employees are interrupted one time every 10.5 minutes and it will take about 23 minutes to return to... [MediaJobsDaily]

PBS Mixes Facebook, Other Social Networks Into Documentary 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women' - Posted September 24, 2012
PBS will air documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Oct. 1 and 2, but ... [AllFacebook]

For Foreign Diplomats, Social Media's Benefits Outweigh Its Risks - Posted September 24, 2012
"Social media is about taking smart risks," observed Victoria Esser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy at the ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's Latest Facebook Campaign Sticks - Posted September 24, 2012
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Twitter DMs Promise Facebook Videos Featuring Users, But Deliver Malware - Posted September 24, 2012
Facebook and Twitter may be playing nice, but t... [AllFacebook]

Aflac Duck Swims On Facebook To Raise Money For Childhood Cancer Treatment - Posted September 21, 2012
The Aflac Duck has done wonders for selling insurance, but now he's turning his attention to childhood ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook And Twitter, Together Forever? - Posted September 21, 2012
Are Facebook and Twitter cementing their frenemy status? It seems the two social networks are trying to direct traffic to each other, based on two screen grabs posted by ... [AllFacebook]

Gnip Launches Commercial Access to Every Public Tweet Ever - Posted September 21, 2012
Jolie O'Dell of VentureBeat reports that on Wednesday, "Gnip launched its Historical PowerTrack for ... [semanticweb.com]

Civility Caucus In Congress Turns To Facebook To Boost Membership - Posted September 20, 2012
In the midst of a heated ... [AllFacebook]

Did Twitter Just Give Facebook 1000% More Referrals From LinkedIn? - Posted September 20, 2012
According to some new data, Twitter might've made a huge mistake this summer pulling out of LinkedIn. If you're a user of both LinkedIn and Twitter, you probably remember the news earlier this summer that Twitter cut LinkedIn off from its API. P... [AllTwitter]

Will Media Convergence End the 'PR or Advertising' Debate? - Posted September 19, 2012
"Is it PR, or is it advertising?" This is a question that many in the public relations field must consider on a daily basis, but worry not; the debate will soon disappear as the two disciplines become one and the same. Marketing pro ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Roars In Apple OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update - Posted September 19, 2012
Apple's iOS 6 isn't the only update coming out of... [AllFacebook]

Android Marketplace App Quickable Allows Sellers To Offer Special Prices To Facebook Friends - Posted September 19, 2012
What makes mobile marketplace application ... [AllFacebook]

Interactive Facebook Video Plugs Upcoming Release Of Resident Evil 6 - Posted September 18, 2012
The 3.8 million-plus Facebook users who like the ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter, Facebook And Your Online Security [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 17, 2012
How safe are you when tweeting or posting a message to Facebook? You might think you're protecting your privacy by logging out after every session, but, as this infographic shows, there are multiple aspects to keeping yourself safe and secure online. For... [AllTwitter]

Captain Picard Hates Time Warner Cable Too - Posted September 14, 2012
Set phasers to annoyed (we know, we know)! Classic British theater vet Sir Patrick Stewart--best known for his appearance on that one episode of "Frasier" where his... [FishbowlDC]

Tuning In Social Media To Turn On What You'll Like - Posted September 14, 2012
A European Union-funded project to bring the web and TV closer together, called NoTube, wrapped up earlier this year. But its legacy lives on in the form of Beancounter.io from Sourcesense. The company, which was one of the project's co-founders, had a role in the NoTube effort around in... [semanticweb.com]

If It Looks Too Good To Be True On Pinterest, Don't Click It - Or Risk Spamming Your Friends - Posted September 13, 2012
There have been images on Pinterest the past few days that a bunch of folks apparently clicked on - even though they fall in to the "too good to be true" category. And guess what? When they clicked the spammy images, if their Pinterest accounts were linked to their Twitter and Facebook... [AllFacebook]

NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Seeks Fan Picks For Guest Hosts, Musical Guests Via Facebook, Twitter - Posted September 13, 2012
Facebook has been an unofficial source in the past for fans of NBC's "... [AllFacebook]

'Newsroom' Star's Topless Tweet: A PR Stunt? - Posted September 13, 2012
We always (read: never) count on New York's ... [FishbowlDC]

The NYPD Has Social Media Rules Too! - Posted September 12, 2012
Note to New York City criminals: The next obviously fake "individual" who wants to friend you on Facebook may well be a cop in disguise! Every agency has an official social media rules document, right? Well, these "how not to be a jackass online" guides aren't limited to PR org... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook App Refer.me Connects Users To Friends' Referrals - Posted September 12, 2012
So you're looking for a trustworthy mechanic, a fun place to watch the game, or just want to get advice from friends? Refer.me, bui... [AllFacebook]

The Best (And Worst) Times To Post To Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, And Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 12, 2012
A lot has been said about social timing. Getting your content in front of the right people involves getting it out at the right time on fast-paced social networks. This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

How Facebook Propelled U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz To Primary Win - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook and social media played a pivotal role in the outcomes of several U.S. Senate primaries this summer. A new case study broke down just how the social network propel... [AllFacebook]

Twitter And Etsy Begin "Engineer Exchange" To Share Knowledge - Posted September 11, 2012
How do you share knowledge with others? Send emails? Prepare reports? Have a few conference calls? Well, Twitter and Etsy are teaming up to take knowledge-sharing to the next level: they're going to be "trading" employees. The two companies made a j... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Dominates Referral Traffic To Retail Sites; Pinterest Users Spend More - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is dominant as a source of traffic for online ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg To Speak In San Francisco - Posted September 10, 2012
Ever since Facebook gave its second-quarter update, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn't really said much publicly. That will change Tuesday afternoon, wh... [AllFacebook]

Linking XBRL to RDF: The Road To Extracting Financial Data For Business Value - Posted September 10, 2012
Dr. Graham G. Rong, founder of IKA LLC, and senior industrial liaison officer at the MIT Corporate Relations Office, leading collaboration between the institute and industry, has been working on a semantic web approach to social and financial analysis based on digital financial data and other information related to companies that... [AllTwitter]

Linking XBRL to RDF: The Road To Extracting Financial Data For Business Value - Posted September 10, 2012
Dr. Graham G. Rong, founder of IKA LLC, and senior industrial liaison officer at the MIT Corporate Relations Office, leading collaboration between the institute and industry, has been working on a semantic web approach to social and financial analysis based on digital financial data and other information related to companies that... [semanticweb.com]

SnapApp Takes Aim At Facebook Contests - Posted September 10, 2012
With contests... [AllFacebook]

One Third Of The US Population Says "No" To Twitter And Facebook [STATS] - Posted September 10, 2012
A new survey suggests that just about one third of the US population does not have a Twitter or Facebook account - are you surprised? Digital marketer Jamie Grove created a survey to find out how consumers are using Facebook and Twitter. ... [AllTwitter]

Republicans' #areyoubetteroff Hashtag Backfires when Twitter Responds 'Yes' - Posted September 7, 2012
Unless you've been plugging your ears and humming every time a political ad or news story has invaded your living room (we understand the urge), you've inevitably heard Mitt Romney (or his campaign) ask some version of the question, "A... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Might Be Shutting The Doors On Twitter For Mac [RUMOR] - Posted September 7, 2012
Rumors have been flying in the past 24 hours about Twitter abandoning their Mac desktop client, Twitter for Mac. According to TechCrunch writer MG Siegler (@parislemon), Twitter has official made the decision to stop upda... [AllTwitter]

Look Out, Facebook Like Button: Pinterest's Pin This Sees 637 Percent Growth Since February - Posted September 7, 2012
The ever-present Facebook like button has seen growth of 34 percent since February in terms of b... [AllFacebook]

Report: Twitter U.S. Mobile Ad Revenue Nearly Double That Of Facebook In 2012 - Posted September 6, 2012
Despite Facebook's increased emphasis on buildin... [AllFacebook]

Syncapse Strengthens Facebook Analytics Offerings With Launch Of Syncapse Analytics Suite - Posted September 6, 2012
Social performance management platform Syncapse bolstered its ... [AllFacebook]

First Lady Scores Big Social Media Win - Posted September 5, 2012
Despite some challenging weat... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Tab Creator TabSite Updates Offerings - Posted September 5, 2012
Facebook custom tab creator ... [AllFacebook]

Lambda Labs Comes To The Rescue Of Developers That Used Face.com Facial-Recognition APIs - Posted September 5, 2012
The 45,000-plus developers that previously used ... [AllFacebook]

73% Of Fortune 500s Have An Active Twitter Account [STATS] - Posted September 5, 2012
In an effort to understand how the top companies in America use social media, the University of Massachusetts has conducted an annual survey of the digital presence of the Fortune 500. And this ye... [AllTwitter]

Take This Lollipop Meets Linkin Park; Users' Facebook Photos Added To Band's Video - Posted September 4, 2012
Take This Lollipop creator ... [AllFacebook]

Are Political Twitter Buys Working? (Spoiler: Yes.) - Posted September 4, 2012
Have you signed on to Twitter recently, checked out the top of your feed and found yourself scrolling through messages that weren't posted by accounts that you follow or re-tweeted by an... [FishbowlDC]

Wolfram|Alpha Dives Into Facebook Analytics - Posted September 4, 2012
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, Wolfram|Alpha released a new feature that lets users perform personal analytics with Facebook data, for free. Users can head here and type in "Facebook Report" for an analysis of their Facebook data. Stephen Wolfram, the creator of the computational knowledge eng... [semanticweb.com]

Invisible Obama Tweets for Your Entertainment - Posted August 31, 2012
Today in PR Moves That Had to Happen: In the moments following Clint Eastwood's bizarre, incoherent (there's really no other way to describe it) ... [FishbowlDC]

It's #PositiveTwitterDay Today: Will You Participate? - Posted August 31, 2012
Did you know that today is #PositiveTwitterDay? In an effort to get a little camaraderie going on the 140-character network, a group of people are sending out messages of positivity in each tweet - and, like any online movement these days, a group of detractors are trolling. Started by Sunder Katwala... [AllTwitter]

AMEX And Twitter Promote Their "Sync" Relationship With A TV Ad [VIDEO] - Posted August 28, 2012
If you're an American Express cardholder and a Twitter user, you've got the chance to grab some pretty big savings. AMEX and Twitter partnered in March to created AMEX Syn... [AllTwitter]

SumAll Social Metrics Joins Facebook Analytics Fray - Posted August 28, 2012
The crowded Facebook analytics field welcomed a new entry from data visualiz... [AllFacebook]

Empire State Shooting Aftermath: Smartphones Drove the Gory Story - Posted August 27, 2012
After the dust cleared in Manhattan on Friday, the Empire State Building shooting resembled nothing but ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Joins Linux Foundation, Shows Support For Open Source - Posted August 27, 2012
In an announcement last week, Twitter joined the Linux Foundation as a Silver member, throwing its hat in with other major tech companies as a supporter of open source software. As ... [AllTwitter]

Biologically Inspired Intelligence Is Foundation Of AI-One's Platform - Posted August 27, 2012
Biologically inspired intelligence. That impressive catchphrase is used by ai-one - but what does it mean? "The idea is that our technology works as the human brain does," says Olin Hyde, vp of business development at the vendor. "And the idea of the business is to make it easy for developers to... [semanticweb.com]

What Newspapers Can Learn from 'Medium' - Posted August 24, 2012
I've harped on it before and I'm nowhere close to being done: news design and consumption experiences are completely broken. Medium, a new platform from Twitter founder Ev Williams, takes a new approach to (among other things) content design -- and there's a lo... [10,000 Words]

Does Sentiment About Facebook On Twitter Have An Effect On Stock Price? - Posted August 24, 2012
Facebook is getting lampooned all over the Web for its tumbling stock price. DCM Capital, ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Teams Up With HootSuite To Sell Ads, Preferred Users Get $100 Credit - Posted August 24, 2012
A lot has been written about Twitter's latest developer guidelines, which outlines the types of third-party apps the company supports, and those it wants to eliminate. Calle... [AllTwitter]

How Addictive Is Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 24, 2012
Sure, you check Facebook a few times a day. You have a tab open with Twitter refreshing every few minutes. Your smartphone buzzes every time you're tagged in an Instagram photo. But you're not addicted! Social media has infiltrated your life, whether you like it or not. Take a look at... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Back To School Often Means Back To Facebook Cyber-Bullying - Posted August 23, 2012
The words "back to school" make some kids even more unhappy ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Isn't Just For The Young - Posted August 22, 2012
Who is on Facebook? That's what Web monitoring service ... [AllFacebook]

GroSocial Adds Social CMS, Allowing Users To Manage And Monitor Facebook, Twitter Streams - Posted August 22, 2012
Social media marketing software creator GroSocial beefed up the capabilities of its ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Effective Social Network On Facebook Is ... Wait For It ... Facebook! - Posted August 22, 2012
Facebook knows how to Facebook. That was the shocking result of a study by ... [AllFacebook]

Check Out Kred Story: A Visual History Of Your Social Media Influence - Posted August 21, 2012
What's the most popular content you've shared on Twitter? Who retweets you the most and where does your influence lie? Kred knows. And they're allowing you to view YOUR Kred story and the stories of others - for free. FYI: This goes well beyond listing topics, it drills down ... [AllTwitter]

Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Charge into a New Era of Late Night - Posted August 21, 2012
Late night TV just got a wake-up call. ABC has announced that ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Deleting Inflammatory Content In India - Posted August 21, 2012
Facebook has been complying with a request by the government of Ind... [AllFacebook]

Topsy Pro Analytics Takes Tweet Analysis To New And Disruptive Pricing Level - Posted August 21, 2012
Real-time social analytics platform Topsy, which earlier this month debuted Twindex to provide insight into Twitterati sentiment on the presidential candidates, today unveils Topsy Pro Analytics. It delivers in-depth metrics based on the Twitter firehose via A... [semanticweb.com]

Topsy Pro Analytics Takes Tweet Analysis To New And Disruptive Pricing Level - Posted August 21, 2012
Real-time social analytics platform Topsy, which earlier this month debuted Twindex to provide insight into Twitterati sentiment on the presidential candidates, today unveils Topsy Pro Analytics. It delivers in-depth metrics based on the Twitter firehose via A... [AllTwitter]

Hey Yahoo, When Does a Joke Become Tasteless? - Posted August 20, 2012
Today Yahoo! News's official Twitter feed ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Changes Usage Rules, Internet Freaks Out - Posted August 20, 2012
Social media leaders Twitter earned a spot in the PR doghouse last week by alienating a key sector of their audience: developers. What did they do? They ... [FishbowlDC]

Tweet about a favorite teacher, get $50 (or more) for Mediabistro courses - Posted August 20, 2012
It's back-to-school season, and because Mediabistro's core is education, the site has a timely contest this week that just involves telling the Twittersphere about a favorite teacher. Why's that worthy of a post here? Well, ... [10,000 Words]

Writing About Your Favorite Teacher Could Win You Free Admission To A Mediabistro Course - Posted August 16, 2012
Everyone has had at least one teacher make a positive difference in their life. Maybe it was a fourth-grade teacher who showed you the way when you were struggling, or a college professor who tied classroom knowledge to... [AllFacebook]

Which Companies Do Social Humor Best? - Posted August 16, 2012
News flash: Corporate communications don't have to be dryer than wallpaper and burnt toast, and you don't need viral videos, scripted scenes or comedic spokespeople to have a little fun with your messaging. We're all told to "humanize the brand", and we know that people love a good laugh more than... [FishbowlDC]

Got Fake Twitter Followers? - Posted August 15, 2012
We thought we'd heard it all, but Twitter followers apparently now double as currency, and "... [FishbowlDC]

How The Olympics Impacted Social Sharing [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 15, 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Games was a spectacular event, both in itself and online. Athletes shot to superstardom on Twitter, ... [AllTwitter]

Infographics Shared On Twitter Get 832% More Retweets Than Images And Articles [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 15, 2012
We sure do love our infographics here at AllTwitter. And this one's a prime specimen of just how entwined infographics are in social media: it explores how popular infographics are compared to other types of posts on Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Taking It To The Tweets: Petition To Keep Twitter Ecosystem Open Up To More Than 500 Signatures, While App.Net With Its Twitter Alternative Service Surpasses Funding Goals - Posted August 15, 2012
This week saw a tweet from @bottlenoseapp that the petition to keep the Twitter ecosystem open has moved past the 500-signature goal. Bottlenose, the service co-founded by Nova Spivack, who created the petition and tweeted the same, uses natural language processing, semantic classification, sentiment analytics and trend detection to give users... [semanticweb.com]

Tech and Govt. Vets Form Dream Team Firm - Posted August 14, 2012
Big names, big news: Eastwick--a tech communications agency that helped build some of Silicon Valley's biggest brands over more than two decades in the business--has offici... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Acquires App Testing Platform Clutch.io - Posted August 14, 2012
Twitter has acquired Clutch.io, a platform for developers to do A/B testing with their apps in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. Clutch.io founders Eric Florenzano and ... [PRNewser]

Twitter Acquires App Testing Platform Clutch.io - Posted August 14, 2012
Twitter has acquired Clutch.io, a platform for developers to do A/B testing with their apps in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. Clutch.io founders Eric Florenzano and ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Take That, Zuck: App.net Founder Raises More Than $700,000 - Posted August 13, 2012
App.net Founder and CEO Dalton Caldwell is not a fan of Facebook, which claims ... [AllFacebook]

Romney's Paul Ryan Pick: A PR Win? - Posted August 13, 2012
We generally prefer to avoid dipping our toes too deeply into the political arena, but we think we can judge Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. ... [FishbowlDC]

How Young Is Too Young To Start Tweeting? - Posted August 13, 2012
Seeing teens on Twitter is nothing shocking. But what about tweens? Elementary schoolers? Preschoolers? A recent episode of a popular kids' show had its host use Twitter and Facebook, as well as a "play book", texting, blogging and ema... [AllTwitter]

Pinterest Opens Its Doors to the Public. Now What? - Posted August 10, 2012
Social media star of the moment Pinterest led the news yesterday by announcing that it has officially made the tra... [GalleyCat]

Which Olympic Athletes Take The Gold On Twitter? [STUDY] - Posted August 10, 2012
The Olympics has done more than just send some budding athletes into new sports super-stardom - it's actually made some of them Twitter celebrities! OK, while it might not be as impressive to win a few hundred Twitter followers as it is to win a go... [AllTwitter]

What's The Olympic Buzz On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 10, 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing, and the Twitter buzz has taken over most of our timelines. But what are we all tweeting about, anyways? This infographic from Mass Relevance looks at the ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media: It's About Who, Not How Many [STUDY] - Posted August 9, 2012
Despite the massive number of followers that folks like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber boast on Twitter, they're not necessarily the social media leaders they appear to be. A new study suggests that the demographic makeup of fans and followers means more than the... [AllTwitter]

Should Brands Be Responsible For What Their Customers Tweet? - Posted August 9, 2012
If I tweet something inappropriate to a brand, who is responsible? The obvious answer would be me, but in the fast-changing world of online advertising, things are never that simple. A new ruling from the Australian Advertising Standards ... [AllTwitter]

Social Searcher Offers Real-Time Facebook Search With Social Buzz - Posted August 8, 2012
The latest to take a crack at creating an effective social search to... [AllFacebook]

Have You Taken A "Social Vacation" This Summer? - Posted August 8, 2012
Look at the picture on the right. It's pretty idyllic - the very definition of a summer vacation. A cloudless sky, gently lapping waves, golden sand and a relaxing lounge chair on the shore... oh, and a smartphone and computer (and maybe even Google's Project Glass in the near future). Do... [AllTwitter]

Rep. Jared Polis Named MVP In Democrats' Facebook Contest - Posted August 8, 2012
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) was named the winner of the 2012 Member Online All-Star Co... [AllFacebook]

Standing Up to Bullying with Machine Learning - Posted August 7, 2012
A new study out of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is using machine learning to fight bullying. According to the study website, "We are a university research team that fights bullying using novel machine learning algorithms. Our interdisciplinary research bridges compute... [semanticweb.com]

If Social Networks Were Dinosaurs... [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 6, 2012
They're nowhere near extinct, but what if social networks actually were dinosaurs? Can you take a stab at which ancient beast Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the rest would be? According to one rather imaginative graphics designer, all of our favori... [AllTwitter]

5 Olympics Examples of Unique Digital Storytelling - Posted August 5, 2012
Media attention is heavily focused on London 2012, and so is media experimentation. With so many eyes looking for every kind of athletic news tidbit (or the opposite, avoiding spoilers), now's a natural time for trying a new approach and seeing what works. ... [10,000 Words]

Picking the President: Twindex, Twitris Track Social Media Electorate - Posted August 3, 2012
The U.S. is a mere three months away from choosing who will be its leader for the next four years. The semantic web is a supporting player in the action. This week, of course, saw the debut of the Twitter Political Index (Twindex), a joint effort between Twitter, Topsy, and the Mellm... [AllTwitter]

The Four Stages Of "Getting" Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 1, 2012
Despite it's short, simple messages, Twitter is not easy to "get". Although you might not be willing to admit it, I bet you had a tough time figuring out the ropes when you first created your account. This infographic takes you through the four stages of getting Twitter, from a complete... [AllTwitter]

Microsoft Rebrands Hotmail As Outlook, Adds Facebook Integration - Posted July 31, 2012
Microsoft's latest attempt to beef up its ... [AllFacebook]

Buffer Beefs Up Facebook Analytics - Posted July 31, 2012
Social sharing application Buffer announced the abil... [AllFacebook]

Buffer Launches Robust Real-Time Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Analytics - For Free - Posted July 31, 2012
There's so much more to social media than just writing catchy tweets and sending them out. You've got to time your updates, balance your interactions with content, and - perhaps most importantly - track your results. Thi... [AllTwitter]

5 Tweet Strategies for Highlighting Breaking News - Posted July 29, 2012
Social media producers battle for eyeballs, retweets and clicks. They fight because tweets fly by fast, easily slipping by readers in a stream shared with cat gifs and ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Influence Can Help You Get Into An L.A. Nightclub For Free - Posted July 27, 2012
Trying to figure out what kind of benefits come with a healthy score on Klout -- whi... [AllFacebook]

London Eye Lights Up With Olympics Sentiment - Posted July 27, 2012
As the opening ceremony for the London Olympics gets underway tonight, sentiment on the event can be gauged nightly in a big way: The EDF Energy London Eye Ferris Wheel, the largest in Europe, will turn colors depending on the sentiment analysis of tweets coming out of the U.K. mentioning the... [AllTwitter]

Report: Ketchum, Edelman Among Most Effective Global PR Agencies On Facebook - Posted July 26, 2012
The global public relations powerhouses of Edelman and ... [AllFacebook]

Which Olympic Sponsors Are The Most Talked About On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 26, 2012
Can you name one Olympic sponsor? Five? Ten? Apparently, lots of social media folks can, and do, name them on Twitter. This infographic from StrategyOne shows which Olympic sponsors are getting the most social media ... [AllTwitter]

Is Twitter Preparing To Get Into The Web Series Game? - Posted July 25, 2012
According to a report from Mike Shields of Adweek, Twitter is "in serious talks about the possibility of launching several original video series via Twitter." They already serve as a major platform... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Developer Unified Debuts Social Operating Platform Summer 2012 Edition - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer ... [AllFacebook]

Report: 2/3 Of European CIOs Still Block Facebook - Posted July 25, 2012
Despite the emergence of Facebook and other social networks as valuable sales, marketing, and communications tools for businesses, a recent study of 550 ... [AllFacebook]

Badgeville Adds Rewards For Facebook, Twitter User Behavior After Peoplebrowsr Partnership - Posted July 25, 2012
Gamification provider Badgeville will use social media ... [AllFacebook]

Kaboodle Together Allows Facebook Friends To Shop With Each Other -- Online - Posted July 24, 2012
Shopping is more fun as a social activity, and s... [AllFacebook]

10,000 Words Founder Mark Luckie Talks About His New Job at Twitter - Posted July 24, 2012
As the manager of journalism and news at Twitter, 10,000 Words founder Mark Luckie is still working "where journalism and technology meet." In his intervi... [10,000 Words]

Event App Gather Rides Facebook, Twitter Social Graphs - Posted July 23, 2012
The boys on MTV reality hit "... [AllFacebook]

Afghanistan Free Speech Activists Take To Facebook - Posted July 23, 2012
Free speech activists in war-torn Afghanistan are finding a new way to get their message across: Facebook. However, ... [AllFacebook]

Find Sales Leads Through Facebook With Reachable - Posted July 23, 2012
In social marketing, as the saying goes in Hollywood, it's not always what yo... [AllFacebook]

How Do Recruiters In Italy Use Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 23, 2012
Sprucing up your Twitter account is almost as important as revising your paper resume these days. But are recruiters really watching you on social media? This infographic should help you decide. ... [AllTwitter]

London Eye To Become Twitter Sentiment Gauge During Olympics - Posted July 23, 2012
The London Eye will be transformed during the Olympics to show global Twitter sentiment towards the Games. The more enthusiastically you tweet, the brighter the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe will become. We've written before about how this year is the "... [AllTwitter]

Companies Face Facebook Backlash After Controversial Statements - Posted July 20, 2012
Just as users can visit a brand's Facebook page to tell it how much they love the product or offer ideas, th... [AllFacebook]

Older People Who Use Twitter Are Less Likely To Be Depressed [STUDY] - Posted July 18, 2012
Is your grandma on Twitter? It might be worth spending a few minutes going over hashtags and @mentions with her, since it's likely to make her happier - at least according to the latest research. The University of Alabama surveyed 8... [AllTwitter]

Researcher Graph Helps Academics, Institutions Understand Works' Influence - Posted July 18, 2012
The "publish or perish" model of the academic world has pretty much followed the same pattern since the middle of the last century. It's about a seven-year time-span from the a researcher's original "ah-ha" moment, to the publishing of her paper, to the point where a critical mass of citations are... [semanticweb.com]

Viralheat Launches Free Service To Manage, Track Facebook Pages - Posted July 17, 2012
Managing a social media campaign (Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, etc.) can be exhausting and expensive. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Plummets In 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index - Posted July 17, 2012
Facebook took a beating in the latest American Customer Satisfaction I... [AllFacebook]

Backlash Against Ralph Lauren's Outsourced Olympic Uniforms - Posted July 17, 2012
What could the American public possibly have against our Olympic athletes proudly displaying the red-white-and-blue of our flag on their opening ceremony uniforms? Perhaps it's the fact that when ABC News took a look at the labels of the Ralph Lauren-designed attire, th... [FishbowlDC]

A History Of Twitter's Acquisitions - Posted July 16, 2012
Over the past six years, Twitter has acquired no less than 19 companies. Some acquisitions, like TweetDeck, made a huge splash in the Twitter-related news-sphere, while others were more quietly done. Here's a look at Twitter's acquisition history from 2008 to today. ... [AllTwitter]

No More #TigerBlood: Charlie Sheen Quits Twitter - Posted July 16, 2012
Charlie Sheen set a world record for amassing a million Twitter followers faster than anyone else, but now the #TigerBlood king is stepping down from his throne - Sheen is done with Twitter. Since March of last year, Sheen has been entertaining us all with his...unique brand of tweetin... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Is Testing "Non-Organic" Ads - Posted July 13, 2012
Rumor has it that Twitter is testing out a new Promoted Tweet format that would no longer require advertisers to first send the soon-to-be Promoted Tweet from their Twitter account before marking it as an ad. Twitter has been adamant in the past about creating an "orga... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Advertising Slide Deck Leaked - Posted July 12, 2012
All Things D got their hands on a slide deck that Twitter is using to entice big advertisers - McDonald's, Pepsi and American Express kind of big - to commit more ad dollars to the ... [AllTwitter]

Top 10 Celebrities on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted July 11, 2012
They're talented, they're famous, and now they have Twitter accounts. Celebrities have discovered social media as a way to reach out to their fans and to express themselves outside the stage and screen. This infographic ranks the top 10 celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+. GO-Globe.com took a look at each... [AllFacebook]

Upworthy Shares Memes That Make You Think, Not Just Laugh - Posted July 11, 2012
There's more to the Internet than LOLcats and dating sites. Sometimes surfing the Internet feels like swimming in an ocean of viral videos and vitriol. I'd like to say news sites are a tropical island in the middle, but too often they promote or fuel the storms. That's why, Upworthy, seems... [10,000 Words]

Who Are The Most Popular Celebs On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 11, 2012
Can you guess who's winning the social media fame game? The usual suspects - Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber - make their appearance, but you might be surprised by some of the other names on the list. This infographic comes to us from ... [AllTwitter]

GroSocial Rebrands Facebook Marketing Suite Customizer As GroSocial Platform - Posted July 10, 2012
Social media marketing software creator GroSocial... [AllFacebook]

News360 Streamlines Personalization on iPad News Discovery App - Posted July 10, 2012
News360 today launches a redesigned version of its semantically-enabled news discovery application for the iPad. In the works for some eight months, the company's goal has been to further its vision of building an AI assistant that understands what someone is interested in and how he consumes differ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Plays Key Part In How People Discover, Share News - Posted July 9, 2012
It's apparent that Facebook has changed the way people share information, and not just baby photos and event announcements. According to a stud... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Recruiting Via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Continues To Grow - Posted July 9, 2012
A total of 92 percent of U.S. companies use social networks and social media to recruit talent, up from 78 percent five years ago, according to new res... [AllFacebook]

Dateline Chatline Incorporates Facebook, Twitter Into NBC News' 'Dateline' - Posted July 9, 2012
NBC News primetime newsmagazine "... [AllFacebook]

Money Hunt: More Semantic and Sentiment Analytics Tools Aim At Stock Market Success - Posted July 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_30546" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Money image via Shutterstock"]... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Releases Transparency Report - Posted July 5, 2012
Mary Long of our sister publication, MediaBistro.com, recently reported that Twitter has released its first Transpa... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Releases Transparency Report - Posted July 5, 2012
Mary Long of our sister publication, MediaBistro.com, recently reported that Twitter has released its first Transpa... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Chatter During Euro 2012 - Who Won The 140-Character Cup? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 5, 2012
The final match of Euro 2012 set a new Twitter record for sports, as people tweeted to celebrate Spain's goals and lament Italy's misses. But how exactly did all of that Twitter chatter look? Sunday's... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Joins Google, Herdict in the Fight for Internet Transparency - Posted July 3, 2012
Inspired by Google, Twitter has partnered with Web accessibility startup Herdict to fight censorship and ensure privacy on the Internet. On Monday, the company released a Transparency Report that lists every copyright complaint or government request for information and whether content had to be removed as a result. ... [AllFacebook]

Attensity Pipeline: Social Media Conversations Analyzed, In Real-Time And In The Cloud At Scale - Posted July 2, 2012
For many companies, understanding what's being said about them or their products and services in the real-time social media space will only become more important. Vendors of social and customer analytics solutions are aiming to fill the need: A couple of weeks ago, heavyweight Salesfor... [semanticweb.com]

Calling Batman: Bane Takes Over Ecko Unlimited Facebook Page - Posted June 28, 2012
Bane, the villain in upcoming Batman feature film The Dark Knight Rises, turned his criminal mind toward the ... [AllFacebook]

House GOP Members Name Facebook Challenge Winners - Posted June 27, 2012
More than 50,000 Facebook likes, Twitter fo... [AllFacebook]

Five Strategies To Dominate Twitter, Facebook And YouTube [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 27, 2012
They're the "Big Three" of social media: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you have a solid presence on all of them, you're well on your way to social media stardom. Still, you need to know how to approach all three of these networks if you want to dominate them, and this... [AllTwitter]

The Science of the Perfect Tweet - Posted June 26, 2012
If you've ever tried to promote something or someone on Twitter, you may have pondered the art of the perfect tweet (i.e. one that will garner the most attention and retweets). Turns out, it may actually be more of a science. And surpris... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+ And LinkedIn: The Language Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 26, 2012
The Guinness Book Of World Records once listed a man who spoke 58 languages as the world's greatest living polyglot - but that record has since been smashed by the likes of Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. ... [AllTwitter]

Nissan Revs Up Facebook Marketing - Posted June 25, 2012
After General Motors pulled its Facebook advertising, other car makers have said they re... [AllFacebook]

Advanced Twitter Listening Tip: Track More Than Just Your Mentions - Posted June 25, 2012
Twitter is as much - and maybe more - about listening as it is about broadcasting. If you want your business or personal Twitter account to succeed, you've got to have a listening strategy in place in order to access valuable feedback, learn, and ... [AllTwitter]

Thunderclap Migrating From Twitter To Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
Thunderclap, a mass-messaging service that gained popularity on Twitter, has set it... [AllFacebook]

If Twitter Started Charging For "Premium" Features, Would You Pay? - Posted June 20, 2012
Twitter currently makes most of its money selling ads and ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block - Posted June 19, 2012
Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user's interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block - Posted June 19, 2012
Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user's interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid... [semanticweb.com]

Lady Gaga's Massive Social Influence [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 19, 2012
Lady Gaga is the darling of the social media world. No one has more followers on Twitter than the Mother Monster, and she's got plenty of influence to boot. This infographic takes a look at Gaga's unsurpassed social influence - and some of the numbers are positively staggering. ... [AllTwitter]

The State Of Twitter's Revenue Strategy [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 19, 2012
The speculation game over Twitter's revenue is going wild. Some believe the company will bring in $226 million in revenue this year, others predict closer to ... [AllTwitter]

FirstRain Spotlights Semantics Across Domains - Posted June 19, 2012
Enterprises using semantic technology often come up against a problem: Not being able to scale their approaches across domains. "We hear a lot about semantic approaches that work great when targeted to a domain - for example, you can train up an NLP engine for the hotel industry domain that knows 'thin'... [semanticweb.com]

Nearly One-Quarter Of Top 10,000 Websites Have Facebook Integration - Posted June 18, 2012
You've seen those Facebook like buttons pretty... [AllFacebook]

Explore London 2012 On Facebook Hub Launches In Preparation For 2012 Summer Olympics - Posted June 18, 2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games i... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Finally Tells Us Exactly How Many Retweets We Got - Posted June 18, 2012
If you're a longtime Twitter user, this news will probably make your week: Twitter has ditched the "50+" notification when a tweet reaches more than 50 retweets and is actually showing us the real number of retweets it got. It's about time! ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, Facebook, Google Join Forces To Fight Malicious Ads - Posted June 15, 2012
Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL and the Interactive Advertising Bureau have come together to battle bad ads that download malware, send users to scammy sites and try to sell counterfeit goods. The new initiative is called the ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Joins The Fight Against 'Bad Ads' - Posted June 14, 2012
Facebook has entered into an alliance with fellow Web giants Google, Twitter, and... [AllFacebook]

Salesforce.com Gets Access To Twitter's Firehose Through New Partnership - Posted June 14, 2012
Salesforce.com, a global enterprise cloud computing company, has inked a deal with Twitter to enable its Radian6 customers to access tweets directly from the firehose. This will be especially useful for those using Radian6 for customer relations management, as they now have insight into what their custo... [AllTwitter]

Angels Pitcher Target of Racial Epithet on Twitter - Posted June 14, 2012
The ugly side of Twitter reared its head on Tuesday night when Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jerome Williams was the recipient of a racist tweet from the handle jgraae007: "@jgraae007: @pinkpuka57 way to lose the game u fucked up tooth Ni**er" Instead of getting mad, Williams and his followers got even. They were... [FishbowlLA]

Rock The Vote, PromoJam Enlist Facebook Like Button In Voter-Registration Campaign - Posted June 14, 2012
Rock the Vote teamed up wi... [AllFacebook]

LA Lakers Are Champs of the Social Media World - Posted June 14, 2012
While they might not be in the NBA Finals this season, the Los Angeles Lakers are the champions of the social media world. Social media company Unmetric determined the Lakers rank as the hi... [FishbowlLA]

10,000 Words Founder Mark S. Luckie to Join Twitter - Posted June 13, 2012
Congratulations are in order for 10,000 Words founder Mark S. Luckie who will be leaving The Washington Post to join Twitter as its new creative content manager for journalism. "To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. I'... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Is Giving Away 1,000 In Advertising To Small Businesses In The UK - Posted June 13, 2012
Twitter wants to get UK advertisers on board with their Promoted Products, so they're making them an offer: share your Twitter stories with us, and we'll give you 1,000 to spend. Announced on ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook: The End Of The Beginning - Posted June 13, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering is a milestone in the evolutio... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Must Reveal Bullies' Identities Or Be Held Legally Responsible, New Law Says - Posted June 12, 2012
Unless Twitter coughs up the identities of those using 140 characters to abuse, slander and otherwise troll victims, a newly proposed UK law would see the company hauled into court to pay hefty fines. Justice Secreta... [AllTwitter]

Apple Announces Facebook Integration With IOS6, OSX Mountain Lion - Posted June 11, 2012
Apple officially confirmed that ... [AllFacebook]

LAT Reporter is Blocking the Competition on Twitter - Posted June 11, 2012
An LA Times reporter I've never met is blocking me on Twitter. Between that and their paywall they must really not want anyone to read them. -- Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 11, 2012 I was feeling special but apparently this person block... [FishbowlLA]

Semantic App Helps Researchers Understand Prescription Drug Abuse - Posted June 11, 2012
There's been a lot of attention given to the issue of prescription drug abuse, in the wake of violent crimes such as one last year that left four people dead in a pharmacy shooting in Suffolk County, New York. A recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute also shows that... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic App Helps Researchers Understand Prescription Drug Abuse - Posted June 11, 2012
There's been a lot of attention given to the issue of prescription drug abuse, in the wake of violent crimes such as one last year that left four people dead in a pharmacy shooting in Suffolk County, New York. A recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute also shows that... [AllTwitter]

World Map Of Social Media: Facebook Dominates, Twitter Fights For 2nd Place - Posted June 11, 2012
In the June 2012 edition of the World Map Of Social Networks, social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza explores the most popular social networks in each country right now... [AllTwitter]

Facebook-Twitter Integration Quietly Upgraded - Posted June 8, 2012
Twitter integration enhanceme... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's IPO Nosedive Brings Down Twitter's Value By 15% - Posted June 7, 2012
If you've been watching the financial news lately, you'll know that Facebook's IPO was a dud. And its sinking value on the stock market is apparently pulling ... [AllTwitter]

How Do College Students Use Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 7, 2012
They're the target market of many an energy drink and laptop company, and marketers love getting their hands on data about college students. This infographic takes a look at how studious late teens and early twenty-somethings use Twitter: the brands they follow... [AllTwitter]

New Twitter Logo - Posted June 6, 2012
Twitter unveiled a new logo today and I must need another cup of coffee because I needed a lot of help to see the difference. Thank goodness for TechCrunch, which breaks down th... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You'll learn how... [GalleyCat]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You'll learn how to laun... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. You'll learn how to laun... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Thursday - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Still A Distant Third Behind LinkedIn, Twitter In Terms Of Job Postings - Posted June 5, 2012
Despite the strides Facebook has made on both sides of the jo... [AllFacebook]

Report: Next Version Of Apple IOS To Include Integration With Facebook - Posted June 1, 2012
"Stay tuned," was what Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had to say about his company's relationship... [AllFacebook]

IPO Sinks Facebook In Customer Loyalty Study - Posted June 1, 2012
The list of casualties of Facebook's staggering ... [AllFacebook]

Rotten Radio | Rock Center Redux | Twitter Surge - Posted May 31, 2012
FishbowlLA: Here's one time that being rotten is good! Rottentomatoes.com is bringing its love of movies to radio. Starting next week, Rotten T... [FishbowlLA]

Study: Number of Daily Twitter Users Have Doubled - Posted May 31, 2012
A new study from Pew Internet finds that the number of daily Twitter users among adults has doubled since May of last year, even though the overall percentage of Twitter users has only grown 2 percent since that time. The authors of the study attributed the increase to a rise in... [10,000 Words]

@LAScanner on His Popular Twitter Account - Posted May 31, 2012
If you aren't following @LAScanner on Twitter, you're missing out on one of the most informative (and at times scary) sources of local news on the Internet. The mysterious person behind the account was recently interviewed by Jos Martinez of OnCentral: The person behind the popul... [FishbowlLA]

Only 44% Of Customer Questions On Twitter Are Answered Within 24 Hours [STUDY] - Posted May 31, 2012
Got a question about that phone you just bought? You might want to take the old-school approach and wade through option after option on the company's customer service phone line if this new study is any indicator. Of the customer ser... [AllTwitter]

Tech Roundup: Bitly Rage, Hitch up Your 'Sidecar' - Posted May 30, 2012
Twitter page loading is getting snappier, thanks to an engineering change that reworks hashbangs, or those tags that look like this: !#. The pages are said to load five times fast... [FishbowlDC]

6 Huge Mistakes Journalists Make in Social Media - Posted May 30, 2012
No. 3? You don't have a plan. Whether you're looking to increase followers, drive clicks back to your website, or just get people buzzing about your stories, you need to have a plan for any social media platform you join. A good strategy will help you avoid wasting resources or, worse, breaking... [FishbowlLA]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's Elevator Pitch, host A... [FishbowlLA]

How Is Twitter Being Used During Disasters? [STUDY] - Posted May 24, 2012
Twitter is a real-time social network, so it is a naturally good fit as an emergency communication tool. But just how are we actually using it to share information in times of trouble? A study from North Carolina State University explores how people used Twitter... [AllTwitter]

Was It Right For Twitter To Suspend This Olympics Protest Account? - Posted May 23, 2012
Twitter has suspended an account that has been vocal in its opposition to the Olympics. @spacehijackers is a Twitter account run by a group of activists with anti-capitalist aims, and is part of a social media campaign to protest the Olympics. Those ... [AllTwitter]

Predict Facebook's Friday Closing Price On FacebookIPODayClosingPrice.com - Posted May 18, 2012
We were so proud of ourselves yesterday for posting a ... [AllFacebook]

How Popular Are Obama And Romney On Twitter? This App Checks - In Real-Time - Posted May 17, 2012
It's a student project, but Twipolitico has the potential to add some serious insight into the 2012 race. The site tracks the real-time popularity of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Twitter, to see who's winning the social media sentiment race. ... [AllTwitter]

This Is One Type Of Trending Topic You Don't Want To See When You Launch A Product - Posted May 16, 2012
The much-anticipated video game Diablo III was released on Tuesday. But most players haven't been able to actually play the game yet - and they're voicing their complaints on Twitter. This is one PR nightmare that no company wants on t... [AllTwitter]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest: The Users Of Social Media - Posted May 15, 2012
It's sometimes tough to keep up with the daily growing user numbers of our favorite social networks. How many people are on Facebook now? And how many users does Pinterest have? What about the number of women on Twitter? This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: 59.5 Percent Of News Via Social Media Is From Facebook - Posted May 14, 2012
Nearly 30 percent of Americans get their news from social media, a... [AllFacebook]

How To Get Your Complaint Heard On Twitter - Posted May 14, 2012
Twitter is becoming the new call center, with customers tweeting to companies to voice their complaints, comments and questions. But in order to get an answer, you've got to know how to make your 140-character concerns stand out from the crowd and grab their attention. ... [AllTwitter]

Tech Round Up: Twitter Buys RestEngine; Digg Staff To Work at WaPo - Posted May 11, 2012
If you have been lagging and not Tweeting, Twitter has a plan to get you back. Twitter has acquired RestEngine, a personalized email service that will send out a "best of" list each week to show you all the fun you've been missing. Twitter will ta... [FishbowlDC]

Does Twitter Take Away Businesses' Verified Badge Once They Stop Advertising? - Posted May 11, 2012
Some very interesting speculations have cropped up this week about the way Twitter handles its hush-hush verification process. More than one business has reported Twitter yanking their verification badge the minute they stopped paying for ads ... [AllTwitter]

Bragging On Twitter Is Like Candy For The Brain [STUDY] - Posted May 9, 2012
A new study suggests that social networks like Twitter are closely linked to how our brain operates. When we tweet about our super-delicious lunch, our newest tech gadget purchase or how we're so sick of having to wait in this link, our brains feel a rush of ... [AllTwitter]

Enterprise Companies Choosing Twitter Over Facebook [REPORT] - Posted May 8, 2012
Enterprise companies have to deal with the balance between happy employees who get to update their statuses on their lunch breaks, and enhancing productivity by blocking Facebook and Twitter altogether. And according to a recent report, companies are tar... [AllTwitter]

AllFacebook Stats Adds Sharing Features - Posted May 8, 2012
AllFacebook Stats added the ability for its subscribers to share ... [AllFacebook]

19 Twitter Profiles Now Have More Than 10 Million Followers (Including, Finally, @Twitter) - Posted May 8, 2012
It was a big weekend for Twitter as the official @Twitter profile became the 19th and latest account to reach 10 million followers on the micro-blogging network, passing the benc... [AllTwitter]

The Freelance Hustle: Five Ways to Land New Gigs - Posted May 7, 2012
Let's face it, as freelancers we've been known to do the hustle. It's in our blood and hey, even if it's not, it has to become part of our life whether we're born with it or not. According to an article on The Daily Muse, there are a few strategies to land... [MediaJobsDaily]

Twitter Is Just One Piece Of The Online Marketing Puzzle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 4, 2012
Twitter is a great tool for reaching out to your customers and brand ambassadors, but it's not the only one in your toolbox. In fact, some data suggests that Twitter does not drive high volume sales, and thus should only be a small part of your marketing eff... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Roundup: Reaching New Audiences, Creating Social Content and More - Posted May 4, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about researching how to reach new audiences; why Per Active Member is an important metric; and best practice for socia... [10,000 Words]

Study: Only 36 Percent of Tweets Are "Worth Reading" - Posted May 3, 2012
With all the tweets bombarding our Twitter streams, it's not uncommon to wonder how many people are actually reading your tweets. The answer, according to one new study, may surprise you. ... [10,000 Words]

How (And Why) You Should Move A Conversation Off Twitter - Posted May 3, 2012
It might sound funny coming from a blog that focuses on Twitter all day, every day, but there are things that Twitter isn't the greatest at. We admit it. Twitter isn't the be-all-end-all social tool - it's an amazing one for networking, learning, branding and... [AllTwitter]

Who's Tweeting About Your Beat? TweetCharts Tells You - Posted May 2, 2012
There's a new tool for local reporters and editors, or those on specific topic or business-related beats, to figure out who the top tweeters are about their beats. Thankfully, you won't need to hire a social media analyst to track this information down. It's free and as easy* as crafting a... [10,000 Words]

GOP Members Battle For Facebook Fans - Posted May 1, 2012
Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are entering the Facebook round of the 201... [AllFacebook]

Pepsi Brings Live Concerts To Their Twitter Followers - Posted April 30, 2012
Pepsi is teaming up with Twitter to bring live concerts from some of today's hottest artists to its followers, in an effort to knock its rival Coca-cola from the top spot as king of the cola world. The new promotion will give followers of Pepsi's Twitter account (... [AllTwitter]

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Sics Beast On Viddy - Posted April 30, 2012
Following Facebook's sudden $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram... [AllFacebook]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Hojoki Goes Mobile, Drives The Social Work Graph - Posted April 27, 2012
Hojoki, the cloud productivity-app aggregator with semantic tech underpinnings that The Semantic Web Blog first discussed here, is going mobile. The company's launching the take-along version of the app, which... [semanticweb.com]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Prometheus Trailer To Be Part Of First-Ever Live Tweet Commercial - Posted April 26, 2012
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is garnering a lot of buzz online, and it's about to hit new heights. The UK TV network Channel 4 will air the world premier of the official trailer this weekend, followed by the first-ever commercial chock-full of live Twitter reactions. According t... [AllTwitter]

WSJ's Market Pulse Redefines 'Sticky' News Site - Posted April 25, 2012
Most news organizations seem to use streams on a one-off basis. We livestream video or tweets from events, storify breaking news coverage, or create hubs/landing pages for stories related to a single topic or series. But what if the news pages were more like your Twitter stream, always on and always... [10,000 Words]

3 Essential Things To Do Right After Signing Up For Twitter - Posted April 23, 2012
It's easy to sign up for Twitter. Right there on the homepage, you'll notice the signup box: just enter your full name, email, and password and you're on your way. But what happens after you click the confirmation number in that email, and you're treading into the op... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Ad Revenue Could Explode To $400M This Year - Posted April 23, 2012
Although previous reports suggested otherwise, new data from GroupM says that Twitter is poised to bring in between $300 and $400 million in a... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Roundup: Advocacy, Corporate Social Strategists, and Social Media Campaigns - Posted April 20, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the shift from influence to advocacy in the development of online communities; the changing future of today's corp... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Is Sponsoring The Apache Foundation (And Anonymous Seems To Approve) - Posted April 20, 2012
Twitter announced on Thursday that it would join the ranks of Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo as sponsors of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The ASF is a non-profit collective that supports open source projects. ... [AllTwitter]

Infographic: How Social Media Wins At Breaking News - Posted April 18, 2012
Here's some lunch-time fodder to consider. How reliant are you on social media to keep up on the latest news? How has this changed for you in the past decade? To put this in perspective, think about this: On September 11, 2001, how did you hear about the World Trade Center attacks?... [10,000 Words]

INFOGRAPHIC: Look Like An Expert On Facebook - Posted April 18, 2012
Facebook dominates social media, but that doesn't mean you should post everything you can think of on the site. Consider limiting it to blog posts, videos, photos, questions and answers. And keep in mind that attempting to connect to too many people at once can dilute genuine connections. This advice comes from... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Scores An "F" When It Comes To Energy Use [REPORT] - Posted April 18, 2012
According to the latest study from Greenpeace, Twitter scores a failing grade when it comes to using clean energy to power its tweets and trending topics. Greenpeace examined the energy use of 14 major... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Like Buttons On TV Make People Click - Posted April 17, 2012
Facebook icons on television make consumers click. Almost two out of every three people ... [AllFacebook]

58% Of Fortune 500 Have Corporate Facebook Pages - Posted April 17, 2012
More Fortune 500 companies have corporate Facebook pages than Twitter aliases, only by a slight margin. Some 58 percent have corporate pages on Facebook, compared to 56 percent last year. And 62 percent of them have corporate Twitter accounts. These data points appear in an infographic compiled by Go-Gulf.com. As far as... [AllFacebook]

9 Ways to Get More Buzz for Your Article - Posted April 16, 2012
If you're wondering why your article is generating zero buzz online, you might want to rethink its format. Even the most compelling piece of copy will be lost on readers if it's presented as a giant block of text. So whether you use a list, bullets or just subheads, avoid the chunky... [10,000 Words]

Twitter To Aggressively Build Sales Staff In Japan, According To CEO - Posted April 16, 2012
Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, spoke to reporters in Tokyo today about Twitter's plans to aggressively grow its presence in Japan. Bloomberg reports that Costolo is looking to expand Twi... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Roundup: The Connected Customer, Social Media Crisis Comms, Timeline for Power Users, and more - Posted April 13, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the connected customer and what that means for brands and media; why it's good to use social media as part... [10,000 Words]

The Biggest Loser In Facebook Versus Google Is You - Posted April 12, 2012
Google is strong-arming users by forcing them to have a social search experience built around one service provider, Google. Not only is this anti-competitive, but it goes against users' best interest. T... [AllFacebook]

When Is Automation OK On Twitter? - Posted April 12, 2012
Twitter is all about personalization, accountability, transparency... everything that automation isn't. Still, there are some cases where automating part of your Twitter account is actually beneficial - as long as you know when and what to automate. Finding the time ... [AllTwitter]

For $200 (For A Press Release) One Charity Got Itself 22 Million Unique Impressions On Twitter - Posted April 11, 2012
Getting a message to go viral on Twitter is the holy grail of social media marketing. If you can get one person to share your content with three people, who share it with twenty people, who share it with one hundred people... there's really no end to how far your... [AllTwitter]

POLL: Twitter Is The Least Popular Tech Brand, After Google, Apple And Facebook - Posted April 10, 2012
We love Twitter here at AllTwitter. We'd do a pretty poor job of writing about it all day if we didn't. But it looks like we're not among the majority when it comes to our obsession with 140 character soundbites - according to a new po... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Ads Earn More Money Per Impression Than Facebook Ads [REPORT] - Posted April 9, 2012
Twitter and Facebook treat their ads very differently. Twitter's are integrated into users' timelines, displayed alongside tweets, while Facebook ads appear on the sidebar. And it sounds like Twitter's strategy is paying off: Twitter is attract... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [semanticweb.com]

KABC Leading the Way in Social Followers - Posted April 9, 2012
With television networks finding new ways to incorporate social media into their broadcasts, it's important to have a solid digital footprint. In the case of KABC, they are leading the country in the number of Facebook likes (344,145) and Twitter ... [FishbowlLA]

Social Media Roundup: Social Media Insights, Successful Social Media Promotions and More - Posted April 6, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about actionable social media insights; the maturing of community management; advice for making a successful social medi... [10,000 Words]

Twitter's New Comms VP Tweets About New Job - Posted April 5, 2012
Twitter has a new VP of communications: Gabriel Stricker, who comes to the the job after serving as Google's director of comms and public affairs for m... [FishbowlDC]

StreamGlider iPad News Reader App Will Evolve To Help Businesses Correlate Diverse Data Sets - Posted April 5, 2012
The latest version of the StreamGlider iPad news reader app for providing consumers with topic-oriented streams of information debuted this week. It brought with it the capability to limit hashtag or keyword searches in a Twitter, YouTube, or Flickr frame to a local area and turn on ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Opens New Detroit Office - Posted April 4, 2012
Twitter is settling into its newest office, right in the middle of downtown Detroit. Employees in this new office will help get advertisers, like those in the automotive industry, get their 140-character ads up and running. Twitter's Detroit office will be located... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Beefs Up European Presence, Seeks 12 New Hires In Dublin, London - Posted April 3, 2012
Twitter is expanding its sales and marketing branch, and fast. The company has just posted 12 new positions on its job board, all for its Dublin and London offices. Since ... [AllTwitter]

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Promotion - Posted April 2, 2012
One of the easiest ways to snag a mass influx of followers is running a promotion on your social media networks. But contests, giveaways, sweepstakes, and the like can often bring in uninterested consumers merely attracted by a freebie. "It seems like people that are short-sighted on this thinking are trying to... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Roundup: Lies about social media ROI, investing in your community and more - Posted March 30, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about why you should invest in your community; existing passion in online communities; big lies of social media ROI; and... [10,000 Words]

Love Madonna? Ask Her A Question During Her First Ever Twitter Chat Tonight - Posted March 26, 2012
Madonna is doing a huge social media push for her 12th studio album, MDNA, and as part of this massive social campaign the songstress will be answering questions via Twitter tonight at 10p.m. ET. The queen of pop has never been the queen of tech. She hasn't even actually be... [AllTwitter]

Gravity Gets The Interest Graph Going; Partners Include Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch - Posted March 26, 2012
Just a little over a year ago The Semantic Web Blog introduced our readers to Gravity in this article. The project, spearheaded by former MySpace execs, is f... [semanticweb.com]

How To Create A Useful Staff Twitter Directory For Your Newsroom - Posted March 23, 2012
With the advent of Twitter lists back in 2009, we thought we'd ditch the concept of listing out people to follow on a page on a website --or at least that's what I thought. But since Twitter lists aren't natively emeddable or easily discoverable, many news... [10,000 Words]

Japanese Columnist Stalks People To Show How Twitter Makes You A Target - Posted March 23, 2012
In an unnerving experiment, a Japanese writer tracked down three people in a crowded region of Japan - all because of the tweets they sent. Media outlet Omocoro sent one of their writers Sebuyama into the c... [AllTwitter]

Is Social Media a Fad? Students Are Beginning to Wonder - Posted March 22, 2012
This week I've been speaking to classes at Central Michigan University about social media and how it relates to mass communications and journalism. At the end of my lecture, I took questions from the audience. A recurring theme a... [10,000 Words]

Roll Call: Glover Park Group, Univision, the AAF, and More - Posted March 21, 2012
Jon Gans is joining Glover Park Group as MD. Gans is a lawyer, currently serving as policy director and deputy chief of staff for Senate Republican... [FishbowlDC]

The 140 Best Twitter Accounts Of 2012 According To TIME - Posted March 21, 2012
TIME has put together their picks for the best 140 Twitter accounts of 2012 - those accounts that they think will shape the conversation in the year to come. What do you think about the accounts on their list? TIME has divided the accounts they believe are the most influential on Twitter,... [AllTwitter]

Happy 6th Birthday Twitter! - Posted March 21, 2012
Six years ago today, the first ever tweet was sent by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. And today, there are over 500 million registered users sending more than a billion tweets a week. You've come a ... [AllTwitter]

PeerIndex Raises $3M in Funding - Posted March 20, 2012
Semantic startup PeerIndex has raised $3 million in Series A funding to help build its social influence marketing platform. According to Krystal Pe... [semanticweb.com]

Estonian Courts Want To Use Twitter To Contact Crime Suspects - Posted March 20, 2012
No one can say the Estonian courts are technologically backwards: they're blazing a new social media trail as they attempt to outline the ways in which they can contact criminals and suspects via Facebook and Twitter, serving subpoenas in 140-characters or less. I... [AllTwitter]

Why You Won't Be Taken Seriously If You're Still Using The Default Egg Avatar On Twitter - Posted March 20, 2012
We've been over this time and time again: your Twitter profile picture is important. It can make or break you, fast... [AllTwitter]

Tech RoundUp: New iPads Sell Like Crazy, Stringfly Offers Rewards - Posted March 19, 2012
Apple has tons of cash. That's the big takeaway from these stories, which go into detail about the co... [FishbowlDC]

Who Should Journalists Follow On Twitter? - Posted March 19, 2012
When I was in college, we didn't have Twitter*. But if I had, there are plenty of accounts I would have followed closely -- and they would have extended far beyond my own social circle. I'd have included all of the accounts USA Today picked for its round-up of Nine Twitter... [10,000 Words]

Who Was The Twitter Darling Of SXSW? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted March 15, 2012
South By Southwest Interactive wrapped earlier this week - so who was the big star of the show? Twitter itself got a big head start itself during the 2007 SXSW Interactive, winning an award in the "Blog" category, and many other big names in tech have grabbed up awards an... [10,000 Words]

Using Semantic Analysis to Predict the President - Posted March 15, 2012
Karen Hanna recently posed the question, can Twitter predict the President? She explained, "Some data analysts are looking at political sentiment in social media data to make predictions around the presidential campaigns. ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Makes It Easier For Musicians To Get Verified - Posted March 14, 2012
Twitter has signed a deal with music and video technology company Gracenote to make it easier for musicians to get that little blue "Verified" checkmark next to their Twitter name. Gracenote works with over 3000 major artists, managers, publishers and labels in the music industry, and now they're of... [10,000 Words]

How Do Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Make Money? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted March 14, 2012
You send a tweet, update a status, pin a picture. There are nearly infinite ways you interact on your favorite social networks. But how do these networks stay in business? Money makes the world go 'round, and even a tweet must have some financial strings attached. This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+ - Posted March 13, 2012
Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years. We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular - "How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters" - who has now taken to it because it's... [10,000 Words]

TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+ - Posted March 13, 2012
Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years. We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular - "How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters" - who has now taken to it because it's... [AllTwitter]

75% Of Swedes Aren't Familiar With Twitter - Posted March 13, 2012
According to a recent survey, three out of four Swedes say they are unfamiliar with Twitter - although eight of ten from that same survey say that Twitter has a large impact on the issues of the day. Swedish news outlet ... [AllTwitter]

AMEX Twitter Deals Already Being Used By "Millions" - Posted March 12, 2012
American Express cardholders can sync their card to their Twitter account for deals and discounts at their favorite stores - and millions have already taken advantage of the new partnership in just the first five days of the campaign. You could save... [AllTwitter]

BREAKING: Twitter's Financials Leaked, And They're Losing Money - Posted March 9, 2012
Twitter's financials have just been leaked, and they don't look great. Gawker's Ryan Tate got his hands on figures from Twitter's 2010-2011 financials, which show a company hemorrhaging money. Twitter has been pu... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Brings Bullying Issue to the Forefront - Posted March 9, 2012
The power of social media to bring about change has been made evident once ag... [FishbowlDC]

How Well Is Your Business Doing Customer Care On Twitter? - Posted March 8, 2012
While Twitter might be a fantastic marketing vehicle, more and more businesses are harnessing its power as a low-cost, high-impact customer care center. Answering complaints and questions on Twitter is a great way to engage one-on-one with your customers, w... [AllTwitter]

How Journalists Can Celebrate Women's Day - Posted March 8, 2012
Recently there has been much discussion of the underrepresentation of women in the media industry. It can be easy to lament about the situation, difficult to understand the reasons, and even more difficult to actually... [10,000 Words]

Seeing Lots Of Twitter Spam Lately? Here's How To Report It - Posted March 5, 2012
Win a free iPad 3! Have you seen the nasty things people are saying about you on blogs? Try this new antivirus software for free! Have you seen any of these tweets lately? They're most likely spam, and they're quite the epidemic on Twitter. The company is trying to fight ... [10,000 Words]

Yandex Partners With Topsy To Offer Real-Time Social Search, Just In Time For Russian Elections - Posted March 2, 2012
Russia's leading search engine Yandex - which is collaborating with U.S. search engine giants in implementing schema.org and which last week ... [semanticweb.com]

How Addicted To Facebook And Twitter Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted February 29, 2012
Are you a Twitter addict? If you scoffed at this and said "no" immediately, think again: Twitter and Facebook are possibly more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, so you might be more hooked on those 140-character text injections than you thought. ... [10,000 Words]

One In Five Credit Unions Have Abandoned Their Twitter Accounts - Posted February 27, 2012
Credit unions are struggling on Twitter, and one in five have given up completely, abandoning their accounts to the digital dust of inactivity. A new study from The Financial Brand found credit unions to... [10,000 Words]

The Oscars On Twitter: 18,718 Tweets-Per-Second Record, But Dwarfed By Grammys - Posted February 27, 2012
Some moments of the Oscars last night promoted a barrage of tweets, but the event was a pretty tame affair overall, according to Twitter. There was no big drama, no crazy stunts, no acceptance speech that was embarrassingly long... which may be why the Oscars failed to compare to this year's... [AllTwitter]

Federal Judge Rules Twitter Must Cough Up ID Of User Who Threatened Bachmann - Posted February 24, 2012
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter must hand over the identity of a user who made threats against Michelle Bachmann on the network. According to Politico, t... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Blog Round-Up: User Participation, Top Down Community Planning, Social CRM and Enterprise Social Networking - Posted February 24, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about increasing user participation by accentuating impact; the problem with top-down community planning; the shift away... [10,000 Words]

Washington Post Launches Personalized News Aggregator Personal Post - Posted February 24, 2012
The Washington Post this week launched Personal Post, a news aggregator that suggests Post stories based on a user's browsing habits on washingtonpost.com. It uses the technology that powers Trove, an aggregator that was built by the paper last year. Trove aggregates headlines from around the Web, and not just washingtonpost.com. My initial... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Brings On Two Ex-Googlers To Bolster Revenue Generation - Posted February 23, 2012
Twitter has just made two significant hires in an effort to focus on its revenue generation. Twitter's president of global revenue, Adam Bain, today announced the two newest members of Twitter's revenue team (on Twitter, of course): ... [10,000 Words]

Yandex Partners with Twitter - Posted February 23, 2012
Yandex, the up-and-coming Russian search engine has struck a deal with Twitter allowing Yandex to post new tweets in search results in real-time. According to the article, "Twitter will give ... [semanticweb.com]

The Pope Is Tweeting Once Per Day For The 40 Days Of Lent - Posted February 23, 2012
In an effort to remind people to observe Lent, the Pope will be tweeting one gospel theme or message per day for 40 days. The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has decided that reaching the non-believers and those who have let their Lent obser... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Hits 500 Million Users, At Least According To Third-Party Site - Posted February 22, 2012
From a small microblogging site skeptics toted as a place for narcissists to share their breakfasts, to the behemoth of news and information (and yes, pictures of food) it is today, there's no doubt that Twitter has come a long way since its inception in 2006. Today, the almost six year... [10,000 Words]

Overheard: Twitter To Remove Hashbangs From Its URLs - Posted February 22, 2012
Update: Dan Webb has noted that Twitter will still support the old URLs with the hashbangs once the change has been made A Twitter front end engineer has confirmed that the company is actively working on removing hashbangs, or "/#!/", from their URLs. ... [10,000 Words]

Overheard: Twitter To Remove Hashbangs From Its URLs - Posted February 22, 2012
Update: Dan Webb has noted that Twitter will still support the old URLs with the hashbangs once the change has been made A Twitter front end engineer has confirmed that the company is actively working on removing hashbangs, or "/#!/", from their URLs. ... [AllTwitter]

Adele Sweeps The 2012 Brit Awards On Twitter, Too [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted February 22, 2012
2012 will be the year of Adele, if award shows hold any water these days. She won a whopping 6 Grammys earlier this month, and took home 2 Brit Awards this week. But just how is she utilizing Twitter to connect to her fans that have propelled her to musical super-stard... [AllTwitter]

Bottlenose Beta Two Features New Layout and Enhanced Visuals, And Invites More Users In - Posted February 21, 2012
There's a new version of Bottlenose - Beta 2 is up and about today. The service for driving real-time understanding and surfacing of personally relevant content from your social streams, launched back in December (see story ... [semanticweb.com]

Bottlenose Beta Two Features New Layout and Enhanced Visuals, And Invites More Users In - Posted February 21, 2012
There's a new version of Bottlenose - Beta 2 is up and about today. The service for driving real-time understanding and surfacing of personally relevant content from your social streams, launched back in December (see story ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter To Surpass 500 Million Registered Users On Wednesday - Posted February 21, 2012
Facebook might've hit the 1 billion user mark this summer, but Twitter is doing all it can to catch up: the network is poised to reach 500 million registered users as early as Wednesday. In mid-January, we ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Offering Access To 30 Days Of Historical Tweets Through Gnip - Posted February 17, 2012
There are plenty of social media evangelists who believe Twitter can predict election results, or how many people will buy the latest smartphone, but we often forget how powerful historical data can be. Twitter is now offering access to 30 days of hist... [AllTwitter]

5 Essential Twitter Search Operators To Find The Most Relevant Tweets - Posted February 15, 2012
Have you used Twitter search? I mean really used it? If not, you'd be surprised at the kinds of insights you can get into what people are talking about right now. Twitter's advanced search lets you go beyond just seeing who... [AllTwitter]

Nicolas Sarkozy Signs Up For Twitter Just In Time For Campaign - Posted February 15, 2012
He has two tweets to his name, under 24 hours on the network, and over 40,000 followers: not bad for a first day on Twitter. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has just signed up for Twitter, in time for the official start of his re-election campaign today. ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Stores iPhone Users' Full Contact List For 18 Months - Posted February 15, 2012
Do you know who has access to your private information? If you're an iPhone user, I bet Twitter has access to more of it than you're aware of. By clicking the "Find Friends" feature to scan your contact list for people already on Twitter, you've given... [AllTwitter]

More Semantic Tech Set To Influence Mobile Ad Space - Posted February 15, 2012
The mobile ad space gets more and more interesting. Reports indicate that LinkedIn will be launching mobile advertisements as early as March, based on a statement by CEO Jeff Weiner during its quarterly ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter, LinkedIn Used By More Recruiters Than Facebook [STUDY] - Posted February 13, 2012
When it comes to landing a job, everyone and their grandmothers will tell you you have to have at least one eye on social these days. Your public profiles will be searched and scrutinized before any job offer comes your way. It's not only important... [10,000 Words]

GroupTweet Makes It Easy For Your Entire Team To Manage A Single Twitter Account - Posted February 13, 2012
If you're got a big team managing your Twitter account, you know how hard it can be to coordinate everyone's tweeting efforts. Making everyone use the same platform, handing out your password to dozens of employees and dealing with a decentralized group of people who are working in different time... [AllTwitter]

Who's Got The Most Popular Brand Page On Twitter? - Posted February 13, 2012
Brand pages are one of the newest features of Twitter.com as Twitter continues to court its top advertisers and money-makers. They allow brands to showcase content in a more flexible way than the regular profile page, and they are used by brands like McDon... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted February 10, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is discussion about the need for social architecture; how to turn your business into a community building platform; why it's important... [10,000 Words]

Roll Call: Walmart Exec Joins H+K, Groupon Exec Joins Weber, and More - Posted February 9, 2012
George Shelton has been named SVP at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, leading the reputation management and corporate practice starting Februar... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: How Do Lawyers Use Social Media? [STUDY] - Posted February 7, 2012
Those in the legal profession must tread lightly when it comes to social media, as they are bound by confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other legal contracts when broadcasting any message publicly. But that hasn't stopped them from signing up for Fac... [AllTwitter]

Brazil Is Suing Twitter Because People Are Tweeting To Avoid Traffic Checkpoints - Posted February 7, 2012
Brazilian authorities are pretty peeved at Twitter. Apparently, users are tweeting to warn each other of traffic checkpoints, radar guns and other safety precautions on the roads - and this has made Brazil mad enough to sue the compa... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Used to Deliver Nevada Caucus Results - Posted February 7, 2012
Typically when an American news organization provides live election night results, it comes over their Associated Press feed, a subscription that costs thousands and thousands of dollars a year to use. But on Saturday night, the night of the Nevada Caucus, Twitter was also used to deliver live results, directly from... [10,000 Words]

UK Supreme Court Will Tweet About Its Judgements - Posted February 6, 2012
The UK Supreme Court has just signed up for Twitter, and plans to tweet about the cases it hears in an effort to increase transparency at the upper echelons of the legal system. The @UKSupremeCourt account has been tweeting for less than 24 hours, and already it has l... [10,000 Words]

Auto Companies, M.I.A., Twitter (And the Giants) Among the Big Super Bowl Winners - Posted February 6, 2012
According to ... [FishbowlDC]

39% Of Marketers Will Use Twitter For Their Campaigns In 2012 - Posted February 6, 2012
Facebook might still be the juggernaut of social media advertising, but Twitter takes the second-place silver medal. More advertisers will be turning to Twitter this year than YouTube, LinkedIn or Google+ to get at their customers' eyeballs - and their ... [AllTwitter]

Top 100 American And Japanese Brands On Twitter [STATS] - Posted February 6, 2012
Twitter may still a new marketing channel for many top brands, but they're slowly learning the ropes. They're holding contests, advertising new products and increasing their visibility in 140 characters or less. But how are brands in different countries adapting to Twitter? ... [AllTwitter]

4411 Copyright Infringement Claims Filed Against Twitter In 2011 - Posted February 1, 2012
It's a good thing SOPA didn't pass, or else over 4,000 Twitter users would be facing some serious legal troubles... and, in all likelihood, so would Twitter itself. According to the Chillin... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Then And Now: The 2008 And 2012 Presidential Elections [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 31, 2012
The 2008 presidential election was a big deal for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the like. Candidates flocked to social media to attract voters, and news outlets reported Twitter followers like they were poll results. If that sounds familiar, fast-forward to 2012. This year's presidential ... [AllTwitter]

China Is Second Country To Applaud Twitter's New Stance On Censorship - Posted January 31, 2012
Twitter announced last week that it would start withholding tweets on a country-by-country basis, at the request of specific governments. And although the company has ... [AllTwitter]

Two Young Brits Barred From US For Tweeting Jokes - Posted January 30, 2012
Twitter and Facebook present unique challenges and opportunities for law enforcement. They can provide insight into illicit communication between terrorists... or they can give Homeland Security a reason to flip out over a joke. Two British f... [AllTwitter]

Two Young Brits Barred From US For Tweeting Jokes - Posted January 30, 2012
Twitter and Facebook present unique challenges and opportunities for law enforcement. They can provide insight into illicit communication between terrorists... or they can give Homeland Security a reason to flip out over a joke. Two British f... [10,000 Words]

25% Of People Have Tweeted Something They Regret [STATS] - Posted January 30, 2012
Even though the internet is becoming less and less anonymous, people are still treating it like a free-for-all without rules or repercussions. At least according to a recent poll conducted to see just how responsible people are on Twitter and Facebook. ... [AllTwitter]

Thailand Is First Government To Welcome Twitter's New Censorship Policy - Posted January 30, 2012
Thailand applauded Twitter's new stance on censorship, which will give governments the right to ask the network to remove certain tweets. The new policy - decried by... [AllTwitter]

Be Prepared To Pony Up $25,000 If You Want A Slick Brand Page For Your Business On Twitter - Posted January 27, 2012
One way to get your company noticed on Twitter is to convert your regular profile page to a brand page, a feature the company launched in D... [10,000 Words]

Twitter's Reaction To The State of the Union In One Compelling Infographic - Posted January 25, 2012
Last night, President Obama gave the 2012 State of the Union address, and Twitter users immediately took to the platform to livetweet their #SOTU reactions. Over at the Washington Post, ... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Acquires Summify, Ups its Content Curation - Posted January 25, 2012
Matthew Ingram reports, "Twitter made an interesting acquisition on Thursday, when it bought a young Canadian startup called Summify, a company whose service (as its name implies) was designed to cut through the noise of all those socia... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Love Story To Hit The Silver Screen In Indonesia [VIDEO] - Posted January 24, 2012
Indonesia is really having a love affair with Twitter. A Twitter movie called Republik Twitter is set to hit the big screen next month - just in time for Valentine's Day. The movie will be completely in Indones... [10,000 Words]

iXiGO Offers Natural Language Flight Search on Facebook & Twitter - Posted January 19, 2012
iXiGO, a travel meta search engine has launched a new flight search tool for Facebook and Twitter that utilizes ... [semanticweb.com]

Salesman Is Fired For Telling Boss He's Depressed: Twitter Rages - Posted January 19, 2012
In most instances, I'd caution people to avoid badmouthing their employers - even former employers - on Twitter. Usually, this reflects equally, if not more, poorly on the complainer than the employer. However, one salesman took to Twitter to comp... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Acquires Social Networks Summary Team Summify - Posted January 19, 2012
Twitter has just acquired Summify, a social media summary tool, and will be bringing the team over to "the flock" to work with Twitter's growth team. The Summify service is a natural fit for Twitter. Summify filters through all of the news shared on your so... [AllTwitter]

Google's New Search plus Your World - Posted January 17, 2012
Google has introduced a new feature to their search engine: Search, plus Your World. The official announcement states, "We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationship... [semanticweb.com]

Google's New Search plus Your World - Posted January 17, 2012
Google has introduced a new feature to their search engine: Search, plus Your World. The official announcement states, "We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationship... [AllTwitter]

AP Updates Its Stance Towards Twitter For The Third Time This Year - Posted January 17, 2012
It must be tough to be in the traditional journalism field. Us tech bloggers have cut our teeth on social media, making mistakes and learning the ropes as we grew. But traditional journalists have had it tougher when it comes to social: they have big brother Associated Press telling them... [10,000 Words]

Hear From The Experts How To Use Social Media To Market Your Business (And Save $100!) - Posted January 17, 2012
If you're struggling with creating conversions on Twitter and have no clue what a social strategy would look like for your brand, you're in luck: Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp will be starting on February 16th, and offers... [AllTwitter]

Here's Why You Should Avoid Tweeting At Certain Times Each Hour - Posted January 17, 2012
Here's an exercise for you: Open up TweetDeck or another Twitter client that uses the streaming API. Wait f0r the top of the hour. Then watch closely as your timeline explodes with tweets. It's a problem that hasn't been written about much: Folks who schedule their tweets choose to (or have to,... [10,000 Words]

How To Manage Your Digital Reputation [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 17, 2012
Your online reputation can make or break your business. As much as you might be hesitant about "being fake" online, there is a big difference between managing your reputation and sanitizing everything you tweet - and the former can help your business immensely. ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter UK Hires Former BBC Sports Social Media Editor - Posted January 13, 2012
Twitter is bolstering its UK office with the hire of a new team member, Lewis Wiltshire, a former BBC sports social media editor. Yahoo Finance reports that the loss of Wiltshire... [AllTwitter]

Michelle Obama Joins Her Husband On Twitter - Posted January 13, 2012
Michelle Obama has finally signed up for her very own Twitter account, tweeting to support her husband's reelection efforts in November. She's no Charlie Sheen, ... [AllTwitter]

Olympic Volunteers Can't Tweet About The Celebs They See During The Games - Posted January 12, 2012
The London Olympics are fast approaching, and they've come up with what appears to be a pretty antiquated stance on social media: no communication, whatsoever. The 70,000 volunteers at the Olympics, fondly called the Game Makers, have been instructed not to t... [10,000 Words]

Olympic Volunteers Can't Tweet About The Celebs They See During The Games - Posted January 12, 2012
The London Olympics are fast approaching, and they've come up with what appears to be a pretty antiquated stance on social media: no communication, whatsoever. The 70,000 volunteers at the Olympics, fondly called the Game Makers, have been instructed not to t... [AllTwitter]

Some Advertisers Are Paying Up To $10 Per Follow On Twitter - Posted January 12, 2012
The Financial Times has some interesting insights into just what advertisers are willing to pay for more followers ... [AllTwitter]

The Top 15 Brands On Twitter In 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 11, 2012
We're 11 days into the new year, but there are still some things left to learn from 2011. HootSuite, the popular Twitter dashboard, has put together an infographic of the top brands, topics, hashtags, "in memorium" and holid... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Users Shared 58.4 Million Photos In December [STATS] - Posted January 11, 2012
With the news that Twitter would begin hosting its own photos, it's no surprise that photo sharing really took off last year - but just how much might surprise you. Twitter ... [AllTwitter]

New Twitter Distribution Plan Will See Verified Accounts Paired With Third-Party Services - Posted January 10, 2012
That little blue check mark beside Lady Gaga, Sony, and McDonald's Twitter names now means more than just proof of identity for the big names on the network. Twitter has announced a distribution program to sync tweets from Verified Accounts to certain third-party apps, so you can see the tweets... [AllTwitter]

How To Get Fido To Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 10, 2012
It might not be called a "woof", but Fido has taken to tweeting nonetheless. People sure love their pets, and they're broadcasting this love on social media. We're seeing cats tweeting about their love of catnip, dogs updating Facebook when they get back from a walk, and gerbils posting p... [AllTwitter]

Meet Your Virtual Friends: Google, LinkedIn, Twitter And Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 9, 2012
She's smart and unique, with a big mouth and lots of connections. She's Twitter, and she's one of four that this infographic from LinkingR details a... [AllTwitter]

Guess Which Country Logs On To Twitter More Than Facebook? - Posted January 9, 2012
According to comScore, there's only one country in the entire world where Twitter is more popular than Facebook. Can you guess which one it is? Here are some hints: Twitter was translated into this country's language first, after English.... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 6, 2012
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a ranking of top social media management software; an analysis of global participation in social interactivity; the value of using... [10,000 Words]

Kanye West Launched A Business On Twitter Last Night - Posted January 5, 2012
Music man Kanye West took to Twitter last night in a frenzy, launching a business that would see "as many amazing powerful smart talented wealthy people..." get involved as possible. If you don't follow West's Twitter feed (@K... [10,000 Words]

Could Twitter Predict Election Results Better Than A Traditional Poll? - Posted January 5, 2012
The Washington Post has created an app for election season that tracks Twitter and media mentions of all of the US candidates. And considering the real-time nature of Twitter, it could prove to be a better measure of public sentiment than tradi... [AllTwitter]

How Users Interact With Brand Pages On Twitter [STUDY] - Posted January 5, 2012
When Twitter launched brand pages for select partners in December, there was a lot of fanfare. And now that the hype has died down, there's a ... [AllTwitter]

US State Department To Answer Twitter Questions Every Friday - Posted January 4, 2012
As part of its initiative to harness more digital technology for diplomacy, the US State Department will be taking questions via Twitter in 10 different languages, and answering them during a press briefing every Friday for the month of January. ... [AllTwitter]

Cloud App Activities Unite on Hojoki - Posted January 4, 2012
From Dropbox to Google Docs, cloud applications are increasingly becoming a part of business users' everyday productivity toolbox. Hojoki - taken from the name of an old Japanese book about the way of life and the flow of events - aims to aggregate those cloud apps into a Facebook-like activity feed,... [semanticweb.com]

Your New Year Wish Granted: Rupert Murdoch Signs Up For Twitter - Posted January 3, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is tweeting, possibly signalling his readiness to take over yet another medium. The 80-year-old media mogul has been sending dozens of tweets since signing up on New Year's Eve - and despite getting into a bit of hot water with his (fake) wife's account, he's still tweeting u... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Users Welcome 2012 With 16,000 Tweets-Per-Second - Posted January 3, 2012
No one knows what 2012 will bring, but Twitter users were sure excited to welcome it this past weekend. When midnight hit, the tweets erupted, more than doubling last year's tweets-per-second record and bringing in the new year with gusto. As t... [AllTwitter]

South Korea Twitter Ban During Elections Overturned - Posted December 29, 2011
South Korean lawmakers have overturned a ban on Twitter during elections, opening up the network to politicians who want to get their campaign messages out to tweeting citizens. According to Yonhap... [AllTwitter]

Will the Twitter Redesign Threaten Tumblr? - Posted December 27, 2011
Unless you've been living in a bird-free zone, you know that Twitter recently overhauled their home page. The new page allows people to see shared videos, links and photos directly within the stream of Twitter by clicking the 'open' button... [AllTwitter]

Watch A Map Of Early Twitter Adoption Explode Across The US [VIDEO] - Posted December 27, 2011
We've heard it before: 2009 was a watershed year for Twitter. Ashton Kutcher raced CNN to a million followers, Oprah signed up, and the Iranian protests used Twitter extensively that year. But how did the US react to this new "micro-blogging" net... [10,000 Words]

Semantic Tech in 2011: The Year's Misses and Missteps - Posted December 26, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25609" align="alignright" width="244" caption="Courtesy: Flickr/ myaimistrue"][/caption] We recently rounded up some thought leaders' perspectives on the big semantic trends of 2011 - most (if not all) of them positive. Here's so... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Splits With PR Firm Edelman After Only 3 Months - Posted December 23, 2011
After only three months, Twitter has parted ways with PR firm Edelman, which it hired to help educate the public about the network. It was a short, but apparently passionless, relationship. According to reports from ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter and Edelman Break Up - Posted December 22, 2011
The relationship was only announced in September, but Twitter and ... [FishbowlDC]

Growth of Twitter Fueled by Media Coverage - Posted December 22, 2011
A new study by MIT, which seeks to understand Twitter's "contagion process," has found that news media played a crucial role in the site's growth. The study tracked development from 2006 to 2009, and also found that more traditional forms of social networking, like geographic closene... [10,000 Words]

What Does #40Dollars Mean To You? The White House Wants To Know - Posted December 22, 2011
The White House is once again turning to Twitter to champion a cause and shame their political rivals. They've asked Twitter users what #40dollars means to them, in response to the House Republicans rejecting a Senate compromise to extend a payroll tax cut earlier this week. And within hours,... [AllTwitter]

StreamGlider iPad News-Reader App Touts Mixed Media and Multi-View Modes - Posted December 22, 2011
StreamGlider, which we first covered here, made its debut yesterday. The iPad news and social reader application in its initial version debuts sans the location-aware and some of the more... [semanticweb.com]

Who are the Oldest Twitter Users? - Posted December 21, 2011
Jack Dorsey may only be 34, but he's the oldest Twitter user. His now-famous tweet was the first, ever, to be sent via SMS into the Twitterverse. Aside from Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the other two Twitter co-founders, who is part of that fi... [10,000 Words]

Thousands Telling Washington What 40 Dollars Means to Them - Posted December 21, 2011
The #40dollars hashtag is popping up all over Twitter thanks to a White House outreach effort asking ordinary citizens to tell Washington (the Republicans really) what $40 means to them. The effort was launched in light of Congressional push back against the Senate- ... [FishbowlDC]

Go Beyond Follower Count: Now You Can Sort Twitter Users By Country, Tweet Count, Klout And More - Posted December 21, 2011
If you're a data hound, or you're just interested in the who's who of Twitter, ZoomSphere is a great place to start. It's not just a database of the top Twitter users, but rather a datab... [AllTwitter]

Buffer Your Tweets Within Vienna RSS So They Get The Most Impact - Posted December 20, 2011
Buffer is certainly shaping up to be the little Twitter app that could. It offers the simply functionality of scheduling your tweets to go live when they will be seen by the most people, but it does so in a big way. You can schedule tweets from your ... [AllTwitter]

Tech Round Up: Google+ Photo Upgrade; Cision for Smartphones; and More - Posted December 19, 2011
Google+... [GalleyCat]

Twitter Tops Social Media Buzz List - Posted December 15, 2011
Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing agency, recently released its annual rankings of social networks. They are categorized by "buzz," a ranking calculated by volume and tone (percent positive ranking) of all the sites. This year, T... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Tops List Of Social Network With Most Buzz In 2011 - Posted December 15, 2011
It might be over 5 years old, but Twitter's novelty still hasn't worn off: the social information network is this year's most-buzzed-about social network. As Mashable reports, Twitter beat o... [AllTwitter]

The Top Names On Twitter In 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 15, 2011
What's in a name? If it's your Twitter handle, quite a lot actually. It's how people identify you and your brand. So what were the most popular names on Twitter, and on the web in general, in 2011? You might be surprised by some of the ones on this list. ... [AllTwitter]

TwitVid Gets A Social Facelift, Now Feels More Like Twitter For Video - Posted December 13, 2011
Twitvid has made a name for itself as one of the biggest repositories of videos shared on Twitter, second only to YouTube, with over 40 million monthly views and over 12 million unique viewers. However, starting today Twitvid is going from repository to social destination with a major facelift... [10,000 Words]

Don't Miss Twitter's Great New Way To Embed Tweets - Posted December 13, 2011
Last week, Twitter rolled out a major update to a number of its products: twitter.com, its "official" mobile apps and TweetDeck. With the major redesign came a very simple way to embed tweets. While Twitter's Blackbird Pie and other third-party solutions offered an easy (albeit buggy) way to embed a tweet, this never... [10,000 Words]

When Will Twitter Release Unused Usernames? - Posted December 13, 2011
Dear Twitter, I, like thousands of other users, don't have my ideal username. Rather than tweeting from my desired "@LaurenDugan", I have had to settle for an ugly underscore a la "@Lauren_Dugan". Why? Because "@LaurenDugan" was taken... 3 years ago. And hasn't been used since. ... [AllTwitter]

Did Twitter Just Spark A Bank Run In Latvia? - Posted December 13, 2011
Twitter has been a part of revolutions and riots - and now you can add a run on a bank to that list. Stockholm-based bank Swedbank saw over a third of its ATMs in Latvia wiped out this past weekend, because of rumors spread on Twitter that the bank was in... [AllTwitter]

Day of the Dolphin: Swim In the Personalized Social Stream With Bottlenose - Posted December 13, 2011
It's the Day of the Dolphin. Bottlenose (previously known as Bottleno.se), which we initially covered here, moves out of stealth and into private beta mode. The service lassoes your Twitter, Facebook and Yammer streams, a... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter's Self-Serve Ad Products Available "Early Next Year" - Posted December 8, 2011
During their press conference earlier today, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and co-founder Jack Dorsey revealed a brand new Twitter.com and official app redesign, which took the spo... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Launches New Brand Pages To Compete With Facebook - Posted December 8, 2011
Brands, welcome to Twitter. We know you've been here for a while, but now it looks like you can really start to call it home. Twitter has launched a total redesi... [AllTwitter]

The AP Settles Over NBA Twitter Lawsuit, Pays $20,000 Fine - Posted December 8, 2011
The Associated Press has settled a lawsuit with an NBA referee who felt he was defamed by a tweet from one of their writers. The AP has agreed to pay $20,000 in damages to the referee to cover his legal costs, as well as remove the tweet from the writer's account.... [AllTwitter]

Only 2% Of Ad Agencies And PR Firms Use Twitter For Their Own Lead Generation - Posted December 8, 2011
When a client speaks with an ad agency about setting up a campaign, they naturally expect that agency to know their way around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media. And while the agency might have this know-how, new stats show that they... [AllTwitter]

Alec Baldwin's Twitter Meltdown Results In A Deactivated Account - Posted December 7, 2011
Here's yet another public celebrity meltdown on Twitter, for those who love to watch the rich and famous crash and burn: Alec Baldwin ranted about his treatment aboard a recent American Airlines flight on Twitter, flinging insults at the company, ... [10,000 Words]

Alec Baldwin's Twitter Meltdown Results In A Deactivated Account - Posted December 7, 2011
Here's yet another public celebrity meltdown on Twitter, for those who love to watch the rich and famous crash and burn: Alec Baldwin ranted about his treatment aboard a recent American Airlines flight on Twitter, flinging insults at the company, ... [AllTwitter]

2011 Top Stories On Twitter More Global Than Us-Centric Bing And Yahoo Search - Posted December 7, 2011
The top stories in 2011 on search and social don't quite match up. Twitter's top news stories of the past year were more global in nature than either Yahoo or Bing search, and tended to favor more international political news than either... [AllTwitter]

As A Twitter Follower, You're Worth About $2.50 - Posted December 7, 2011
An email from Twitter to advertisers has been leaked, and it looks like the company has put a price on all of our heads: as followers, we're each worth about $2.50 to a brand. The email was uncovered by ... [AllTwitter]

WikiLeaks Associates Are (Still) Fighting To Protect Their Tweets From The Government - Posted December 6, 2011
It's been almost a year since the US government issued a subpoena for the tweets and other Twitter-related information from ... [10,000 Words]

The State Of Toronto On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 5, 2011
Torontonians sure are a happy bunch! Constantly tweeting words like "love" and "great", supporting charities like Movember and cheering for their favorite sports teams, Toronto tweeters seem to send out positive vibes at all times. This infographic, prepare... [10,000 Words]

Theaters Now Offer "Tweet Seats" To Those Who Want To Tweet During The Show - Posted December 5, 2011
We're all trained to power down our smartphones and leave our iPads in the car when we enter the theater. It's common courtesy to the performers and the other patrons to not distract them with the chime of a new text me... [AllTwitter]

What Can Twitter Tell Us About The GOP Race? [CHARTS] - Posted December 2, 2011
The GOP race is well underway, with each candidate vying for top spot when it comes to the 2012 election. And this time around, they're focusing more attention than ever on social media. But does the number of people talking about a certain candidate on Twit... [10,000 Words]

"Old Media" Exec On Twitter: "I understand how to wash dishes. I don't do it regularly." - Posted December 2, 2011
It's refreshing to hear some honesty from the upper echelon of media types, even if that honest is of the sort that belittles Twitter. At Reuter's Global Media Summit, several prominent members of "old media" spoke about their reluctance to hop aboard the Twitter... [AllTwitter]

Federal Social Media Index Lets You Be The Government's Big Brother - Posted December 2, 2011
The US government has checks and balances baked in, but who's watching government agencies on the Wild West of social media? Expert Labs has created a Federal So... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Starts Slowly Rolling Out Self-Serve Ads - Posted December 1, 2011
The rumor mill was right about this one: Twitter has finally launched its version of self-serve ads. Only (like everything Twitter does), it looks like it's going to be a very slow process to get it out to the masses. According to reports from ... [AllTwitter]

Tech Round Up: Brands Missing Links on Google+, Twitter Buys Whisper - Posted December 1, 2011
-In news that suprises probably no one on the planet, brands are not as engaged on Google+ as they are on Facebook. SEO company BrightEdge found that within the first 10 days of availability, 61 percent of the top 100 brands around the globe had a presen... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter's First Installment Of #YearInReview Series Tells The 10 Best Twitter Stories From 2011 - Posted December 1, 2011
Can you name any of the biggest Twitter stories of 2011? Just like in 2010, Twitter is taking a look at the year gone by and sharing with us some of the most notable events from the past 12 months. The first installment of T... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Teams Up With Japan's Mixi To Fight Off Facebook - Posted November 30, 2011
Twitter is digging its heels in against an encroaching Facebook in one of its biggest market, Japan. At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Twitter and Japan's largest social network, mixi, announced a strategic partnership. Twitter has always had a... [10,000 Words]

New Twitter Stats: 500 New Employees, 2400 Advertisers And A 3-5% Conversion Rate - Posted November 30, 2011
Twitter's Chief Revenue Officer Adam Bain spoke at Business Insider's Ignition conference on Wednesday in New York, and gave the audience some insight into the curre... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Drove A Paltry 2% Of Cyber Monday And Black Friday Traffic - Posted November 29, 2011
For those of us that foresee Twitter becoming an increasingly important tool for brands and marketers, these numbers don't feel right: Twitter only drove 2 percent of traffic on Cyber Monday and Black Friday. According to ... [10,000 Words]

Is It Crazy For Parents To Choose A Unique Baby Name Just For The Twitter Handle? - Posted November 29, 2011
When it comes to Twitter handles, @JohnSmith and @JaneSmith are obviously taken. So if you're a brand new parent-to-be and you're stuck with the common surname "Smith", you've got to get pretty creative with your baby's first name i... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Acquires Whisper Systems To Bolster Security - Posted November 29, 2011
Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a company that builds enterprise-level security software on Android. The acquisition will likely be used to improve Twitter's own security, and assuage worries that the network is vulnerable to hackers and other nefarious types. ... [AllTwitter]

How The Top 15 Construction Companies In The UK Use Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 28, 2011
It can't be easy being a construction company trying to harness social media. They don't have a simple or accessible product to sell. Instead, they've got to find a way to be social with a service that is pretty intangible. Pauley Creative too... [AllTwitter]

How The Biggest Names In Sports Are Connected On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 23, 2011
Each industry has its own universe on Twitter. The interconnectedness of thought leaders and participants in a space creates a web of influence - and Chartball has created a massive, interactive infographic showing this universe among the sp... [AllTwitter]

Trouble At Twitter? One Former Engineer Speaks - Posted November 23, 2011
By some accounts, there is a mass exodus going on at Twitter. Key players, engineers, VPs, founders... all are fleeing the company. And the latest employee to jump off the wagon has shed some light onto just why so many may be leaving. Adrien Gaarf (... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Mobile Usage In Europe More Than Doubles Over Past Year - Posted November 22, 2011
Twitter is growing in popularity with Europeans on the go. According to new figures from ... [AllTwitter]

Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Twitter's Latest Competitor Is Revealed - Posted November 22, 2011
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Robert M. Caruso (you may know him as @fondalo on Twitter) has unveiled a new social network set to rival Twitter: Gobbler. ... [10,000 Words]

HOWTO: Use Trending Topics To Get More Twitter Followers - Posted November 21, 2011
You might love browsing the funny, bizarre and informative tweets that pop up when you click on Twitter's trending topic list, but did you know you can harness the power of these trends to gain new follower? Before you jump on the trending topic bandwagon and start tweeting all of your... [10,000 Words]

HOWTO: Use Trending Topics To Get More Twitter Followers - Posted November 21, 2011
You might love browsing the funny, bizarre and informative tweets that pop up when you click on Twitter's trending topic list, but did you know you can harness the power of these trends to gain new follower? Before you jump on the trending topic bandwagon and start tweeting all of your... [AllTwitter]

Build Communities For The Long-Term - Posted November 21, 2011
When you're going through the process of developing a new communities, one question you need to ask yourself is how long the community will live. If the community is built around a time-sensitive event or product, with no contingency plan in place once the product or event's prom... [10,000 Words]

Who's Using Twitter In South Africa? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 17, 2011
Twitter is a global phenomenon. While New York might have the most Twitter users out of all the big cities in the world, the ... [AllTwitter]

Hedge Funds Don't Use Twitter [SURVEY] - Posted November 17, 2011
It looks like hedge funds aren't quite as eager as the Kardashians to share their deepest darkest secrets on Twitter. A new survey of nearly 100 hedge fund managers shows that they aren't too keen on Twitter, and are even less fond of Facebook. But LinkedIn they like. ... [AllTwitter]

Salman Rushdie's Facebook Feud (in Tweets) - Posted November 16, 2011
Well, here's a tidbit of social media celebrity gossip for you: Salman Rushdie--yes, the Salman Rushdie-- is upset with Facebook, and he's taken to Twitter to get things straightened out. According to Gothamist, "the whole thing started when, two days ago, Facebook decided to cancel Rushdie's account because they didn't believe... [AllTwitter]

Salman Rushdie's Facebook Feud (in Tweets) - Posted November 16, 2011
Well, here's a tidbit of social media celebrity gossip for you: Salman Rushdie--yes, the Salman Rushdie-- is upset with Facebook, and he's taken to Twitter to get things straightened out. According to Gothamist, "the whole thing started when, two days ago, Facebook decided to cancel Rushdie's account because they didn't believe... [10,000 Words]

The State Of Social Media In The UK [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 16, 2011
How do companies in the UK perceive social media? And Twitter specifically? That's the question that Big Mouth Media asked when they put together this infographic visualizing the current state of social media in the UK. Twitter takes front and center stage among UK... [AllTwitter]

Vitrue Social Marketing Platform Is Betting On Klout With New Twitter Moderation Product - Posted November 15, 2011
Vitrue, one of the leading social marketing platforms, has just launched its new Twitter Moderation product for its customers. And they're hoping that Klout's social media clout will come in handy - and will contin... [AllTwitter]

#protip: Create a Flowchart For Responding to Comments On Company Pages - Posted November 14, 2011
When you're the point person for your company's social media efforts, and there are a lot of pages to be managed, one thing you will need is a post-response flowchart to guide how employees should respond to posts and comments. The need for a post-response tree will make itself known once the... [10,000 Words]

Music WithMe Lets You "Tune In" To The Music Of The People You Follow On Twitter (Or Tune Them Out!) - Posted November 10, 2011
If you're a music lover looking for a way to mine the depths of music on your social networks, the latest update from Music WithMe should help. Music WithMe, a service that allows you to wirelessly sync up your iTunes to your Android phone, has just launche... [AllTwitter]

Music WithMe Lets You "Tune In" To The Music Of The People You Follow On Twitter (Or Tune Them Out!) - Posted November 10, 2011
If you're a music lover looking for a way to mine the depths of music on your social networks, the latest update from Music WithMe should help. Music WithMe, a service that allows you to wirelessly sync up your iTunes to your Android phone, has just launched version 3.0 and has become... [10,000 Words]

When Tweeting Can Cost You Your Job, What About Retweets? - Posted November 10, 2011
Last week, The Associated Press updated its social media guidelines to address the issue of retweets. Since then, the new guidelines' concern with bias and objectivity sparked much online debate fr... [10,000 Words]

Goodbye TwitPic, Yfrog? Twitter Becomes #1 Photo Hosting Service - Posted November 10, 2011
Twitter announced that it would offer an official image hosting and uploading service in August of this year, and it looks like it's taken a chunk of out the third-parties th... [AllTwitter]

5 Benefits Of Customizing Your Twitter Background - Posted November 8, 2011
We've written before about how to redesign your Twitter background for #NewTwitter's dimensions, or change it without ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media, Sentiment, and the CIA - Posted November 8, 2011
A new article asks, "How stable is China? What are people discussing and thinki... [semanticweb.com]

70 Percent Of Brits Would Agree With Shutting Down Twitter During Civil Unrest - Posted November 8, 2011
A new survey indicates that the majority of Brits would agree with their government or service providers shutting down social media during an outbreak of civil unrest in their country. Security firm ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Integration With New Panasonic TV Is The Best Yet [PICS] - Posted November 7, 2011
There are a few TVs on the market that offer social media integration, including Panasonic's Viera line. However, the newly upgraded Viera features one of the most seamless integrations with Twitter we've seen yet, encouraging you to tweet your predictions for America's next biggest thing or you all-caps shouts of "GOALLL!"... [AllTwitter]

An Industry First: Twitter Partners With Mass Relevance To Re-Syndicate Tweets For Display - Posted November 7, 2011
Content publishers now have another tool in their social media belt. Through a recently announced partnership between Mass Relevance and Twitter, publishers will be able to re-syndicate Twitter content to display on a website, on air, at... [AllTwitter]

An Industry First: Twitter Partners With Mass Relevance To Re-Syndicate Tweets For Display - Posted November 7, 2011
Content publishers now have another tool in their social media belt. Through a recently announced partnership between Mass Relevance and Twitter, publishers will be able to re-s... [10,000 Words]

What Have You Liked Today -- And What Are You Going To Do About It? - Posted November 7, 2011
So, how many things have you liked today? Chances are that somewhere in the last 24 hours you've given a thumbs-up to a news article you came across on a friend's Facebook post, a movie on Netflix, or a beer garden on Foursquare. An application in beta from Cascaad, dubbed CircleMe, hopes... [AllTwitter]

Social Media & Online Community Posts from Around The Web - Posted November 4, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about high value community management; how to use online communities to keep B2B customers satisfied; best practice fo... [10,000 Words]

UFC Gives Its Tweeting Fighters A $5,000 Twitter Bonus - Posted November 2, 2011
The UFC is making good on its promise to reward its tweeting fighters - by giving out $5,000 prizes to a dozen fighters who have proven to be champs in the ring and in 140-characters or less. Back in May, ... [10,000 Words]

Have A Private Twitter Chat Just By Typing "!b" - Posted November 2, 2011
With more than a billion messages being tweeted every week, Twitter is the place to be if you want in on the conversation - any conversation. But with all of that chatter, it can be hard to focus in on one or two people you're interested in having a real... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Launches "Twitter Stories" To Highlight How One Tweet Can Have A Big Impact - Posted November 2, 2011
Twitter has launched a new initiative called "Twitter Stories", intended to show the world just how powerful a single tweet can be. The company is highlighting the heartwarming stories of individuals using Twitter to change their lives and the liv... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Wins Patent Lawsuit, Won't Have To Pay $8 Million In Compensation - Posted November 1, 2011
In just under a year, Twitter has fought and won a more than $8 million patent lawsuit. Twitter was being sued for infringing on a patent filed in 2002 for "creating an interactive community of famous people," and won its courtroom battle this week. According to reports from ... [AllTwitter]

US Department Of Homeland Security Wants To Start Using Twitter For Threat Intelligence - Posted November 1, 2011
Forget celebrity gossip and tracking weather patterns - the US Department of Homeland Security sees Twitter as a potential goldmine of intelligence pertaining to possible domestic threats. The question is, how do you find the gold nuggets buried in the rubble? Anyone following t... [AllTwitter]

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 31, 2011
Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others. This infographic from onavo ... [10,000 Words]

@GuardianTagBot is Here to Answer Your Questions - Posted October 31, 2011
A new article reports, "the Guardian announced the birth of @GuardianTagBot, the living, tweeting, occasionally sleeping Twitter account that serves as the public ... [AllTwitter]

@GuardianTagBot is Here to Answer Your Questions - Posted October 31, 2011
A new article reports, "the Guardian announced the birth of @GuardianTagBot, the living, tweeting, occasionally sleeping Twitter account that serves as the public ... [semanticweb.com]

Linguistics Professor Finds Average Word Length In A Tweet Is Longer Than In Shakespeare - Posted October 31, 2011
There has been a lot of discussion both here at AllTwitter and in the Twitter-sphere in general about how Twitter is affecting language. The latest round of the debate was sparked by some rather ... [AllTwitter]

Would You Read Funny Man Steve Martin's Twitter Book? - Posted October 31, 2011
He's amassed nearly 1,800,000 followers, has tweeted more than 2,700 times and he's one of the funniest people on Twitter. Comedian Steve Martin has embraced Twitter more than many of his celebrity pals - and he's taking his tweeting one step further, to an "offline" format: A book. ... [AllTwitter]

How The Presidential Candidates Are Using Twitter [STATS] - Posted October 31, 2011
Did you know that Herman Cain is the Republican Presidential candidate most likely to be retweeted? Or that Newt Gingrich tweets nearly 500 times in a week? The ... [AllTwitter]

Is Twitter Dumbing Down English, Like Ralph Fiennes Thinks? - Posted October 28, 2011
Ralph Fiennes thinks that kids today have difficulty with words over two syllables, and that Twitter is to blame. Although Twitter does appear to be the social network of choice for celebrities, Fiennes is having none of it. He doesn't have his own account, but he apparently ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 28, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about the confusion surrounding the title of community manager; why you should do a check-up on your community every... [10,000 Words]

Create A Twitter Poster For Your Tweet Obsessed Friends (Or Yourself!) - Posted October 28, 2011
What do you get for someone who is completely obsessed with Twitter? This poster is a good place to start. Coming to you from FireBox, the Twitter Poster is a self-portrait made up of your Twitter p... [AllTwitter]

Expect More Musical Content From Twitter: New Hire To Handle Music Partnerships - Posted October 27, 2011
Twitter's record-breaking tweets-per-second moment came thanks to Beyonc 's baby announcement at the Video Music Awards, so it's no wonder the company wants to step up its focus on the music industry. Twitter... [AllTwitter]

UK Politicians Are Taking Over Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 26, 2011
Yatterbox is a new website that aggregates the tweets, status updates, RSS feeds and more of politicians around the world, so you can see what they're up to on social media. And in a new infographic looking at the data gathered by Yatterbox thus far, it looks like UK politi... [AllTwitter]

Paranormal Activity 3 Breaks Box Office Records... Thanks To Twitter? - Posted October 25, 2011
Last weekend Paranormal Activity 3 broke box office records when they closed the largest grossing weekend of all time for horror movies, and the biggest October opening ever, at a whopping $54 million. How did they do it? It looks like social media, and more specifically Twitter, played an important role... [10,000 Words]

Explore The Popularity And Lifespan Of Twitter's Trending Topics [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 25, 2011
The Trending Topics sidebar is a great place for an at-a-glance look at what's popular on Twitter right now, but it doesn't give you any context. How long has that hashtag been popular? Which is the most popular one right now? There's a great in... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Hires Ex-Google Communication Manager For Editorial Director Role - Posted October 25, 2011
Karen Wickre, the former blog strategist and global communications manager for Google, has taken a job at Twitter as its editorial director. Wickre will be charged with developing a consistent Twitter "voice" across its various public platforms. Wickre left Google earlier this month, after 9 years on the ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 21, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a discussion about the future of online community; how to spot a bad community manager; why agencies are having trouble using socia... [10,000 Words]

GetGlue's Fan Base Loves Its Geek TV - Posted October 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29060" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A zombie from GetGlue fave "The Walking Dead""][/caption] Damn! Why didn't I check in last night while I was watching that fascinating PBS show ... [FishbowlDC]

Is A Saudi Prince Looking To Own 3% Of Twitter? - Posted October 20, 2011
Reports are circulating that a Saudi prince met with one of Twitter's founders recently in a bid to acquire part of that founder's shareholding in the company worth between $200 and $300 million. ... [AllTwitter]

Don't Expect A Google-Twitter Reconciliation Any Time Soon - Posted October 18, 2011
Google's Realtime Twitter search results went offline in July 2011, and, according to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, we shouldn't expect the two companies to come to an agreement to renew the service any time soon. Google and Twitter partnered ... [AllTwitter]

Citizen Sensing and the Semantic Web - Posted October 18, 2011
A new article discusses the growing trend of citizen sensing. It states, "In 1999, before the advent of Foursquare, mobile Twitter clients or sensor-enabled phones, a somewhat prescient Neil Gross in Bloombe... [semanticweb.com]

How To Destroy Twitter - Posted October 18, 2011
There is one thing you can do if your goal is to undermine the credibility of Twitter as a social information network. Sabotage from within. And even if you gasp and say you'd never want to destroy the thing you love, think long and hard about this: Have you ever tweeted (or... [AllTwitter]

UberMedia Launches Twitter Competitor Chime.in - Posted October 18, 2011
Does UberMedia have Twitter in its sights with the launch of its new Chime.in network? The company already owns some of the most popular Twitter apps, such as Twidroyd and UberSocial, and some speculate that its latest project, a social network of its own, is aiming right at Twitter's achilles... [AllTwitter]

A Cheat Sheet For Learning Your Twitter Manners [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 17, 2011
Being "nice" on Twitter might sound like an easy thing to do, but given how many people can't seem to put the manners their mothers taught them into practice in 140-characters or less, a refresher is in order. This infographic follows a simple premise to try to get you to be... [AllTwitter]

Explore Hashtags with Eye-C - Posted October 14, 2011
Twitter has popularized the sharing of information in 140 character snippets and that planted the seeds for what became known as the hash tag. Hash tags are used in Twitter to make it easy for someone to search for information on a particular topic. Eye-C is a new smartphone app... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Used To Map Vaccinations Across The US - Posted October 14, 2011
A biology professor is using Twitter to track how receptive the public is to vaccines like the H1N1, observing how many people perceived the vaccine positively, negatively, and neutrally around the United States. Marcel Salathe examined 477,768 tweets from August 2009 to January... [AllTwitter]

A Visual Twitter Tribute To Steve Jobs: #ThankYouSteve - Posted October 7, 2011
A Twitter employee has put together a digital tribute to Steve Jobs using tweets that users sent out in the hours following his death. The image is quite stunning, especially when you zoom in to read all of the heartfelt tweets that make up the iconic image of Jo... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Charity Swear Box: Turn Bad Words Into Good Deeds Online - Posted October 4, 2011
Ever feel bad about all the four-letter-words you use on Twitter? A new service called the Twitter Charity Swear Box is helping all the potty mouths out there put their bad words to good use. Read more at Social Times... [AllTwitter]

Meet Twitter's Newest Official Account: @TwitterAds - Posted October 4, 2011
If there was any doubt that 2012 would be the year that Twitter really geared up its advertising products, let that now be banished. The company has unveiled a brand new official Twitter account - and a shiny new blog to go along with it - called @TwitterAds today... [AllTwitter]

More Secure, Anonymous "Twitter Alternative" Being Used By Protesters - Posted October 3, 2011
There's a new social network on the block that touts itself as being more secure, private, and anonymous than Twitter - something that the protesters at #OccupyWallstreet are embracing with open arms. While Twitter has been highlighted in the media as a tool of revolutions and p... [AllTwitter]

'Producer Matthew' Closes His Blog - Posted September 29, 2011
Aggregation journalist "Producer" Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew), who we first told you about in March, has stopped providing real-time news aggregations on his Tumblr blog, producermatthew.com. [caption id="at... [10,000 Words]

Twitter's Erica Anderson Shares Best Twitter Practices For Newsrooms - Posted September 23, 2011
BOSTON -- Following a number of recent high profile hackings of newsroom Twitter accounts, Twitter's Erica Anderson on Friday shared tips to prevent future hackings from happening--and what to do if your account is hacked. Speaking at the 2011 Online News Association Conference, Anderson (@EricaAmerica), Twitter's manag... [10,000 Words]

Sign Up For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp And Kickstart Your Twitter Business Plan - Posted September 22, 2011
Our flagship social media course, Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, is about to begin. You have less than a week to sign up to learn how to craft a tweet schedule, target your Twitter bio with keywords to att... [AllTwitter]

Jury Duty Screening Consists Of A Questionnaire - And Now Your Tweets, Too - Posted September 21, 2011
Jury duty isn't everyone's favorite pastime, but unfortunately it's going to become a lot more complicated. Lawyers are now checking the Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts of potential jurors, to get a feel for their opinions and any comments they may have made on high-profile c... [AllTwitter]

Salman Rushdie Is Now On Twitter (Tweeting From @SalmanRushdie1) - Posted September 21, 2011
Here's a perfect lesson in what can happen if you put social media off for too long: the man who won the Booker Prize for his political novel Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie, has had to settle for a verified account at @SalmanRush... [AllTwitter]

Twitter To Sell Political Advertising As Early As This Week [UPDATE] - Posted September 21, 2011
We've been shielded from those exasperating negative political ads thus far, but rumor has it Twitter will be displaying political ads as early as this week. Be on the look out for campaign slogans, political endorsements, and of course, underhanded mud-slinging in your Twitter feed over the next few weeks. According to... [AllTwitter]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted September 16, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are social media lessons that SMBs can learn from IBM; whether social media can improve net promoter scores; best practice for how to... [10,000 Words]

The Number One Resource You Need For When Twitter Goes Down - Posted September 16, 2011
Did you know that Twitter has a resource that lets you know when there's an interruption in service? Now you don't have to scramble to Facebook to try to see if anyone there is experiencing the same outage as you are. There are actually a few places you can look if... [AllTwitter]

Johns Hopkins Uses Semantic Analysis of Tweets to Identify Health Trends - Posted September 16, 2011
Johns Hopkins is using semantic analysis to sift through tweets for information about health trends. According to one article, the ... [semanticweb.com]

A Few Details About the Upcoming Twitter Analytics - Posted September 14, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27255" align="alignleft" width="309" caption="How many people will pass this around?"][/caption] News broke yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt that Twitter Web Analytics are on the way. Currently in beta format, we have a few details about the ki... [GalleyCat]

Learn How To Grow Your Twitter Account To 100,000 Followers In Less Than 2 Years - Posted September 14, 2011
Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is less than two weeks away. That's less than two weeks to hear from tech thought leaders on how to marketing your business on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Influences More Consumer Purchases Than Facebook - Posted September 14, 2011
According to a recent study, it looks like Twitter is more influential than Facebook when it comes to influencing purchases. 35 percent of respondents said their Twitter feed has been influential or extremely influential on their purchase decisions, while only 23.5 percent of Facebook users ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Launches New UK Blog - Posted September 14, 2011
In its efforts to increase exposure in the UK, Twitter has just launched a UK-specific blog. This follows a long list of recent pushes into the UK market, and shows that Twitter is serious about its global expansion. So if you're a Twitter user in the UK, you can expect a... [AllTwitter]

Click.to Twick.it Gives Tweet-Length Definitions for Any Term - Posted September 13, 2011
Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH of Germany has released click.to Twick.it, a free service that "provides short, fast, and under 140 character long explanations which everyone can understand... The merger of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the 140-characte... [semanticweb.com]

HOWTO: Find Your Favorite Twitter Users On Google+ - Posted September 13, 2011
If you're having trouble finding interesting people on Google+, why not look to the network you have already built - namely, your Twitter friends? It's easy to look up which of your followers and friends are on Twitter, so you can hear more from them than 140 characters allows. If you... [AllTwitter]

Can Long Conversations Get You More Followers Than One-Off Tweets? [VIDEO] - Posted September 13, 2011
If I've learned anything about Twitter in my time writing for AllTwitter, it's that Twitter can be anything. It can be a source of breaking news, celebrity gossip, weather reports, marketing, and in-depth debate. But journalists and cultural critic Tour (@Toure... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Announces 100 Million Active Users - Posted September 8, 2011
Breaking its long-time silence on sharing numbers, Twitter has announce a huge milestone today: they have 100 million active users sending tweets, retweeting, following, unfollowing and reading content on their network. The 100 million user co... [AllTwitter]

Twitter And Bing Awkwardly Tweet About Their 2 Year Relationship, Renew Search Agreement - Posted September 7, 2011
It's always sort of embarrassing to see two people openly discuss intimate details of their relationship on a public forum like Twitter - but it's especially awkward when those two "people" are actually anthropomorphic representations of two major web companies. Twitter and Bing announced the renewal of thei... [AllTwitter]

Only 10.9 Percent Of Twitter Users Find Promoted Tweets Annoying - Posted September 7, 2011
Twitter users appear to be pretty happy with the ads they've been seeing on the network lately. According to a survey by market research firm Lab42 examined by eMarketer, only 10.9 percent of US Twitter users dislike seeing Promoted Tweets in their time... [AllTwitter]

Embracing Process-Oriented Social Media Strategy Development - Posted September 6, 2011
Developing social media strategy for a corporation or large business is challenging. There are a lot of moving parts; every day you meet a new stakeholders or managers whose input is important; and you find that putting ideas i... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Appoints New Head of Global Public Policy - Posted August 30, 2011
Colin Crowell has been named Twitter's new global head of public policy, a hi... [FishbowlDC]

Top 10 Actually Useful Tweets about Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
Twitter is great for generating buzz, but sometimes that buzz isn't all that constructive. As the east coast of the United States prepares for Hurricane Irene this weekend, tips on how to handle weather emergencies are appreciated by all audiences. Thankfully, there are a lot of Twitter users who are skilled... [10,000 Words]

More Social Media Resources for Bad Weather - Posted August 25, 2011
This week's spate of bad weather -- the upcoming Hurricane Irene and the Virginia earthquake -- made one thing even more crystal clear: People are turning to traditional news sources less and less for information. Instead of flocking to the Weather Channel to see how a storm progresses, people are logging... [10,000 Words]

Blocking Twitter During Riots A Bad Idea, Study Proves - Posted August 25, 2011
In the aftermath of the UK riots earlier this month, government officials had floated around the idea of blocking access to Twitter and other social media sites next time something similar occurred. The official reasoning was that this would prevent people from using Twitter to incite violence and plan... [AllTwitter]

Why Was Twitter So Obsessed With #Earthquake East? [STATS] - Posted August 25, 2011
The earthquake that hit the East Coast just before 2pm ET on August 23 might have caused little damage, but it kicked up quite the storm on Twitter. Within one mi... [AllTwitter]

Amid CNN Acquisition Speculation, Zite's Focus Remains on Relevant -- And Disinterested -- Content Discovery - Posted August 25, 2011
Zite CEO Mark Johnson says he's flattered by the rumors this week of a multi-million dollar CNN acquisition. He won't comment on them, of course, but he is flattered. What he will say is that the... [semanticweb.com]

Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
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Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
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Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted August 19, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a best-practice guide for determining the value of a Facebook fan; how Chevron uses LinkedIn to target influencers; a best practice guide... [10,000 Words]

Does Word Of Mouth Marketing Work Better On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 19, 2011
Do you have a strategy for reaching influencers on Twitter? As we've written about before, finding out which influencers are retweeting you can lead to more brand recognition and conversions, but you've got to reach ou... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Is #1 Social Network For Financial Groups - Posted August 19, 2011
Twitter beats even Facebook when it comes to the social network of choice for financial services companies. As the Financial Times reports, a new survey by marke... [AllTwitter]

Trendrr Partners with Twitter and the Weather Channel - Posted August 16, 2011
A recent article reports that Twitter has partnered with the Weather Channel "to push weather related tw... [semanticweb.com]

5 Things You Can Do On Twitter To Make Sure You Don't Get Hired [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 16, 2011
If you're out there looking for a job, you can bet your employer is going to look up your social media profiles. And that includes Twitter. This infographic outlines the five things you can do on Twitter so that you don't get the job you dream of. Take my advice -... [10,000 Words]

How, When To Request Interviews On Twitter - Posted August 16, 2011
If you follow many working journalists on Twitter, chances are you also see a fair number of requests for sources. But is that a problem? Earlier this month, I wrote about the Indy Star testing the #myassignment hashtag to share openly what the newsroom is working on at any given time. I... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Vs Facebook: Which Is More Valuable For Brands? [Infographic] - Posted August 12, 2011
These days more and more brands are turning to social media, hoping to spread the word and attract loyal customers. But on a limited time and budget, it can be hard for small brands to cover the entire social network spectrum and engage with fans on Twitter and Facebook. ... [10,000 Words]

Why You Should Consider Using Co-Tweet - Posted August 12, 2011
As a social media consultant, I got into companies to either show them how to use various social media such as Twitter or Facebook or I do it for them. Often times, one person is solely responsible for tweeting or managing the company's Facebook fan page. But what happens when you've... [AllTwitter]

UK Police Name And Shame London Looters On Twitter - Posted August 12, 2011
Manchester police have taken to Twitter to give the full names, birth dates, partial addresses, crimes, and jail time of the London looters who have been arrested. As the New York Times reports, ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted August 12, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up is a best-practice guide for getting employees on-board with the company's social media efforts; how to calculate social commerce performance; a case study... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Is "Willing To Listen" To The UK Gov't About Post-Riot Censorship - Posted August 12, 2011
Throughout the day on Thursday, the Twitter-verse was abuzz with the news that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was considering censoring tweets in response to the looters using Twitter to communicate during the London riots. Now, we've got Twitter's off... [AllTwitter]

British PM Cameron Threatens to Shut Down Social Media - Posted August 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25730" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: PA"][/caption] In response to this week's London riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a shutdown of social media services inclu... [GalleyCat]

British PM Cameron Threatens to Shut Down Social Media - Posted August 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25730" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: PA"][/caption] In response to this week's London riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a shutdown of social media services inclu... [FishbowlDC]

A Belated Happy Birthday To Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 11, 2011
This simple infographic from Viral Media Solutions has a smattering of some of the most interesting Twitter statistics from the past five years, as a belated birthday present for the company. Check it out below. Did you know that there are, on average, 350 milli... [AllTwitter]

#protip: Superfan Committees Offer Lots Of Insight - Posted August 11, 2011
These days not much I read on industry blogs about social media and online communities makes me stop and think "Wow, that's actually a great idea." Today, that dry spell is over. I was skimming through ... [10,000 Words]

Tech News: Photos on Twitter, 5 More Networks on Klout, Video Chat on Facebook - Posted August 10, 2011
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To Follow Or Not To Follow? The Simple Twitter Tool That Helps You Decide - Posted August 9, 2011
How do you decide if someone is follow-worthy? When you get that friendly email, "So-and-so is now following you on Twitter", how do you decide whether or not to follow "so-and-so" back? It can often be hard to make a snap-judgment, based on the minimal details you've got readily available--the user's... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Acquires List Management Company Bagcheck - Posted August 8, 2011
Twitter has acquired the list-management company Bagcheck, and will add its founder, Sam Pullara (@SamPullara) to its engineering team. Bagcheck is a network where people share lists. The website describes itself as "...a fun way to ... [AllTwitter]

Only Three Editors From The 10 Top Newspapers In The US Are On Twitter - Posted August 4, 2011
There is a lot of talk about how journalists are embracing Twitter, using it to sniff out new stories, verify facts, find sources, and promote their stories. However, it looks like there is a gap between the on-the-ground journalists and their editor overlords: only three editors of the top 10 newspapers... [10,000 Words]

UK MPs Spend 1,000 Hours A Year On Twitter - Posted August 2, 2011
They may sit on different sides of the aisle, but UK Members of Parliament share at least one thing in common: they love Twitter. According to new research, MPs are spending about 1,000 hours a year on Twitter. And to put that into perspective, the House of Commons ... [AllTwitter]

On My Real-Time Twitter Coverage Of The Debt Debate - Posted August 2, 2011
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that my feed has been consumed over the last few days by the debt debate that has engulfed Washington. The debt debate isn't exactly sexy stuff. Talk of triggers, sequestrations and CBO scores makes most people cringe. So why did I spend my... [10,000 Words]

Indianapolis Star journalists adopt #myassignment hashtag - Posted August 2, 2011
The Indianapolis Star has started, apparently without much fanfare, to ask its journalists to tag their posts about work with an interesting if generic tag: #myassignment ... [10,000 Words]

Tools Round Up: Business Wire, Foursquare Fees, MyEdCals for 2012, and More - Posted August 1, 2011
Business Wire is now offering a Mobile Alerts option to clients that will make text message alerts avai... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Confirms "Significant Round Of Funding" - Posted August 1, 2011
Reports that Twitter was seeking a new round of funding were confirmed Monday, with the announcement on the Twitter blog of a "significant round of funding led by the venture firm DST Global, with the participa... [AllTwitter]

Google+ Must Find Its Niche - Posted July 29, 2011
Traffic on the new social network Google+ is down 3 percent this month, which has some people spe... [FishbowlDC]

John Clayton Didn't Graduate Twitter 101 - Posted July 28, 2011
  In the span of 48 hours, ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton has instantly become a Twitter ... [TVNewser]

John Clayton Didn't Graduate Twitter 101 - Posted July 28, 2011
  In the span of 48 hours, ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton has instantly become a Twitter ... [SportsNewser]

The State of Open Data - Posted July 25, 2011
A recent article discusses the proliferation of open data sets over the last several years and ... [semanticweb.com]

Pros and Cons of Twitter's 140-Character Limit, Part 2 - Posted July 25, 2011
Should Twitter consider increasing its 140-character limit? Some have said Twitter should double the amount. On Friday, I listed the pros o... [10,000 Words]

PageFreezer Enhances Twitter Archiving Solutions - Posted July 22, 2011
PageFreezer, a provider of social media and website archiving solutions that meet regulatory compliance requirements, has added functionality to its Twitter capabilities. New features include: archiving of public profiles and direct messages; archiving hashtags and search keywords to pres... [AllTwitter]

Pros and Cons of Twitter's 140-Character Limit, Part 1 - Posted July 22, 2011
This past week, my Twitter feed has been filling up with opposing tweets on the appropriate character limit for Twitter. Some feel the current 140-character limit could be increased while others vehemently oppose that change. So, let's rack up the pros and cons. T... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted July 22, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts about best practice for asking questions on Facebook Fan Pages to get the best response rate; mistakes that branded online communities... [10,000 Words]

Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is) - Posted July 21, 2011
The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda - a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area - that reads:         A follow-up message explains: ... [semanticweb.com]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [AllTwitter]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [10,000 Words]

SI Releases Its Twitter 100 - Posted July 14, 2011
I love lists, as they're always a great source of debate. And when a list covers something like the top 100 Twitter sources of "news, information and entertainment from the sports world," then I stand to be educated as well. Sports... [TVNewser]

SI Releases Its Twitter 100 - Posted July 14, 2011
I love lists, as they're always a great source of debate. And when a list covers something like the top 100 Twitter sources of "news, information and entertainment from the sports world," then I stand to be educated as well. Sports... [SportsNewser]

Twitter Adds Support For Japanese Hashtags - Posted July 13, 2011
The Japanese market has had a love-affair with Twitter since day one, so it only makes sense that Twitter would work hard to keep tweeters in Japan happy. The company has officially added support for Japanese hashtags, a move which further illustrates the close ties between Twitter and Japan. Although... [AllTwitter]

New Word Graph API Takes Wordnik From Fun and Funky Apps to Some Serious Business Services - Posted July 11, 2011
You may know Wordnik from subscribing to its Word of the Day service (by the way, today that word is eloign). Or perhaps you know it from some of the apps that have used its API - such as Freebase WordNet Explorer, or one of the many mobile ones that let... [AllTwitter]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted July 8, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts about best practice for community cultivation; case studies for using Like-count Facebook campaigns to grow a page; new research on the... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Now Valued At $8 Billion, Sources Say - Posted July 8, 2011
Twitter's valuation continues to rise as new reports have the company raising $400 million in a private round of financing. According to the New York Times DealBook, Twitter is in... [AllTwitter]

Kasabi Sees a Business Model In RDF Data - Posted July 8, 2011
What got Talis going on its Linked Data marketplace that launched in public beta in June, dubbed Kasabi? The recognition that there had to be a business model in making RDF data as easy to use as possible - ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Leaves Twitter To Join One Of Twitter's Early Investors - Posted July 7, 2011
Just last week, Biz Stone announced that he was leaving Twitter to work with fellow Twitter co-founder Ev Williams at the newly relaunched Obvious Corporation. Today, it looks like he's added another task to his to do l... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Leaves Twitter To Join One Of Twitter's Early Investors - Posted July 7, 2011
Just last week, Biz Stone announced that he was leaving Twitter to work with fellow Twitter co-founder Ev Williams at the newly relaunched Obvious Corporation. Today, it looks like he's added another task to his to do l... [10,000 Words]

Tools Round Up: Facebook and Skype; Radian6 and Twitter; JT and MySpace - Posted July 6, 2011
Facebook has announced a partnership with Skype that will bring video calling to the social network's 750 million users. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Skype for... [FishbowlDC]

Social Business Index Draws on Social Business Intelligence -- And All the Data That Informs It - Posted July 6, 2011
While there may not be a semantic application that can go to work on every issue that requires grappling with Big Data, it certainly has a role to play in many of them. Throw out outliers such as using power grid data to optimize power distribution, and "the lion's share of... [AllTwitter]

Social Business Index Draws on Social Business Intelligence -- And All the Data That Informs It - Posted July 6, 2011
While there may not be a semantic application that can go to work on every issue that requires grappling with Big Data, it certainly has a role to play in many of them. Throw out outliers such as using power grid data to optimize power distribution, and "the lion's share of... [semanticweb.com]

Canadian Politician And Newspaper Battle It Out On Twitter - And Then Make Up - Posted July 5, 2011
Maybe Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was advised against having an all-out Twitter war with the media, or maybe it's just the fact that Canadians are "nice", but he has diffused what could have been a lengthy and fiery spat between himself and the local Calgary Sun newspaper on Twitter. If... [AllTwitter]

Politicians Are All Over Twitter This Election Season - Posted June 30, 2011
If you follow the presidential hopefuls on your Twitter account, then your feed will be blowing up until we hit the polls next year. President Obama announced today that he'll be hosting a Twitter town hall meeting (... [FishbowlDC]

Bluefin Labs Hopes To Breach the Semantic Barrier Between Social Media Comments and TV Content - Posted June 30, 2011
Here's what Bluefin Labs is trying to capture for mass media content providers, be they media companies or brands: The word-of-mouth about TV shows and commercials that has migrated to the social media space. It wants to make visible the feedback loop that is very evident in live human communications -... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Launches "Twitter For Newsrooms" For Media Professionals - Posted June 27, 2011
Twitter has launched "Twitter For Newsrooms", a service designed to provide media professionals the tools they need to navigate the news in 140-character form. Twitter For Newsrooms, also known as #TfN, provides "a collection of T... [10,000 Words]

Tools Round Up: Twitter for Newsrooms, Cision, Facebook Perks, and More - Posted June 27, 2011
Twitter has launched Twitter for Newsrooms (#TfN), which provides all sorts of guides and resources on topics like "effective tweeting," "branding," and search. Ideally it's a resource for journalists, edito... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Announces Twitter For Newsrooms, A Best Practices Guide For Journalists - Posted June 27, 2011
Today in an e-mail from Twitter's PR team, the company introduced Twitter for Newsrooms (#TfN), a compelling resource akin to Facebook for Journalists that will hel... [10,000 Words]

Brand Your Tweets Using A Simple WordPress Plugin - Posted June 21, 2011
Ever wonder how to get your own custom Twitter app name? It's very simple, actually, provided you have access to a WordPress.org (self-hosted) blog. (Or, if you are a PC user, click here for another solution.) First, sign into ... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Is Less Uncivil Than Fox News, Music Industry And The General Media [POLL] - Posted June 21, 2011
Apparently, Americans think Twitter is a pretty civil network. Or at least, it's not uncivil... and yes, there is a difference. A recent poll suggests that Twitter is less uncivil than the mainstream media, Fox News, the music industry and professional sports. But Americans weren't too sure about its actu... [AllTwitter]

In Blogging Space, Spoils Go To Early Posters - Posted June 20, 2011
The breaking news is that a new service from Regator has resulted from tweaking its semantic algorithms to find within its human-curated collection of web content emerging stories and to quickly alert bloggers and journalists about them via a desktop app. Regator actually has been around ... [semanticweb.com]

NATO Monitors Twitter to Gather Data Concerning Lybia - Posted June 17, 2011
Social media is taking another turn in its diverse trends toward monitoring and culling intelligence in order to track down and counter military operations. Read more at Socialtimes.com... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted June 17, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts that discuss the graying of social media users; a hard look at the value of a Facebook fan; the value of... [10,000 Words]

Ad.ly Wants Your Business To Use Linked Data, Too - Posted June 17, 2011
The premise of Ad.ly is to be the Twitter advertising network that matches celebrities with brands. The goal is to drive audience click-through to those brand destinations thanks to the conversations carried on by the stars with their followers. So far it's racked up some 1,000 celebrities, about 150 brands, and... [semanticweb.com]

Former Sun CEO Uses Twitter - And Only Twitter - To Launch Startup - Posted June 17, 2011
Somebody really loves Twitter. The former co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, is using only Twitter to spread the word (or at least, the tweet) about his latest, mysterious, startup WayIn. In an unconventional marketing strategy, McNealy has stripped down the compa... [AllTwitter]

Klout Expands its Influence to LinkedIn - Posted June 16, 2011
According to a recent article, "Klout, a startup that ... [semanticweb.com]

TV Show 'Covert Affairs' Takes To Twitter To Run Alternative Plotline - Posted June 14, 2011
The CIA operatives in the USA Network show Covert Affairs are turning Twitter into an internal communications feed, running a mission to Budapest 140-characters at a time. In an innovative merger of TV and Twitter, you can follow along with the characters from Covert Affairs as ... [AllTwitter]

UK Ministry Of Defense: Tweeting Could Compromise Your Security [VIDEO] - Posted June 14, 2011
The UK's Ministry of Defense has issued a series of of video warnings to social media users that tweeting might not be the fun and frivolous "just checking in at the night club" type activity they think it is: it could be alerting criminals, terrorists and other unsavory types of your... [AllTwitter]

How To Bring Live Tweets To Readers Not On Twitter - Posted June 14, 2011
Featuring live tweets on news websites is a great way of bringing readers who may not use Twitter into the conversations that are happening there. Large news sites often use custom code to accomplish the task. Smaller sites tend to use Twitter's own widget, which I find slow and inadequate for... [10,000 Words]

Tips to integrate hashtags into daily news coverage - Posted June 14, 2011
I may be dating myself here, but I remember when Twitter didn't automatically link @usernames and when #hashtag was a workaround to make disjointed streams of updates easier to find in their clunky search engine. Well, Twitter has done a good job of integrating those ideas of its users to make t... [10,000 Words]

Unlocking The Value Of The Vocal Minority - Posted June 13, 2011
When you're overseeing a company's social media activity, there comes a time when you take stock of what has happened during the month, or a specified period of time, and create an analysis of that data. During that analysis it may come to light that while there are a number of people... [10,000 Words]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted June 10, 2011
Every Friday I post links to a few of the blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and insightful. Included in this week's round-up are posts that discuss the value of using data from users' actions in your online community; the latest data and statistics about social... [10,000 Words]

Tool of the Day: Encyclo - Posted June 9, 2011
Among the bevy of online news sites, mobile applications, and hyperlocal mashup aggregators, it can be pretty confusing to determine the context of all these tools. Nieman Journalism Lab's exciting new project seeks to pull these tools together into a resource they call ... [10,000 Words]

StockTwits To Companies: It's Time To Start Tweeting Your Financial News - Posted June 9, 2011
StockTwits - the company that has built a financial and investment community on top of Twitter - is launching StockTwits IR Suite for investors to leverage the viral atmosphere of social media. StockTwits IR Suite is a suite of services created for investor relations professionals and public corporat... [AllTwitter]

Unofficial Twitter Developer Summit To Go Ahead With Or Without Twitter's Consent - Posted June 9, 2011
In response to Twitter canceling the Chirp developer conference held last year, a group of Twitter app developers have come together to put on one of their own. ***Update Engage Digital Media is cu... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Explains Photo Ownership: "you own your tweets and photos will be part of your tweets." - Posted June 2, 2011
In the wake of Twitter's announcement that they are building their own photo sharing service, questions about who will actually own the photos uploaded to Twitter.com (via photobucket) st... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Introduces The Follow Button Across The Web - Posted May 31, 2011
Twitter has just unveiled a Follow Button which allows website visitors to instantly follow Twitter accounts directly from a participating website. Over 50 websites have added the Follow Button for the launch of this new product. Sites like IMDb, cnet.com, Wired, The Huffington Post, gamespot.com and MTV.... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Introduces The Follow Button Across The Web - Posted May 31, 2011
Twitter has just unveiled a Follow Button which allows website visitors to instantly follow Twitter accounts directly from a participating website. Over 50 websites have added the Follow Button for the launch of this new product. Sites like IMDb, cnet.com, Wired, The Huffington Post, gamespot.com and MTV.... [10,000 Words]

Why Local News Sites Need Twitter In Bad Weather - Posted May 31, 2011
Over the weekend my hometown was hit by some pretty nasty thunderstorms. While it wasn't nearly on the scale of what happened in Joplin, MO, the word "tornado" was thrown around a few times in Facebook updates from people in the area. I don't live in the area any longer, I have... [10,000 Words]

Where To Find Original, Local Story Ideas Online - Posted May 31, 2011
Whether you're an intern new to a community hoping to impress your boss or a long-time reporter hoping to avoid writing about air conditioner and ice cream sales this summer, knowing where to look for original local story ideas can be a game changer. The best way to avoid being given... [10,000 Words]

When A Bio Isn't Enough: Cool Visualization Shows You What People Tweet About - Posted May 31, 2011
If you've been following our advice here on AllTwitter, you'll have a nicely targeted, accurate and succinct bio attached to your Twitter profile. But for some, reading a potential follo... [AllTwitter]

Social Sharing Buttons: Too Much Or Not Enough? - Posted May 26, 2011
News can break at a moment's notice, and whether you have the exclusive scoop or not, chances are that readers coming to your website to read the story will want to share it with their friends and family. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking services can help give your story... [10,000 Words]

8 Journalists Who Were Fired for Tweeting, Part 2 - Posted May 25, 2011
To paraphrase Liz Heron, the social media editor at the New York Times, a good rule of thumb when it comes to reporters using social media is don't be stupid. But looking at the number of people fired for tweeting, it's clear Heron's advice is easier said... [10,000 Words]

People Search Service PeekYou Sees Personal ID Layer As Driving Future of Semantic Web - Posted May 25, 2011
How does a site like PeekYou, whose goal is to re-index the public web around people, intersect with the Semantic Web? To hear CEO Michael Hussey tell it, it's this: "The way I thought about the Semantic Web since Day One is that it's about deriving meaning from pages," says Hussey. "To... [AllTwitter]

Journalism.co.uk Attempts To Build Master List Of All (1750+) UK Journalists On Twitter - Posted May 24, 2011
It's a shame Twitter lists have a maximum of 500 accounts each, or else this would make one super-mega-all-encompassing-news-list for anyone in the UK. Journalism.co.uk has put together the "master list" of all UK-based journalists on Twitter - and there are currently over 1,700 m... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Buys Tweetdeck - Posted May 24, 2011
CNNMoney reports that the papers have been signed and Twitter has acquired Tweetdeck for $40 million in cash and stock. Ho... [FishbowlDC]

Why Call To Action Matters in Social Media - Posted May 23, 2011
Before starting a Facebook Fan Page, YouTube Channel or Twitter feed for your business, first answer a quick question: Why should people follow you, read your updates, add you as a Fan or Friend, or care at all about your existence online? What's in it for them? ... [10,000 Words]

8 Journalists Who Were Fired for Tweeting, Part 1 - Posted May 23, 2011
When it comes to Twitter, journalists tread a thin line. While a lot of news organizations strongly suggest their reporters sign up for an account and gain followers, many don't have a written social media policy. Even if you are off the clock, something you share in 140 characters or less... [10,000 Words]

Are You on Twitter? Then You're a Writer. So Start Acting Like One. - Posted May 4, 2011
You only have 140 characters to work with. You have to tweet quickly. There is no time to edit your tweets. Sure, there are plenty of excuses for poor spelling, grammar and sentence structure on Twitter, and some are more valid than others. But just because you're limited in your... [10,000 Words]

Are You on Twitter? Then You're a Writer. So Start Acting Like One. - Posted May 4, 2011
You only have 140 characters to work with. You have to tweet quickly. There is no time to edit your tweets. Sure, there are plenty of excuses for poor spelling, grammar and sentence structure on Twitter, and some are more valid than others. But just because you're limited in your... [AllTwitter]

The Royal Wedding Wrap Up: Twitter Dominated 95% of Talk [Infographic] - Posted May 2, 2011
While you might expect Facebook to be a bastion of royal wedding photo sharing, the vast majority of the online conversation actually happened on Twitter. And although some say she stole the show from her sister, Pippa Middleton wasn't the most-tweeted royal in attendance. Check out this infographic for the... [AllTwitter]

3 Ways China's Weibo Could Actually Compete with Twitter - Posted April 26, 2011
Within China, Twitter is basically non-existent: people use Weibo, instead, a similar service previously available only in Chinese. On Monday, the Chinese company released an English translation of its iPhone app... [AllTwitter]

Need A Reason To Follow Mike Wilbon On Twitter? - Posted April 25, 2011
Left to right: Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon and Thomas Boswell in 1987. Wilbon ... [TVNewser]

Need A Reason To Follow Mike Wilbon On Twitter? - Posted April 25, 2011
Left to right: Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon and Thomas Boswell in 1987. Wilbon ... [SportsNewser]

Great Time to be a Geek - Posted April 22, 2011
When was the last time you heard the term "hiring boom" anywhere, in any context? It's been forever, right? Well here come perks like foosball tables, free cappuccino, and onsite dry cleaning again, because we here in the San Francisco Bay Area are at the center of a tech jobs bo... [FishbowlDC]

AOL Takes On Movie Sentiment (And Justin Bieber Too?) - Posted April 22, 2011
We reported a couple of months back about how AOL's purchase of the Huffington Post delivered some more semantic technology to its doorstep. But that's not the only semantically-related project underway there: Amit Moran, R&D Ma... [semanticweb.com]

Craig Ferguson to Tina Fey: Twitter isn't like heroin... except in one way [Video] - Posted April 20, 2011
If you're a 30 Rock fan, you likely already know that Tina Fey doesn't have a Twitter account. And while on "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson this week, she told the audience why: she's afraid she'll become addicted. But, interjects Ferguson, Twitter isn't like heroin - except you... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Joins San Francisco's Tech Tax Advisory Council - Posted April 15, 2011
San Francisco is doing everything it can to retain its status as the place to be in tech. The city has set up an ad hoc advisory council, which includes Twitter representatives, in order to evaluate how the city's tax structure impacts big tech companies. The advisory council was set up... [10,000 Words]

Working Out the Kinks In Sentiment Analysis -- And Focusing on the Opportunities, Too - Posted April 13, 2011
What's the most important requirement for sentiment analytics to succeed? Make that question plural, and let's start our answers with something that the tools in this area themselves have no influence on: Good quality data. During yesterday's second annual Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York Ci... [semanticweb.com]

5 Tips To Help You Land An Online Journalism Job Out Of College - Posted April 12, 2011
Next month, I graduate from American University. I will also start my first job, as an online editor at National Journal. I feel incredibly lucky to have such an opportunity, since journalism jobs are not overly abundant. So, how did I do it? It's a mixture of drive, enthusiasm and luck. Here... [10,000 Words]

Watch a Cartoon Reenactment of the Tale of the Twitter Tax Break [Video] - Posted April 11, 2011
Here's something to brighten your Monday morning: a short but hilarious video explaining just how Twitter got its tax break from San Francisco, enacted by an animated Biz Stone, SF mayor Edwin Lee and other key players. In a minute and a half, you'll finally get a handle on the w... [AllTwitter]

Using Feedly To Create A Personal News Hub - Posted April 11, 2011
Twitter's tremendous growth and active user base means breaking news stories to the web has become easier than ever. But when this is juxtaposed with information from mainstream media sources, keeping up with the latest news around a particular topic can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, the team at DevHD has... [10,000 Words]

Spivack's Bottleno.se Built To Match Scale of Exploding Message Stream - Posted April 8, 2011
The Twitter stream, says Nova Spivack, will be a victim of its own success unless we come up with new ways to filter and make sense of it. So that's what he's doing with his latest venture, Bottleno.se (which you've probab... [AllTwitter]

Russell Brand Offers to Sneak 5 Fans in to Premier of "Arthur" - And Does It! - Posted April 6, 2011
A few hours before the premier of his latest movie "Arthur", comedian Russell Brand tweeted an offer to sneak five "well dressed revellers" into the star-studded event with him. And at least one of his Twitter fans took a chance that he was serious - and got in. Having a back-and-forth... [AllTwitter]

Democratizing Information with Semantics - Posted April 5, 2011
In a new article by Mike Bergman, Bergman discusses the power of the semantic web to democratize information: "I think one of the most pervasive and important benefits from semantic technologies in the enterprise will come from the democratizati... [semanticweb.com]

Democratizing Information with Semantics - Posted April 5, 2011
In a new article by Mike Bergman, Bergman discusses the power of the semantic web to democratize information: "I think one of the most pervasive and important benefits from semantic technologies in the enterprise will come from the democratizati... [AllTwitter]

The Happiest Country on Twitter is... [Infographic] - Posted April 5, 2011
If you looked at tweets from every country with a big presence on Twitter, which one do you think would be tweeting the most positive sentiment? Hint: it's a European country, and it's probably not what you'd expect. Created by PhD student Alex Davies... [AllTwitter]

Larry Page Steps Up as Google's New CEO. Will Semantic Search Gain Traction? - Posted April 5, 2011
Yesterday Google co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO of the company: "Eric Schmidt, who was 'adult supervision,' and ... [semanticweb.com]

German Gov't Prefers Twitter over Press Releases, Press Corps Irate - Posted April 4, 2011
The German government has taken a giant leap into the Twitterverse recently, but the press isn't too happy about it. Disseminating official government business over Twitter before turning to traditional channels and telling the press about it has caused an outcry from the press and some serious defending on behalf of... [AllTwitter]

Look Who's Talking: Advertisers Can Profit From Insight Into Social Conversations - Posted April 4, 2011
The world of online advertising and online conversations meet in BuzzLogic's media index and analytics platform, an all-in-one space for analyzing, buying and reporting on campaigns. Driving the tracking and extraction of relevant web conversations and the indexing and ranking of URLs to buy ads against is the company's NLP and... [AllTwitter]

Look Who's Talking: Advertisers Can Profit From Insight Into Social Conversations - Posted April 4, 2011
The world of online advertising and online conversations meet in BuzzLogic's media index and analytics platform, an all-in-one space for analyzing, buying and reporting on campaigns. Driving the tracking and extraction of relevant web conversations and the indexing and ranking of URLs to buy ads against is the company's NLP and... [semanticweb.com]

Demonstrators March On Twitter HQ - Posted March 29, 2011
San Franciscans picked up picket signs emblazoned with "Shame on You!" and converged on Twitter HQ at 795 Folsom Street Tuesday morning to voice their displeasure at proposed tax breaks for the company. The company had asked for local tax exemptions to stay in San Francisco, and ... [10,000 Words]

50% of Tweets Consumed Are Created by 20K Elite Users [Study] - Posted March 28, 2011
Twitter is a haven for influencers - celebrities, media professionals, bloggers, and though-leaders abound. And it's this group who creates the vast majority of the tweets you read. According to a study conducted by ... [AllTwitter]

Is Twitter's Simplicity The Reason It's Not Trusted? [Report] - Posted March 25, 2011
Twitter has built its business on being simple. 140-character messages, no bells and whistles. And while this minimalist approach has its benefits, a new report suggests that Twitter's simplicity might be the reason why Twitter is among the least-trusted soc... [AllTwitter]

Will Jack Dorsey Return to Twitter in a Big Way? - Posted March 25, 2011
The rumors have been swirling about Jack Dorsey - Twitter co-founder, former CEO and current board member - returning to work at Twitter in a big way. Some are speculating that he might even want to take that coveted CEO position back from E... [AllTwitter]

Have Something to Confess? Tweet it to Kiefer - Posted March 24, 2011
If you've got a burning secret that you just have to get off your chest, there's may be no better man on earth to tell than Kiefer Sutherland. He's asking for your confessions via Twitter, and if you've got something really... [AllTwitter]

PostRank Analyzes Sharing of Content from Large Agencies - Posted March 24, 2011
PostRank, an Ontario, Canada-based company that measures and monitors social Web data, has taken a closer look at how much content from large PR firms was shared across Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, comments, and trackbacks during the month of February. Overall, ... [FishbowlDC]

Deep Focus CEO Ian Schafer On The Myth of Viral Strategy - Posted March 23, 2011
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Twitter Takes Over Facebook's Former New York Office Space - Posted March 21, 2011
If rumors are true, Twitter will be taking over Facebook's former office space at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City, in the next few weeks. And the move couldn't be any more symbolic if it was planned out by a first-year... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Takes Over Facebook's Former New York Office Space - Posted March 21, 2011
If rumors are true, Twitter will be taking over Facebook's former office space at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City, in the next few weeks. And the move couldn't be any more symbolic if it was planned out by a first-year... [10,000 Words]

Why Newspapers Need Community Managers - Posted March 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_2949" align="alignright" width="349" caption="Photo credit: Alana Fisher"][/caption] The term "community manager" has been around for a while. ... [10,000 Words]

Meet 'Producer Matthew' Keys: Aggregation Journalist - Posted March 21, 2011
Uprising in Egypt. Earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Missile strikes in Libya. Major news has broken in every corner of the world during the past few weeks. In that time, Matthew Keys has proven himself to be a must follow for the latest from these hot spots. ... [10,000 Words]

New Media Index: Earthquake, Tsunami in Japan Dominate Twitter; Bloggers Ready for 2012 Presidential Campaign - Posted March 17, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that victimized Japan March 11 accounted for a whopping 66 percent of Tweeted news links for the week of March 7-11, despite occurring on the last day of the period, while the upcoming 2012 presidential campaign domin... [UnBeige]

New Media Index: Earthquake, Tsunami in Japan Dominate Twitter; Bloggers Ready for 2012 Presidential Campaign - Posted March 17, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that victimized Japan March 11 accounted for a whopping 66 percent of Tweeted news links for the week of March 7-11, despite occurring on the last day of the period, while the upcoming 2012 presidential campaign domin... [AgencySpy]

New Media Index: Earthquake, Tsunami in Japan Dominate Twitter; Bloggers Ready for 2012 Presidential Campaign - Posted March 17, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that victimized Japan March 11 accounted for a whopping 66 percent of Tweeted news links for the week of March 7-11, despite occurring on the last day of the period, while the upcoming 2012 presidential campaign domin... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Prime Minister's Office of Japan Creates English-Language Twitter Account for Disaster Information - Posted March 16, 2011
The Prime Minister's Office of Japan established @JPN_PMO, an English-language Twitter account to supplemen... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter: S Is for Security - Posted March 16, 2011
Twitter encouraged use of the secure HTTPS protocol in a post on the Twitter Blog by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Beware the Bubble - Posted March 15, 2011
Billion dollar valuations for Twitter and Groupon "mathematically insane," according to IAC founder and chairman Barry Diller. Diller addressed a packed house at the SXSW conference i... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tweet These Numbers - Posted March 14, 2011
Twitter marked the five-year anniversary of its first Tweet, sent by co-founder Jack Dorsey March 21, 2006, with a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's Biz Stone To Lead AOL Cause Program - Posted March 14, 2011
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced on his blog today that he will be serving as AOL's Social Impact Advisor. Also announced today, the "30-Day Service Challenge," a philanthropic... [GalleyCat]

Twitter's Biz Stone To Lead AOL Cause Program - Posted March 14, 2011
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced on his blog today that he will be serving as AOL's Social Impact Advisor. Also announced today, the "30-Day Service Challenge," a philanthropic... [FishbowlDC]

After Downsizing, Huffington Post Media Group Staffs Up - Posted March 14, 2011
Just two business days after it was out with the old at AOL and Huffington Post Media Group, it was in with the new, as the division created by the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Lessons From Risking It All For A Journalism Start-Up That Fails - Posted March 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_2688" align="alignright" width="236" caption="Photo courtesy Daniel Victor"][/caption] Many a journalist wonders what it would be like to leave the beat for the blog, but few act on the curiosity. They prize traits in their employers like stability, history and health insurance. During his four yea... [10,000 Words]

Is Charlie Sheen Twitter's "Lazy Sunday" Moment? - Posted March 11, 2011
When you look back on new products, new technologies and new headlines, you can usually spot that catalyst moment when they catapulted into the spotlight. Well, some analysts are saying that Charlie Sheen's recent Twitter binge is Twitter's cat... [AllTwitter]

Tumblr & Twitter Celebrity Kelly Oxford Lands Book Deal - Posted March 8, 2011
Blogger Kelly Oxford has inked a book deal with two different HarperCollins imprints, It Books and HarperCollinsCanada. Oxford (pictured) writes a popular blog and has over 100,000 ... [semanticweb.com]

Bloomberg Game Changers to Profile Twitter Co-Founders - Posted March 8, 2011
Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone will be profiled on Bloomberg Game Changers Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Another Charlie Sheen-Related Sports And Twitter Update - Posted March 4, 2011
Charlie Sheen: 1,556,961 Twitter followers. LeBron James: 1,507,963 Twitter followers... [TVNewser]

Another Charlie Sheen-Related Sports And Twitter Update - Posted March 4, 2011
Charlie Sheen: 1,556,961 Twitter followers. LeBron James: 1,507,963 Twitter followers... [SportsNewser]

50 Signs You're Addicted to Twitter - Posted March 4, 2011
It's easy to fall into the trap of spending an hour reading and writing tweets before you realize you just meant to log on to your email and respond to your boss. Twitter is an addictive social information machine, and we wouldn't be surprised if "... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: On, Wisconsin for Bloggers; Twitter Eats Up Apple - Posted March 3, 2011
Bloggers shared the most news links about the labor unrest in Wisconsin, while Apple was the most-Tweeted news subject, and the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was two Australian news anchors ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

7 Digital Trends Worth Your Attention - Posted March 3, 2011
The 2011 social media trends watch continued as Steve Rubel, SVP and director of insights at ... [FishbowlDC]

Justin Bieber Tweets Charitable Birthday Plans, Raises $30,000 in Two Days - Posted March 1, 2011
If you've ever doubted the power of influence that Justin Bieber has over people, doubt no more. This kind-hearted young crooner announced Monday on Twitter that he doesn't want any gifts for his 17th birthda... [AllTwitter]

Jay Carney Takes Over @PressSec Twitter Account - Posted February 28, 2011
The @PressSec Twitter account is back in business, now in the hands of new White House press secretary Jay Carney, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Raise Your Hand if you Fantasize about Making Money on Twitter! - Posted February 25, 2011
I am sure many of you have watched the hours blow by, as you Tweet away; and you have stopped and thought, 'I wish there was a way to make money on Twitter!' I would like to propose a new feature that may allow Twitter users to make some decent... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: Bloggers Are Budget-Minded, While Tweeters Scan the List of the U.K.'s Elite Tweeters - Posted February 24, 2011
President Barack Obama's $3.73 trillion budget proposal was the subject of the most news links shared by bloggers, while The Independent's list of the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Who are the Oldest Twitter Users? - Posted February 23, 2011
Jack Dorsey may only be 34, but he's the oldest Twitter user. His now-famous tweet was the first, ever, to be sent via SMS into the Twitterverse. Aside from Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the other two Twitter co-founders, who is part of that fi... [AllTwitter]

Gravity, Latest Project From Former MySpace Execs, Ties Users to Their World of Web Interests - Posted February 23, 2011
It's gravity that keeps us tied to earth, and it's Gravity that seeks to tie us to our personal world of interests on the web. With an executive team founded by MySpace's Amit Kapur (CEO), Jim Benedetto (CTO), and Steve Pearman, Chief Product Officer, the premise behind Gravity is the building... [semanticweb.com]

PGA Tour Players Are Finally Embracing Twitter - Posted February 19, 2011
The PGA Tour is finally entering the 21st century when it comes to social media. Larry Dorman of The New York Times has an excellent ... [TVNewser]

PGA Tour Players Are Finally Embracing Twitter - Posted February 19, 2011
The PGA Tour is finally entering the 21st century when it comes to social media. Larry Dorman of The New York Times has an excellent ... [SportsNewser]

New Media Index: Patriot Act Accounts for Most Shared News Links via Both Blogs, Twitter - Posted February 17, 2011
The House of Representatives vote on whether to extend the Patriot Act was the subject of the most news links shared via both blogs and Twitter during the week of Feb. 7-11, while the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Continues to Tweak Social Search Results - Posted February 17, 2011
Google is testing a way to make social results a more prominent part in its search results, moving content that previously appeared at the bottom of its results page toward the top and adding friends' names, where applicable, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's Super Moment on Super Sunday - Posted February 9, 2011
Super Bowl Sunday, at 10:07:16 p.m. ET, Twitter reached a new record for Tweets per second during a sporting event, 4,064, topping the previous mark of 3,283, during Japan's 3-1 victory over Denmark during FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. The all-time m... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

5 Ways to be a Jerk on Twitter - Posted February 7, 2011
We're not really sure why you're reading this article. Maybe you want to get rid of a few followers. Maybe you're tired of putting on a "nice" face on Twitter. Whatever your sick and twisted reasonings, we've got the ultimate guid... [AllTwitter]

The Zombie Apocalypse Strikes a UK College... on Twitter - Posted February 4, 2011
In an effort to shed some light on the perceived failings of a school in Brighton, Sussex, students have created a parody Twitter account that's getting a lot of attention. Their school, Varndean College, has tried to force Twitter to shut down the account, but so far the company'... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: A Taxing Problem for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Tops Bloggers' Shared News Links - Posted February 3, 2011
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' failure to report his wife's earnings over a five-year period was the subject of the most news links shared via bloggers, while a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Canadian PM Takes to Twitter to Speak to Canadians About Future of the Internet - Posted February 2, 2011
Canadian internet users have been up-in-arms about a recent law that would see caps put on their internet usage and severe per-gigabyte costs on anything they do online. While Canadians have grown increasingly vocal about this new r... [AllTwitter]

Class of 2011 Revealed for TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making - Posted February 1, 2011
TheGrio kicked off Black History Month by revealing the 2011 class of TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Real-Time Egypt-Related Twitter Feeds from Nozzl's Egypt's 'Days of Anger' Page - Posted January 31, 2011
Nozzl Real-Time Technologies followed up the real-time Tucson shootings page it launched earlier this month ... [PRNewser]

Real-Time Egypt-Related Twitter Feeds from Nozzl's Egypt's 'Days of Anger' Page - Posted January 31, 2011
Nozzl Real-Time Technologies followed up the real-time Tucson shootings page it launched earlier this month ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Twitter, Google, SayNow: Tweet from Egypt, Even Without Internet Access - Posted January 31, 2011
The embattled Egyptian government may have shut down Internet access, but engineers from Twitter, Google, and voice-application provider SayNow teamed up on Speak2Tweet, which allows people in Egypt to leave voice mails at international phone numbers +16504194196, +390662207294, or +97316199855, which will then be converted to Tweets with the #egypt hashtag. The... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Play it Again Slick Willie | Protecting Words | The People Love The Lady - Posted January 31, 2011
TVNewser: MSNBC's Chris Matthews is going to be hosting a President's Day special focusing on Bill Clinton. Here's hopin... [FishbowlLA]

Twitter Tweaks Egyptian Government for Internet Shutdown - Posted January 28, 2011
Without mentioning Egypt by name, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and general counsel Alexander Macgillivray... [PRNewser]

Twitter Tweaks Egyptian Government for Internet Shutdown - Posted January 28, 2011
Without mentioning Egypt by name, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and general counsel Alexander Macgillivray... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How to Convince Your Boss to Pay You to Tweet - Posted January 28, 2011
Do you know the basics of Twitter? Do you find yourself checking Facebook or YouTube several times an hour? Well you may be able to convince your boss to pay you to mess around with these social media sites, for your company. Or y... [AllTwitter]

Keith Olbermann to FOKNewsChannel, Not Fox News Channel; to Live-Tweet State of the Union - Posted January 25, 2011
Fans of Keith Olbermann lamenting the fact that his last installment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann aired on MSNBC just days before President ... [UnBeige]

Keith Olbermann to FOKNewsChannel, Not Fox News Channel; to Live-Tweet State of the Union - Posted January 25, 2011
Fans of Keith Olbermann lamenting the fact that his last installment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann aired on MSNBC just days before President ... [AgencySpy]

But Did He Friend Her? - Posted January 21, 2011
Towering over most of them in platform heels, ubiquitous pop star Katy Perry made a strange and awkward visit to Facebook... [FishbowlDC]

3 Things Most People Don't Understand About Twitter - Posted January 21, 2011
Whether you're a long-time power user or you just signed up this month, there are some things you probably don't understand about Twitter. Or maybe you do, but we're willing to bet a huge portion of your followers don't. Here's... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: Tucson Shooting Dominates Blogs; Google Tops Tight Twitter List - Posted January 20, 2011
The Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., dominated news links shared by bloggers, while new offerings from Google accounted for the most-Tweeted news links, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Techmeme Feed to Include Tweets - Posted January 20, 2011
Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Magazines Understand Facebook, Puzzled by Everything Else - Posted January 20, 2011
The MPA held its first social media conference on Tuesday, and Dylan Stableford at Media Alley has a report that while most magazines have Facebook figured out, more than a few are ... [FishbowlLA]

Twitter Adds Korean - Posted January 19, 2011
Korean became the seventh Twitter language, joining English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Twitter announced the news in a post on the Twitter Blog, in ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [PRNewser]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Get More Followers With These Three Profile Picture Tricks - Posted January 18, 2011
How do you attract people to your Twitter profile with your photo, alone? ...with picture of The Biebs? ...a bold sign that reads, "FOLLOW ME!!!"? Well, why not use some common knowledge of the "science of attraction" as bate? ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter According to Jake and Amir: A Place to Store your Secrets [Video] - Posted January 14, 2011
It's time for a little Friday fun here at AllTwitter. This classic Jake and Amir episode will leave any Twitter user in stitches, after you realize that poor Amir isn't joking when he calls Twitter a "...place to privately store your thoughts, like a lockbox." We still love you, Amir. ... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: Bloggers Discuss GOP-Led 112th Congress; Apple Remains Apple of Tweeters' Eyes - Posted January 13, 2011
The Republican-controlled 112th Congress was the subject of the most news links shared by bloggers, while the Twitterverse was enthralled with Apple for the second consecutive week, and the most-watched news and politics video on You... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Did you Tweet about the Verizon iPhone 4 Announcement like Everyone Else? - Posted January 11, 2011
Apple fans and Verizon customers alike were salivating this morning when Verizon announced that it would carry the iPhone 4. You can get the details on Verizon's website, but before you do, c... [AllTwitter]

Why do Horoscopes Have So Many Twitter Followers? - Posted January 11, 2011
From the moons of Jupiter and straight to your fingertips: Horoscopes are a hot commodity on Twitter. And the Zodiac-centered profiles get more followers than the Pied Piper! Whether you believe horoscopes are a crock of hooe... [AllTwitter]

What if "The King of One-Liners" had Twitter? - Posted January 7, 2011
For those who are unfamiliar with his work, Rodney Dangerfield was known in his day as 'The King of One-Liners'. We have a feeling that if he had Twitter in his lifetime, he would have been a king of the Twitter-Sphere, too. Nom... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: Bloggers Dwell on the Economy, While Apple Is the Fruit of the Twitterverse - Posted January 6, 2011
The economy was top-of-mind for bloggers during the final week of 2010, while Apple was the apple of the Twitterverse, and the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was footage of a man who ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Year's Day Brings Tweets-per-Second Record - Posted January 6, 2011
Just four seconds into 2011 in Japan, Twitter set a new record with 6,939 Tweets per second, more than doubling its previous mark, which also involved Japan, as 3,283 Tweets per second went out after its national soccer team defeated Denmark during FIFA Wo... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

"Twitter is basically an insignificance awareness engine" [VIDEO] - Posted December 29, 2010
While some think that Twitter is a revolutionary new technology, others are less kind: YouTuber somegreybloke sees it as a slightly upgraded way to be ignored by celebrities. ... [AllTwitter]

Have You Seen The "Twitter Movie" Trailer Yet? [VIDEO] - Posted December 28, 2010
"I want to create a way to blog that is as random and incoherent as writing on a bathroom wall," says a floppy-haired, glassy-eyed creative type... and so Twitter is born. Well, not really, but in the alternate universe of "The Twit Movie", that's ... [AllTwitter]

Top Startup Trends of 2010 - Posted December 28, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Catching Up with the One Twitter User Kanye West Used to Follow - Posted December 27, 2010
Steven Holmes, the teenager in Conventry, England, whose Twitter account hip-hop artist ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

What Happens if Twitter Starts Collecting More User Data? - Posted December 27, 2010
As it is, Twitter isn't so much a social network as an informational network: your profile is limited, your interactions are more often than not with people you don't actually know, and you are more likely to share news stories than last-night-I-got-so-wast... [AllTwitter]

Top 10 Twitter New Years Resolutions for 2011 - Posted December 27, 2010
New Years Eve is the time for promises to go to the gym that fizzle out in three weeks, renewed commitments to diets that are given up by Valentine's Day, and predictions about the end of the world that (sadly) are never realized. ... [AllTwitter]

Does Using Twitter Make the White House "Transparent"? - Posted December 22, 2010
The White House is stepping up its social media presence - possibly in response to the strength of Republicans on Twitter and elsewhere online - by holding Twitter question periods. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered a questions specifically about Twitter a... [AllTwitter]

Q&A Time ... Q: What Did Twitter Buy? A: Fluther! - Posted December 21, 2010
Twitter dipped into the question-and-answer arena, announcing its purchase of Fluther, which describes itself as "a free Q&A collective that specializes in getting fast answers from the right pe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Essential Twitter Dictionary - Posted December 20, 2010
Whether you're a Twitter power user or a nervous neophyte, there are some words you've just got to know in order to interact on Twitter. We've compiled the essential Twitter dictionary so you can tweet with confidence, @mention frequently, and sift through your followe... [AllTwitter]

CBS Developing Yet Another Twitter Series - Posted December 20, 2010
CBS is tapping Twitter for another comedy series, as Katie Kindelan of sister blog ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bloomberg Businessweek Taps Notable Twitterers of 2010 - Posted December 17, 2010
What do a resigning CEO, a profane senator, a state attorney general, a gloomy economist, a former vice-presidential candidate and governor, a talk-show host who just wrapped his final episode, a hip-hop artist, a candidate for the Senate, an actor, a former CNN Mideast expert, the editor of Business Insider, a... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Keith Olbermann Suspends Himself This Time ... from Twitter - Posted December 16, 2010
Keith Olbermann is ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Year's Most Retweeted Tweets: Stephen Colbert to Receive First-Ever Golden Tweet Award - Posted December 15, 2010
Twitter's year-end wrap-up continued in full force, as the microblogging service followed up ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Chooses 10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010 - Posted December 14, 2010
Twitter continued to look back on 2010 (even though 17 days still remain), following up ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Trendier Than Justin Bieber? Yes, it's Possible - Posted December 13, 2010
Now that you have changed your Twitter password to avoid the acai-berry virus, let's turn to the Year in Review via Twitter Trends. Followers of Twitte... [FishbowlDC]

Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010: BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Was No. 1 - Posted December 13, 2010
Twitter analyzed the approximately 25 billion Tweets sent so far in 2010 and found that BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the top trend for the year. The complete list, from the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Josh Chiles Using Social Media to Try to Become USA Today's Social Media Manager - Posted December 13, 2010
As reported by WebNewser ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Global Market Research Agency Deploys OpenAmplify Semantic Platform For Better Insight Into Verbatim Survey Answers - Posted December 13, 2010
Image courtesy: Flickr/Enokson Market research companies are getting hip to the opportunity of using semantic technology to deliver meaningful results to clients from the surveys they conduct for them. Gl... [semanticweb.com]

5 Most Interesting Faces on Twitter's 2010 List - Posted December 10, 2010
To celebrate the end of 2010, Twitter has released an interactive app commemorating "Who's New on Twitter". The microblogging platform saw more than 100 million new accounts in 2010, a... [AllTwitter]

New Media Index: WikiLeaks Finishes Second to Leslie Nielsen's Death on Blogs, New Life Form on Twitter - Posted December 9, 2010
The WikiLeaks controversy only managed second-place finishes on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter: We Aren't Blocking #wikileaks, #cablegate from Trends - Posted December 9, 2010
With the controversy over WikiLeaks dominating the news for the past couple of weeks, many people have questioned how hashtags like #wikileaks and #cablegate are not showing up on Twitter T... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Teams Up with blip.tv, Instagram, Rdio, SlideShare, Dipdive - Posted December 7, 2010
Twitter announced content partnerships with blip.tv, Instagram, Rdio... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

@BravoTV Provides Twitter Environment for Bravo Fans - Posted December 7, 2010
Bravo rolled out a browser-based tool for fans of its series who use Twitter, @BravoTV, and the cable network worked in collaboration with Twitter executives on the project, paidContent... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Wikileaks' Only 'Friend' is a Massachusetts Startup - Posted December 6, 2010
For investigative journalism non-profit Wikileaks, whose publication of classified diplomatic documents triggered cries for the blood of founder Julian Assange,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Bloggers Tell TSA Not to Touch Their Junk; Twitter Mostly Mashable - Posted December 2, 2010
The new security measures implemented by the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter, (RED): Turn the Map Red with #turnred Tweets for World AIDS Day - Posted December 1, 2010
Twitter and (RED) want Tweeters to turn the map red in honor of World AIDS Day Wednesday, adding red to the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tiger Woods Masters The @Mentions On Twitter - Posted November 30, 2010
It appears Tiger Woods is indeed serious about this Twitter thing. After a couple of ... [TVNewser]

Tiger Woods Masters The @Mentions On Twitter - Posted November 30, 2010
It appears Tiger Woods is indeed serious about this Twitter thing. After a couple of ... [SportsNewser]

TechCrunch Columnist Paul Carr, Wine Library TV Host Gary Vaynerchuk Spar in Part Two of The Webby Debates - Posted November 30, 2010
Part two of The Webby Debates, hosted on CNNMoney.com and moderated by that site's Laurie Segall, featured TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NBC Local Media to Tap Top 20 Tweeters in Each of Its 10 Markets - Posted November 29, 2010
NBC Local Media is launching an initiative in January to help its readers sort through the clutter of Twitter and find the most influential Tweeters in each of... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Reading: Spend Some Time With Social Media Insights - Posted November 26, 2010
Come tomorrow, you may be looking for a chance to do some relaxing reading after the Thanksgiving football and food fest and the Black Friday shopping chaos. To that end, The Semantic Web Blog thought it would offer some guidance on a few analyst reports and ... [semanticweb.com]

The Best Twitter Account You're Not Following... Fake Bleacher Report - Posted November 19, 2010
Brilliant. Just brilliant.... [TVNewser]

The Best Twitter Account You're Not Following... Fake Bleacher Report - Posted November 19, 2010
Brilliant. Just brilliant.... [SportsNewser]

New Media Index: Federal Salary Raises Dominate Blogosphere; Google Raises/Bonuses Rule Twitterverse - Posted November 18, 2010
Bloggers shared the most news links to an item in USA Today saying that federal workers' salaries have risen tenf... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Scratch That: Social-Media Use Will Actually Be Allowed During Bill Clinton's Keynote at Dreamforce - Posted November 18, 2010
What we have here is failure to communicate: Attendees at salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tina Brown: Newsweek.com Isn't Shutting Down; It's Being Combined with The Daily Beast - Posted November 15, 2010
Reports of the demise of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Job Outlook: Semantic Web Skills and Social Media Savvy Help Seekers - Posted November 12, 2010
Photo courtesy: Flickr/deanmeyersnet The jobs market continues to paint a confusing picture. Last week, news came that the private sector added close to 160,000 jobs in October, bringing the total number of new jobs i... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter, Ping Hope to Make Beautiful Music Together - Posted November 11, 2010
Ping and Tweet ... Tweet and Ping: Twitter announced that it is now integrated with Ping, the social network Apple launched as a companion to its iTunes Store. Users who sync their accounts... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's Robin Sloan on TV at NewTeeVee Live - Posted November 10, 2010
Robin Sloan from Twitter's media-partnership team discussed the combination of Twitter and television at ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Shit My Dad Says: Shit, We've Been Hacked! - Posted November 10, 2010
Neither Shit My Dad Says creator Justin Halpern nor his iconic dad just got a free Dell laptop: The Twitter feed was hacked, and clicking the link led to a Web site featuring a Wyoming woman who claims to be earning $6,595 per month part time, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Promotional Efforts Continue for Tonight's 'Conan' Premiere - Posted November 8, 2010
Conan O'Brien's new show Conan premieres ... [FishbowlDC]

The Conan O'Brien "Pale Whale" - Posted November 8, 2010
In honor of the premiere of Conan O'Brien's new show on TBS tonight, artist Yiying Lu created a Conan O'Brien "Pale Whale." Lu is the artist behind Twitter's infamous "Fail Whale," and also something of a Conan fan. The feeling appears to be mutual, as Conan is featuring desktop & mobile... [FishbowlLA]

Google Employee Uses Internet to Accuse Twitter Employee of Sexual Assault - Posted November 8, 2010
The internet has long been a tool of sexual predators, with stories of web-enabled sex crimes becoming so familiar to the public that they are easily ignored. But the rare instance of a victim of (alleged) sexual assault going online ... [FishbowlLA]

Twitter Marches on Washington; Adam Sharp Becomes First D.C. Employee - Posted November 4, 2010
Twitter is invading the nation's capital, hiring C-SPAN executive producer Adam Sharp, a former top staffer for Sen. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter for Android Updated - Posted November 4, 2010
Twitter rolled out an update of its app for devices with Android 2.1 and higher, with improvements including a Tweet details page, better speed, pull to refresh, swipe to reveal, and the option to quote Tweets. Product manager for mobile ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Social Election Night for msnbc.com - Posted November 2, 2010
msnbc.com plans to embed itself into social-media users' tracking of Tuesday's midterm election results, announcing that its live stream of NBC News' coverage from 9 ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Washington Post' Sponsors #Election, Hosts Twittercast - Posted November 2, 2010
Unsurprisingly, the top Twitter trending topic for today is #Election. After all, it's Election Day and the Washington Post has paid to make sure it... [FishbowlDC]

A Guide to Twitter's Midterm Elections Coverage - Posted November 1, 2010
Jodi Olson of Twitter corporate communications published a post on the Twitter Blog about how to use the social network to follow Tues... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter is the Next Customer Service Hotline - CMSWire - Posted October 29, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

What Can Journalists Learn from Twitter? - Posted October 28, 2010
Katy Gathright at sister blog ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Idiocy Points Out the Idiocy of Logging Onto Twitter via Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks - Posted October 28, 2010
Hot on the heels of Firefox add-on Firesheep... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Embraces Twitter, YouTube - Posted October 28, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dove head-first into Web 2.0, accepting questions for a press briefing via Twitter and answering some of them in a YouTube video, ReadWriteWeb reported. His Tweet read, "Something new... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter for Windows Phone Debuts - Posted October 28, 2010
Twitter announced the rollout of Twitter for Windows Phone in a post on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter and Television: Robin Sloan Speaks with NewTeeVee - Posted October 28, 2010
Robin Sloan of the media-partnerships team at Twitter spoke with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NASA Will Be The Mayor Of Outer Space - Posted October 28, 2010
NASA has launched (sorry!) a social media campaign that includes a partnership with Foursquare, tweets from the Space Shuttle Discovery, and a tweetup for the shuttle launch next week at the Johnson Space Center. Last week, Commander Douglas Wheelock became th... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Mariotti Is Back On Twitter - Posted October 27, 2010
.bbpBox28700094048 {background:url(http://s.twimg.com/a/1287774835/images/themes/theme1/bg.png) #C0DEED;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;bo... [TVNewser]

Jay Mariotti Is Back On Twitter - Posted October 27, 2010
.bbpBox28700094048 {background:url(http://s.twimg.com/a/1287774835/images/themes/theme1/bg.png) #C0DEED;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;bo... [SportsNewser]

Twitter Reports to Scorer's Table for Start of NBA Season - Posted October 26, 2010
The 2010-11 National Basketball Association season tips off with three games Tuesday night, and Twitter is ready to suit up, with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC News Nightline Launches Customization of Midterm Election-Related Tweets via NightlineNow.com - Posted October 22, 2010
ABC News Nightline introduced a way for Twitter users to customize their feeds and follow key races in the upcoming midterm elections, via topic or location. NightlineNow.com provides real-time Tweets, and users can also choose to follow what Nightline anchors ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Tarnished Media Figure Revolving Door: Rick Sanchez Returns, Jay Mariotti Out - Posted October 22, 2010
Twitter regained one controversial media figure and lost another, as sister blog TVNewser reports ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Does Discographies - Posted October 22, 2010
@Discographies distills a musician's entire career into 140 characters. The author of the account is keeping their identity secret, but we can't help but wonder if a pro music critic is hiding behind the curtain. ... [FishbowlLA]

Jay Mariotti Deletes His Twitter Account - Posted October 22, 2010
And just like that, Jay Mariotti is off Twitter. Spo... [TVNewser]

Jay Mariotti Deletes His Twitter Account - Posted October 22, 2010
And just like that, Jay Mariotti is off Twitter. Spo... [SportsNewser]

New Media Index: Bloggers Share Bad News (Economy, Mortgage Crisis); Tweeters Share Good News (Rescue of Chilean Miners) - Posted October 21, 2010
Economic issues, particularly the housing market, topped the list of the most-shared news links by bloggers, while the rescue of the formerly trapped miners from the northern Atacama desert in Chile accounted for the most Tweeted news links, an... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Antisocial Media: The Washington Post Cracks Down on Twitter Use to Respond to Critics - Posted October 21, 2010
The Washington Post is taking the social out of social media, responding to a Twitter battle with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Attensity Partners with Twitter to Provide Innovative Social Media Customer ... - PR Newswire (press release) - Posted October 20, 2010
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An Update from the Road with Twitter's On the Road - Posted October 19, 2010
Twitter design researcher Mark Trammell posted an update on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Android Chief Andy Rubin Tweets Tweak at Apple CEO Steve Jobs - Posted October 19, 2010
What better way to break in a cobweb-covered Twitter account then to take a poke at your biggest rival. As reported by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Reporting via Twitter from a Connecticut Capital Murder Trial - Posted October 15, 2010
News organizations including WTNH, the Hartford Courant, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Drops Bomb on JustSpotted - Posted October 14, 2010
Everything seemed to be falling in line for JustSpotted: The site, which promised to share celebrity sightings in real-time, was gearing up for its launch next Tuesday, touting its relationship with Twitter, and basking in the glow of being profiled by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Bloggers Ponder Midterm Elections; Tweeters Ponder Twitter - Posted October 14, 2010
Bloggers were focused on the upcoming midterm elections during the week of Oct. 4-8, while Twitter users used Twitter to talk about Twitter, and the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was A fake news video from the Onion News Network saying that ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Vs. Twitter: Decide for Yourself - Posted October 14, 2010
At this point there are a bajillion articles that discuss some aspect of the "Facebook versus Twitter" question: ... [FishbowlDC]

How much is that tweet worth? - Posted October 14, 2010
How much is that tweet worth? Well, to ticket-selling startup Eventbrite, it's worth about 43 cents. Pretty valuable, according to the results of a study released online Thursday. And a shared item on Facebo... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Is Tumblr the Next Twitter? - Posted October 14, 2010
If 140 characters isn't enough room for all the insightful things you have to say, then maybe you're ready for Tumblr. The New York Times goes into detail about the attrib... [FishbowlDC]

New Twitter.com Fully Rolled Out - Posted October 13, 2010
All Twitter users now have access to the recently redesigned Twitter.com, according to a post on the Twitter Blog by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Biz Stone, Evan Williams Discuss Twitter Events, Aim for 1B Members - Posted October 12, 2010
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams appeared at an INFORUM event at The Commonwealth... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NPR Surveys Its Twitter Followers - Posted October 8, 2010
NPR conducted a survey of followers of its Twitter accounts that was completed by 1... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Bloggers Find Religion, Tweeters Find Dead Mouse in Their Bread - Posted October 7, 2010
Bloggers lost their religion over a Los Angeles Times story about ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Your Top Startup Questions Answered by oneforty.com CEO/Founder, Twitter for Dummies Co-author Laura Fitton - Posted October 7, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Brightcove SVP of Marketing Jeff Whatcott Discusses Embedding Videos on Twitter - Posted October 7, 2010
Brightcove senior vice president of marketing Jeff Whatcott spoke with Beet.TV about his company receiving authorization from Twitter to embed videos, and opportunities for pub... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New York Is the Top Twitter City: You Got a Problem with That? - Posted October 6, 2010
Start Tweeting the news: According to the Social Business Report study from marketing database outfit ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PRNewser Poll: Do Clickthroughs Determine Influence? - Posted October 5, 2010
Last week, we asked whether social media will overtake traditional media as a primary PR tool. The numbers are in, and nearly 58 percent of respondents... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter CEO Steps Down, But Stays At Company - Posted October 4, 2010
Evan Williams announced today via the Twitter blog that he is stepping down as CEO after 2 years at the helm. His new title will simply be co-founder, and he'll be focusing on product strategy. Williams has replaced himself with Twitter COO Dick Costolo. Says Williams: When I insisted on bringing Dick... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Twitter CEO Ev Williams Steps Down - Posted October 4, 2010
Twitter CEO Ev Williams is stepping down to take a role in product strategy, with COO Dick Costolo assuming CEO duties. The company made the announcement in a blog post.... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Anti-Mormon Tweet Costs KTVX Employee a Job - Posted October 4, 2010
If you're going to poke fun at a religion, don't use the company Twitter account to do so. That was the lesson learned by a staffer from ABC Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX, as ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google TV Offers More Details on Apps, Partnerships - Posted October 4, 2010
For those who have been wondering what's going on with Google TV, wonder no more: Developer and product manager Ambarish Kenghe offered a progress update on the Google Blog, and the new Google TV site offers descrip... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Bloggers Curl Up with Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars; Tweeters Tweet About Twitter Security Breach - Posted September 30, 2010
Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about internal debate over the war in Afghanistan within the administration of President ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bartenders Start Tweeting While New York Times Magazine Finds its New Editor, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 30, 2010
- Well it's over, and it only seems like yesterday when we first began talking about the potential suitors for Newsweek. Actually, scratch that. Finally, the transition is over! The Washington Post Co. officially handed Sidney Harman the keys to Newsweek today. But the company did... [MediaJobsDaily]

LinkedIn Signal Further Integrates LinkedIn, Twitter - Posted September 29, 2010
Professional network LinkedIn further integrated itself with Twitter with its limited beta launch Wednesday of LinkedIn Signal, which is aimed at filtering the noise out of users' streams of status update... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tweetbeat wants to help users discover more interesting stuff on Twitter - Los Angeles Times (blog) - Posted September 29, 2010
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comScore: Twitter Bypasses MySpace in Monthly Unique Visitors - Posted September 28, 2010
The inevitable finally happened, according to data from comScore, Twitter bypassed MySpace to become the world's No. 3 social-networking-type online service, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Jason Calacanis Tears Into TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington in Several Tweets - Posted September 28, 2010
There has yet to be any kind of official announcement on the rumored acquisition of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ryder Cup Captains to Golfers: No Tweeting - Posted September 27, 2010
Golf fans following The 2010 Ryder Cup action Friday-Sunday from The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, shouldn't expect to see any Twitter activity from participants, as both U.S. captai... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Raise a Glass of Twitter Fledgling Wine - Posted September 27, 2010
It's always a recommended practice for a company to diversity its operations, but Twitter and wine-making? Yes, and it benefits a good cause, co-founder Biz Stone explained in a post on the Twitter Blog: The Fledgling Initiative was hatched to craft awesome wine for the benefit... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digital PR Professionals, Know These Four Skills - Posted September 24, 2010
Public relations, like the rest of the media world, is constantly shifting as the digital world provides more outlets for communication, but makes it tougher to break through the clutter and grab someone's attention. In this ever-changing world, what skills do you need most of all? NextFifteen CEO Tim Dyson gave his... [MediaJobsDaily]

Researchers: Twitter Influence Not Determined By Number of Followers - Posted September 24, 2010
Researchers at Northwestern University have launched a website, Pulse of the Tweeters, that offers a "trend-specific" ranking of Twitter influencers and tweets. According to a description on the site homepage, it "use... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Explains Two-and-a-Half-Hour Outage - Posted September 23, 2010
This must be the week of the mea culpa for social networks. Just two days after Twitter was victi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Users of Social Network Twitter Focus on Social Networks, Twitter - Posted September 23, 2010
Four of the five most-shared news links via Twitter were very close to home, involving social media and Twitter itself, while the war in Afghanistan and the death of actor ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Ticker: Twitter ads; App media; Fossil fuel PR; Social insights - Posted September 22, 2010
NYMag Daily Intel: Twitter Ads To Soon Be Targeted Based On Who You Follow Three Minute Media: News analysis; the coming of App media Politico: Fossil fuel ind... [FishbowlDC]

Muck Rack Daily Promises 'Tomorrow's Newspaper Today' - Posted September 22, 2010
Much like CBS series Early Edition, which aired on the broadcast network from 1996-2000, Muck Rack Dai... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Where Does Your City Rank in the Twitter User Scale? - Posted September 21, 2010
Despite incidents like the one this morning that caused viruses and "accidental" visits to porn sites, Twitter is a beloved social network. NetProspex, a database for bu... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Explains 'onMouseOver' Security Breach - Posted September 21, 2010
Bob Lord from the Twitter security team explained the security breach on Twitter.com that occurred early Tuesday ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CBS News' Political Hotsheet Boosts Social-Media Efforts - Posted September 21, 2010
CBS News is ramping up social-media efforts for its Political Hotsheet blog, relaunch... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bing Social Adds Twitter-User Recommendations to Search Results - Posted September 20, 2010
Microsoft search engine Bing added Twitter-user recommendations to its Bing Social search results, calling the new feature People Recommendation. Bing Social's Mike Ching and Shubha Nabar d... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Have Semantic Technologies Crossed the Chasm Yet? - Posted September 17, 2010
  This article kicks off a series of interviews on Semantic Technologies in the MIT Entrepreneurship Review with industry thought leaders including Thomas Tague (Thomson Reuters), Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Will Hunsinger (Evri) and Jamie Taylor (Metaweb). At first sight, the answer is yes. I recently attended the Semantic Technology Conference... [semanticweb.com]

New Media Index: Bloggers Focus on Iraq War - Posted September 16, 2010
The war in Iraq was the subject of the most news links shared by bloggers during the week of Sept. 6-10, while a report on Mashabl... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Frequent Twitter Users More Likely to Buy - Posted September 16, 2010
A new report from ExactTarget titled "Subscribers, Fans, and Followers" found that daily Twitter users who follow a brand are more than twice as likely to purchase than Facebook users who "like" that brand. A third of Twitter followers also said they were more likely to make a recommendation... [FishbowlDC]

Dana White Auctioning Off Twitter Follow For Charity - Posted September 16, 2010
We all have that one celebrity/athlete/media personality that you wish would follow you on Twitter. (Personally, mine was Amy K. Nelson. Hi @... [TVNewser]

Dana White Auctioning Off Twitter Follow For Charity - Posted September 16, 2010
We all have that one celebrity/athlete/media personality that you wish would follow you on Twitter. (Personally, mine was Amy K. Nelson. Hi @... [SportsNewser]

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and on Twitter - Posted September 16, 2010
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will return to FX for its sixth season Thursday night, and Sunny Tweets will ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Kevin Thau at Nokia World 2010: Twitter Is Not a Social Network - Posted September 14, 2010
While Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone were ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Redesigned Twitter.com Provides Easier Access to Information, Media Files - Posted September 14, 2010
Twitter introduced a redesigned Twitter.com at its San Francisco headquarters Tuesday, adding a details pane that allows users to mine more information out of individual Tweets, including mini-profiles of users, as well as offering easier access to embedded photos and videos thanks to a host of partnerships. The screenshot after the jump... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tweet What You Need to Tweet? Not Anymore for John Mayer Fans - Posted September 14, 2010
Fans of John Mayer who feel the need to "Say What You Need to Say" to the singer-songwriter will have to find an outlet other than Twitter to do so, as ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Primal Launches Automated Publishing and Community Engagement Solution at DEMO Fall 2010 (Press Release) - Posted September 14, 2010
New Primal Pages for Publishers leverages advanced semantic technology to make Web publishing and community engagement easier than ever DEMO Fall 2010 - SANTA CLARA, CA, September 14, 2010 — Live today from the 2010 DEMO Fall Conference, Primal, a pioneer of Internet automation technology, officially launched an exciting new product.  Primal... [semanticweb.com]

The semantic web and the move towards an interconnected world - Posted September 14, 2010
Media Update The semantic web is a relatively new concept, initially proposed some ten-plus years ago as a component of Web 3.0, and is creating quite a bit of buzz in ... ... [semanticweb.com]

Dilbert Pokes Fun at Corporate Social-Media Strategies - Posted September 13, 2010
Monday's installment of United Feature Syndicate's Dilbert strip, by Scott Adams, pokes fun at the adoption (or lack thereof) of social media in the corporate environment. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Study: Republicans Have 65 Percent of the Most Followed Congressional Twitter Accounts - Posted September 9, 2010
Research conducted by Burson-Marsteller found that eight of ten most followed Congressional Twitter accounts are maintained by Republicans. Moreover, as the House of Representatives and 22 Senators face re-election, Republican Congress members are more likely than Democrats to have an election-focused account. Republicans also ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media App Helps Users Find Best Content - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted September 8, 2010
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Elevator Pitch: VisualBee plugs life into PowerPoint - The Guardian - Posted September 3, 2010
The Gua... [semanticweb.com]

LeBron Takes to Twitter to Talk... Kindergarten? - Posted August 31, 2010
There is no doubt that Twitter has changed the way many people communicate. One of the biggest benefits of the service is that it provides a direct link for fans and viewers to communicate with athletes and media executives. For an athlete, Twitter is like a mini-media empire, giving you the ability... [TVNewser]

LeBron Takes to Twitter to Talk... Kindergarten? - Posted August 31, 2010
There is no doubt that Twitter has changed the way many people communicate. One of the biggest benefits of the service is that it provides a direct link for fans and viewers to communicate with athletes and media executives. For an athlete, Twitter is like a mini-media empire, giving you the ability... [SportsNewser]

Washington Post Suspends Mike Wise Following Twitter Hoax - Posted August 31, 2010
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise says that he has been suspended for one month from the newspaper, following a hoax he pulled on Twitter yesterday. What happened? Wise decided he would add some new Twitter followers... by ma... [TVNewser]

Washington Post Suspends Mike Wise Following Twitter Hoax - Posted August 31, 2010
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise says that he has been suspended for one month from the newspaper, following a hoax he pulled on Twitter yesterday. What happened? Wise decided he would add some new Twitter followers... by ma... [SportsNewser]

Roger Clemens Takes to Twitter Following Indictment - Posted August 19, 2010
Earlier today Roger Clemens was indicted on perjury charges related to testimony he gave before Congress. Naturally, he responded to the charges the way every celebrity does: by tweeting about it. Clemens ... [TVNewser]

Roger Clemens Takes to Twitter Following Indictment - Posted August 19, 2010
Earlier today Roger Clemens was indicted on perjury charges related to testimony he gave before Congress. Naturally, he responded to the charges the way every celebrity does: by tweeting about it. Clemens ... [SportsNewser]

Bridging the gap: How Semantic Web can move into the mainstream through SXSW - Posted August 17, 2010
Personally, I believe that the Semantic Web will become mainstream in the next few years (I actually have a bet on this with some college friends). I know that this is a strong statement, but I am confident that it will happen. Mainstream is defined in Wikipedia as “the common current of... [semanticweb.com]

SemTech 2010 Hosts Web Day 3.0 at the Annual Semantic Technology Conference, Thursday, June 24th - Limited Seating Still Available - Posted June 23, 2010
David Recordon, Senior Open Programs Manager of Facebook and best-selling Author, David Siegel will keynote the conference. San Francisco, CA (June 24, 2010) -- SemTech 2010 is currently taking place at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. Web Day 3.0 will be held Thursday, June 24, and will include a number... [semanticweb.com]

The Power of Social Media Data in Business - Posted June 22, 2010
With just about every major brand and celebrity on Facebook and Twitter, the line between social media and popular culture is becoming harder to distinguish by the day. What is evident is the incredible power social media has in uncovering popular sentiment and the way information is being shared and disseminated.... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Annotations: At The Intersection Of Real Time & Semantic - Posted June 1, 2010
It is easy to get excited by Twitter Annotations as it is an almost blank canvas. So it is fun to imagine what people will build. But it is not a totally blank canvas and the range of colors and brushes are becoming clearer. So we can start to imagine what will... [semanticweb.com]

Why They Can't See It - The Pew Survey - Posted May 5, 2010
Today the Pew Center released a survey regarding the future of the Semantic Web. More than half of those responded didn’t think that the vision associated with the Semantic Web would be realized – that’s a startling conclusion, really. It’s even more remarkable given the fact that those who responded negatively... [semanticweb.com]

A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Embraces Semantic Web With Annotations, Now What About Facebook? - Posted April 20, 2010
The blogosphere/twittersphere is buzzing about Twitter's announcement about "annotations". In simple terms, this allows you to embed metadata about the tweet (the metadata is not part of the 140 character limit). That is like candy (or ma... [semanticweb.com]

Put Your Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic - Posted April 19, 2010
Disclaimer:  This article does not reflect the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and does not constitute endorsement by the EPA of the standards or products mentioned. A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop/Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data consists of the following: A database of "things" referenced by URL's (e.g. ... [semanticweb.com]

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... [semanticweb.com]

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... [semanticweb.com]

FOAF Spec Updated; Twitter/FOAF Bridge - Posted March 8, 2010
While doing preparation for some upcoming talks, I noticed that the FOAF specification had been updated to version 0.97 in January. It had been quite some time since there had been activity on this vocabulary so it is good to see some love shown to it. According to the specification, some... [semanticweb.com]

Linked Data API introduced at London Meetup - Posted February 28, 2010
Last week, the Second Linked Data Meetup London was held at the University of London Union. There were several compelling presentations discussed on Twitter  including the BBC's use of Linked Data for their ... [semanticweb.com]

Could Google Become the Semantic Web? - Posted February 21, 2010
"Describing the Semantic Web as a “Web of data” is not too helpful for most people, I have learned."  There’s a lot of talk about it, but for most Web users, the idea described in 1981 by Tim Berners-Lee means little. A number of experts and forward thinking companies do care though,... [semanticweb.com]

MySpace "In Freefall" as Marketshare Drops More Than 35% in Last Year - Posted October 14, 2009
Internet monitoring company Hitwise released new data on the top social networks last week. As suspected, Facebook and Twitter experienced growth. In Facebook's case, the network grew 190% over last year and now claims 58.6% market share in terms of total visitors to social n... [FishbowlDC]

Five Popular Types of PR Tweets - Posted October 6, 2009
If, like most PR pros, you spend a good deal of time on Twitter tracking journalists, clients, industry influencers or anything else, you begin to notice some trends. Many Tweets often fall into one of five categories, which we've carefully outlined for you below. Is this scientific research? Absolutely not. But it's... [FishbowlDC]

Expert System Releases Live Semantic Index of Obama ... - Market Wire (press release) - Posted June 16, 2009
Expert System... [semanticweb.com]

Expert System Develops Automated Support for Google's Rich ... - Market Wire (press release) - Posted June 16, 2009
Expert System D... [semanticweb.com]

Connect Your Thoughts To The Mindex With Imindi (Private Beta Invites) - TechCrunch - Posted May 25, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Task.fm: Reminders That Think Like You Do - Mashable - Posted May 12, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

The Best Twitter Applications To Help You Find A Job - Posted April 22, 2009
So we've done social network applications to help with your job search, the best iphone apps, but how could we possibly forget our new best digital friend Twitter? The answer, we can't, so we won't. Today from the ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Muck Rack; Now A Good Thing For Journalists - Posted April 17, 2009
Journalists have found the power of Twitter! It only took them three years and, oh yeah, people on the site breaking stories like terrorist attacks in Mumbai and pictures of a plane that crashed into the New York City Hudson. Okay, okay, they were a little slow, but at... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hyperlocal Websites Face Same Problem As Newspapers - Posted April 13, 2009
With the shuttering of all these small, local dailies, everyone is wondering where they will find their local news. Well, techies, as usual, have the answer. In the absence of local papers, you can have a hyperlocal website. New websites are popping up every day that are offering local news... [MediaJobsDaily]

No Business Model, But At Least He's Funny - Posted April 3, 2009
Is the future of all news reporting really Twitter? After watching the Colbert Report last night we certainly hope not. Like every site Twitter is still trying to figure out a business model to generate revenue from its astounding traffic. Look if the company can't make money on... [MediaJobsDaily]

Twitter To Recruit - Posted April 2, 2009
Everyone is simply ga-ga over Twitter these days. We're seeing it used in a variety of capacities from news commentary to newspaper mastheads . Now companies h... [MediaJobsDaily]

Need a Job? Become A Ghost Twitterer - Posted March 27, 2009
The expediential growth of Twitter&#151they increased 6.1 million in January to 9.8 million unique visitors in February&#151has made the site a media phenomenon. It's so big even celebs are getting in on the action. You can actually subscribe to the feeds of such mega... [MediaJobsDaily]

Actualizing Future Web Knowledge Distribution - Posted January 20, 2009
— DENNIS THOMAS, SANJEEV MISHRAExecutive Summary The future web is expected to evolve into a situation aware web that surfaces the hidden knowledge of enterprises and individuals and enables greatly more powerful paradigms. Actualizing these requirements demands a semantic technology that is magnitudes greater in efficiency and performance than conventional layered techn... [semanticweb.com]

Not Too Many Saying Yahoo! To Yahoo!: Layoffs Started Today - Posted December 10, 2008
Yahoo! in California went through with its quasi-announced layoffs today. Hundreds of people were shown the door by security guards (1,500 throughout the state; 200 in L.A.), complete with Christmas gifts in their arms and tears in their eyes. Generally, even though they were being lai... [FishbowlLA]

WGA Strike Snippets of News - Posted November 5, 2007
The WGA members seem to be worried about their public image. Maybe if they start the picket lines before 9 (like when the Teamsters go to work), the strikers might be taken m... [FishbowlLA]

Everyone's A-Twitter - Posted March 15, 2007
There's always that One Big Thing that everyone's talking about at SXSW. It was only after we got back and started reading the coverage that we realized one biggie was new music service Slacker, which we didn't hear a thing about. Honestly, it would have been impossible to hear any... [UnBeige]

Everyone's A-Twitter - Posted March 15, 2007
There's always that One Big Thing that everyone's talking about at SXSW. It was only after we got back and started reading the coverage that we realized one biggie was new music service Slacker, which we didn't hear a thing about. Honestly, it would have been impossible to hear any... [AgencySpy]

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