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Archives: November 2012

Twitter-Initiated Food Stamp Challenge Is Happening Next Week

Think you could live off of food stamps for a week? Think anybody should? (Take that however you want.)

Regardless of how you approach the program, whether for it or against it, most people would agree that the amount folks get on food stamps is too low to live on each month.

And in case you didn’t know that $133 month for food was likely insufficient to live on, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker plans to get a TON of PR for himself by driving home this fairly obvious fact.

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Real Birds Tweet From Food-Covered Keyboard

Twitter is for the birds some days, isn’t it?

One magazine in Latvia thinks it’s ‘for the birds’ every day. They feel the lack of real birds on Twitter is a bird injustice actually – and they’re correcting it, one weird bird-pecked tweet at a time.

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Speak2Tweet Helping Syrians Stay Connected During Crisis

Just when you think Twitter is turning evil, something happens to remind you that the microblogging platform really isn’t so bad at the heart of it.

Twitter and the Google Monster joined forces last year during the riots in Egypt and developed a speak-to-tweet service. And that service is coming in handy this year for Syrians facing an Internet blackout.

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Social Media Jobs: C-SPAN, OneMinuteNews, Three Across

This week, C-SPAN is hiring two local content vehicle VJs, as well as a local content vehicle community relations rep. Meanwhile, OneMinuteNews needs a director of audience development, and Three Across is on the hunt for a managing director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

 

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Awesome Twitter Giveaways: Sports Tickets, iPads, Cars And More

Twitter contests and tweetaways are more popular than ever before, with brands and bloggers auctioning off everything from tickets to hotel stays to their Twitter followers.

We’ve written before about some of the most extreme Twitter giveaways: back in June, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave away a house to his three millionth Twitter follower, and in April William Shatner treated his millionth follower to dinner in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Twitter Spoils The Hobbit Movie Review Embargo

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in Peter Jackson’s brand new Hobbit trilogy that’s a prequel to the extremely popular Lord of the Rings series, premiered in New Zealand yesterday night.

The movie stars fan favorites Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

And people are pumped about it.

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What Do CEOs Think Of Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 16 percent of CEOs say that they use social media as the top way that they engage customers?

But this is just the very tip of the iceberg – CEOs expect their use of social media to more than triple in the next five years, rising to 57 percent of all chief execs.

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Social, Mobile, Tablets – Holiday Trends That Smart Marketers Can’t Ignore [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that more than four in ten (42 percent) of U.S. retailers started their 2012 Christmas advertising in October?

Indeed, more than 30 percent began promoting their Thanksgiving Black Friday deals earlier this year than in 2011, and their plan seems to have worked – more consumers started their holiday shopping prior to November than ever before.

So what’s changed? Shoppers are now doing a huge amount of their holiday buying online, using their smartphones, tablets and social media to find the best deals.

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Latest Twitter Scam Directs You To Video Showing Obama Punch Someone In The Face

First off: No, you will not see a video of President Obama punching someone in the face here – or anywhere for that matter.

That’s the point of this post. The latest attempt to compromise your Twitter account tells you that you will see this Obama video after clicking the attached link, but you won’t. You will have your Twitter account hijacked AND your personal information stolen from your computer though!

So spread the word, because once folks click the link and travel to the official-looking pages that follow, they’ll fall for this hoax. And guess what? You probably would too!

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Britney Spears’ Dog Joins Twitter

Here’s one for the “ridiculous” category: Britney Spears just got a new dog… and a Twitter account for it.

She adopted a pupppy, Hannah, then tweeted, “I want you all to meet my new little baby girl @hannahspears.”

Meet her for yourself via her Twitter account, which has the tagline “I’m Britney’s B***h.”

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