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Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event

Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event

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 201 will help those who are familiar with social media boost their personal or business-related online presence with easy-to-follow sessions.

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Hands-On Social Media Training for Beginners

Social Media 101In our Social Media 101 boot camp, you'll determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on personal and professional goals. Starting May 13, you will learn the best practices for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, along with complete personal profiles on each site. Register today!

Facebook Takes Another Page Out Of Twitter’s Book With Trending Topics Module

Earlier this year, Facebook poached Twitter’s most iconic marker, the hashtag.

Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is taking another page out of Twitter’s book in testing a trending topics module.

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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Calls For A Freemium Facebook Model

Over the weekend, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone made news for something other than his mystery startup Jelly.

Biz wrote a post on Medium expounding an idea for Facebook that could net his one-time competitor $1 billion/month in revenue.

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Twitter Vs. Facebook: How Facebook’s News Feed Redesign Affects Twitter

Last Thursday, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed that makes it easier for users to access and read what they want.

Meanwhile, Twitter’s news stream continues to provide users with an unfiltered fire hose of information. Drilling down is limited to users’ creation of Twitter lists, and the #Discover tab.

So what are the implications for Twitter of Facebook’s revamped news feed?

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Is Randi Zuckerberg A Twitter Bully?

You’ve likely seen it reported countless times by now: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, screwed up the privacy settings on a family photo and it ended up on Twitter. And she got all shades of angry about it.

People are saying it isn’t news (though it so obviously is) or they’re having fun focusing on the hilarious irony of the slip-up and her reaction to it – but what about the poor woman who unintentionally shared this “private moment?”

Is Randi Zuckerberg a Twitter bully?

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Did Instagram Forget Its $525 Million Verbal Agreement With Twitter?

Everyone was wondering a while back how Twitter could have missed out on snagging Instagram, particularly when Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was an Instagram investor.

Well, it turns out Twitter did attempt to buy Instagram and may not have been given an opportunity to provide a counteroffer – and that could put Instagram’s CEO, Kevin Systrom, in a bit of hot water.

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Six Ways In Which Twitter Eclipses Facebook

There’s no such thing as “better than” or “worse than” when comparing social media platforms.

Each one serves different purposes and is more effective at certain things. Each one has different impact and influence in different areas.

But certainly, there are points of comparison worth considering in evaluating daily time spent on social media. There are only so many minutes in an hour, and only so much time saved by social media aggregator tools like HootSuite, CoTweet and TweetDeck.

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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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Are Twitter Ads Actually Damaging Brands? [SURVEY]

A new survey suggests that social media users who see brand advertisement on Twitter and Facebook might actually become more negative towards those brands.
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39% Of US Adults Have Engaged In Political Activity On Facebook Or Twitter [STUDY]

Politics has permeated social media, from Twitter town halls to political parody accounts. But just how politically active are social media users?
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