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Michael Bloomberg Still Hates Social Networking, Says Things Like ‘Re-Facebooked’

Michael Bloomberg has never been shy about admitting his utter disdain for social networking. Given the opportunity to comment about Twitter or Facebook, Bloomberg will trash it as much as possible. Here’s the latest example, captured by Capital New York:

Number one, I don’t understand why people don’t understand that anything you write, anything you send out, is gonna be retweeted, re-Facebooked, re-this, re-that. You should write down, number one, only things you believe, and number two, then think about how it would look if somebody else sees it. There are just a lot of young kids who are doing things on their Twitter account, their Facebook account, that later on is gonna come back and bite them.

Re-Facebooked! Oh man, we love it.

The irony here, of course, is that this is all coming from Bloomberg, who — despite staying away from the evils of social networking — has said plenty of stupid things.

Old Media Kicking Ass on Facebook

What you’re looking at is part of a chart of the media websites with the most shared and liked content on Facebook (click for full version.) While Huffington Post leads the pack, it’s worth noting that most of the sites in the top 40 are old media properties like the New York Times, the BBC, and the Washington Post. Our Los Angeles Times is number 18 on the list. New media giant Buzzfeed, who created the chart, is at number 8.

As Buzzfeed explains, the chart shows “the publishers with the greatest number of stories that have over 100 Facebook interactions in the month of September. A “Facebook interaction” is defined as basically any kind of thing you can do with a link on Facebook — a like, a comment, or a share. The data was collected by Newswhip, which tracks over 5,000 English language newspapers and pulls the likes, shares and comments for their stories from Facebook’s open API.”

Early Bird Rates for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.

Our speakers include:

Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm Lauren Cucinotta, Branding + Editorial Manager, TEDx
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank
Jim Hopkinson, Digital Marketing Strategist + Blogger, The Hopkinson Report Barbara Pantuso, Director of Product Strategy, Huge
Dr. Jay Parkinson, Pediatrician and Social Entreprenuer Andrew Patterson, Director of New Media, MLB Advanced Media
Dave Pickett, Social Media Editor, University of Chicago Amy Porterfield, Author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies
Brian Ries, Senior Editor, Social Media, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Jennifer Rubio, Social Media Marketing Manager, Warby Parker
Steven Tristan Young, Director, Acquisition Marketing and Brand Awareness, Seamless.com

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Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20. Read more

Nipples on New Yorker Cartoon Prompt a Facebook Ban

 About 83.4 percent of the time, The New Yorker’s cartoons aren’t funny. Yet despite that, it’s difficult to find something wrong with them, because they’re odd and vaguely interesting. Facebook, however, has little trouble picking something upsetting about New Yorker cartoons: Nipples. The New Yorker’s cartoon page on Facebook was temporarily banned from the site because a cartoon featuring tiny nipples on a woman’s body violated Facebook’s community standards.

As The New Yorker notes, it wasn’t the man’s nipples that got it banned; male nipples, according to Facebook, are fine. Something called “female nipple bulges” and female nipples, are not.

Please take this into consideration the next time you’re posting pictures from a party. If The New Yorker can get banned for cartoon nipples, anything can happen.

[Image via Mick Stevens/The New Yorker]

LA Lakers Are Champs of the Social Media World

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 highest social media team from the 2012 playoffs. Miami was second followed by Boston, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls.

According to Unmetric, the scores are “a scientific blend of 24 qualitative and quantitative social media metrics, weighted and balanced to produce a single benchmarkable number.”

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Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

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 launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results.

Over eight weeks, you’ll hear from leading social media innovators and put a complete social media marketing strategy into place across Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms. Your social media strategy will include content management, brand building, and data analysis.

You’ll learn in an innovative online format that participants love: live keynote speeches via video, practical how-to sessions, small group workshops with peers, and one-on-one feedback from an advisor.

Speakers include:

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6 Huge Mistakes Journalists Make in Social Media

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 your company’s social media policy.

Chris O’Brien, business and technology columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, said his paper’s policy “is like a one-page, basic ‘use your head’ philosophy.” Don’t appear to be biased if you are a beat reporter. “Keep in mind that you are representing the organization out there,” he explained.

Are you using social media wisely? Find out in The Biggest Mistakes Journalists Make in Social Media.

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The Hollywood Reporter Launches Facebook Reader

The Hollywood Reporter has rolled out “The Hollywood Reporter Social Reader,” a free Facebook app dubbed “the first social reader for entertainment news.”

Fans of THR will be able to view a majority of their web content without having to leave Facebook.

“People love to share and talk about anything that has to do with Hollywood and the entertainment industry,” THR editorial director Janice Min said in a statement. ”The Hollywood Reporter Social Reader offers readers a seamless way to share and discuss the entertainment content they love.”

Rewrite That Headline To Make Your Story Go Viral

When readers are skimming through a site on their browsers or Twitter feeds, the headline is the only thing that tells them whether a piece is worth their time. So, when tackling headlines for the Web, remember that clarity trumps cleverness (unless you’re writing for the front page of The New York Post).

“Headline writing for the Web isn’t headline writing for magazines — this is the land of the literal,” said Sara Wilson, a senior editor for The Huffington Post.

But that doesn’t mean a headline can’t also be engaging. “You want a strong ‘clicky’ headline that entices readers: a burning question, a big secret, a thing-you-need-to-click-on-this-headline-to-find-out,” she said. “But it should accurately reflect the ideas in the piece, or the readers will be annoyed.”

For eight more tactics on getting your article the buzz it deserves, read 9 Ways to Get More Comments, Tweets and Likes for Your Story.

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