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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.28.14
Scott Havens Jumps From The Atlantic to Time Inc.; Changes at THR

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.25.14
Piers Morgan Live Ending; Tamron Hall Joins Today

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.21.14
New Hires at The New Republic; Matt Taibbi Leaves Rolling Stone

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.18.14
Breitbart Expanding; NYT Staffs Up for New Politics Site

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.14.14
Changes at People; Hunter Walker Joins Business Insider

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.11.14
Bill Keller Leaves NYT; Changes at CNN

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.07.14
WaPo Loses Three to Ezra Klein; New Hires at FiveThirtyEight

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.04.14
Major Changes at Time Inc.; New Hires at Re/code

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.31.14
Massive Layoffs at Patch; Buzzfeed Australia Launches

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.28.14
Ezra Klein Heading to Vox Media; Major Changes at MSNBC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.24.14
Major Layoffs at CNN; Ezra Klein's New Hires

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.21.14
Changes at CNN; The New Republic Loses an Editor to Vanity Fair

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.17.14
Changes at Yahoo; NYT Poaches Manjoo from WSJ

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.14.14
Changes at NYT; Glamour adds two celeb columnists

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.10.14
Shakeup at Time Inc., TechCrunch Loses Co-editor

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.07.14
New Faces at WaPo; Yahoo Hires High-level Journos

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.03.14
Tim Tebow Joins ESPN; WaPo May Lose Ezra Klein

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.27.13
Rumblings at Meet the Press; Musical Chairs at WaPo and NYT

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.20.13
Katie's Days Are Numbered; Changes at ABC News

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.17.13
More Changes at CQ Roll Call; Tech Beat Hires at WSJ

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.13.13
Major Cuts at Martha Stewart; The Hill Poaches Politico's Ad Director

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.10.13
Layoffs Ahead at Time Inc.; David Remnick Joins NBC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.06.13
Cuts at AOL; Martin Bashir Resigns

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.03.13
Sam Champion Leaves GMA; Changes at NYT

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.26.13
Katie Couric Joins Yahoo; Alec Baldwin Out at MSNBC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.22.13
Big Cuts at Tribune Co.; Shakeups at NYT's Washington Bureau

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.19.13
Maria Bartiromo Leaves CNBC; Layoffs at Bloomberg News

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.15.13
John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show; Layoffs at Time Out New York

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.12.13
NYT Loses Talent; Good Housekeeping Gets a New EIC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.13
Layoffs at NBCUniversal; Guns & Ammo EIC Resigns Over Op-Ed

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.05.13
Layoffs at HLN; Ray Suarez Joins Al Jazeera America

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.01.13
Norman Pearlstine Returns to Time Inc.; Jim Roberts Joins Mashable

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.29.13
Woodward's New Role at WaPo, President of Poynter Retires

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.25.13
Vivian Schiller to Twitter, Nikki Finke Leaving Deadline?

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.22.13
David Pogue Jumps to Yahoo; BuzzFeed Poaches from ProPublica

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.18.13
Ronan Farrow Joins MSNBC; Rodale Gets A New President

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.15.13
New CEO at Politico, Capital New York; Glenn Greenwald Leaving The Guardian

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.11.13
Magic Johnson Leaves ESPN; Bill Weir Joins CNN

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.08.13
Philadelphia Inquirer Editor is Fired; EIC of the New York Post Returns

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.04.13
CBS Extends Letterman's Contract; Cuts Coming to Reuters

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.01.13
Newsweek Staffs Up; The Seattle Times Gets a New Editor

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.27.13
New Show for Gretchen Carlson; Cuts at Conde Nast Traveler

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.24.13
Politico Loses CEO; NowThis News Gains a VJ

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.20.13
AllThingsD to Leave Dow Jones; Reuters Cancels Next

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.13.13
Tina Brown Out At the Beast; NPR Announces Buyouts

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.03.13
ITV News Gets a New Editor; Ross Mathews Gets a New Show

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.30.13
HuffPost Live Shutters L.A. Office, Robin Roberts Rejoins Good Morning America

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.23.13
Shakeup at Hearst Digital; Major cuts at Disney

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.20.13
Changes at MSNBC; NPR Loses CEO

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.16.13.
Changes at Conde Nast; Layoffs At Patch

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.09.13.
Drama at Patch; Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.06.13
Jeff Bezos Buys The Washington Post; PBS NewsHour Gets New Co-Anchors

Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.02.13.
Gannett Cuts Over 200 Jobs; Essence Gets A New EIC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.30.13
Bloomberg Poaches Justin Smith; ESPN.com Drops Back for the NFL

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.26.13
Tamron Hall Gets a New Gig; Top Patch Exec Resigns

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.23.13.
ESPN Scores Nate Silver; Time Inc. Gets a New CEO

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.19.13
David Zinczenko's New Gig; Layoffs at LivingSocial

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.30.11
Conde Branches Out; More AdWeek Rumors

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So What Do You Do, Janet Mock, Writer, Transgender Advocate and Author?
The writer discusses her new memoir, social media and the media's (mis)perception of the trans community.

So What Do You Do, Jozen Cummings, Blogger and Dating Columnist for the New York Post?
The Post's dating reporter on what it's like to write a dating column, and gives advice to up-and-coming bloggers.

So What Do You Do, Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead?
The producer of the hit AMC series gives tips on the fine art of negotiation and tells how she got to where she is now.

So What Do You Do, Jay Mohr, Comedian and Fox Sports Radio Host?
The veteran actor and comedian gives social media tips and explains why working in radio is his best gig yet.

So What Do You Do, Tamron Hall, Anchor of MSNBC's NewsNation?
The award-winning journalist and morning show staple discusses how to balance news and opinion and tells what she learned while working in a local market.

So What Do You Do, Jay Mariotti, Sports Writer and TV Personality?
The sports columnist and former Around the Horn contributor is ready to resume his career following a pair of personal setbacks.

So What Do You Do, Josh Elliott, Good Morning America Newsreader?
The newest face of GMA talks morning show wars, tweeting through national disasters, and the true value of a journalism degree.

So What Do You Do, Laurie Ruettimann, HR and Social Media Expert?
Forget what you've heard. This HR pro says you don't have to be passionate about your work to have a successful career.

So What Do You Do, Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO of HootSuite?
The founder of the social media dashboard startup talks about launching HootSuite and why their freemium business model pays off.

So What Do You Do, Jeff Leeds, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzMedia Music?
BuzzMedia's main music man discusses social media's impact on breaking entertainment news and how artists and writers alike can keep audiences coming back for more.

So What Do You Do, Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga?
Social media visionary Mark Pincus speaks out on making money online, fostering user engagement, and the value of failure in entrepreneurship.

So What Do You Do, Pete Cashmore, Mashable Founder and CEO?
The 23-year-old CEO of self-monikered "social media guide" Mashable speaks out on pay walls, online content curation, and audience engagement.

So What Do You Do, Sewell Chan, New York Times City Room Bureau Chief?
The City Room bureau chief reveals the key to driving Web traffic, describes how Twitter helps him disseminate news and gain readers, and discusses the Times' foray into citizen journalism.

So What Do You Do, Robert Quigley, Austin American-Statesman Internet Editor?
This newspaper editor-turned social media expert describes how he's using Twitter to drive daily news coverage while expanding the paper's audience.

So What Do You Do, Paul Slavin, ABC News Digital Senior VP?
Three decades into his ABC career, this digital exec details how TV pros can monetize the news, take advantage of mobile, and implement social media.

So What Do You Do, Jeff Jarvis, Author Of What Would Google Do?
Inspired by Google's approach to business, this new media luminary describes how journalists can take advantage of the innovation offered by the Internet.

So What Do You Do, Guy Kawasaki, Founder, AllTop.com?
The tech biz whiz discusses the fate of media companies and his 'extreme' approach to harnessing user-generated content.

Hey, How'd You Start a Fiction-Writing Revolution, Chris Baty, Founder of NaNoWriMo?
The creator of National Novel Writing Month gives his advice on how to write a book in 30 days.

Hey, How'd You Travel the World via Twitter, Paul Smith?
How one writer's crazy idea turned into a global trip, book deal and new career.

Hey, How'd You Launch an Online Network of User-Generated Content for Women?
Real Girls Media's CEO builds profitable partnerships and harnesses technology to calibrate a mix of engaging editorial and user-generated content.

Hey, How'd You Grow an Online Mag and Social Network with Minimal Traditional Promotion?
This entrepreneur stretches a limited budget with grassroots marketing techniques and is developing a tiered pay model that promotes user engagement.

Hey, How'd You Develop a Killer App For Facebook, Tim O'Shaughnessy?
The co-founder of Living Social explains how to harness user feedback and optimize a product for virality through concept and design.

Hey, How'd You Create A Highly Successful Viral Marketing Campaign, Jonah Sachs?
Free Range Studios' co-founder shares his strategy for crafting a campaign that generated more than 5 million views for an online video.

Hey, How'd You Become the LA Times' Lead Travel Blogger, Jen Leo?
Fueling her brand with social media tools, the Los Angeles Times' lead travel blogger explains how she built her online media career.

Hey, How'd You Launch 'Help A Reporter Out?'
The man whose journalist-to-journalist service went from Facebook group to burgeoning online community in under a year discusses what's next for HARO.

7 Holiday Pitching Tips for PR Pros
Enhance your media campaign with these words of advice.

How to Make Pinterest Work for Your Brand
Whether you're peddling products or selling services, this social network can be lucrative for all types of businesses.

PR, Perfected: Map Out Your Social Media Policy
Sharpen the lines between professional and personal engagement for your employees with these fundamentals for crafting a solid social media policy.

PR, Perfected: Protecting Your Brand Online
Online engagement can be as beneficial as it can be risky for a brand, so heed these PR pros' advice about avoiding hackers and preserving consumer trust.

PR, Perfected: Infuse Your PR Strategy with Social Media
Seamlessly integrate social media into your PR plan with these real-time tactics for forging consumer interaction and putting your best brand forward.

PR, Perfected: Making The Video
Harness Web video to strengthen your client's brand or alleviate crisis situations with these guidelines from PR practitioners.

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Embarking on My Greatest Adventure: Freelance Travel Writing
Do you have a passion for travel? Heed these tips to turn your passion into a career.

Finding the Right Market for Your Work
Veteran writers give tips on how to find the perfect readers for your words.

What You Need to Know About Writing for Blogs
Think you've got the next great blog idea? Here's what you need to know about pitching or starting one.

7 Mistakes Every Freelance Writer Should Avoid
Veteran freelancers explain their missteps, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

The Real Reason You're Not Getting Retweeted
Social media experts give tips on how journalists and news orgs can get more traction out of every tweet.

7 Tips for Responding to Negative Social Media Feedback
Social media experts give tips on how to handle trolls and legitimate criticism on your brand's social media platforms.

5 Digital Skills Every Journalist Should Have
Promote your content, ramp up your social media presence and boost your resume with these tips from seasoned journos.

4 Things Editors Do to Drive Freelancers Nuts
From the M.I.A. to deadbeats, here are four editor types that have freelancers ripping out their hair.

Should You Be on Google Plus?
Google Plus could drive traffic to your site or help position you as a thought leader -- if you have the time, energy and creativity it takes to make it work.

6 Ways Journalists Can Find Sources on Twitter
Use these helpful tricks to isolate the Twitter noise and zero in on those crucial story sources.

Tweet for a Cause: Use Social Media to Advocate for Change
Use social media to spur public action with these tips from startups, nonprofits, and other organizations who know that a campaign for change starts with a community.

Making an eBook, Part 2: Marketing
In part two of our three-part guide to creating an eBook, we deliver DIY marketing strategies, including how to be aggressive without being annoying.

Quirky Ways To Market Your Book Online
Pump up your book promotion efforts online with video trailers, character blogs, serialization, and other clever tactics.

5 Ways to Engage Community on Your Blog or Web Site
Galvanize an active online community and spur authentic discussion with these tips from four social media experts.

Make A Profit From Microblogging
Siphon audience interest into profit, from direct ad streams and customer service to driving site traffic and raising brand awareness.

Twitter Ethics: Navigate New Social Media Terrain
Publicists and journalists weigh in on ethical conflicts surrounding transparency in the social media sphere.

Launch A Successful Online News Conference
Marketing experts explore how to orchestrate an online news conference, from the technical logistics to fostering audience interaction.

Best Online Practices For Print Writers
Savvy bloggers share techniques for transitioning your writing style from print to online and propelling a blog to success.

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Job Prospects
The job search doesn't have to be time-consuming and painful -- follow these steps to get the most out of your time and effort.

How to Get a Job in Book Publishing
Land work in the publishing world with these tips from industry insiders.

How to Get a Job in Advertising
Veterans of the ad industry give tips on how you can leverage your journalism skills to break into the field.

What Job Seekers Should (and Shouldn't) Include on Their Social Media Profiles
Career experts and seasoned freelancers tell how you can use social media to land a job or an assignment.

How to Find a Job Before It's Posted
Get an "in" on the hidden job market with these tips from creative pros and career counselors.

How To Research a Potential Employer
From leveraging the library to setting strategic Google alerts, here's how to get the real deal on a prospective employer and ready yourself for that perfect position.

Build Your Social Media Resume
Gain a competitive edge in the media job market with these methods for curating a professional social media presence.

10 Tips for Using Twitter to Fuel Your Job Search
Enhance your media job search by using Twitter to develop key relationships in your professional network.

The Skinny On Social Networks And Media Jobs
Job seekers and recruiters describe how to advance your media career by putting your best profile forward in the proliferating social network sphere.

Mediabistro Career Lunch Hangout
Tune in today for the next episode of Career Lunch, a G+ hangout with helpful career advice from seasoned media pros.

Mediabistro Career Lunch Hangout
Tune in today for the next episode of Career Lunch, a G+ hangout with helpful career advice from seasoned media pros.

Mediabistro Career Lunch Hangout
Tune in today for our second episode of Career Lunch, a G+ hangout with helpful career advice from seasoned media pros.

8 Warning Signs of a Bad Job Candidate
Follow this handy guide to weed out the weak applicants early on and hire the right person for the job.

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Spotted around the media universe

Prince Is Not Thankful for His Online Fans - Posted 2 days, 18 hours ago
Talk about a "controversy" making people "delirious." In the record span of two months, the enigmatic-genius-symbol currently known as Prince did the unthinkable -- he gave his fans what they wanted and then took it all away...along with his ent... [PRNewser]

College Applicants May Be "Sanitizing" Social Media Accounts - Posted 3 days, 13 hours ago
An annual study by Kaplan Test Prep indicates that while college admissions officers are doing their part to f... [SocialTimes.com]

Only 15% of Workers Share Professional Accomplishments on Social Media - Posted November 21, 2014
Only 15 percent of workers share workplace successes on their social media accounts, according to a study from LinkedIn and Wakefield Research. This number includes people who shared accomplishments on personal blogs. Employees much prefer sharing such news in real life, with 61 percent of respondents telling their friends and family... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook at Work Set to Launch in January - Posted November 18, 2014
According to The Financial Times, Facebook is gearing up to introduce a new product in January allowing users to chat with colleagues, connect with professionals and collaborate. It sounds like it's going to look ver... [MediaJobsDaily]

Dish Customers React to Potential CBS Blackout - Posted November 17, 2014
Just in time for Thursday Night Football, CBS's contract with Dish is set to end this Thursday, and both parties are already warning viewers of a possible blackout. CBS has a ... [Lost Remote]

National Geographic Dominates Social Media - Posted November 17, 2014
According to a new report from the MPA, National Geographic is king of social media. The MPA's first Social Media Report used SocialFlow data to measure which magazines are the most popular on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, something called "Google+," and Instagram. NatGeo crushed the competition, w... [morningmedianewsfeed]

National Geographic Dominates Social Media - Posted November 17, 2014
According to a new report from the MPA, National Geographic is king of social media. The MPA's first Social Media Report used SocialFlow data to measure which magazines are the most popular on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, something called "Google+," and Instagram. NatGeo crushed the competition, w... [FishbowlNY]

You're More Likely to See Political News on Twitter, Not Facebook - Posted November 13, 2014
We all know (hopefully) by now that Facebook and Twitter are a main source of news for users. But when it comes to politics, Facebook and Twitter act very differently, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Making Sense of Social Media Metrics in the Newsroom - Posted November 13, 2014
There are so many ways to use and track social media success in the newsroom; it can make your head spin. In a recent report on The Media Briefing, writer ... [10,000 Words]

Making Sense of Social Media Metrics in the Newsroom - Posted November 13, 2014
There are so many ways to use and track social media success in the newsroom; it can make your head spin. In a recent report on The Media Briefing, writer ... [TVSpy]

Pinterest Doubles Its Male User Base - Posted November 13, 2014
Pinterest, the social network that skews heavily female, has doubled its male user base in the past year, reports GigaOm. Earlier this year, the social image-sharing platform ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media is the Biggest On-the-Job Time Waster [Infographic] - Posted November 12, 2014
IT professionals are privy to all the mistakes and errors made by employees during the workday in almost every company. Experts Exchange polled 1,100 IT professionals to find out the most egregious mistakes and the biggest wastes of company time that occur every day. A staggering 92 percent of IT admins witnessed... [SocialTimes.com]

Jennifer Lawrence Will Never Get "a Twitter" - Posted November 11, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence will never take a selfie, though she is pretty good at photobombing. In an interview on BBC's Radio 1 Breakfast show, the star revealed that she... [SocialTimes.com]

Veteran & Pinterest Executive Don Faul Talks Leadership at 'Got Your 6' - Posted November 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate veterans during today's holiday than hear their stories and salute their bravery? Last week we attended an empowering Got Your 6 event at HBO's office in midtown Manhattan. In the military, "Got your six" means "I've got your back." The initiative helps squash negative misconceptions and myths... [MediaJobsDaily]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Halloween 2014: Social Media's Favorite Treats - Posted October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! While Americans were busy spending over $2 billion on candy to stock up for trick-or-treaters, Engagor has been looking at which treats were most popular on social media. The verdic... [SocialTimes.com]

BumeBox: Twitter and Facebook Chats Aren't So Bad - Posted October 31, 2014
Sometimes it's best to admit when you're wrong. After a rant last week about Twitter chats, ... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [TVNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | How to Avoid 'Twibel' - Posted October 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

People Already Hate Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie - Posted October 27, 2014
Lifetime is premiering "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" on November 15th and the hate is already spreading through social media. After the Brittany Murphy b... [Lost Remote]

The Psychological Toll of Moderating Social Media Content - Posted October 24, 2014
Wired's Adrian Chen takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes of social media: legions of content moderators who look at child porn and beheadings so social media users don't have to. According the report, the number of content moderators is est... [AllFacebook]

The Psychological Toll of Moderating Social Media Content - Posted October 24, 2014
Wired's Adrian Chen takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes of social media: legions of content moderators who look at child porn and beheadings so social media users don't have to. According the report, the number of content moderators is est... [SocialTimes.com]

Want to Monetize Your Social Media Following? Here's One Way - Posted October 23, 2014
For those who've been wondering how to monetize their social media following, a new content-creation subscription site might be the answer. ConnectPal allows any person to provide content and any person to subscribe to that content without the content provider paying startup or hosting fees. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Mashable's Lauren Drell Said Yes to a Role She Wasn't Expecting - Posted October 23, 2014
When Lauren Drell interviewed for a job at Mashable in 2009, it was for a completely different department than the one she ended up in: I thought it was a cool, s... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Young Turks Experiment With Exclusive Content for Members - Posted October 23, 2014
In the wake of the Bill Maher and Ben Affleck debate on radical Islam on "Real Time With Bill Maher" a few weeks ago, The Young Turks streamed an interview between Cenk Uygur and Sam Harris last night, author of Project Reason and another ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck Speaks in Mandarin | New Social Network Has Revenue Sharing - Posted October 23, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: Social Media Actually Reduces Political Polarization - Posted October 20, 2014
Previous research has found that social media has a polarizing effect, creating echo chambers where people only interact with those who share similar political views. "Polarized Crowds on Twitter are not arguing. They are ignoring one another while pointing to different web resources and using different hashtags," ... [SocialTimes.com]

This Twitter Bot Doesn't Like Your Headlines - Posted October 16, 2014
Margarita Noriega, Fusion's director of social media, wants you to stop assuming things about your audience. Yesterday, she and Andrew Briggs, a web developer who'... [TVSpy]

6 Reasons Why People Overshare on Social Media - Posted October 15, 2014
In Psychology Today, Jennifer Golbeck, director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, examines the reasons why people have a tendency to overshare on social media. Ever since the rise of s... [SocialTimes.com]

One-Third of Americans Admit to Doing Something Just to Be Able to Talk About It on Social Media - Posted October 9, 2014
Ford recently conducted a survey about Americans' sense of adventure in order to commemorate the Mustang's 50 years. Megan Garber of at The Atlantic ... [AllFacebook]

How to Improve the Social Customer Service Experience [Infographic] - Posted October 9, 2014
Customers often first make their customer service requests through social media. The problem is that either the response times are long, or they don't get the customer service experience they're looking for. Engagor suggests creating a customer engagement team. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Popularity Makes It Worse for Serious Conversations, Says Saving America CCO - Posted October 9, 2014
[caption id="attachment_205011" align="alignleft" width="600"]Talking politics[/caption] Facebook has over one billion monthly active users, and is striving for world domination. However, according to Sa... [SocialTimes.com]

Ello: Facebook Killer or Just Another Social Media Fad? - Posted October 1, 2014
We profiled Ello in March, and the social networking startup has seen an explosion of activity in the last few weeks. As with the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Consumers Are Using Social Logins for Convenience and Security - Posted October 1, 2014
As logging in without registering becomes the default method of doing business with a new website, for more consumers, social logins are becoming increasingly important. New data from Gigya, a provider of social identity man... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ is the Social Underpinning for All Things Google - Posted September 30, 2014
Over the past couple months, Google has made lots of changes, which has resulted in lots of speculation about the future of Google+. The popular opinion is that Google+ is a ghost town and that the recent changes will lead to the shuttering of the ... [AllFacebook]

Google+ is the Social Underpinning for All Things Google - Posted September 30, 2014
Over the past couple months, Google has made lots of changes, which has resulted in lots of speculation about the future of Google+. The popular opinion is that Google+ is a ghost town and that the recent changes will lead to the shuttering of the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Kevin Spacey Talks About the '3 Pillars of Content' - Posted September 30, 2014
Kevin Spacey gets it. Here's his entire keynote speech from earlier this month at the Content Marketing World conference, where he explains to executives the "three pillars" of content: audience, conflict, and authenticity. So being on Netflix makes him an expert? Kind of. Not just about where people are watching television, but... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Netflix's First Movie | Hong Kong Protests - Posted September 30, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Shelters Use Social Media Strategy to Find Homes for Pets - Posted September 26, 2014
It was an all-caps Facebook message and accompanying photo that prompted Susan Kissell to adopt a German shepherd mix named Jimmy. The pup had spent months in a shelter in Indiana, as reported in the The Star Press,... [SocialTimes.com]

#RE2PECT: Jeter Fans Relive Last Game on Social Media - Posted September 26, 2014
Baseball fans have taken over social media this morning with clips from last night's Yankees game. Clips of Jeter's walk off single, his farewell lap, and his adorable nephew are all over the place. You can even watch a handful of different versions of that walk-off cut from various broadcaste... [Lost Remote]

Good News! Three Media Jobs Rank Among Top 20 For Work-Life Balance - Posted September 26, 2014
According to Glassdoor, dream jobs really exist. Really, they do! And by dream we mean the ability to have a job you enjoy and get this -- actually have a lif... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ello Sees Surge of Interest in Ad-free Social Networking - Posted September 25, 2014
Ello, the ad-free social network, has attracted a surge of interest in the last week. Created by Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz, the site is still in beta and is currently invite-only, but it cracked Google's top 10 ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPhone Problem Dubbed #Bendgate | Mobile Ads - Posted September 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yik Yak Bomb Threats Raise Concern About Anonymous Apps - Posted September 24, 2014
From a business major at the University of Southern Mississippi to a 15-year-old high school stu... [SocialTimes.com]

Joe Cross Shares Content Tips: 'If Your Content is Good, It Will Get Seen' - Posted September 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_18700" align="alignright" width="304"] Photo courtesy of fatsickandnearlydead2.com[/caption] Here's the thing. So many of us are toiling away at day jobs with the dream of writing the great American novel at night. Or maybe you're hoping to get more followers on your YouTube cha... [MediaJobsDaily]

Justin Bieber Underwear Tweets Create a Social Media Fashion Statement - Posted September 23, 2014
With the help of fashion designer Christian Siriano and the a crowd of music and fashion enthusiasts, Verizon's #socialimprintproject has turned social media users into ad hoc textile designers. As part of the Verizon Backstage Livestream festivities during this year's Fashion Rocks event, tweets and posts surrounding the event ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ads | Instagram Ads in the UK - Posted September 23, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Start Your Week with Some Social Media Parody - Posted September 22, 2014
Monday can be a little depressing, but it's also the one day where no one can really blame you for trolling Someecards all morning. I mean, who else can fully appreciate ... [SocialTimes.com]

Emoji Now Has an Autocomplete to Get Annoyed With - Posted September 19, 2014
Tiny keyboards and our stubbornly large fingers have put written communication in second place when it comes to texting a friend or summing up our day in a social post. But scrolling through the many moods, vegetables and transportation icons of the emoji keyboard can be just as slow. E... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Detective Work is 'Not a Law and Order Episode' -- It's Better - Posted September 18, 2014
After a brutal attack on a gay couple last week that left both victims hospitalized and one in need of facial surgery, Philadelphia police were left with only grainy surveillance footage to iden... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: We're Spending 49% More Time in Social Media Apps vs. Last Year - Posted September 18, 2014
Do you feel more social than you did a year ago? Or at least more mobile? Localytics, a mobile marketing and analytics platform, took a a closer look to see how mobile app engagement has intensified over the last 12 month... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Social Media Predict Scotland's Decision? - Posted September 18, 2014
The votes are already being counted today in the landmark Scottish referendum for independence, but social media researchers are just as interested in finding out whether the nation's social networks can accurately pr... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Real Names Policy | Radisson Social Branding - Posted September 18, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

You Can Now Pay $9,000 to Join a Facebook Knockoff - Posted September 17, 2014
[caption id="attachment_203717" align="aligncenter" width="600"] After ponying up $9,000 to join, a Netropolitan user shows off his profile to passengers on his private jet.[/caption] This week brings about the launch of another new social network - "the world's most exclusive online community." New users can join Netropolitan for a mere $9... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Unveils Media Page | Measuring ROI - Posted September 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

When Social Monitoring Goes Local, Privacy Concerns Grow - Posted September 16, 2014
Social media monitoring is the sausage-making of our online lives. Intellectually, most of us know that big brands and big governments are mining social networks to gather information about the public (heck, some of us ARE those brands), but we usually opt for some tasty denial when it comes to whether... [AllFacebook]

When Social Monitoring Goes Local, Privacy Concerns Grow - Posted September 16, 2014
Social media monitoring is the sausage-making of our online lives. Intellectually, most of us know that big brands and big governments are mining social networks to gather information about the public (heck, some of us ARE those brands), but we usually opt for some tasty denial when it comes to whether... [SocialTimes.com]

AJ+ Targets the Millennial News Consumer - Posted September 16, 2014
This week, Al Jazeera launched a new app, AJ+, geared towards the millennial news consumer. The app centers around stacks, with video content, chat options, and quizzes and polls. It's an immersive news experience, focused on context. But what's really inter... [10,000 Words]

Saving America: A Safe Place for Online Politics? - Posted September 16, 2014
With election season on the way, many Americans are gearing up to delete, hide and de-friend the spew of political ranting that's bound to invade our Facebook and Twitter feeds. But what if we could harness the awesome reach of social media to discuss on the issues of our country in... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google User Data | Sidewalk for People on Smartphones - Posted September 16, 2014
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Multi-Study Analysis: Social Media Tools Aid in Weight Loss - Posted September 15, 2014
[caption id="attachment_203548" align="alignnone" width="600"] American obesity rates by state[/caption] Many Americans may be eating better, but we still have a long way to go in combating t... [SocialTimes.com]

Mixed Social Reactions to 'The View' Premiere - Posted September 15, 2014
This morning, "The View" kicked off a new season, with a whole new lineup. Whoopie, Rosie O'Donnell, ... [Lost Remote]

3 Ways Every Brand Can Use Social Influence to Drive Business - Posted September 15, 2014
Gina Joseph is the digital engagement manager for Cision's marketing department, and is an editor and features writer for Cision Blog. She's a book nerd, Detroit sports enthusiast, lover of cats, lifelong Phil Collins fan and budding snowboarder. Find her on Twitter ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Wedding Photo Returned with Help of Social Media | Social Media Management - Posted September 15, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram Models: Selfies Are the New Path to Modeling Career - Posted September 12, 2014
[caption id="attachment_203474" align="alignnone" width="600"] Instagram selfie from Kitten and One.1K model Gypsy One, who has over 500,000 Instagram followers.[/caption] Move over, Tyra Banks. If you want to make it in cutthroat world of modeling these days, you'd be better off working on your social media skills than "... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ads | No Social Media on 9/11 - Posted September 12, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Quartz: Thankfully, Social Media Didn't Exist on 9/11 - Posted September 11, 2014
Gabrielle Birkner, co-founder of Modern Loss, penned a post in Quartz today expressing gratitude that social media did not exist during 9/11. [It] was three years before Facebook, four years be... [SocialTimes.com]

Kerry Washington Dishes on Social Media, Sexism, and Living in ShondaLand - Posted September 11, 2014
Buzzfeed Brews, the news outlet's video series, featured a panel discussion last night with social telev... [Lost Remote]

Women's Health Announces the Most Social Cities in the U.S. - Posted September 11, 2014
According to Women's Health publisher Laura Frerer-Schmidt, WH was the first women's magazine to publish a list of "healthiest cities." "A lot of places picked it up. But it got a little played," she says, adding that it was time to freshen it up. To wit, this year, Women's Health decided to take... [SocialTimes.com]

CEOs With Social Media Presence Are Seen as More Innovative - Posted September 11, 2014
CEOs are turning to social media more than ever, but they're still not fully leveraging those tools, according to a new report from Domo and CEO.com. The researchers looked for social profiles for every CEO of a Fortune 500 company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Trend Carefully: DiGiorno Delivers Hashtag Gaffe - Posted September 10, 2014
DiGiorno is still scrambling today to make up for a tone-deaf tweet that made light of a rather serious Twitter dialogue surrounding domestic violence. The hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft have been trending since Monday, when writer ... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Social Media Make Crisis Communications More Difficult to Manage? - Posted September 9, 2014
Much like the Internet changed the way people read the news, social media drastically altered the way PR pros develop our strategies. Every aspect of media relations, public affairs, and client outreach has been influenced because every person has a voice on whatever online network he/she chooses. However, the ... [PRNewser]

How Social Media Is Rewiring Our Brains [Video] - Posted September 9, 2014
Social media is rewiring our brains. The latest video from the folks at AsapSCIENCE looks at how social media use is affecting our own physiology. In one study, almost 90 percent of people experienced phantom vibrations from their smartphone in the last tw... [SocialTimes.com]

Meet Your New Facebook Friend - Posted September 9, 2014
Facebook privacy settings have become almost laughably complicated as the networking site has grown from a small college hangout to overwhelming town square. The more paranoid and tech-savvy among us make regular pilgrimages to the privacy icon in an attempt to keep a lid on the number of eyeballs that are... [SocialTimes.com]

Steven: The Social App for People Who Hate Words - Posted September 5, 2014
Words can be exhausting. You're probably skimming this right now, right? Social media was supposed to be our way to skip all those boring complete sentences and focus on the basics, but statistically speaking, we still spend nearly ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Ryder Cup Reverses Selfie Ban - Posted September 4, 2014
Do over! The Ryder Cup, a golf tournament held every two years and hosted by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, has apparently reversed their earlier decision to ban s... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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 ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit's Popular 'Ask Me Anything' Feature is Now a Beautiful App - Posted September 2, 2014
If you have a burning desire to know President Obama's favorite basketball player (Jordan), or are curious about the ... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Grow Your Social Media Audience with Print - Posted August 27, 2014
Katherine Halek is the content strategist at Signazon.com, a leading online printer that works with thousands of small businesses around the country. Katherine enjoys writing about social media, marketing and entrepreneurship. Connect with her on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mo'Ne Davis Grows Social Following Thanks to Newfound Fame - Posted August 22, 2014
The 13-year-old Little Leaguer Mo'ne Davis not only landed the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, she's gained a huge following on social media as well. Magic Johnson, Michelle Obama and Lil Wayne have all tweeted about her, and the young athlete herself has enjoyed v... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Became the Engine for Information on #Ferguson - Posted August 21, 2014
This image is unreal. Cops in #Ferguson dressed & armed for war, confronting a lone protestor http://t.co/yFqUtwkrjC pic.twitter.com/htQ1OjGjVr— Frank Matt (@fxmatt4) August 12, 2014 ... [SocialTimes.com]

INTERVIEW: David Meerman Scott Discusses the Art of Newsjacking - Posted August 20, 2014
Last week, we offered '5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Newsjacking.' While many PR folks appreciated the knowledge, we heard from others who were new to the term itself. And so, I issued a tweet to one ... [PRNewser]

5 Pitfalls to Avoid While Newsjacking - Posted August 13, 2014
Anyone remember this famous tweet? It happened during Team USA's run in the World Cup. As you can tell, Waffle House got a little notoriety from that soccer success as well. This act of genius, according to a term coined by ... [PRNewser]

Does Your Newsroom Throwback on Thursday? - Posted August 7, 2014
In the name of clicks, and appearing to be social media savvy, news organizations have hopped on the #tbt train. For those that live under a rock, #tbt is the hashtag used for "Throwback Thursday," an excuse to post your prom picture on Instagram, or tweet a link to an old... [TVSpy]

Does Your Newsroom Throwback on Thursday? - Posted August 7, 2014
In the name of clicks, and appearing to be social media savvy, news organizations have hopped on the #tbt train. For those that live under a rock, #tbt is the hashtag used for "Throwback Thursday," an excuse to post your prom picture on Instagram, or tweet a link to an old... [10,000 Words]

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. ... [PRNewser]

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]

'Kardashian Index' Exposes Scientists With Overblown Social Profiles - Posted August 4, 2014
In addition to publishing academic papers, modern researchers often use social media to build up their public personas. University of Liverpool geneticist Neil Hall noticed that many scientists with popular social media profiles were overvalued based on metrics other than their works' scientific integrity. Hall created the "... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Sharing Makes Events Seem More Real, Says Study - Posted July 31, 2014
A new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior investigated the widespread practice of sharing personal news and events via social media and smartphones. The study looked at which types of media and platforms people... [SocialTimes.com]

The Twitter Feature to End All Twitter Corrections Mishaps for Newsrooms - Posted July 31, 2014
If there is one thing I do over here, it's complain about how news outlets correct themselves, rant about the ethics of reporting news on Twitter, and wonder about best practices on social media. Now, Twitter has added a feature where you can embed a tweet within a tweet, and my... [10,000 Words]

Weddings Are Becoming a Social Media Affair [Infographic] - Posted July 29, 2014
Weddings have always been a social affair and now they have become a social media affair. According to a survey from Mashable and TheKnot.com, the wedding experience becoming more and more digital. According to the survey, 28 percent of brides-to-be alert their social networks by updating their statuses i... [SocialTimes.com]

Weddings Are Becoming a Social Media Affair [Infographic] - Posted July 29, 2014
Weddings have always been a social affair and now they have become a social media affair. According to a survey from Mashable and TheKnot.com, the wedding experience becoming more and more digital. According to the survey, 28 percent of brides-to-be alert their social networks by updating their statuses i... [AllFacebook]

Groups Call on Feds to Stop Facebook Tracking - Posted July 29, 2014
Facebook recently announced that it will improve ad targeting by tracking users when they are on other websites and apps. Now, privacy groups in the U.S. and Europe are calling on government regulators to inve... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Messenger | Twitter Earnings - Posted July 29, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Social Media Campaigns: Brand Lessons from Around the World - Posted July 25, 2014
Rohan Ayyar works at E2M, a premium digital marketing firm specializing in creative content strategy, web analytics and conversion rate optimization for startups. He is an avid blogger, with posts featured on MarketingProfs, Social Media Today and ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Drives Sales [Report] - Posted July 22, 2014
A whitepaper by cloud-based customer intelligence platform Vision Critical addresses how social drives sales. The data -- based on 6,000 responses to questions about social purchasing behavior -- provides bus... [SocialTimes.com]

How do Social Signals Impact SEO? [Infographic] - Posted July 22, 2014
Now that social media has become firmly entrenched in our culture, social signalling has started to impact SEO substantially. From helping Google fine tune search results to inspiring user faith in services, social signals are an important metric for marketers. An infographic from indian... [SocialTimes.com]

Amanda Knox's Ex Says Social Media Mentions Prove His Innocence - Posted July 18, 2014
At a press conference in Rome earlier this month, Raffaele Sollecito claimed his university thesis proves his innocence. Sollecito analyzed social networks to determine how many people believed he was innocent or guilty alongside co-defendant Amanda Knox in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Sollecito and Knox were convi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Exposes Flaws in Scientific Journals - Posted July 16, 2014
Many researchers still balk at the idea of social media checks and balances of scientific papers, but post-publication, crowd-sourced social media have been identifying errors missed by peer reviewers and editors. The most reputable universities and labs enjoy a high level of trust within the scientific community, so papers coming ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tracking Social Media Data [Infographic] - Posted July 15, 2014
Many businesses make an effort to be active and involved on social media. But information-sharing and interactivity with users does not go far enough. Tracking data and its effectiveness across channels is crucial to examining and altering activity levels and success strategies. Traffic, the relevance and quality of content, voice, community... [SocialTimes.com]

US Military Involved in Controversial Social Experiments - Posted July 15, 2014
Similar to Facebook's controversial social experiment, The U.S. Defense Department conducts a range of social media experiments, including one project that analyzed how users understand and consume information on Twitt... [SocialTimes.com]

New Google Glass App Can Read Your Mind, Snap and Share Photos - Posted July 10, 2014
London-based startup This Place has developed a software that lets Google Glass users snap a photo just by thinking about it, and even share it to social media sites. The app MindRDR ... [SocialTimes.com]

New Google Glass App Can Read Your Mind, Snap and Share Photos - Posted July 10, 2014
London-based startup This Place has developed a software that lets Google Glass users snap a photo just by thinking about it, and even share it to social media sites. The app MindRDR ... [AllFacebook]

GetYou Uses Selfies to Combat Stereotyping, but Will it Backfire? - Posted July 9, 2014
Tel Aviv-based GetYou is a social feedback platform with a new approach to social input that lets users discover how they are perceived by others. The platform launched in beta Tuesday on both iOS and Android. GetYou's mobile game app uses semi-anonymous feedback mechanisms to determine gaps in fir... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Be in the Top 5% of Bloggers [Survey] - Posted July 8, 2014
Orbit Media Studios conducted a survey of more than 1,000 bloggers to better understand the processes of industry experts. Respondents answered questions about time spent on a typical post, frequency, editing, promotional tactics and more. The sur... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

The Social Media Design Blueprint [Infographic] - Posted July 3, 2014
This incredibly useful and constantly updated infographic from Tent Social details important information you'll inevitably need for your marketing efforts in 2014. Use it as a handy reference guide to required image and video dimensions for each major social network including: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

A Depressing Look at Life on Facebook [Video] - Posted July 2, 2014
If our lives aren't unfulfilling enough with traditional advertisers telling us what we don't need and cannot afford, we can count on our Facebook friends to reaffirm our feelings of inadequacy by convincing us that they do, in fact, have it all. Norwegian filmmakers The Higton Bros have made a YouTube vi... [SocialTimes.com]

Survey Shows How Social Media Packs a Punch in Hiring - Posted July 1, 2014
If you're scanning your Twitter and Facebook profiles right now to see if anything is potentially harmful, you're making the right move. That's because ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Social Media Advertising Still On the Rise, Despite What We Think - Posted July 1, 2014
Questions: does social media advertising work? Not so much! Will growth in digital spending slow down while traditional media recovers from a couple of years spent in th... [AgencySpy]

Seattle's Search Marketing Expo Insights - Posted July 1, 2014
This month's Search Marketing Expo (SMX) in Seattle focused on new advertising initiatives by huge tech platforms like Facebook and Google and the exponential growth of mobile. iCrossing's VP of media strategy ... [SocialTimes.com]

Introducing SAM, a platform for the post social TV era - Posted June 30, 2014
Back in October when Twitter IPOed, we spoke with James Neufeld as he was developing SAM, an online asset management ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Confirms the Network's Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion - Posted June 30, 2014
A new experiment by Facebook's data scientists confirmed the network's massive influence on users' positive and negative mood states. According to the study, "emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the s... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Brands Don't Respond on Social Media - Posted June 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_199086" align="aligncenter" width="568"] lightwavemedia/Shutterstock.com[/caption] Richard Dumas is the director of product and solutions marketing for cloud contact software leader, Five9. Richard is an experienced marketing leader w... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Tips for Boosting Your Business with Social - Posted June 20, 2014
Writing for Entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant Brett Relander offered up five common sense yet often overlooked social media hacks to grow your business: know what's hot, speak the language of social media, grow your base, save time and embrace ch... [SocialTimes.com]

Scheduling and Consistency: The Keys to Social Media Optimization - Posted June 19, 2014
Between trying to run half a dozen accounts, and struggling to make sense of the plethora of data, managing social media accounts can be a difficult business. A new survey from Software Advice, an online evaluation company for soc... [AllFacebook]

Scheduling and Consistency: The Keys to Social Media Optimization - Posted June 19, 2014
Between trying to run half a dozen accounts, and struggling to make sense of the plethora of data, managing social media accounts can be a difficult business. A new survey from Software Advice, an online evaluation company for soc... [SocialTimes.com]

Recipe Site Food52 Goes Social - Posted June 17, 2014
Food52, a site where foodies exchange recipes, is turning itself into a social network. Launched back in 2009, the site crowdsources recipes and also has an e-commerce arm called Provisions. Founder Amanda Hesser ... [AllFacebook]

Recipe Site Food52 Goes Social - Posted June 17, 2014
Food52, a site where foodies exchange recipes, is turning itself into a social network. Launched back in 2009, the site crowdsources recipes and also has an e-commerce arm called Provisions. Founder Amanda Hesser ... [SocialTimes.com]

Five Ways to Intentionally Goof Off - Posted June 17, 2014
Did you read that right? Yes, you did! By goofing off we mean ways to actually boost productivity. Instead of staring blankly at your computer screen with a looming deadline, it's actually more productive to take a stroll around the block, brush your teeth or talk to a colleague and then return... [TVNewser]

Five Ways to Intentionally Goof Off - Posted June 17, 2014
Did you read that right? Yes, you did! By goofing off we mean ways to actually boost productivity. Instead of staring blankly at your computer screen with a looming deadline, it's actually more productive to take a stroll around the block, brush your teeth or talk to a colleague and then return... [MediaJobsDaily]

There Is No Democracy in Digital Sharing - Posted June 16, 2014
The popular myth about social media is that each piece of content is equal. The idea is that each tweet, or status update could reach the masses based on merit alone. According to John Whibey, a lecturer at Boston University, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Adidas Spends 'Double-Digit Millions' on World Cup Advertising - Posted June 13, 2014
Adidas will spend a record-breaking amount on World Cup advertising this year as nearly half of the world's population tunes in to watch the 2014 tournament. The company would not disclose exact numbers, but it told CNN it plans to spend a "double-digit million amount" on World Cup advertising this year. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: World Cup and Social Media | Facebook Mobile App Ads - Posted June 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

More Than Half of World Cup Viewers to Share Favorite Ads on Social [Infographic] - Posted June 12, 2014
Nearly half of the world's population will be tuning in to watch the 2014 World Cup. Seventy-four percent of World Cup viewers plan to be on social media during the tournament, according to a survey of American consumers by Crowdtap. Additionally, 42 percent say they will be posting status updates about their... [SocialTimes.com]

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, ... [PRNewser]

Don't Let Social Media Kill Your Career - Posted June 10, 2014
These days, the job market is tough. With nearly 80 percent of employers using social media to find candidates, it's important for job seekers to optimize their social profiles for attracting recruiters. LinkedIn is arguably the most important social network for professionals. Indeed, more than 90 percent of employers look for an... [SocialTimes.com]

How Terrorists Use Social Media to Spread Their Message - Posted June 10, 2014
Terrorists and those fighting terrorism are starting to form ranks on a new frontier - the Internet, and particularly social media. According to the National Journal, social media allows terror groups to recruit new member... [SocialTimes.com]

Customer Service: Human Interactions More Effective Than Social Media - Posted June 6, 2014
A recent study by intent-based solutions company NICE Systems found the telephone is the preferred method for 88 percent of people seeking to resolve customer service issues, suggesting that real-life interactions are still paramount to customer satisfaction. Despite double-digit growth in soci... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Pinterest Updates | Twitter Acquisition - Posted June 6, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Increase Engagement on Google+ [Infographic] - Posted June 5, 2014
With more than 300 million active users, Google+ has become the second largest social network with some analysts predicting Google+ overtaking Facebook in 2016. Google+ already generates nearly as much engagement per follower as Facebook, and twice as much as Twitter. And Google+ refers the most "quality" traffic. Thus, moving beyond simple shares... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Fark Drives 10 Times More Traffic Than Google+ - Posted June 4, 2014
It can be tricky to nail down what the top social networks are. Companies use different metrics, and the truth doesn't always appear readily. So how big is Pinterest? What's Twitter's growth rate? A... [SocialTimes.com]

Are Social Networks Creating Political Polarization? - Posted June 3, 2014
Politics is all over our social networks. Political leanings can create echo chambers on Twitter, people can't see themselves having political conversations without Facebook, and online dating may be contributing to the political polarization of the country. Users may plant a flag on either side of the political divide, but t... [AllFacebook]

Are Social Networks Creating Political Polarization? - Posted June 3, 2014
Politics is all over our social networks. Political leanings can create echo chambers on Twitter, people can't see themselves having political conversations without Facebook, and online dating may be contributing to the political polarization of the country. Users may plant a flag on either side of the political divide, but t... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Management Tools Could Help Score You a Job - Posted June 2, 2014
Although some social media sites, like LinkedIn, are set up specifically for connecting employers with potential employees, others, like Instagram, are a less obvious place to find your dream gig. But you can actually use any social media platform -- from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr, to find a potential job. You... [SocialTimes.com]

A Social Strategy Could Help You Land a Job - Posted June 2, 2014
Although most people use social media to keep friends and family updated on the minutia of their daily lives, it can also be an invaluable tool if you're looking for a job. After doing your research on the company you'd like to work for (what platforms they're on, what they share, etc.),... [MediaJobsDaily]

A Social Strategy Could Help You Land a Job - Posted June 2, 2014
Although most people use social media to keep friends and family updated on the minutia of their daily lives, it can also be an invaluable tool if you're looking for a job. After doing your research on the company you'd like to work for (what platforms they're on, what they share, etc.),... [TVNewser]

Muck Rack Adds Feature to Track Social Shares - Posted May 29, 2014
Are you a certified Muck Rack journalist? If you aren't, you should be. It's like a portfolio site, news feed, and job board all in one (and the daily newsletter isn't too shabby either). No, I'm not on their payroll, but they run the one ... [10,000 Words]

Women's Health Takes Its 2014 Beauty Awards to Social Media - Posted May 28, 2014
Every major style and beauty publication hosts an annual beauty awards. Usually, the awards are very brand- and industry-driven, with a page for each category. But Women's Health has been evolving in recent years, and publisher and vice president Laura Frerer-Schmidt didn't want to do the same old beauty awards. Instead ... [SocialTimes.com]

Customer Service Tips For Social Media Marketers [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 23, 2014
If you're a retail brand using social media - or really anyone implementing platforms such as Twitter and Facebook who has a product or service to sell - ensuring that your marketing is on point is not enough. Not if you want to really excel. You need great cus... [AllTwitter]

The Web's Best Free Stock Images - Posted May 23, 2014
The Buffer blog recently answered a question its readers ask frequently: Where can you find free stock images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content? It's a question with a ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Marketers Need to Know About Social Customer Service [Infographic] - Posted May 22, 2014
To ensure a company's social media success, a company's marketing and customer service teams must be in sync. However, this is not often the case in real-world applications. Bottom line-focused marketing teams sometimes overlook or undervalue the direct impact of social customer service on specific marketing objectives and brand perception. Metrics company Sentiment... [AllFacebook]

What Marketers Need to Know About Social Customer Service [Infographic] - Posted May 22, 2014
To ensure a company's social media success, a company's marketing and customer service teams must be in sync. However, this is not often the case in real-world applications. Bottom line-focused marketing teams sometimes overlook or undervalue the direct impact of social customer service on specific marketing objectives and brand perception. Metrics company Sentiment... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Drive Sales With User-Generated Content [Infographic] - Posted May 16, 2014
Social sharing is an extremely high-volume stream, and many consumers place great importance on recommendations from peers. To wit, Offerpop has created an infographic outlining a strategy to help you drive sales with user-generated content. Social media users upload 350 million photos to Facebook, they generate 500 million tweets and post 55... [SocialTimes.com]

Fusion Names Director of Social Media - Posted May 16, 2014
Most exciting bit: @margafret has promised to do actual reporting with her social media team, not just linking to other people's work— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) May 16, 2014 Fusion announced the hiring of ... [SocialTimes.com]

How the Older Generation is Embracing Social Media [Infographic] - Posted May 16, 2014
While the average age of social media users is fairly young, a large percentage of social media profiles belong to adults 55 and over. Did you know that one in five Twitter users are over the age of fifty? Or that of the 53 percent of of Americans 65 and older who use... [SocialTimes.com]

Get $50 OFF Social Media Strategy Boot Camp - Posted May 13, 2014
Take an extra $50 OFF registration for MediabistroEDU's brand new online boot camp Social Media Strategy Boot Camp with code STRAT50! Early Bir... [AllTwitter]

YouTube: How to Amplify Your Content With Social - Posted May 13, 2014
YouTube's Creator Playbook for Brands is a guide to best practices for developing ads that will resonate with 21st-century consumers. Based on a research study of YouTube's top performing content creators, the guide is broken down into... [SocialTimes.com]

Get $50 OFF Social Media Strategy Boot Camp - Posted May 12, 2014
Take an extra $50 OFF registration for MediabistroEDU's brand new online boot camp, Social Media Strategy Boot Camp, with code STRAT50. Early bird pricing ends May 16, so register no... [AllFacebook]

Get $50 OFF Social Media Strategy Boot Camp - Posted May 12, 2014
Take an extra $50 OFF registration for MediabistroEDU's brand new online boot camp, Social Media Strategy Boot Camp, with code STRAT50. Early bird pricing ends May 16, so register no... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media for Social Change: New Site UnscriptiD to Donate Ad Profits to Charity - Posted May 9, 2014
Project Change the World (CTW) is an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund and create the world's first social media site that will donate its advertising dollars to charity. The plan is to give people a fun and easy-to-use platform, while generating fu... [SocialTimes.com]

How The Mobile Revolution is Changing the Nature of Digital Tribes - Posted April 25, 2014
As services become more mobile, new digital tribes are starting to form. The concept of a digital tribe isn't new; it's been a topic of rumination for years. However, as we move away from tethered browsing on desktops and laptops and into app-based mobile envi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Levels the Playing Field Between Business and Consumer - Posted April 24, 2014
There is no shortage of missteps and gaffes online, from both users and companies. And since social networks provide both a mouthpiece and an amplifier for consumer complaints, it doesn't take much to damage a reputation online. Any user, with a significant complaint, can ... [SocialTimes.com]

Proving ROI is the Biggest Challenge for B2B Marketers [Infographic] - Posted April 22, 2014
The "Social Media Benchmarking Report" by B2B Marketing and Circle Research provides insight into social media trends and activities in B2B organizations. The following infographic by B2B Marketing includes data from the report, released this month.... [SocialTimes.com]

Digital Roadblock: Marketers Struggle to Reinvent Themselves - Posted April 21, 2014
Adobe conducted an online survey of over 1,000 U.S. marketers, and what they found might surprise you. Some of the survey's key findings include: The majority of marketers say they know they should "think social first," but don't. Forty percent of marketers want to reinvent their roles as marketers, but only 14 per... [SocialTimes.com]

Fake Social Media Accounts Incite Police Investigations - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook has been your 'real identity' online for years now. Google+ links all your accounts back to your real name and shut down p... [AllFacebook]

Fake Social Media Accounts Incite Police Investigations - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook has been your 'real identity' online for years now. Google+ links all your accounts back to your real name and shut down p... [SocialTimes.com]

Before You Could Hijack #HappyEaster - Posted April 18, 2014
Once upon a time, the hashtag was a humble pound sign. With the holiday upon us, it's a good time to think about how we approach hashtag usage. Let's think twice before using it across social channels; let's not be that brand or user. Let's not get carried away or ... [SocialTimes.com]

Cheaters Are Gonna Cheat -- Stop Blaming Social Media - Posted April 10, 2014
The studies about how social media affects our emotions are inconsistent at best. One study says Facebook makes us hate our lives, another says ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Airlines Discover the Efficiency in Using Social For Customer Service - Posted April 8, 2014
When a plane is grounded or there are delays, customers sometimes vent their fury on Twitter. Airline companies recognize this reality and are getting wise to this sort of oblique customer service request. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Facts PR Pros Should Know About Social Media - Posted April 7, 2014
Yeah CNN. This isn't breaking news either. And yet, while everyone in public relations understands that social media is here to stay, it is still being fought by the old curmudgeons in the corner office. Why? Because it's too newfangled for th... [PRNewser]

Colleges Offer Photo Shoots; Students Can Discard the LinkedIn Selfie - Posted April 1, 2014
Have you ever seen a colleague upload a new LinkedIn profile photo and said to yourself, "A selfie? Really?!" What you really wanted to tell them how unprofessional it looked but alas, you held your breath instead. Well, according to a piece in ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Everything Upworthy Can Teach Journalists - Posted March 27, 2014
This week, New York magazine has a profile of the website we all love to hate: Upworthy. Upworthy is the bane of many a journalist's existence. It peddles in clicks, and has people sharing, painlessly and by the millions, pieces of content that concern topics we actually want to report on. A... [TVSpy]

Everything Upworthy Can Teach Journalists - Posted March 27, 2014
This week, New York magazine has a profile of the website we all love to hate: Upworthy. Upworthy is the bane of many a journalist's existence. It peddles in clicks, and has people sharing, painlessly and by the millions, pieces of content that concern topics we actually want to report on. A... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: Banks Don't Find Much Value in Social Media - Posted March 25, 2014
Two questions: do you follow your bank on social? More importantly, why? A Carlisle & Gallagher survey published in The Guardian... [PRNewser]

Social Media: How to Find Your Brand's Voice - Posted March 20, 2014
"People don't always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you made them feel." --Maya Angelou Influencing and persuading an audience requires connecting with them emotionally, but most of today's content marketing is simply brand advertising in disguise. Tapping into br... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Hangouts, Talk Outage | WhatsApp Privacy - Posted March 18, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Women Are More Likely to Get News Through Social Media - Posted March 17, 2014
We already knew that women use social media more often and in more ways than men do. So it may come as no surprise that women are more likely to get news from social platfor... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Facts You Might Not Know - Posted March 17, 2014
We're all social media experts, right? Well, did you know that: Canadians are the most active Facebook users YouTube reaches more Americans aged 18-34 than any cable network The number of tweets sent each day would fill a book 8,163 times longer tha... [PRNewser]

Twitter Slams Jenny McCarthy for Anti-Vaccine Stance - Posted March 17, 2014
On Thursday, The View co-host host Jenny McCarthy asked her 1.13 million Twitter followers: "What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks." As The Daily Beast ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Brands Can Learn From Wren's 'First Kiss' - Posted March 14, 2014
Wren's viral video of kissing strangers is further proof of how emotion drives social sharing. Unfortunately, the powerful emotional connection to the content felt by consumers may not have transferred to consumer connection to the brand. The video offers an interesting case study for brands -- and media outlets --... [SocialTimes.com]

What Brands Can Learn From Wren's Viral Video 'First Kiss' - Posted March 14, 2014
Wren's viral video of kissing strangers is further proof of how emotion drives social sharing. Unfortunately, the powerful emotional connection to the content felt by consumers may not have transferred to consumer connection to the brand. The video offers an interesting case study for brands -- and media outlets --... [AllFacebook]

How Social Media Has Become an Addiction [Infographic] - Posted March 11, 2014
Social networks take up a lot of our time. From compulsive checking and oversharing, to the loss of workout opportunities, we may be putting our physical and mental health at risk. The folks at the lifestyle blog Fix.com created an infographic showing just how detrimental social media can be. Just how deep... [SocialTimes.com]

Three Ways to Create a Memorable LinkedIn Headline - Posted March 11, 2014
If you want to stand out among a sea of other similar professionals on LinkedIn, listen up. This post on Top Dog Social Media outlines several click worthy ideas. 1. Identify what you offer and what makes you stellar. Here's an exa... [MediaJobsDaily]

SXSWi Day 3: Four Challenges of Social News Gathering - Posted March 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_144477" align="alignleft" width="600"] Jenkins and Carvin agree that it's more important to verify news gathered on social than to publish first, or even at all.[/caption] Journalists and news organizations are turning to the crowd's aid for reporting and photography, since the right person with a m... [SocialTimes.com]

SXSWi Day 2: The Truth About Teens and 6 Social Media Platforms They Use - Posted March 9, 2014
As social media becomes increasingly abundant, it becomes more difficult to pin down who's using it -- and for what. The relationship between teenagers and their social media use has been an oft-discussed topic, and Microsoft research analyst and author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Danah Boyd... [AllFacebook]

SXSWi Day 2: The Truth About Teens and 6 Social Media Platforms They Use - Posted March 9, 2014
As social media becomes increasingly abundant, it becomes more difficult to pin down who's using it -- and for what. The relationship between teenagers and their social media use has been an oft-discussed topic, and Microsoft research analyst and author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Danah Boyd... [SocialTimes.com]

Women Dominate Social Media Use -- and Value [Infographic] - Posted March 7, 2014
In the search for perfect demographic coverage, marketers often try to segment audiences for maximum efficiency. But by defining too narrowly, companies could easily miss their most loyal, engaged and active users: women. Indeed, according to an infographic created by Ruby Media Corporation, a digital marketing agency, women outpace men on five... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Sharing Could Provide a Shopping List For Pirates - Posted March 6, 2014
The Oscars are the highlight of the Hollywood calendar -- and with great exposure comes an increased interest in the nominees and winners. Social media was awash with Oscar content this Sunday, from coverage of the winners to Ellen's ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gearing Up For SXSWi: How to Organize Your Online Presence With RebelMouse - Posted March 4, 2014
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn -- sometimes it's just all too much to keep up with, especially when you're reporting for your publication remotely and expected to keep social media followers in the loop. And ... [TVSpy]

Age Discrimination Case Foiled By Daughter's Facebook Post - Posted March 4, 2014
Yet again, the power of social media proves its weight. Here's why: Patrick Snay won an $80,000 age discrimination settlement against his employer, Gulliver Preparatory School, in Florida. After being the private school's headmaster for years, they declined to renew his contract. Snay sued and won $10,000 in back wages and an... [TVNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Focuses on Mobile | Facebook Post Kills Settlement - Posted March 4, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Brands Lose 15% of New Followers in Three Weeks Without Engagement - Posted March 3, 2014
It would seem that social media users are growing a bit more demanding when it comes to the brands they follow. Last week a study told us that 68% of them simply... [PRNewser]

The Long and the Short of Social Media & Email Messages - Posted February 28, 2014
Illustration: Christine Daniloff and Jos -Luis Olivares/MIT  A new communication study by researchers at MIT's ... [AllFacebook]

The Long and the Short of Social Media & Email Messages - Posted February 28, 2014
Illustration: Christine Daniloff and Jos -Luis Olivares/MIT  A new communication study by researchers at MIT's ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: 68% of Social Media Users Ignore the Brands They Follow - Posted February 26, 2014
"Connect" is the key word here Stack another study on the pile questioning Facebook's promotional value. This one, from content management provider Kent... [PRNewser]

New Research Says Playing on Smartphones at Work is Beneficial to You & Employer - Posted February 24, 2014
If you've ever squeezed in a tweet here or there during your day job, you're not alone. And according to new research, you're making excellent strides since it's apparently a boon to business. According to ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Fuel Social Fandom - Posted February 24, 2014
Comedy Central's VP of digital marketing, Don Steele, VH1's VP of digital and social, Tom Chirico and MTV's VP of content and social media, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Unrest in Ukraine - Posted February 22, 2014
*The above image by Sergei Supinsky depicts the demonstrations in Ukraine, before and after from left to right. In March 2012, a Ukranian woman, Oksana Makar, was gang raped, burned alive and left for dead. Initially, her attackers were freed by the i... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Unrest in Ukraine - Posted February 22, 2014
*The above image by Sergei Supinsky depicts the demonstrations in Ukraine, before and after from left to right. In March 2012, a Ukranian woman, Oksana Makar, was gang raped, burned alive and left for dead. Initially, her attackers were freed by the i... [AllFacebook]

Social Media and the Uprising in Venezuela - Posted February 21, 2014
Once upon a time, the mass media dominated communication streams; gatekeepers decided what we should or shouldn't know and how information should be portrayed. But since the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Coke Repurposes Canine 'Cone of Shame' to Solve Humans' Addiction to Social Media - Posted February 21, 2014
Coca-Cola is taking a break from its trademark feel-good, heartwarming, Coke-could-create-world-peace-if-we'd-just-let-it c... [PRNewser]

How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic] - Posted February 20, 2014
Social media is fast becoming one of the main destinations for news online. An infographic created by the University of Florida Online, explores the evolution of the news industry and the way news is consumed. In 2012 there were 2.4 billion Internet users, and 1.4 billion of them were using social media.... [SocialTimes.com]

SURVEY: Most Brands Aren't Ready for Customer Service on Social - Posted February 14, 2014
Two facts we've established: Social media should be the new customer service line for all digitally forward brands PR should own it OK, maybe that second point is debatable. But the first is not--and a new study from Social Media Marketing... [PRNewser]

14 Social Media Trends for 2014 [Infographic] - Posted February 11, 2014
Social media platforms are constantly evolving, and social networks continue to attract marketers. Digital marketing agency Twin Engine looked at the industry trends and found that content marketing and big data are only going to become more important in 2014. Some other trends that digital marketers should take note of include: the... [SocialTimes.com]

How 'The Tonight Show' has changed because of social media - Posted February 9, 2014
Last week Jay Leno finished his 22 year run as the host of The Tonight Show. Among many mixed feelings Grantland's Steven Hyden ... [Lost Remote]

The Most-followed Pages on Google+ [Chart] - Posted February 7, 2014
Last week, we looked at the fastest-growing Google+ pages using Mediabistro's research tool, GPlusData. This week, we bring you the pages that have the most followers. While science dominated the fastest-growing pages, the top followed brands are pretty diverse in ... [AllFacebook]

The Most-followed Pages on Google+ [Chart] - Posted February 7, 2014
Last week, we looked at the fastest-growing Google+ pages using Mediabistro's research tool, GPlusData. This week, we bring you the pages that have the most followers. While science dominated the fastest-growing pages, the top followed brands are pretty diverse in ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Best Practices: 5 Tips for Sochi 2014 - Posted February 7, 2014
Social media professionals are all about Sochi this week. The 2014 Winter Olympics take place February 7-23 in Sochi, Russia -- the first Russian city to host the Winter Olympics. The Russian venue has been controversial, with many politicians boycotting the O... [SocialTimes.com]

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 201 will help those who are familiar wi... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Brand Won the Social Super Bowl? [Infographic] - Posted February 5, 2014
With a total of 12 million social media mentions in one day, many brands seized the opportunity to go viral or at least create some social buzz around the Super Bowl. Several were successful, others less so. Social media management company, Engagor, used its monitoring and analytics tools to determine the... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

How to Create a Winning Social Media Strategy - Posted February 4, 2014
Jessica Peterson, social media strategist and the author of a new book, Build Relationships and Business on Facebook, and Rebekah Radice, social media and digital marketing consultant, recently participated in a w... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Super Powers of Social Media Marketers [Infographic] - Posted February 4, 2014
Did you know that auto posting to Facebook decreases likes and comments by 70 percent? Or that 83 percent of consumers say that social media interaction increases their likelihood of buying? Posting to social media is a balancing act. It's not enough to create content and send out a few tweets. Engaging... [AllFacebook]

The Super Bowl & Social Media - Posted January 31, 2014
The Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl. Whether you are a fan of the game, commercials, food or offshoots (Puppy Bowl, anyone?), the experience is a dream social-media scenario. Fans plus engagement equals happy brands. It also makes for happy consumers. Are you monitoring Super Bowl social... [SocialTimes.com]

Steve Buttry Wants to Change How You Work (It Will Be Better, We Promise) - Posted January 30, 2014
Most of our newsrooms, if we're honest, are print organizations with the digital initiative "bolted on." Or so admitted Digital First Media CEO John Paton. I can't decide ... [TVSpy]

7 Social Media Blunders to Avoid - Posted January 29, 2014
Although there are numerous actions a company can take to improve client outreach and interaction, there are also many things to avoid. Social media errors show a lack of competence and lower the fans' and followers' confidence. "Social media is not much different than face-to-face interaction," said Nailah Blades, co-founder of Donna+Nail... [SocialTimes.com]

LA Tech Spotlight: Angelo Sotira, Co-Founder & CEO, DeviantART - Posted January 24, 2014
Los Angeles-based deviantART is the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts. Images in social media may have exploded over the last several years, but deviantART, founded in 2000, was way ahead of the curve. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Reputation: Companies Struggle to Keep Up - Posted January 23, 2014
Companies are having a hard time keeping up with social media. Eighty percent of customer service inquires over social go unanswered, and companies would do well to ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Hottest Social Network These Days? Not Facebook -- But It's Owned By Them - Posted January 22, 2014
Facebook remains the undisputed king of social networks. If you're sharing your stories or looking for sources, your time is well spent there. But if you want to keep up and catch up with your audience, you can't be only there, especially as the web moves to an ever more-visually driven medium.... [10,000 Words]

The Hottest Social Network These Days? Not Facebook -- But It's Owned By Them - Posted January 22, 2014
Facebook remains the undisputed king of social networks. If you're sharing your stories or looking for sources, your time is well spent there. But if you want to keep up and catch up with your audience, you can't be only there, especially as the web moves to an ever more-visually driven medium.... [TVSpy]

Social Media Curation: !nstant Gets Funding from the Knight Foundation - Posted January 22, 2014
The Knight Foundation announced today that it would fund 24 new projects as part of its prototype fund. !nstant, a social curation tool, is one of the proj... [SocialTimes.com]

Academy Awards Nominations & Social Media - Posted January 17, 2014
Whether you live in Los Angeles -- or just love the movies -- it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of award season. The 86th annual Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, Ja... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Tips For Responding to Customer Feedback on Social Media - Posted January 15, 2014
Customers may be turning to social media for their customer service needs, but companies aren't keeping up and 80 percent of customer service queries are ignored on social media. Whil... [SocialTimes.com]

Are Social Networks Fighting For Your Attention? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 14, 2014
Social media has made communication as easy as a few taps on your smartphone. Now, it's simple to share news with friends and family despite having busy lives. Networking can be just as efficient over Twitter and LinkedIn as attending a get-together. But do you feel like there are simply too... [AllFacebook]

Are Social Networks Fighting For Your Attention? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 14, 2014
Social media has made communication as easy as a few taps on your smartphone. Now, it's simple to share news with friends and family despite having busy lives. Networking can be just as efficient over Twitter and LinkedIn as attending a get-together. But do you feel like there are simply too... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media and Golden Globes | Microsoft Twitter Account Hacking - Posted January 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

USA Today and the Art of Citing Sources - Posted January 9, 2014
The great Romensko writes about a small kerfuffle involving Scott Bateman (known as @Disalmanacarian), the esteemed USA Today and a little known act of plagiarism. But wait, we have pictures: ... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [TVSpy]

Judd Apatow on social media's role in season 3 of HBO's 'Girls' - Posted January 7, 2014
At the season 3 premiere of Girls Monday night, we caught up with Judd Apatow and asked him if social media will play a role in the... [Lost Remote]

The Year In Social Media, A 2013 Recap [Infographic] - Posted January 6, 2014
Social media has become a cornerstone of effective marketing strategy. Within five years, social media is expected to comprise, on average, 22% of overall marketing budgets. This year Youtube reached more 18-34 year olds than any cable network, vine sharing dropped on Twitter by almost 40% the day Instagram video launched,... [SocialTimes.com]

The Most Disillusioned Group of Social Media Users? Millennials. - Posted January 5, 2014
Is social media alienating us from one another or does technology strengthen our relationships? Because the evidence is contradictory, the debate rages on. Media and communication studies often conclude that there are positive links between technology and our social lives whereas social s... [Lost Remote]

The Most Disillusioned Group of Social Media Users? Millennials. - Posted January 5, 2014
Is social media alienating us from one another or does technology strengthen our relationships? Because the evidence is contradictory, the debate rages on. Media and communication studies often conclude that there are positive links between technology and our social lives whereas social s... [SocialTimes.com]

How Your Social Media Profile Could Cost you Your Next Job - Posted January 4, 2014
Job candidates are often asked to hand over their social media password information, friend hiring managers or log on to a company computer during an interview. Many potential employees, caught off guard and desperate for work, give u... [AllFacebook]

How Your Social Media Profile Could Cost you Your Next Job - Posted January 4, 2014
Job candidates are often asked to hand over their social media password information, friend hiring managers or log on to a company computer during an interview. Many potential employees, caught off guard and desperate for work, give u... [SocialTimes.com]

Are We Being Socially Stunted by Social Media? - Posted January 3, 2014
Since social media graduated from a time-passer to a must have, people have been curious about its effects. The current myth is that the internet is making us distant from our loved ones, and from "real" interactions with society. The Telegraph contributor Kate Bussmann examined ... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Social Media New Year's Resolutions - Posted December 30, 2013
Now is the perfect time to evaluate your social media strategy and figure out how to be more successful in the new year. Here are 6 Social Media New Year's Resolutions for 2014. 1. Research new social media platforms. The social media landscape is constantly changing, so be on the lookou... [AllFacebook]

6 Social Media New Year's Resolutions - Posted December 30, 2013
Now is the perfect time to evaluate your social media strategy and figure out how to be more successful in the new year. Here are 6 Social Media New Year's Resolutions for 2014. 1. Research new social media platforms. The social media landscape is constantly changing, so be on the lookou... [SocialTimes.com]

5 1/2 Best Twitter Practices [Infographic] - Posted December 26, 2013
This infographic provides easy-to-remember advice to get the most out of using Twitter for business. *photo credit: Josh Semans... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Love or Lose Your Customers [Infographic] - Posted December 26, 2013
Did you know that between 40-70 percent of customers end relationships with businesses that provide bad customer service experiences? Or that it takes 12 positive service experiences to make up for one negative experience? Check out the following infographics to understand how to better serve your customers so that they'll love... [SocialTimes.com]

'My Social Book' Turns Your Facebook Timeline into an Actual Book - Posted December 21, 2013
"My Social Book" captures your timeline's memories and events (birthdays, weddings, concerts, pets) in a physical book. If you ever worry about forgetting or losing all of the information on your Facebook time... [AllFacebook]

The Story of a Man's Life Told through the Facebook Interface [Video] - Posted December 21, 2013
Maxime Lu re's three minute video of a man's life as seen on his Facebook page makes one think of the autobiographical nature of social media and its omnipresence in many of our lives. The music rocks, too (Rolling Stones--Paint it Black). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejL3nMl9hRY  ... [SocialTimes.com]

When is the Best Time to Tweet? - Posted December 19, 2013
The folks over at Buffer collected Twitter research and stats to help you find the best time to tweet. Twitter engagement for brands is 17% higher on weekends: On the other hand, an Argyle Social stu... [SocialTimes.com]

Italians React To 'Hate With Friends' on Twitter - Posted December 19, 2013
The new site, "Hate With Friends," a familiar take on "Bang With Friends" (now called "Down"), lets you to "find out if you and a Facebook friend mutually hate each other." Simply connect via your Facebook a... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Tips for Proper Holiday Social Media Etiquette - Posted December 17, 2013
It's the end of the year, and party season is in full swing. Holiday party rules are a little different - guests are more likely to let their guard down, have a glass of something, and start posting without planning. Whether it's a work pa... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Social Media Fails of 2013 - Posted December 16, 2013
Come on, now. You knew this was coming. Before we get started, a few points: 1. The entire PRNewser team extends our deepest sympathies to the real-life "people" involved in these incidents. 2. Comments are open, so please denigrate the nominees loudly. ... [PRNewser]

More Than Half of US Residents Get News From Social Media - Posted December 10, 2013
Social media is being used as a news source by bigger percentages of its users. 52 percent of Twitter users and 47 percent of Facebook users are using their feeds to get the latest news. Reddit is by far the most relied on for news, but it represents such a small... [SocialTimes.com]

Uh-Oh, SpaghettiOs: Social Media & Pearl Harbor Fail - Posted December 9, 2013
Over the weekend, Campbells Soup did something that was not so mmm-mmm-good. Some social media and art directors within the organization got together to produce a winning recipe to... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT's Embargo Fiasco | AOL EIC Out | SpaghettiOs' Tweet - Posted December 9, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT's Embargo Fiasco | AOL EIC Out | SpaghettiOs' Tweet - Posted December 9, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

New Survey Reveals Majority of Workers Succumb to Cyber Monday Shopping (at Work) - Posted December 2, 2013
Ah, we know the drill. You're at work. A click here, a click there, a click everywhere. After all, it's Cyber Monday and there are steals and deals to be had! As per a new CareerBuilder survey (via ... [TVNewser]

New Survey Reveals Majority of Workers Succumb to Cyber Monday Shopping (at Work) - Posted December 2, 2013
Ah, we know the drill. You're at work. A click here, a click there, a click everywhere. After all, it's Cyber Monday and there are steals and deals to be had! As per a new CareerBuilder survey (via ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Social Media Decodes Fattah Arrest on Thursday, Resurrects #freeAlaa Hashtag - Posted November 29, 2013
Egyptian activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested on Thursday in a violent attack at his residence. On Tuesday, protestors in Egypt were violently dispersed after a new law banning street protests was put into effect. Fifty-one people were arrested, among them Fattah's sister, Mona ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Professionals & Coworking - Posted November 27, 2013
While friends who work at traditional companies are talking about holiday parties and potlucks, those who work on their own might be feeling like something is missing. After all, social media people are, by nature, social. The company atmosphere seems esp... [SocialTimes.com]

LA Tech Spotlight: Kyla Brennan, Founder, HelloSociety - Posted November 22, 2013
Los Angeles is known for much more than the entertainment industry. A hub for startups, there's no shortage of up-and-coming social and tech businesses. Great businesses frequently come from the sheer virtue of working on something else. And no one knows that better than Angelenos. Two years ago, Kyla B... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Simple Tips to Increase Social Media Engagement - Posted November 21, 2013
Flacks, we all need help. Digital is not where "things are going." It is where things are at. Unfortunately, many PR pros are being left in the dust out of ignorance or even "good ol' day" syndrome. There are the ubiquitous "social media agencies" snatching your prospects everywhere. And why? Because we... [PRNewser]

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 ... [TVNewser]

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]

#PRFail: Newport Beach Marketing Director Fired Over LAX Shooting Tweet - Posted November 7, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77074" align="alignleft" width="384"] TSA agents leave flowers and say a prayer at a memorial at LAX. Funny, right?[/caption] If you are responsible for social media in any fashion, you strive to know what is trending in pop culture. That useles... [PRNewser]

How Your Google+ Profile Can Help Your Articles Links Stand Out - Posted November 6, 2013
By now, you've probably noticed that when you search on Google, sometimes the articles in the results pop up with a person's headshot and link to their Google+ page. Case in point: How did I make that happen? I dusted off Google Plus... [TVSpy]

cyPOP: The Story of an LA-Based Social Startup - Posted October 31, 2013
LA's Tech scene is growing and, along with it, the number of LA-based social media sites. One of the most recent additions is cyPOP - a new type of social media platform which connects people through common interests. Co-founder and president Josie Baik started... [AllFacebook]

cyPOP: The Story of an LA-Based Social Startup - Posted October 31, 2013
LA's Tech scene is growing and, along with it, the number of LA-based social media sites. One of the most recent additions is cyPOP - a new type of social media platform which connects people through common interests. Co-founder and president Josie Baik started... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

What are the Top 5 Social Media Trends of 2014? - Posted October 30, 2013
Okay flacks. Regardless your age, you can't ignore the power of social media. You have tried not to embrace it but you know that's an exercise in futility, right? You think that ... [PRNewser]

Pepto Bismol Tweet Proves to be a Runny Decision - Posted October 30, 2013
Social media policies are a real thing. At least, they should be when it comes to large corporations. Content strategy, link building, hashtags and trends. And then there's that whole proofreading thing. Research for sources should be three-deep. Mandatory. Editing shouldn't be any different. You are not perfect. I'm not perfec... [PRNewser]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [semanticweb.com]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [AllTwitter]

5 Ways to Promote Live Events Using Social Media - Posted October 26, 2013
No matter what the city, there is always competition to have the best event and draw the largest crowd. The main challenge is to get the word out about your event ... and to help the potential audience see the value in attending your event instead of another. Although there is... [SocialTimes.com]

Mediabistro Launches GPlusData Pro For Google Plus Analytics - Posted October 25, 2013
Mediabistro announced that its GPlusData.com website, the leading provider of Google Plus analytics data to thousands of users, has launched a paid subscription service offering even more comprehensive statistics on Google Plus profiles. ... [TVSpy]

Executive Recruiter Reveals Insider Tips for Getting Hired on LinkedIn - Posted October 24, 2013
Want to leverage your LinkedIn profile to the fullest? Meet Elizabeth Garzarelli, executive recruiter, licensed professional counselor and author of the new e-book, How To Get Recruited On Linkedin! According to Gar... [TVNewser]

Job Seekers, Listen Up! New Site Cleans Up Your Digital Dirt - Posted October 23, 2013
Have you ever Googled yourself? Come on, 'fess up. We all should do it to see what recruiters find when they search our names. Plus, it's a way to scan anything questionable and monitor your online presence. Similar to auditing photos on Facebook when you get tagged, it's always wise to manage... [TVNewser]

BizBrag Helps Businesses Make the Most of Local Pages - Posted October 22, 2013
Startup: BizBrag Founders: Hunter Sherman and Brian Smith Launched: 2012 Base: Austin, TX ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Tips to Promote Online Events Using Social Media - Posted October 21, 2013
Hosting an online event is an excellent way to call attention to your brand or company. But how do you fight through the noise, so your event gets the attention and attendance it deserves? First step, create a landing page for the event, as well as an event on Facebook and Google+.... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Affects Image as Girls Combat 'Thigh Gap' - Posted October 18, 2013
"Cyberbullying." This is a word that has caught on like wildfire in this real-time, social media world. It's not enough that children are victimized by the mean girls or the old bullies in school. Now, if someone has a weed against your niece or nephew, sibling, child or anyone else, they just... [PRNewser]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

10 Awesome Tips To Skyrocket Your Social Media ROI - Posted October 4, 2013
(The following is a guest post from Maggie Robinson, co-founder of Frostbox, on ways to help optimize the ROI of your social media efforts.) "Create it and they will come" may work in some businesses, but unless you do the legwork, you c... [SocialTimes.com]

Breaking Bad Does Good with Finale Social Media - Posted September 30, 2013
Breaking Bad's much anticipated series farewell hit it out of the ball park, especially where social media is concerned. The show, which engaged fans from the get-go, had a satisfying conclusion. The social media farewell, where the show's creator, network, stars, and fans came togethe... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Determined The Viral Twerking Video Was Fake - Posted September 13, 2013
It generated more than 10 million views before viral video maestro Jimmy Kimmel admitted he with the twerkin... [SocialTimes.com]

'Social Media Manager' Jobs Are on the Way Out - Posted September 13, 2013
It's still great to be a social media "ninja", "guru", "maven" or "master", but those phrases probably won't appear in your next job title (thank God). Neither will "manager." Yes, you can now earn ... [PRNewser]

Twitter Measures Global Reaction to President's Speech on Syria - Posted September 11, 2013
Before a word was uttered, pundits, politicos and casual observers were taking to social media to weigh in on President Obama's proposed strike on Syria as he made his case with Congress and the American people. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [TVNewser]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

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... [PRNewser]

3 Paid Social Media Monitoring Tools - Posted August 29, 2013
There are plenty of free - or mostly free - social media monitoring tools available to track engagement, listen to consumers, and monitor reach. There are also tools available for a fee. Here are 3 great pa... [SocialTimes.com]

HootSuite University Moving into J-School Classrooms - Posted August 29, 2013
It's back to school time and the debate about how to teach journalism is already underway. As academics debate the 'teaching hospital model' and hackathons, ... [10,000 Words]

HootSuite University Moving into J-School Classrooms - Posted August 29, 2013
It's back to school time and the debate about how to teach journalism is already underway. As academics debate the 'teaching hospital model' and hackathons, ... [TVSpy]

The Fine Brothers on Engaging with Fans Beyond YouTube - Posted August 28, 2013
Back in 2012, the fraternal YouTube powerhouse of Benny and Rafi Fine, aka The Fine Brothers, launched MyMusic - a YouTube-based mockumentary web series, in the style of The Office or Mode... [SocialTimes.com]

The Fine Brothers on Engaging with Fans Beyond YouTube - Posted August 28, 2013
Back in 2012, the fraternal YouTube powerhouse of Benny and Rafi Fine, aka The Fine Brothers, launched MyMusic - a YouTube-based mockumentary web series, in the style of The Office or Mode... [AllFacebook]

7 Free Social Monitoring Tools - Posted August 27, 2013
It is imperative to monitor your name, company, and/or brand at all times in order to listen, engage, and respond to your audience. Who is talking about you? What do they need? How can you help? Since it's impossible to be everywhere at once, there are an abundance of options for... [SocialTimes.com]

An Unscientific, Yet Revealing Look at Anthony Weiner's Social Media Strategy [Infographic] - Posted August 19, 2013
Anthony Weiner's digital strategy is unconventional, to say the least. He may be running for New York City mayor in the real world, but online, his racy photos and sexts from years ago are still the main topic of conversation. This begs the question: does he regret hitting "send" on those... [AllFacebook]

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]

Social Networks and the Social Contract of Free Speech - Posted August 12, 2013
In recent months there has been some controversy about free speech on the internet. The consensus may be that freedom of speech was a good thing when it came to the so-called Arab Spring and Occupy Movements. However, it was a more destructive force when it came to the proliferation of... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Networks and the Social Contract of Free Speech - Posted August 12, 2013
In recent months there has been some controversy about free speech on the internet. The consensus may be that freedom of speech was a good thing when it came to the so-called Arab Spring and Occupy Movements. However, it was a more destructive force when it came to the proliferation of... [AllFacebook]

4 Ways to Rank Higher in Google Search - Posted August 12, 2013
Oh, Google: the search engine of our life. How many times have you answered our most embarrassing and inane questions -- without a second of hesitation (literally)? Google, in all of its infinite glory, can also be an invaluable tool for building your personal brand online. In the latest Mediabistro feature, we... [10,000 Words]

4 Ways to Rank Higher in Google Search - Posted August 12, 2013
Oh, Google: the search engine of our life. How many times have you answered our most embarrassing and inane questions -- without a second of hesitation (literally)? Google, in all of its infinite glory, can also be an invaluable tool for building your personal brand online. In the latest Mediabistro feature, we... [TVSpy]

Deep Dive Into Social Media Platforms In 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 9, 2013
L2 Think Tank's Social Platforms 2013 study, covering 247 brands across 15 different social platforms, offers a deep dive into the current moment in social media. Insights include the ROI of social media vs. more trad... [AllTwitter]

In The Age of SEO, How Do You Change Your Name After Marriage? - Posted August 7, 2013
In all of my preparations for my recent wedding, I didn't plan for this one question that still lingers over me unsettled more than a week after the pastor pronounced me a wife in late July. How will changing my last name affect my SEO and search engine placement? Is it... [TVSpy]

Firefox Adds a Share Button to the Browsing Experience - Posted August 6, 2013
Mozilla has redesigned Firefox to bring social media elements to the forefront of the free web browser. The latest version, Firefox 23, includes a "share" button at the top navigation bar. This button makes it possible to "post an interesting article to your profile, share a recipe with your friends or send... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

National Ice Cream Month Goes Social - Posted July 31, 2013
July is National Ice Cream Month! Dessert pics are scrumptious, tempting, and calorie-free, giving ice cream brands plenty of possibilities for highly sharable social posts. So, let's take a look at how top ice cream brands chose to celebrate this very important social holiday. Baskin-Robbins. Facebook: 6,671,756 likes; Twitter: 64,980 followers ... [SocialTimes.com]

A Teen Speaks: 10 Days Without Facebook - Posted July 29, 2013
Recently, I returned from spending ten days overseas. During this time, I had no internet, no phone reception and at times, no electricity, meaning that yes (shudder), I was without unlimited access to Facebook. And guess what? This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I survived! Quite... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [AgencySpy]

A Teen Speaks: What does your profile picture really say about you? - Posted July 26, 2013
Choosing a profile picture is no easy task. We want something that actually represents us as people, right? I mean, just because you like your new kitten doesn't mean you'd make your profile pic one of it, or even one of you two together. In fact, definitely not one of you... [SocialTimes.com]

A Teen Speaks: 'Keyboard Warriors' and How to Deal With Them - Posted July 25, 2013
Keyboard warriors. They seem to be everywhere these days: on Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram and Tumblr from screenshots from Facebook and Twitter. Anyone can be tough when a computer screen and however many kilometers it is between them and the person they're attacking protects them. And sure, it might get... [SocialTimes.com]

Textalytics Takes Its Custom Solution To The Masses With Meaning As A Service Offering - Posted July 22, 2013
Meaning as a service. That's the idea behind Daedalus' new offering, Textalytics. The company's history is in doing custom text analytics solutions for big customers, and the new service brings to a wider base its experience providing application-specific APIs to... [AllTwitter]

7 Ways To Strengthen Your Personal Brand, For Recent Grads And Job Hunters - Posted July 19, 2013
"Everything you post on social media impacts your personal brand. How do you want to be known?" - Lisa Horn, The Publicity Gal It's the middle of a hot, lazy summer for many recent grads: that time of year where all your responsibilities are thrown out the window and you get in... [SocialTimes.com]

7 Summer TV Shows Using Social Media - Posted July 17, 2013
Remember when summer TV was filled with nothing but reruns? You counted down the days until your television favorites returned in the fall and consoled yourself by watching DVDs and movies. Now you don't even have to go to cable or satellite to watch first-run episodes. There are plenty of scripte... [SocialTimes.com]

Victor Cruz: I Wouldn't Be Opposed to a Twitter Editor - Posted July 15, 2013
Back from two weeks' vacation, Dan Patrick and the Danettes relaunched things in the Man Cave this morning with a timely guest: New York Giants wide receiver ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Victor Cruz: I Wouldn't Be Opposed to a Twitter Editor - Posted July 15, 2013
Back from two weeks' vacation, Dan Patrick and the Danettes relaunched things in the Man Cave this morning with a timely guest: New York Giants wide receiver ... [FishbowlNY]

Thanks to Social Media, New Survey Reveals Employers Discover Reasons Not to Extend Job Offers - Posted June 28, 2013
By now we all know the importance of cleaning up our social media profiles since it's not uncommon for recruiters and hiring managers to search but a new survey seconds that notion. In fact, ... [TVNewser]

5 Tips for Handling a Business Crisis on Social Media - Posted June 28, 2013
What do you do when your business or brand is receiving unwanted media attention? Whether you're dealing with a disgruntled customer or former employee, product or company issue, or celeb scandal (Hello, Paula Deen), social media will play a prominent role in damage control. Here are 5 things... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Cool Takeaways from Silicon Beach Fest - Posted June 27, 2013
With elements of social media in most of the panels, Silicon Beach Fest exemplified the convergence of online and real-life social at its best! Silicon Beach Fest, whi... [SocialTimes.com]

White House Lands On Instagram - Posted June 26, 2013
The White House today launched an Instagram account, Mr. Obama's social media team tweeted. The team is very careful about passing itself off as the actual voice of the president: Tweets posted by him are followed by "-bo." Today's tweet also included a disclosure that not all future Instagram photos will be... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media During a Crisis: 5 Tips - Posted June 19, 2013
Natural and unnatural disasters have become a little too common in this day and age. Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma are only a few of the most recent crises. The good news: social media is a powerful tool people can... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Stats on 7 Popular Hotel Chains [Infographic] - Posted June 14, 2013
Just in time for summer vacation, Viralheat has released an infographic that shows which major hotel chains have the most fans on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Marriott has the highest number of official fans, with 234,992 Twitter Followers and 1,153,403 Facebook Likes. Wyndham had the smallest fan base, with 1,144... [SocialTimes.com]

Are We Stuck with Hashtags and Like Buttons? - Posted June 13, 2013
The coverage on Nieman Journalism Lab yesterday of the ... [10,000 Words]

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]

EW's Jess Cagle on How Social TV Helps Print Magazines - Posted May 29, 2013
It's accepted knowledge that digital is upending traditional media. But sometimes, that's just not the case. In the latest installment of Mediabistro's So What Do You Do?, Entertainment Weekly managing editor ... [Lost Remote]

How to Start A Twitter Chat - Posted May 24, 2013
Hosting a Twitter chat is an excellent way to increase your value as an expert and set yourself apart in your industry. Before launching a chat, it's important to develop a Twitter following. Fill out your Twitter profile completely, including profile and header photo. Follow those in your in... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Can Help or Harm Your Online Reputation [Infographic] - Posted May 22, 2013
Social media is a key factor in managing a brand's online reputation, according to an analysis by MDG Advertising. Research shows that 92 percent of consumers trust the brand recommendations they receive from friends and family, and that 70 percent also value other consumers's opinions online. Combining case studies, statistics, and... [SocialTimes.com]

Interview: How Brooklyn Bowl Uses Social Media - Posted May 21, 2013
Brooklynites love Brooklyn Bowl for its 16 bowling lanes, live concerts, cushy leather seats, fried chicken from Blue Ribbon, and selection of Brooklyn Brewery beers, but how does the rest of the world discover a remote corner of Williamsburg that's big enough for a whole bowling alle... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media's Role in the Future of Investing [Infographic] - Posted May 16, 2013
In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that companies can use social media to disclose business information instead of sending a press release as long as the investors have been notified in advance. Marketwired commissioned research to see how Wall Street would react to the news and discovered that 70... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Social Media Is the New Face of Disaster Response [Infographic] - Posted May 14, 2013
Can disaster victims get by with a little help from their Facebook friends? In this infographic, USF's Online MPA program makes a case for social media as the new face of disaster response by illustrating the role that social networks played in the Haiti earthquake of 2010, Japan's tsunami and earthquake... [SocialTimes.com]

The 10 Most Influential Brands on Social Media - Posted May 10, 2013
A new study suggests that people prefer to go straight to the source when it comes to learning about social media. Influence analytics company Appinions reports that the most influential brands on the topic of social media are primarily social brands like Facebook and Twitter. Readers also turn to... [SocialTimes.com]

The 10 Most Influential Brands on Social Media - Posted May 10, 2013
A new study suggests that people prefer to go straight to the source when it comes to learning about social media. Influence analytics company Appinions reports that the most influential brands on the topic of social media are primarily social brands like Facebook and Twitter. Readers also turn to... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Chat Etiquette: 5 Tips - Posted May 10, 2013
Twitter chats are an excellent way to catch up with your audience. You can show expertise, as well as develop and expand your community. There's no pressure to participate. You can sit back and read the chats in real time, and join in when you are ready. The best Twitter chats are... [SocialTimes.com]

When Does Customer Sentiment Matter? - Posted May 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_37037" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: Flickr/katerha[/caption] Among the topics covered at this week's Sentiment Analysis' Symposium was an exploration of just how much the negative or positive expression of sentiment about a company or a prod... [semanticweb.com]

Have Critics of Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Changed Their Tune or Just Reduced the Volume? [Study] - Posted May 9, 2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked debate among remote workers worldwide when she introduced a new telecommuting policy in February that sent many of her own employees back to the office. After a period of silence, Mayer defended her decision, adding that it "was wrongly pe... [SocialTimes.com]

How Jay Mohr's Fox Sports Radio Show Depends on Social Media - Posted May 8, 2013
"If my listeners don't call, tweet, text, email or Facebook, I don't have a show," said Jay Mohr in the latest installment of Mediabistro's So What Do You Do? The man of multi... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Helped a Dad Who Lost His Savings to 'Evil Carnies' - Posted May 6, 2013
A cautionary tale became a story of compassion when social media users rallied to help a man who lost his life savings trying to win an X-Box for his kids in a carnival game and walked away with nothing but a stuffed banana with dreadlocks as a prize. After local news station... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Missed the Mark for Predicting 'Iron Man 3' Box Office Sales - Posted May 6, 2013
Social media analysts predicted that "Iron Man 3" would bring in more than $300 million in the box office this weekend, but results show that ticket sales, although high, were not quite that high. Screenings in the U.S. and Canada brought in $175.3 million between Thursday night and Sunday, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: The Future of Social Selling - Posted May 6, 2013
Sales professionals see the value of social media, but are still in the early stages of measuring ROI, according to a report conducted by Forrester Research and commissioned by Hearsay Social. Using social media, 80 percent of customers discover new brands, products, and services through family and friends, while 36 percent rely... [SocialTimes.com]

New Competition Lets You Vote For The MOOC You'd Like To See Produced - Posted May 3, 2013
MOOCs (massive open online courses) are gaining greater ground. Earlier this year we looked at some semantics-related MOOCs of study from outfits like Coursera, edX and ... [AllTwitter]

Interns at the Weather Channel Work in Twitter-Powered Tornado - Posted May 1, 2013
As an intern, maybe you fetched your share of coffee for colleagues but this story is quite unusual... Our friends at AOL Jobs mentioned the Weather Channel interns are involved with a simulated tornado on camera as part of "Tornado Week." No worries though, the @TornadoWeek Twitter feed indicated, "No interns were... [MediaJobsDaily]

3 Things to Think About When Combining Newsletters and Social Media - Posted April 30, 2013
Newsletters are used for many reasons - to keep your audience informed, showcase expertise, expand reach, increase sales, and generally remind your audience that you exist. However, for even better results, incorporate newsletters into your content plan for social media. Build your ... [SocialTimes.com]

Chart: These 10 Brands Are 'Socially Devoted' To You - Posted April 30, 2013
T-Mobile and DISH are the most responsive U.S. businesses on Facebook, according to the results of Socialbakers' first quarterly report for 2013. This chart ranks the "Top 10 Socially Devoted Brands" for customer service by response time and rate relative to the number of fans. Socialbakers defines Socially Devoted brands as... [SocialTimes.com]

Visualizing Facebook's Social Graph - Posted April 29, 2013
It's probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It's also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about... [Lost Remote]

Visualizing Facebook's Social Graph - Posted April 29, 2013
It's probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It's also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about... [AllFacebook]

Where to Follow the 2013 NFL Draft on Social Media - Posted April 25, 2013
Tonight the NFL will begin to announce its draft picks for the upcoming football season. Stars will be made, dreams will be crushed, and plenty of bets will be placed on the outcome of this event. Here's where to follow along on social media. 1. Before you get lost in the Twittersphere,... [SocialTimes.com]

Kara Swisher Speaks on the Adria Richards Social Media Backlash - Posted April 24, 2013
With 20 years of experience, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher has seen more than her fair share of digital scandals. However, she calls the recent lashing blogger ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Swipp Plus Brings Structured Social Intelligence To Businesses - Posted April 22, 2013
Swipp, which in January launched its social intelligence platform and consumer social networking app (see our story here), today follows through on the plans it alluded to then of letting businesses leverage ... [semanticweb.com]

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]

5 Ways to Go Social for Earth Day - Posted April 18, 2013
Earth Day is on April 22. The event, which started in 1970, was created to demonstrate support and awareness of environmental causes. Earth Day and technology are not things people usually associate with one another. However, social media shines light on events, causes, and holidays. Earth D... [SocialTimes.com]

Has Social Media Killed the Postcard? [Infographic] - Posted April 17, 2013
When was the last time you sent a postcard while you were on vacation? If it's been a while, you're not alone. According to a recent survey, 28 percent of travelers now use social media to tell friends about their trip, while only 6 percent are sending postcards. Out of the... [SocialTimes.com]

Podcast: Social Media Resources for Boston Survivors and Friends - Posted April 16, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed a few resources that show technology at its most useful during a crisis like the one that runners, event organizers, and spectators faced yesterday at the Boston Marathon. First on the list was Google's ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Places to Use your Smartphone for Personal Use - Posted April 12, 2013
Let's get personal about our smartphones. We love them for business, and they're a wonderful tool that makes every part of our lives easier. "Whether [you use your smartphone] as a second screen while viewing advertisements, settling a debate at a bar, looking for a specific address, whatever t... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Places to Use your Smartphone for Business - Posted April 11, 2013
Remember a time when you could not go anywhere without your laptop? You used it for scheduling, taking notes, presentations, etc. These days, with smartphones and tablets, it's almost as if a weight has been lifted off of you. Actually, it has. A smartphone is an email center, research device, ca... [SocialTimes.com]

Andy Cohn on How The Fader Is Thriving in the Digital Age - Posted April 10, 2013
In the latest installment of Mediabistro's So What Do You Do? column, Andy Cohn, president and publisher of The Fade... [10,000 Words]

Executives Prefer LinkedIn Over Other Social Media Sites - Posted April 10, 2013
Business executives at the director level and above prefer LinkedIn as their go-to social media site, as Forbes mentioned a recent study conducted by DHR International and Modern Survey... [MediaJobsDaily]

9 Out of 10 Tax Preparers Are Not on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted April 9, 2013
Tax Day in the U.S. is rapidly approaching. While the larger tax preparation services like H&R Block and Turbo Tax have already ventured onto social media to reach out to customers, a recent study shows that accountants at independent firms are being left behind. Analysts at SMBDigitalSc... [SocialTimes.com]

NCAA March Madness: The Social Media Final Four [Infographic] - Posted April 5, 2013
As the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament compete for a spot in the championship game, their fellow students, alumni, and fans are cheering them on via Twitter. Can the amount of social media buzz influence the outcome of the game? Not necessarily, but Twitter does amplify the overall... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

LinkedIn Explains How Professionals Use Social Media to Shop for Gadgets - Posted April 2, 2013
Professionals are turning to their networks and other experts to make decisions about their next smartphone, tablet, or other gadget on LinkedIn, according to the results of the company's annual Consumer Technology study. In general,... [SocialTimes.com]

Real-Time Marketing: Why You'll Get Nowhere Without Measurement - Posted April 1, 2013
By Mike Ricci, vice president of digital and product marketing at Webtrends. Thanks to Oreo's Super Bowl #DunkInTheDark tweet, Taco Bell's Rockumentary at SXSW, and some short, but eye-catching brand-to-brand Twitter combat (... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Places you Should Never use your Smartphone - Posted March 29, 2013
We love our smartphones - so much in fact that we want to take them everywhere. You and your phone may be attached at the hip, or pocket, but there are some places where putting it away is the smart thing to do. "The elevator is off limits - too small a... [SocialTimes.com]

No Sleep Till Brooklyn: Inside MTV's Social Media Campaign for the VMAs - Posted March 28, 2013
MTV's annual Video Music Awards are coming to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first time on Aug. 25, marking the Moonman's greatest expedition since the moon landing. To commemorate the occasion, MTV revealed the news slowly over Instagram, Facebook, and Twi... [SocialTimes.com]

Want to Create Sticky Social Content? Focus on the Good News - Posted March 21, 2013
This helpful social media hint may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating: good news is the stickiest news. We all know that we can't create truly viral content, no matter how hard we try--but human psychology ... [PRNewser]

Why Facebook Needs An 'I Don't Care' Button [Infographic] - Posted March 19, 2013
When browsing through your Facebook newsfeed, how often do you come across friends' posts that you just don't care about? Who cares what your cousin ate for lunch, or that your neighbor hasn't done his laundry in three weeks? That's why, according to themaplekind.com... [SocialTimes.com]

Reddit Partners With YouTube to Bring Video to Site - Posted March 18, 2013
The vibrant social news site Reddit said today that it had partnered with YouTube to deliver original videos based on the site's features. Reddit launched three videos that stem from its "Explain Like I'm Five" feature, first reported in an... [AllFacebook]

Reddit Partners With YouTube to Bring Video to Site - Posted March 18, 2013
The vibrant social news site Reddit said today that it had partnered with YouTube to deliver original videos based on the site's features. Reddit launched three videos that stem from its "Explain Like I'm Five" feature, first reported in an... [SocialTimes.com]

8 Ways to Stay Connected During the LA Marathon - Posted March 15, 2013
The Los Angeles Marathon is this Sunday, March 17, 2013. Thanks to social media, there are a variety of apps runners can use to keep their friends and family posted on their progress. 1. The Marathon Tracki... [SocialTimes.com]

Early Rates For Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Today - Posted March 15, 2013
Extend your social media impact and collaborate with experts in our ... [AllFacebook]

Register Early for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp and Save - Posted March 14, 2013
Extend your social media impact and collaborate with experts in our Social Me... [10,000 Words]

3-Step Guide To Recruiting Social Influencers [Infographic] - Posted March 13, 2013
Social endorsements from influencers can be a great way to spread the word about your brand, but finding the right influencers and reaching out to them in the right way is a skill that requires tact and finesse. A new infographic from ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Cycle of Live and Virtual Social Networking - Posted March 8, 2013
Success in this age of technology means networking in person, as well as online. A combination of both will increase your social reach exponentially. Plus, it's fun to meet people at events and then continue the conversation online; or make connections with people in different parts of the world while aim... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: If Your Favorite Social Media Sites Were Animals... - Posted March 7, 2013
Social media is the best! No, animals are the best! No, social media is the best! The age old argument over what's really the best--animals or social media--can finally be laid to rest because social media agency Blonde 2.0 and archify, a Berlin-based startup that captures and archives everything you do... [SocialTimes.com]

Prollie Launches a Different Kind of Influence Measuring Site - Posted March 5, 2013
On the heels of influence scoring sites like Klout and Kred comes an entirely new tool for determining which social media users to follow. Prollie, which launched in beta today, doesn't judge people by follower count or number of retweets. "While it's good to hav... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Facebook Is Actually Good for Productivity at Work - Posted March 5, 2013
By Maggie Foggin, co-founder of Frostbox. Unless you are a bus driver or a professional tightrope walker, checking Facebook at work may actually be productive. This post may just be used against me pretty soon, but at Frostbox we actively encourage... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: How to Use Facebook for Recruiting - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook is testing a feature called Graph Search that helps you locate people by their interests, real-world connections, and locations. This infographic explores how to use the tool for recruiting. Currently, 47 percent of new hires through social media are referred through Facebook, which puts the social network ahead of LinkedIn and... [SocialTimes.com]

Author Jackie Collins Talks Celebrity Tweets, Hot Guys on Pinterest - Posted February 28, 2013
New York Times best-selling author Jackie Collins knows a thing or two about being social. The novelist, who recently released her 29th novel, The Power Trip, is known for her glamorous, s... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: How to Handle a PR Fail on Social Media - Posted February 28, 2013
Domino's faced a major crisis in 2009 after two employees defiled their pizza on YouTube, but it only took the company three and a half weeks to restore a 22 percent drop in online sentiment, according to social media monitoring service SDL. How did they do it? Domino's president Patrick Doyle put... [SocialTimes.com]

Which CEO Has The Most Social Media Influence? [Infographic] - Posted February 27, 2013
These days more and more CEOs are finding their homes in the social media arena. A new infographic from TopManagementDegrees has ranked the top 40 CEOs on the social web, according to Klout... [SocialTimes.com]

Event Etiquette: When Should I Tweet? - Posted February 27, 2013
To tweet or not to tweet? That is the question. We live in a social world and often times that means it's not only okay to tweet at events, it's encouraged. But with all the meetups, conferences, mixers, and more, how do you determine when it's good to tweet and... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Explained By Adorable Cats [Graphic] - Posted February 26, 2013
Everybody loves cats and everybody loves social media, so it's only fitting that Avalaunch Media has created a graphic explaining social media...with cats! The graphic, "SOCIAL MEowDIA EXPLAINE... [SocialTimes.com]

New Survey Shows Smiling is the Best Way to Make a First Impression - Posted February 26, 2013
Got smiles? Good, we knew you did. According to a survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, first positive impressions all come down to the power of an attractive smile. So, when it comes to a coveted job interview, c... [MediaJobsDaily]

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]

Maker's Mark Won't Cut Alcohol Levels Thanks To Social Media - Posted February 19, 2013
Earlier this month, Maker's Mark announced that they would be reducing the alcohol content (ABV) of their bourbon from 45 percent, or 90 proof, to 42 percent, or 84 proof, due to a supply shortage. Following the announcement, the company faced a social media backlash, with a barrage of less-than-friendly... [SocialTimes.com]

Will You Still 'Like' Me Tomorrow? Loving at Scale in the Digital Age - Posted February 14, 2013
Social media sites made our romances easier to share and harder to forget. In a recent study, Melissa Read, PhD and Annicka Campbell, who work together as digital anthropologists at the global marketing and tech services agency ... [SocialTimes.com]

Poland Spring Finally Jumps on Rubio 'Water Bottle-Gate' Promo Opp - Posted February 13, 2013
Don't say we didn't see this coming... We have a very strong feeling that someone called the heads of Poland Spring's PR and marketing teams a... [PRNewser]

Infographic: Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar? - Posted February 12, 2013
The same social networking tools that bring us together may also be destroying our language. A recent study suggests that the more kids text, the less they learn about proper grammar. Widespread use of social media sites and text messaging tools has given rise to a hybrid language called "techspeak" that's riddled... [SocialTimes.com]

Sorry, LinkedIn Users: You're Not All That Special - Posted February 12, 2013
Why is LinkedIn excited about whose profile was viewed the most? More important, why are people tweeting and facebooking about it? -- Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) February 12, 2013 Good question! If you're one of the 200 million people around the world who maintain a Lin... [PRNewser]

The Grammy Awards: Lessons in Social Media Management - Posted February 11, 2013
The 2012 Grammy Awards were the most-watched in history--but last night's 2013 event may have been even bigger in terms of influence thanks to a communications team much more engaged in the art of, well, engagement. Seems like they finally got the message: social media buzz is now crucial ... [PRNewser]

An Infographic Guide To Monitoring Your Online Reputation - Posted February 7, 2013
61 percent of businesses are monitoring their online reputation on a regular basis. Are you? Trackur and Avalaunch Media have put together the ultimate guide to monitoring your online reputation, in info... [SocialTimes.com]

How Should Applebee's Respond to Its Ongoing PR Crisis? - Posted February 5, 2013
In case you haven't heard, quite a few people on the Internet are upset at Applebee's right now for its actions in the tale of the obnoxiously self-righteous customer. After the story blew up, the company went strangely silent on social media, but on Friday its PR team got pro-active, releasing... [PRNewser]

How Should Applebee's Respond to Its Ongoing PR Crisis? - Posted February 5, 2013
In case you haven't heard, quite a few people on the Internet are upset at Applebee's right now for its actions in the tale of the obnoxiously self-righteous customer. After the story blew up, the company went strangely silent on social media, but on Friday its PR team got pro-active, releasing... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

Organization Helps Find Missing Children Via Social Media [Infographic] - Posted February 1, 2013
Every year over 1.3 million children under the age of 18 go missing. FindYourMissingChild.org was founded to help parents bring missing children home with the help of social media, and they've released an ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Your Business Card Social Media Friendly? [Infographic] - Posted January 31, 2013
Business cards have been used to share contact details and other business-related information for centuries, but today--as more of our business lives have become entangled with the web--using your business cards to link to your business online has become increasingly important. A new infographic, care of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Poll: Do Super Bowl Ad Leaks = Good PR Strategy? - Posted January 31, 2013
Isn't it interesting how branding and advertising strategies converge around the Super Bowl? No matter how what kind of products they're promoting, companies and agen... [PRNewser]

7 Tips for Responding to Negative Social Media Feedback - Posted January 30, 2013
Social media can be a boon and a bane to companies and consumers alike. It's undoubtedly true that brands and consumers can have a constructive dialogue on Twitter and Facebook. Case in point: A WSJ subscriber misses an issue and ... [10,000 Words]

7 Tips for Responding to Negative Social Media Feedback - Posted January 30, 2013
Social media can be a boon and a bane to companies and consumers alike. It's undoubtedly true that brands and consumers can have a constructive dialogue on Twitter and Facebook. Case in point: A WSJ subscriber misses an issue and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

7 Tips for Responding to Negative Social Media Feedback - Posted January 30, 2013
Social media can be a boon and a bane to companies and consumers alike. It's undoubtedly true that brands and consumers can have a constructive dialogue on Twitter and Facebook. Case in point: A WSJ subscriber misses an issue and ... [FishbowlNY]

New Report May Help You Pick Your Text Analytics Vendor - Posted January 29, 2013
A new report from Hurwitz & Associates seeks to put text analytics vendors in context. In an environment where unstructured text accounts for 80 percent of the data available to companies, the market analyst and research firm has prepared a Victory Index to help companies suss out who can best help... [semanticweb.com]

Infographic: Who Will Win the Social Media Super Bowl? - Posted January 28, 2013
When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens at the Super Bowl, whose fans will tweet the loudest? This infographic compares the fan counts for each team on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. It should come as a surprise to no one that San Francisco, the birthplace of social media, has... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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 ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora Blogs | Google Image Search - Posted January 24, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

12 Month Plan For Boosting Your Social Media Presence [Infographic] - Posted January 22, 2013
When it comes to building a presence for your brand or business on social media, it can be tough knowing where to start. There are so many social sites out there--which should you be focusing on and how do you use them effectively to engage with your customers? Luckily,... [SocialTimes.com]

The Manti Te'o Scandal: How to Fact-Check in the Digital Age - Posted January 17, 2013
It's been a busy week in the digital blunders department. Deadspin's expose on ... [10,000 Words]

The Manti Te'o Scandal: How to Fact-Check in the Digital Age - Posted January 17, 2013
It's been a busy week in the digital blunders department. Deadspin's expose on ... [TVSpy]

Customers Reveal All: Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Social Media - Posted January 17, 2013
Between Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels, brands have to work harder than ever to keep in touch with their customers. To find out what customers really expect from brands, researchers at JWT/OgilvyAction and EXPO r... [AllFacebook]

Customers Reveal All: Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Social Media - Posted January 17, 2013
Between Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels, brands have to work harder than ever to keep in touch with their customers. To find out what customers really expect from brands, researchers at JWT/OgilvyAction and EXPO reached out to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [PRNewser]

The 100 Most Social-Savvy MBA Schools in 2013 - Posted January 16, 2013
To show how different MBA programs use social media to attract new students, the business organization Online MBA Page.com has published a list of the ... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

Marketers: Stop Trying to Make 'Poke' and 'Snapchat' Happen - Posted January 9, 2013
Are Snapchat and Facebook's Poke the latest Instagram-style visual branding ... [PRNewser]

Pinterest and Punchfork: A Food PR Dream Team - Posted January 8, 2013
Last week brought news of the first acquisition for Pinterest, the newest big player in the so... [PRNewser]

Nike, More Brands Taking Social Media In-House - Posted January 7, 2013
One of the most interesting trend stories to pop up so far this month concerned Nike's decision to take its social media efforts away from third-party agencies and ... [PRNewser]

Will PR 'Own' Social Media in 2013? - Posted January 4, 2013
Who should be in charge of social media campaigns: marketing or PR? Where should that line lie--and why? We found ourselves fascinated by a couple of year-end PR Daily posts exploring these questions. The ... [PRNewser]

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]

Doximity Is the First Social Network for Doctors - Posted January 3, 2013
Are you a hard-working, inquisitive physician who loves to discuss complex medical issues with your peers but lacks an appropriate forum? OK, you're probably not--but believe us when we say that this is a legitimate problem that is extremely relevant to anyone with clients in the medical field. Despi... [PRNewser]

Doximity Is the First Social Network for Doctors - Posted January 3, 2013
Are you a hard-working, inquisitive physician who loves to discuss complex medical issues with your peers but lacks an appropriate forum? OK, you're probably not--but believe us when we say that this is a legitimate problem that is extremely relevant to anyone with clients in the medical field. Despite the fac... [AgencySpy]

Buzzfeed Has Now Raised More Money Than The Huffington Post - Posted January 3, 2013
Buzzfeed has closed its fourth round of funding at $19.3 million. The latest round brings the social news website and media property, known for inspiring lolz 'round the globe, to a total of $46 million raised since it was founded by Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti in 2008. Speaking of the... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: How Social Media Users Rang in the New Year - Posted January 3, 2013
Where were you on New Year's Eve: Facebook or Twitter? Celebrations were a popular topic that night, according to analysts at Viralheat. When the clock struck midnight, there were 25,855 mentions of fireworks alone. This visualization of New Year's Eve trends combines statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, video, blogs, and the... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Ways To Use Social Media To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions - Posted January 1, 2013
2013 is here at last (the world didn't end, huzzah!), and with every New Year comes the tradition of New Year's Resolutions. The beginning of a new 12 month cycle is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, pi... [AllFacebook]

5 Ways To Use Social Media To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions - Posted January 1, 2013
The year 2013 is here at last (the world didn't end, huzzah!), and with every New Year comes the tradition of New Year's Resolutions. The beginning of a new 12-month cycle is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, pic... [SocialTimes.com]

How The Film Industry Is Using The Web To Avoid Bankruptcy [Infographic] - Posted December 27, 2012
Annual movie box office sales have declined almost every year since 2002. So how is the film industry staying afloat? An infographic from Allmand Law reveals that the film industry is avoiding bankruptcy thanks to...drumroll please...the Internet!... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Do You Use Social Media on the Toilet? - Posted December 18, 2012
We complain all the time about the crap people post on the internet: the mushy love posts, the strong political views, and the enticing videos that turn out to be spam. Has anyone ever asked where those posts are coming from? According to the makers of this infographic, 1 in every... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Has Changed The Face Of Business [Infographic] - Posted December 18, 2012
Social media is changing the way we do business and a new infographic from Eloqua takes a look at just how much of an effect it's had. The infographic, 'The Social Business Shift' takes a look at how services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wi... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Twitter Boosts Fundraising Efforts Nearly Ten-Fold - Posted December 12, 2012
2012 was a very good year for social giving and MDG Advertising has the stats to prove it. In a new infographic, the company takes a look at ... [SocialTimes.com]

Will There Be a Pinterest for Men? - Posted December 12, 2012
The rise of Pinterest was one 2012's biggest ongoing PR/marketing stories. We recently discussed the social media upstart's role in the re-branding of ... [PRNewser]

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]

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 ... [TVNewser]

Lessons Learned from Social Media: Watch the 'F' Word (as in Facebook) - Posted December 10, 2012
Here's a word to the wise to all of the social media divas and divos out there -- you can never be too careful when it comes to Facebook. Here's why: On Friday, the Montana Office of Tourism got in a bit of hot water when its status update on its official... [MediaJobsDaily]

5 Digital Skills Every Journalist Should Have - Posted December 10, 2012
"[Journalists] are increasingly being required to take away from time doing actual reporting to do a million other things," said Menachem Wecker, education reporter for U.S. News & World Report. Whic... [morningmedianewsfeed]

5 Digital Skills Every Journalist Should Have - Posted December 10, 2012
"[Journalists] are increasingly being required to take away from time doing actual reporting to do a million other things," said Menachem Wecker, education reporter for U.S. News & World Report. Whic... [FishbowlNY]

Why Do Marketing/PR Execs Resist Social Media? - Posted December 3, 2012
For all the talk of original content and social interactions defining a brand in the current age, you'd think that the fingerprints of various marketing chiefs would be all over the social media sphere. And yet, ... [PRNewser]

PR Fail: Cheerios GMO Backlash Goes Social - Posted December 3, 2012
Cheerios recently tried to make the most of social media as a PR tool by doing what everyone else was already doing: designing Facebook apps to encourage its hundreds of thousands of fans to interact with the brand. U... [PRNewser]

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]

Users Still Like to Copy and Paste When Sharing Content - Posted November 29, 2012
If you're in a news organization, and you have a hand in any discussions about social media strategy, I can almost guarantee that you've chatted about share tools. Regardless of whether you've discussed the type of share tool package you're using or where the buttons reside on a page, the discussion... [TVSpy]

Users Still Like to Copy and Paste When Sharing Content - Posted November 29, 2012
If you're in a news organization, and you have a hand in any discussions about social media strategy, I can almost guarantee that you've chatted about share tools. Regardless of whether you've discussed the type of share tool package you're using or where the buttons reside on a page, the discussion... [10,000 Words]

NYPD's Heartwarming Photo Goes Viral - Posted November 29, 2012
We recently reported on the NYPD's social media unit and the department's new-found skill in using F... [PRNewser]

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]

Google Explains Advertising in a Pop-Up Book - Posted November 26, 2012
Google has reduced its entire suite of advertising options on Search, YouTube, Hangouts, Google+ and other products to a digital pop-up book with color illustrations. We'd be insulted, but we were too busy clapping our hands and chanting, "again!" Google's Digital Creativity Guidebook lets advertisers flip through a virtual village in which... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Stocking Stuffers for Social Media Lovers - Posted November 23, 2012
If the people on your shopping list spend most of their lives staring at their screens, you have our permission to skip the lines on Black Friday and check out our handy list of stocking stuffers instead. 1. Skype Gift Card When you can't tear your loved ones away from their computers for... [SocialTimes.com]

Hurricane Sandy: A Study of the Power of Social - Posted November 21, 2012
By Kurt Abrahamson, CEO, ShareThis When Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard on October 29, millions of people were without power within hours. With limited means of contacting family and friends, and minimal cell phone service, those affected by one of the largest hurricanes on record were le... [SocialTimes.com]

7 Things Job Seekers Should Include in Their 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 profi... [AllFacebook]

Survey: 86% of B2C Marketers Are Investing in Content - Posted November 19, 2012
Business-to-consumer companies are spending big bucks on content marketing, especially on social media. The most common platforms they use are Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to a recent research report. Pace sponsored this survey of more than 350 B2C marketers entitled, "2013 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends-North America," which was conducted by the... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

If Only a Picture Was Worth a Thousand Twinkies... - Posted November 16, 2012
This morning the world awoke to some sad, sad news--after 82 years of providing delicious products like Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, Hostess Brands have shut their doors, following a Bakers Union strike. Of course, the social web has responded to the news ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Instagram, Like Other Social Media, a 'Police Scanner' for a Demographic - Posted November 13, 2012
Recognizing a new tool at The Boston Globe is a gateway to worthwhile discussion on social media strategy: not everyone likes, has access to or uses the same digital thing. And that's great for journalism. ... [TVSpy]

Instagram, Like Other Social Media, a 'Police Scanner' for a Demographic - Posted November 13, 2012
Recognizing a new tool at The Boston Globe is a gateway to worthwhile discussion on social media strategy: not everyone likes, has access to or uses the same digital thing. And that's great for journalism. ... [10,000 Words]

Retweeting Without Reading? Yeah, It's Happening-- and It Affects Journalism Strategy on Twitter - Posted November 12, 2012
Worth noting for journalists looking to measure engagement on the Twitters: your retweets aren't necessarily your click-throughs, and the two unfortunately may have almost no correlation either. Hubspot's Dan Zarrella analyzed 2.7 million tweets that contained links, and ... [TVSpy]

Social Media and Sports [Infographic] - Posted November 9, 2012
Did you know that there are more than 350 current and former NBA players on Twitter? For a bunch of guys who need to keep their hands free to to their jobs, these athletes are killing it on social media this year. This infographic has some of the most surprising statistics we've... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Social Media Statistics That Will Blow your Mind [Video] - Posted November 7, 2012
Each year Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, releases a sweet infographic-style video with the latest and greatest social media stats called 'Social Media Revolution'. The latest installment, 'Socia... [SocialTimes.com]

Reuters Sent Memo to Employees Regarding Social Media Guidelines During Election Night - Posted November 7, 2012
Since social media is a constant part of our lives, soon it'll be hard to imagine an election without its presence, right? As such, it's no surprise that media giants like Reuters reminded staffs about social media rules during election night. As pointed out by ... [TVNewser]

Hurricane Sandy Blows Over | The Stylus Returns [Podcast] - Posted November 6, 2012
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and I talked about social media's role in spreading news during Hurricane Sandy and explored a new app for conv... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are Companies Using Social Media For Customer Relations Management? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 6, 2012
Social media is often talked about a a great marketing tool, but it can be equally powerful when it comes to customer relations management (CRM). Here's how top brands are using Twitter, Facebook and other networks to develop strong relati... [AllTwitter]

Man Hires Assistant to Slap Him Into Productivity - Posted November 5, 2012
Today in Random Day Before the Election News: This clever study in personal dedication broke a couple of weeks ago, and it's already made its way around a good portion of the Internet. Still, we'd like to come back to it on a day characterized by irritation and anxiety for so... [PRNewser]

Social Media Guides Post-Sandy Volunteer Efforts - Posted November 5, 2012
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to cancel Sunday's marathon after a few days of contentious debate left thousands of ... [PRNewser]

Tech-Savvy Girl Scouts Break Cookie Sales Records - Posted November 5, 2012
In case you thought the social media revolution was most important for giving political candidates a new way to pander and pundits a new way to argue, think again--turns out our new "everyone's connected" world also enables the sale of even more Thin Mints, Samoas and Peanut Butter Patties than ever... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

Facebook Is '800-Pound Gorilla' In 2012 Elections, Cites 'CQ Researcher' Report - Posted October 31, 2012
The winners and losers aren't yet known in the 2012 presidential election, but that hasn't stopped one publication from taki... [AllFacebook]

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... [PRNewser]

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore on how social affected Sandy coverage: 'Nothing travels faster than the news on social media' - Posted October 30, 2012
Surreal is the only way to describe the past 24-hours in NYC. While the city's still in a bit of shock and hundreds of thousands in Manhattan alone are still without power, a sense of "the show must go on" i... [Lost Remote]

62% Of People Use Social Networks On A Second Screen While Watching TV [Infographic] - Posted October 30, 2012
Use of "the second screen" is booming and more and more television viewers are watching their favorite TV shows with a device in hand. Viewers are multi-tasking more than ever while watching television, whether it's with a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop. A new infographic from Confused.com takes... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [PRNewser]

How Will Social Media Impact The Presidential Election? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 29, 2012
Have you been tweeting about the US elections? If so, you're part of the 39 percent of US adults who use social media to discuss politics. So how is all of thi... [AllTwitter]

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]

What Kind Of Social Media Zombie Are You? [Infographic] - Posted October 26, 2012
If you're still preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, I've got news for you--the Zombie Apocalypse is already here! Social media has turned many of us into zombies already. We check out Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest incessantly and Confused.com has created a sweet ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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]

The Secret Service Wants You To Alert Them To Suspicious Twitter Activity - Posted October 25, 2012
Shortly after the third presidential debate, the secret service made a not-so-secret announcement to the world that it was looking very closely at any suspicious activity or threatening messages sent on Twitter. And they want your help. ... [AllTwitter]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Looking For A Job In Tech? Come Network With Inside Network And SmartRecruiters - Posted October 22, 2012
Are you searching for a job in tech? Maybe something involving social media management - where you can put all that Twitter expertise to good use? The Inside Network Job Board is hosting a happy hour on Nov 1st with SmartRecruiters (details be... [AllTwitter]

A Consideration for Digital Reporting: Who Posts Political Stories to Social Media? - Posted October 22, 2012
If you're a journalist (and especially if you're a political journalist), a new stat worth knowing about social media usage came out a couple days after last week's piece on ... [TVSpy]

A Consideration for Digital Reporting: Who Posts Political Stories to Social Media? - Posted October 22, 2012
If you're a journalist (and especially if you're a political journalist), a new stat worth knowing about social media usage came out a couple days after last week's piece on ... [10,000 Words]

How Has Social Media Changed Politics? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 22, 2012
There are many people who look back at 2008 as the first real "social media election". Barack Obama arguably used social networks more effectively than any politician before him, and his savvy digital campaigning helped take him to the White House. Now, four years later, this infographic takes a l... [AllTwitter]

Google Launches Nonprofit Campaigns on YouTube - Posted October 19, 2012
Participants of Google's YouTube Nonprofit program can now host a thermometer showing progress toward a goal, such as number of views or number of new channel subscribers, Google ... [SocialTimes.com]

How One Musician Found Success On YouTube After Being Rejected By Every Major Record Label - Posted October 19, 2012
YouTube has become a major hub for discovering musical acts, from Justin Bieber to Carley Rae Jepsen and, most recently, Psy. The latest episode of The Stylish's 'In Focus: YouTube Sensation' series takes a look at one musician, violinist L... [SocialTimes.com]

13 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By 2012 Memes & Social Media - Posted October 18, 2012
Halloween is just around the corner and the clock is ticking if you haven't come up with an ingenious costume idea yet! Lucky for you, we've got your back. We've compiled a list of 13 great Halloween costume ideas inspired by 2012 memes and social media (a follow-up to... [SocialTimes.com]

Has Social Media Turned Election 2012 Into A Joke? - Posted October 17, 2012
Earlier this afternoon I received a phone call from my brother, Nick O'Neill. He wanted to talk about last night's Presidential debate, which, he said, had left him feeling more than a little hopeless. "I know, right?" I agreed. "They didn't talk about anythin... [SocialTimes.com]

The 4 Major Consumer Segments & How To Reach Them Via Social Media [Infographic] - Posted October 17, 2012
Customer engagement platform Get Satisfaction believes that a recent shift in the conversation on social networks indicates that the second generation of social is here. In the "first generation," brands were just learning how to interact and participate in the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Thursday! - Posted October 16, 2012
Important note to all PR professionals: We just realized that we haven't taken enough opportunities to remind you about Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, which starts this Thursday and runs through December 13... [PRNewser]

5 Stats on Who Makes "The Twitter Narrative" (and/or Who's On and Uses Twitter) - Posted October 16, 2012
It's increasingly rare (at least from a digitally entrenched perspective) to imagine a journalist watching a presidential debate without simultaneously watching his or her tweets. This is certainly fine, and in many cases, helpful. ... [TVSpy]

Alcohol And Drug Peer Pressure Is Just As Strong On Social Media As In Real Life [STATS] - Posted October 16, 2012
Kids don't have to be face-to-face to influence each other. New research finds that online peer pressure through Twitter and Facebook can be just as influential as offline interactions when it comes to alcohol and drug use. ... [AllTwitter]

5 Ways to Find a Job Before It's Posted - Posted October 15, 2012
Submitting as many applications as you can through job boards is one way to land a gig, but the reality is that all jobs don't magically appear on the Internet. Says freelancer and writing mentor Carol Tice, "In fact... [MediaJobsDaily]

5 Risks Of Using Social Media As A Corporation [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 12, 2012
There are plenty of legal hurdles that corporations have to navigate in their day-to-day operations, and social media is no exception. Here are the top 5 risks that corporations face when tweeting, status updating or blogging. ... [AllTwitter]

No Strategy for Twitter Favorites? 5 Ideas - Posted October 9, 2012
It may not seem natural because of Facebook's "like" button, but Twitter "favorites" can be for storytelling. The page on which they are chronicled, after all, is a timeline of sorts, tracking whatever tweets you decide to attach a star. It's essentially curation, even if often unused. It's another platform to reach... [TVSpy]

Social Media Predicts Nobel Prize Winners, Your Next Roommate [Podcast] - Posted October 9, 2012
On today's edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog turned to social media to find the answers to puzzling questions, like which novelist should win the Nobel Prize this year and how to find a roommate online. We discussed... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media For Social Good [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 8, 2012
Social media has changed the business world in a big way, but it's also had a significant impact on the social good and charity arena. Those undertaking grassroots campaigns to help others have found a friend in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networks, and this infographic explores just ho... [AllTwitter]

Sphinx Simplifies Your Life, Incorporates Social Networks, Email & Media Into One Experience - Posted October 5, 2012
These days so much of our lives is online that it can be difficult to keep track of it all. With updates on Facebook, pictures on Flickr and Picasa, videos on YouTube, messages on LinkedIn, emails in personal accounts, work accounts, Google+ requests, tweets, music streams and more...it can get... [SocialTimes.com]

Xen Launches Semantic 'Interest' Engine - Posted October 4, 2012
Xen has announced that the company is launching a new interest engine as well as a suite of products "including its online site (xen.com) and three apps (Interesting, Meedar and TalkTopic), to illustrate how fluidly your interes... [semanticweb.com]

Journalists Note Facebook's Role In 2012 Election - Posted October 4, 2012
Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined ... [AllFacebook]

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]

#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 ... [PRNewser]

Amanda Palmer's Social Media Win Turns into PR Fail - Posted October 3, 2012
Ever heard of Amanda Palmer? The social media expert and former leader of the "punk cabaret" act Dresden Dolls invoked the wrath of the Internet after performing what we believe to be something of a brilliant act: turning a social media win into ... [PRNewser]

What Will 'The Future of Storytelling' Look Like? - Posted October 1, 2012
Charlie Melcher has been upending traditions and expectations in the publishing industry for more than 25 years. He first broke onto the scene in a big way with Madonna's notorious "SEX" book, and his company Melcher Media published a string of succes... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

5 Ideas for ThingLink'd Journalism - Posted October 1, 2012
Interactives can easily take time, resources and skill-sets that not every newsroom (or individual journalist) has. For those situations, ThingLink is simple tool that anyone can pick up and use today (or, really, right now,) and create an engaging experience that helps tell a story. We've written about ThingLink before, but as... [10,000 Words]

5 Ideas for ThingLink'd Journalism - Posted October 1, 2012
Interactives can easily take time, resources and skill-sets that not every newsroom (or individual journalist) has. For those situations, ThingLink is simple tool that anyone can pick up and use today (or, really, right now) and create an engaging experience that helps tell a story. We've written about ThingLink before, but as... [TVSpy]

Social Media Ain't All That: Conversations Are Richer In Person [Infographic] - Posted September 28, 2012
Here at Social Times we see all sorts of infographics and statistics coming through that show just how important social media is for big brands and small businesses, for recruiters, job seekers, and more. Today we take a look at social media from a different perspective with an infographic from... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gifts | YouTube Video | Twitter in Search - Posted September 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Has Social Media Changed Nightlife Promotion? - Posted September 27, 2012
In yet another example of "All the News That's Fit to Print", The New York Times ran a somewhat ... [PRNewser]

How Do You Get Your Lawyers On Board with Social Media? - Posted September 27, 2012
If you've ever wondered why some brands on social media sound more robotic than others, don't blame the copywriters, blame the law. For the panelists at Business Insider's Social Media ROI conferenc... [SocialTimes.com]

The Worst Social Media Blunders Of All Time [Infographic] - Posted September 27, 2012
Today 90 percent of small businesses are using social media, along with countless major brands and celebrities. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites can be a great way to connect with ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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... [TVSpy]

A Look into the Future of Data Mining and Privacy - Posted September 26, 2012
Frederic Filloux recently weaved a tale of how Generation Y could be negatively impacted by the privacy sacrificed by participating in social media like Facebook. He writes, "Denver, Colorado, spring 2018. Tina is now 24. She's fi... [semanticweb.com]

A Look into the Future of Data Mining and Privacy - Posted September 26, 2012
Frederic Filloux recently weaved a tale of how Generation Y could be negatively impacted by the privacy sacrificed by participating in social media like Facebook. He writes, "Denver, Colorado, spring 2018. Tina is now 24. She's fi... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Arrest Order | Facebook SDK | Twitter Contacts - Posted September 26, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

From Twitter's Headquarters, Data-Driven Best Practices For Journalists - Posted September 21, 2012
[caption id="attachment_15382" align="alignright" width="300"] Mark Luckie speaking to journalists at Twitter headquarters.[/cap... [TVSpy]

New Study Reveals Journalists Can't Live Without Social Media - Posted September 20, 2012
Sometimes surveys reveal something new and innovative, other times not so much. According to a new survey conducted by the U.K. version of Cision, journalists are more reliant on social media for ce... [MediaJobsDaily]

New Study Reveals Journalists Can't Live Without Social Media - Posted September 20, 2012
Sometimes surveys reveal something new and innovative, other times not so much. According to a new survey conducted by the U.K. version of Cision, journalists are more reliant on social media for ce... [TVNewser]

10% Of Small Businesses Still Aren't Using Social Media [Infographic] - Posted September 20, 2012
For years we've been hearing (and telling you) about how important it is for small businesses to embrace social media, and it looks like small businesses have been listening. According to a new survey and infographic from Manta, 90 perce... [SocialTimes.com]

Six Ideas for Journalists' New Twitter Header Image - Posted September 19, 2012
Twitter announced yesterday it will allow users to further personalize their Twitter page with a header photo behind their userpic and bio. The move is reminiscent of Facebook's cover photo, but played a bit differently since it includes your info and short bio all centered over top of it. The header photos... [TVSpy]

Learn The Ins And Outs Of Social TV At Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp - Posted September 19, 2012
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... [TVNewser]

TMI! Are You Posting Too Much Personal Information Online? [Infographic] - Posted September 18, 2012
"You have the right to remain private. Anything you post can and will be used against you." So states a new infographic from TrendLabs that takes a look at the risks of posting too much personal information in social networks. ... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Raw Videos That Changed The World, On The Anniversary Of Occupy Wall Street - Posted September 17, 2012
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. One year ago today, protesters took to Zuccotti Park to fight for social and economic equality. Social media and web video were driving forces in catapulting the Occupy Wall Street movement into international headlines and, to this end, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wibiya's New Social Toolbar Encourages Tweets, Likes, Pins & More On Your Website - Posted September 14, 2012
This week Wibiya, a subsidiary of Israel's largest internet company Conduit, announced the launch of a new next generation social toolbar. The new Wibiya toolba... [SocialTimes.com]

Smaller News Sites Rely On Facebook For Exposure - Posted September 14, 2012
Print media may be a dying enterprise due to the Internet, but thanks to Facebook, some smaller news sour... [AllFacebook]

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]

Pew Study Looks At Photo, Video Sharing Habits - Posted September 14, 2012
There's a lot of pressure on journalists and news organizations to be everywhere, not just when it comes to feet on the ground reporting but also when it comes to tweets, pins, posts, etc. on all form of social media. We've even encouraged the trend with tips to maximize your presence on... [TVSpy]

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]

The Best Times To Post To Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & Other Social Networks [Infographic] - Posted September 11, 2012
When it comes to social media marketing you want to make sure you get the most out of each and every single post you make in terms of reach. One of the best ways to maximize the reach of your social media posts is understanding the best (and worst) times... [SocialTimes.com]

Klout Now Shows You Your Most Influential Moments From The Last 90 Days - Posted September 7, 2012
Ever wondered exactly which posts made your Klout score go up? Your days of wondering are over. Starting today Klout shows you your most influential moments from the last 90 days with the new 'Your Moments' feature. Last month, Klout ... [SocialTimes.com]

92% Of U.S. Companies Now Using Social Media For Recruitment [Infographic] - Posted September 6, 2012
Is your company using social media for employee recruitment? If not, you're part of a dying breed. According to a new infographic from Intricate, more employers are using social media to find talent and potential employe... [SocialTimes.com]

Michelle Obama's Speech Inspired Nearly Twice As Many Tweets Per Minute As Mitt Romney's - Posted September 5, 2012
The Democratic National Convention has started out with a bang on social media, trumping the Republican National Convention...at least on Twitter. Corey Bergman of Lost Remote reports, "Twit... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Watch Mitsubishi Run Over Your Most Pretentious Friends On Facebook - Posted September 4, 2012
You know that friend that takes over your Facebook news feed with photos of the expensive meals they're eating, the fancy hotels they're staying in on their fancy vacations, and there all-around awesomeness? We all have a few friends like that and, in a new Facebook campaign, Mitsubishi takes these... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Which Political Party Is Dominating Social Media In 2012? - Posted August 30, 2012
Back in 2008, Obama revolutionized political campaigning by building a massive, loyal following on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Obama's social media prowess was a major factor in his 2008 win, but is he still ahead of the curve in the social media game in 2012? A... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: 'Imagery rules across social media' - Posted August 30, 2012
M Booth, a communications company, has created an infographic called, "Storytelling: One Frame at a Time," which highlights a number of trends in social media adoption. The graphic gives writers and publishers insights into how people are using social media, good knowledge to have wh... [GalleyCat]

Sharing Visually on Facebook: How Can It Get Readers to Your Site, Too? - Posted August 27, 2012
I like photos. I tend to "Like" them, too. But despite my "clicks of approval" (read: we never really know what Likes mean), I don't always click through to content when a news org shares an image. Maybe everyone is more systematic than I am, but my Likes are pretty arbitrary. I'm... [TVSpy]

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]

How To Find People Worth Following on Instagram - Posted August 24, 2012
On Instagram, what you see is what you get: unless you're not seeing anything because you aren't following fellow picture-takers. Instagram is unlike Pinterest, where everything is clearly laid out before you on a screen (and which has ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are Your 'Social Media Rules'? - Posted August 17, 2012
If you missed Fast Company's "Rules of Social Media" feature last week, now's the time to check it out. In a great example of crowd-sourcing con... [PRNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Churches And Social Media: A Match Made In Heaven [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 13, 2012
All types of organizations have embraced social, from political to corporate... and yes, even religious. Churches across the US were surveyed on their social media use for this infographic from Christian-based digital marketing agency ... [AllTwitter]

My Damn Channel Takes On Social Media With 'Linked Out' & 'Status Kill' Series - Posted August 10, 2012
Online video site My Damn Channel is in the midst of rolling out a whole slew of new original comedy series. Among them are two series that take on social media and, of course, we couldn't resist sharing them with you. The first series, Linked Out, takes on the ... [AllFacebook]

3 Reasons Your Company Should Be Using YouTube For Recruitment [Infographic] - Posted August 10, 2012
YouTube is the third most trafficked website in the world, after Google and Facebook, and if your company isn't using the online video site as part of your social recruitment efforts you'll want to start after checking out this infographic from HireRabbit. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The London 2012 Socialympics [Infographic] - Posted August 10, 2012
Twitter hashtags, YouTube clips, live blogs and Facebook groups - there's no doubt that this is one of the most connected Olympics in history, and one infographic creator has deemed it the "Socialympics". While the name may not catch on, the idea is pretty sound, and the new infographic from SEO... [SocialTimes.com]

Print Mags Are Back on Top...of Pinterest - Posted August 9, 2012
You may have heard the news that the public's long, sordid love affair with print magazines -- those prime drivers of the recycling/waste management industry -- ... [PRNewser]

No More Invites to Join Pinterest - Posted August 9, 2012
Pinterest has dropped its invite-only policy, announcing open registration for prospective pinners. Now, besides being able to sign up with a Facebook or Twitter account, users can also sign up with just an email address. Based o... [10,000 Words]

Infographic Explores Social Media's Influence On Infidelity - Posted August 8, 2012
There are many factors that can lead to a divorce or breakup (sorry to be a Debbie Downer), and it looks like social media is on the rise as one of these factors. A surprising (and maybe a little depressing) new infographic from ... [SocialTimes.com]

New All-Food PR Firm Launches in Manhattan - Posted August 8, 2012
Today in things you may not know: It's tough to run a successful restaurant in New York City! For readers looking to open the East Village small plates-fusion gastropub of their dreams (you know who you are), look no further than the newly formed ... [PRNewser]

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]

Actors "Perform The Internet" In Blogologues Web Series & Podcast - Posted August 7, 2012
Blogologues is a celebration of the Internet like you've never seen before. Brought to you by Lively Productions, Blogologues began as a live show of performed material completely verbatim from blog posts. Now it's a web series and podcast as well, made up of content from bl... [SocialTimes.com]

Actors "Perform The Internet" In Blogologues Web Series & Podcast - Posted August 7, 2012
Blogologues is a celebration of the Internet like you've never seen before. Brought to you by Lively Productions, Blogologues began as a live show of performed material completely verbatim from blog posts. Now it's a web series and podcast as well, made up of content from bl... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Likes Gambling But Won't Admit That It Has a Problem - Posted August 7, 2012
Everyone's favorite social network lost a little more of its innocence today. Facebook has announced that it will enter the wor... [PRNewser]

Your Looks May Be More Important Than You Think Online [Exclusive Infographic] - Posted August 7, 2012
Have you ever wondered how your looks play into your social media success (or failure)? An interesting new infographic from HSN Beauty, shared exclusively with Social Times, reveals that the way you look may be more important than you think on sites ... [SocialTimes.com]

Three Ways to Use Google+ to Bolster Your Career - Posted August 7, 2012
Got Google+? While it may feel like there's an abundance of social media sites to check out on a daily basis, according to a piece on U.S. News & World Report, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

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]

Study: Customers Still Prefer Company Websites To Facebook Pages - Posted July 26, 2012
In 2011, U.S. marketers spent more than $3 million on Facebook brand pages. What are they getting for that money? Research from social ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Call | Zynga Loss | Social Media $ - Posted July 26, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Bus Monitor | Facebook Lobbying | Tumblr Book - Posted July 24, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Colorado Tragedy | Facebook Payout | Sparrow Purchase - Posted July 23, 2012
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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]

Coworkers Develop Winning Facebook Game App At Photo Hack Day 3 - Posted July 20, 2012
At the fiercely competitive Photo Hack Day 3 in San Francisco (a Facebook-sponsored event), a trio of coworkers may have developed ... [AllFacebook]

How Pinterest Is Revolutionizing The Home Decor Industry [Infographic] - Posted July 20, 2012
Pinterest has really exploded in recent months and HSN Home Decor has done a little bit of research to find out how it, and other social media sites, are revolutionizing the home d cor industry. The infographic, 'How Social Media Is Revolutionizing Ho... [SocialTimes.com]

Lay's Joins Growing Trend Of Brands Crowdsourcing Through Facebook - Posted July 20, 2012
Lay's wants to introduce a new flavor of potato chip. But it is n... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
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New Facebook Feature Looks A Lot Like Pinterest - Posted July 19, 2012
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially in the world of social media. As Pinterest gains more of a foothold in the social scene, it may h... [AllFacebook]

Heinz, Nokia Not Fans Of Facebook Storefront - Posted July 19, 2012
People are doing just about everything nowadays through Facebook -- except buying ketch... [AllFacebook]

Interactive Infographic: Which Olympic Sponsors Are Winning The Social Video Race? - Posted July 19, 2012
The 2012 Olympics in London are just around the corner and, while the athletes are getting ready to complete, brands are already going neck and neck in what social video advertising platform Unruly is calling the "race for social video gold." Unruly has put together an awesome ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

How Do Consumers Use Social Media To Shop? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 18, 2012
Do you tweet at the supermarket? "Like" your favorite brands? Scan QR codes? If so, you're part of a growing group of social media savvy consumers who use technology to inform their purchasing habits. Empathica surveyed more than 6,500 US consu... [AllTwitter]

It's Official: Facebook Contest Sends Pitbull To Kodiak, Alaska - Posted July 17, 2012
Miami-based rapper Pitbull calls himself Mr. Worldwide and mentions exotic locales such as Rio de Janiero, Madrid, and Puerto Rico in his songs. Thanks to ... [AllFacebook]

What's The Difference Between Influencers And Brand Advocates On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 17, 2012
There are lots of buzz words in social media - some of which are important parts of the vernacular while others are simply over-hyped. One of these buzz words is "Influencers" - the big-name folks who have large followings on social media, particularly on Twitter. But if you've been pursu... [AllTwitter]

Companies Are Asking Facebook Fans For Ideas - Posted July 16, 2012
Want to tell a company its product would be great if it just did one little thing differently? ... [AllFacebook]

70% Of Fortune 500 CEOs Have No Social Presence [REPORT] - Posted July 13, 2012
Do CEOs tweet? Mostly...no. The vast majority of Fortune 500 CEOs aren't that fond of social media (other than LinkedIn) - but there are some exceptions. If you've been following Twitter-lebrity news lately, you'll know that Rupert Murdoch h... [AllTwitter]

Deque Systems Launches Tool to Make Social Media Sites More Accessible to the Blind - Posted July 12, 2012
Navigating the Web is a completely different experience when you can't see the screen. Accessibility software company Deque Systems has announced the launch of Amaze: a new tool that fixes the tiny glitches that other systems might have missed when making sites readable for the visually impaired. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Events | First Tweets | Reddit Cracks Code - Posted July 12, 2012
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Partnership Between Facebook, NBC Olympics To Mix TV And Social Media - Posted July 11, 2012
Can't outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social ... [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]

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... [TVSpy]

New York Times' Social Media Policy: Use Common Sense, Idiot - Posted July 11, 2012
While many big media companies have a slew of social media guidelines for its staffers, The New York Times doesn't. According to Phil Corbett, the Times' associate manag... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Times' Social Media Policy: Use Common Sense, Idiot - Posted July 11, 2012
While many big media companies have a slew of social media guidelines for its staffers, The New York Times doesn't. According to Phil Corbett, the Times' associate manag... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Set to Launch Jobs Board in August - Posted July 10, 2012
According to a FINS press release, Facebook has sights set on launching its own job board in August. Essentially, Facebook users will have access to search job postings aggregated from thi... [TVNewser]

Facebook Set to Launch Jobs Board in August - Posted July 10, 2012
According to a FINS press release, Facebook has sights set on launching its own job board in August. Essentially, Facebook users will have access to search job postings aggregated from thi... [MediaJobsDaily]

Is Facebook Changing How We Travel? - Posted July 6, 2012
When one of your Facebook friends posts a photo album of their trip to Maui, they're not just showing off -- they mi... [AllFacebook]

74% Of B2B Content Marketing Is Done On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 6, 2012
Content marketing is a great way to engage your audience and tell a compelling brand story. It's also primed for social media. This infographic explores how business-to-business (B2B) companies use content - such as tweets, blog posts and newsl... [AllTwitter]

Money Hunt: More Semantic and Sentiment Analytics Tools Aim At Stock Market Success - Posted July 6, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Rumors | GM and Facebook | The Censorship Effect - Posted July 5, 2012
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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]

Nissan Revs Up Facebook Marketing - Posted June 25, 2012
After General Motors pulled its Facebook advertising, other car makers have said they re... [AllFacebook]

Employers And Employees Divided Over The Value Of Social Media [SURVEY] - Posted June 25, 2012
It might come as a bit of a surprise, but executives are much more bullish about social media than their employees. A new survey reveals that 41 percent employers believe social networking helps to build and maintain their workplace culture, while only 21 percent of employees felt the sam... [AllTwitter]

YouTube Joins Pinterest: Check Out Their Boards - Posted June 22, 2012
YouTube is already on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ but today they're announcing that they are taking their social media infl... [SocialTimes.com]

New Louisiana Law: Sex Offenders Must Identify As Such On Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
A new Louisiana law aimed at sex offenders mandates that they must identify their ... [AllFacebook]

Court: Failing Student Over Facebook Post OK | LinkedIn Sued for $5M | Tumblr Releases New iOS App - Posted June 21, 2012
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Boosting The Image Of Beef Through Facebook - Posted June 20, 2012
A ranching executive recently presented an innovative plan to promote the benefits of beef: social media... [AllFacebook]

What If The Internet And Social Media Never Existed? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 20, 2012
Have you ever imagined what the world would be like without the internet? And I don't mean how you would feel if it had suddenly all been completely erased when you woke up. What if itnever existed? How different would everything be? Some 2.3 billion people use the internet worldwide, all of... [SocialTimes.com]

Meet Devon Franklin, Oprah's New BFF - Posted June 20, 2012
DeVon Franklin, VP of production for Columbia/Sony Pictures, had a very big weekend. On Saturday, he tied the knot wit... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook Phasing Out Credits | Twitter Simplifies Timelines | Kremlin to Launch Social Network - Posted June 20, 2012
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4 Questions With Brian Ries, Social Media Editor at Newsweek & The Daily Beast - Posted June 19, 2012
"Four Questions With ..." is a monthly series of interviews with different social media and community editors in the news industry. [caption id="attachment_13814" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Photo Credit: Angela Cranford"][/caption] So, what is it like to be a social media ... [10,000 Words]

4 Questions With Brian Ries, Social Media Editor at Newsweek & The Daily Beast - Posted June 19, 2012
"Four Questions With ..." is a monthly series of interviews with different social media and community editors in the news industry. [caption id="attachment_13814" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Photo Credit: Angela Cranford"][/caption] So, what is it like to be a social media ... [TVSpy]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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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]

Facebook CTO Leaving | Tumblr to Release iOS App | Social Media and Athletes - Posted June 18, 2012
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Is Social Media Making Us Antisocial? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 15, 2012
Did you know that 24 percent of people surveyed in a recent poll said that they had missed witnessing important moments because they were too busy trying to write about them on their favourite social network... while they were taking place? Ah, the irony. Of course, I've addressed this before: the more... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Search Engine Marketing Go Head To Head [Video Infographic] - Posted June 15, 2012
Until recently, marketers were split into two very separate camps--social media proponents and search engine marketing proponents. However, brands and marketers are realizing more and more that each of these marketing techniques has its own benefits and, when paired together, they are a marketing dream team. A new ... [SocialTimes.com]

Panel of Techno-Optimists: The Shift to Social and Who's Doing it Right - Posted June 14, 2012
In an event hosted by New York University's Center for Publishing and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies last ni... [TVSpy]

Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
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The 6 Types Of Social Media User - Which Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 13, 2012
Aimia, a Canadian company who specialise in loyalty management, recently unveiled an industry-first segmentation model that analysed the behavioural drivers of trust and control to identify six distinct social media personas - no shows, newcomers, onlookers, cliquers, mix-n-minglers and sparks. So here's the big question:... [SocialTimes.com]

40% Of Canadian Execs Use Social Media Because They "Need To" [STUDY] - Posted June 13, 2012
It's a good thing this survey of Canadian business executives was anonymous, or else plenty of people would be questioning how informed they are about their everyday business decisions. Of the 400 executives polled on their approach to social media, 40 percen... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Releasing Wordpress Plugin | Apple Kills Ping | Sweden Twitter Experiment Out of Control - Posted June 13, 2012
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BOLT: A New Social Page Sharer Debuts Today - Posted June 12, 2012
BOLT, a new platform for collecting and sharing web pages, is exiting beta today. Somewhere between Pinterest, Evernote and Delicious, it is part of a growing number of social sharing sites that help user... [10,000 Words]

How Social Is Your Supermarket? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 12, 2012
Does the produce section at your local supermarket tweet? We might not be quite at the point where the freshest apples will tweet to us letting us know when they were picked, but supermarkets are jumping on the social trend with gusto. This infographic ... [AllTwitter]

Apple Announces Facebook Integration | Twitter Opens New Headquarters in Style | Americans Skeptical of Social Media - Posted June 12, 2012
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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]

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]

Apple to Unveil iOS 6 | Report: Seniors Use Social, Too | LinkedIn Updates Members on Password Debacle - Posted June 11, 2012
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Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
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Tonight: Seattle News Station Launches Live Show Completely Shaped By Social Media - Posted June 7, 2012
Earlier today we posted about Stevie, a new service that is aiming to change the meaning of "Social TV" by turning your social feeds into a personalized television show. Tonight, Seattle's KIRO TV is looking to put a whole new twist on Social TV as well with a new liv... [SocialTimes.com]

Tide Rocks Social Media, Creates "Awesome New Web Video" In Response To Onion Joke - Posted June 7, 2012
Tide should win some kind of award for social media savviness for a sweet, unplanned online video campaign that they launched earlier this month in a response to a joke The Onion made about them. On May 29, a post went up on The Onion written by Fred Hammond, fictional "Director of... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn Posts Update on Compromised Passwords - Posted June 7, 2012
By now you've likely heard about the millions of passwords hackers stole overseas from LinkedIn. According to a blog posted yesterday from the site, they confirmed yes, some passwords were compromised and they continue to investigate. Here is the ... [MediaJobsDaily]

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 launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results. Over eight weeks, you'll hear... [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 launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results. Over eight weeks, you'll hear... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook for Kids? | Twitter Heading Toward $1B in Revenue | Instagram Competitor Closes - Posted June 4, 2012
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Romney Buys #Amercia Promoted Tweets | Google+ Local Launches | Oracle CEO Loved Facebook - Posted May 31, 2012
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Meet Meograph: A New Tool for Mapping Multimedia Stories - Posted May 30, 2012
In cartoons, a plane can hop from point to point on a map to show the passage of time and distance, landing on an "X" and leaving a trail of dashes in its wake. The Internet has few options for that kind of storytelling. If you like videos and infographics, you'll... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Huge Mistakes Journalists Make in Social Media - Posted May 30, 2012
No. 4: You don't post often enough. Facebook and Twitter might be the big boys, but people read news on LinkedIn, too. And, while Google+ might not be racking up a ton of active users, if you're on there, you should at least share something every now and then. The... [10,000 Words]

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]

Facebook Smartphone in the Works? | Apple Rejects Flattr Apps | Wayne Coyne Talks Twitter - Posted May 29, 2012
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The New Yorker to Tweet Entire Short Story - Posted May 24, 2012
Long form writing has found all sorts of outlets in our digital world of tweeting and blogging. There are curators like Longform and Pocket, Kindle Singles for novellas and non-fiction exploration,... [TVSpy]

Shareholders Sue Facebook | Disqus Adds New Features | Oracle Acquires Vitrue - Posted May 24, 2012
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In Facebook IPO Probe, Morgan Stanley Subpoenaed | Google+ Photographers Conference | NY Weighs Anonymous Commenting Ban - Posted May 23, 2012
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The Online Population Explosion [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 22, 2012
The digital landscape has changed a lot over the years, and the number of internet users logging on to email, shopping for shoes and sending tweets has positively exploded. But how many people are actually online? And how many of those people are tweeting? ... [AllTwitter]

Surprise! Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married | Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest | Microsoft Launches Academic Social Network - Posted May 21, 2012
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Facebook's Big Day | Twitter Improves Follow Recommendations | Report: Larger iPhone Coming - Posted May 18, 2012
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How To Use Social Media To Land A Great Job Or Internship [Infographic] - Posted May 17, 2012
The hiring process for jobs and internships is changing. More and more employers are turning to social media to filter and find the best applicants and a new infographic from Online Colleges sheds some light on how employers are using social media in thei... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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Study: Google Ads More Effective Than Facebook | Social Media-Sex Connection? | Flickr Rolls Out New Photo Layout - Posted May 16, 2012
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NetBase Expands SAP Relationship: Sign Of The Growing Social Enterprise -- And The Need For IT To Take Bigger Role In It - Posted May 14, 2012
At this week's SAP Sapphire conference. NetBase will be taking its relationship with the enterprise vendor to the next level. Last December the two paired up to bring NetB... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook IPO Expected Friday | New Jersey City Bans Texting and Walking | Yahoo Interim CEO Oversaw Myspace Acquisition - Posted May 14, 2012
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Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
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Facebook App Center Coming | Brain Surgery Live-Tweeted | iPhone App for Google+ Redesigned - Posted May 10, 2012
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Sentiment Analytics Matters To Non-Profits, Too - Posted May 9, 2012
For-profit businesses clearly are tuned into the social media-sentiment analysis trend, to stay abreast of how their brand, services or products are perceived. But are non-profits equally as concerned? The answer seems to be yes, and not just when it comes to social media but across all paths of constituent engagement. At... [semanticweb.com]

Sentiment Analytics Matters To Non-Profits, Too - Posted May 9, 2012
For-profit businesses clearly are tuned into the social media-sentiment analysis trend, to stay abreast of how their brand, services or products are perceived. But are non-profits equally as concerned? The answer seems to be yes, and not just when it comes to social media but across all paths of constituent engagement. At... [AllTwitter]

You Tell Us: What Are Social Media's Limitations In Your Newsroom? - Posted May 8, 2012
Much is made about how social media has changed newsrooms, and I'm one of those people who talks a lot about it. But for all of that talk, there comes a point where you need to decide what action to take, if any. Newsrooms today are bombarded with lists of best practice, how-to's... [10,000 Words]

Google News Remodel to Include Google+ Conversations - Posted May 8, 2012
Google reports that the company's news service, Google News "is undergoing a makeover and will now include content from the firm's new social network. Google News, which has only gone live in the U.S. to date, will see ... [semanticweb.com]

Feds Urge Social Media Wills | Facebook's Next Stop: Boston | 'Hangouts on Air' Rolling Out - Posted May 8, 2012
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How You're Turning Sitcoms Into Social Phenomena [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 7, 2012
Watching TV is rapidly changing from a passive way to unwind into a necessarily social phenomenon. And this infographic explores just how we are tweeting our way to social TV. Coming to us from ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook IPO Video | FBI Social Surveillance | Supermoon Goes Viral - Posted May 7, 2012
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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]

LinkedIn to Acquire SlideShare | Facebook Sets IPO Range | Future Bright for Social Media Ads - Posted May 4, 2012
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Twitter's New Discover Tab | NYC Teacher Social Media Policy | Flickr-Pinterest Integration - Posted May 2, 2012
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ZocDoc Reaches 18 Cities, 1.2 Million Patients Per Month - Posted May 1, 2012
Social media is the next frontier for health care, and ZocDoc is one of the first networks to use it successfully. The company announced today that patients in the Tampa Bay area can... [SocialTimes.com]

George Zimmerman's Defense Creates A Twitter Account - Posted May 1, 2012
It's an unconventional move, maybe even the first of its kind: George Zimmerman's defense lawyer has set up a Twitter account, Facebook account and blog in his client's name. High-profile court cases like Zimmerman's have often come hand-in-hand with tight-lipped lawyers, refusing to say more than t... [AllTwitter]

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]

Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps - Posted April 30, 2012
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Dine And Dish: Social Sites And Food Get The Infographic Treatment - Posted April 27, 2012
Have you ever snapped a photo of your food and posted it to Facebook or Twitter? Do you use social media while you're eating? Have you ever turned to a website, app or blog to learn about food? If so, you're not alone. A new ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media's Influence on the Sports World [Infographic] - Posted April 27, 2012
Being able to actually tell your favorite player that you are amazed by their strengths is a dream for fans. Instead of raving to strangers at the latest bar, social media services like Twitter are letting an increasing number of sports fans talk with the world at large, and connect... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
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LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
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Facebook Embraces Antivirus, Faces Protesters | WordPress Is a Powerhouse - Posted April 26, 2012
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58 Percent Of People Would Rather Give Up Social Networks Than Their TVs [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted April 25, 2012
As much as we are a tweet- and status update-addicted society, we'd give up our social networks if we had to, especially if it meant saving our TVs. A new study suggests that people still love their TVs more than Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the rest, choosing to save the tube... [AllTwitter]

Google Drive Unveiled | Facebook May Delay IPO | Groupon Seeks Directors - Posted April 25, 2012
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Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
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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]

Zuckerberg's Solo Instagram Deal | Spotify's Coca-Cola Partnership | Tumblr's New Ads - Posted April 19, 2012
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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]

Twitter's Patent Agreement | Hulu's Ad Guarantee | Tumblr to Beat Blogs - Posted April 18, 2012
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Path Gets More Funding | Foursquare's Holiday | Klout Dating - Posted April 17, 2012
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Rewrite That Headline To Make Your Story Go Viral - Posted April 16, 2012
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... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rewrite That Headline To Make Your Story Go Viral - Posted April 16, 2012
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... [FishbowlNY]

The Fortune 500 on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted April 16, 2012
Which Fortune 500 company has the most Facebook fans? Here's a hint: they're one of the largest brands in the history of the United States. If you really want to know, you're going to have to scroll down to the bottom of this huge new infographic which breaks down... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Offers | Pottermore Goes Public | Beauty of Pinterest - Posted April 16, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Hiring Dilemma: Reporter's Job Rescinded After Announcing Job on Tumblr - Posted April 13, 2012
Sure, in this day and age companies have compiled social media policies as part of their employee handbooks but after hearing the latest story, maybe guidelines should be established for new employees and job candidates overall. Here's what went down: Khristopher J. Brooks landed a job at the News Journal in Delaware.... [MediaJobsDaily]

Downloading Facebook Info | Tumblr's Business Savvy | Stumbling Gets Social - Posted April 13, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Anonymous Tops Reddit | Twitter Bribe | Is Facebook Uncool? - Posted April 11, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need? - Posted April 10, 2012
By now the consensus is that most journalists should "know how to use social media" in their day-to-day jobs. But what does that really mean? Here's a short list of skills that I believe should be part of the basic social media skill set for a journalist today: ... [TVSpy]

How Do Family Law Attorneys Use Social Media For Evidence? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted April 10, 2012
It's not all fun and games when it comes to tweeting and pinning. Using social media has legal implications - especially if you're going through a messy divorce. Family law attorneys have found social media to offer a wealth of information on adulterous spouses and lying exes. Here'... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Buys Instagram | How OMGPOP Cashed In | Twitter's Strong Ads - Posted April 10, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Zeen's Pretty Publishing | Etsy Scholarships | Facebook Subpoenas - Posted April 9, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Sir Richard Branson Talks Social Media Live From Virgin Atlantic's Inaugural Philadelphia Flight [Video] - Posted April 6, 2012
Earlier this week, Shira Lazar of What's Trending had the exciting opportunity to sit down with Sir Richard Branson on the inaugural Virgin American flight from LA to Philade... [SocialTimes.com]

Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Project Glass Unveiled | Reality Tech TV | Introducing Aviary - Posted April 5, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Versus Yahoo | Instagram for Android | Twitter's European Jobs - Posted April 4, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Co-Founder Exits | Groupon's Stock Drops | Tumblr's Facebook Integration - Posted April 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Hypothetical Infographic: Mad Men In The Modern Tech World - Posted April 2, 2012
If your favorite Mad Men characters were living in today's modern tech world, what sorts of things would they like? What would Joan's favorite gadget be? What would Peter Campbell's favorite app be? Would Don Draper manage his own Facebook page? A fun new hypothetical infographic from... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Zuckerberg in Japan | LivingSocial Takes on Takeout | Draw Something Scam - Posted March 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mirror on the Facebook Wall, Where is Julia Roberts? - Posted March 29, 2012
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How Is Social Media Evidence Used In Divorce Cases? [Infographic] - Posted March 27, 2012
A new trend is emerging within the realm of family law--lawyers are turning to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help them with their cases. An exclusive infographic provided by California Divorce Attorneys takes a deeper look at this trend. ... [SocialTimes.com]

In Defense of Studying Social Media - Posted March 26, 2012
Much is being said lately about the impact that social media is having on how business is done both in this country and worldwide. As social media has become more integrated into how businesses promote themselves, buy advertise, market at various levels, it has caused a seismic ... [TVSpy]

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]

Jonah Peretti on Launching Huffington Post and BuzzFeed [Video] - Posted March 22, 2012
Before founding BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti helped launch the Huffington Post. In part three of our "Media Beat" interview with Jonah Peretti, the founder shares his experiences using social media to boost traffic. "What we've seen is that with... [SocialTimes.com]

Social vs Search: The Showdown [Infographic] - Posted March 20, 2012
Two of the ascendant methods of driving traffic to your business are social media and search marketing. While search was once the clear winner, social media has come a long way and is just about as big as search, and that's why it's apt that MDGadvertising has created an infographic... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Security Basics [Exclusive Infographic] - Posted March 16, 2012
Did you know that Britney Spears, Lance Armstrong, and the Dalai Lama have all had their Twitter accounts hacked? Social media is more popular than ever but unfortunately, so are viruses, malware and scams. For this reason, it's more important than ever before for social media users to familiarize... [SocialTimes.com]

63% of High School Students Want Textbooks that Communicate with Classmates [Infographic] - Posted March 15, 2012
Today's students are digital natives, and they are using their devices to connect with each other all the time during school. A new infographic looks at just how many of them are using social networks, and what they are doing on those social networks during school. The infographic also... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic Explores How Social Sites Make Money - Posted March 14, 2012
We all use social media services on a daily basis, but do you ever wonder how these sites manage to turn a profit? A new infographic from USBundles.com takes a look at which revenue streams are making major social network ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Some News Orgs. Need a Narrow Social Media Strategy - Posted March 12, 2012
With there being so many different social media channels and applications available, it can be easy to get swept under by it all. Instead of having a focused approach, you end up signing up for 10 different sites. You're not able to give each of them the time they require to be... [TVSpy]

Why Some News Orgs. Need a Narrow Social Media Strategy - Posted March 12, 2012
With there being so many different social media channels and applications available, it can be easy to get swept under by it all. Instead of having a focused approach, you end up signing up for 10 different sites. You're not able to give each of them the time they require to be... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Roundup: Facebook Timeline, Geography in Social Media, Social Media Assessments and Community Management Risk - Posted March 9, 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 ways businesses can make effective use of the new Facebook Timeline; whether geography should play a role in socia... [10,000 Words]

7 Ways Businesses Can Use Twitter - Posted March 8, 2012
Twitter is a valuable tool for any business, big or small. Whether you're a one-person operation or part of a large social media team, creating a presence on Twitter is a great idea. Ther... [10,000 Words]

Turkish Social Ad Network Co-Founder On The Growth Of Social Networking In Turkey [Interview] - Posted March 5, 2012
Usually we tend to focus on the world of social media and the statistics surrounding social media in North America, so when a Turkish Social Ad Network reached out to me with a pitch I thought I'd take the opportunity to find out what's going on in the Turkish social networking... [SocialTimes.com]

34% Of People Think Twitter, Facebook Have Negative Effect On News Quality [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted February 27, 2012
Do people trust the news? It's a loaded question, and one that comes with a whole lot of variables. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark's philanthropy initiative, craigconnects explored this question in connection with the current political campaigning go... [AllTwitter]

Use Content Curation To Build Readers' Trust - Posted February 27, 2012
In a post I wrote two weeks ago about there not being a one-size-fits-all social media policy in journalism, I tried to explain that every beat translates differ... [10,000 Words]

A Marriage Made For The Global, Digital Economy - Posted February 27, 2012
At the recent SemTech Berlin conference, husband-and-wife team Michael Trevor McDonald and Kim Chandler McDonald, CTO and Executive VP, respectively, of KimmiC, led a session that discussed a marriage of a different sort: that between the Semantic Web and the user interface. The session was described as providing t... [semanticweb.com]

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]

SxSW Infographic Highlights How Musicians Build Social Networking Fans - Posted February 23, 2012
South by Southwest is approaching fast, and it's unique hybrid of cutting edge independent music and state of the art technology has given birth to all sorts of trends, including Twitter and Foursquare. A recent infographic looks at the effect of South by Southwest on the artists who perform there... [SocialTimes.com]

As Users Choose Social Media over SMS Texts, Mobile Operators Lose Billions - Posted February 22, 2012
I remember when I first visited Japan in 1997. Our group of North Americans were shocked at how even teenage girls had their own cell phones, complete with dangling bells and ornaments. What surprised us more was their use of "SMS" messaging to send chat messages to one another.... [SocialTimes.com]

Socialitical: "Facebook Cannot Be Ignored By Politicians" [Interview] - Posted February 22, 2012
With the 2012 Presidential election on the horizon it is clear that more politicians, parties and causes have turned to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to promote their platforms and converse with constituents. I had the opportunity to interview Corey Gottlieb, Managing Partner at Socialitic... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Escape The Newsroom 'Social Media Guru' Pigeon Hole - Posted February 20, 2012
As with many jobs that are either technical in nature, or have a somewhat narrow scope, being the newsroom's primary social media educator can have a pigeon-holing effect on ones career. Depending on how advanced the newsroom is when it comes to understanding the basics of how to utilize social medi... [10,000 Words]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted February 17, 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 secret to successful content strategy; why amateurs tend to build better communities than professionals; about... [TVSpy]

Microsoft Launches Social Media Trend-watcher, msnNOW - Posted February 16, 2012
Microsoft launched its foray into social and search-powered news aggregation, msnNOW. According to the site's description, "... [10,000 Words]

LiveJournal Launches New Social Media Publishing Group - Posted February 15, 2012
Yes, folks. LiveJournal is still alive and well and today they've got a big announcement. They are unveiling LJ Media, a new social publishing group that aims to turn popular LiveJournal communities into thriving media sites. Back in December we gave you a ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Hyp Replacement: Multimedia Storytelling On Twitter, Tumblr, Blogspot and YouTube - Posted February 13, 2012
Social media has changed the face of storytelling. Characters, real and fictional, tell their stories in 140 characters or less on Twitter; filmmakers have found storytelling outlets in YouTube and Vimeo; stories are told on blogs, through all sorts of media from text to photos to news clippings, on Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

There's No One-Size-Fits-All Social Media Policy In Journalism - Posted February 13, 2012
Last week news broke about the new Twitter / social media policy that is being used by Sky News in the United Kingdom. Usually when you hear the words "news" and "social media policy", the instinct is to cringe and see how bad the damage is. This is no different. In some ways... [10,000 Words]

A History of Social Media [Video] - Posted February 13, 2012
The folks over at Grovo have released this cool new video explaining what we're trying to do with social media, and how we got here. The video covers social media from its trivial to epic, and describes the phenomenon pretty well. May be a nice video to send along... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Has Changed The Relationship Game [Infographic] - Posted February 13, 2012
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now seemed like as good a time as any to take a look into social media's growing impact on relationships. A fun new infographic takes a look at the role social networks, and specifically Facebook, play in the relationship development from dating to... [SocialTimes.com]

How News Orgs Used Social Media to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston - Posted February 13, 2012
When the news broke that Whitney Houston had died, the world was shocked. Social media sites lit up. On Twitter, hashtags related to Houston and her name itself dominated the trending topics. YouTube's News channel featured her videos. Fan pages were created on Facebook. On Pinterest a search for "Whitney Houston" ... [10,000 Words]

The 10 Best Cities for Social Media Job Seekers (INFOGRAPHIC) - Posted February 12, 2012
It's not too big of a shocker but the U.S. city with the highest volume of social media jobs is New York City. That's according to OnwardSearch, an Internet marketing staffing company. Just in time for ... [10,000 Words]

The 10 Best Cities for Social Media Job Seekers (INFOGRAPHIC) - Posted February 12, 2012
It's not too big of a shocker but the U.S. city with the highest volume of social media jobs is New York City. That's according to OnwardSearch, an Internet marketing staffing company. Just in time for ... [TVSpy]

The Perfect Valentine For The Social Media Addict In Your Life - Posted February 10, 2012
Does your "significant other" love their social media sites almost as much as they love you? If your boyfriend is addicted to Path, your girlfriend can't stop tweeting, your husband can't get enough of Angry Birds or your wife updates her Facebook at any chance she can get, we've... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

"OMG I Have To Tweet This" & Other Sh** A Social Media Manager Says - Posted February 9, 2012
Over the past couple months a brand new meme has taken over YouTube (and the world!)--the hilarious 'Sh** Girls Say' web series has spawned a deluge of copycats, from 'Sh** Gay Guys Say' to 'Sh** White Girls Say...To Black Girls', 'Shit Single Girls Say' and more. And in recent weeks... [SocialTimes.com]

The 4 Factors That Make News Stories Popular on Twitter - Posted February 7, 2012
A new study claims it can predict the popularity of a news story on Twitter with an 84 percent accuracy rate by looking solely at four factors that affect content. The study, led by ... [TVSpy]

How Well Are Schools Using Social Media? [Infographic] - Posted February 7, 2012
Is social media a distraction for students or an integrated part of college life? This infographic shows how schools have joined their students on sites like Facebook and Twitter to make college campuses even more social. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth conducted a Social Media Adoption study to see how social media... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Social Media Be Taught in Journalism or Business School? - Posted February 6, 2012
Over the last couple years there has been a surge in the number of universities and colleges offering some form of social media marketing classes and/or certificate programs as part of their curriculum. Early on it was more common to hear about communications, public relations a... [10,000 Words]

The Super Bowl Sets a Social Media Record with 10,000 Tweets a Second [STATS] - Posted February 6, 2012
The closing moments of Super Bowl XLVI, which saw the New York Giants come from behind to edge the New England Patriots 21-17 with a last-minute touchdown, were so dramatic that they set a new tweets per second (TPS) record on Twitter. The final three minutes of the Super Bowl saw Twitter... [SocialTimes.com]

Reuters Releases Social Pulse, A Social Media Hub - Posted February 2, 2012
Reuters on Thursday released Social Pulse, a social media dashboard that shows what's hot on social networks, with a focus on business news. The site is divided into multiple se... [TVSpy]

Lance Armstrong To Share Exclusive Photos & Videos From His Life With Fans On Mobli - Posted January 31, 2012
You may remember Mobli as the visual social media platform that Leonardo DiCaprio invested in back in October, that has also attracted big names like ... [SocialTimes.com]

KLM Celebrates 1 Million Facebook Fans [Video] - Posted January 31, 2012
Here at Social Times we're crazy about KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. They've taken the social media world by storm over the past couple of years with their original campaigns, stalking passengers via social sites and giving them personalized gifts, puttin... [SocialTimes.com]

How Will Social Media Impact The 2012 Election? [Infographic] - Posted January 31, 2012
The 2008 election proved the importance of social media as a campaign tool, with more people than ever before using sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to find out about the candidates and their platforms. Four years later, with more than double the number of constituents using social networks, the... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Social Recruiting Real? [Video] - Posted January 31, 2012
Are recruiters using social media to recruit new talent? The folks at the tweetMyJobs blog say yes, and have produced an intense video with a whole stack of statistics about the current state of social recruiting. As they mention in their... [SocialTimes.com]

What The Facebook Subscriber Feature Means For Content Curation - Posted January 30, 2012
So you're a journalist who turned on the subscribe feature on your personal Facebook page and now you've got a good number of Subscribers. Now what? Previously, it was possible to divide your social media life into two realms: Personal (Facebook) and Business (Twitter). You might have used... [10,000 Words]

What Happens To Your Digital Life When You Die? [Video] - Posted January 30, 2012
On average we will share 415 pieces of content on Facebook each year; we'll spend an average of about 23 minutes a day on Twitter, tweeting a total of around 15,795 tweets; we'll check in 563 times on Foursquare, upload 196 hours of video on YouTube, and send countless emails. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 27, 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 how to build a social media command center; why Facebook isn't an echo chamber; and best practice for a community... [10,000 Words]

Notification Control: Set All Your Social Network Email Notifications From One Place - Posted January 25, 2012
I don't know about you, but over the past few months my inbox has been flooded with notifications--"So-and-so is following you on Pinterest," "What's-his-name wants to be your friend on Path," "Bruce Willis is now following you on Twitter!" OK, Bruce Willis isn't actually on Twitter, but if he was... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: How The People Leveraged Social Media To Change Congress' Mind About SOPA In 1 Day - Posted January 23, 2012
Last week some of the web's most popular sites, from Wikipedia to Reddit, went dark to protest SOPA and PIPA. The protest was enough to stop SOPA in its tracks (at least for the ti... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted January 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 how to ensure your company's blog is supporting the company's goals; why you should be vigilant in maintaining the... [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... [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]

Dachis Group Launches Social Performance Monitor - Posted January 12, 2012
Dachis Group has launched a new app, the Social Performance Monitor. It is the company's third app built on their big data analytics platform and their first subscription service. Erik Huddleston comments, "Our Social Performance Monitor app corr... [semanticweb.com]

How Lessons Learned in Social Will Give You a Head Start in Mobile - Posted January 12, 2012
This is a guest post by Josh Williams, President and CSO of Kontagent Whether in the early stages of developing a mobile application, or already launched with a substantial user base, mobile app developers and marketers can... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Raytheon, Big Think, Rodale - Posted January 11, 2012
This week, Raytheon is hiring a social media manager, while Big Think is seeking an ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media To Continue To Change Customer Service in 2012 - Posted January 9, 2012
In 2011 companies began changing their worldview about traditional customer service, and started looking to social media channels as a way to interact with customers. Many companies smartened up and created profiles and channels dedicated strictly to answering customer service ques... [TVSpy]

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]

Infographic Reveals The Biggest Social Media Hits (And Misses) Of 2011 - Posted January 5, 2012
We've made our way into 2012 and as we start the new year with a fresh slate it's the perfect time to look back and see what we did right (and what we did wrong) over the past 12 months. A fun new infographic from Flowtown... [SocialTimes.com]

Iranian Activist Posts Accusatory YouTube Video from Jail - Posted January 3, 2012
Recently, a jailed political activist based out of Iran recorded a 15 minute video and posted it on YouTube. This is despite the government's attempt to silence his efforts. The man, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, is the head of the Democratic Front of Iran, and uses the video to criticize the... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Fastest Ways to Get Your News Using Social Media - Posted December 30, 2011
I'm on the web 24/7. In a stylistic futuristic science fiction novel they'd say I had a third eye connected to the information dimension. Recently, I've been on the hunt for a new staff writer, and one of the questions I asked of my candidates was whether they used Google Alerts.... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted December 29, 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 need for strong common interest being present for a community to succeed; a breakdown of Facebook's EdgeRank... [10,000 Words]

Warning: Tweeting These Words Might Land You In Trouble With The Government - Posted December 29, 2011
This one will have the conspiracy fiends saying "I told you so": new reports have come out that point to the US government, and the Department of Homeland Security more specifically, spying on Twitter users who use "sensitive" words. The DHS has apparently created a watch list o... [AllTwitter]

Microsoft Unveils New Social Network So.cl - Posted December 27, 2011
Microsoft is joining the increasingly crowded social media market, recently going public with So.cl. Not to worry -- this is not Microsoft's attempt to take on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. So what exactly is So.cl, pronounced social? In short, it's a social network geared at helping students interested in social media. Microsoft... [TVSpy]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: BBC, Yelp, Dawn Levy Designs - Posted December 23, 2011
This week, BBC is hiring a freelance social media manager, while Yelp i... [SocialTimes.com]

Indian Court Asks Facebook, Google to Remove Anti-Religious Content - Posted December 23, 2011
As a follow up to the request by various Indian politicians to remove content from Orkut, a trial court has asked Facebook an... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Visits Up 40x In 6 Months; Are You Pinning Yet? - Posted December 22, 2011
Pinterest, the invitation-only social online pinboard that lets users organize and share the things they love, has grown exponentially since it launched in March 2010. "So-and-so is now following all of your boards on Pinterest" has become a more and more common subject headi... [SocialTimes.com]

The Complete Guide To Social Media Marketing For Startups [Infographic] - Posted December 22, 2011
Today there are new startups popping up all over the place and even if you've got a one-of-a-kind concept and an amazing product it can be hard to stand out in the crowd. The new companies that we're seeing rise to the top of the startup chain are those that... [SocialTimes.com]

39% of Students Say It's Inappropriate to Friend Your Teacher [Infographic] - Posted December 21, 2011
Are today's students sharing their homework through status updates? Are they Tweeting their test answers? While it hasn't turned the corner yet, the world of education is poised to be flipped on its head by the proliferation of powerful social technologies. An infographic looks at today's students use... [SocialTimes.com]

An Infographic Roundup Of The Most Social TV & Movies Of 2011 - Posted December 21, 2011
The end of 2011 is fast approaching and SocialGuide, the social entertainment guide that monitors real-time buzz about TV and movies, is celebrating the coming of the new year with an infographic roundup of the most social TV shows, movies, networks and sporting events of 2011.... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Which GOP Members Have Positive Social Media Buzz? - Posted December 21, 2011
When it comes to politics, topping the social media buzz charts doesn't always mean you're topping the polls, and nobody knows this better than Rick Perry. Social media monitoring platform Fizziology reports that Rick Perry is the most buzzed-about 2012 GOP candidate by a land... [SocialTimes.com]

The Science Of Sharing: What Influences The Social Consumer [Infographic] - Posted December 21, 2011
Today's consumers are more social than ever. They follow their favorite brands on Twitter, look for product recommendations from friends on Facebook, search ratings and reviews online and share their own experiences with brands across their social networks. ... [SocialTimes.com]

My (Not So Sweeping) Online Journalism Prediction For 2012 - Posted December 20, 2011
People who write for blogs like this one love to make sweeping predictions about what the following year will bring for journalism. In retrospect a lot of them are silly and turn out to be unfounded. Remember how 2011 was supposed to be the year of hyperlocal? Well, read this and... [TVSpy]

How to Get Better Grades Using Social Media [Infographic] - Posted December 20, 2011
Here's an infographic that kids can tell their parents and teachers about before whipping out their iPhone to tweet funny YouTube clips to one another. It wouldn't be necessarily taking in the findings of the study, which found that students who were 'heavy' social media users tended to have higher... [SocialTimes.com]

2012: The Year Of Social Business Strategy - Posted December 19, 2011
For a lot of business, 2011 was the year of "finding itself" in its attempt to bring itself online in the social media era. Almost over night, thousands of social media-centric job openings began appearing on job boards. Some of them were more traditional-so... [TVSpy]

Consumers Prefer Brand Updates Via Facebook Over Email & Traditional Ads [Infographic] - Posted December 19, 2011
With over 800 million active users on Facebook and over 100 million active Twitter users, the way that brands interact with consumers is changing. Consumers are looking for more from brands online, and are giving back by liking and sharing brand content with their ever-growing networks. A ... [SocialTimes.com]

36.6 Million Americans Got Their Current Jobs Through Social Media [Infographic] - Posted December 14, 2011
These days more and more job hunters are turning to social media to find work and a new infographic that compiles data from Jobvite, LinkedIn, CNN, and JobSearch reveals just how prevalent social media job searching has become. The infographic, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Quick Tip: Check Whether A Link Is Fresh Before Sharing - Posted December 13, 2011
Journalists pride themselves on being first. But it's hard to scoop social media and your readers on the hot new viral video and latest must-see website. Here's a quick link to remember the next time you want to share a link you just stumbled on with your closest friends and followers:... [10,000 Words]

7 Ways To Grow Your Fan Base [Infographic] - Posted December 13, 2011
Building your fan base online is incredibly important. Your social media fan base can help grow your brand and lead to an increase in traffic, viral spread of your content and, as a result, an increase in profits. But growing your fan base can be difficult and many brands... [SocialTimes.com]

What Happens When People Don't Like The Online Community? - Posted December 12, 2011
You've gone through the process of research and development. There's a strategy in place and content planned for the next two months. But there's a problem. After a month, the community is mostly quiet. The only posting seems to be your own. Panic sets in. Why don't people like your online community? Before jumping... [10,000 Words]

Louis C.K. Starts an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit -- 6000 Comments in First Hour - Posted December 12, 2011
Louis C.K., that polymath comedian who's now created an Emmy nominated comedy television show, has jumped onto Reddit to let his fans ask him anything. He's doing it because he's launched a super-cheap $5 DVD of his latest comic performance, and is selling it through Paypal with no middleman. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic Explores Teen Cruelty On Social Networks - Posted December 9, 2011
Today more than three-quarters of teens ages 12 to 17 are social media users. They are doing everything from posting status updates to playing games, posting on friends' walls, tagging people, chatting and more. But in addition to these tasks they are also dealing with unkindness a... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Groupon, Street King, Polyvore - Posted December 8, 2011
This week, Groupon is hiring a senior manager of social media, while Street King is on the hunt for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

The Facebook Subscribe Button Launches - Posted December 8, 2011
UPDATE: As of Thursday afternoon, the button has launched. You can subscribe to my updates by clicking this button: Regular readers of this blog know that I'm a fan of Facebook... [TVSpy]

Indian Government Asks Social Networks To Prescreen User Content Before It is Posted. All Of It. - Posted December 7, 2011
The New York Times is reporting a rather archaic-sounding move by the Indian government: asking other bi... [AllTwitter]

For The CEO Of The Future, Social Media Is A Must [Infographic] - Posted December 7, 2011
These days more and more companies and brands are understanding the benefits of social media and are jumping on board with marketing campaigns on Twitter, Facebook and beyond. However, it's surprisingly common for company CEOs to be absent from the world of social media. Many CEOs don't even have... [SocialTimes.com]

On Tap for FindtheBest: More Soft Joins and More Crowd-Sourcing - Posted December 7, 2011
FindtheBest (the site where users can compare some 700 topics side by side, initially discussed here) has some new capabilities on tap. This include... [semanticweb.com]

On Tap for FindtheBest: More Soft Joins and More Crowd-Sourcing - Posted December 7, 2011
FindtheBest (the site where users can compare some 700 topics side by side, initially discussed here) has some new capabilities on tap. This include... [AllTwitter]

Major Update Comes To StumbleUpon - Posted December 6, 2011
Popular discovery engine StumbleUpon is rolling out a major update. A lot of the update is cosmetic, the blog VentureBeat reported yesterday. For instance, the service sports a new orange logo, and a new design (it looks sort of like YouTube's new redesign). But most exciting to content creators is the addition of "Stumble... [TVSpy]

How Do the Top 40 Canadian Non-Profits Use Social Media [Infographic] - Posted December 6, 2011
The great folks at Hill and Knowlton over in Canada have crafted an intriguing study of the top 40 Canadian non-profits and how each of them use social media to connect with their users. It's interesting to note the success of the Doctors without Borders program, which has the highest... [SocialTimes.com]

This Is How You Can Get in on Facebook and Twitter Pre-IPO - Posted December 6, 2011
If you want a piece of Facebook, Twitter or any number of other pre-IPO companies, you need to come ready to play (and pay). To deal directly with these businesses, you need to wield some serious venture capital money. To pick them up in trading venues such as ... [SocialTimes.com]

You Can't Create Good Online Communities Without Taking Risks - Posted December 5, 2011
A time will come when you're managing an online community or a Facebook Fan Page when you feel the urge to make a big splash about something, in an effort to generate activity. Sometimes it will come as a result of something that has happened, or is happening, in the community. Other... [10,000 Words]

The Real Reason So Many Web Companies Are Filing for IPOs - Posted December 5, 2011
There are more than 200 companies in the IPO pipeline, many entering at a time when the IPO market was ugly (namely Q3 2011). A lot of money has been spent preparing to go public, even in a market that doesn't favor it. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Wit and Wisdom of Sheryl Sandberg: 10 Insights from IGNITION - Posted December 5, 2011
The Business Insider IGNITION conference just wrapped up this week. The height of the event, of course, came on the second morning, at 9 am, when ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook IPO: Stop Leaving Money on the Table - Posted December 5, 2011
Facebook is running out of time to get its act together. The company is expected to file for its IPO by April 2012, which would mean a likely celebratory opening bell the followin... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's Ad Business Is Growing Like Crazy: 50 Percent Since Spring - Posted December 5, 2011
Back in the spring, Twitter boasted a whopping 1,600 advertisers. It was a pretty impressive number when you consider the fact that (a) it's not self-service and (b) the minimums involved, though flexible, are rather hefty. To get on board with promoted tweets or promoted accounts, you can expect to spend... [SocialTimes.com]

IPO Market Roundup: 10 Social Media Sector Companies to Watch - Posted December 5, 2011
Groupon, Angie's List, Pandora, Zillow, LinkedIn ... it's been an interesting year for social media IPOs so far. And, there are more on the way. Zynga is set to go public in the next two weeks, and there are plenty of other inte... [SocialTimes.com]

Video Infographic Compiles 2011 Social Media Statistics - Posted December 2, 2011
Social media has never been bigger, with hundreds of millions of people checking Facebook, Tweeting, posting and watching videos and sharing their lives on the web. Videoinfographcs have released a new video infographic with the latest statistics, facts a... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted December 2, 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 finding ways to unite your online community around singular issues; why communities should highlight quality not... [TVSpy]

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]

New Service Aims To Make The Antiquated Book Publishing Industry More Social - Posted December 1, 2011
"Traditionally the role of the book publisher was print and distribution and in an eBook world this is already irrelevant." So says Ronny Golan, CEO and co-founder of BookPulse, a new service aimed at bringing book publishers into the modern, more social world, with a platform that lets t... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: YouBeauty.com, Ocean Media, F+W Media - Posted December 1, 2011
This week, YouBeauty.com is hiring a social media and community manager, whil... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media [Infographic] - Posted December 1, 2011
These days more and more companies and brands are turning to social media to promote themselves, but some of these companies stand out from the crowd. Voltier Digital has put together an infographic that lists ... [SocialTimes.com]

Balancing Your Social Media Activities [Infographic] - Posted November 29, 2011
Wired seems to think that practicing good social media activities is similar to practicing good nutrition. Eating quality food keeps your mind sharp, body fit and your life long. If you consume social media with quality in mind instead of quantity, then you will be better off -- mentally and physically.... [SocialTimes.com]

Man Uses Google+ to Reunite Firefighter With Camera Lost at Sea - Posted November 29, 2011
  Now here's a story with all the right elements--a treasure is recovered from sea, a do-gooder returns an item to its owner, and an up-and-coming social network gets its big break. According to the Google+ community, a diver by the name of Markus Thompson found a Canon Rebel 1000D at the bottom... [SocialTimes.com]

Rewarding Bad Behaviour: Kansas Teen Gains 10,000 Followers for Bashing the Governor on Twitter - Posted November 29, 2011
  A teenager from Kansas is making headlines this week for stirring up controversy on the microblogging service Twitter. Emma Sullivan authored a tweet addressed to Sam Brownback, the Governor of Kansas, after he visited Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village. The sch... [SocialTimes.com]

Pro Tip: Use Reddit To Find Story Ideas - Posted November 29, 2011
Reddit is an Internet firehose, a repository of the good, the bad, the silly and the shocking. Online journalists should make it a habit to look at Reddit from time to time. Not only can it be a great way to promote work, but there always seems to be a good... [10,000 Words]

What Not To Do On Twitter: Durex Tweets Hugely Offensive Joke, Blames Local PR Agency - Posted November 28, 2011
There are so many lessons in what to do - and in this case, what not to do - in social media that case studies can begin to blend into one another. But this particular Twitter fumble from Durex stands out as one so supremely tone deaf, offensive and insensitive that... [AllTwitter]

Dachis Group Releases a Free Social Business Index - Posted November 28, 2011
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The Connected Consumer: Strategies for Mobile & Social Challenges - Posted November 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_85474" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Dr. Gary Edwards, Chief Customer Officer, Empathica "][/caption] It's no secret that customer experiences are the lifeblood of any successful brand. Savvy brands aggressively pursue meaningful customer connections in an ongoing quest to tr... [SocialTimes.com]

"The Social Network" Writer Aaron Sorkin May Pen Steve Jobs Movie - Posted November 24, 2011
"Social Network" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin may write Steve Jobs movie. Aaron Sorkin is an American screenwriter and playwright. His work includes A Few good Men, The West Wing, Studio 60, The Social Network, and Moneyball. According to an article from E!, Sorkin is seriously considering writing a movie about Steve Jobs. In... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Scripps Networks, LA INC., BLiNQ Media - Posted November 23, 2011
This week, Scripps Networks is on the hunt for a social media manager, while LA INC. needs a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Report the News -- Not On The News -- Says Time, Inc. Panelist - Posted November 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_85076" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Moderator of the Medill Club Ethics Panel 2012, Professor Jack Doppelt with alums Joyce Hanson and Sally Fryberger"][/caption] Brian Moylan, an editor at Gawker Media (and self-proclaimed "Gawker shit ta... [SocialTimes.com]

From Social Networking To Banking: Infographic Reveals What People Are Doing Online - Posted November 22, 2011
Almost 80 percent of American adults are online, but what exactly are they doing? A new infographic from Flowtown and Column Five reveals the percentage of adult Internet users who are doing... [SocialTimes.com]

How Do Men & Women Share Differently Online? [Infographic] - Posted November 22, 2011
These days everyone is sharing online, but are we all sharing the in the same ways? Proust.com, a social media niche for families and close friends ... [SocialTimes.com]

The National Archives & Social Media - Posted November 22, 2011
The National Archives is taking a hard look at social media. According to the article, "In November 2011, conversations about connection technologies have shifted from whether governm... [semanticweb.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About PaperShare - Posted November 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_84901" align="alignright" width="200" caption="David Greschler, CEO/Co-Founder of PaperShare & Douglas A. Brown, CTO/Co-Founder"][/caption] Marketers spend time and funds creating white papers, case studies, product videos and collateral, yet... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Ways To Appropriately Prepare Your Client For Social Media Marketing - Posted November 22, 2011
Clients will expect you to be able to prepare them for social media marketing. By providing them with the appropriate information, you will be able to release some of their initial anxiety, while also promoting the need for your services. Think what it would be like to be sitting on the other... [SocialTimes.com]

Hashtag to Watch: #TweetThePress - Posted November 22, 2011
If you live half your life on Twitter (like me) then you've likely seen this hashtag floating around: #TweetThePress. Where did it start? What does it mean? And why are hundreds of tweeters using it? In case you need a definition the word hashtag, I found a good one on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Traveling Down the Semantic Road - Posted November 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24853" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy: Flickr/masochrismtango"][/caption] More vendors are making waves among the ranks of those that figure semantic technology has a role to play in the travel sector, from helping hospitality providers assess the quality of user experiences to serving as ... [AllTwitter]

Traveling Down the Semantic Road - Posted November 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24853" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy: Flickr/masochrismtango"][/caption] More vendors are making waves among the ranks of those that figure semantic technology has a role to play in the travel sector, from helping hospitality providers assess the quality of user experiences to serving as ... [semanticweb.com]

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]

What Brands Can Learn From Bank Of America's Failure To Protect Its Own Image On Google+ - Posted November 18, 2011
As most of you may know, Bank of America had a rather interesting brand image related problem on Google+ this week. According to one source, Bank of America was at fault f... [SocialTimes.com]

13 To 34 Year Olds Average 4 To 5 Other Activities While They Watch TV - Posted November 17, 2011
Last week we shared a new study that revealed that 80 percent of viewers multitask while watching TV. Today we've got an even more surprising multi-media multitasking statistic for you. According to a ne... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Swarmology Debuts New Website - Posted November 16, 2011
San Diego startup Swarmology has stepped out of stealth mode with the debut of its website and the disclosure of $1.2 million in initial funding. According to the article, "The company, f... [AllTwitter]

Swarmology Debuts New Website - Posted November 16, 2011
San Diego startup Swarmology has stepped out of stealth mode with the debut of its website and the disclosure of $1.2 million in initial funding. According to the article, "The company, f... [semanticweb.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: The Nest, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Cardinal Communications - Posted November 16, 2011
This week, The Nest is hiring a community coordinator, while the Michael J. Fox Foundation is looking for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

7 Social Times Stories You May Have Missed This Week - Posted November 11, 2011
If you are an avid reader of our daily content, you may remember reading a lot of articles that were vital to your title as a social media intellect this week. Whether we were discussing slavery of the 21st century or providing you with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media & Online Community Post From Around The Web - Posted November 11, 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 handling complaints that appear on your company's social media profile; why images help boost fan engagement; pr... [TVSpy]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Sephora, Newsday, Travel Impressions - Posted November 10, 2011
This week, Sephora is on the hunt for a social media writer, while Newsday is looking for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Simple Ways Scheduling Tweets Can Help Brands... And 3 Ways It Can Hurt - Posted November 10, 2011
The tactic of scheduling tweets is often discussed by social media strategists across the spectrum. Even though each side of the debate may have valid points, I will argue that scheduling tweets can always have a positive outcome for your brand, if done correctly. Before I go into how scheduling tweets can... [SocialTimes.com]

Nine Out Of Ten Teens Have Witnessed Mean Or Cruel Behavior On Twitter And Facebook [STUDY] - Posted November 9, 2011
Bullying in schools has been a problem for years, and now it's seeping onto students' social networks. A new survey from Pew suggests that 88 percent of teens have... [AllTwitter]

TED Talks -- and Wants you to Talk Back! - Posted November 9, 2011
  I believe in love at first sight site. That is, if it's possible to fall in love with a website. The first time I visited the TED website, I was in love with the concept: high-quality infotainment featuring world-class speakers--what more c... [SocialTimes.com]

Are Social Networks Positively or Negatively Impacting Our Real Life Friendships? - Posted November 9, 2011
You have hundreds of friends of Facebook, but how many real life friends do you have? According to a new study, not as many as your parents did. You have 130 friends on Facebook, 251 followers on Twitter, and dozens of subscribers to your YouTube channel. You've got lots of friends, right?... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Louis C.K. Tells Conan Why He Hates Twitter [Video] - Posted November 7, 2011
What does comedian Louis C.K. think about social media? "Well I kinda hate it," he told Conan O'Brien on his late night show last week. "I think it's awful." Louis C.K. has Twitter for his own selfish self-promotional reasons, but he doesn't follow anyone, doesn't care what other... [SocialTimes.com]

American Homeland Security to Amp Up Social Media Intelligence - Posted November 4, 2011
What do the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East mean for United States social media users? It could mean that big brother will be paying more attention to tweets and status updates as Homeland Security reviews social media guidelines. 2011 has seen many uprisings all over the world including Egypt,... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

AP updates social media guidelines to address retweets - Posted November 3, 2011
The Associated Press released new guidelines today on how staffers should handle re-tweets. Here's the text of the new section of their guidelines. RETWEETING Retweets, like tweets, should not be written in a way that looks like you're expressing a personal opinion on the... [TVSpy]

Burglars Admit to Using Location-Based Services for Surveillance [Infographic] - Posted November 2, 2011
Location-based services help you tell your friends where you are, in case they want to join you for lunch or dinner -- but could such postings be an open invitation for burglars to rob your home? According to a study of 50 former U.K. burglars, posting your whereabouts on a social media... [SocialTimes.com]

Interpreting Media: Clay Shirky Speaks - Posted November 2, 2011
Earlier in October, for the first time in my life, I was encouraged to tweet while sitting in an audience. It was at the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) an annual event that brings together the best minds in the liter... [SocialTimes.com]

"No Tweeting!" How Restricting Social Media At Work Affects Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 2, 2011
Does your workplace allow tweeting? Or has your boss blocked access to Twitter, Facebook, and the other social networks thought to utterly decimate worker productivity? This infographic from Socialcast takes a look... [AllTwitter]

Getting Customer Service Beyond 140 Characters - Posted November 2, 2011
With Twitter increasingly used by consumers to ask questions and register complaints, many brands are increasingly prepared to provide customer service on that channel. There are circumstances when the issue is more efficiently and effectively resolved offline. Under what circumstances should customer servic... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Adoption and Fortune 500 Companies -- Have They Reached their Peak? - Posted November 1, 2011
Fortune Magazine annually tracks America's largest corporations due to their influence in the business world. For this study, Academics from Center For Marketing Research Dartmouth examined the social media activity, specifically blogging, of various organizations, concluding that the biggest companies have slowed down their social media efforts and appear to... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Facebook's Timeline Last? A Closer Look at 7 Other Facebook Features from 2011 - Posted November 1, 2011
Facebook users are afraid of change, according to a USA Today poll released in mid-October, which revealed that 56% of Facebook users did not like Facebook's latest changes. With that being said, Facebook users are constantly growing by the day. What keeps current users with the social networking platform, and what... [SocialTimes.com]

The False Promise of Incentives in Online Communities - Posted October 31, 2011
When you're trying to sell something, using incentives to get people talking about the product is a great marketing tool. But when you're trying to bring people together online under an idea, topic or cause, the use of incentives is a false prophet for growth and engagement. You need to be able to... [10,000 Words]

Pinevio Aims To Capture User Interactions With Facebook Content - Posted October 28, 2011
The social web is overwhelmed with content and it keeps on getting worse: hundreds of millions of shares are done daily, tens of hours of video are being uploaded every minute. Current web technology allows nearly everybody to create and distribute content, it's great at first sight, but it creates a... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Wahooly - Posted October 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_82440" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Dana Severson, Cofounder, Wahooly"][/caption] Wahooly is designed to help startups leverage word of mouth marketing from a group of individuals identified as socially-capable and with a vested interest in seeing them succeed in the l... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Yelp, Music Choice, Cardinal Communications - Posted October 27, 2011
This week, Yelp is hiring a new community manager for New Jersey, while Music Choice is looking for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Tips For Effective Social Media Monitoring From Tracx CEO Eran Gilad - Posted October 27, 2011
These days more and more brands are moving online, not only opening up Facebook and Twitter accounts to communicate with their customers, but also turning to social media sites to find out who's talking about their brand and what they're saying. But monitoring the conversation surrounding your brand on social... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Into Social Media, Invests In Mobli - Posted October 25, 2011
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is going social, investing in visual social media platform Mobli and taking an advisory position to help shape the future of the company. With videos and photos being uploaded by the likes of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Helps Turkey After Earthquakes - Posted October 25, 2011
When disaster strikes, it is social media to the rescue. When an earthquake hits Turkey, people turn to social media in key moments. On Sunday October 23rd, 2011, at 1:41 in the afternoon local time, a destructive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2M struck Van, Turkey. The earthquake has caused heavy damage... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

LinkedIn's New Recruiting Service for Headhunters - Posted October 21, 2011
LinkedIn will be launching a new service called Talent Pipeline that focuses on helping job recruiters find and place job seekers. The recruitment process used by many recruiters of major companies involves hours of endless activities of gathering resumes from multiple services and communicating with potential hires. T... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Dailymotion, The Nest, Pace Communications, - Posted October 20, 2011
This week, Dailymotion is looking for a new senior editor, while The Nest is hiring a ... [SocialTimes.com]

The More Facebook Friends You Have, The Bigger Your Brain? Researchers Say Yes. - Posted October 20, 2011
Think Facebook is just impacting your social life? Think again. New research suggests Facebook may be changing your brain. Researchers at the University College London have found a connection between the number of Facebook friends a person has and the amount of "grey matter" in the amygdala, the sulcus, the left middle... [SocialTimes.com]

Sciencia -- A Scientist's Social Network with 1.2 Million Articles - Posted October 18, 2011
Men have one; professionals have one, so why shouldn't scientists have one? Sciencia.org launches new social network for scientists. Sciencia.org was originally founded in 2000 by a small group of scientists in South Korea. It has since evolved into a niche social networking site that includes real time updates. According to their... [SocialTimes.com]

UNICEF Survey Shows 75% of South African Youth Talking to Strangers on Social Nets - Posted October 17, 2011
Do you know what your child is doing after school? A new study on the social media habits of young people in South Africa reveals important figures about social networking and youth identity formation. A survey conducted by UNICEF in partnership with the University of Cape Town, the Berkam Centre for Internet... [SocialTimes.com]

Before Launching Multiple Communities, Know Your Ideal Community Manager - Posted October 17, 2011
When deploying multiple social networks and online communities across a large company, it's likely that you will need a few people to manage those profiles and act as community managers. For a while it was the "it thing" to poke fun at people who work in social media professionally. The joke usually... [10,000 Words]

Report: For Social Media Users Privacy Is a Huge Concern - Posted October 14, 2011
What do social networking users worry about most? According to a new survey the answer is privacy. A study conducted by Barracuda Networks reveals that social media users report significant concerns about privacy. Barracuda Networks is "a global multi-disciplinary research and threat analysis team that fulfills a critical role in developing innovative... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 14, 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 brands that people want to be social with and engage with; a case study on using LinkedIn for... [TVSpy]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Future US, World Bank, CollegeDegrees.com - Posted October 14, 2011
This week, Future US is hiring a community and social manager, while the World Bank is in need of a ... [SocialTimes.com]

2011 Social Media All Stars: Social Media Infographic With A MLB Twist - Posted October 10, 2011
Last year visual marketing and data visualization firm Lemon.ly released 2010 Social Media All Stars, an MLB-style roster of the top social networks of the year. Now, back by popular de... [SocialTimes.com]

Everloop Reveals First-Ever Moderated SMS for Kids - Posted October 7, 2011
Everloop, the innovative social media site designed for tweens, has just expanded their notorious onlinesafety and moderation to mobile devices. The feature, dubbed 'EverText', is the first ever real-timemoderated SMS for kids, as it gives parents the ability to keep a watchful eye on their kid's mobile conversations. More after the... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted October 7, 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 why some private online communities fail; added insight into the ROI of social media; a primer on the latest... [TVSpy]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: American Media, Kaiser Family Foundation, Bigpoint - Posted October 6, 2011
This week, American Media is on the hunt for a new social media manager, while the Kaiser Family Foundation needs a ... [SocialTimes.com]

A Social Network for Men: Good Idea? - Posted October 6, 2011
ManWall.com launches a social network where "guys can be guys." Is having a space where "guys can be guys" a positive or negative addition to the social media landscape? ManWall.com dubs itself as "the ultimately social network for guys" and according to the press release, "with 9 in 10 social networks dominated... [SocialTimes.com]

Planning Your Social Media Party [Video] - Posted October 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_80387" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Jason Rockwood, Director of Social Strategy, Tribal DDB"][/caption] It's impossible for participants at Advertising Week 8 to attend all the sessiona relevant to their jobs and their clients. The agenda is ju... [SocialTimes.com]

Quora Update: Threaded Comments and New App - Posted October 4, 2011
Haven't logged into your Quora account lately? You should; there's been some exciting new updates including the addition of threaded comments and a new Quora iPhone app. In the last week of September 2011, Quora made some updates to their site. One of those updates was a much needed revamp to comments.... [SocialTimes.com]

Using Barriers to Entry in Corporate Social Media - Posted October 3, 2011
Sometimes creating barriers to entry can be a good thing. In web lingo, if you're adding too many steps, or asking a user to click more than twice to get to their desired content, you're making "the barrier to entry" too high. The resulting action is a loss of visitors, or... [10,000 Words]

Watch: Snoop Dogg Talks Social Media With Shira Lazar - Posted October 3, 2011
Snoop Dogg is not only one of the world's most popular rappers, but he's also a king of social media, with over 4.4 million followers on Twitter and over 12 million fans on Facebook. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Odyl - Posted October 3, 2011
[caption id="attachment_80024" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Michael Taylor, CEO, Odyl"][/caption] Odyl is designed for book publishers and authors to connect and share with their readers on Facebook. It offers turnkey layouts that include book excerpts, author interviews and Goodreads reviews. ... [SocialTimes.com]

'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]

With New Initiative, Phoenix Suns Seek First Ever Social Media Sideline Reporter - Posted September 28, 2011
Though it certainly seems like most if not all of the 2011 NBA Season will be put on hold, the Phoenix Suns are gearing up for a new social media marketing initiative, one incorporating every major social network as well as the introduction of a very new reporting position. The first of... [SocialTimes.com]

Chinese Government to Police: Use More Social Media - Posted September 28, 2011
It's an order the police probably don't hear every day: use more social media. However, in China, the police are being told just that. Huang Ming, Vice-Minister of Public Security in China, delivered a message on Monday September 26th 2011 that encouraged law enforcement officials to make use of China's social networking... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch Out, The Fed Might Be Reading Your Tweets - Posted September 27, 2011
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, has announced a social media plan that would include keyword and sentiment analysis on Twitter. So if you're badmouthing their money-management skills, they might just tune ... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Plays Role in Journalist Beheading - Posted September 27, 2011
In Mexico, there are reports of a disturbing case involving a woman's decapitated body and social media is involved. On Saturday September 24th 2011 a woman's decapitated body was found in a Mexican border city accompanied by a handwritten sign, two computer keyboards, and a CD player. The sign read that the... [SocialTimes.com]

New Survey: Burglars Use Social Media to Plan Crimes - Posted September 27, 2011
Wanting to escape the fall weather for an impromptu vacation to a tropical destination? Great, but whatever you do, don't tweet about it. A new UK survey reveals that criminals are using social media to plan burglaries. A United Kingdom survey of 50 convicted burglars found that the burglary industry - like... [SocialTimes.com]

The Top 5 ONA11 Takeaways - Posted September 27, 2011
After this weekend's 2011 Online News Association Conference in Boston, I thought I would share some of the big takeaways I had from the conference. 1. What a difference a year makes! During last year's conference, in Washington, the two biggest pieces of buzz were TBD and Patch. That was certainly not the... [10,000 Words]

Tumblr Continues Upwards Surge - Posted September 23, 2011
The ever so popular social microblogging site Tumblr has been on a rocket ride since the beginning of last year. The blogging site's unique user base soared in the last year, gaining 183 percent from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the Nielsen Co. "State of... [SocialTimes.com]

How QR Can Help Your Political Candidate - Posted September 23, 2011
QR code has slowly crept into our daily routines without any fair warning, which may not be the most catastrophic concept in our world, but it sure has people questioning the reason for QR. For those of us who understand its existence, we are always trying to find new and clever... [SocialTimes.com]

The Qwikster Redemption: Netflix Tries to Reverse Fortune by Splitting the Company - Posted September 22, 2011
Amid falling stock prices and rising customer outrage, Netflix has taken a calculated move to better their business and perception by splitting the company into two business, introducing the oddly named Qwikster. By way of atoning for raising prices so dramatically months ago to the dismay of far more customers than predicted,... [SocialTimes.com]

Peace One Day Joins Forces With Social Media Week - Posted September 22, 2011
If you're visualizing world peace, why not turn to social media? Peace One Day partners with Social Media Week. In 2001, the United Nations and the not-for-profit organization Peace One Day committed September 21st to ceasefire and peaceful activities. According to the Peace One Day website, "Each year, 21 September marks... [SocialTimes.com]

Social M nage Trois in Paid, Earned and Owned Media - Posted September 22, 2011
Guest blogger Chase McMichael is founder, president and CEO of social intelligence company InfiniGraph. A veteran of realtime collaboration technologies... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Opens Social Network to the Public - Posted September 22, 2011
Have you been dying to get on Google+? Well, today is your lucky day. Google's social networking site opens to the public. Over the summer, Google+ - Google's addition to the social networking landscape - generated a great deal of buzz: Is it good? Does it improve on other social networking sites?... [SocialTimes.com]

NHL Creates Social Media Policy - Posted September 21, 2011
Coming last doesn't always make you the loser; the NHL joins other major sports franchises and creates a social media policy. Following the lead of several other major sporting associations, the National Hockey League has finally chosen to draw up some official guidelines for their players when it comes to social media... [SocialTimes.com]

Appssavvy Launches Adtivity; Looks To Disrupt Social Advertising - Posted September 20, 2011
Social innovation consistently provides new and exciting methods for individuals to openly communicate. Wherever people congregate, whether it's at an event on the map or through the channels of cyberspace, advertisers find opportunity to deliver awareness of a product or service. Advertisers constantly invent new models of product awareness to... [SocialTimes.com]

The Fail Trail: Understanding 3 Social Media Crises [Infographic] - Posted September 16, 2011
Social media and its viral platform cousins have changed the dynamics of public relations crisis. Word of mouth spreads the news faster and "facts" [true or not] and "opinions" [informed or speculative] tend to have a very long life on search engines. Alterian recently took a deep look at three infamous... [AllTwitter]

The Fail Trail: Understanding 3 Social Media Crises [Infographic] - Posted September 16, 2011
Social media and its viral platform cousins have changed the dynamics of public relations crisis. Word of mouth spreads the news faster and "facts" [true or not] and "opinions" [informed or speculative] tend to have a very long life on search engines. Alterian recently took a deep look at three infamous... [10,000 Words]

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]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Gilt Groupe, Pace Communications, B&H Photo - Posted September 16, 2011
This week, Gilt Groupe is looking for a community manager for its women's division, and Pace Communications is in search of a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Simple Game Dynamics Drive Online Commerce - Posted September 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_78513" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Debi Kleiman, President, MITX"][/caption] This guest post is jointly presented by Tim Putnam, VP of client services at ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Fail Trail: Understanding 3 Social Media Crises [Infographic] - Posted September 16, 2011
Social media and its viral platform cousins have changed the dynamics of public relations crises. Word of mouth spreads the news faster and "facts" [true or not] and "opinions" [informed or speculative] tend to have a very long life on search engines. Alterian recently took a... [SocialTimes.com]

Doing Twitter Analytics Right: Meet The TwitSprout Team - Posted September 15, 2011
The TwitSprout team loves what they do. I met them at their office in Waterloo, Ontario, working out of the back of a house owned by another startup co-founder, Michael Litt (@michaelrlitt) of ... [AllTwitter]

Attensity Analyze 6.0 Offers Deep Analytics of Facebook Posts - Posted September 15, 2011
Attensity, a leading provider of text analytics solutions recently announced an extension to Attensity Analyze 6.0. According to the article, "T... [AllTwitter]

U.N. Uses Social Media Session Before General Assembly - Posted September 14, 2011
If you're the United Nations, what's the best way to start a General Assembly? What about with a "global conversation" hosted on social media? While much of the current news coverage around the United Nations' General Assembly focusses on the United States' efforts to have the U.N recognize Palestine as an independent... [SocialTimes.com]

Post-Secret Gets An App -- Can a Social Network be Built on Anonymity? - Posted September 13, 2011
Have a secret? There's a social network for that. PostSecret releases new app. PostSecret is a mail in art project originally created by Frank Warren in 1995. The concept is simple; Frank posted his address on the web and encouraged people to send him anonymous secrets on homemade postcards. He selects secrets... [SocialTimes.com]

Use Offline Events To Drive Online Engagement - Posted September 13, 2011
Sometimes posting good content on your company's or brand's Facebook Fan Page simply isn't enough to drive engagement You're seeing week-on-week organic growth of between 3%-5%, but there isn't any sense of community. The people who "Like" your page aren't responding to content. If you find yourself in t... [10,000 Words]

5 Ways to Boost Holiday Sales by Unleashing your Brand Army - Posted September 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_78066" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Rob Fuggetta, Founder & CEO, Zuberance"][/caption] Guest blogger Rob Fuggetta is founder and CEO of online Word of Mouth marketing company Zuberance. What follows is an excerpt from his soon-to-be-publi... [SocialTimes.com]

Cloo, the Toilet Network, Lets You Find the Nearest Available Bathroom - Posted September 13, 2011
After hearing about this new app, you may think that social media is full of all sorts of peculiarities. Cloo is a new concept to help you find the nearest available toilet within your comfort zone of a network of available bathrooms, so you don't have to use a public restroom. The... [SocialTimes.com]

Toure Lights Up the Twittersphere with a Debate on... Tipping? - Posted September 12, 2011
If you ever needed proof that a non-Kardashian can rule Twitter, look no further than Toure. Seriously. Go ahead -- look at his timeline. Whether it's a line-by-line breakdown of the song "Otis," his take on the final season of Entourage, or the truth behind that ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Toure Lights Up the Twittersphere with a Debate on... Tipping? - Posted September 12, 2011
If you ever needed proof that a non-Kardashian can rule Twitter, look no further than Toure. Seriously. Go ahead -- look at his timeline. Whether it's a line-by-line breakdown of the song "Otis," his take on the final season of Entourage, or the truth behind that ... [FishbowlNY]

Is Walmart and WalmartLabs Ready To Take on Amazon? - Posted September 9, 2011
All eyes in retail (not to mention social media) darted to Walmart, dubbed the world's largest retailer, in April 2011, when it surpassed competitors and forged into the social-commerce sphere by purchasing social commerce start-up Kosmix (now called... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Buys Zagat, Ups Ante for Yelp and Foursquare - Posted September 9, 2011
Yelp , the popular city-guides website fleshed out with user-generated reviews of local business, including restaurants, bars and shops, is about to get a run for its money. The ever-powerful search engine Goog... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Romance: A StumbleUpon Wedding Proposal - Posted September 8, 2011
Nothing tugs on our heartstrings quite like a romantic social media marriage proposal, whether it's an epic viral video proposal, a Twitter marria... [SocialTimes.com]

Amazon.com Builds Social Media and Gaming Teams - Posted September 8, 2011
Amazon.com has had its fun with the Internet retail business, and now it's ready to take on social media and gaming. Reuters reports that the largest e-tailer has hired John Yurcisin to become Director of Social Media. Previously, Y... [SocialTimes.com]

Ethics 101: Is Using Your Client Ethical? - Posted September 8, 2011
As an owner of a social media marketing business, I have an obligation to look out for the best interests of my clients, which means I will not use them to help benefit my business. Clients do not hire me to help advance my long-term business goals (although that would be... [SocialTimes.com]

Learn from This: #BravesBash Hits a Social Grand Slam - Posted September 8, 2011
How can a little button with a thumb compare with thousands jumping to their feet cheering. Or booing? Baseball teams understood the principles of social media decades before personal computers, much less Facebook. Teams do not try to sell tickets one game at time. Rather, they strive to develop loyal, long-term fans... [SocialTimes.com]

Over Half Of UK Companies Block Social Media at Work - Posted September 7, 2011
Feel like your workplace is clamping down on social media use? You're not alone. A new survey reveals more and more employers are blocking Twitter and Facebook at work. Clearswift, a security software company based in the United Kingdom, released the latest addition of its WorkLifeWeb2011 report. The report was conducted using... [SocialTimes.com]

Early Bird Pricing For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends September 8 - Posted September 6, 2011
Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is only 21 days away, and you still have two days to get in at the early bird pricing. Save yourself a cool $100 and join other social media professionals and busine... [AllTwitter]

Early Bird Pricing For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends September 8 - Posted September 6, 2011
Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is only 21 days away, and you still have two days to get in at the early bird pricing. Save yourself a cool $100 and join other social media professionals and busine... [10,000 Words]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Arian Foster Stirs Trouble with Twitter Pic of Hamstring Injury - Posted September 6, 2011
The NFL season has yet to begin, and last year's best running back has already stumbled out of the gate. Feeling the pressure of being a leader on team with high expectations and one of the top fantasy football players, Arian Foster tried, and failed, in an attempt to relieve people... [SocialTimes.com]

Best Buy's Dive Into CityVille: What We Can Learn - Posted September 6, 2011
Zynga, the leading game developer in the social gaming market, has continuously proven itself with successful gaming titles: FarmVille, Texas Hold'em... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Meredith, Everlane, The World Bank - Posted September 6, 2011
This week, Meredith is on the hunt for a new senior social media manager, while Everlane is looking for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About GreenRope - Posted September 6, 2011
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StumbleUpon Logs 1 Billion Stumbles a Month - Posted September 6, 2011
Facebook might seem like a social media behemoth, but according to StatCounter StumbleUpon made up 47.11 percent of all social traffic in the U.S. as of July 2011. Not too shabby for the discovery engine which was created in November 2001 an... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About North Social - Posted September 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_76749" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The North Social Team"][/caption] North Social provides a platform of applications to create and manage custom Facebook fan Pages. The platform is designed to help companies with fan growth, promotions, bra... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted August 26, 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 finding a job via social media; a look at how Sears created a successful online community around health... [TVSpy]

What's It Like To Write A Flop? Go To Quora To Find Out From Conan The Barbarian Screenwriter - Posted August 25, 2011
Ever wonder what it's like to be called a failure? The Hollywood writer of Conan the Barbarian 3D can't resist answering the question on Quora. Failure is never good. Even when you learn from it in the long run, in the moment failing, well, sucks. Of course, there is the consolation that... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media Giants Expected to Refuse Shut Down During Crisis - Posted August 25, 2011
Twitter and Facebook might be social, but they aren't pushovers. Both social media companies are expected to refuse shutdowns during times of crisis. Following the UK riots at the beginning of the month of August, fingers were wagging, hoping to find appropriate places to investigate the riots as well as to place... [SocialTimes.com]

Canadian Province Adds Social Media to Emergency Alert System: Will More Regions Follow? - Posted August 25, 2011
In an emergency, would you turn to the radio or to Twitter? One Canadian province anticipates the latter and adds social media to its emergency response system. In may 2011, a fire ravaged the town of Slave Lake Alberta. 7000 residents were forced from their homes - the largest ever mass evacuation... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About EdgeRank Checker - Posted August 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_75667" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Chad Wittman, Co-Founder, EdgeRank Checker"][/caption] EdgeRank Checker calculates and analyzes Facebo... [SocialTimes.com]

Learn How To Monetize Social Media From Over 70 Experts At Socialize West - Posted August 24, 2011
It's all well and good to read an article about making money through social media, but to get the idea to really stick with you, nothing compares to hear it from the mouth of an expert. That's why we at AllTwitter are so excited to tell you about Mediabistro's ... [AllTwitter]

'Time' Ranks Best Websites of 2011: Which Social Media Sites Came Out On Top? - Posted August 19, 2011
Time released a list ranking the 50 best websites of 2011; which social media sites ranked at the top of their field? From areas as diverse as music, health, sports and news, Time ranked the 50 best websites of 2011, and five of the selections were dedicated to social media. Who made... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Kenneth Cole Has Social Media Issues - Posted August 19, 2011
Kenneth Cole must be tired of fashion, because he's using social media to spark political debates about war, gay rights, guns and abortion. His new campaign called, "What Do You Stand For" at Wheredoyoustand.com asks you to chime in on intense discussions on an aggregated and inte... [SocialTimes.com]

'Social Media Monthly' is the First Printed Social Media Magazine - Posted August 17, 2011
Social media gets -- as if it needed it -- some traditional validation by going print. Cold Blue Company releases their first print magazine, "Social Media Monthly", dedicated to social media. While publications are progressively going digital, there is still a certain something about holding a print magazine between one's fingers. Social... [SocialTimes.com]

What Does Google+ Mean For Marketers? - Posted August 17, 2011
Who would have predicted, just two months ago, how quickly Google+ would take off? Its features and execution are compelling. Many in social media are very actively engaged on the platform and there are no shortages of either suggestions or predictions on future functions and features. 22s... [SocialTimes.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]

Establish Important Social Media Metrics Early On - Posted August 16, 2011
It's been said that social media ultimately boils down to a numbers game. Getting the most Likes on a Facebook page, or lots of re-tweets being seen as an indicator of success or failure I would argue that for personal use, numbers have little to do with getting the most out of the... [10,000 Words]

Louise Mensch Backs Twitter and Facebook Shutdown During Riots - Posted August 16, 2011
What do you think about social media bans during times of crisis? One prominent British MP, Louise Mensch, supports the idea and receives backlash as a result. In case you missed it, London did not have a good start to the month of August. Spurred by a police shooting, between August 6th... [SocialTimes.com]

Cop Crackdown on Social Media - Posted August 15, 2011
Watching what you post on Facebook, Twitter and other hubs on the social net will take on new meaning. The NYPD has appointed a new Assistant Commissioner to mine your web activity for shenanigans and potential criminal activity so beware. Kevin O'Conner is the new man in charge of a new juvenile... [SocialTimes.com]

Quora Help Users Find Related Content With New Browse Page - Posted August 12, 2011
Quora, an emerging social question and answer site, has roll out its newest browse page to help improve the user experience on the site. The new browse page serves fresh, relevant and personalized content by pulling recently vote... [SocialTimes.com]

Can British Government Ban Social Media During Crisis? - Posted August 12, 2011
Was it only a matter of time? British government considers banning social media during "social unrest". Following the London riots August 6th to August 11th 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to cut his vacation short and return for an emergency meeting of Parliament. His first order of business? Consider whether... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Direct Message Lab's REACH - Posted August 12, 2011
[caption id="attachment_73771" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Team REACH: Steven Plous, Brendan Dimitri, Corey Heinz, & Peter Woods"][/caption] REACH v4, from Direct Message Lab, allows brands to manage multiple channels - social network pages and profiles, as well as soci... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Zipcar, Total Beauty Media, Morpheus Media - Posted August 12, 2011
This week, Zipcar is looking for a social media manager, while Total Beauty Media is on the hunt for a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantelli Releases Solution to Keep Pharm on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2011
Semantic start-up Semantelli has announced "the release of Facebook AETracker- a unique solution to help ... [AllTwitter]

Semantelli Releases Solution to Keep Pharm on Facebook - Posted August 12, 2011
Semantic start-up Semantelli has announced "the release of Facebook AETracker- a unique solution to help ... [semanticweb.com]

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. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Celebs That Are Rocking Social Media This Year - Posted August 12, 2011
Move over Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber--social media is buzzing about some new celebrities this year! New data from social media monitoring platform Fizziology reveals the ten celebs that have seen the biggest increase in social media chatter this year. Some of th... [SocialTimes.com]

London Turns to Social Media After Riots - Posted August 12, 2011
London's had a rough week, and social media played a heavy role in documenting the chaos. On August 4th 2011, Mark Duggan, 29, was shot by a police officer during an arrest attempt in Tottenham, London. A single bullet killed Dugan, and on August 6th 2011, roughly 200 people, including relatives, marched... [SocialTimes.com]

#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]

#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 ... [TVSpy]

Missouri Teachers Up In Arms Over Social Media Crack Down - Posted August 9, 2011
Getting ready for back to school? So are Missouri teachers. However, they will have to make some adjustments to lesson plans as Missouri adjusts to new social media law. After an Associated Press investigation discovered 87 Missouri teachers lost their teaching licensees between 2001 and 2005 due to social media exchanges involving... [SocialTimes.com]

Sponsored Tweets Worth $63 To $134 On Average [SURVEY] - Posted August 9, 2011
You know those tweets from celebrities, bloggers, and other influencers that seem to be hocking some product or another? Well, that's exactly what they're doing - and it has the potential to become big business. Sponsored tweets are part of a fast-growing trend in social med... [AllTwitter]

Make Your Boss Community Manager For a Day - Posted August 4, 2011
This afternoon I was reading a post by Jesse Stanchak on the SmartBlog on Social Media and came across a point he made about getting manageme... [10,000 Words]

Eqentia Offers More Robust Taxonomy Capabilities For Content Curators, And More - Posted August 3, 2011
Eqentia added to its content discovery and knowledge management portal this week features to recommend additional content or people connections to end users and content curators. But it's also been doing some other interesting work in the past couple of months on the back-end that draws on semantic technologies to help... [SocialTimes.com]

Doodling Gets Social With New Service That Lets You Doodle & Share - Posted August 2, 2011
Are you a doodler? Do you finish up every meeting, workday or class with a notebook full of doodles? Doodle.ly, a new project from Night Agency's Night Incubator, wants you to set your no... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About newBrandAnalytics - Posted August 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_72547" align="alignright" width="200" caption="newBrandAnalytics co-founder/EVP Ashish Gambhir"][/caption] newBrandAnalytics is an enterprise-grade suite of industry-tailored Social Business Intelligence solutions designed to help organizations improve their customer experience. Marketing, operations, and... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Media Brought Me to NYC and Kept Me Connected to Home - Posted August 1, 2011
Guest blogger Pat Gotham won The New York Intern Project competition sponsored by Affect. He discusses how social media got him the prize, as well as the role social media is playing in his summer in the Big Apple... [SocialTimes.com]

How Voice Tagging Could Change the Media Landscape - Posted July 29, 2011
It's clear that video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo have had a huge impact on the news industry. The Pew Internet & Americal Life Project just reported that 71 percent of Americans use video-sharing sites and it's nearly impossible to find a news organization that doesn't include video on its... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Fight Leads to Youth Stabbing - Posted July 28, 2011
What happens when an online spat leads to an offline encounter? In the case of two teenagers from Canada, some very scary behavior. In Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, two sixteen years girls were threatening each other on Facebook. Profanity filled messages were passed between inboxes. Some of the insults were probably written in... [SocialTimes.com]

Driving Business Value Through a Social Marketing Funnel - Posted July 28, 2011
Brands of all sizes are struggling to find their social media "voices" to meaningfully participate in the conversations surrounding their brands and industries. They want sales -- not just engagement -- and rightfully so. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Planning For Member Types in Online Communities - Posted July 27, 2011
With any community, online or offline, you're going to have member types. The two member types talked about most often are lurkers and active users. Earlier this month there was a grea... [10,000 Words]

Planning For Member Types in Online Communities - Posted July 27, 2011
With any community, online or offline, you're going to have member types. The two member types talked about most often are lurkers and active users. Earlier this month there was a grea... [TVSpy]

Beef Up Internet Security, Urge Panelists - Posted July 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_72003" align="alignright" width="300" caption="L-R: Joanna Coles, Randi Zuckerberg, Barbara Walters, Chelsea Clinton, Amy Guggenheim Shenkan"][/caption] ESPN journalist Erin Andrews didn't pl... [SocialTimes.com]

Want To Work In Social Media? Personality Matters - Posted July 26, 2011
Getting a job working with social media in a business or corporate environment often requires a certain pedigree of a communications background mixed with a bit of geekiness. Businesses hiring for social media marketers and online community managers either know exactl... [TVSpy]

Magpie Says Goodbye, Acquired by Florida Social Media Marketing Company - Posted July 26, 2011
I ran into Magpie back in 2008, when I first started using Twitter. The company sought to help users monetize their Twitter accounts by offering integrated in-stream advertising. It sucked. My friends complained a... [SocialTimes.com]

The Big Business of Social Media Analytics - Posted July 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_21793" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Photo Courtesy, Flickr, coolinsights"][/caption] How do you know that social media customer analytics has arrived? When big consulting companies decide they want more and more pieces of it. Consider the move last week by Capgemini Group to partner ... [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]

Facebook Analysis: FOX 2 News in Detroit, MI - Posted July 25, 2011
Last Monday I kicked off a new weekly segment where I analyze a news organization's presence on Facebook. The first news outlet was a TV news station called, WESH 2 News in Orlando, ... [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]

Before Growing a Community, Check For a Pulse - Posted July 21, 2011
Before deciding to open the floodgates of a new social profile or online community by placing ads or running an campaign, the community should first have a pulse. First impressions are as important in online communities and on social profiles as it is in face-t0-face interactions. Interaction and con... [TVSpy]

How To Recruit Top Talent Through Social Media [Infographic] - Posted July 21, 2011
Social media can be an invaluable resource when it comes to finding the perfect employees for your company. An infographic from Column Five that hit ... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: Navon Partners & Web 3.0 Start-Up - Posted July 19, 2011
Navon Partners is looking for Semantic Web and Corporate Analytics Interns in Manhattan, NY: "We are seeking 1-3 interns who would like to be part of the founding tea... [semanticweb.com]

Feds Raise Questions About Employee Social Media Rights - Posted July 19, 2011
Brian D. Wassom is a litigation attorney in Southeast Michigan whose practice focuses on copyright, trademark, publicity rights, media law, and related subject matter. Brian blogs about the law of social and emerging media on Wassom.com and invites you to join his Twitter conversation on ... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Signs You Need A Social Media Detox [Infographic] - Posted July 19, 2011
There's no denying that social media has revolutionized the way that we interact with one another, but it's also turned into an obsession for many of us, taking over all areas of our lives through incessant check-ins, status updates, likes, shares and more. A fun new infographic from ... [SocialTimes.com]

New York Times Journalists Take To Quora To Answer Questions - Posted July 19, 2011
A reporter, editor and columnist from The New York Times will take to Quora, starting today, to answer your questions. In one of the highest-profile partnerships yet for the nascent question and answer-based social network, Diana B. Henriques, Gretchen Morgenson and ... [10,000 Words]

The Tweeter: Jerry Seinfeld, @SeinTime, Joins the Twitterverse - Posted July 18, 2011
Of the many words to describe the influence and greatness of Seinfeld's career, one certainly at the top of the list is showmanship. He always knew how to hit the high note and walk away from the stage. He is still a paragon of comedy in society, and his latest endeavor... [SocialTimes.com]

On Facebook, Choose Content Over Contests - Posted July 13, 2011
A post today at ClickZ asks the question that many social media marketers have been thinking about, but have been too afraid to ask: What happens after Facebook contests? Companies, individuals and small businesses have been tapping t... [10,000 Words]

How To Craft The Perfect Modern Social Resume [Infographic] - Posted July 12, 2011
These days social media is creeping into all areas of our lives, from our friendships to our job, which is why the traditional paper resume is no longer relevant. Today your resume needs an update to fit with this new social lifestyle. A new infographic from ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Social Are Websites Today? [STATS] - Posted July 8, 2011
Twitter is among the most popular social network destinations for websites to point to, but just how popular is it? Research from BrightEdge [PDF] suggests that social media still isn't visible on 51% of the t... [10,000 Words]

Footballers' Association Issues Social Media Policy, Will Not Allow Online Indiscretions - Posted July 8, 2011
After much thought and more than a few examples both positive and negative in nature, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has made a determination about the usage of social media among its members. The goal will be to improve the image of the game, and conversely, come down hard on those... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

7 Essential Aspects of Word of Mouth Marketing - Posted July 8, 2011
Word of mouth increases sales. Depending on which study is being quoted, research has found word of mouth to be 8.5 and 30 times more effective than other media. At last month's excellent Contagious Marketing seminar, sponsored by United Insight, Wharton Assistant Professor of Marketing... [SocialTimes.com]

Post-PC Era Will Have Many Platforms - Posted July 7, 2011
One of the pit falls when looking at the mobile market is thinking that the same rules that exist for personal computers apply to mobile devices. The mobile and PC markets are entirely different, and I think that is important for social media companies to keep in mind. In ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Hopes to Rival Facebook - Posted July 7, 2011
Google is developing a new alternative to Facebook, a project currently in a limited field trial called Google+. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

Allow Radical.FM to, Like, Totally Introduce Itself - Posted July 7, 2011
With the launch of Radical.FM's public beta I have rediscovered a long-lost love, fostered in the '80s saturated cartoons and buddy-pics of my youth: ridiculous adjectives. Despite the fact that the new social music service is probably more notable for its committment to innovative features and interesting software, for me at... [SocialTimes.com]

Lesson To Marketers: Learn Your Hashtags, Or Suffer Embarrassment - Posted July 6, 2011
Hashtags are an integral part of Twitter. They organize content, indicate topic, connect tweets and create conversation. However, as one brand discovered yesterday, hashtags can also be a major source of embarrassment if you don't check up on what they're being used for first. This one's a story f... [10,000 Words]

Lesson To Marketers: Learn Your Hashtags, Or Suffer Embarrassment - Posted July 6, 2011
Hashtags are an integral part of Twitter. They organize content, indicate topic, connect tweets and create conversation. However, as one brand discovered yesterday, hashtags can also be a major source of embarrassment if you don't check up on what they're being used for first. This one's a story f... [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... [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]

What Makes People Want To Follow Brands? [Infographic] - Posted July 5, 2011
Followers on social networks like Facebook and Twitter often translate to loyal customers for brands. A positive brand experience online leads to more sharing and engagement and, as a result, more business. But what is it that makes people want to follow a brand? A new infographic from... [SocialTimes.com]

Hitpost Provides Sports-Based Social Media - Posted June 30, 2011
If you are a sports fan and like pictures, I suggest that you check out hitpost.com as well as their Android app. When you go to the web site or open the Android app, the pictures of various sporting events are front and center. Each of the pictures relates to eithe... [SocialTimes.com]

The Social Platform Grows: Smartphones Now Outsell Feature Phones - Posted June 30, 2011
Todd and I have written this week about the significance of smartphones as the platform for social media. A Pew Internet report recently released shows that eReaders are outselling tablets, ... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Land PeopleBrowsr's SVP-Level Social Media Gig - Posted June 30, 2011
PeopleBrowsr is on the hunt for a new senior vice president of business development and strategy in its social media department, but you'll need to embody three key things to even... [SocialTimes.com]

Pope Sends His First Tweet: Vatican Increases Social Media Presence - Posted June 30, 2011
The rapture is coming! The rapture is coming! No, wait. False alarm. It's just the Pope tweeting on an iPad as the Vatican tries to reach out to a younger audience. The Pope has gone viral. In a YouTube video released this week, Pope Benedict XVI, 84 years old, can be seen... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Effective Word of Mouth Marketing - Posted June 30, 2011
Marketers are working hard to turn word of mouth and social media marketing into sales. Guest blogger Cara Fuggetta, of social media marketing company Zuberance, offers advice on how top brand marketers, such as Jet... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

15% Of Americans Use 4 Or More Computing Devices - Posted June 30, 2011
How many computing devices do you use? According to a new poll, 15% of Americans are using a whopping four or more! With the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, the number of devices that each of us is using is skyrocketing, and that's not all. Statistics show... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Needs To Focus On Smartphones - Posted June 28, 2011
Last November when Ben Parr asked Mark Zuckerberg whether Facebook was making an iPad app, Zuckerberg responded, "iPad's not mobile. Next question." Given that the iPad was wildly successful at that point, Zuckerberg's comments seemed odd and cause... [SocialTimes.com]

Wikipedia Improves Social Layer With WikiLove - Posted June 28, 2011
Love what a user is doing on Wikipedia? As early as tomorrow, you'll be able to spread that love much more easily. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, announced in a blog post last week that it was testing WikiLove, a new button that simplifies the process sending of "barnstars" and other accolades.... [TVSpy]

Wikipedia Improves Social Layer With WikiLove - Posted June 28, 2011
Love what a user is doing on Wikipedia? As early as tomorrow, you'll be able to spread that love much more easily. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, announced in a blog post last week that it was testing WikiLove, a new button that simplifies the process sending of "barnstars" and other accolades.... [10,000 Words]

Athletes At The London Olympics Could Be Banned For Misusing Twitter - Posted June 27, 2011
With all of the sports personalities who have found themselves in hot water after a miscalculated tweet, it's no surprise the International Olympics Committee has set out strict guidelines for the athletes competing in London in 2012, and their guidelines are strict: a poorly thought-out tweet could result in a... [AllTwitter]

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]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About GageIn - Posted June 27, 2011
GageIn is a business information social network that combines an extensive web content database with social collaboration and syndication tools. A recently released, unified dashboard has features designed to cater to the needs of marketing, sales and competitive intelligence professionals... [SocialTimes.com]

FBI Uses Social Media to Catch Mobster - Posted June 27, 2011
How do you catch a mobster? With Twitter of course! FBI uses TV, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to help catch a criminal they've been tracking for 16 years. James "Whitey" Bulger is not the kind of guy you'd want to run into in a back alley. A South Boston based criminal, he... [SocialTimes.com]

Aggregate All Your Tweets, Facebook Posts, Instagram Pics with Banjo - Posted June 23, 2011
It takes several apps to keep up with all our disjointed social networks. Banjo, a new iPhone and Android app coming out today, aims to solve the fragmentation of the social medi... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Yes, Millionaires Also Use Social Media - Posted June 20, 2011
If there could be one habit that wealthy people have in common with the rest of us it could be the use of social media, according to a recent survey of millionaires conducted by Fidelity Investments. 85% of the respondents stated that they use text-messaging, smart phones and... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Tips For Launching Multiple Facebook Fan Pages - Posted June 20, 2011
Launching multiple Facebook Fan Pages can be stressful. So many moving parts, so much opportunity for failure. Once you get your head around exactly how many Facebook Fan Pages you need, stress can turn into genuine fear. Before it gets to that, take a step back and breath... [10,000 Words]

Do Young Girls Need Extra Social Media Training? One Region Thinks So - Posted June 20, 2011
Is the new generation of tweeting, Facebook using, live-journaling teenager girl doing alright? One region in Canada isn't so sure and is launching a five year strategy to educate girls about social media. This week, the status of women ministers in Atlantic Canada announced that they plan to launch a five year... [SocialTimes.com]

Tweeter Insight: Conversation, Not Information - Posted June 20, 2011
Twitter is NOT made for traditional marketing. Tweeters are not interested in catchy slogans; leave the traditional marketing for the television. Social media, Twitter especially, is all about the conversation. 1. Engage with your readers... Social media i... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: Social Media Voters More Influenced by Facebook Friends Than Evening News - Posted June 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_67021" align="alignnone" width="260" caption="Mashable"][/caption] Social media users are more likely to share persuasive political information with friends and colleagues in a matter of seconds from their computer or mobile device as opposed to making phone calls or canvassing. For that reason, social m... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

White House Optimizes Social Media Just In Time For Election Season [STATS] - Posted June 14, 2011
Last week, the White House conducted a "non-scientific" study of its Twitter followers and Facebook fans, to see how they interact with the governmental heavyweight. And the timing couldn't be better for a social media revamp, as election season is just around the corner. The stats that the Whit... [AllTwitter]

38 Million in US Purchase Under Influence of Social Media [STUDY] - Posted June 14, 2011
As marketers struggle to define the value of social media to their brands, Knowledge Networks findings officially announced today demonstrate that consumers are much more likely to discover new products and brands or refer to social media before making purchase decision... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Bre.ad - Posted June 14, 2011
Bre.ad creates customized digital billboards that can be used to recommend causes, brands and interests. Followers see the personalized billboard for five seconds when they click on links created using the Bre.ad link shortener and are then automatically redirected to the target link. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Finding Meaningful Data in an Era of Information Overload - Posted June 13, 2011
Dr. Luosheng Peng of GageIn views the pain of information overload is not just personal, it's business -- a real problem that has a measurably negative impact on the bottom line. In this guest post, he explores the inform... [SocialTimes.com]

SemTech 2011 Coverage: Paypal Discusses Social Commerce and the Semantic Web - Posted June 13, 2011
Paypal's Praveen Alavilli presented at SemTech 2011, San Francisco, on Social Commerce and the Semantic Web. Alavilli explained that "ecommerce involves much more than just buying and selling." There are many aspects involved with ecommerce and many online retailers are focused only on the transactional part of an online sale.... [semanticweb.com]

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]

Golf Tweet Gets Employee Fired: What You Can Learn From Their Mistake - Posted June 13, 2011
Remember when your Grade 2 teacher chastised you for tattling on the kid eating his crayons? This is why. A social media specialist loses her job after tweeting about employees taking off early on a Friday, and here's what we can all learn from her experience. Vanessa Williams, a social media specialist... [SocialTimes.com]

U.S. Olympic Committee Turns to Facebook for Fundraising - Posted June 13, 2011
With just about to year to go before the biggest sporting competition in the world, the United States Olympic Committee is turning to Facebook to seek support for athletes that capture the attention of the country for two weeks every four years. Beginning on June 14 through July 31, the USOC will... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Strutta - Posted June 10, 2011
Strutta helps brands connect with consumers through promotions on Facebook and the social web. It's platform includes DIY Contest Builder software that allows agencies, brands and web publishers to create and manage a contest campaign as a sweepstakes or user generated content promotio... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

2 Mistakes Prestige Brands Make on Facebook That You Must Avoid - Posted June 10, 2011
Many marketers look at the Facebook Pages of prestige brands envying their beautiful graphics and large number of Likes. A new study conducted by L2, and released in collaboration with Buddy Media, looks beneath the veneer of the F... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Reasons Why You Should Apply for Nordstrom's Social Media Manager Position - Posted June 10, 2011
Nordstrom is hiring a social media manager for its beauty division, a job that we'd immediately file in our "must apply" folder. However, for those of you who are on the fence, we'... [SocialTimes.com]

Users Adjust Your Privacy Settings: Facebook Adds New Facial Recognition Feature - Posted June 9, 2011
When you hear the words "facial recognition" what comes to mind? High level security? A James Bond movie? If your answer was "Facebook", then you'd be correct. As Facebook rolls out a new facial recognition feature, security companies warn users to adjust their privacy settings. The first questions that come to mind... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Zmags - Posted June 8, 2011
Zmags is an SaaS delivered, rich-media merchandising and analytics solution for personalized, interactive online catalogs and digital magazines simulating brands' offline experiences. These Zmags present equivalent customer experiences whether delivered on web browsers, within Facebook pages, or on mobile... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Twitter Influence TV Scheduling? - Posted June 8, 2011
Remember when you used to stand around the water cooler and talk about the latest Seinfeld episode? Well, some say Twitter is the new water cooler, but what impact, if any, does Twitter have on television programming? The modern day word of mouth is Twitter, and for the entertainment industry there has... [SocialTimes.com]

Learn Social Media Marketing From Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble And More - Posted June 7, 2011
One of the most exciting summer courses at Mediabistro is this month's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, which features guest lectures from Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki, Shel Israel, author of Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Professional Footballers' Association To Address Social Media Issues This Summer - Posted June 7, 2011
Major sports leagues still are not quite sure what to make of Twitter, which has simultaneously allowed players to interacts with fans on a direct level and made for a platform that is easy to misuse. One sports governing body, however, is attempting to find a way to use the medium... [SocialTimes.com]

Hockey Night in Canada Shoots and Scores with Social Media - Posted June 2, 2011
If you're Canadian, you know the tune better than the national anthem, you idolize Don Cherry, and you would never feel weird staying you stayed in on a Saturday to watch it. Hockey Night in Canada is as much a part of Canada's past as maple syrup, but with a new... [SocialTimes.com]

Retailer "Express" Launches Facebook Storefront. But Why? - Posted June 2, 2011
Guest blogger Vidar Brekke, of Social Intent, is less than enthusiastic about the promise of Facebook storefronts. He makes a strong and informed case, but I don't totally agree. Today, we'll hear Brekk... [SocialTimes.com]

Touchy Territory: Different Ethnicities May Use Social Cause Social Media Differently - Posted June 2, 2011
Are your social cause social networking habits developed or were you born this way? Key findings from a new survey reveal differences in the way different ethnic groups engage in social change social media. A few weeks ago Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication released key... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Ways Curation and Content Automation Increases Engagement - Posted June 1, 2011
Guest blogger Chase McMichael is founder, president and CEO of social intelligence company InfiniGraph. A veteran of realtime collaboration technologies at companies suc... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Blue Calypso - Posted June 1, 2011
Blue Calypso is an advertising platform designed to provide a single solution for four key advertising strategies: word of mouth, social media, mobile and customer loyalty rewards. Advertisers launch display campaigns on Calyp, Blue Calypso's consumer brand loyalty program, a... [SocialTimes.com]

Intel Museum Of Me Creates A Visual Archive Of Your Social Life - Posted June 1, 2011
Imagine, for a moment, stepping foot in your favorite art museum and entering an exhibit that is entirely about you--your friends, your pictures, your favorite words and phrases. Intriguing, right? Well Intel has made the prospects of an art exhibit all about you a reality with their 'Museum of... [SocialTimes.com]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

Are Facebook & Netflix Set To Join Forces In The Social Game? - Posted May 31, 2011
Netflix and Facebook are both leaders in their own arenas--Facebook in social networking and Netflix in Internet streaming. But rumor has it that the two companies may be joining forces to cross-promote and improve the social aspects of each of their platforms. Could Facebook and Netflix be helping one... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Taraci Social Media Mgr - Posted May 31, 2011
The Taraci Social MediaMgr , from Taraci Motivation, is an incentive marketing application that allows organizations to host and run employee incentive marketing programs -- including length of service, sales, wellness, safety, recognition and referral -- entirely through Facebook. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Joy Of Social Media: If Bob Ross Painted The Social Web [Infographic] - Posted May 30, 2011
What would social media look like if Bob "Happy Trees" Ross, painter, art instructor and host of The Joy Of Painting, put it on canvas? What would the social media landscape look like as a painting? A fun new infographic from Flowtown called 'The Joy Of Social Media: How... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Great Social Media Lessons From BlogWorld - Posted May 27, 2011
I had high expectations for three of the sessions at BlogWorld Expo NY this week. And they did not disappoint. Allow me to share with you a bit of what I learned about managing (and avoiding) a social media PR crisis, responding to attac... [SocialTimes.com]

Columbia Pictures VP Devon Franklin Talks Netflix, Social Media - Posted May 25, 2011
It's no secret that the competition for eyeballs is intense these days. Seriously, I don't remember the last time I watched TV without somehow drifting to Facebook or Twitter, replying to an email, playing a new game, downloading an app, etc. And, with film prices shooting upwards of $12 here in... [FishbowlLA]

How Much Sharing Is Too Much When It Comes To Physicians On Twitter? - Posted May 25, 2011
Fairly or unfairly, doctors are usually held to a higher moral standard than most people - and that applies to tweeting doctors as well. So when a doc bears all on Twitter about a patient's embarrassing condition, you have to wonder whether it's just a person letting off some steam... [AllTwitter]

Bluefin Labs is Making Serious Headway on TV and Social Media - Posted May 24, 2011
According to a recent article, "Bluefin Labs, a technology company grounded in cognitive science research, announced today that it has begun pilot testing initiatives that for the first time provide an actionable, key li... [semanticweb.com]

Toyota, Salesforce, and the Future of Social Media: A Social Network For Cars - Posted May 24, 2011
The future of social media is coming, and it looks like a Toyota. Yes, you read that right; the future of social media might look like a car. Salesforce.com and Toyota have joined forces to create a private social network for Toyota owners. On Monday March 23, 2011 the California based Salesforce.com... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted May 20, 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 look online community typology; re-imagining how online community managers are hired; and advice on how to best use Facebo... [TVSpy]

Do You Know The Real Cost Of Social Media? [Infographic] - Posted May 20, 2011
These days if you're not using social media to build your brand then you're way behind the times. But many companies are fooled into thinking that social media marketing is free, or at least close to free. A new infographic published on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Parents Should Have Full Access To Children's Facebook Accounts -- California's Proposed Bill - Posted May 18, 2011
It's 11 O'clock; do you know what your child's Facebook profile is doing? If you live in California, you may soon be able to find out as the state considers passing a new Social Networking Bill. A new California bill under the sexy title SB242, or the Social Networking Privacy Act, proposes... [SocialTimes.com]

Anatomy Of An Online Community Manager Job Posting - Posted May 16, 2011
Last week I tweeted on the 10,000 Words feed about an interesting job opening at SunSentinel.com, a South Florida news organization owned by Tribune Co. They're lookin... [TVSpy]

Brands Beware: Consumers Use 'Mutant Ads' to Fight Back - Posted May 16, 2011
It used to be "buyer beware", but with social media, it's now brand beware. A study reveals more and more consumers are turning to social media to release their own "mutant" ads, changing the landscape of advertising. So, what is a mutant ad? Contrary to what you'll find by a quick search... [SocialTimes.com]

Quora Changes Policy -- Now Allows Self Promotion - Posted May 11, 2011
Quora users have been wondering when it would happen. Social media experts have been speculating, and it is finally here. Quora changes its policy to permit self promotion. This week, Quora - the question and answer site that has exploded onto the social media scene this past year - has changed their... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Simple Tools To Help Analyze Your Twitter Performance - Posted May 11, 2011
It's hard out there for an informed Twitter user: unless you pay for a Promoted Tweet or Promoted Account campaign, Twitter does not yet offer internal statistics to track ... [TVSpy]

Next-Generation Zuckerbergs Use Privacy To Sell the Next Facebook - Posted May 9, 2011
Privacy, privacy, privacy. And a little social networking too. That's the pitch being made by the newest generation of Mark Zuckerbergs as they try to crack into the social networking industry the Facebook co-founder so famously created in his Harvard dorm room. Take Ayloo.net... [SocialTimes.com]

Scan To Add A Facebook Friend On Android Phones - Posted May 6, 2011
Have you ever been at a social event and run into someone who you want to add as a friend on Facebook? You either have to remember to add them when you get home, or go through the process of adding them using a smartphone, which involves multiple steps. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted May 6, 2011
There are three blog posts that I'd like to bring to your attention today. They deal with three different topics: Female influencers online, B2B community management, and best-practice for developing and implementing custom landing tabs on Facebook. ... [TVSpy]

B2B Gets Yelp'd - Posted May 6, 2011
As its VP of Content Marketing, guest blogger Joe Chernov is responsible for identifying, sourcing and distributing Eloqua's market-facing content over relevant social channels. He co-chairs the ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Dark Side of Facebook -- Two Incidents Reveal Its Nature - Posted May 6, 2011
Movies have them. Big cities have them. And, this week reminds us that social media also has them: dark underbellies, where the worst of humanity hangs out. This week, two social media events in Australia, are reminders that while social media can be used for good - to connect to old friends,... [SocialTimes.com]

What Americans Can Learn from the Canadian Election -- A Social Media Analysis - Posted May 4, 2011
"2012 is coming! 2012 is coming!" No, this isn't an apocalyptic chant; it's a fact: the 2012 Presidential Election is fast approaching. But, before Republicans and Democrats start looking forward, they should look North. Canada just had a Federal election dubbed "the social media election", and there's plenty they can learn... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Ways To Get Your Boss To Believe In Social Media - Posted May 4, 2011
In any organization, when it comes to introducing social media strategy or guidelines often one of the most difficult aspects is getting buy-in from people in higher positions within the company. While there are many organizations, companies and businesses that have accepted social media mor... [TVSpy]

Is The Nook Color The Most Affordable Social Media Tablet? - Posted May 3, 2011
For many people the best Android tablet on the market today does not come from an obvious tablet maker such as Motorola or Asus, it comes from Barnes and Noble and is the Nook Color. Android is the underlying operating system of the Nook Color, but it is pretty much hidden... [SocialTimes.com]

Osama Bin Laden News Breaks On Twitter From A Smartphone - Posted May 2, 2011
Perhaps the biggest news of the day has been that Osama Bin Laden was killed by the U.S. military during an operation in Pakistan Sunday night. As seems to be the case with all major world events these days, the second biggest news story seems to be on the rep... [SocialTimes.com]

Behind Bin Laden: The Role of Social Media - Posted May 2, 2011
In his ocean-grave, bin Laden must be rolling over and over again. News of his capture and death first broke on social media, and the twitter-verse has exploded with reactions from the public - probably not the official, respectful, send-off, he would`ve envisioned. But, what role did social media really play... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Pangea Media's SnapApp - Posted April 29, 2011
SnapApp is a marketing platform for customer engagement and acquisition that enables marketers and publishers to create quizzes, polls, surveys, sweepstakes and contests for distribution on their websites, Facebook, Twitter and via mobile devices and IAB ad units. With Snap... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week's Best Social Media and Online Community Posts From Around The Web - Posted April 29, 2011
Every Friday I will be posting a round-up of the blog posts and news articles that I come across throughout the week that I find interesting and informative. Often I post these links to my Twitter account throughout the week. On Fridays I'll compile the top three o... [TVSpy]

The Top 5 Headlines of the Week -- April 29, 2011 - Posted April 29, 2011
Welcome to this week's edition of "Top 5 Headlines of the Week," a weekly roundup of knowledge that every social media guru should be aware of! Here are the top 5 headlines of this week from the team at Social Times: ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Mobilizes For New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Canada - Posted April 29, 2011
Can social media be used to mobilize large groups on topics other than Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen? Yes, it can. The Canadian medical community has been bombarded by exceptional social media support for a new multiple sclerosis treatment. The treatment in question is a controversial multiple sclerosis procedure which is not... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Social Media Data Predict Stock Price Changes? Sentiment Analysis (Part 5 of 5) - Posted April 29, 2011
In yesterday's post, I ranted a bit about how correlation is often confused with causality -- the trap of assuming "A" caused "B" because it's easily observed that "B" occurred after "A". Strategy consulting firm ... [SocialTimes.com]

GetJar Adds Social Media Integration - Posted April 28, 2011
GetJar is a mobile application store that has apps for Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Android. One of GetJar's biggest claims to fame is that it was the first site to have Angry Bi... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Video Kick Social Interaction Up a Notch? - Posted April 28, 2011
Video is acknowledged as a good way to engage visitors and increase the time they spend on your owned web and social media. When one thinks of online video, though, it's primary as one-way broadcast or, perhaps, two-way chat managed by the host site. TokBox's OpenTok enables brands to apply... [SocialTimes.com]

Applications in Social Media: Sentiment Analysis 4 - Posted April 28, 2011
Brand marketers and agencies engaged in social media are applying social media "intelligence" using offers from a growing number of application and service providers in an increasing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Data Conundrum: Sentiment Analysis Part 3 - Posted April 27, 2011
It probably goes without saying that complete and accurate data make for better analysis. While good data is relatively easy for a brand to obtain from its owned media, assuring the integrity of data from earned, yet-to-be-earned and just plain "in-the-wild" text documents has a higher degree of difficulty. Twitter data was... [SocialTimes.com]

HootSuite Responds with Shorteners, Security, Sanity - Posted April 27, 2011
Around this time last week, Social Times got heads up from HootSuite about a rolling release of some enhancements to its platform. Who could have predicted that the next day would bring a web outage that would take d... [SocialTimes.com]

Purpose and Problems: Sentiment Analysis Part 2 - Posted April 26, 2011
Opinions abound in tweets, wall posts, blog comments and documents on other web and social media platforms. We looked at the text elements of these documents that comprise opinions in the first post in this series. Today, informed by the discussions and presentations at the r... [SocialTimes.com]

Creating Change in an Online Community - Posted April 25, 2011
One of my favorite blogs about online community management is Fever Bee, written by Richard Millington, an online community consultant. Much like Seth Godin, Richard's posts are short and to the point. His post on April 21 is one of my favorites that he's... [TVSpy]

Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Marketing (Part 1 of 5) - Posted April 25, 2011
I dreamed about a device called the emotitonimeter. One inputs a bit of web or social media text and the emotitonimeter instantly determines whether the text is relevant to your brand and generates a smiling, frowning or neutral face indicating the emotional tone of the text by reaching back through the... [SocialTimes.com]

Cosmo Kramer Saw Facebook Potential - A Lesson for Entrepreneurs - Posted April 25, 2011
Seinfeld, the legendary television show about nothing, has arguably delivered more sentences beginning with "remember the episode when" than any other. So... remember the episode when Cosmo Kramer, the character played by Michael Richards, decided to erect pictures of all tenants in his and Jerry Seinfeld's apartment building on the lobby wall? Kramer... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Times' Top Stories Of The Week - April 18, 2011 - Posted April 22, 2011
Good afternoon to Social Times readers across the globe. The weather seems to be shaping up (or at leas it is by me), which means most of you will be heading outdoors after work. However, before you do, be sure to take a look at the articles that made this week's... [SocialTimes.com]

Not Just Domains -- Today's Startups Must Snap Up Social Profiles - Posted April 22, 2011
The internet game has changed a lot since the first website hit the web in 1991. Just as text websites have expanded into fully-fledged interactive websites with an eye on mobile, the need for businesses to register a brand-relevant domain name has expanded to include a need for appropriate social profile... [SocialTimes.com]

So You Want To Date a Start-up CEO? Get in Line, She's Busy... - Posted April 22, 2011
A recent Facebook note surfaced on the web about what its like dating a start-up CEO. The note bluntly outlined what "he" would be like and how "he" would act - and since virality knows no gender, the note got a group of female ... [SocialTimes.com]

Canadians Could Be Fined For Tweeting Election Results, But Can a Fine Stop Social Media? - Posted April 22, 2011
How much is a tweet worth? Well, if you're Canadian it could be worth a 25, 000 dollar fine if you tweet election results before all national polling stations close. Oh, Canada. The upcoming Canadian Federal election set to take place on May 2, 2011 has been called the country's first "social... [SocialTimes.com]

Got A Story To Tell? Tell It With Broadcastr - Posted April 21, 2011
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can connect real life with the virtual world of social networks by incorporating location into what we share. A good example of this is Broadcastr, which is a new social media site that associates audio recordin... [SocialTimes.com]

So This Politician Posted His House on Facebook... - Posted April 20, 2011
If the headline reads like the set-up of a joke too good to be true, it's not. It's just the latest example of politics in social media or, rather, what happens when a politician goes wild on social media. That politician would be Representative Ron Paul, a Texas Republican who does... [SocialTimes.com]

Users Can Breathe Easy: Skype Releases Update for Android App - Posted April 20, 2011
If you're a Skype Android app user, you can breathe easy; Skype has released an Android update which addresses the flaw reported earlier this week. Friday April 15th, and independent Android specialist discovered a flaw in Skype's Android app. This flaw allowed third party apps on the same mobile device to potentially... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Debt Ridden Social Media Users Now Breathe Easy? - Posted April 20, 2011
If you heard a collective sigh of relief on Facebook today, it was probably the big spenders on your 'Friends' list just reading the news of a ground-breaking ruling in Florida that means debt collectors will have to go back to collecting their money the old-fashioned way, off of social media. In... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Adds Photos: 'Color'ful Feature or Privacy Concern? - Posted April 20, 2011
When popular check-in service Foursquare announced this week it would add an easy photo-sharing function, users could be forgiven for seeing shades of 'Color' flash before their eyes, and wondering if, perhaps, their favorite site had just gone there too. Did it? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Match.com Now Hitting All Privacy Fronts With New Sex Offender Screening? - Posted April 20, 2011
Match.com took a leap past other dating sites when it announced this week it will begin screening members against the national sex offender registry. Will the extra screening step put members at ease and bolster the sagging popularity of online dating, or raise even more privacy concerns? The change in policy... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Must-Know Metrics for Effective Facebook Wall Posts - Posted April 20, 2011
Contrary to the old adage, timing is not everything when it comes to Facebook wall posts. Important? Yes. Tricky? Certainly. But not everything. So says a recent study by Buddy Media that looked at a two week sampling of the wall posts of 200 brands. Let's take a look at what Buddy... [SocialTimes.com]

Interview: Why is A New Social Networking Site for Kids in the UK Worth Watching in the US? - Posted April 18, 2011
As the online privacy debate swirls in the United States, one interesting area to watch is how, when, or even if, privacy tracking technologies successful abroad will migrate to the States. And one specific case study to follow is that of Jabble, a social networking site for kids set to launch in... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 5 Apps for a Very 'Appy' Easter - Posted April 18, 2011
Easter Sunday is hopping upon us quickly, with just days left for you to plan that perfect menu, dye those two dozen eggs, remember why you bought that 10lb chocolate bunny, and do it all without forgetting the reason for the season. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't. There's an app... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Cashing In On User Data? What Do You, the User, Think? - Posted April 18, 2011
"Facebook knows..." "Mother lode of personal information..." "For Facebook users, the free ride is over." Facebook is reportedly ready to cash in on the likes, dislikes, personal information, friends, hobbies and more that it knows about you, the user. Concerned yet? Should you be? "... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Adds 'Do Not Track': Which Browser is Now the Lone Holdout? - Posted April 15, 2011
Apple's reported addition of a do-not-track privacy tool to its latest Web browser means there is just one Internet Web browser left standing without such a tool. Who is the holdout, and what are they waiting for? That would be Google, now the only major Web browser provider to not yet... [SocialTimes.com]

What Do You Think of a 'Social Network Users' Bill of Rights'? - Posted April 15, 2011
Does social media need a founding document like the one on which America was created? Law, media and privacy experts think so and now you, the social media user, have a chance to voice your opinion and vote, just like any good democracy. That is along the lines of a 21st... [SocialTimes.com]

Interview: Pete Cashmore Hopes Mashable Follow Will Help Give Readers Their Own Voice - Posted April 15, 2011
Ten minutes after walking out of The Social Network, my girlfriend's 14 year old brother declared he'd start his own social network, make millions and live with his friends in California. Just as long-hair rock bands were to the 70s, the dream of today is to be the indie developer... [SocialTimes.com]

Finally, An iPhone App for Quora... Almost - Posted April 15, 2011
Been wondering when Quora is going to release an iPhone App? Well, your question has kind of been answered, as Quora endorses unofficial Social Questions App. With question-and-answer sites popping up left, right, and centre, and competition from Facebook's Question's feature, Quora has rallied its official support behind an unofficial iPhone... [SocialTimes.com]

Troubled MySpace Hit By Privacy Lawsuit - Posted April 15, 2011
Talk about knocking something while it is down. MySpace, the once pioneering social network site turned faltering 'social entertainment' destination, now finds itself embroiled in a lawsuit, accused of releasing users' information without their consent. Bloomberg ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Did Social Web Browser Flock Lose Its Friends? - Posted April 14, 2011
It's a bad day when a social media tool fails to keep its friends. So explains the "closed for business" sign now hanging on the virtual door of once-hot social media Web browser Flock. Support for the 5-year-old social Web browser will be discontinued on April 26, according to an announcement... [SocialTimes.com]

Civics 101: How to Use a Facebook App to Get Your Street's Pothole Fixed - Posted April 14, 2011
Could fixing your neighborhood problems, from potholes to graffiti to parking violations, be addictive as playing Farmville on Facebook? A brand new Facebook application from SeeClickFix is out with a grand experiment to put that addiction to the test. For the unfamili... [SocialTimes.com]

Is China Finally Accepting Facebook's Friend Request? - Posted April 14, 2011
It's how you plan your Saturday night, keep in touch with your childhood best friend, and snoop on your workplace crush. It's on your laptop, you Blackberry, and your iPad. Ask anyone under the age of sixty; Facebook is everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except China. But, is that about to change? Reports... [SocialTimes.com]

Sens. Kerry, McCain Introduce Online Privacy Bill - Posted April 13, 2011
A long-awaited, bipartisan bill on online privacy has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. If enacted, what would it mean for Internet users and their privacy? First, the bill would create the nation's first e... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Facebook Fix its 'Fundamentally Flawed' Privacy Settings - Posted April 12, 2011
Do you find you can never get your Facebook privacy settings just right - that you're sharing that message or photo you wanted to hide, or hiding the photo you wanted to share ? A first-of-its kind, closer look study at the privacy settings on Facebook found you are... [SocialTimes.com]

Canadian Politicians Sent over 16,000 Tweets Since Beginning of Campaign 3 Weeks Ago - Posted April 12, 2011
There's a federal election brewing in Canada, with Canadians set to go to the polls on May 2nd. And, as with nearly every election in the past few years, social media is playing its part: politicians and political parties are jumping on Twitter to interact with voters, and all parties... [AllTwitter]

Which GOP 2012 Contender Captures the Social Media Crown? - Posted April 12, 2011
The 2012 presidential election is still 20 months away, but the social media horse race has begun. We know how President Obama is using the tool. But where do his potential GOP contenders stack up? President Obama took to YouTu... [SocialTimes.com]

The New American Dream Boys: Adam D'Angelo & Charlie Cheever of Quora - Posted April 12, 2011
In 1950, the American Dream looked like a white picket fence and a collared shirt, but what does it look like in 2011? It could be in iPod, a Live Strong bracelet, or a YouTube video. But, if Gen Y had to pick a person - or group of... [SocialTimes.com]

Do Not Add Me: Report Says Teachers and Students Should Not Connect on Facebook - Posted April 12, 2011
If you think being a teenager was hard, try being a teacher in the second decade of the new millennium. Not only must teachers navigate hallways, classrooms, and school grounds, they must also be aware of online spaces - social media in particular. A report released by the Ontario College of... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Avoid the Facebook Olive Garden Scam - Posted April 11, 2011
Social media users and fans of salad and garlic breadsticks be warned. Hackers on Facebook are using images of Olive Garden food tagged with your Facebook friends to spread their scam across the site. Here is how to avoid it. Popular Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden fell victim to yet... [SocialTimes.com]

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Ad Age Digital East 2011 - Posted April 11, 2011
Among the roughly one thousand advertising and marketing pros at last week's Ad Age Digital, the scheduled presentations and impromptu conversations generated lots of real-time reactions, both positive and negative. The agenda was broad and some of the presenters familiar from other conferences, so each participant's takeaways are ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Times' Top Stories Of The Week - April 8, 2011 - Posted April 8, 2011
I don't know about any of you, but I think it's time for some lunch. Before you go, glance over the headlines below. For the golfers out there, take a look at David Cohen's CBSSports.com and Masters.com Tee Up Masters Live for information regarding one of the PGA's biggest to... [SocialTimes.com]

Click Google +1, Get a Google Employee a Bonus - Posted April 8, 2011
If you just clicked the +1 button to share a Google Search result with a friend, you just made the day of every Google employee behind the walls of the Googleplex. And they'll be thanking you all the way to the bank. The size of annual bonuses of Google employees will... [SocialTimes.com]

Corporate Blogging: Five Steps to Intelligent PR Through PR Intelligence - Posted April 5, 2011
Are you using your corporate blog effectively for media engagement? By now, we've all heard (and grown weary of) proclamations of the death of the press release. Self-designated gurus are saying - and even believing - that your blog should be used to draw the media in, and that pushing out... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Reporters Need to Get Tight with Corporate Bloggers - Posted April 5, 2011
If you watch the PR world, doubtless you've seen the "death of the press release" bandied about. Like many things (including newspapers), it's been dying for a while. Like many things (in this case television), the actual final breath may take a while to reach. Noneth... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Shoutlet 4.0 - Posted April 5, 2011
Shoutlet provides a centralized platform that helps companies manage and monetize their social media communication. In one interface, it includes Facebook and Twitter management, Social CRM, widget building, email and mobile marketing, social commerce and real-time analytics. The jus... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Mark Cuban Really Think Sports Tweeters Can Oust ESPN? - Posted April 4, 2011
On one of the busiest sports weekends during the year, as the Final Four and opening weekend of baseball joined the slate alongside the NHL and NBA, one oft discussed and outspoken figure in the industry took the time to tweak the worldwide leader in sports. Using his Twitter to led... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

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]

'Breaking Dawn' Producers Plead with Fans to Stop Tweeting Leaked Images - Posted April 4, 2011
Have you seen the leaked images from the fourth installment of the "Twilight" franchise? I haven't, but apparently lots of people have, including those who made the film. The leaked images reveal the movie's stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in bed and were tweeted to the world. The producers removed... [SocialTimes.com]

Socialize Keynote: 7 Actions That Brands Should Take To Monetize Social Media - Posted March 31, 2011
Mitch Joel of Twisted Image presented his take at the end of this morning's insightful keynote at Socialize: Monetizing Social Media. Joel told the tale of the new consumer,... [SocialTimes.com]

Orchestr8 Adding Some Magic To Sentiment Analysis and Managing Semantic Output - Posted March 30, 2011
One of the issues organizations confront when they take to semantically processing data is how to handle all the results of that work. The output of extracting entities, tagging concepts, classifying page topics and parsing sentiment makes its way to a data store that can get prett... [AllTwitter]

Warner Bros Offers Five Additional Movies on Facebook - Posted March 29, 2011
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced it will expand its test offering of movies for rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment's Facebook Movie Pages. Starting today at 10:00 pm Pacific Time and 1:00 am Eastern Time, users will be able to rent five additional titles directly through each film's official Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Tracking the Trail From Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., and Back - Posted March 28, 2011
President Barack Obama's claim as the first "Web 2.0 president," along with his ties to the tech industry, may be getting a little deeper with rumors of two impending personnel moves between his presidency and Silicon Valley. Obama, of course, was not the first politician to use Web 2.0 technologies to r... [SocialTimes.com]

4 Traits of an Effective (or Obsessed) Community Manager - Posted March 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_3091" align="alignright" width="358" caption="Photo Credit: Niall Kennedy"][/caption] Last week one of my friends on Twitter, ... [TVSpy]

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]

Should Twitter Introduce Accounts Where Users Must Pay To Follow? Jim Gilliam Says Yes. - Posted March 25, 2011
[Editor Update: Jim Gilliam pointed out that our title was inaccurate. We deeply regret the mistake and we've updated the title to accurately analyze his interesting idea.] Jim Gilliam is a self-described "geeky activist building internet tools to shake up a broken political system." In addition to his websites to this... [SocialTimes.com]

3 Ways to Determine If Your News Organization Belongs on Facebook - Posted March 23, 2011
It's a hard question for a news organization to answer, especially now, when so may blog posts and news articles breathlessly explain how vital Facebook is to any and all businesses today. Your newspaper or magazine has a Facebook Fan Page. It's going good, bu... [TVSpy]

Deep Focus CEO Ian Schafer On The Myth of Viral Strategy - Posted March 23, 2011
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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]

4 Ways Newspapers Can Better Use Facebook To Engage Readers - Posted March 18, 2011
Over at iMedia Connection, Daniel Flamberg wrote an interesting post called 5 Steps Toward Better Facebook Fan Engagement. For brands, this is a great guide to get started on the right path to better engagement with fans. But his tips are also useful for newspapers and new organizations, so I've decided... [TVSpy]

It's Alive: Charlie Sheen's Social Media Business Model Breeds Imitators - Posted March 18, 2011
Have we created a monster? Our story with the internet - with our relationship to technology - is a story that has been told before. It's a motif that has preoccupied some of the greatest thinkers from Descartes to apek to Wachowski, and has been taken up in... [SocialTimes.com]

The Number One Rule of Using Twitter Dashboards: Know Your Accounts - Posted March 18, 2011
"I can't believe how long it takes to get a coffee in this town!" While this is a pretty innocuous statement, you might feel differently if it came from your favorite coffee brand's Twitter account. You might also wonder who was in charge of up... [AllTwitter]

Wednesday is Early Bird Deadline for Socialize Conference - Posted March 15, 2011
If you've ever wondered how to make money in social media, you'll want to participate in Mediabistro's Socialize conference March 31st to April 1st. If you register by the early bird deadl... [AllTwitter]

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... [TVSpy]

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]

The Semantic Web's Role in News and Social Media - Posted March 7, 2011
A new article highlighting interviews with Evan Sandhaus, the lead architect for semantic platforms at the New York Times, and Jeff Catlin, CEO of Lexalytics, takes a look at the e... [semanticweb.com]

7 Ways Businesses Can Use Twitter - Posted March 3, 2011
Twitter is a valuable tool for any business, big or small. Whether you're a one-person operation or part of a large social media team, creating a presence on Twitter is a great idea. Ther... [AllTwitter]

Mediabistro Exclusive: How to Get a Job in Social Media - Posted February 28, 2011
Social media is a growing industry, and Twitter is often a large part of businesses' marketing plans. If you've ever aspired to a career in social media - whether you're fresh out of college or an experienced veteran - this arti... [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]

Collective Intellect Offers Sentiment Analysis to Businesses - Posted February 22, 2011
Collective Intellect is helping businesses learn more about the wants and needs of their customers by utilizing the piles of data that are already available to companies. Collective Intellect makes us... [semanticweb.com]

Ireland's Computer Board is Making the Switch to Open Source - Posted February 22, 2011
Ireland's Government Computer Service Board is taking their business away from Microsoft and placing it in the hands of open source software. The Board signed a 10 millio... [semanticweb.com]

More Than Just Stupid Stuff and Things Exploding? Nomad Editions Launches Social Media-Themed Magazine, U+Me - Posted February 15, 2011
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Friday roundup: 10 free and legal multimedia tools, WaPo's "Trove" project - Posted February 11, 2011
Yes, another tools list. But this is a really good one. A great post this week came from Adam Westbrook -- a new media journalist, film maker, lecturer and blogger based in London -- who blogged about 10 free and legal (i.e., not pirated) multimedia tools for journalists. He calls out a few... [TVSpy]

Twitter is the Least-Liked Social Media Brand? - Posted February 7, 2011
Twitter apparently doesn't make the cut when it comes to brand loyalty. A new study from Brand Keys paints a picture of social media being dominated by, of course, Facebook, but also MySpace and Flickr. And Tw... [AllTwitter]

What Every Business Owner Needs To Know About Virtual Economies - Posted February 3, 2011
If you're a business owner who does not completely understand how much impact the virtual economy has on your business, this article piece will cover the important concepts every entrepreneur should be aware of. Whether you're new to the business world or you own an established business, comprehending material on the... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook to make FB Credits Mandatory - Posted January 24, 2011
Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be making it's own virtual currency the mandatory payment method for virtual goods sold on its network. That means any company developing apps f... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Obama to Answer Twitter Questions After State of the Union - Posted January 24, 2011
The State of the Union Address will be on Tuesday, but many of us in the industry are looking forward to the "social media" state of the union Q&A Obama will deliver on Thursday. The President will take questions from social media sources including Twitter,... [AllTwitter]

"This Photo Will Self-Destruct In..." X-Pire Puts an End Date on Images - Posted January 24, 2011
At long last, there is a program out there for the many that worry about their image on the Web. Researchers in Germany have developed X-Pire, a program that will kill off your images at a fixed time so that they don't stay online forever. X-Pire will put an expiration date on... [SocialTimes.com]

CityVille Reaches 100 Million MAU: Headliner No More - Posted January 13, 2011
As predicted earlier in the week, CityVille has reached 100 million monthly active users - 100, 064, 578 to be exact. CityVille's reign of terror reached historical goals for the social gaming world: t... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Social Networking More Dangerous to Teens Than "Stranger Danger"? - Posted January 7, 2011
In a world where words such as 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' belong to everyday vocabulary, it is no wonder that the traditional parental rules are taking on a modern twist. Long gone are the days when their biggest concern was the strange, old man hanging around outside the ice-creamery. Now, with instant... [SocialTimes.com]

How Much Will Brands Spend on Social Media in 2011? - Posted December 29, 2010
Regardless of where your company or organization sits on the social media adoption curve, one thing everyone is interested in - from brands to vendors and agencies - is how much money is being spent on it. Industry analyst Jeremiah Owyang of the Altimeter Group recently asked 1... [AgencySpy]

Facebook Promotion To Play A Part In The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Broadcast - Posted December 23, 2010
Social media will play a huge part of the New Year's Day broadcast of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The NHL and NBC Sports announced today a unique promotional campaign that integrates Facebook into the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins broadcast. As part of the... [SportsNewser]

46 Social Media Apps and Services Marketers Need to Know - Posted December 22, 2010
Our "What You Need to Know About" series of application profiles has been helping brands and agencies select the most appropriate tools to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their campaigns. Need to improve your social media monitoring, engagement or monitization? Check these out - one ... [SocialTimes.com]

Charities Tweet For Support -- The 30 Most Engaged Charities on Twitter - Posted December 21, 2010
Empire Avenue compiled a report to gauge the effectiveness of organizations in raising awareness for their causes via social media. Scored using "share price" on Empire Avenue - determined by a ra... [SocialTimes.com]

Active on Twitter? Watch the Super Bowl? Mercedes-Benz Wants to Give You a Car - Posted December 13, 2010
The Super Bowl packs the stadium, sees the most HDTV sales of the year, and has advertisers drooling over the $3 million 30-second TV ads that run during the commercial break - and now it's a social media phenomenon, too. Advertisers are flocking to Twitter to run... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Reveals "Hacker Cup"... And A Clear Misunderstanding Of The Term "Hacker" - Posted December 13, 2010
On December 10, Facebook announced its first Hacker Cup. Engineers world-wide have been atwitter (terrible pun intended) about the opportunity for programming glory - and also the hilarity of the public's fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of hacking. The programming competition, which will begin on January 7, 2011 with an online qualification... [SocialTimes.com]

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Shoutlet - Posted December 9, 2010
Shoutlet provides a centralized platform that helps companies manage and monetize their social media communication. In one interface, it includes Facebook and Twitter management, Social CRM, widget building, email and mobile marketing, social commerce and real-time analytics. This po... [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]

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]

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]

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]

Red Zone Marketing Founder Maribeth Kuzmeski Slings Mud, Spreads Viruses - but in a Good Way - Posted November 5, 2010
Social Media is great for getting the word out, but savvy startups make sure the word is worth hearing. Today... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Social Media's Web 2.0 Merges Into Semantic Web With Paper.li - Inventorspot - Posted October 25, 2010
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Facebook, Amazon Back $250M Social Startup Fund - Posted October 25, 2010
In a bid to boost social media technology, Facebook and Amazon.com, along with other notable social media companies, have lined up behind notable Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Pe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Harris Interactive Poll: Social Media Makes People Feel More Connected, but Not Face-to-Face - Posted October 21, 2010
Social networks make more people feel connected with their friends, but they interact with them face-to-face less frequently, according to the results of a poll of 2,258 adults conducted Sept. 1-3 by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CMI Teams with NetBase to Harness the Power of Social Media Understanding for ... - Send2Press (press release) - Posted October 20, 2010
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NBA Digital Launches Check-in Application - Posted October 20, 2010
Looking to capitalize off the social media craze, NBA Digital announced the launch of NBA Turnstile, the first professional sports multiplatform check-in application. Along with rewarding fans for checking in at NBA games with virtual badges, prizes and special discounts, the applica... [SportsNewser]

Social Media Search & Data Mining Primed To Out-Google Google - Inventorspot - Posted October 17, 2010
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Spime Watch: ThingWorx - Wired (blog) - Posted October 15, 2010
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Social Media's Facebook/Bing "Social Search" Marriage - Inventorspot - Posted October 14, 2010
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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... [PRNewser]

Attensity Expands Its Social Media Monitoring Solution with Attensity Respond ... - PR Newswire (press release) - Posted October 5, 2010
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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]

PRNewser Poll: Will Social Media Overtake Traditional Media as a Primary Tool? - Posted September 28, 2010
Last week, PRNewser asked how often you meet with your clients and other contacts in-person. Nearly 41 percent of respondents said "Hardly ever. Most of my work can be conducted in the office, on the phone, or via e-mail." Surprised? Probably not. Stats fro... [PRNewser]

Social Media's Southeast Asia Growing Faster Than U.S. - Inventorspot - Posted September 26, 2010
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Lions Are Winners When It Comes To Social Media - Posted September 22, 2010
If I told you the Dallas Cowboys were generating the most social media presence on the web, you wouldn't be surprised, right? But what if I told you right behind the Cowboys were ... the Detroit Lions. Yes, the same Lions origination that has won two games since... [SportsNewser]

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... [PRNewser]

Money Among the Things PR Firms Need In Order to Own Social Media - Posted September 20, 2010
Stephanie Schwab, principal at digital marketing firm Stephanie Schwab Consulting, offers up ... [PRNewser]

'Don't Use Social Media' Is Not a Social Media Policy - Posted September 16, 2010
Time and again, marketers are presented with stats showing how effective social media platforms are at driving both traffic and sales. The key for companies to effectively engage with audiences online without mishap is having a clear social media policy. Join PRNewser and Michael Brito, VP of social media at Ed... [PRNewser]

Social media gets the message out for businesses - Davis County Clipper - Posted September 15, 2010
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Dilbert on Social Media, Part II - Posted September 14, 2010
The important lesson to be learned: You don't want to piss off the cat (especially Catbert). ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.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]

Social Media App Helps Users Find Best Content - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted September 8, 2010
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Social Media Morphs Into Semantic Web As Peoplelinks Replace Hyperlinks - Inventorspot - Posted August 31, 2010
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Social Media's Transition Into Semantic Web Will Be Led By China - Inventorspot - Posted August 14, 2010
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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]

Yahoo! Shine EIC: Women Want More 1:1 Conversation Online - Posted May 12, 2010
--JENNIFER PULLINGER When it comes to the Web, Brandon Holley knows what women want. As editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Shine, she focuses on building community into content and k... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Attensity Buys Biz360 for Social Media Monitoring - Destination CRM - Posted May 4, 2010
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Irish Social Media Company Weedle Announces $4M Funding During Irish Trade ... - PR Newswire (press release) - Posted March 15, 2010
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Social Media Semantics Point to '(R)evolution' - Internet Evolution - Posted January 20, 2010
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AP Places Emphasis On Social Media With New Appointment - Posted January 7, 2010
The Associated Press is starting to put some weight behind social media and networking with the appointment of a new manager to head up the news organization's social media projects. 27-year-old La... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AP Places Emphasis On Social Media With New Appointment - Posted January 7, 2010
The Associated Press is starting to put some weight behind social media and networking with the appointment of a new manager to head up the news organization's social media projects. 27-year-old La... [FishbowlNY]

Pharma Marketers: FDA Taking Too Long Developing Social Media Guidelines - Posted November 20, 2009
The FDA held public hearings just last week to discuss establishing guidelines for pharmaceutical marketers operating in the new world of social media. Already some are complaining that the process is taking too long. ... [PRNewser]

Looking at Social Media Costs: $400 for a Tweet Up, $15k a Month for Training - Posted October 1, 2009
Just when one thinks the hype cycle around social media marketing has potentially peaked, one realizes that it's not even close. That brings us to today's story in The Wall Street Journal on social media services and what different firms are charging. Bac... [PRNewser]

Nielsen: Time Spent on Social Nets Tripled Over Last Year - Posted September 25, 2009
When 17% of Twitter users admit to accessing the service from "a washroom or toilet," it's clear people have a craving for social media. The latest data released this week from Nielsen gives us an even better glimpse: 17 percent of all time spent on the internet... [PRNewser]

15 Must Read Social Media eBooks - Posted July 28, 2009
Whether you're keeping up with family members or growing your business' brand, social media has become the center of activity for many aspects of our lives. And it's getting hard to keep up. We've created a short list of helpful e books that can get you started on your... [AllFacebook]

15 Must Read Social Media eBooks - Posted July 28, 2009
Whether you're keeping up with family members or growing your business' brand, social media has become the center of activity for many aspects of our lives. And it's getting hard to keep up. We've created a short list of helpful e books that can get you started on your... [SocialTimes.com]

What Tyler Durden Can Teach You About Twitter And Social Media - Posted June 22, 2009
Would Tyler Durden have used social media? Quite possibly, but probably not in an entirely productive way. I very much doubt he'd have been tweeting about what he had for breakfast, or been overly bothered about how many chumps he infected on Facebook (at least, not in the standard way). Still, there... [SocialTimes.com]

NYU's Jay Rosen: "The Entire Architecture Of The Press Is Falling Apart" - Posted June 19, 2009
Blogger, prolific Tweeter and NYU professor Jay Rosen spoke with German new media author ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYU's Jay Rosen: "The Entire Architecture Of The Press Is Falling Apart" - Posted June 19, 2009
Blogger, prolific Tweeter and NYU professor Jay Rosen spoke with German new media author ... [FishbowlNY]

Give Up Your Web Anonymity. Can Obama Do That? - Posted November 24, 2008
Obama was one of the first politicians to really leverage online social media to its full potential during his campaign for the presidential election, so you've got to admit that he knows a thing or two about maintaining an online reputation. And now that Obama is the president... [SocialTimes.com]

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