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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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INFOGRAPHIC: What You Need to Know About Paid Social - Posted January 8, 2015
DYK, according to Social Times, that social media marketing budgets are going to double over the next five years? As more firms add "paid social" to their arsenal ... [FishbowlDC]

The Top 5 Content Marketing Trends to Watch in 2015 - Posted January 7, 2015
Whether we're talking photo or video, editorial or blog, content's kingdom has been expanding: fewer journalists, more user-generated stuff, and a plethora of forums for any brand to find a consumer. This is the world in which we live -- instant, immediate, and all within reach. Just because the platforms are there... [FishbowlDC]

The Top 10 Viral Stories of 2014 - Posted December 31, 2014
In the PRNewserverse, we enjoy a listicle like a Kardashian enjoys a TV camera -- and there's no better time to compile said lists than the very end of the year. Another list that PR professionals may be interested concerns the top "news" stories amplified by social media in 2014. One hashtag,... [FishbowlDC]

Three Steps to a Successful Digital Cleanse - Posted December 24, 2014
If you're planning on cutting back your digital presence the next several days, good luck! Half-kidding. It's more like good for you! We're impressed by your motivation but you may not even realize how attached you are to your device until you deprive yourself from logging on. Thanks to a few ... [MediaJobsDaily]

5 of the Bestest Practices Learned from Social Media in 2014 - Posted December 23, 2014
The year is almost done -- and looking back, it's easy to say that "social media" had a colossal year. Pinterest grew up to become No. 3 in terms of traffic. Facebook finally learned to monetize itself. Twitter's ateempt to look more like Facebook actua... [FishbowlDC]

10 Social Media Predictions for 2015 - Posted December 22, 2014
At the end of every year, social and marketing industry leaders try to predict which trends will score big in the coming year. We asked experts for their marketing and social media predictions for 2015. Here's what they had to say. RadiumOne CMO Eric Bader on Mobile Advertising Native advert... [AllFacebook]

The 5 Categories of Digital Friends for PR Professionals - Posted December 16, 2014
Last week, I was having a conversation about my peeps on Twitter. "How did you get them all?" "What did you do to get their attention?" And possibly "Did you buy them a steak dinner?" And it got me thinking about the many reas... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Hired a Team to Remind the World That It Is Run by Humans - Posted December 15, 2014
Poke it to see if it has a pulse W0rds can be slippery things. For years, observers have theorized that leading "social network" Facebook actually makes us more antisocial. There are ... [FishbowlDC]

First Look Media Launches Real-time, Social Newsroom - Posted December 8, 2014
First Look Media has had a rocky start, but today they've launched their social newsroom called reported.ly. Andy Carvin is the editor-in-chief and was busy on Twitter this morning fielding questions about operations. The real-time newsroom will only post on social platforms an... [AllFacebook]

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

Former Google+ Designer: 'We F*cked Up!' - Posted December 2, 2014
Meet Chris Messina. He's a guy whose palatial estate may be large enough to contain his ego: he was a lead designer at this start-up called Google. In fact, he was one of the user experience masterminds behind... [FishbowlDC]

Prince Is Not Thankful for His Online Fans - Posted November 26, 2014
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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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... [AllFacebook]

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]

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]

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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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: ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

'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]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

'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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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, ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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. ... [10,000 Words]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

Should NYC Postpone the Marathon? (UPDATED) - Posted November 2, 2012
Today a battle wages on Twitter over what most would probably not consider a pressing issue: whether New York should proceed as planned with the ING New York City Marathon, currently scheduled for Sunday morning. The debate has turned bitter a... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Spread Fake Hurricane News, Pics - Posted October 30, 2012
We've all heard about the power of social media to bring people together and help spread information quickly, especially during crises like the deadly storm that struck the Eastern seaboard yesterday, causing multiple casualties and untold billions in prope... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [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 ... [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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

PR Stunts: Runaway Teen Tweets Fake Kidnapping (#helpfindkara) - Posted October 1, 2012
Another day, another example of social media's power to magnify the effects of bad behavior: Last night, New Jersey teenager Kara Alongi tweeted that there was someone in her house and urged followers to call 911. Twitter quickly exploded with messages of support as... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

Which Companies Do Social Humor Best? - Posted August 16, 2012
News flash: Corporate communications don't have to be dryer than wallpaper and burnt toast, and you don't need viral videos, scripted scenes or comedic spokespeople to have a little fun with your messaging. We're all told to "humanize the brand", and we know that people love a good laugh more than... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 -- ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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
[caption id="attachment_30546" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Money image via Shutterstock"]... [AllTwitter]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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
... [semanticweb.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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

"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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

'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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [10,000 Words]

Blocking Twitter During Riots A Bad Idea, Study Proves - Posted August 25, 2011
In the aftermath of the UK riots earlier this month, government officials had floated around the idea of blocking access to Twitter and other social media sites next time something similar occurred. The official reasoning was that this would prevent people from using Twitter to incite violence and plan... [AllTwitter]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

#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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [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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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]

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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [TVNewser]

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]

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]

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
Send2Press (press ... [semanticweb.com]

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... [TVNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [TVNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

'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... [FishbowlDC]

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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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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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