They won't express their thoughts to you in person, but they'll shout it to their hundreds of Facebook friends and Twitter followers (Why men are sharing their feelings on social media | http://t.co/HIkocTzN1Z)...
With all the usual cautions...this is fascinating research.
Dealing With Difficult Social Media Followers Forbes Businesses today can't avoid creating a social media presence.
Trolls as described in this article are not all that common but when confronted with a troll of this nature, this is a good how-to.
Most importantly, if the person (anonymous or not) is suppressing the comments of others by insulting deriding or otherwise bullying them, it's time to cut them off. Allowing them to continue creates an unsafe environment for all.
Image (c) CanStock PhotoThe information overload soothsayers are at it again. This time, the warning comes from Mark Schaefer, the sharp-minded, forward-thinking executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions.
Excellent rebuttal to the concept of "content shock."
Bringing the EU's political debate to social media EUobserver.com BRUSSELS - Three years ago, I moved from Silicon Valley to Europe.
The skills needed to succeed in social media are the important ones - honesty, integrity and common courtesy. Elizabeth Linder: First, and perhaps the most important point, is that political impact online comes not from how fancy your technology is or how big a staff you have. It comes from being authentic. Political representatives should talk to people as they would speak in person. Engage. Interact. Answer questions. Ask questions. Build trust.
As the year winds down and Washington retreats to spend the holidays with family and friends, let's look back at the many gifts politicians left for Politwoops in 2013 as they deleted messages once shared eagerly with their followers.
Social Media Researcher Gets How Teenagers Use The Internet NPR Playlist; Download. In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers.
"Context is everything, says Boyd. She believes teenagers' behavior online is often misinterpreted without it."
Social media lie detector app in development CANOE A prototype of Pheme, an app dedicated to weeding out false information and fake stories on social media, has been developed by a team of researchers.
In spite of a federal order prohibiting nighttime work at a CP Rail locomotive maintenance facility, nearby residents say loud noise continues to keep them up at night, and they’ve launched a new Twitter campaign in response. “I hear it…
MIT Algorithm Takes Aim At Social Media Cyberbullying WGBH NEWS And Max, Michael and Hyacinth — seventh graders at Weston Middle School, are among them. Each has an iPhone, and using mobile apps comes as second nature to them.
Research suggests that people are seeking brands that give them more control over their own lives and partner with them to improve the future.
Those surveyed say..."their favorite brands make them a more responsible citizen and one-third note they help them give back to society." While traditional marketing and sales are not going away, the most respected organizations and brands are not selling people something but are encouraging them to be better and leave their mark on the world.(across all ages)
Boston Globe Market for selling fake social media clicks has big following Los Angeles Times Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S.
And I've noticed brands are paying people to tweet how much they like their product...brand hashtags are a dead giveaway that this is just another form of astroturfing. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Analysis: Social media empowers anti-mining activists Reuters From Romania to Peru to Canada, protest movements have disrupted projects in recent years, in part because activists have harnessed the power of social media and mobile technology,...
Jamie Sokalsky, chief executive of Barrick Gold Corp, said in an autumn interview that social networks can help stir up social unrest, and that, in turn, emboldens governments in their dealings with mining companies. "We have to do a better job of not only describing the true costs, but also the benefits, than we have," he said.
Facebook still leads social media, but sees slower growth among young users Washington Post This is not your father's Facebook. It's your grandfather's.
"...teens are using Facebook, but not for the same reasons that they once did. And that, Smith said, fits in with a larger trend in the social media space: Americans are diversifying the social networks that they use."