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Americans Engage More with Controversy than Tragedy on Social Media | Michael Cheek

Americans Engage More with Controversy than Tragedy on Social Media | Michael Cheek | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Americans Engage More with Controversy than Tragedy: Another Look at Social Media & Twitter Response to Giffords Shooting and Weiner Exposure Events (http://t.co/r6T9LDGE...)...
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Does a Non-Traditional Resume Limit Your Odds? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does a Non-Traditional Resume Limit Your Odds? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Do you have an infographic or video resume? You could get passed over by resume scanners. Here's the lowdown on how these scanners work. (Does a Non-Traditional Resume Limit Your Odds?
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Company Sues Former Employee for Value of 17,000 Twitter Followers [VIDEO]

Company Sues Former Employee for Value of 17,000 Twitter Followers [VIDEO] | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Noah Kravitz left his former employer PhoneDog in October 2010 on good terms.
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Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy

Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
(Happy Holidays. I analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a "greatest hits" compilation. This is #5.
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Colleges Raising the Bar in Using Social Media « iMediaConnection Blog

Colleges Raising the Bar in Using Social Media « iMediaConnection Blog | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Colleges Raising the Bar in Using Social Media: According to a recent study by the Center for Marketing Research...
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Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted with its power to drum up new business | RIABiz

Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted with its power to drum up new business | RIABiz | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted with its power to drum up new business - Advisors must become better marketers before they can optimize social media, experts say (Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted...
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Williamson County earns national awards for use of social media

The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management made the best use of social media in 2011, according to the GovFresh Awards.
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Social media: new tool to fight suicide

Social media: new tool to fight suicide | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

With Facebook’s recent announcement of a plan that will offer online “chat sessions” with those who enter concerning posts, area suicide prevention advocates and health experts are reflecting on the changing landscape of mental health discussions.
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How To Optimize Your 5 Top Social Media Channels | Jeffbullas's Blog

How To Optimize Your 5 Top Social Media Channels | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Search Engine Optimisation is the art and science of getting Google (and other search engines) to find your website, blog, video and your other web content and rank it high so that when people enter key words that are relevant to your company they...
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Social media in protests: Study finds 'recruiters' and 'spreaders'

A study has explored the dynamics behind social network sites in recruiting and spreading calls for action that contribute to mass mobilizations in riots, revolutions and protests.
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Social-media contest for students

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Social-media contest for studentsThe NationEach team of contestants, which must have three to five members, will have to choose one of the centres and study its roles and duties and the benefits for local people.
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Retailers use social media to offer holiday deals - USA Today

Retailers use social media to offer holiday deals - USA Today | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

U.S. Retailers use social media to offer holiday deals. Retailers are relying more heavily on online social media sites to offer exclusive discounts and deals.


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Facebook Comments Have Four Times The Value Of Likes

Facebook Comments Have Four Times The Value Of Likes | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

On Facebook the "Like" is the king of engagement, although comments have more value-- more than four times as much.


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Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide

Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Pew Research Center has released the results of a 21-country survey on mobile phone usage.
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StumbleUpon’s Most Popular Searches and Links of 2011

StumbleUpon’s Most Popular Searches and Links of 2011 | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
StumbleUpon, the site that lets you discover the web through its “Stumble!” button, released its Best of StumbleUpon 2011 package, including the below infographic and its most popular links of the year.
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Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide to the Hot New Social Network

Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide to the Hot New Social Network | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard a lot about Pinterest over the last few months. Not only has the company received $27 million in venture funds, but the site’s popularity has exploded from 1.2 million users in August to over 4 million today.
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5 Tools to Measure Your Social Media Success | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Tools to Measure Your Social Media Success | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Bench marking provides a baseline measurement to refer to the progress of the different variables over time to see if there is any improvement and is essential for tracking success.
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Why Authors and Social Media Are Meant for Each Other

Why Authors and Social Media Are Meant for Each Other | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
While your Website is your first hub, Facebook should be "your number two," because it's where conversations happen. By making yourself and your content available through your Facebook page, it's easier for fans to follow you.
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Startup Lets You Sell Stuff Left Over From Your Break Up

Startup Lets You Sell Stuff Left Over From Your Break Up | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
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Social media habits are evolving » Local News » Cumberland Times-News

Social media habits are evolving http://t.co/2cXp4Hsj...
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A look at how social media shaped major events in the year 2011

A look at how social media shaped major events in the year 2011 | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Mass protests, political scandals, the final shuttle launch. They are all major events in 2011 shaped by social media.
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10 Fundamental Tips for Social Media Community Managers

10 Fundamental Tips for Social Media Community Managers | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Read 10 tips new community managers should use to ensure they maintain a good balance between internal and external responsibilities.
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If SOPA Passes, Impact Will Devastate Reddit. How Many Others?

If SOPA Passes,  Impact Will Devastate Reddit. How Many Others? | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
SOPA's Impact Will Be Dire For Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Companies Like Reddit Will Ditch! (@LadaTweets Thx for the follow.
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Avoid using a hashtag in your product or event’s official name

Avoid using a hashtag in your product or event’s official name | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

It is far too easy to swamp Twiter and blur personal Tweets when using a hashtagged name as the official name of your event or product.

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Social media allow military families a deeper connection

Social media allow military families a deeper connection | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

Social media allow military families a deeper connection. Social media networks and fast Internet connections in remote parts of the world are revolutionizing what it means to be deployed to a war zone or other post, experts say.


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This source provides insight on the fact that never before in history have deployed service members been able to keep in touch with friends and family back at home with the ease they do today with  the use of social media. While there is some concern on social media being a distraction, and there has been some speculation on the transition from communicating primarily online to face-to-face after the service member returns home, many military members express appreciation for being able to communicate more often with the help of networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype.