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Create your blog for free | social media top stories | Scoop.it
OverBlog Portal! The latest news and the best posts from our bloggers! Create your blog for free on OverBlog! Forums, communities and blog directory on OverBlog!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, RitaZ, michel verstrepen, Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
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I love how Overblog has evolved. Well worth a look!

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RitaZ's comment, March 14, 2013 5:56 AM
thank you for sharing views!
Gracie Passette's comment, March 15, 2013 12:50 AM
This OverBlog is very hard to navigate and there's no search, which is infuriating. Also, they say "no porn" which, as it is a "know it when I see it" thing, means anyone dealing with sexuality in any form likely isn't welcome. Instead, OverBlog says adult folks should go to their other site, http://www.erog.fr/ ~ however, that is also confusing and lacks search ~ and is also all in French.
Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:44 PM
Sites which offer blogs like this are way out of date and out of touch with the current situation on the Internet. The "free blog" thing has come and gone. Pick Blogger.com or WordPress.com and be done with it. Anything else is too risky and not likely to stick around very long.
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10 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote an Event | Social Media ...

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote an Event | Social Media ... | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Social media event promotion: Discover 10 creative ways to use social media to promote your offline and online events.
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How to Delete a Retweet – cc @BurgerKing | Soshable | Social Media Blog

How to Delete a Retweet – cc @BurgerKing | Soshable | Social Media Blog | social media top stories | Scoop.it
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Ouch__ Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked today andthey replaced their logo with McDonald's. Clearly it coulda been worse but....

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10 Innovative Social Media Newsjacks of the Super Bowl Power Outage

10 Innovative Social Media Newsjacks of the Super Bowl Power Outage | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Check out nine clever brands that pulled off quick, spot-on newsjacks of the 2013 Super Bowl power outage.
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Marketers Jump on Super Bowl Blackout With Twitter | Special: Super Bowl - Advertising Age

Marketers Jump on Super Bowl Blackout With Twitter | Special: Super Bowl - Advertising Age | social media top stories | Scoop.it
marketers immediately tried to leverage the super bowl power outage -- which otherwise disrupted some of the most expensive and long-laid plans in advertising.
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High five for the social media teams here who were ON IT!

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Papa John’s taps crisis PR firm to burnish CEO’s image | Articles | Home

Papa John’s taps crisis PR firm to burnish CEO’s image | Articles | Home | social media top stories | Scoop.it
John Schnatter was a polarizing figure last year due to his remarks about Obamacare. Now he wants everyone to know the reporting about him was wrong.
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Crisis firms are even more important now that social media can flare up a sitiuation like this in seconds. How long does it take to fix?

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Coca-Cola Proves Social Media Savvy With 2013 Super Bowl Commercial | Business 2 Community

Coca-Cola Proves Social Media Savvy With 2013 Super Bowl Commercial | Business 2 Community | social media top stories | Scoop.it
As the Super Bowl approaches fans are gearing up for the exciting day. On the other hand, many companies are preparing to analyze the effectiveness of Super
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Optimizing Facebook Pages for Graph Search?

Optimizing Facebook Pages for Graph Search? | social media top stories | Scoop.it
It's all the buzz right now, and Facebook is slowly letting users see what the fuss is all about. Marketers everywhere are frantically trying to figure out how
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Should you be optimizing your Facebook page for graph search? Of course you should!

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The Biggest Facebook Page in the US is Walmart

The Biggest Facebook Page in the US is Walmart | social media top stories | Scoop.it
The biggest Facebook pages in the world, brand wise, have not changed in the past 2 years. They are Facebook, Youtube, and Coca-Cola. In that order.
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@Socialbakers launching a local Facebook analytics tool? Awesome.

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Facebook hacker poses as aunt, cons couple - Inquirer.net

Facebook hacker poses as aunt, cons couple - Inquirer.net | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Inquirer.net Facebook hacker poses as aunt, cons couple Inquirer.net McRyan Jay Cortez, a supervisor of a construction firm and his wife, Madelene, claimed that they only learned that they had been duped after they contacted their aunt who told...
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PR doesn't own social media; it belongs to every department | Articles | Home

PR doesn't own social media; it belongs to every department | Articles | Home | social media top stories | Scoop.it
The CEO of a marketing firm takes issue with a PR Daily story insisting public relations should handle social media for organizations. She insists everyone owns social. Do you agree with the author?
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The 7 Best On-The-Fly Corporate Social Media Comebacks Of The Year

The 7 Best On-The-Fly Corporate Social Media Comebacks Of The Year | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Reacting with style to social media flare ups
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Here's How Police Get a Suspect's Facebook Information

Here's How Police Get a Suspect's Facebook Information | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Wondering how police get the Facebook data of a suspect in a crime? Here's the procedure.
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Social media is increasingly used by law enforcement and by journalists. Is this OK with you?

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Tumblr Community Activism

Tumblr Community Activism | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Social Justice warriors, otherkin, & rabid fandoms oh my!
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Activism is alive and well on Tumblr. Who knew?

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Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:42 PM
Tumblr is a lot of fun to search for topics you want to write about.
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Through Chirpify, Tim McGraw’s Facebook Fans Bought Albums By Commenting - AllFacebook

Through Chirpify, Tim McGraw’s Facebook Fans Bought Albums By Commenting - AllFacebook | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Verry interesting sales strategy for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Facebook has been trying to give users options for social commerce, such as proposing a
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Twitter, Amex to Collaborate on E-Commerce Sales on Twitter

Twitter, Amex to Collaborate on E-Commerce Sales on Twitter | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Twitter Inc. is experimenting with becoming a shopping mall.
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Would you buy products directly thorugh Twitter? Amex is betting you will

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Brand wins and fails in social media | Socialmedia.biz

Brand wins and fails in social media | Socialmedia.biz | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Here's a rundown of major brands' successes and failures in social media marketing for the past year, including Nike, Sephora, Honda and Dollar Shave Club (all wins) and McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A and American Apparel (all fails).
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Pastor Who Left Sanctimonious Tip Gets Waitress Fired from Applebee's, Claims Her Reputation Was Ruined

Pastor Who Left Sanctimonious Tip Gets Waitress Fired from Applebee's, Claims Her Reputation Was Ruined | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Hell hath no fury like a pastor scorned by the Internet. After a copy of her Applebee's receipt began circulating online yesterday, Pastor Alois Bell of the St.
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OK, so posting her name on the internet wasn't so smart, but I would support her posting what is visible in this screen shot. You?

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Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:49 PM
According to the article the pastor and her group routinely went to eat out at this restaurant. How did they not know the automatic tipping policy? If she and her god did not like it they could have eaten somewhere else. It is her own fault and having it published is something she risked when she made her comment on the receipt.
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:25 PM

Yes, in the bible it says, "Say you tithe and cheat workers, leave workers sanctimonious crap rather than what they are owed especially thosw who are charged for taxes on tips as part of their income, and then please get the worker fired."

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hit Publish on Your Next Blog Post

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hit Publish on Your Next Blog Post | social media top stories | Scoop.it
To improve your blogging, ask yourself these nine questions before you publish your next blog post on your insurance website. (Improve your blogging with these nine questions to ask yourself before you hit publish.
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Jaguar's Instagram contest revs up fans | Articles | Main

Jaguar's Instagram contest revs up fans | Articles | Main | social media top stories | Scoop.it
The automaker asks fans to take photos of their favorite Jaguar cars and upload them to a Facebook app using a special hashtag. It's drumming up excitement for the new F-Type model.
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What's not to love about photos of hot cars? 

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How REI Put A Bow On Social Marketing And Wowed Customer

How REI Put A Bow On Social Marketing And Wowed Customer | social media top stories | Scoop.it
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Real time community response can really make a difference!

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Web Ink Now: Insensitive Newsjacking leads to social media firestorm

Web Ink Now: Insensitive Newsjacking leads to social media firestorm | social media top stories | Scoop.it
My friend Jim Stewart who is CEO of a Melbourne digital marketing firm, points us to an example of inappropriate newsjacking. Recently, Australia has been hit with devastating bushfires. The damage has been especially great in Tasmania.
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Is reporting newsjacking capitalizing on newsjacking? Are fire puns appropriate in this case? Maybe I'm just over-reacting on a Friday morning.

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Google, Microsoft Execs Jump to Social-Media Manager Hearsay

Google, Microsoft Execs Jump to Social-Media Manager Hearsay | social media top stories | Scoop.it
More companies are using social-media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to communicate with customers with the help of special “social-media management” software.
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Sizing up social business for 2012 - ZDNet

Sizing up social business for 2012 - ZDNet | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Sizing up social business for 2012 ZDNet Without a doubt, organizations of all sizes encountered social media in more of its various forms last year than ever before.
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It's Okay to Outsource Your Social Media | Katie Wagner Social Media

It's Okay to Outsource Your Social Media | Katie Wagner Social Media | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Big brands like Nike have outsourced their social media, so why can't you?
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Interesting. Your thoughts? Has outsourcing finally become OK as long as the ones doing the worlk know what they're doing?

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