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Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access | TechCrunch

Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access | TechCrunch | social media top stories | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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another great reason for @sucuri_security!

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Google Made Some Real Hits Out of Fake Ads | Viral Video Charts: Week's Top Brand-Driven Viral Ads - Advertising Age

Google Made Some Real Hits Out of Fake Ads | Viral Video Charts: Week's Top Brand-Driven Viral Ads - Advertising Age | social media top stories | Scoop.it
during the week of april fool's day the fake ads beat the real ones on the internet.
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Gee, no surprise Google would be able to create the top ranking viral videos this week. 

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Twitter killed Tweetdeck, now what? | Tatu Digital

Twitter killed Tweetdeck, now what? | Tatu Digital | social media top stories | Scoop.it
I wasn't happy to see Tweetdeck's Air app discontinued. It's been the go-to Twitter client I recommend to our clients since the app launched. Easy to use and
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Crying in your beer about the loss of Tweetdeck Desktop on your Mac? Have I got an answer for 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.
Janet Fouts's insight:

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.
Janet Fouts's insight:

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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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters

The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters | social media top stories | Scoop.it
Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.
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Smart #hr folk are listening for good candidates
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Time for next-generation interest-based content curation? RIP Google Reader

Time for next-generation interest-based content curation? RIP Google Reader | social media top stories | Scoop.it

Google just revealed plans to shut down eight of its services as part of what it’s calling an ongoing spring cleaning effort. Some of them are pretty arcane, but among TechCrunch writers, anyway, we’re pretty bummed to see that Google Reader will be shut down on July 1.


Via Guillaume Decugis
Janet Fouts's insight:

Google hands the content over to curation sites like Scoopit

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Beth Kanter's comment, March 18, 2013 11:56 PM
I weaned myself off Google Reader when I started going deeper into content curation and using scoop.it - now I'm glad I did http://www.bethkanter.org/rip-google-reader/
Janet Fouts's comment, March 19, 2013 1:25 AM
Corvida Raven talked me into using Feedly, and I like that too, Also scoop.it of course!
jeroen thibaut's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:57 AM

Still loved the reader myself!

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Create your blog for free

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 - cendrinemarrouat.com
Janet Fouts's insight:

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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