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Why Are Businesses 'Doing' Social Media?

Why Are Businesses 'Doing' Social Media? | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Business today IS social, but there is an important distinction between simply "doing" social and "being" social.

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How to Choose Safe Social Networking for Your Kids

How to Choose Safe Social Networking for Your Kids | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
As you may already know, today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and this year's theme is ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’, with the slogan "Discover the digital World together…safely!"
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10 Effective Ways to Get More Facebook Fans This Year

10 Effective Ways to Get More Facebook Fans This Year | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Early adopters love Twitter and Google+.But in the real world, normal consumers only care about Facebook. Besides boasting 845 million people, you can also find virtually any demographic on Facebook. So no matter what business you're in, you must have a strong Facebook presence.

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RIM Backtracks After Twitter Users Hijack Hashtag

RIM Backtracks After Twitter Users Hijack Hashtag | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Just like McDonald's, RIM found out there's a reason open-ended Titter campaigns are called "bashtags".

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Teens Leaving Facebook for Twitter

Teens Leaving Facebook for Twitter | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Concerned over privacy, many young people are abandoning Facebook for Twitter.

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Facebook, Twitter, MySpace create social search tool

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace create social search tool | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

As an alternative to Google's Search Plus Your World, social media companies join efforts to create a bookmarklet that combines results from all the major social networks.

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Pinterest II: Optimizing Content For Pinterest

Pinterest II: Optimizing Content For Pinterest | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pinterest (but were afraid to ask).

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Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners!

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners! | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a few good social media blogs to read? Look no further!

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5 Tricks for Twitter Power Users

5 Tricks for Twitter Power Users | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

If you're like me and you try not to commit every hour of your life, you probably user Buffer to queue your tweets...

Here are 5 tips for Buffers users. on how to get more out of your tweets!

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5 Ways to Increase Facebook Engagement Every 5 Hours

5 Ways to Increase Facebook Engagement Every 5 Hours | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Facebook has made recent changes like adding a significant metric such as the “People Talking About This” and launching Facebook Actions through the Open Graph last week. Though some of you might agree that these changes aren’t exactly improvements for usability, most of them can be used to improve user engagement strategies.
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FBI Seeks Data-Mining App for Social Media

FBI Seeks Data-Mining App for Social Media | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

The FBI has become the latest federal agency interested in monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and other sites for real-time information that could help investigations.

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"Don't Be Evil" Tool -- Shows Google's "Search Plus Your World"

"Don't Be Evil" Tool  -- Shows Google's "Search Plus Your World" | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Google has plenty of public data to allow parts its new Search Plus Your World feature to be inclusive of rival social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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What Is Anonymous?

What Is Anonymous? | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Anonymous is planning to target Facebook in an attack Jan. 28 — at least that’s what a video uploaded to YouTube Monday is claiming in the name of the hacker network.
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SocialFlow Takes Scientific Approach To Optimize Social Media Activity For Brands

SocialFlow Takes Scientific Approach To Optimize Social Media Activity For Brands | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
The biggest challenge for any social media marketer out there is to decide when and what to share on social networks.
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Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social media

Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social media | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
If you've ever wondered what a social-media presence is worth in an increasingly digitized business world, just ask Noah Kravitz's former employers.
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Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education

Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

While there is an ongoing debate as to the role social media should play in K-12 education, for higher education, the story is different.

 

When used as an educational tool, colleges and universities have found that social media enhances the learning experience by enabling students and teachers to connect and interact in new ways beyond the classroom.

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Social media and brand reaction: The McDonald's Twitter debacle

Social media and brand reaction: The McDonald's Twitter debacle | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

McDonald's Twitter recent campaign went awry, but there is a lesson to be learned from #McDStories.

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Twitter CEO: Don’t Worry About Censorship

Twitter CEO: Don’t Worry About Censorship | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Twitter users are pretty angry over the company’s new censorship policy. Twitter’s CEO thinks you worry too much.
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New Features on Google for Jan 2012

New Features on Google for Jan 2012 | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Google+ has come with some new features for January 2012. These being,  “Ask Your Friends”, Pseudonym addition, and Search+ Your World.

 

“Ask Your Friends” allows users to ask friends for answers on their queries.

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Facebook readies for blockbuster IPO

Facebook readies for blockbuster IPO | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Facebook's IPO is imminent -- and the hard numbers in its filing will have implications for the social media market at large.
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10 Content Ideas That Generate Engagement on Social Media

10 Content Ideas That Generate Engagement on Social Media | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Are your posts ignored by numerous followers, or are people actually "liking" , commenting, +1-ing, retweeting, or sharing them.

 

Discover 10 simple ways to generate engagement with your Social Media audience.

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What Should I Write in My Blog -- and How Do I Get the Ideas?

What Should I Write in My Blog -- and How Do I Get the Ideas? | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

The substance and sustenance of blogging.

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Twitter Acquires Second Security Firm in Three Months

Twitter Acquires Second Security Firm in Three Months | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
On Monday, Twitter acquired the Internet security start-up Dasient, its second security acquisition in three months. Twitter has long had issues with trending topic scams and spams,and is a frequent target for high-profile hacks.
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BuzzFeed Makes Another Splashy Hire, This One From Rolling Stone

BuzzFeed Makes Another Splashy Hire, This One From Rolling Stone | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Doree Shafrir is being hired to do for the site's culture coverage what Ben Smith from Politico has done for political coverage.
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The Social Media Revolution 2012

The concept is not new, but the rapid fire comparative analysis does drive home the point...

 

The Revolution has begun!

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