Hurricane Sandy - Social Media Edition

Hurricane Preparations on Wall St., Social Media Edition
New York Times (blog)
The streets of lower Manhattan were deserted on Monday as Wall Street workers took shelter from Hurricane Sandy. But as with any big event in the city, social media sites were buzzing with photographs and other updates about the approaching storm.

New York Times (blog)

Facebook Sex Trafficking: Social Network Used To Kidnap Indonesian Girls
Huffington Post
It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia's growing obsession with social media. The junior high student was quickly smitten by the man's smooth ...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media
Huffington Post (blog)
But does social media buzz translate to TV ratings? Nielsen's first social media study last year revealed that a 9 percent increase in social media chatter corresponded to a 1 percent increase in viewership among 18-49-year-olds -- and that wasn't even ...

Social Media a Hotbed of Political Debate, Engagement - For the Good?
PBS MediaShift
Since the last presidential election in 2008, the proliferation of social media users and mobile devices has brought a corresponding surge in political activities on social networks and Twitter. Two recent surveys from the Pew Research Center confirm ...

PBS MediaShift

As Twitter incidents multiply, Michigan athletes sign social media policy in ...
For college athletes, social media use tends toward the extreme: It's either a blessing or a curse. In the past year, two University of Michigan football players earned their team secondary NCAA violations by inadvertently tweeting at a recruit; a ...

Social media helps out as Hurricane Sandy approaches
The Daily Star
Social media helps out as Hurricane Sandy approaches. October 29, 2012 02:15 PM. Agence France Presse. High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the ...

The Daily Star

Earthquake ricochets through social media
Vancouver Sun
Social media was atwitter over the weekend after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake was detected off the west coast of Haida Gwaii Saturday night. Tweets ranged from the useful and informative to the banal and even ludicrous. Earthquakes Canada, a branch of ...

Upgrade Your Social Media Marketing Skills – Attend SMX Social Media ...
Search Engine Land
Social media marketing is evolving so rapidly. Just last week Twitter added gender targeting. Facebook's new Suggested Posts now allow you to reach people who have no connection to your brand. And Pinterest may drive even more visits now that it's a ...

Search Engine Land

U.S. companies find social media less useful overseas
Denver Business Journal (blog)
There's plenty of hype about how you can use social media to build your company. In the United States, we're told that if a business has a low marketing budget, it still can put up a Facebook page, for example, and profit from it. That remains to be seen.

Interactive maps show social media activity for Mid-Atlantic region
York Daily Record
The map below shows geotagged social media for southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey. Some of the media may contain information on Hurricane Sandy. Click on the icons to find out what people are saying on social media in that area.

Top 10 Airlines With Highest Social Media Engagement This Week
By Anita Li
Emirates topped this week's chart for airlines with the highest social media engagement.

Not a Social Media Guy – Bigger Stories
By ceb
Having a lot of domain knowledge about these social media tools has labeled me a social media guy. I understand that. I've been a cheerleader for this or that tool for quite a long time. But the truth is, the tools are just that. They're interesting ...

Why You Should Quit Running Those ... - Social Media Today
By RGBSocial
I can speak from personal experience that social media promotions and giveaways, if executed and promoted properly, can be excellent fan acquisition tools. Without a doubt, promotions and giveaways are one of the fastest ways to attract ...
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In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters? : NPR
Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have been important parts of this year's presidential campaigns. As Americans prepare to head to the polls, ...

Amanda Todd's suicide and social media's sexualisation of youth ...
Naomi Wolf: As the sad story of the bullied Canadian teenager shows, girls are especially vulnerable to imagery sold by the porn industry.

Another Facebook Lockup Expires, But Sandy Delays Potential Stock Sales
Wall Street Journal (blog)
That is the first big tranche of employee stock eligible to be sold, with more coming next month as well, according to Facebook documents. There is the notable exception of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's stake, which after selling some of his stock in the IPO ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls (blog)
Websites that track social media say Indonesia has nearly 50 million people signed up forFacebook, making it one of the world's top users after the U.S. The capital, Jakarta, was recently named the most active Twitter city by Paris-based social media ...

Twitter accounts for storm, relief updates
All the governors of the affected states are on Twitter with regular updates about evacuation plans, highway closures and emergency hotlines. Among the most active are Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, Chris Christie of New Jersey (who, in typically blunt ...

Twitter Users Who Threatened Romney's Life Remain Active
The Weekly Standard (blog)
More than a dozen Twitter accounts that were used as a medium to publically threaten Republican candidate Mitt Romney's life after the second presidential debate remain active, nearly two weeks later. This news comes after the Secret Service told this ...

A Look at Some of the Best Sandy Photos on Twitter
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As Hurricane Sandy slams the east coast, notable folks have taken to Twitter to post photos and videos of the storm. Famous folks ranging from Ricky Gervais (who weighed in with a racy joke) to CNN host Piers Morgan (“Never seen anything like this,” he ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Twitter isn't a tool for groupthink
I guess it all comes down to who you follow and whether you escape the hall of mirrors by occasionally shutting the thing off. Follow @CNNOpinion on Twitter. Join us atFacebook/CNNOpinion. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of ...

Google, Twitter, Facebook provide real-time updates on Hurricane Sandy (blog)
Their Silicon Valley headquarters may be a continent away from Hurricane Sandy's winds stormy path but Google, Facebook and Twitter are providing real-time updates on the historic storm. Google launched "crisis maps" that show where the storm is and ...

Facebook Sued by Gambit Over Market for Social Game Currency
Gambit was the leading virtual currency and payment- processing provider to software developers that published games on Facebook and other social networks. Facebook's decision in 2009 to offer its own services to developers destroyed a “vibrant and ...

Facebook IPO Fallout: Citi Fined $2 Million, Fires Two Analysts
Wall Street & Technology
Citigroup fired its top Internet analyst, Mark Mahaney, and paid a $2 million fine to a Massachusetts regulator to settle charges that the bank improperly disclosed research on Facebook IPO. Tags: Citigroup, Facebook,. Tweet. Email Print. October 29 ...

The Teacher's Guide to Facebook
By Matt Petronzio
McEwan uses Twitter, for example, to share links and other things she finds interesting regarding her field, so she lets any student follow her there. Facebook, in contrast, focuses more on the individual. “I view Facebook as a bit more personal, ...
Mashable » Social Media

Facebook claimant charged with fraud - Boing Boing
By Rob Beschizza
Rob Beschizza at 8:45 pm Sun, Oct 28. Paul Ceglia, the New York businessman who claimed to own half of Facebook, was charged with fraud Friday over evidence presented in the case. [BBC] Previously. Follow Rob Beschizza on Twitter.
Boing Boing

Shopping Site The Fancy Sells a $26 Million Round
All Things Digital
But it has now evolved into The Fancy, which is essentially a fashion-forward version ofPinterest, with an explicit e-commerce option built into the site. Here's an interview with Einhorn from way back in December 2010: Tagged with: Chris Hughes, Ed ...

All Things Digital

Linkedin Corp Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, November 1, 2012.LinkedIn is a professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Linkedin Corporation Earnings ...

Can LinkedIn Provide Safety This Earnings Season?
Seeking Alpha
In early July, I wrote a favorable piece regarding LinkedIn (LNKD) which was centered around the potential for shares to retest $120. My belief in the stock rested solely on the upward momentum the company had experienced in June after a shaky May ...

Vision Boards and Pinterest: A Goal-Oriented Match Made in Heaven
Pinterest is an addictive and advantageous social network for many reasons and there are even more ways to use it than can possibly be imagined, but with so much out there on the web to be pinned it can be easy to get caught up pinning information you...


The View from Here: Crafting a passion for Pinterest
Journal and Courier
For those of you not in the know, Pinterest (cue the eye roll and groan from my boyfriend) is a social media site where people (well, mostly women) share pictures of recipes, household tips, fashion inspiration and wedding ideas. Lots of wedding ideas.

Viewing 3rd Level Network Profiles On LinkedIn For Free
Business 2 Community
It's been niggling me for a while that I seem to get inconsistent results within LinkedIn when viewing others' personal profiles. Sometimes, everything seems to be available; but other times I'll be in the middle of a process and suddenly be denied access.

Get paid to post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Which means people can make money by doing what they might already be doing every day and that's sharing things they like on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We had one of our Production Assistants test out a program rolled out recently.


Why American Chapter 11 Beats Canadian CBCA
Seeking Alpha
$1 earned by LinkedIn is worth $2480 dollars earned by Dex One. $1 earned by Dex One is worth $0.0004 dollars earned by LinkedIn. It begs the question. Is a LinkedIn (LNKD) dollar really intrinsically worth 2480x that of a Dex One dollar? The point of ...
Are you prepared to hand over your Facebook password to your boss? (blog)
I wrote a column last week looking at a unique case involving a woman who was fired from her job and her employer essentially hijacked her LinkedIn account and kept it. She sued and the case could have widespread ramifications for all of us when it ...

Netflix and Pinterest could be offline within 48 hours
Film Industry Network (blog)
If you love streaming movies and sharing photos then you'll hate having to deal with yet another major outage affecting your favourite websites. Both Netflix and Pinterest are just a few of the high profile clients that could be taken offline by ...

Film Industry Network (blog)

So No Apple Acquisition, Then? Pinterest Rival Fancy Raises $26 ...
By Sarah Perez
Pinterest rival Fancy was rumored to be in acquisition talks with Apple, but that outcome is sounding more distant today because the startup has raised a big,..

Pinterest Provides Inspiration for Halloween Costumes, Makeup and ...
By Paul Chaney
Want to guess? If Pinterest comes to mind, you are exactly right. People are turning to social networks like Pinterest and Facebook for inspiration, and you can be sure that when ideas are needed, retailers won't be far behind in providing them.
Social Commerce Today

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Is Social Media Turning Us ...
By Shea Bennett
Is social media turning us into zombies? Perhaps. Certainly, some Facebook users can't stop posting endless photos of their children, or are constantly checking in to any and everywhere that they go. It's fair to say that there are people on ...

How to Serve a Balanced Social Content Diet on Facebook and Google+
Business 2 Community
Businesses and organizations have made strides in the last year to improve their overall understanding and strategy in social media. Many who once played in the social media realm using traditional internet marketing techniques such as posting only ...

Business 2 Community

Microsoft's Big Gamble Could Be Linux's Big Shot
TechNewsWorld (blog)
"I think there is an opening, but it may close quickly," said Google+ blogger Kevin O'Brien. "People who try Windows 8 on a desktop or laptop will hate it, but that is what will be pre-loaded. If they want Windows 7, they will have to actually purchase ...

Four simple actions that will help you get the most of Google+
Econsultancy (blog)
Love it or hate it, Google+ is here to stay so you may as well start trying to use it to your advantage. The overriding argument for getting on G+ is that, put simply: “It's Google.” Think how much of your traffic comes from search. Don't you want to ...

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