Social media leaves spin doctors in dust

Social media leaves spin doctors in dust
San Francisco Chronicle
But Spin Alley is going the way of the Roman Forum, a victim of social media. The spinning done there is becoming irrelevant in today's two-screen media environment. More than 70 million viewers watched the debate on TV, and more than 10 million tweets ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Look Under the Hood of Social Media Companies
Huffington Post
As CMOs and agencies gather during Advertising Week, the hottest topic of conversation on everyone's lips is social media marketing. And one thing is certainly clear to all: the days of dabbling in social are over. Rearview results and dated ...

'Modern' Social Media Issues And Establishing A Brand Voice
Why do social media firestorms continue to happen years after most brands have adopted and hopefully begun to learn from the mistakes of others? I would argue that brands are finding new ways to mess up — beyond the early mistakes of handing the reins ...

Old Wine, New Bottles: Social Media and the Presidential Campaign
Huffington Post
It's a truism of modern American political campaign history that candidates who understand and embrace changes in media and communication technologies are usually victorious. As a recent Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism ...

Australia's Treasury Sees Social Media Risks
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Australia's Treasury has become so alert to the dangers of social media platforms such as Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn that it has launched a study into the role they could play in takeovers and other sensitive corporate transactions. “With the rise ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Obama Romney Debate In Social Media Charts - Business Insider
By Walter Hickey
Astounding slam-dunk for the Republican nominee. ;

Temple U. Creates a Social-Media Campaign and Sees a Surge in ...
By Caitlin Peterkin
With social media becoming more and more important for college admissions, the university has created a campaign called “Temple Made,” which uses Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect with its students and alumni, ...
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Social Media Marketing Won't Work for You… Unless | Social Media ...
By jonmikelbailey
Social Media Marketing is the answer to all of your marketing woes. Just add a little fan page here and a tweet there and watch the money roll in! Right? Not likely.We've been building websites and developing online marketing strategies for ...
Social Media Today - The world's...

Social media renders rapid judgment on debate | theGrio
By Beth Fouhy, Associated Press
“People still use old media to watch the debates, but they use social networks and other new mediato have influence, voice opinions and be involved,” said Scott Talan, an assistant professor of communication at American University who ...

Social Media Tool Updates: Twitter, Followgram, Facebook, Reddit ...
By Clyde Smith
A variety of tweaks and updates to social media services are worth noting for musicians and music marketers. Twitter has new profile options so be sure to update your profile. Followgram enhances Instagram as Facebook expands Promoted ...

SpaceX's Elon Musk & NASA Chief Holding Google+ Hangout Today
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, teams up with NASA chief Charles Bolden in a Google+ "hangout" today to discuss this weekend's planned launch of SpaceX's first official cargo delivery to the ...

Could Google+ Eat Evernote?
While both Facebook and Google+ are social networks, they take very different approaches. Facebook is about friendly sharing: inviting people into your digital life, and dipping into theirs. Google+, in contrast, sits at the hub of all of Google's ...


Vic Gundotra Posts Picture to Google+ Using Snapseed, Which Isn't Out for ...
Droid Life
Vic Gundotra posted a picture to Google+ the other day, which looked very hipster-filtery but upon closer inspection you can see that it was posted using Snapseed. The photo editing application was only acquired two weeks ago so it makes you think the ...

New ReachLocal eBook for Local Businesses on Optimizing Google+ Local Pages
Optimizing a Google+ Local listing, formerly known as Google Places, is one of the most important things local businesses can do to get found by customers. With these new changes and features to Google listings, there is even more marketing potential ...

The Trident, Sausalito's Hot Rock-and-Roll Hangout of the 1970s ...
By Jay Barmann
The iconic Sausalito bar and restaurant makes a comeback.
Grub Street San Francisco

An outdoor hot tub cinema hangout in London : theCHIVE
By Bob
tv_paul says: October 5, 2012 at 5:37 am. They use to do a similar thing in a water park near me in the summer. They'd lower the settings in the wave pool and show movies like "Jaws" "The Deep" and "The Creature From The Black Lagoon".

NASA and SpaceX's Elon Musk Hosting Google Plus Hangout | TPM ...
By Carl Franzen
NASA administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX founder Elon Musk will together host a video chatHangout on Google Plus Friday at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA announced. The two will discuss SpaceX's upcoming Sunday, October 7 cargo transfer ...
TPM LiveWire

Vic Gundotra post hints Snapseed for Android may be close, bring ...
By Jon Fingas
On an evening flight to Baltimore, Gundotra posted a view of the setting sun to Google+ using Snapseed -- a rather unique achievement given that the existing, iOS-only app doesn't know the social network exists. Knowing the executive's ...
Engadget Mobile

Facebook Flirts With Russian Geeks in Battle for App Talent
San Francisco Chronicle
“The reason people love Facebook is because they can play games on it or because they can get their music there,” said Julien Codorniou, Facebook's head of game partnerships in Europe. “To get ahead in Russia, we need Russian developers who can ...

Twitter Spin: What Happens When Politics Goes Real-Time
According to Twitter, the presidential debate in Colorado on Wednesday night generated a maelstrom of more than 10 million messages in less than two hours, making it the most tweeted-about event in U.S. political history, and one of the most tweeted ...

Zynga, Facebook slide; tech stocks rally
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks got a solid boost from the chip sector Friday, though Zynga Inc. shares crashed following the latest warning from the social game maker — which sparked selling, albeit on a lesser scale, in FacebookInc.


Facebook working on "Likes" bug
Word of this came after reports from WIRED and other news organizations that that sending a private email via Facebook with a link to a page would increase the number of "Likes to that page. Update at ... A tweet has been posted to your Twitter account.

Facebook IPO Suits to Be Handled in New York
Wall Street Journal
A federal judicial panel ruled that a variety of lawsuits pertaining to the Facebook Inc. initial public offering would be handled in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, giving the social-media company a procedural victory in ...

Facebook private message issue raises more concerns over privacy
Commentary The general consensus is that Facebook is not leaking your private messages to your public timeline. I say "general", because there are still people who are not convinced. This is despite the company conducting its own investigations and ...

Twitter rallies to support Big Bird during presidential debate (Video)
Facebook users also showed their support, generating 225,000 views from individual users and 500 comments yesterday for the website Children also responded to Romney's comment. The Huffington post obtain copies of a letter an 8 year ...

Facebook to charge users to 'promote' posts to friends
Fox News
Facebook announced Wednesday that Joe Sixpack will soon be able to ensure that you're reading his messages, thanks to an expansion of the Promoted Posts program, which lets businesses pay anywhere from a few dollars to a few thousand to ensure that ...

Facebook Charge-for-Access Hoax Resurfaces
PC Magazine
This time, users are posting status updates, which may be written in all caps, claiming thatFacebook has just released a "price grid" for membership. "$9.99 per month for ... subscription warnings. For more from Angela, follow her on Twitter ...

Facebook lacks 'social responsibility', says top cop
Brisbane Times
Victorian chief commissioner Ken Lay told 3AW Facebook has a social responsibility, saying 'If they're going to make a lot of money out of the community, then they've got to invest in the community too'. Autoplay OnOff; Video feedback; Video settings ...

Brisbane Times

Nicki Minaj Fires Back on Twitter After Mariah Carey Alleges Threats ...
Nicki Minaj launched into a tirade on Twitter this afternoon to defend herself after her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters. ... Nicki Minaj Fires Back on Twitter After Mariah Carey Alleges Threats. Plus: Watch Barbara ... All News

Facebook Is Scanning Your Private Messages For Links
By Emil Protalinski
This would suggest Facebook is scanning your private messages for shared links to Web pages with Like buttons, so it can increase the number of corresponding Likes for those pages. ... Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
The Next Web Top Stories

Even More Empty Chairs in This Facebook Ad Spoof
By Bianca Consunji
Because when you think about it, anything can be compared to Facebook. ... Development Courses 7. Like Tweet. 17 Comments. To leave a comment on this story, please log in with Facebook orTwitter · Mgarciaad. It's all starting to make ...

1 Billion Users Have Done Zilch For Facebook's Stock Price Today ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Last week, we noted that Facebook's stock appeared to have gotten a nice little bump after it announced its move into the sale of physical gifts, potentially opening a new revenue stream for the company. Not all of Facebook's big news is so kind. Today's announcement that Facebook has reached 1 billion users has had no ... View Staff Page Follow me on twitter. Ingrid is a reporter for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London. She comes from, where ...

Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 ...
By Miranda Miller
Facebook is teaming up with a market analytics company that uses loyalty programs to track purchases to launch a program that will track offline purchases of Facebook users from over 100 million households. Privacy concerns abound. ... How to Use a Twitter Paid Media Campaign to Build a Strong Community. September 21, 2012 ...
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WikiLeaks (wikileaks) on Twitter
This election don't vote for Obama or Romney just to get the same broken promises. Hold power to account and #voteWL | ...

Like something on Facebook, go directly to jail | Technology News ...
You might want to think twice the next time you Like those Facebook pictures of ... Facebookcrosses billion threshold, on quest for growth ..... News on Twitter ...

Warning: Facebook Scam Tricks Users to Share -- or Pay
A Facebook scam is telling users to share a message to avoid paying for their ... To leave a comment on this story, please log in with Facebook or Twitter ...

LinkedIn Gives Company Pages a Facelift
Entrepreneur (blog)
LinkedIn is rolling out a major redesign for the 2 million Company Pages on the popular professional networking site. That means business owners will have additional ways to market their brands, and connect with clients and partners, LinkedIn says.

Entrepreneur (blog)

Pinterest gets political with bipartisan boards (blog)
Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board onto which users can “pin” items they found on the Internet — usually photos, charts or other graphic images — into various categories. The most popular pins feature clothing and design ideas. Food and recipe ... (blog)

David Cameron Allows Linkedin Users to 'Follow' His Updates
LinkedIn members who follow these people can view status updates and longer form posts, as well as other content such as videos. They will also be able to engage directly in professional conversations with influencers, commenting directly on their ...

Pinterest comes under the spell of quotes
Times of India
NEW YORK: "Keep Calm and Carry On?" Sorry, that was 2009. Ever since the wartime British propaganda poster bearing those soothing words went viral a few years ago, ending up on iPhone cases and coffee mugs, design types have been searching for the ...

Expert Tips for Optimizing LinkedIn for Lead Generation
Business 2 Community
There are certain go-to experts when it comes to LinkedIn strategies for b2b marketing professionals and Neal Schaffer is always at the top of that list. A Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer and creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing ...

10 Things You Should Never Write On Your LinkedIn Profile
Huffington Post (blog)
Social media faux pas can be just as embarrassing as real-life gaffs. We've all made 'em and had to cringe and get over it, which is luckily not too difficult. Unless it was a major scandal like accidentally sending a nude photo of yourself to your ... Re-Launches with New Pinterest-like Theme
Midland Daily News
Parents shopping online for a tricycle for their child will be greeted by a familiar layout the next time they visit, which recently relaunched its online tricycle store with a new Pinterest-like them. Based on the pinboard-style of the ...

Pinterest Updates Android App to Show Bigger Images, Repins
By Josh Ong
Pinterest on Friday published to Google Play an update to its Android app that makes tall images bigger and now shows where pins have been repinned.
The Next Web

iPad App Turns Your Pinterest Pins Into Interactive Catalog [VIDEO]
By Joann Pan
Bazaart is a fashion iPad app that lets users create interactive boards where items are available for purchase with Pinterest pins.
Mashable » Tech

SPONSOR: Step By Step Guide for LinkedIn's New Company Pages
By Frank Reed
Everyone who works in marketing has a lot of work to do. Of course, just doing the work can be ...
Marketing Pilgrim - Internet...

3 Trends in (early) Pinterest Fundraising - Community Organizer 2.0
By Debra Askanase
I've been watching for this same trend on Pinterest, eagerly, looking for early adopters and trends in experimentation. I recognize that it's still very early for nonprofits to use Pinterest for fundraising, but I am seeing more and more trying it out.
Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits...

Redesigned LinkedIn Brand Pages Are Now Available to All ...
LinkedIn is now rolling out its recently revamped brand pages to the more than 2 million companies on the social network.

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