City fire department implements new social media policy

City fire department implements new social media policy
Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Fire Department has implemented a strict new social media policy for what firefighters can post on Twitter, Facebook and personal blogs — drawing criticism that the department is trampling on First Amendment rights. Under the policy ...

Social media: Athletes affecting voting?
ESPN (blog)
No study has been done yet on the direct impact of political endorsement by athletes on social media. Next week's election is only the second presidential election since Twitter's founding and Facebook became available to those without a college email ...

Ai Weiwei sees hope for China in social media
Washington Post (blog)
As China gears up for its once-in-a-decade Communist Party Congress on Nov. 8, its censors are busy monitoring social-media references to the leadership transition. Users of the popular Weibo site are even using code words like “sparta” to represent ...

Pew study finds much negative presidential coverage, especially in social media
Baltimore Sun (blog)
A Pew study on coverage of the presidential race reveals a generally negative press for both candidates -- and a particularly hostile social media. It also catalogs a sharp shift toward more favorable coverage for GOP candidate Mitt Romney after ...

Will social media win the US presidential election?
Channel 4 News
Alex Truby, consultant at one of the UK's top social media agencies, FreshNetworks, told Channel 4 News: "I definitely think Obama is winning the war. Obviously in terms of reach - the numbers following him - he has a distinct advantage because he has ...

Channel 4 News

Power of Social Media Helping Homeless Services After Hurricane Sandy
Huffington Post
Angela was asked to take over the feed since power was out in NYC. I also happened to know Angela. She came to hear me speak at a recent social media event and I've worked with her getting stories from the local Mission. The TEAM was starting to form.

Minnesota company scores early as Windows 8 social-media app pioneer
Pioneer Press
Most who enter the Windows App Store hear crickets. Selection is a bit sparse on this source of software for Microsoft's new Windows 8 touch-screen PCs and recently released Surface tablet. But app developers at W3i, a 12-year-old Sartell, Minn ...

LinkedIn, Social-Media Winner, Swings to Profit
Wall Street Journal (blog)
LinkedIn shares are up in late trading, after the social-media world's only shining star produced quarterly results that were far ahead of Street estimates. LinkedIn reported third-quarter earnings of $2.3 million, or 2 cents a share (22 cents, non ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Social Media and the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Business 2 Community
The recovery continues four days after Hurricane Sandy's departure. While the information is primarily specific to New Jersey, this should give you a good idea what to look for along the Social Mediachannels if you ever face a similar situation where ...

Girl Scouts Use Social Media, Mobile Tech to Break Cookie Sales Records
The ease of connecting with customers through email, texting and social media is one of the reasons the Girl Scouts are selling more cookies than ever before. Almost $800 million worth of Thin Mints, Samoas and other coveted flavors were sold during ...


Pew: Social Media Users 'Relentlessly Negative' About Politics
By Alex Fitzpatrick
Social media users are 'relentlessly negative' about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, found Pew.
Mashable » US & World

Sustainability, social media and big data | The Energy Collective
By Tom Raftery
The term Big Data is becoming the buzz word du jour in IT these days popping up everywhere, but with good reason – more and more data is being collected, curated and analysed today, than ever before.
The Energy Collective - The world's...

Hurricane Sandy Drives Social Media Revenue | Media - Minyanville
By Anthony Shields
While most media outlets are likely to suffer losses because of the storm, sites like Facebook and Twitter are poised to make gains. - All Articles

Outlaw the Phrase "Social Media" at Work | Social Media Today
By DavidMeermanScott
When I speak with executives around the world about social media and business, many think of their kids' (or grandkids') Facebook or the Twitter silliness they hear about on television.Frequently, executives come to the conclusion that social ...
Social Media Today - The world's...

Disaster Expert: Social Media Making Us Impatient For Relief « CBS ...
By Todd Feurer
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.
CBS Chicago

Students and Social Media | Inside Higher Ed
Last week's StratEDgy post focused on Social Media and Teaching. Faculty reported that one barrier preventing them from using social media was a concern ...

Forget Facebook, LinkedIn Is New Favorite
ABC News (blog)
Forget Facebook, LinkedIn Is New Favorite.  Morning Business Memo: As Facebook (FB) faces questions about its profit model, the work and social network LinkedIn (LNKD) has become an investor favorite.

Facebook tests free Wi-Fi hot spots in exchange ...
First noticed by developer Tom Waddington today, the social network's experiment has businesses providing the Internet service in exchange for a Facebook router that will direct customers to the businesses' Facebook page after they check in. Facebook ...

Facebook flaw bypasses password protections
BBC News
Facebook has moved quickly to shut down a loophole which made some accounts accessible without a password. The bug was exposed in a message posted to the Hacker News website. The message contained a search string that, when used on Google, ...

BBC News

Data Shows Twitter Posts That Resonate With Electorate
New York Times (blog)
Twitter introduced an interactive map on Thursday showing which of the candidates' Tweets drove the most engagement — measured by the number of times the Tweet was reposted or favorited — on Twitter at the national and state levels. Nationwide, Mr.

New York Times (blog)

Facebook getting more proactive on privacy awareness
zdnet-facebook-privacy-new-users. Facebook has taken a lot of hits in the past about not being totally crystal clear with users about privacy policies, whether they have to do with data sharing, automatic opt-in features, and more. Thus, the world's ...

Zuckerberg's Facebook Phone is the HTC Opera UL claims insider
The perennial Facebook phone rumor has resurfaced, with chatter that the HTC Opera UL will be the social site's first “official” smartphone as it attempts to tighten its slack in mobile. The Opera UL, as HTC has internally called it, is an OEM device ...


Twitter Dress: Nicole Scherzinger Debuts Electronic Outfit By CuteCircuit ...
Huffington Post
Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of Pussycat Dolls fame, stepped out on Thursday night wearing aTwitter Dress, an electronic-powered frock that displayed real tweets in real time. Containing 2,000 LED lights and 3,000 Swarovski crystals, the dress was ...

Facebook helped cops find suspect in fatal Belltown stabbing
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Detectives used Facebook to track Zuniga-Guzman, then showed his photo to witnesses who identified him. He was charged Thursday with second-degree murder. ... or Follow Casey on Twitter at

How Facebook's Plans Could Affect the Election David Talbot
Technology Review (blog)
Repeating an effort that in past elections has boosted real-world voter turnout, Facebook is expected to announce Monday that it plans to post get-out-the-vote messages to the tens of millions of voting-age Americans likely to log in to the site this ...

How Government Officials Are Using Twitter for Hurricane Sandy ...
He was able to report good news on his Facebook page and then post this photo on Twitter. Flooding on Chincoteague Island. — Bob McDonnell (@BobMcDonnell) 31 Oct 12. Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, used ...
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Twitter Blog: Visualizing the 2012 election
By Twitter
Throughout the 2012 election season, the biggest topics and emerging trends have played out onTwitter, offering an extensive dataset for our Analytics team to explore. Prominent issues in this year's campaign range from Pell Grants for ...
Twitter Blog

Free WiFi for Check-ins: Facebook Pilots New Service for Local ...
By Matt Brian
Facebook has begun testing a new service that allows local business owners to offer free WiFi to customers in exchange for a check-in. ... Daniel Doherty. Interesting move, but then skype are offering free wifi in ...
The Next Web

Facebook helps some local businesses provide free Wi-Fi in ...
By Brittany Darwell
For this small test, Facebook is supplying the router but businesses are providing the Internet access. When visitors check into a location on Facebook, they are redirected to the business'Facebook page and can continue to browse the web ...
Inside Facebook

Researchers Predict Twitter Trends With 95% Accuracy [STUDY]
By Eric Larson
MIT researchers have created an algorithm that they say finds trends on Twitter fasting than the site's existing formula. ... Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Facebook. 0. Mashable · Social Media · All Social Media · How-To ...
Mashable » US & World

Facebook Rolls Out Charitable Gifts in Wake of Sandy
Facebook launched a new feature of Gifts Thursday, the ability to make charitable ... Nokia's $42 Non-Smartphone Still Has Facebook, Twitter [VIDEO] 5 ...

LinkedIn stock still better than Facebook
LinkedIn (LNKD) continues to be the preeminent social media stock. The company reported earnings after the closing bell Thursday that topped forecasts, sending shares up more than 1.5% Friday. The stock pulled back as Friday wore on -- shares were up...


LinkedIn Rises as Sales Top Estimates on Subscriptions
LinkedIn has revamped its profile pages and offered more features to keep users coming back even when not job hunting or recruiting. By becoming a bigger destination site, the company has collected more data that's useful to recruiters, leading to a ...

LinkedIn, Priceline lead tech gains; Apple slips
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks edged higher in early trades on Friday morning, with LinkedIn and picking up strong gains following their third-quarter reports.LinkedIn shares were up nearly 4% while Priceline jumped more ...

Analyst Upgrades: LinkedIn,, and Verizon Communications
Schaeffers Research (blog)
Analysts are weighing in today on professional networking website LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD - 106.85), online travel company Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN - 586.10), and wireless communications giant Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ ...

LinkedIn beats expectations, raises full-year revenue view
(Reuters) - Professional social network LinkedIn Corp topped Wall Street's third-quarter profit and revenue targets, as advertising rates increased and sales from its hiring services nearly doubled. Shares of LinkedIn gained nearly 8 percent to $115.15 ...

LinkedIn's CEO Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the LinkedIn Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that ...

LinkedIn Swings to Profit
Wall Street Journal
LinkedIn Corp. swung to a profit and posted an 81% jump in revenue for the third quarter, underscoring how the professional social network's growth is continuing even as other newly public Internet companies struggle. LinkedIn was the first of a new ...

Thursday's biggest movers; LinkedIn jumps 7.9%
$LNKD: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) shares edged down less than 0.1% and then surged nearly 8% in after hours after the social media networking company said it swung to a profit of 2 cents a share in third quarter from a loss of 2 cents a share in the year ...

Link to These ETFs as LinkedIn Earnings Plays
Shares of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) , the social networking site for professionals, surged in Thursday's after-hours after the company posted a third-quarter profit of $2.3 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $1.6 million, or 2 cents a ...

US jobs, LinkedIn report in focus
By MarketWatch. Wall Street was pointing higher just four days before the U.S. presidential election, as the nation's nonfarm payrolls added 171,000 jobs in October, more than expected, and the jobless rate printed at 7.9%, up from 7.8%, in line with ...

LinkedIn Beats Expectations With Another Strong Quarter: $252 ...
By Colleen Taylor
Professional-minded social network LinkedIn once again beat Wall Street analysts' expectations this afternoon when it announced the financial results for..

LinkedIn's Banner Q3 Blows Past Street Consensus - Mike Isaac ...
By Mike Isaac
LinkedIn's numbers are in, and they're far better than Wall Street expected. Here's the first quick look at Q3 earnings: EPS of 22 cents per share on revenue of $252.0 million. That's significantly higher than the consensus, which was EPS of 11 ...

LinkedIn Now Has 187 Million Members
By Seth Fiegerman
LinkedIn now has more than 187 million members, the company announced in its earnings report Thursday.
Mashable » Business

LinkedIn's Third-Quarter Earnings - Business Insider
By Owen Thomas
LinkedIn just reported massive, killer earnings for the third quarter after markets closed today. The company seriously beat expectations with non-GAAP earnings of 22 cents per share and revenues of $252 million. GAAP earnings were 2 cents ...
Money Game

LinkedIn Adding Two Members Per Second - Business Insider
By Owen Thomas
In LinkedIn's third-quarter earnings call, CEO Jeff Weiner dropped a lot of statistics about his company's runaway growth. The most eye-popping: It's adding two new members a second. It's now up to 187 million members, which makes it one of ...
Business Insider

Google+ Gets Closer To Enterprise Social Networking With Google Drive Sharing
In a week where we talked a lot about collaboration, it is probably appropriate to wrap up with a small announcement from Google Drive that should make Box or Dropbox pause for thought. The announcement appeared on the Google Enterprise blog during...


The Best Part About Google+ Hangouts Is That The Technology Itself Completely ...
Telepresence Options
Today, the team announced some new features, nothing "major," but some really nice things that make the Hangout experience even more enjoyable and easier to use. When you're in a Hangout, you can now display or hide a new sidebar, which shows you ...

How To Use The New Google+ Hangouts
Social News Daily
Google+ continues to buzz along nicely and today the social platform rolled out a new interface for Hangouts. Hangouts is one of the biggest features for the social network and allows users to start or even broadcast live, a group video chat with up to ...

LinkedIn Q3 2012 Earnings
Presentation given by CEO, Jeff Weiner, and CFO, Steve Sordello, at LinkedIn Q3 2012 Earnings Call.

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